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...also finally replaced the Realtek network card in the Proxmox host with a 4-port HP NC364T (Intel 82571EB) PCIe card that had been waiting unused for ages. (There's a heat sink on the card that had fallen off, and I didn't have and heat transfer glue to attach it back to the network chips.)

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Still not exactly pretty, but for the first time in years, I don't have any network cables routed across the floor in my corridor.

Not sure if I trust the fanless switch though - it shows "58 degrees" as system temperature.

Here are all the fediverse/peerhub instances associated with fightbig.tech (far-right hub operating under the guise of being anti-big-tech):

tweety.icu
bwzone.xyz
2ar.xyz
political.icu
censorship.icu
antivaxxer.icu
plandemic.icu
voicenews.icu
thepopulist.icu
thecitizen.icu
projectveritas.icu
freespeech.icu
degooglization.icu
katiehopkinspolitical.icu
theduran.icu
rino.icu
povertypimps.xyz

#fediblock

Cleaning up the NNTPd codebase. At least now I've got nntpd responding to request going to inetd. Its standlone server not so much.

Some work have been done in a FreeBSD port [1], amongst other things adding IPv6 support, but it doesn't map directly to OpenBSD the same way the CNews port work did. Will probably remove that functionality among with the crazy request it has for direct access to read /dev/kmem for calculating load.

[1] https://www.freshports.org/news/nntp

#nntpd

also the folding@home arm64 client seems badly optimized. running the macos x86_64 client under rosetta2's dynamic translation achieves 37% more performance

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Let's try this again!
Watch me play Duke Nukem 64, a console port of the classic DOS fps with many little (and not so little) differences, for the first time live at 8:00 PM Eastern tonight!
youtu.be/PzPpI3nBY8s

Anger USPOL 

It makes me angry that these fools stole the Type O Negative Vinnland flag, and corrupted it to mean respresent some self serving alternate history....

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinland_

Funny how I can access US media web sites that are "currently unavailable to European visitors" via Tor - but then I still get German language ads.

Haven't checked which exit I was using, but apparently adtech geolocation is better than that of GDPR consent management providers.

The NY Times has an article up on retrocomputing (see previous boost) and they have a photo in there "Atari ST in 1985" that just blows my mind...

Knowing that NYT has good archiving practices, I trust that they got this photo in 1985 and the GEM looks like 1.0, so this was probably an early pre-release ST at a trade show.

WHAT is that monitor? I was deep into the Atari ST back then, and I've never seen this before. There was an Atari monitor with a built-in floppy drive???

Well, ok?

Haven't even tried to sign in to my account yet. Though yeah, it more or less looks like a custom web browser after all.

(Why am I even doing this? After actually reading some of the docs of the Calibre de-DRM plugin, it looks like importing bought books from Kobo Desktop is way less of a hassle than dealing with Adobe DRM files through Digital Editions.)

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Me trying to download the Kobo Desktop installer in Edge after I couldn't be bothered with tweaking uBlock in FF enough to get trough to the download link.

I would like someone to please take Elekk off my hands. I am struggling to be its voice and maintainer.

Mention of bad people and birbsite; Request for help 

@bgcarlisle Also, when you find something, please also add it here:
fediblock.org
Because not all #FediBlock posts reach all instances, so it's good to have one big database of them. It helped me find quite a few of the really terrible ones so far, and I still need to go through it more thoroughly.

Well, I guess the world took an unexpected turn for the better today. Way less anxious about the next couple of days now.

... earlier tonight, I might have accidentialy added the RPi 400 kit to an order with a bunch of other components I had on my shopping list. 🤷‍♂️

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Regards "why now":

The environment has changed.
Previously theoretic risks are now manifest, demonstrated, and cognizable.

Actual riots, insurrection, disruption of government, assaults on law enforcement, damage to government buildings, theft of government property, violence, and deaths, have occurred.

The instigator is unrepentent and non-credible in what are at best tepid disavowals.

The totality of context has changed. If "he has tweeted worse things in the past", the undeniable impact is abundantly clear.

The ban is absolutely warranted. If anything, it is many years too late.

Twitter specifically address these points:

Due to the ongoing tensions in the United States, and an uptick in the global conversation in regards to the people who violently stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, these two Tweets must be read in the context of broader events in the country and the ways in which the President’s statements can be mobilized by different audiences, including to incite violence, as well as in the context of the pattern of behavior from this account in recent weeks. After assessing the language in these Tweets against our Glorification of Violence policy, we have determined that these Tweets are in violation of the Glorification of Violence Policy and the user @realDonaldTrump should be immediately permanently suspended from the service.

From TFA

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

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Apple has given Parler 24 hours to implement a moderation system (ha!) or get yanked from the app store

Da wir keine freien Kapazitäten mehr haben, haben wir uns dazu entschlossen, bis auf Weiteres alle Anfragen nach Spenden abzuweisen. Als kleiner Verein, dessen Mitglieder rein ehrenamtlich tätig sind, bekamen wir die immense Flut an Spendengesuchen leider nicht mehr in den Griff.

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