mckinley

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A guy on the internet. https://mckinley.cc/

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In-reply-to » Speed Limiters Now Mandatory In All New EU Cars An anonymous reader shares a report: Cars have been able to figure out when they're speeding for a while, thanks to GPS as well as traffic sign recognition, and they've also been able to pump the brakes automatically when needed. Having a computer automatically slow down a car in response to posted speed limits, therefore, was not really a question of technical feasibility for so ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net Great, now your car can slam the brakes randomly in addition to jerking the steering wheel randomly, i.e. lane keep assist. All these “safety features” add a fun new challenge to driving. You need to constantly be aware of your car’s computer misinterpreting something and respond to its reaction or you’re going to end up in a ditch or in the front of a 10 car pileup.

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In-reply-to » it works fine if you properly escape your urls!

I swear I copied a URL from an address bar one time and I noticed it was percent encoded on the clipboard when the text in the box wasn’t. It was showing me something easy to read, but when I was going to use that URL for something else it was properly encoded so it wouldn’t cause exactly this type of problem.

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In-reply-to » it works fine if you properly escape your urls!

Do browsers not percent-encode URLs automatically? They did in the past, right? For some reason I thought they still did, but they showed the original URL in the bar for readability.

I just used mitmproxy and pasted that URL and it didn’t escape it at all.

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In-reply-to » Another minor inconvenience could have been avoided by reading the Arch Linux news feed before upgrading.

One more point, not necessarily for @bender@twtxt.net but for anyone else reading this. If you don’t want to use the command line, Arch probably isn’t for you. Linux Mint is much closer to a command-line-free distribution. Don’t be afraid of the command line, though. The command line is good for you.

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In-reply-to » Another minor inconvenience could have been avoided by reading the Arch Linux news feed before upgrading.

@bender@twtxt.net Yes, that one. It’s not a big deal unless you use Arch on a remote machine. You can expect some minor issues like this, but the Arch team does a good job of smoothing these things over with prompt updates and announcements like that if they can’t.

EndeavourOS is alright, better than Manjaro in my opinion. If you’re going to use an Arch based distribution, I would recommend just installing regular Arch. They have an install script now that makes the installation very easy if you want an average setup, but the manual installation isn’t that hard if you want something more specialized.

The Arch manual installation also gives you valuable knowledge on how to fix the system if it breaks.

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In-reply-to » @prologic Looks like any other payment service except it's intermingled with some sketchy cryptocurrency. I would just bypass all that and use Monero instead.

@prologic@twtxt.net Regardless, Sentz looks really sketchy to me and I wouldn’t trust it at all. I think it would probably function properly; they probably aren’t going to outright steal your money (for now), but I have reservations about the confidentiality of transactions and what might happen to the ecosystem in the long-term.

Any “cryptocurrency” created by a for-profit company cannot be trusted. Plus, I’m not seeing a link to any source code from the home page either.

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In-reply-to » Can anyone recommend and/or vouch for a Chrome/browser extension that lets me write rewrite rules for arbitrary links on a page? e.g: s/(www\.)?youtube.com\/watch?v=([^?]+)/tubeproxy.mills.io/play/\1 for example? 🤔

@prologic@twtxt.net I use Redirector by Einar Egilsson. It works great. You can even import and export your rules with JSON files.

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In-reply-to » If you're reading this, it is now possible to post on twtxt.net using Ladybird!

@eldersnake@we.loveprivacy.club A huge effort. Andreas Kling is the lead of the SerenityOS project and he makes great videos on his YouTube channel. It’s mostly been monthly updates lately on SerenityOS and Ladybird but he also has a lot of programming videos where you get to see his process, fixing a bug or adding a feature from start to finish. I highly recommend his channel.

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In-reply-to » If you're reading this, it is now possible to post on twtxt.net using Ladybird!

It worked! I can’t reply to a message (this was posted from the conversation view) and the hamburger menu when the screen is narrow doesn’t work, but it’s getting much closer.

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In-reply-to » It's a shame that so many public Wi-Fi networks block traffic on ports 70 and 1965, completely cutting off both Gopher and Gemini. Restricting Internet access to only the "most common" use cases like YouTube and Wikipedia is a great way to ensure they eventually become the "only" use cases.

@jsreed5@jsreed5.org I had a public network block my personal Wireguard connections on port 51820 but my VPN service using Wireguard on port 1637 wasn’t blocked. I don’t know what they think they’re accomplishing. It was at a hotel, where people might feasibly need to connect to a VPN for work.

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