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  1. Horray! My new phone arrived! Quicker than expected.

    about 8 hours ago from web
    • OK so like I was all balls deep into Sabrina as a kid, but yeah man I'm still up into my witches, grapees!

      about 14 hours ago from web
      • @elliemars It appears like the Mastodon link is not correct (an extra dash), and the Tumblr one too (should be a subdomain) :-(.
        Otherwise nicely done and made me follow the links through the photograph even though I have no idea what this all is about ;-).

        about 19 hours ago from loadaverage.org
        • http://phlntn.com/emojibuilder/ http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/873134

          about a day ago from web
          • @mangeurdenuage Even in this kind of cartoon they still thought it is necessary for it to have a comic relief character %).

            about a day ago from loadaverage.org
            • @vegos Which notice did you try to reply to?

              about a day ago from loadaverage.org
              • @mangeurdenuage Cost doesn't have to correlate with technical superiority.

                about a day ago from loadaverage.org
                • @mangeurdenuage Cost doesn't have to correlate with technical superiority.

                  about a day ago from loadaverage.org
                  • I sent my smartphone to repair and the repair shop sent it back to me and didn't attempt a fix. Luckily I ordered it directly from Amazon and they refund me the whole sum (only when I send it back). Now I'll buy the slightly upgraded version with 64GB internal storage and I gained 30€ in the process.

                    about a day ago from web
                    • After years of running this place, I thought I’d seen every way a Linux machine could collapse, but once again, my work has shown me another level of “how did this even happen”. I have a machine at work which is suddenly incapable of any function involving cryptography, including but not limited to: allowing SSH access and serving pages over HTTPS

                      about 2 days ago from web
                    • @mangeurdenuage I think the notice should've appeared locally here either way, and I don't see any fresh replies from @vegos.

                      about 2 days ago from loadaverage.org
                      • @vegos What do you mean? I do that all the time.

                        about 2 days ago from loadaverage.org
                        • Good news: I saved a lot of money on flooring.
                          Bad news: I still spent a lot of money on flooring.

                          about 2 days ago from web
                        • Would have had to have been do anyone so far as to look go more

                          about 2 days ago from web
                          • How long do you think Stan Lee would have had to have lived in order to see himself become a villain? Or is that irrelevant because it's a DC property quote?

                            about 2 days ago from web
                          • > come to think of it, how did the concept of reincarnation gain so much popularity even among people who are christian or agnostic?
                            @devurandom That's poetic truth, it's pretty, kind of plausible and very appealing.
                            Believing people got one poetic truth sold to them already, and when there's one, there's another.

                            about 2 days ago from loadaverage.org
                            • @are0h So, I don't know, I think they should've left it a mystery, explanations are good only when they are.

                              about 3 days ago from loadaverage.org
                              • @are0h The problem is that they added a lot of techno-babble to explain it, and, if my memory serves, that was implausible as heck

                                about 3 days ago from loadaverage.org
                                • Remember when this place was popular enough for random mothers to threaten to sue me over it? Good times.

                                  about 11 days ago from web
                                • I knew it had to happen, and probably soon, but still... # Stan Lee.

                                  about 4 days ago from web
                                  • @are0h A fungus drive is such an odd idea though, and their explanation of it is so full of pseudoscience, I wished they haven't explained it at all…

                                    about 4 days ago from loadaverage.org
                                    • > It's interesting that you had to resort to a Finno-Ugric language to find an example in the Latin alphabet.
                                      What can I do when West and South Slavs lost the thing :-).

                                      > Does Russian have an official Latin alphabet of any kind?
                                      > What do you do in passports, for example?
                                      Well, you know, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanization_of_Russian#GOST

                                      By the way, "совѣтъ" (pre-reform orthography) was officially transliterated as "soviet" back in the day.
                                      The letter "ѣ" has been removed from Russian in 1918 as the sound merged with the palatalising "е" long before that (in the spelling simplification efforts).

                                      > Do Russian schools teach how to render Russian words in the Latin alphabet?
                                      Nope.

                                      about 4 days ago from loadaverage.org
                                      • > Sounds similar to Spanish ñ come to think of it.
                                        Indeed, "ña" ~= "ня". Also "ňa" in Czech/Gajica.
                                        The two palatalised consonants that are relatively widespread in the world are "n" and "l", apparently.
                                        "l" like in German.

                                        > Do any of the Slavic languages with a Latin alphabet use accent marks to mark palatisation?
                                        Well, it's complicated.
                                        Only East Slavic languages retain palatalisation with consonants like "s", "t", etc., and those use Cyrillic. There are some unofficial Latin alphabets, but they all have an ambiguity in this area.

                                        Instead of focusing on Polish or Czech alphabets, I'll just say that Hungarian has the palatalised "t" spelt as "ty". Exactly the thing needed :-).
                                        So "Путин" would be "Putyin" in Hungarian, and, say, "тесть" would be "tyeszty".

                                        about 4 days ago from loadaverage.org
                                        • @commagray Если бы ещё описание ссылок указывало, на какой комментарий она указывает…

                                          about 4 days ago from loadaverage.org
                                          • @thor The Cyrillic alphabet's "И" is actually just "i" as in "fish". If it were "Putjin", then the spelling would've differed: "Путьин", where "ь" serves as a separator that also palatalises.
                                            So in "Putin" there are just 5 sounds.
                                            And in "нет" ("njet") – 3 sounds. Native speakers can tell, really.
                                            The trick is that East Slavic languages have a very distinct difference between palatalised and non-palatalised consonants. The "t" here is very distinctly palatalised, which is close to what an additional "j" would also do.
                                            There is also a non-palatalising alternative to "и", which is "ы" (transliterated as "y"). By of them in a sentence: "ты тихий", "ty tihij".
                                            Also on the topic: there is a Cyrillic letter "ї", which is present in Ukrainian, that is just like the Latin "ï" (as in "naïve").

                                            about 4 days ago from loadaverage.org
                                            • > why accept a substitute when you can have the real thing? ;)
                                              @pesco With the real thing you'd still need to take care of two separate argument declarations. Punishment for a mistake – implicit int.
                                              Besides, when every single argument has a type defined (which must be the case in good code), double defining brings a lot of clutter to the table.

                                              So the substitute is simply superior to the real thing ;-).

                                              about 4 days ago from loadaverage.org
                                              • > I for one think k&r is kind of nice when functions have long argument lists and the types obscure the names. Looking at you, function pointers.
                                                @pesco Adopt a more verbose code style then :-).
                                                When every function argument is on a separate line they don't mangle each other, akin to the old K&R style, kind of.

                                                about 4 days ago from loadaverage.org
                                                • @fribbledom Even K&R declarations? Bold.

                                                  about 4 days ago from loadaverage.org
                                                  • @fribbledom Even K&R definitions? Bold.

                                                    about 4 days ago from loadaverage.org
                                                    • > немноко
                                                      @e Ай-яй-яй, кто такое пропустилъ?

                                                      about 4 days ago from loadaverage.org