@Aleums one of my fav things about neural nets working with cat pictures is that so much of the source imagery it learns from has IMPACT TEXT on it. so it learns that cats look like that, that it's a part of a cat.
"The command line options we deserve" https://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2020/02/20/the-command-line-options-we-deserve/ - Why curl has so many options, why we can't change them and there will be more in the future. Should we add a (G)UI?
systemd has a lot of haters but i find it an absolute joy to use compared to shitty init scripts
looks like you can get much of what you get (possibly more) from docker/container “sandboxing” using nothing more than systemd: https://www.ctrl.blog/entry/systemd-opensmtpd-hardening.html
A new utility in #Mastodon 3.1.0 is `tootctl media remove-orphans`. Orphaned files are files that the database believes have been removed, but actually aren't. If your server has been around for a long time, it's likely that you have at least some of those due to various previous bugs and object storage glitches.
For mastodon.social, it was able to remove 619 GB worth of files.
Please mind that API requests necessary for this command can incur extra charges with your object storage provider.
Was just randomly reminded of this story about what some Bell Labs lawyers found when studied why certain folks were more productive than others:
> They discerned only one common thread: Workers with the most patents often shared lunch or breakfast with a Bell Labs electrical engineer named Harry Nyquist. It wasn’t the case that Nyquist gave them specific ideas. Rather, as one scientist recalled, “he drew people out, got them thinking.” More than anything, Nyquist asked good questions.
Yesterday I remembered the Olivetti TCV250. What a beautifully designed machine from ‘66! Italians know how to it :)
@cynicalsecurity pointed me to this article (in Italian) on Tchou and Olivetti:
Now I wish I knew more about the history of computers in Europe and why the industry here got swept away...
figured out how to get all the Untitled Goose Game enthusiasts to say hello @ #agdq2020
stumbled upon an amazing conspiracy post from 1996 while googling lucent's inferno operating system: http://www.texemarrs.com/101996/bloodmoney.htm
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