taladar

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taladar,

I am reading this right now and so far (about chapter 3) it is exceptionally well written, very clear considering how complex the topic is.

taladar,

most traditional VMs do not like to have their power killed (especially non-journaling file systems).

Why are you using a non-journaling file system in 2024 when those were common 10+ years ago?

taladar,

Databases shouldn’t even need a journaling filesystem, they usually pay attention to when to use fsync and fdatasync.

In fact journaling filesystems basically use the same mechanisms as databases only for filesystem metadata.

taladar,

I would still consider that generation of filesystem to be effort to use while regular journaling filesystems have been so ubiquitous that you need to invest effort to avoid using one.

taladar,

The problem is that “the easy way” will only ever get you 1% of the functionality of your computer because computers are inherently complex machines and you can only make a tiny part of what they can do easy enough to make it accessible to people who are too lazy to learn anything past one or two clicks in a short menu list.

taladar,

I think the main problem with VR is that it is a solution looking for a problem. Immersion can be experienced without literally looking through the eyes of the character and literally waving your arms around and literally walking. Honestly, VR reminds me a bit of the early UIs that tried to emulate real world desks and paper based tooling when we have much more freedom to interact with our data on a computing device.

Not to mention all the problems VR poses to traditional story-telling methods when you can not rely on the user looking at the thing you want them to focus on at that moment, it basically ruins all the best ways to surprise, tantalize or otherwise emotionally impress the user/player.

giotras, to science Italian
taladar,

There can’t be more than a couple of thousand tons of satellites up there considering how expensive it is to launch stuff into orbit.

taladar,

Well, there is a reason and that reason is lack of security support but that is not inherent to the old hardware.

Structuring Projects: when to include a dependency as a library instead of just calling a command line interface.

Hello fellow rustaceans! Recently, there was a thread about how we can grow this community (how can I link to posts across servers?), where I already talked briefly about this topic, saying that I did not know if it is worthy of a full post here, as most things seem to be pretty professional looking links to talks and blogs....

taladar,

You might not care about portability to other platforms but parsing command line output can also easily break if someone uses the same OS but set to a different language or to different localization settings (e.g. decimal comma instead of point).

Cronjobs: When First Connected to Internet

Hi folks, Does anyone know how to instruct cron to carry out a command when a connection to the internet is first made after boot? I have a few jobs that only need to be done once per day and require an internet connection e.g downloading the weather forecast and my rss feeds. I’m not always connected to the internet on boot...

taladar,

network-online.target is not technically about being connected to the internet but just having a network connection.

taladar,

Instead of having it sleep 10 minutes just make it a cronjob that runs every 10 minutes and has a lockfile, much more robust that way.

taladar,

If it should be done only twice a day sleeping for 12h would be even more error prone and you would be even less likely to have it actually run at that time.

Also, if it should be done only twice a day you don’t really want it to run twice a day only since you can not guarrantee that you have internet exactly at the time when your timer expires, you would want to check some “last_updated” timestamp and check if it was more than 12h ago.

taladar,

the moral and Christian fortitude he aims to represent

I mean to be fair he is a good representative for the disgusting “values” that kind of religion instils in people.

taladar,

If that worked Lex Luthor would have killed Superman long ago.

taladar,

That is really the tragedy about the whole thing. A small warmongering minority on both sides pulls in people who really just want to live in peace and safety and have enough to eat, a roof over their head,… who are likely the vast majority on both sides.

taladar,

It is about religion in the sense that religion makes it much easier for a small number of malicious people to control a large number of people and make them do things against their own interest.

taladar,

The headline is a bit contradictory. Either it is completely out of service or functioning but not both. Presumably they mean it was the largest functioning one before it was turned into the current state.

taladar,

What gave you the impression security theatre was meant to be safer?

taladar,

It becomes increasingly clear that internal combustion engines are simply not capable of having the kind of low emissions that a continued use of them would require, no matter what corporate propaganda would like to spread about them.

Installing nvidia driver installs a new kernel [SOLVED, LOOK IN THE COMMENTS]

When installing the proprietary nvidia driver recommended by the the official debian page for Debian Bookwork, apt seems to want to install a new kernel. I actually did this before (since this is my second time installing debian on here) and this new kernel messes with the display server somehow, disabeling all monitors but one,...

taladar,

All the symptoms you are describing sound like graphics driver issues, not kernel issues.

taladar,

Why do you hate people who need to read text?

taladar,

I think what might stop it is the end of the free cloud AIs when the ones running those realize they are losing money that way. AI uses up a ridiculous amount of computing resources for what it does so unless we manage to optimize it better soon it might go away again in many areas where it is not really needed and/or be replaced with more traditional approaches to solve the same problems.

taladar,

Counterpoint, most of these social norms, particularly related to academic institutions, are really not about knowledge or skill at all but just to build up a tolerance for the bullshit that office politics, following the letter of instructions without thinking ourselves to stroke a customer/manager’s ego and similar things completely unrelated to the actual productivity of companies put us through later in life.

taladar,

I never said that there won’t be any vaccine against individual cancers, just not one vaccine against the whole category. Anyone having an actual vaccine for one of those ready to be released soon would specify details while the general term “cancer vaccine” makes a much better propaganda term because the kind of people who fall for blatant propaganda need it to be simplistic.

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