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[-] floofloof@lemmy.ca 7 points 22 hours ago* (last edited 22 hours ago)

There are many replacements for disk drives available where you can just use memory cards instead, and the old system won't notice the difference. It's odd that they used 5.25" floppies in 1998 in the first place, and odd that they don't take this simple step to make the system more reliable and maintainable.

[-] floofloof@lemmy.ca 5 points 22 hours ago* (last edited 22 hours ago)

That video series on restoring the Apollo computer is excellent - very smart people solving obscure challenges and taking the time to explain each step as they go. One of the best things on YouTube, and fascinating if you're the right kind of nerd.

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[-] floofloof@lemmy.ca 21 points 1 day ago

It is indeed surprising how a Microsoft-owned site has become the default home for open-source projects. Have people thought this through?

[-] floofloof@lemmy.ca 11 points 1 day ago* (last edited 1 day ago)

I have swapped Linux SSDs with Mint and OpenSUSE Tumbleweed between an AMD desktop PC, an Intel desktop and an Intel laptop and never had any problems. They just boot up and work. Even the NVIDIA card in one of the desktops didn't cause any real problems.

If you tried this with Windows, the OS would break, even if it booted at all, and the software licenses would all become invalid even if you could fix it up technically. You'd spend days fixing driver problems and teaching it to find its own partitions. Linux is amazingly portable.

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.sdf.org/post/15139215

That's not good.

This week the House is set to vote on legislation to renew Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA 702”), along with a set of amendments. One of these amendments — put forward by House Intelligence Committee leads Mike Turner and Jim Himes — would expand warrantless FISA surveillance dramatically: While falsely billing itself as a minor definitional tweak, in reality the amendment would be the largest expansion of FISA since Section 702 was created in 2008. It could be used to enlist an array of sensitive facilities — such as offices for nonprofits, political campaigns, and news organizations — to serve as hubs for warrantless surveillance.

If you’re in the US, now’s a great time to contact Congress. You can either call the Congressional switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or use the House directory to look up your legislators’ contact info.

“Stop the FBI from expanding warrantless surveillance of innocent Americans. OPPOSE the FISA amendment from Reps. Turner and Himes, which would be the largest expansion of FISA since Section 702 was created in 2008. And please oppose any attempt to reauthorize FISA Section 702 that doesn’t include warrant requirements, both for Section 702 data and for our sensitive, personal information sold to the government by data brokers.”

[-] floofloof@lemmy.ca 24 points 2 days ago

How hard have they looked for it?

[-] floofloof@lemmy.ca 2 points 3 days ago* (last edited 3 days ago)

That does sound pretty good, and all without an IDE that hangs several times a day too. I haven't really taken advantage of vim's power.

[-] floofloof@lemmy.ca 21 points 3 days ago

If we can see the dog's face through those glasses, they're probably not safe viewing glasses. Safe ones would be entirely opaque (or mirrored) when seen from the front.

[-] floofloof@lemmy.ca 7 points 3 days ago* (last edited 3 days ago)

Being able to do things like "Delete everything inside these parentheses". di( or "wrap this line and the two lines below in a pair of {}" ys2j{ , or "swap this parameter with the next one" cxia]a. with a single shortcut is game changing.

Those are handy, but most IDEs make at least the second two easy to do without reaching for the mouse (not sure about the first one), and for most people the other conveniences offered by IDEs are pretty attractive. I do use vim when I'm working in the terminal though, because it's solid and handles large files better than anything else I know.

[-] floofloof@lemmy.ca 9 points 4 days ago* (last edited 4 days ago)

It was a huge fluke of luck that the XZ backdoor didn’t go in any actual Linux distribution releases.

It did get into a few, just not the ones corporations are likely to be using.

[-] floofloof@lemmy.ca 4 points 4 days ago* (last edited 4 days ago)

Windows 11 is pretty unreliable on my 3 machines. I don't see many blue screens but the Start menu, Explorer, Task Manager, search and other basic bits frequently become unresponsive. I haven't changed or removed anything. My Linux machines don't do this. I think Windows 11 just isn't that stable.

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I discovered that it doesn't work if the baby's other parent is an avid Facebook user.

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