madeindex, to opensource avatar

Why doesn't #Tor use an #opensource #searchengine such as #searx by default?

Does a pretty good job & has 80+ instances available at: 😀

That should ensure a better uptime & reliability than #duckduckgo & of course - way better everything - than #bing 👍

More about it at:


#torbrowser #metasearchengine #search #torproject #software #ddg #program #metasearch #privacy #searxng #free

opensuse, to openSUSE avatar

We've making some minor adjustments with #speakers for our #openSUSE Conference schedule. Check out the talks we have on the #program this year. It's a #conference you won't want to miss.

homlett, to machinelearning

’: The AI directing ’s bombing spree in
“The result, as the sources testified, is that thousands of — most of them women and children or who were not involved in the fighting — were wiped out by Israeli airstrikes, especially during the first weeks of the war, because of the ’s decisions.”

metin, to programming avatar

The more modest a developer is, the smaller the application version increments. Some indie coders add brilliant new functionality, and change the version from 0.9 to 0.9.1, while corporations often add a few minor improvements once a year, and jump from 1.0 to 2.0.

boegel, to hpc

Miquel Pericàs (Chalmers University of Technology) did a great job during his keynote presentation at the 9th EasyBuild User Meeting in Sweden.

RISC-V is coming, and the European community is working hard to prepare for it via projects like EUPILOT & co.

opengeohub, to AdobePhotoshop

Registrations for the OEMC Global Workshop 2024 are now open! The Early Bird registrations to attend the co-development sessions and workshop are open until May 15th. You can register directly via:
Student Fee for MSc / PhD level students is heavily subsidized (200 EUR), so do not miss out to register on time.
The first draft of the program is available at:
Regular registrations will close one month before the event date, on the 1st of September.

Penguincoder, (edited ) to reddit in Reddit IPO in March

I don’t understand how this part is actually legal. My Reddit user received a PM from official reddit account with the following:

spoilerHello, TL;DR: – you’re invited to a special program that lets redditors purchase stock at the same price as institutional investors when we IPO. Details about eligibility and next steps follow. This (long, dense) message has all the info we can provide due to legal restrictions.As you may have heard, Reddit has taken steps toward becoming a publicly traded company with the initial public filing of our registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on February 22, 2024. Yes, it’s happening. And because you have helped make Reddit what it is today, you now have the opportunity to become Reddit owners at the same price as institutional investors. We’re offering a Directed Share Program (“DSP”) that invites eligible users and moderators who have contributed to Reddit to participate in our initial public offering (“IPO”). (Including you!)## Requirements While being selected to pre-register is the first step, there are certain legal and regulatory requirements to participate in the DSP that are outside of Reddit’s control. Bear with us here… To be eligible for the DSP, you must: * Be a current U.S. resident; * You will be asked to provide the DSP Administrator a valid social security or permanent resident number, along with other personal information. Reddit will not have access to this data. Please note that U.S. residents using a VPN may face application limitations if the VPN locates them in certain non-U.S. jurisdictions. * Be at least 18 years old; * Provide your full legal name and an email address; * Not be a current or former Reddit employee (FTE). When the DSP launches (a few weeks after pre-registration ends), individuals who have been confirmed for the program will be contacted by our external DSP Administrator. You will then be asked to provide additional information securely to the DSP Administrator to confirm your eligibility. ## to pre-register The number of people who can participate in the DSP is limited; we will offer this opportunity to as many redditors as we are able to accommodate. If capacity is reached before the deadline, you will be added to the waitlist. Based on demand, we may also limit the number of shares available. If you are interested in being part of Reddit’s DSP, please go to on desktop to complete the pre-registration form. If you are one of the confirmed participants, we will follow up with an email with more details in the coming weeks. You can also refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Due to regulatory restrictions (yeah… we know…), we are not able to respond to further inquiries or questions. Pre-registering does not guarantee that you will be invited or able to participate in the DSP; it also does not obligate you to purchase shares. As with any investment opportunity, you should make an individual decision based on your own personal circumstances and risk tolerance. Therefore, we urge you to review the preliminary prospectus, when available, before deciding whether to invest in Reddit. The deadline for pre-registering for the DSP is March 5, 2024. If capacity is reached before the deadline, you will be added to the waitlist.## happens next? While there won’t be a confirmation email immediately after you pre-register, everyone who pre-registers will receive an email in the coming weeks from “” telling them whether they can proceed with the next steps for the DSP.
This is an automated message (beep, boop, beep) and does not receive replies. Please refer to the FAQ for more information. Per our lawyercats, we are not able to respond to further inquiries or questions. Prospectus and Important Disclosures
The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus. When available, a copy of the preliminary prospectus related to the offering may be obtained from: Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, New York, New York 10014, or email:; Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, 200 West Street, New York, New York 10282, telephone: 1-866-471-2526, facsimile: 212-902-9316, or email:; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Attention:c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, telephone: 1-866-803-9204, or email:; and BofA Securities, Inc., NC1-022-02-25, 201 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, North Carolina 28255-0001, Attention: Prospectus Department, telephone: 1-800-294-1322, or email:**A registration statement relating to these securities has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission but has not yet become effective. These securities may not be sold nor may offers to buy be accepted prior to the time the registration statement becomes effective. This notification shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction.*No offer to buy the securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received until the registration statement has become effective, and any such offer may be withdrawn or revoked, without obligation or commitment of any kind, at any time prior to the notice of its acceptance given after the effective date. An indication of interest in response to this notification will involve no obligation or commitment of any kind.

