Mundane observations from the week 

@danluu I would guess medical staff are more tired of wearing masks when they do daily than convention attendees that don't usually wear them. It's been a painful experience for me and some people I know during the pandemic at least.

Hopefully there's some research going on for better mask ergonomics, especially with glasses.

@emersion 5 pages blanches si on retire le pipo Je rédige ma thèse.

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Supposed former Amazon driver attempts to explain why you see so many Amazon van blockades in certain areas: trucks leave in bursts and drivers are both on a very tight schedule and have their top speed monitored.

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Modern video game monetization: the most profitable thing to do is to make your game "pay to win" and/or add gambling mechanics and, failing that, maybe try turning the old game off after a year or two.

This pairs nicely with the highest-paying gamer streaming sponsorships (by a very very large margin) being gambling ads because the CLV of a newly addicted gambler dominates the CLV of other kind of customer among ads you can legally run (

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#FDroid in an #EU "Pilot project — De-monopolized access to EU applications"... "The focus of the pilot project includes EU institutions releasing their apps on existing alternative app stores, including f-droid that aims at promoting apps released under open source licenses"

@thunderbird disagree because it depends on the context. eg you'll probably want plain text for work emails, for archiving purposes, etc.

In most cases though I agree with others e2ee should be the default. It's a bit sad the setup is not seamless and automatic.

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The Continuity of Splines is now on YouTube!!

it has been a year in the making, goodness ;-;🎉 I hope you'll like it ❤

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Did you know? All my projects ship with man pages. They are your first go-to when looking for info on how something works, or if a feature is supported or not.

Having man pages may seem obvious. It certainly is to me. But I've come to understand that a lot of applications now a days don't have it.

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Und weil wir gestern etwas gepennt haben, kommt der 2. Dezember direkt hinterher:

Unser #Adventswunsch: Apps, die die Privatssphäre der Nutzer wirklich respektieren. Deswegen findet ihr hinter dem zweiten Türchen des #SECUSO Adventskalenders unsere #PrivacyFriendlyApps! Für alle, die unsere Apps noch nicht kennen: Insgesamt haben wir 28 Apps im PlayStore und auf FDroid verfügbar. Damit wir diese auch weiterhin aktuell halten können, suchen wir PFA-Paten!

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How did the hacker get away from the police? 

He ransomware.

@emersion Any type that implements Deref (eg Rc, Box, Pin, and references).

ptr2struct.field is desugared to (*ptr2struct).field and there is no ptr2struct->field notation.

@emersion Playing with rust and pointer arithmetic, what a brave man.

Be careful about offset_of. It will UB, should $field contain any kind of smart pointer, because field access automatically dereferences variables to the struct type.
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This looks great otherwise!!! I'm sure "Beyond Memory Safety with Types (2016)" from will come in handy!

Good luck!

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MNT Pocket Reform is coming!

Here are all the technical details that are nailed down so far:

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Ana Dantas returned for industrial design. The snazzy 3D art was done by Philipp Broemme. Illustrations by Anri Hennies.


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