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@djsundog Have you tried running it under VNC? Ever since about 1998 or so, I found VNC to be much faster and easier to use than X11 over a network, including LANs.

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ICE News, For Intl Students in USA 

Pls be sure to read this if it affects you or someone you know

"The U.S. Department of State will not issue visas to students enrolled in schools and/or programs that are fully online for the fall semester nor will U.S. Customs and Border Protection permit these students to enter the United States. Active students currently in the United States enrolled in such programs must depart the country or take other measures..."

ice.gov/news/releases/sevp-mod

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Random link from the archives: "Man Who Built The Retweet: “We Handed A Loaded Weapon To 4-Year-Olds”" web.archive.org/web/2019072509 originally posted Thu Jul 25 09:21:58 EDT 2019

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So what's going on with Signal's new architecture that retains all user data? It seems like a total reversal of their previous stance and one that dramatically changes their threat model. Their new security properties rely entirely on SGX, which is barely secure against motivated home users, much less nation state adversaries.

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OMG the whole witchcraft trope of "Drawing Down the Moon" is just tidal power
Witches are renewables

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uspol +, polyamory 

The city council of Somerville, MA just voted unanimously to remove the limit of two people in a domestic partnership, effectively providing legal recognition to polyamorous relationships.

metrowestdailynews.com/news/20

via @Stronae

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@alexandria @sir @j1mc Nonsense. Creating things that Might Not Work is how we learn! And programming is primarily theory building — which is to say, learning. You need to do a whole lot of learning about a system and its failure modes in order to write code that Will Definitely Work. (Which of course is usually a better idea to run in production.)

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Just want to give a shout-out to Audacity, which as far as I'm concerned is the open source creative tool that actually achieves the promise of open source creative tools. It gets significantly better every release and releases every few months, and the UI gets better and better (the key thing most open source tools don't achieve). If you tried Audacity a few years ago or more and decided it was unstable or clunky to use, download the latest version. You might be pleasantly surprised.

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@kragen @benjancewicz Heck it, I'm growing Oca and I did not know they were Rosids! :)
We grew Potatoes and we're growing Oca.. Potatoes got hit by late blight, we've rescued some of the crop but lost lots too. Oca are apparently fine, looking forward to seeing our yield... in December! Slow growers..

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@alcinnz @SuricrasiaOnline everything physical is disposable; the oak does not weep for his leaves, nor the cypress for her needles

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@alcinnz @ignaloidas adding ε-transitions to an ε-free DPDA, thus allowing it to loop without consuming the input, does not make it Turing-complete. Basically the whole program of trying to reduce Turing-completeness to a set of informally-stated properties like this is doomed. It's like trying to tell if a number is prime by what digits it contains. (It's not prime if it ends in 6, or if its digits add up to a multiple of 3, or... but no finite set of such rules suffices.)

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"Both Conservancy and the Git project are aware that the initial branch name, ‘master’, is offensive to some people and we empathize with those hurt by the use of that term." https://sfconservancy.org/news/2020/jun/23/gitbranchname/

It's a sobering thought that, when Alan Turing was my age, he'd been dead for two years.

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