if some day brain-machine interface become a thing, there will be diseases that can spread between humans via the internet

@niconiconi i have a few USB 2.0 break-out cables that simply exposes every pin as a separate wire. I can imagine these being janked into some cheap-ass enclosures :)

I'll be turning 27 this Wednesday 😬

#TIL USB extension cords are prohibited by the #USB standard.

Although those dodgy chassis front-panel connectors probably have made, and are still making more troubles than bad extension cords... :doge:

Had to verify. And yes. Kernighan and Ritchie really did this. TIL :)

The fediverse is a public forum.

Your posts are only as secure as the admins of every instance that your home server federates with, in terms of private and followers-only messages.

If you're going to talk about sensitive information, keep it to Signal or other secure 1-on-1 channels.

Assume that everything you post to the fediverse, is being scooped up by multiple gov agencies around the world.

The Milan scrape was only notable because they made their findings public.

If a university scraping feeds did it, it's safe to assume other, bigger organizations have been doing it for much longer.

How refactoring a macro reduced my Rust project build time from 4 hours to 40sec

(submitted by iceiix)

I can never say I like any politician, whether I agree with them or not

every dystopian government mass surveillance and social credit score scenario is coming true except it's the private sector with 100x the money and efficiency.

the nice thing is when you actually start playing the game."


3Blue1Brown and the Beauty of Mathematics [video]

(submitted by oska)

GCC: C++ coroutines – Initial implementation pushed to master

(submitted by matt_d)

writing some high level code after programming mostly just low-performance microcontrollers, I can really appreciate the amounts of RAM and computing power available in today's computers

... and calling completely locked-down, proprietary and unauditable software "secure". I'm sure I have heard the same words from Microsoft.

and the only IP in that stock Android will connect to without other apps is the fucking DNS resolver. Ok it is true Google itself is connected to US gov, but "providing for"? I'm sure these people have absolutely no idea about security and privacy, and they are simply throwing buzzwords around now.

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