These flexible E-Ink displays from Adafruit look rather slick 😍
A friend of mine just just tried debugging why he couldn't compile various pieces of software (for example cmake) and stumbled upon something rather hilarious:
As it turns out the compiler checks during the configure stage fail because they do a string match on the word "warning". If it finds that word in the output it rejects the compiler, as it assumes it to be not working correctly.
My friend's username? Oh, nothing special, it's simply "m_warning".
"Today We Learned You Can Sail In A Straight Line From The UK To New Zealand"
This is probably the first convincing computer-generated music I've heard (that doesn't sound like random noodling around):
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May the Power of the Ring be with you always, and may its light never fade. I am not sure if it matters which of the two rings we accept this day but, as you asked me, I have chosen mine. I am sorry to leave you, Frodo, but know that we are very close to the end, and that you are with us forever. May this letter find you safely in Rivendell; and if it does not, then I will accept the ring in your stead. If by any chance you find or give this letter to the enemy, may they learn the strength of the ring and may the Two Rings never be broken!
wow, i like this paper a lot: https://www.tockos.org/assets/papers/tock-sosp2017.pdf
Finally recorded a version of "Le Dénicheur" that I'm happy with so I can stop obsessively practicing it.
Then I found a video of a cute 11-year-old girl playing it much better than me:
Army ants get into infinite loops too:
It seems like any community where you follow people instead of topics is vulnerable to being taken over by Irresistible Conversations. This happens on Twitter, Facebook, and even Mastodon. (Though only twice here so far, that I've noticed.)
This is because even if you don't care about <topic in the news> and didn't read about it directly, some of your friends will inevitably comment on it.
By contrast, Reddit and Usenet (in the old days) have some natural immunity to Irresistible Conversations due being topic-based and having rules against cross-posting. So your friends will likely write their comments about the I.C. in a forum you're not subscribed to.
On a whim, I bought "Eastern European Folk Tunes for Accordion" because the reviews were good, and now here I am listening to the few versions I can find of an obscure Albanian folk tune apparently about a women whose fiancé got kicked by a horse and died. (Though I can't find a full translation.)
The tunes are an interesting challenge. Some are pretty simple, but it takes a few listens before they start making sense.
Based on the docs, Rust's numeric libraries consist mostly of hundreds of trait implementations. How do people figure out what to use?
I'm used to Go where you don't know or care about all the interfaces that a type might satisfy, but you do see all its methods, which is what you really need anyway.
Former Googler, novice accordionist
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