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Twitch has been messing with streams again and putting 15 second placeholder countdowns for ads. You know, so adblockers can't skip streams.

"The Cambrian explosion of Vocaloids!"
"The Cambrian explosion of Vtubers!"

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Despite writing a CD ripper I don't feel like CDs are a hopelessly cludged barely working hacked together format.
They were well designed, with extensive error recovery, and I'm very glad they didn't use 14bits as Philips wanted.
I don't like the fact they have a samplerate of 44100Hz, but tomorrow's world never saw the emergence of the internet so they're forgiven for wanting a longer playtime.
Enhanced CDs are bad though, with an absolutely arbitrary 14100 frame gap for no reason.

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Sometimes I'm embarrassed by how little Python I know, arguably the most popular programming language.
Why is that awful language so appealing? Having indentation be part of the syntax is one of the worst decisions made in history. And the biggest one by far is you can't verify your syntax is correct without running the code. Even Lua errors out on obviously wrong syntax.

I hope Nvidia cards are really good for mining instead of AMD this year.
That way I have a more reasonable chance of getting a Founder's edition early just to enjoy waiting for linux support to improve and hack on a non-toy GPU.

You know how there are people that say "I wouldn't mind going to Middle Earth!", or "I wanna live in Stargate/Trek's world!" and such.
I wanna go to Kurast!

Note to self: next time I want to analyze bits in an audio dump it as big endian or use the abitscope filter.
Was wondering for days why a 24-bit signal was being MSB-padded rather than the more standard LSB-padded.
Now it all makes sense.

Finally left Tutanota and migrated to Migadu.
Tutanota are cheap but their idea of security means you're locked to only ever be using their webmail. Nothing else. It was horrible.

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Had a realistic zombie apocalypse dream, for which the cure, in true zombie movie fashion, was the pollen of a some yellow flower, but that was explained in the prologue.
Nope, I'd take COVID-19. These zombies evolved the lemmings' method of brute forcing shelters.

GUNFIRE - THAT'S MAGUS NIGHT -Rampageous Shooting Star-
Many lines of code were written listening to the whole circle's music on a loop for N days straight. Entire decoders, in fact.

I joined the fediverse exactly 1 year ago now 🎂
Picking a small instance and hoping I'll fit in is something I kinda miss.
About 1.5 months later I had to jump servers because it shut down, but thankfully the migration feature landed just before I had to, so I carried over my 5 followers and 5 following users to what I thought at the time was a very shaky instance just brought up.
I do miss ichii and, hopefully he'll come back again one day.
Here's to more, hopefully 🍺

I found the perfect way to describe the Smoking Man from the X-files: "He's like a pack of Marlboros which achieved self-expression.".

>BDs of old PAL TV shows
>deinterlaced and converted to 29.97 FPS for the US
>most BD rips are from US releases
I hate this.

I have another one:
>EU movie with a total of 3 "fuck"s in it, beautifully delivered and well spent
>Uncensored in the EU
>Hamfisted and very obvious censoring for US to get a rating for 12 year olds
>most BD rips are from US releases
I hate this too.

Finally found the combination which puts my thinkpad to sleep; Fn+4.
Undocumented, no labels anywhere, and its only because its close to Meta+4 which I use to switch desktops did I find out about it.
Its annoying and I don't want it.

Maybe if incandescent light bulbs weren't so awful people wouldn't be obsessed with having "warm" color LED lights and actually have something somewhat useful, like between 4000 and 5000 kelvin.
But what we have now is a market flooded with awful less-powerful than the incandescent 2000 kelvin LEDs which flicker in a really annoying way to save a few cents on a rectifier and some caps/resistors but are good enough to flog to people who only care about price and nothing else.

I ran into someone a few days ago.
Didn't think too much of it at the time, but I've just realized it was the first time I've ran randomly into anyone in the last maybe 10 years.

An update on NDI: there was an open-source clean room implementation published 2 months ago and is still worked on.
NewTek or their lawyers have not contacted the author yet. He's bitterly disappointed, as half his reason for writing this was to piss them off. But he is the president of Videolan, and I guess that carries some weight.

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