metin , (edited ) to Random
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From the ar(t)chive...

3D illustration from 2006 for the Dutch ComputerTotaal magazine, about desktop search engines.

Looking at the time stamp of the original image, I finished this at 2:35 AM. Back then I was in a continuous battle with pushy deadlines and slow renderers. 😅

metin , to Random
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From the ar(t)chive...

3D illustration for a 2004 issue of the Dutch ComputerTotaal magazine, about... yes, computer security. 😊

georgetakei , to Random
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Jest throwing it out there.

darthdzl ,
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@georgetakei
I have some of those. I call them "clients". They tell me funny stories of things that can't possibly happen, then expect me to fix it. 🤦🏼‍♂️

video/mp4

stina_marie , to horror group
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Happy Tuesday!

Gonna try to channel Alexander's mischievous energy today.

@horror

stefano , to Random
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Me: "You need a new server. The current one is 14 years old, critical, and starting to show signs of fatigue and inadequacy."
Them: "No, make it work. At most, we'll add more RAM."
Me: "We should still upgrade it, and no, you can't keep running virtualized Windows Server 2008 indefinitely, even if it's only on the LAN. You need to plan an upgrade for the entire infrastructure."
Them: "No, we have no budget for this (after spending thousands of euros on purely aesthetic office redecorations for staff offices, which were already in excellent condition)."
Me: "It's about 3,000, maximum 4,000 euros - do you realize that if that server were to go down, the loss for you would be in those figures every hour of downtime? Maybe you don't worry about it, but I do, because I understand what you're risking."
Them: "Find a way to make the current hardware work stably so you can stop worrying."
Me: "Okay, I've found the solution. From now on, you can find yourselves a new consultant, because from now on, I've already stopped worrying about you."

Sometimes it's necessary, unfortunately.

theregister Bot , to Random
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Reddit wants to raise $748M with IPO, sets value at $6.4B... and it has yet to turn a profit

Time to start spamming those reposts: Top users are getting early access to 1.76 million shares Redditors hoping to get in early on the company's upcoming IPO had better hope they have a lot of karma in reserve.…

https://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.com/2024/03/11/reddit_wants_to_raise_748m/

bibliolater , to science group
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"The sample of DOIs included in the study was made up of a random selection of up to 1,000 registered to each member organization. Twenty-eight percent of these works — more than two million articles — did not appear in a major digital archive, despite having an active DOI." https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-024-00616-5 @science

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"The sample of DOIs included in the study was made up of a random selection of up to 1,000 registered to each member organization. Twenty-eight percent of these works — more than two million articles — did not appear in a major digital archive, despite having an active DOI." https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-024-00616-5 @science

Malix , to Mildly Infuriating in People using 'less' when they should be using 'fewer'
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basically nothing/same "command not found".

"fewer" doesn't have execute rights, nor does the next command use the fewer in current directory. But, taking all that into account and "doing it right...ish":

$ touch fewer
$ chmod +x fewer
$ ./fewer .bashrc
#it outputs nothing, it's an empty script
andthisismrspeacock , to 3goodthings group
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IT'S FRIDAY NIGHT FAM! Let us all leave this train wreck of a week behind and do THREE GOOD THINGS™️!

🎶 Reggaeton is actually pretty great and you should care about Puerto Rican artists ( dudes, have you SEEN Bad Bunny?!)

💻 Well, at least I don't have to do computer shit until Tuesday.

🍸 Cocktails with my gay boys.

Have a great night you lovely humans! Catch you on the flip.

@3goodthings

andthisismrspeacock , to 3goodthings group
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Fam, it has been a LONG couple days at work (tl;dr, one part was an expired certificate and the other part was, you guessed it, DNS). Let's boost the mood with THREE GOOD THINGS™️ !

🌨️ The driveway snow melted so I didn't have to shovel.

🧶 Anti-anxiety crochet by the fireplace.

🍕 Pizza!

Hope you're all out there having a pleasant evening. Remember to take a moment out of your day to just breathe, and be kind to yourself.

@3goodthings

NickEast , to Nature group
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appassionato , to bookstodon group
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Bombs and Bandwidth: The Emerging Relationship Between Information Technology and Security

Bombs and Bandwidth, a project of the Social Science Research Council, assembles leading scholars in a range of disciplines to explore the new nature of IT-related threats, the new power structures emerging around IT, and the ethical and political implications arising from this complex and important field.

@bookstodon



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    I like plants

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    @gabboman I only as of last year really got a green thumb. Even then it's been iffy. I went from like 20 plants to well over 100 now. A lot of them are food bearing but no good pictures right now since they're sleeping for winter. I'm excited tho I got some pepper seedlings I can't wait to harden off when it gets warmer. Need to try and sprout some more stuff here soon too

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    Fuck that Elf: it's so stupid and a forced, modern tradition of materialism & consumerism atop a forced, older tradition of materialism & consumerism.
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    Yep. Try and have a good one, weirdos! 🤘🏼

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    1973 as one of the defining information technologies in modern communication was developed at by Chuck Thackers for s. What Bob Metcalf, Butler Lampson, and Dave Boggs built for the is connecting us all today— via the , & @fediverse.

    So, in 2023 this one of the and worth to look back into PARC development with a tech video...
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    It was about time that we would update our home page. Now with an overview over the Session communities we host. https://cosmicnation.co

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