I also wonder how much more heavily contaminated California's recyclables got than they already were during the state's water rationing, because people stopped rinsing out their recyclable containers.
I love how this cardboard box says "Reusable box. Do not destroy," as if a) it's not obvious that it can be reused, and b) everybody has space to store cardboard boxes.
On that note, I wonder how many additional houses have burned down from people going overboard saving packaging in order to try to protect the environment?
Their $3/mo basic plan gives you 2GB and 600 aliases, but it doesn't support IMAP or custom domains. Their standard plan is only $2 more and gives you 30GB and an additional 15 aliases per user, 100 domains, and supports standard client protocols. I think the reason for the big difference is that the basic plan used to be free. I'd recommend just skipping the basic plan and using a custom domain so you can migrate easily if you ever need to. And use canary addresses!
Just a reminder that Fastmail is great. They're Australian, have servers in the US, and don't have end-to-end encryption (though you can use PGP with them), but e2e only works with Protonmail and Tutanota if you're emailing another user of the same service, and SMTP transport encryption is subject to numerous downgrade attacks, so your email will probably get intercepted in transit anyway.
I just found out my county opened vaccinations to 16 and up on Tuesday, and all available appointments are already booked. They should really be doing this stuff by lottery. Sign up a week before, pick the winners and then give them a couple days to sign up for an appointment, then open it up to more people until all the appointments are booked. That way you're not giving an advantage to the people who are sitting at their computer all day.
I found an existing hole in the side of the house which based on its position (behind new baseboard, probably just above the old one) was probably phone. So I drilled it a little bigger and drilled through the baseboard and was able to feed the cable through, so now Comcast's "business gateway" that's just acting as an overgrown, overpriced cable modem is plugged directly into my router.
250 Mbps down, but only 25 Mbps up. I hate Comcast so much.
I tried running the FCC's speed test and it said I only have 50 Mbps even though I'm paying for 300, so I ran another speed test from a wired machine and got 50 Mbps again. Comcast went down yesterday so I thought it might be their fault, but I also had noticed other slowness previously, and I hadn't tested my speed since moving my office downstairs and connecting everything via a HomePlug link, so I decided it was time to figure out how to move the connection.
Of course, when you control the hardware it becomes a lot easier to implement concurrent garbage collection, and a compacting garbage collector would make it a lot easier to add optimizations like cdr coding, which would dramatically reduce the amount of RAM spent on pointers.
The reason I'm thinking about this is because the what Backus said about "von Neumann languages" separating instructions (statements) from data (expressions) has stuck with me, and I want to try to make an ISA where there are only expressions. A linear lisp with lazy copying seems like a good candidate since allocation and deallocation can be done in linear time (using a stack of pointers to free cells at the top of memory) and copying should usually be fast as well.
Tips on using multi-account containers in Firefox
5. For sites you sign into but don't use very often, consider just using a temporary container, especially if they don't support MFA.
Tips on using multi-account containers in Firefox
1. Use Temporary Containers as well, with isolation turned on
2. Facebook is pretty easy to confine - set it to always open in its own container
3. Google is harder to confine, and often you don't want Google to know your account anyway, so don't bother with "always open in this container". Just only sign in in your Google container.
4. Give any sites that break Temporary Containers' isolation their own container and exclude it from isolation.
Software is too important to be entrusted to software engineers.
Free Software died when the proprietary software industry realized that Open Source was the perfect weapon to use against it, and then along with ESR (who is arguably even worse than RMS) recruited developers and users away from Free Software to become free (or sometimes paid) labor for proprietary software.
The FSF themselves have demonstrated that they will die with Stallman.
In a single-reference Lisp, it seems like it should be possible to do lazy copies with just a copy-on-write flag. When lazily copying a cell, set the COW flag if it's not already set. If not, copy the cell and repeat the process for the car and cdr.
For deallocation, just turn off the COW flag if it's on, otherwise deallocate normally.
It's basically a reference count that can only be 1 or 2.
Am I missing something? Has this been done?
reading: Statement of FSF board on election of Richard Stallman (so you don't have to)
We decided to bring RMS back because we missed his wisdom. His historical, legal and technical acumen on free software is unrivaled.
because nobody had the strength to stay long enough and nobody was there to actually could foster them into such a position, because rms has no retirement plan, no succession plan
Really glad that if my fridge leaks it'll just burn down my house instead of causing global warming. Not sure what the C5H10 means since the label on the compressor says R600a, which is isobutane, not cyclopentane. Do they have to add a label when they use cyclopentane as a blowing agent, or is that marketing to brag that they used a less potent greenhouse gas as a blowing agent?
This actually seems like a good idea to me given how hard it is to find GPUs right now,. If a US company starts doing it I'll probably start watching for a GPU to show up on eBay that I consider worth the price. Or rather, a whole series that I will lose the auctions on. Anyone know good bid sniping software (or whatever it is these days), or a better alternative for getting a system and GPU?