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

Dusty :blahaj: boosted

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

Dusty :blahaj: boosted

🏆 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

Dusty :blahaj: boosted

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

@BestGirlGrace @boobs_idiot @ca_dmv_bot the job of the customer is to explain a positive spin on the message, the job of the dmv comment guy is to put a negative spin on the message, the job of the approver is to decide which of them are more likely to be correct or likely to be interpreted that way, and if the plate then can be approved

It's a bit complicated but it decreases variance, unlike having the same person do research *and* make the decision

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

Dusty :blahaj: boosted

Gex belongs to the queers now. hes ours

Dusty :blahaj: boosted

@SapphicGiraffic there's a reason the software and licenses to have a single printer option on the computer that works on all the company printers is over $10000

printers are hell

Dusty :blahaj: boosted

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

@SapphicGiraffic immovable tech issue meets unstoppable tech support script

@ShadowJonathan i can't get over how dutch looks like proto-english

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

Dusty :blahaj: boosted

Meta, rude 

Here's an idea

Scrape your ass instead

Show older
Fuzzy Systems Masto

Instance run by a non-profit association, with a mission to encourage an open internet, welcoming to everyone.