I laugh about the language used in that, but also little bit infuriated. How is this, a special program that lets redditors purchase stock considered a good thing for me the end user, in any universe?

Congrats on all you’ve done to help us get to here You ‘reward’ is, you get to spend more @$%@!# MONEY, on us here at Reddit to help Spezzie retire early.

What the, tone deaf, and I can’t stress this enough FUCK.

PMscenarios, to Software

Does anyone know of a (free or cheap) software that can convert handwritten text from pictures to computer written?

I have a few notebooks I wrote in erasable ink I'd like to convert before the ink fades away completely, and I'd like an easier way than meticously rewriting it on the pc

jezebelley, to programming

I'm hungry to learn . I haven't touched code since Visual Basic and HTML4 in the 90s. Any suggestions on where to start? What's a good language to begin with? Text/web recommendations?

mkarliner, avatar


What do you want to make?

If it's web tech, Javascript, which isn't as bad as people make out.

If it's ML and data science, Python.

System programming, probably Rust, although C++ is more popular, it's really a mess and Rust is coming up fast.

Go is also very popular now.

Hope that helps

lopantano, to AdobePhotoshop

Blow my mind discovering deframe: two columns table to named vector #R

ramin_hal9001, to python avatar

Yet another rant about Python and JavaScript:

I hate it when someone tells me, "well Python and JavaScript can be programmed in functional programming style, so they are just as good as any other functional programming language," and "something something objects are the same thing as closures."

Then my program crashes and I spend 20 minutes debugging only to find that for the 100th time I wrote a method like this:

def getThing(self): self.thing

instead of like this:

def getThing(self): return self.thing

...where basically the problem is most of my program is written in functional programming style, except you STILL have to write the fucking "return" statement as the last line of the function.

If your language has "return" as a built-in control flow, it is hopelessly imperative not functional, and there is not a single monad framework or higher-order-function library anywhere that will make your language functional.

Stop telling me imperative languages like Python and JavaScript are just as good as functional languages, they are objectively worse than functional languages.


@ramin_hal9001 @Pitosalas

That's a rather take, and completely at odds with my experience.

I primarily in Python these days - but it's my fourth or fifth , not my first. It's well suited to many things - not all - and is easy to use, so I guess you could call it my "favourite".

I've worked with of every stripe, age, background, education... and I don't think any of them was stuck on whatever their first language was. In fact, I'm sure of it.

cazabon, to AdobePhotoshop

As a of various open-source/Free Software projects, I feel entitled to about this kind of .

A I've used for many years, after upgrading to Debian Bookworm, now emits this every time it is invoked from my backup :

> WARNING: this command line interface is deprecated and will disappear, start
> using the new one as described with '--new --help'.

