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Oops, poll from Twitter.

What do you call the stuff on your laptop/desktop computer that has an icon, you click it, and it opens a window?

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It's frustrating when young people are so conservative about techniques. The school system often pushes a certain kind of conformity and from the other side the job market often instills the idea that one needs to have "skills" that can be reduced to standardized techniques. For me that means that a lot of 19-year-olds think I'm a crazy heretic when I suggest that you can make a compelling image without using a particular product from the Adobe Corporation.

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@neauoire 'dont reinvent the wheel' is some of the worst advice I've ever heard. If nobody reinvented the wheel our cars and bikes would be shitty wooden wagon wheels. It makes no sense from any perspective except to talk yourself out of using your brain.

My gf asked me to install on her laptop (yay!). It's Lenovo with Intel/AMD switchable GPU. After horrible experience with NVIDIA's Optimus I was a bit anxious but everything works without any issues. To use card for given program you just set env variable. Now I'm 100% sure my next GPU will be from AMD

Quoting the classics: - fuck you

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reddit.com/r/shellUX

a sub dedicated to discussion of the user experience graphical desktop and command line shells.

"This is not a /r/unixporn sub. This is not about showing off customization, but rather sharing concepts or ideas of possible improvements or alternatives to the current desktop UI norms"

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Youtube isn't interested in keeping videos forever. Or even for a long time. They'd rather not keep old videos at all.

New terms of service add a clause to terminate your access "if YouTube believes, in its sole discretion, that provision of the Service to you is no longer commercially viable."

youtube.com/t/terms?preview=20

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@anivar
Visionary, Genuine soul & a crusader. That's how the world must remember Aaron Swartz.

"Information is power. But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves,” Aaron wrote in his Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto.
“Forcing academics to pay money to read the work of their colleagues? Providing scientific articles to those at elite universities in the First World, but not to children in Global South? It’s outrageous & unacceptable.”

We remember him! 💗

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I have a question to the people who love to read. When reading a series of books, do you prefer short books or long books?

(I hate asking, but if you could boost this for reach, I would appreciate it)

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source-available /= open-source, why don't people understand that

I really like this article about (it's related to any niche but powerful tech TBH)

paulgraham.com/avg.html

Fuuuck I damaged my USAF boots, they were so comfy :(

Awww this Reddit post melted my icy heart :D
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I made my boyfriend a Choose Your Own Adventure game to ask him to marry me. Probably a little ambitious for my first project...

v.redd.it/fj8wuh7w4sw31/DASH_4

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LVM is neat because it allows you do to so many stupid things.

Like when I had to vacuum my postgres db, but didn't have to disk space needed. I just added an iscsi disk to my server. Added it as a physical LVM device, threw it into my existing volume group, spanned the LVM volume across both. Grew the fs. Did the damn vacuum. Shrunk the fs. Shrunk the LVM volume, removed the second disk from my volume group, and just removed the disk entirely.

So stupid, but worked so well
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I'm curious. Does anyone else read scientific papers for pleasure? (Boosts wanted.)

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