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It's been a little bit hard to figure out how to explain that my on-and-off hobby project for the last 6 years (with a 4 year break) has been a Nintendo emulator in Common Lisp.

I think that's because the emulator isn't the thing it's the thing that leads to the thing.

The real goal is being able to play a ROM and answer questions to help a constraint solver construct a _model_ of the control/data flow of the game. I don't know if this is possible. To quote Zero Cool, "Fucked if I care, man."

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Hi, I'm Brit. 31, cis/het white male, born into more privilege than even that descriptor signifies.

I write code for money but miss teaching.

Too much is important to me and I still don't know how to best honor myself.

I delight in looking at trees, watching dogs run, reading Milosz and Neruda.

I can soak in headphones for hours seeking beautiful sounds.

I instinctively distrust many social structures but I love people madly.

I'm anxious about change and always changing. <3

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Here is a nice article that explains why I am *SO* excited about the @mntmn's MNT Reform Laptop omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/01/mnt-re

A laptop that's FOSS as far down as you can go, even repairable by 3d printing replacement parts. Awesome.

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What are some things that every computer user should learn? What things do you wish every computer user knew? What are some of the biggest benefits that individuals and/or society could reap if computer users learned these things?

Please boost, I honestly want as many serious answers as possible. Feel free to answer variations of the question for different levels of "computer users", such as programmers, office workers who use a computer 4+ hours per day, phone-only users, etc.

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some years ago I made a javascript software 3d engine as challenge, everything is made of little canvas fillRect() แ••( แ› )แ•—

live version: lol.pm/3d
code: github.com/chiptune/lol3d

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Tech enthusiast: "I want smart lights, smart tv, everything, and connect them all to my digital assisstant!"

Tech worker: *looks wistfully into distance* "I should get a small place in a little town, with a garden, make my own furniture."

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Kicking my shoes off and cooking dinner with Norma after a productive and not super stressful day at the office. It's easy to forget this place and so that's all the better reason to document it. Feels good. :)

More soon. <3

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Oh good it's Patch Tuesday and all the Windows certificates are broken apparently and even the NSA are scared enough of Iran that they're doing their job and reporting this one instead of hoarding it.

Nice.

Also it's specifically Elliptic Curves. Weren't those what some of the fuss was about in the Snowden era?

I'm sure the NSA had nothing to do with this being broken in the first place. Absolutely nothing at all.

kb.cert.org/vuls/id/849224/

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OK everybody, we have just 2 days to raise $17k. We have no marketing or campaigns staff @conservancy so we count on you to spread the word. Please help!!

sfconservancy.org/supporter/

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Capitalism is quietly erasing the idea of private property. All products are effectively becoming rentals, and the companies can revoke your right to use them whenever they feel like it. It's becoming increasingly difficult to actually own anything. Media is streamed, and devices are locked from the users.

It's hilarious how all the things people were afraid of happening under communism are actually happening under capitalism.

vice.com/en_us/article/bvgx9w/

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By synchronizing animations and waking up the thread only on input or animation ticks, we can greatly reduce power consumption without losing on input latency or interactivity.

Currently, this means CPU usage hovers at <1% with animations running and no input.

#rx

github.com/cloudhead/rx/commit

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