ADSL works over wet string? Well, I was once fortunate (or unfortunate?) enough to experience "ADSL over a DISCONNECTED phone line" at home. While performing a building-wide copper to fiber optics upgrade, the phone company stupidly unplugged my phone line from the distribution box. the phone is completely dead, zero voltage. But the ADSL modem was able to complete the handshake! The speed was degraded to ~128 Kbps but I was still able to read a basic webpage or chatting on IRC... Apparently the parasitic capacitance on the line is enough for the ADSL signal to jump across the air gap.
my 2018 toot has become real
target and wal-mart both sell "pot-sized" spaghetti noodles now
it's in a cute short little box too
so they found an economic way to fold normal length noodles in half before drying them for packaging? right?
nope they're just half-length
the same as breaking normal spaghetti in half before you throw it in the pot
i should have been more specific in 2018 i guess
Cryptographic Wearout For Symmetric Encryption - Soatok: https://soatok.blog/2020/12/24/cryptographic-wear-out-for-symmetric-encryption/
inane dream log
it became critically important to the plot that i help someone find the angle of a right triangle
remembered sohcahtoa but from there everything went fuzzy. "wait this shouldn't be hard, i thought i was good at this"
then i misplaced the paper with my diagram on it
woke up scolding my brain that no, basic geometry math is not to be garbage-collected pls kthx
has there been any disinterested summary/reporting on the drama behind improving bluetooth support in pulseaudio?
seems like we could have had better headset support 2 years ago but unfortunate decisions by maintainers angered the patch developer, who expressed that with abusive language, then the whole thing went up in flames?
and now it looks like linux's audio subsystems are getting totally replaced *again* lol
(though it does seem to be a necessary improvement)
"The medieval period is subdivided into the Early, High, and Late Middle Ages."
i guess historians didn't want to call it "the middle middle ages"?
no such thing as ethical consumption under high capitalism
some people wake early
some people wake late
some people wake high
🧠 okay these are basically all going to be the same marijuana joke, i'm bored of this wordplay
👨 holy shit that's a first, are you feeling okay
mobile device software developers have appropriated the term "deep link" to mean when a normal-looking url is configured to trigger some action in an installed app
i have an app on my phone used to track newborn feeding schedules, amounts, growth charts, poops, etc., called "feed baby"
when feed baby asks you to tap a link to performs some action in their app, it begins with the unfortunate domain name,
that's a bit foie gras 😬
@mntmn do I understand correctly that this would allow for example putting a bitstream for a RISC-V core in the FPGA, and then having that as the main CPU for the Reform? If yes, that would be extremely cool, and I can already imagine people doing awesome stuff like “hey, this Reform is actually a MSX/Spectrum/Amiga/whatever laptop”