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My Firefox setup

I've updated my Firefox setup, thanks to Google and others being obnoxious in telling me that they remember me:

uBlockhttps://www.ublock.org/

My adblocker of choice.

Self-Destructing Cookieshttps://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/self-destructing-cookies/

This removes cookies from websites whenever I close their tab. If I want a website to remember me, I can whitelist them when the close notification appears.

Custom /etc/hostshttp://someonewhocares.org/hosts/

This blocks lots and lots of other advertising hosts and even magically blocks advertisements on my mobile phone when it's using my home wireless network.
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Signs That You're Living in the Future part 2 a)

OK, one of these is full-satirical and the other is half-satirical, but both seem technically possible.
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Industrial Robot Will Harvest Your Unborn Children

At least for chickens, harvesting the yolk and eggwhite from eggs is automated through a surprisingly simple machine. No machine learning, cameras or other black magic needed.
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Pure comedy gold from the Go Code of Conduct:

"If someone takes issue with something you said or did, resist the urge to be defensive. Just stop doing what it was they complained about and apologize."

So my standard response to anything anybody says should be "I take issue with that, please stop doing what it was and apologize!"

It also feels weird that discussion about this "community" code of conduct is not done on a mailing list or at a conference but secretly by one-on-one mails. But I'm not a member of the Go community, so I don't know how interaction there happens.

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"The thing that pissed me off at Punk music was that you had to learn three chords. With the synthesizer, you only had to press one key!"
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Weeeiiird - I'm looking at implementing a Perl wrapper for the Backblaze B2 API. The B2 API is Backblaze's take on a cloud file storage, much like S3 from Amazon.

In B2, the application can specify the name of the file collection you want to store ("bucket" in B2 parlance). But the bucket name has to be globally unique, instead of being unique to the user, or unique to the application. I don't get this. The B2 API should do either of two things:

a) Make bucket names per-user or per-application
b) Autogenerate the bucket names. Instead of having each application retry until it finds a free "name" (UUID, I guess), just have the server hand out the name instead. It won't be human-readable anyway.

#backblaze  #b2 #perl #apidesign
b2_create_bucket. Creates a new bucket. A bucket belongs to the account used to create it. Buckets can be named. The name must be globally unique. No account can use a bucket with the same name. The bucket name is used when uploading, downloading, or deleting files.
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Signs That You're Living in the Future part 2 b)

This one is full satirical and not yet completely technically possible. But I can see the Digital Restriction Management restricting the amount of unlicensed people enjoying an activity at the same time.

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Signs that tell you you're living in the future, part 1
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A short history of the "Sleng Teng" riddim. It manages to tie in the Amen Break (of course, via SL2 and others). Personal favourite is  the "Lorde Royals Dancehall Remix", linked directly here too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd3Hw1x9yq0
30 years later and the 'sleng teng' legacy is still going strong.
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I wasn't aware of the time+hardware limitations. 1 million packets per second doesn't really sound that large, but the timing limitations you have to fulfill to handle (or ignore) each packet just in time make this an interesting exercise.

Not that I'm in the situation of having to do something like this myself. But it was new to me that even though one can simply throw more CPUs at a problem, you can't easily throw more NICs at a problem to handle such traffic within one machine.
Last week during a casual conversation I overheard a colleague saying: "The Linux network stack is slow! You can't expect it to do more than 50 thousand packets per second per core!" That got me thinking. While I agree that...
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Heroes of Sokoban

A nice twist on classic Sokoban and an impressive display of the things you can do in Puzzlescript!
title My Game author Stephen Lavelle homepage www.puzzlescript.net ======== OBJECTS ======== Background GREEN Target DarkBlue Wall BROWN Player Blue Crate Orange ======= LEGEND ======= . = Background # = Wall P = Player * = Crate @ = Crate and Target O = Target ======= SOUNDS ...
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Does anybody know what these figurines are made of?

I still long for a game table powered by a capacitive touch screen with a PC (or whatever). I imagine it would be great for board games. I don't think their idea of speed chess is my idea, but playing Carcassonne or Settlers on such a screen/table would be nice.

Source: https://vimeo.com/139496901
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Hmm - that makes sense, but this would mean that such pieces can only be detected as long as they are in contact with a conductor, that is a human hand. Throwing dice or pushing pieces around would be impossible that way.

Maybe it's just enough to detect pieces as they are moved by a human though. I don't come up with any board game where a piece would not be moved by a human, except for the case of rolling dice. And maybe rolling dice could be replaced by the computer instead...
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