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Old Androids Never Die, They Just Have A Few Screws Loose

Well, yes.

August 14, 2017


It's amazingly cool to be able to sit in front of a Unix workstation that you helped build, using open-source apps to design 3D parts to be printed on an open-sourced 3D printer, then flown on your open-sourced quad drone.

DIY is 1000x better when you get the help of an army of other DIYers. :P


On A Recent Suggestion

July 19, 2017


If C is really too hard and you need Rust to manage memory for you, if managing the lifetime of your data is too difficult, how could you possibly handle data that changes type at runtime?

Why isn't that too complex?

People talk about how great C++ and Java are, but there is literally nothing preventing someone from subclassing one of your types to break function semantics. C is better because it is literal, without being unnecessarily restrictive.


Stupid Ubuntu Tricks: Make Gnome Shell Use the Ubuntu font

July 5, 2017


If you are running Ubuntu GNOME, but like/miss/prefer different fonts to the ones used by the shell, you can customize Gnome Shell's font like this:

  • Create a text file containing css for the font you want, in a directory named whatever you want the theme to be named, i.e. for a theme called FOO, create .themes/FOO/gnome-shell/gnome-shell.css
  • Put this in there, replacing the font name with whatever font you want:

@import url("resource:///org/gnome/theme/gnome-shell.css");

stage {

font-family: "Ubuntu";
}

  • Save the file.
  • Open up Tweak Tool, and pick your newly-created theme from the list of shell themes.
  • Profit.

Live by the gun, Die by the gun

June 24, 2017


If a player got cheated on, everyone would say he deserved it.
If a con artist got scammed, everyone would say he deserved it.
If a cop on the take got arrested, everyone would say he deserved it.

So how come when a gun-nut congressman gets shot, we're supposed to feel bad for him?


Hypocrites

May 7, 2017


Ah yes, Democrats.
Unwilling to vote for Bernie because he "just joined out of convenience," but somehow unable to comprehend why independents wouldn't vote for THEIR candidate.

And simultaneously able to condemn the GOP for putting party before all else.


WD2 Shuffler Stuff

April 17, 2017


Sitara posted up a picture. If you take a look in the thumbnail's data you can read:

I'm inside
Benny
i'm inside / if anyone finds this i am most likely gone
find the key
and complete my work - Benny / help

There's a ton of other text all over the words, probably in shuffler alphabet. Anyone with photoshop able to take a closer look at the EXIF tags? Here's a cut and paste...

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VIDEO: Undocumented dad taken by ICE while dropping kids off at school | 6abc.com

March 3, 2017


Romulo Avelica-Gonzalez

Source: VIDEO: Undocumented dad taken by ICE while dropping kids off at school | 6abc.com

From the "Trumpies are Assholes" department: demonstrating the true "family values" that they have, by destroying people's lives just to prove a point.

Is he wrong for being here illegally? Yes.

Are the Trumpies going to bitch about having to support his kids with tax money, now that they've deported the dad? Yep.

Meanwhile, they'll sit at home with stacks of unpaid support payments and scream about how *foreigners* are ruining this country.


WD-IRL

February 27, 2017


If you don't grok the acronym, don't worry about it.

OK, so I was reading about this Parrot AR Drone I have, how to mod and work with the software on it, and it turns out the sucker can run an Ubuntu chroot, all you have to do is give it some USB storage and a filesystem to run.

Or, say, a mini USB hub, a chroot with Kali on it, and a second wifi antenna, that you could, theoretically, fly near someone's vulnerable device and break in remotely, if you could do so within the flight span of the drone (so like 10 minutes).

Sure enough, the Sumo has the same thing, albeit at a different IP address (and ARM5 rather than ARM7).

Hmmmmmmmm.