Where "soundproofing" translates to "about all the packaging materials I still had around from 2020 because 'they might still come handy oneday'". I think I just love to make something useful out of "worthless" things.
If there's anyone here running a many-threaded (32 or more) Linux/x86 system, can I ask you a favor?
Can you please install ZFS, create a pool on a storage device (preferrably a slow one so there'll be a lot of contention), then run a heavy multithreaded load (e.g. benchmark software like byte-unixbench) on it.
Do you experience kernel oops, panics, or are there random process(es) that got killed after you run it?
Thanks in advance!
Reposts welcome, I'm curious
Last night, I fixed someones Linux audio issues in one easy step:
1. connect to their computer via SSH
Also, old hardware has a surprising lifetime in this room. And have you noticed how long some CompSci departments can (and do) use their boxes?
Maybe there is actually something to bogon/anti-bogon theory. Computers don't break, computers absorb bogons from nearby bogon emitters.
#LazyWeb question. I'm looking for source code to an interrupt-driven serial driver for a NS16550 UART chip, preferably in C.
Would anyone in the embedded or early PC software development worlds have any leads? I looked high and low, and couldn't find anything. It's almost as if this UART design has mysteriously vanished from the face of the planet.
The code says commandHandler = handler;
... but operator = is overloaded and under the hood it builds a smart pointer and copy-constructs handler and then statically enumerates all argument types supported by decltype(handler)::operator() and stores them into a bitmap to dynamically disable the useless parser parts on the incoming network packet stream.
I wonder if I should add a comment.
i was also today years old when i found out the kanji for hedgehog makes ‘pin mouse’ which warms my soul to no end 🦔
In the 1990s, for example, the X-Files era of conspiracy theories appeared broad-based and apolitical.
But they really weren't apolitical.
They were selling a very specific set of ideas:
"The government, any government, is evil."
"The world is filled with mortal dangers. Fear strangers."
"Trust no one. Only trust yourself. Be a strong, lone, individual."
This idea set just happens to line up with a very specifically libertarian, market-friendly view of human society. Odd how that happened.
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