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Perry E. Metzger
Mad Scientist, Bon Vivant, and Raconteur.
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Eli Dourado 15h
In the Starlink terms of service, you have to agree that “no Earth-based government has authority or sovereignty over Martian activities.”
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Perry E. Metzger Oct 26
Replying to @quackzaahr
Embedded = handheld fob with no real operating system.
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Perry E. Metzger Oct 26
Dear Lazyweb: if one is looking to find a Rust developer for a small, security-critical embedded software project, where does one look? (I've written Rust code but I'm not enough of a member of the community to know on my own.)
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Perry E. Metzger Oct 24
“U.S. breaks daily record for coronavirus cases with over 84,000 new infections”
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Perry E. Metzger Oct 20
Replying to @ratkins @qrs and 2 others
Indeed. Social networking should be a protocol, not a web site, but try explaining that to people who think “protocol” of necessity means something built on http?
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Eric Berger Oct 19
Tomorrow we're going to punch an asteroid in the face. This will teach potentially threatening asteroids not to mess with 'Merica.
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Trammell Hudson ✪ Oct 19
Replying to @jwz @anildash
Proper threading, a real editor, post scoring, and kill files: trn was the pinnacle of user interfaces for keeping up with the social media feed.
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Perry E. Metzger Oct 19
Replying to @superwonderstar
I have that data now, but not ’91 onwards.
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Jeffrey Paul (@sneak@sneak.berlin) 🏴 Oct 18
Google is now rewriting all URLs in gmail/gsuite email messages, *including those downloaded via IMAP*, to go via Google URL redirection, which is a HUGE privacy leak. they're editing the actual message bodies in your inbox.
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Matthew Green Oct 18
Chrome doing more shady things to advantage Google properties, but I assume this makes us more secure or advances the user experience in critical way.
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Perry E. Metzger Oct 18
Replying to @wdormann @drunk_foxx
I need to be able to search by name. They used to allow that btw. They broke everything.
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Perry E. Metzger Oct 18
Replying to @wdormann @drunk_foxx
How do I search a group by name? I can’t even find that.
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Perry E. Metzger Oct 18
Replying to @wdormann @drunk_foxx
("Groups" is now almost purely their mailing list/discussion functionality without any of the early Usenet stuff they had.)
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Perry E. Metzger Oct 18
Replying to @wdormann @drunk_foxx
I can't even figure out _how_ to do a search for (say) a particular author on Usenet between particular years. They've essentially hidden or removed all the functionality.
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Perry E. Metzger Oct 18
Replying to @wdormann @drunk_foxx
Yah, that archive isn’t great on most counts.
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Perry E. Metzger Oct 18
Replying to @larry_martell
Or at least people who don’t read documentation.
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Perry E. Metzger Oct 17
Replying to @larry_martell
The person who wrote that blog post clearly didn't understand the format of netnews postings (which is just RFC822 messages)...
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Perry E. Metzger Oct 17
Replying to @drunk_foxx
Also, I'm quite unclear on how one searches this archive. It is pretty non-obvious. Say I want to search for all postings by a particular person or from a particular newsgroup, how do I do it?
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Perry E. Metzger Oct 17
Replying to @lhirlimann
It's very, very hard to get access to historical Usenet information through the Google Groups mechanisms at this point. Part of that seems to be that they reused "groups" for their mailing list stuff, part seems to be rot.
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Perry E. Metzger Oct 17
Replying to @drunk_foxx
1. Where are all the net. and mod. groups? 2. I find the date on those comp.lang.lisp posts odd since the great renaming was in 1987 IIRC.
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