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Boosting me is illegal in the US under 18 U.S. Code § 2385

apparently Zootoca vivipara can just freeze and then thaw out two months later if it's cold enough

This is a lot more rad than hibernation

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Every time I read anything about branch prediction and speculative execution I'm further convinced that modern CPUs are utterly black magic and we should never have convinced sand to whisper back.

code licenses in mods are in a funky place, tbh

we have people using the GPL, which can't apply due to the virality requirements - you can't fulfill the GPL if you link with something "non-free" - you'd need to go for LGPL in that case

then you have the "I'm putting the code on Github but you're not allowed to do anything with it because I've deliberately not put a license on it" crowd, which, well, why are you putting it up there then

then there's the classic wild west, which, well, fine, it works

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🏆 Announcing the "winners" (...participants?) of the #CheapPCChallenge2022 !

To all who weren't able to make it last year, stay tuned! This year's challenge is coming up!

Come have a look at these awesome budget builds, each under $100 (or so)!

youtube.com/watch?v=OaVnfILfjz

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Customer: BRITISH EXPRESSION, SHORT FOR: WHAT DO YOU MEAN MY FRIEND? WILL BE GOING ON AN ELECTRIC CAR - HENCE THE WATT PUN. WATT IS THE SI UNIT FOR POWER.
DMV: YOU WAIT A MINUTE

Verdict: ACCEPTED

sudden urge to write a blog post on how big corporations aren't that stupid all the time and to teach people the difference between selling something to an individual vs a company, and how the former is on a "we take easy wins" basis, and how the latter is on a "fighting tooth and nail" basis

yes microsoft is aware you can get a free windows license by running a modified exe to pretend you've updated from 7, despite the fact that offer ended half a decade ago. no, they do not care that you are doing it.

yes adobe is aware how easy it is to pirate photoshop. no, they do not care that you are doing it.

what they care about is preventing companies from doing this, because that's where the vast majority of their income comes from - that's why they have the legal right to audit you from the moment you buy a single license from them, at which point they'll give you a "pay up or we sue" "offer" for any pirated software they find

hello I'm feeling more alive than I've felt in the last month

I was dehydrated

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Gex belongs to the queers now. hes ours

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New dragon OC. I have not slept. It is 8 am. Goodnight xD

patiently waiting for the next issue of the funny yinglet web comic

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Meta, rude 

Here's an idea

Scrape your ass instead

see, i'm not getting rid of my existing one, it's almost 10 years old now

i just need a second printer to print spare parts for my first printer

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new 3d printer arriving today
let's see how much of a pain setting it up will be, as it's a kit

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just used the phrase jpegging to talk about intentionally applying jpeg artifacting to an image

the IAB and USB-IF doesn't want you to know this, but it's not illegal to use an ID reserved for someone else

sure, Raytheon might get annoyed that you use USB vendor ID 0x229C, and might ask USB-IF to send you a strongly worded letter, saying how using someone elses ID is "strictly forbidden" but they can go pound sand, they have no authority over you

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