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Teppic

@Teppic@kbin.social

Excel modeller, juggler, geek, engineer, DIY nut. Woke=thoughtful, considerate and empathetic. All views are my own.

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Mobile friendly version:
https://m.xkcd.com/2913/

Edit: I noticed OP put the alt text in the comment after I posted this

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How long until US bans code from developers with ties to CN/RU?

That won't happen because it would effectively mean banning all FOS which isn't remotely practical.

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In time it may become a trade-off between new (with associated features and speed) Vs tried and tested/secure.
To us now this sounds perverse, but remember that NASA generally use very old hardware because they can be more certain the various bugs & features have been found and documented. In NASA's case this is for reliability. I'll concede 'brute force' does add another dimension when applying this logic to security.

This may also become an AI arms race. Finding exploits is likely something AI could become very good at - but a better AI seeking to obfuscate?

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I really wish Excel would work on wine. It's the only reason I do occasionally fire up windows on my duel boot. (And no the open source / browser based spreadsheet options don't always suffice, brilliant as they are).

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It's relatively quick and easy to fix if you have a live boot Linux usb stick ...and probably a second machine so you can Google what to do. It's just also rather worrying at the time.

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But the variable 'day' has been explicitly set to a string. It's a string of length six characters, and those happen to be M-o-n-d-a-y.
The (or any) string has many properties, but it remains only a string. And strings don't have 24 hours.
From the code it is irrelevant that the variable which contains the string is called 'day'.

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My main issue is I'm not shutting down my Pi-Hole, home assistant, NAS etc etc just to plug in something like this in, and then 24h or so later shut them all down again to retrieve it again. That said I basically have a collection of Pis (passively cooled and this silent) and a Synology disk station so the power use is pretty low.

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...whoosh.
In no logical sense does the sun orbit our moon. The earth does however indeed orbit the moon (or technically they both orbit a common centre between the earth and the moon).

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Mobile friendly version: https://m.xkcd.com/2898/

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You seem to be saying that the earth-moon barycente can be logically referred to as just 'the moon' ?

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You've got me there, but by logical extension you are now saying the celestial body the ISS orbits is ...the moon?

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Some people use apps which hide posts they have interacted with. A downvote counts as interaction so people in turn then liberally downvote nearly everything. Yes it's unhelpful and dumb. Solution, use kbin and at least you can see who downvoted you! (Except I don't think downvotes are federated).

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They seem to have resolved their supply chain issues for now. I could buy a Pi 5 and have it dispatched tomorrow, and I did buy a Pi 4b recently, no issues with delays or lead times.

How can Canada have “no clear position” on genocide, in light of World Court ruling? - People's Voice (pvonline.ca)

ICJ decision holds that Israel’s siege on Gaza is “plausible” genocide By Dave McKee The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled today that Israel’s siege on Gaza is a “plausible” genocide and has ordered a series of emergency, provisional measures that Israel must take. Shamefully, the Canadian government’s...

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From your link:

at the present stage of the proceedings, of the existence of a genocidal intent”.
It added that “all the facts and circumstances mentioned are sufficient to conclude that the rights claimed by The Gambia and for which it is seeking protection . . . are plausible”

Copied verbatim.

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No Mint pretty much just works.
Great thing about Mint (or most Linux distros) is that you can try it by booting from a usb stick - see if you like it that way.

RTR#47 Silent tests are being conducted on the instance

Quiet tests of the latest changes and patching of outstanding errors are ongoing on the instance. The remaining changes will be implemented by the end of the week. I have also completed all outstanding formalities related to the project and everyday matters. Starting from next week, work will pick up pace. Until then, I would...

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I feel it would be seasonal to schedule at least some time off over the next week or so too!
Good to hear you've at least got the boring admin 'formallities' sorted for a while!

OC Prototype for new Kbin app: Interstellar

I've been working for the past week on a new kbin app. At the moment, it's just a prototype and only the "Feed" view has content (you can't sign into an account or post anything yet); you can see threads, thread images, thread comments, thread links, and thread votes/boosts. You can also change the "Theme Mode" and "Instance...

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Ernest will no doubt correct me if I'm wrong, but I think he's also said he'd prefer to leave aps to those for whome it is a core strength.
I think he knows it's something the community would like, so I think the post you link above was in reaction to Artimis unfortunately going offline and the App (for now) dieing with it (since nobody seems able to contact the developer). I suspect it's something Ernest will progress 'in his free time' if no other apps which live up to his ambitions are developed first!

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This is great news! Thanks, and also great that you are making it source from the off!

RTR#35 User profile enhancements: sorting options, new date range filter, reputation points fix

Today, I made some updates to the user profile. I've introduced the capability to sort and filter content. Additionally, I've implemented a new feature allowing content filtering based on a specified date range, which is now operational across all views. While there isn't a dedicated button in the interface yet....

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I think it is down to not qualifying as hot. If you sort by new after posting you'll likely be able to see them.

RTR#29 Another boring update: Categories and bug fixes

Today, I wanted to introduce you to Categories - a new feature that is essentially a multi-mags view. A new tab will appear in the user panel where you can create categories (public or private) and then add magazines to them (local or remote). In the magazine listing, there will be another tab that will list public categories...

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I think it complements federation too. Suddenly you can have a collection of magazines sharing a name/topic from different instances all listed together in one place. That's really quite cool!

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how it should work on kbin.social [?]

In my view ideally upvotes and downvotes federate both ways, but I can also see why some admins might choose not to federate in downvotes.

I guess the real question comes down to what you do with the information.
I think currently the sort order is very heavily skewed towards boosts (which I actually quite like), but I do also sometimes wonder how it would look if the sort order was aligned with the reputation system (i.e. boost= two upvotes).
Having both sort options available might be nice, (noting that we'll not federate in any boosts from Lemmy).

If we did federate in downvotes the current sort order (which seems based on boosts less downvotes?) probably wouldn't make sense?

...I'm also be keen to see others thoughts on this!

Edit: formatting

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A key difference here is we can see who downvoted which I think makes people more cautious to downvote. I guess Lemmy users aren't used to that however (but it might change their behaviour when they realise we can see!)

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Or just type it in using the Google stock keyboard on Android... 😜
Edit: and kbin does very much support emoji.

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Like this?
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kbin does that just fine.

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