Yes, by all means, completely backward-incompatibly change the . Don't add a new, different one.

foss4geurope, to AdobePhotoshop avatar

Quick shout-out from the , hard at work to get you the best workshop and presentations experience in next year. Call for submissions opens soon. Stay tuned @osgeo with @tkardi @codrina @allixender @bguri

baethyn, to programming

Let me start this by saying that I know there are people and creators out there this absolutely does not apply to, I just need to vent. I understand that different #programming languages are going to have different ways they set up the #GUI but surely if the #program is already complete and the various elements like buttons, check boxes, drop downs and so forth are there it doesn't take but a few minutes to go back into where they get created on a static display and to put #labels on them so that a #screenreader can detect them properly. I really hate pulling the #blind card, but DriveThruRPG has repeatedly been told they have accessibility issues and yet they just don't seem to care. They just continue to either give the excuse of we're working on a redesign of the website (been happeneing for years now apparently and they can't spare anyone to look at anything else), or they simply just don't care. That latter being mostly involved with the watermark they put on their pdf's. It completely destroys the accessibility that the publisher works so hard on and yet they are unwilling to even consider examining it, nor do they seem inclined to inform the publisher's that it is a known issue and that it messing up #accessibility. I know a couple of publishers that I have spoken to directly that admitted they didn't know this fact and they went through a whole testing and debugging process to make their pdf fully accessible with testers. I get that something are going to require #DRM, personally I think that is an entirely different stupid rabbit hole, but if it is required and I'm going to pay money for it, then you should at least take my concerns seriously and find some sort of accomodation. Dealing with a #PDF is already kind of a pain unless they are created just right, adding in the classic layout of 2 columns that most #TTRPG like to use makes that even worse, but then #DriveThruRPG goes and adds this watermark that destroys the whole thing, on top of that a lot of publishers haven't really even bothered to make the #PDF properly accessible to begin with so you have things like bad reading order, tables that are actually images that according to the screen reader perspective are only partly in a table format, then some mishmash of text with hardly any spaces and no line breaks, and worst of all the PDF that you open and find that While there are line breaks and even paragraphs breask there don't seem to be any spaces and the creators of the document thought it would be a grand idea to use multiple different font styles of multiple different sizes in some weird ass layout that inserts things like graphics, tables, notes, and various other elements right in the middle of the text where it only makes sense to a sighted person reading the page. Okay, rant over. I just wish someone would do something, but I guess I'm just too small a demographic for the bigwigs of #TTRPG to listen to.

raptor, to jpmusic

Today I woke up with this playing in my head 🦀

in #c

cazabon, to tech

I'm going to have a bit of a (less charitable people might say ) here. If you just want jokes and cute bunny pictures, feel free to skip this one.

Object of my this week? . I'm not even going to rant about their main control boards; most of that's been said better than I could say it, by others with more knowledge than I.

I'm ranting about .

Ages ago, furnaces had one in them, to spin the that moves air through your house.



Not by you or me, of course. Programmable by the furnace #manufacturer. They're actually made by a division of #GE, which brags in their sales literature aimed at industry that the customers only have to buy one #model of motor for a given power, and then they can #program it for all different kinds of applications. No need to stock thirty different 1/2 HP motors for different furnace types!

But the furnace companies take this #opportunity to basically #DRM the motor/furnace combo.


ChrisChaffin, to Youtube avatar

Accessible Youtube Downloader Pro, a free program for windows that lets you search youtube and watch videos, add videos to a favorite list, download the video or audio of a video, there is no ads when watching videos, plus much more! And the program is fully accessible and best of all, free! Robin Christopherson did a demo on the Double Tap podcast. Here is the link to the page where you can download it. @Robin @doubletap

msquebanh, to 13thFloor avatar

A new set to begin this Saturday talks about the of & 👍

The is called Bridge to Publishing: the of 🙌

The will be held at Centre, near . It will give the opportunity to their and use them in publishing and storytelling.

mwfc, to AdobePhotoshop avatar

And I am in Bologna in October \o/

"Workshop for Open Citations and Open Scholarly Metadata 2023 (Bologna, October 26-27)"
So if you want to join, the registration deadline got extended.

And they are in the fediverse (I saw it here and hence applied) ;)

opengeohub, to AdobePhotoshop

From the 4 to the 6th of October, more than 50 European and global scientific experts in the fields of , , , and , with experience in organizations such as World Resources Institute, European Space Agency - ESA, or Copernicus ECMWF, will share their work in several oral talks, workshops, and poster sessions👩‍💻👩🏼‍💻. To register for this workshop at EURAC, Bolzano, please visit:

techhelpkb, to Windows11 avatar

’s “22H2” added the option to manually set individual applications into Mode. This setting allows you to lower the process priority of a so that it runs more often in the and thus more efficiently.

amadeus, (edited ) to AdobePhotoshop avatar
itnewsbot, to Arduino

A Usable Arduino Debugging Tool - For as popular as the Arduino platform is, it’s not without its problems. Among th... -

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