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#1001 2018-06-09 05:22:07

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Re: Cool Random Internet Stuff

Anyone here from New York?
https://overheardinnewyork.com/


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#1002 2018-06-10 00:23:22

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^ That might go over about as well as my Hipster Hitler link from a year ago, but we'll see.

http://hipsterhitler.com/

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#1003 2018-06-21 09:53:32

johnraff
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Re: Cool Random Internet Stuff

GNL is Not Linux
If you're tired of being told you have to call it GNU/Linux, here's a counterblast:
https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=2909572


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#1004 2018-06-21 17:58:35

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Re: Cool Random Internet Stuff

^Haha ... entertaining

... you should find a friend who works on compilers and ask if he or she has ever looked inside gcc (GNU C compiler), and, after the crying stops and you've bucked your friend up with more alcohol, ask if he or she has ever tried to extend the compiler. If you are still friends at that point, your final question should be about submitting patches upstream into this supposedly open-source project.


Postpone all your duties; if you die, you won't have to do them ..

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#1005 2018-06-22 18:01:25

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^The author missed part of the story: 1980 they got a new printer, a Xerox 9700 at the AI Lab and Stallman wanted to have the source code to hack it for sending messages when the printing was done or it was jammed (as users were on different floors). It worked with the printer before, but Xerox denied to deliver the source code and those features did not work with the new printer. This made Stallman focus on free software and he even quit his job to work for GNU. It started almost ten years before Linus began his kernel work. Anyway, it's a simple math as the kernel alone is far away from a working system, which is luckily recognized by the sane people at Debian, using GNU/Linux in the official handbook. Apart from the GNU tools I think it was even more important to establish the philosophy behind GNU and the FSF.

Anyhow Linux - or better to say GNU/Linux - is beautiful: https://www.fossmint.com/best-linux-icon-themes/

There is also a new icon theme in development called suru.

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#1006 2018-06-22 18:11:42

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martix wrote:

There is also a new icon theme in development called suru.

Developed by the person who did Paper, the default BL icon theme.

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#1007 2018-06-23 03:25:47

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Check where your favourite news source fits in:
Media Bias Chart


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#1008 2018-06-23 08:57:54

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Re: Cool Random Internet Stuff

johnraff wrote:

Check where your favourite news source fits in:
Media Bias Chart

i like it, but...
ironically, the site is called allgeneralizationsarefalse, yet a chart like that can only be a generalization, and biased in itself.
thankfully it comes with an accompanying article.
reminds me of the old saying "There's a million ways to divide the world in two halves".

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#1009 2018-06-23 09:19:11

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Re: Cool Random Internet Stuff

ohnonot wrote:
johnraff wrote:

Check where your favourite news source fits in:
Media Bias Chart

i like it, but...
ironically, the site is called allgeneralizationsarefalse, yet a chart like that can only be a generalization, and biased in itself.
thankfully it comes with an accompanying article.
reminds me of the old saying "There's a million ways to divide the world in two halves".

Agree, and there are only English 'news' outlets in the chart.

But as a listener/reader of material from BBC, Reuters and The Economist I can pat myself on my back and feel good. :-)

/Martin


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#1010 2018-06-23 09:29:25

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^ well in a very generalised way, i think it's good to listen/watch news from all corners.
the chart might help with that (a little).

...
just yesterday i looked up the "trump & children in cages" hype(*) on youtube, and deliberately watched videos that i felt a little aversion to, even fox news and some super- rightwing home dad youtuber rant. it's good to do so, and thankfully most of these youtube articles are very short.

(*) yes, there's a hype, but that doesn't mean that the protests are wrong.

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#1011 2018-07-09 10:16:15

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#1012 2018-07-09 13:57:34

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earlybird wrote:

seems a bit USA-centric.
Like many dystopian articles nowadays.
We must stop the habit of assuming that these things somehow automatically apply globally.
The USA are neither the largest nor the richest (*) country in the world, and arguably not the most influential either.

(*) there are several methods of measuring this, and the USA is top in only one of them.

but it's an interesting article.

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#1013 2018-07-21 17:50:41

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Re: Cool Random Internet Stuff

Just discovered, bunch of (good quality) fun linux pictures:

https://linux.pictures

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#1014 2018-07-21 19:36:52

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Everything is alive.
Absurd in the best possible way.
/Martin


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#1015 2018-07-23 08:15:30

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Type the word “dog” into Google Translate 19 times (use copy/paste), request that the nonsensical message be flipped from Maori into English, and out pops...

Try that in Google Translate before reading the article:
http://ow.ly/KEJr30l4mRy

Last edited by johnraff (2018-07-26 08:21:59)


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#1016 2018-07-23 08:43:17

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I have to read the article later but I tried translating "bar barbar bar bar barbar" from Swedish to English and got nonsens. It does mean "naked savage carried naked savage".

So much for machine learning and AI.

/Martin


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#1017 2018-07-24 03:12:27

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^^ Reminds me of Dirty Hungarian Phrasebook.

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#1018 2018-07-25 21:19:16

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I tried "bar barbar bar bar barbar" from Swedish to English in the opennmt.net project translator and it gave some hints with bar=bar, bära=carry, barbar=barbarian, but did not show anything just "bar bar bar bar bar bar". Deepl is also a good translator, but has a limited number of languages. So far did not find anything better than opennmt.net.

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#1019 2018-07-25 23:35:48

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 25 Jul 18 @ 20:28:52 ~
   $ swen bar
2 definitions found

From Swedish-English FreeDict Dictionary ver. 0.1.1 [fd-swe-eng]:

  ‐bar
   ‐able; ‐ible

From Swedish-English FreeDict Dictionary ver. 0.1.1 [fd-swe-eng]:

  bar
   bare; naked; nude
 
 25 Jul 18 @ 20:29:00 ~
   $ 

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#1020 2018-07-26 08:37:38

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The Maori thing seems to have stopped doing it. Maybe they patched something, so you might as well just read the article. It's pretty weird anyway, and some of the things in the linked reddit page still work.

For example, try setting the input language to Somali, paste in multiple

oo

and watch the English output pane as the number of oo's increases.


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#1021 2018-07-31 07:15:47

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Re: Cool Random Internet Stuff

martix wrote:

Just discovered, bunch of (good quality) fun linux pictures:

https://linux.pictures

there's some super funny stuff in there, but it almost drowns in all the other, unfunny fan stuff...
i liked: https://linux.pictures/projects/welcome-to-linux-park
and this seems to hit the nail on the head (how good am i translating idioms from my mother tongue? i hope you get my meaning: it describes the situation perfectly): https://linux.pictures/projects/kali-li … me-picture i want to edit this into a pixel art version to be used on forums etc...

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#1022 2018-07-31 12:17:39

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Re: Cool Random Internet Stuff

"Hit the nail on the head" is perfectly the correct expression.

Tim

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#1023 2018-07-31 15:06:06

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^ thanks, good to know.
and here it is:
kali-play-demo.png

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#1024 2018-08-18 15:17:48

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Greetings lab rats, hope everyone's doing well smile

Came across this and thought you fine folks may get a kick out of it...

Muppet Character Beaker found on Mars

Last edited by Glenn (2018-08-18 15:20:28)


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#1025 2018-08-18 15:58:02

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Re: Cool Random Internet Stuff

Glenn wrote:

Greetings lab rats, hope everyone's doing well smile

Came across this and thought you fine folks may get a kick out of it...

Muppet Character Beaker found on Mars

Yes saw that and it's pretty funny indeed!


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