[-] testman@lemmy.ml 4 points 13 hours ago

there is a #dead_game_news channel in AF Discord
and there is !accursed_farms, but there is not much going on in there.

[-] testman@lemmy.ml 25 points 1 day ago

doesn't Steam Hardware Survey report way higher percentage of Linux users?

(Statista, Blackdown)

wouldn't Valve's numbers be more reliable?

[-] testman@lemmy.ml 3 points 1 day ago

Sup dawg, heard you like remaked

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[-] testman@lemmy.ml 85 points 1 week ago

Funny how people tend to quote Linus Torvalds on technical issues in order to prove a point. I hear the guy barely made it through college.

Actually, I lied about even that. I was thrown out of fourth grade because I couldn't write my own name, and it's been all downhill from there. I had to lie about getting into college just so that I'd have better chances of making a career here at McDonalds - if you have a college degree (or you lied about having one), they don't make you scrape the burger pans.

heh, he had good sense of humour already back in 1999

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/12079904

I'm using old laptop as a home server.
But the cooling fan started to click a lot, and I'm afraid that it will stop spinning soon.
Any ideas for how to replace the fan with something else? Preferably something that does not require electricity?
I'm thinking about dismantling it, taking the fan out and soldering a big block of metal to the heatsink.
How bad of an idea is that?
Is anyone aware of any other ways of physically converting laptop into something that is more suitable for home server?
Know of any guides or videos about something related? Please post links.
Thank you

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I'm using old laptop as a home server.
But the cooling fan started to click a lot, and I'm afraid that it will stop spinning soon.
Any ideas for how to replace the fan with something else? Preferably something that does not require electricity?
I'm thinking about dismantling it, taking the fan out and soldering a big block of metal to the heatsink.
How bad of an idea is that?
Is anyone aware of any other ways of physically converting laptop into something that is more suitable for home server?
Know of any guides or videos about something related? Please post links.
Thank you

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[-] testman@lemmy.ml 31 points 2 months ago

Is this the "agile" development methodology that I heard so much about?

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[-] testman@lemmy.ml 71 points 3 months ago

I wonder how angry will the maintainers be in 2036:

aaaa, why do we have to support this ancient release, why did we promise 12 years of support

[-] testman@lemmy.ml 120 points 3 months ago

Listen, strange penguins biting people is no basis for a system of government.

[-] testman@lemmy.ml 32 points 3 months ago

didn't read the article because it wants me to disable adblock
but wow, the title really triggers me
do normalfriends really do nothing else besides take pictures and videos with their phones?

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[-] testman@lemmy.ml 26 points 4 months ago

Check if whatever is left of Mycroft AI has anything useful for you.

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/5768010

You know BOINC, the thing where you can donate your processing power to specific computational projects?
Is there anything like that, but for hosting platforms / services?
Something where you could say "I am willing to dedicate this much of my CPU, RAM and storage space to this project or this group of people".
Say that I have a server that is more or less collecting dust, and I want to make it do something productive.
I am aware of YUNOHost and alternatives, but that still requires me to choose which things to deploy and also somehow then offer that to the community.
As a certified lazy dude, I would much rather say "here's the computer, use it for whatever you need the most".
The issue I see with this is that my goodwill could be abused for hosting something inappropriate or even illegal, and then I would be held responsible. So there should be some transparency requirement or some other mechanism that helps prevents this.

And yes, self-hosting would not be the accurate term to describe this kind of distributed resource sharing. "croud-sourced self-hosting"? "crowd-hosting" sounds like a good description for this phenomenon.
Some implementation of this probably already exists. Please provide any relevant names or links that would help me find more about this.

[-] testman@lemmy.ml 48 points 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago)

reminds me of that joke from Futurama

Zapp:

You, ensign, whats your name?

Hugh Man

Hugh Man sir!

Zapp:

Now that's a name you can trust.

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If top of the society is immoral psychopaths with power, and most of the society is composed of people with good intentions, then there is not much hope for "beta uprising" until things go way beyond point of recovery, because powerful psychopaths will not let their power get taken away.

Not sure if this is just evolutionary biology, but this cycle of psychopaths at the top has been going on since when, at least ancient Egypt. And in all these thousands of years, the system that enables this cycle got way more reinforced than it got dismantled.

So is it maybe better idea to put benevolent people's energy towards designing and preparing a new societal system that will have built-in mechanisms for preventing corruption and malevolence? "prepare" as in get ready to implement for when the current messed up system is about to grind to a halt and collapse? Well, it would be best to figure out how to go full Benevolent Theseus™ by replacing parts of currently failing system with the corruption-proof ones.

What are some resources related to this topic? Recearch on societal dynamics, designing political systems, examples of similar revolutions that already happened, etc. Post any links that you consider relevant

[-] testman@lemmy.ml 31 points 8 months ago

I was that age in 2006 and that style was strange to me back then as well

[-] testman@lemmy.ml 46 points 8 months ago

gotta fail fast

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