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Documenting this in case I need to get a restraining order. This man just jogged past my home in #Burbank as I was out hanging Halloween decorations and began to scream "How fucking dare you have a sign for @SenWarren@twitter.com?" He escalated to verbal threats, shouts, etc.

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Done it!
Browsing gopherspace with PC Gopher III on the Tandy 1000
#vintagecomputing

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The first review. 🙂
Still, I have to wait for a normal keyboard: I don’t want to get angry about @ # "and 'every time I miss.😉
forum.pine64.org/showthread.ph

#PineBook #arm

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RT @Popehat@twitter.com

We're really genuinely shocked that a cop could be convicted of murder for walking into an unarmed neighbor's apartment and executing him.

Because, as a rule, cops get to do that kind of thing.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Popehat/status/117

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Let's talk about HTML5 live streaming. There are two competing technologies for it: DASH and HLS. They are terrible.

When both were implemented, there already existed several established, simple, standardized, and broadly supported options for live streaming video. Browsers wanted none of it.

Instead, Apple came up with HLS. It splits your video and audio into separate streams and then cuts them up into N second chunks (usually 5-30 seconds). Then it uses JavaScript to poll a playlist file for the list of upcoming segments, then munges them into a non-live <video> and <audio> element in real time.

This garbage is patent encumbered.

Therefore, Google made basically the exact same thing except they used XML, fucking XML, for the manifest.

This is what's happening behind the scenes of all live video you watch on the internet. This is also in no small part responsible for livestreaming video murdering any low-powered devices you try to play it on. Because JavaScript is king and standards are for losers.

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I wrote two programs that do nothing but install and uninstall each other in a continuous loop. Using advanced machine learning, each generation of installer is slightly more optimized than the last. In a decade's time, we'll be able to use these techniques to install programs in mere minutes

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RT @MDesaad@twitter.com

If you turn the Chicago bulls logo upside down it’s a robot having sex with a crab

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Police are already using face recognition to monitor citizens. We’re backing a law in Massachusetts that could help lead the way to defending privacy from government face surveillance. protonmail.com/blog/face-surve

Metaproggit in Ruby all day. Always a brain acher to get correct.

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@profoundlynerdy Some of the machines, like my Amigas with multiple serial ports have both wifi modems, serial lines going into raspberry Pis w tcpser, and ethernet cards.

My primary C64 has a userport wifi modem that I built from a "Sparkfun ESP thing", which is basically a really nice esp8266 module with built-in voltage levelers. I mounted it in an old Epyx Fastload cartridge shell...

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