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Ouch I forgot how much of a behemoth the C++ Boost library is. I tried building a random project that makes use of it and each single source file took many seconds to compile.

> It's a blessing-and-a-curse: too many incumbent ISPs in highly-developed nations used ADSL's ability to run on anything as an excuse to put-off FTTH deployments

Apparently this is a common issue/approach...

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"ADSL works over a wet string" news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2

Interesting article and interesting discussion. Gives me new great appreciaton to the technology that (for me) is the symbol of "old internet" and "ISP neglect".

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i'm here on the timeline of mastodon dot social, a federated, decentralized social media platform

Back when Discovery Channel (and TV in general) was still worth watching: youtu.be/at_f98qOGY0

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@alexandra @amber You can't really overstate how important this is, it's so much easier to stay in flow when you're not waiting (even more than like 1 frame) for stuff

if I can outrun the UI it's too slow
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C++ programmers are now finally able to read linker errors in one line. But when working with templates, I would choose a monitor with a bigger diagonal.

#cpp #ithumor

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Saw someone say that dial-up wasn't "usable".

The modern web is the one that is unusable. You open a blank website and it has 478 trackers and runs some javascript heavier than Windows XP.

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Year progress: ▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒▒░░ 90.4%

I wasn't able to connect/ping anywhere via IPv6. It was weird since 'curl -6v $target' would just hang, ping would say `sendmsg not permitted`. `ip addr; ip -6 route` showed the right settings, `sysctl -a | grep disable_ipv6` was fine, but packet tracing on the interface had total radio silence outside ipv4.

Long story short, `ip6tables -L` showed `OUTPUT (policy DROP)` which I traced back to this line in /etc/default/ufw:


It only took a few hours to figure out. Isn't Linux fun?

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Optimistic documentation wiki.kubuntu.org/IPv6

> Only a few Internet Service Providers (ISP) currently offer native IPv6 service, though by 2015 probably all of them will.

Reality check: it's 2021, where's my home ISP-provided IPv6 address, let alone subnet?

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I finally have a "usable" IPv6 subnet assigned. Time to start playing around.

BTW what's this "gateway" thing? Isn't IPv6 meant to be "it just works" autoconfigure + default-route-to-interface-and-you're-done kind of thing?

OK, my gaming time ran out as Windows finished doing all its updates. Sigh...

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Turned on a Windows VM for some gaming after >1 month. Yes, it's completely unresponsive due to everything going "Aaaaaaaaaaa update now whike you have chance!". Disk has been at 100% active time for almost an hour.

Side question: is there any way to make qemu-kvm disk IO quicker? Currently it maxes out at 5MB/s random reads, and I'm using all the "basic" tricks like virtio and cache/threading tuning.

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Galactically-feared aliens arrive on Earth and come up with a diabolical plan to force us to work 4 hours a day, three days a week with full medical, dental, and prescription coverage along with 60 days of vacation per year.

The rest of the galaxy scratches their...whatevers...wondering why the humans throw down their tools and rush to work for the invaders.


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