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  • What helped me understand QM was spending four years getting a degree in physics then never using it again.

  • Obscure screw added so appliance cannot be disassembled
  • If you have a Dremel, I bet you could take out the center bit and use a regular slotted screwdriver.

  • Stack of floppy disks: Am I a joke to you?
  • ⚠️ The link above might be offensive. I've deleted the post but the deletion is failing to sync across instances or something (I'm still receiving reports for it after it's been deleted)

  • Conifers 💚💚💚
  • Yeah in the fall, it's the only dying-looking tree in an evergreen forest

  • Obligatory Aurora Borealis post
  • Also posting this:

    It shows the space weather forecast. I think it was G4 last night.

  • Obligatory Aurora Borealis post
  • After it started getting dark. It was very vivid around 10:30ish to 11:30 or so. I went to sleep after that though, so it might've gotten brighter. I was checking periodically earlier but wasn't seeing anything til it suddenly became visible.

  • Conifers 💚💚💚
  • Tbh least favorite conifer. Not even evergreen

  • Obligatory Aurora Borealis post
  • I'm not sure, there was a ton of light pollution where I was at. It was all over the sky in every direction and moved around.

  • Obligatory Aurora Borealis post

    It might be back tomorrow if you missed it tonight!

    you don't need more 4GB of RAM
  • I was running out of RAM on my 16GB system for years (just doing normal work tasks), so I finally upgraded to a new laptop with 64GB of RAM. Now I never run out of memory.

  • [Resolved] After updating through both APT and the Software Store, I can't play mp4 videos with VLC anymore. The screen goes blank for a second or two then the audio starts playing without the video..
  • I'm not sure off-hand since I'm not too familiar with VLC.

    I would imagine it could be an issue in a graphics driver at the kernel (amdgpu?) or user level (mesa?). It could also be a problem in something higher up.

    I would recommend posting an issue in the VLC repo and see if you can get better support that way.

  • Need help setting up i2p in a Docker container

    I'm looking to try out i2p but I'm having trouble getting it going.

    I have a docker-compose container going with this docker-compose.yml:

    yaml version: "3.5" services: i2p: image: geti2p/i2p ports: - 4444:4444 - - 7657:7657 - 54321:12345 - 54321:12345/udp volumes: - ./i2pconfig:/i2p/.i2p - ./i2ptorrents:/i2psnark restart: always environment: - IP_ADDR= - JVM_XMX=1024m

    The container starts up and the log outputs:

    $ docker logs i2p-i2p-1 Starting I2P [startapp] Running in container [startapp] setting reachable IP to container IP Starting I2P 2.4.0-0

    But when I try to access the console, I'm seeing:

    $ curl localhost:7657 curl: (56) Recv failure: Connection reset by peer

    Is there anything else that I need to do here?

    People who rarely get sick, what are your secrets?
  • I rarely get sick and even managed to avoid getting COVID (as far as I know). The last time I can remember getting somewhat ill was the flu about 10 or 15 years ago.

    I don't even do anything in particular to avoid getting sick. Maybe drinking the booze is killing the germs /s

  • 1983: Meet the COMPUTER ADDICTS
    Some Ubuntu variant found in the wild
  • There's a small Ubuntu logo on the left side

  • Link Light Rail Lynnwood extension opens August 30 Looking forward to Lynnwood: What's next for the 1 Line extension? | Sound Transit

    Learn about new connections with local transit, how frequently trains will arrive, and how fares will be changing when light rail service launches to Snohomish

    What do you use AI/LLMs for in your personal life?
  • I use it all the time to help simplify long excerpts, giving me an introductory gist of what something says.

  • [META] What are your thoughts on this community's moderation?

    I'd like some feedback on this community's moderation. Do you feel it's too relaxed? Too strict? Feel free to voice your thoughts in a comment below!

    I've tried to be very "hands-off" and mostly let the community decide what's acceptable by voting. I don't usually remove content unless either I receive several reports or if it's a clear violation of the rules/code of conduct. I don't know if this is the best path to take though.

    How did OS worked for early "Smart" devices
  • You could write C or assembly and it would be compiled to something that would run on an embedded chip. They may or may not be running an RTOS.

  • Why does the water at the ferry terminal taste so bad?

    Even before the rebuild, I recall it being terrible. It's some of the worst water in the entire city.

    Bridge port sometimes doesn't show on DHCP leases. Why?

    I noticed that occasionally the Bridge Port doesn't show up under Webfig > IP > DHCP Server > Leases. If I ping the IP from either the router or from a device on the same network, it repopulates the Bridge Port.

    For, it looks something like this:

    !bridge port not showing

    Then when I ping it, it'll correctly show ether5. Why is the behavior like this? Is there something that I can change (a timeout maybe?) so it always populates this column?

    Boss moved resin printer into my office and it reeks (edit: resolved!)

    When I came into my office this morning, I found that my boss moved his resin printer into my office and the setup reeks of solvent (it smells like a hundred uncapped expos). Are these fumes fine? Or am I gonna end up with half a melted brain by the end of the week?

    The SIFF Cinerama has reopened! SIFF Cinema Downtown

    Seattle's most iconic movie experience returns December 14, 2023.

    SIFF Cinema Downtown

    Now called the SIFF Downtown.

    5 Supreme Court rejects challenge to Washington state ‘conversion therapy’ ban

    Over the objection of three conservatives, the court left in place a state law that bars therapists from counseling minors to change sexual orientation or gender identity, a practice favored by some conservatives.

    Supreme Court rejects challenge to Washington state ‘conversion therapy’ ban

    > Over the objection of three conservatives, the court left in place a state law that bars therapists from counseling minors to change sexual orientation or gender identity, a practice favored by some conservatives.

    5 Sound Transit nears approval on flat $3 fare

    The new flat fares would begin sometime in fall 2024, when the Northgate-Lynnwood light rail extension opens.

    Sound Transit nears approval on flat $3 fare

    New promo from their Ween's channel. Description:

    > Witness Ween's debut at The Mann in Philadelphia on Friday, September 27, 2024, celebrating 30 years of "Chocolate and Cheese." The band will perform a full set, including the classic album released on the same day in 1994.