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I believe are in order. My name is Tom, my pronouns are he/him/his. I've been a Linux person since the late 90s. I've been a Sci-Fi reader since I could choose my own books. I've been a Sci-Fi watcher for even longer. I'm married and we have two kids. I'm in the US (North Carolina), I'm a liberal and I talk politics under a CW. Given the instance, I should mention my family watched TNG growing up and I really liked catching TAS when it was on.

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How "fun" a RemoteCodeExecution vulnerablity in DNSmasq. That thing is probably present on every network worldwide either just in the router or in many embedded devices, phones, id-IoT stuff…
#infosec #dnspooq

Windows scratchpad? 

So, as part of moving my workflow to Windows, the one thing I haven't solved yet is how to hot-key a floating app. In i3 for example, I have a terminal that's open, and I can hot-key to call it up or hide it on whatever desktop I'm in. It looks like the closest on Windows is to install WinDbg, run it, and then I can call up its scratchpad. That might be too heavy. Anyone have an idea on what I'm looking for?

Cooking general 

- instapot refried beans last night went well again, and I do feel I've got this recipe down now as well and can mix around spices a bit more next time too.
- Pizza dough now proofing in the just turned off oven with a measuring cup of hot water in there for steam.

Cooking adjacent 

I never realized until just now that there's a pin that holds the top of my kitchenaid to the base, and it had been sticking out a quarter of an inch or so until now'ish when it popped out in the middle of kneeding pizza dough. Scared the shit out of me until I realized it was an easy fix at least.

One thing I like about gitlab-ci pipelines that I wish I could do in azure pipelines is to group tests and say that group A needs to pass before we try group B, and if it fails, just stop. In gitlab this means I run a handful of quick tests (1-2min each), if they pass, a handful of medium (10 minutes each or less), and if they pass, everything else (build the world, maybe an hour).

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1/ This is a comparison more people should be making. In 1898, a couple thousand white supremacists successfully overturned an election in North Carolina, destroying a powerful, anti-capitalist coalition of poor white and recently emancipated Black farmers (the Fusionists).

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2408. Egg Strategies 

title text: Neutral Evil is for people who like keeping the weight nicely centered in the carton, but also hate everyone else who wants that.


Tom Rini boosted admin: new CW rule 

Hi everyone,

We've been discussing CW use in All This, and for now have agreed to set a temporary requirement for a "politics" (or uspol, hong kong, etc., just be clear) content warning for ALL posts on clearly political topics, particularly for posts about areas where the population is at risk.

We know people will forget, or never see this. But we want to try, together.

We have users worldwide, and hope this will help everyone to read comfortably. Thank you!

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before i turn into full cat loaf, please remember there's no shame in disconnecting from the news if you are in a safe position to do so. have a designated friend or source to update you without being overwhelmed.

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"Dude" psa 

If "dude", "man", "bro", etc. are a common, gender-neutral thing in your vocabulary you are still obligated to not call people the things that they don't want to be called, just like everybody else.

So I've played Star Traders: Frontiers a bit now, and it's a bit of fun, but also getting a bit tedious maybe. The trading economy seems pretty pointless compared to missions. Most of the required combat you just need to have upgraded your ship gear enough for, but that can be a challenge if you didn't get enough other missions done. I might start a new captain and see how it goes. But I think tonight I'm gonna check in on No Man's Sky.

Welp, looks like I need to go figure out VLAN stuff as it's looking likely that the thermostat for the new HVAC doesn't have a local-wireless-sensor-only option and a wired sensor might be stupidly annoying to do.

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Does anyone have a @Dell #xps13 7390 where speakers are working under #Ubuntu?

Please #RT

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so at what point do you try to force your medical "professional" to give you a fucking #CFS/#ME diagnosis? I've been tired for 20 years, we've run down a lot of things. No I don't fucknig snow in my fucknig sleep and I just, for some reason, want the fucking label so I feel like.. i don't know something.... I would never feel this way about my autism, which is a diagnosis I got around to getting but kinda accidentally and never cared about..

i'm tired all the time, have insomnia all the time..

Windows advice request 

I'm pondering again trying Windows. If not in a browser, I'm on a full screen of 4 a bit over 80x24 terminals. Could I do less? Maybe, but it's easier to avoid distractions on a full screen of terminals. Any advice on how to recreate that?

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Vaccine (+) 

I received the Pfizer covid vaccine early last week and I want positive word-of-mouth reports about it to be circulated. AMA if you want.

And for actually reliable info about it read here (since I’m no expert I’m just someone who got poked and it went well):

And here:

Game recs? (boosts please) 

My eldest enjoys Minecraft PvP. It's also a huge problem in that it's so (technically) unfair. Does anyone have any first-person melee (mostly, no snipers at least) combat game recs? Linux (or if I have to, Windows) or Switch for platforms. No VC being strongly desired (no one around here wants to *talk* with people).

All that aside, yes, I did enjoy ST:Picard.

ST:Picard (spoilers) vs Doctor Who 

One of those thoughts I've had watching the series, and I don't think the finale fixed it either really ("You were right" and not bringing back all of the old crew didn't cover it), was that Picard isn't as good as The Doctor about dealing with how they inspire people to sacrifice everything for them. Picard literally applauded Raffi burning a bridge to get them a step closer and The Doctor never gets that far away from worrying about their companions.

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