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Last year, I wrote the worst text-editor imaginable, in assembly.

A little over a year later of daily use, it has become the most fun and most beautiful text editor I could have never dreamed of.

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We're harvesting around 10-15 lbs of produce every other day at the moment. Growing enough to feed ourselves, store for winter, and share with others. We're doing it all organically on about 1772 ft² (0.04 acre) in an urban area. We're not just feeding humans, but also a large population of insects and wildlife that have moved in as well. I share all of this because I want others to know how very possible it is to cultivate abundance for yourself and everything around you. 💚 🌿

#garden #garten

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"Scientists spent a decade intensively monitoring the impacts of a large government-funded experiment at Hillesden, a 1,000-hectare commercial arable farm in Buckinghamshire. (...) Numbers of some butterfly species including the gatekeeper and green-veined white doubled, and birds that usually feed on insects benefited from the shelter provided by hedges and grass margins, including the great tit, up 88%, and blue tit, up 73%. They also found that overall yields at Hillesden were maintained – and enhanced for some crops – despite the loss of agricultural land for habitat creation."

The science is in: permaculture works, it can feed us all and it helps the planet too.

theguardian.com/environment/20

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Plan9 might just be the best environment for the MNT Reform. Join in Sunday July 31st at 2PM PDT / 2100 UTC live from the MNT Reform thanks to work by @sigrid

toobnix.org/w/aEiSjdcAN59o1stW

#community #peertube #plan9 #9front @mntmn

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Looking forward to talking about our work at @torproject at 15:00 in the Abacus tent at #mch2022 🥳

Also remember the Relay Operators Meetup at 21:00 today in the c-base village!

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Hi welcome to 2022 we send audio over optical connections and the most popular new video interconnect is the serial port. Here's your wireless touchpad. The easiest way to transfer data between two computers in the same room is via someone else's computer hundreds of miles away. Have a normal day

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I did some crude energy consumption measurements on computer hardware, mainly on a Thinkpad X201:
- The normal idle energy consumption is about 11.4 W (1.5 W on standby; 11.2 W when charging on standby).
- Having an active audio channel adds 6 - 8 W to the consumption regardless of whether there is any output. For SDL software (such as OpenTTD), "audio off" usually means that it outputs empty buffers to the audio device, unless the sound driver is disabled. For comparison, viewing a 1280x720 h264 video fullscreen without sound takes about 4 W. The X220 doesn't have this problem; playing an mp3 file there only draws 1.2 W.
- The difference between dim and maximum screen brightness is about 2.5 W. Turning the screen off reduces about 2 W. Enabling bluetooth adds 0.65 W, disabling the Wifi device reduces 0.8 W.
- 100% CPU usage on one core brings the consumption up to about 25 W, 290% CPU usage on a total of 4 cores to about 30 W. I tested this with vzgpt (my own CPU-only GPT-2 implementation). (Note: I've configured the CPU to the lowest officially allowed frequency, i.e. 1.2 GHz).
- High GPU activity brings the consumption up to 26 W regardless of whether the activity is just plain bitmap scrolling or the most computationally intensive shader that works on the machine. Interestingly, the quite simple default shader of the shadertoy.com editor consumes a bit more than that (28 W).
- Intense reading or writing of large files on the SSD disk (via the CPU) brings the consumption up to 35 W.
- The highest consumptions I've seen so far (40+ W) have come from rather normal web browser activities, such as closing of dozens of tabs on Firefox.
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“Social media wasn’t web 2.0, it’s what killed Web 2.0!”

I enjoyed this article on what web 2.0 actually was, and I’m tickled that I only saw it because @BenCollver posted it to comp.misc.

accordion-druid.tumblr.com/pos

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Just read someone referring to github's copilot as "copylot", so that's how I'll refer to it from now on.

GitHub Copylot

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