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SnoopJ

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Hi, I'm James. Eternal dilettante and purveyor of nonsense, much of it about #Python or #physics. I boost more than I post. TANSTAAFL

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onelson, to movies
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Totally Killer (2023)

I'm planning to cancel my Prime membership in some weeks, so I'll probably aim to "cash out" whatever I can.

Someone mentioned this one is fun, but I don't know.

SnoopJ,
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@onelson it certainly has a poster

SnoopJ, to vscode
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Yeesh, is dropping support for remote connections to systems with glibc < 2.28

https://github.com/microsoft/vscode/issues/203375#issuecomment-1927893504

Guess they felt like they weren't getting enough angry bug reports

(Edit: I misread 2.28 as 2.38 and was very confused :blobfoxfacepalm:)

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"migrate to newer Linux distributions" says software that is dropping support for the latest stable version of one of the most popular distributions

(Edit: I am wrong, the latest Ubuntu is supported)

SnoopJ,
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@anji I think the fact that Windows has stronger isolation (or weaker sharing, if you prefer to think of it that way) between processes helps it with that workflow.

I don't disagree that the unwieldy nature of glibc is an elephant in the room, but man, between VSCode and Node.js, something went really wrong here.

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@Doomed_Daniel @anji yea, I'd love to be able to do the latter, it feels like a pretty big missing stair

SnoopJ, to random
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A faster pip-tools does seem intriguing, so I gave uv pip compile (formerly puffin) a try. Here's what I learned:

  • setup.cfg is unsupported, you must declare dependencies in pyproject.toml

  • --find-links doesn't work w/ encoded package URLs (edit: fixed)

  • Installing reqs from git doesn't seem to work (failure to clone; no .gitconfig support maybe?)

  • Extras and environment markers are absent from output (i.e. pkg[extra]==1.0 ; … turns into pkg==1.0)

Not production-ready for me

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Oof, it seems I have found the strongest show-stopper for using in the project I think would most benefit from it:

In-metadata dependencies on pkg @ git+ssh://… are not supported by uv pip install unless you're using --editable. You can also specify the requirement "directly" (instead of "transitively" in the metadata) in your invocation.

https://github.com/astral-sh/uv/issues/1853#issuecomment-1958668373

This is a pretty strong break with pip and happens to be an edge case that I'm absolutely locked into.

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@webology it seems there is maybe a little bit of wiggle room there based on the first reply, but "check" is a pretty good way to put it I think.

18+ SnoopJ, to random
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is a fediverse community event where a bunch of folks watch a monster movie of some description in sync with each other and post about it. All are welcome! Look to the tag if you want to see annoucements about upcoming movies, and check for community bingo cards.

I will pin this post to my profile when I am participating in the event. If you do not want to see these posts, mute the tag and/or me!

SnoopJ,
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Those are some very fine blinkenlights!

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EEEEEEEEEE

"What is it?"

I think it's tinnitus.

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Oh my goodness these are VERY good VFX. The landing column extension and shimmering force field are wonderful.

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"Where am I?"

Sir, you are in the popcorn translator room. There will be no barbeque here.

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SnoopJ,
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Grand Theft Alien

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This window… thing? in the UFO is giving me strong Iconian Gateway vibes from TNG "Contagion"

SnoopJ,
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Hell yea, the power of electricity strikes again!

SnoopJ,
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"The magnetic attraction is enough to counter the force of gravity from below"

Fun fact: this is literally impossible and there's an entire theorem that says so! (Earnshaw's Theorem)

(of course, never let pesky real physics get in the way of good plot phlebotinum)

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Wow, alarmingly good "destroyed plane" footage

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Can you believe that there are TWENTY MINUTES left in this movie? It feels like it has time for a final act and everything.

SnoopJ,
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I did not expect a mention of Aberdeen Proving Grounds in this movie, but it scans!

As it turns out, I'm quite close to APG at the moment, visiting family in the place where I grew up.

Fun fact: Edwin Hubble worked at APG during WW2, on ballistics.

SnoopJ,
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ATTENTION ALL PLANETS OF THE SOLAR FEDERATION

ATTENTION ALL PLANETS OF THE SOLAR FEDERATION

WE HAVE ASSUMED CONTROL
WE HAVE ASSUMED CONTROL
WE HAVE ASSUMED CONTROL

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I get that they wanted to bring the energy down a bit after that last action sequence, but…

This is dull, bring back the saucers!

SnoopJ,
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I enjoy the use of all this stock footage, but I'm also wondering how the deus ex machina is supposed to come back into it. The missiles seemed to be… pretty effective?

SnoopJ,
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Oh no, the obelisk!

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A ripping good time with this week's .

Hell of a night for bingo, as expected!

SnoopJ,
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Follow for event announcements if you want in, or mute the tag if you want out.

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