@noiob it installed HP bloatware on a cleanly-formatted HP machine that came with freedos from the factory, so I don't doubt Dell does the same

@noiob Is there a way to block bloatware from being auto-installed through Windows Update? 🤔

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Why are trees opposed to gitflow? 

They prefer trunk-based development

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Why are trees terrible at their own Internet security? 

They *leave* all of their ports open

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Why are trees the best hackers? 

They always have the root password

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Rawr! (commissioned work)

really love to draw dragon cuties hehe

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Dragons are awesome, and dragons are good
Many folks would be dragons if only they could

Dragons have scales that can outshine a gem
Metadragons could hoard all of them

Dragons can fly, except those who can't
Very few species vary like that

Dragons are scary, and dragons are wise
With the cleverest thoughts, and the deepest of eyes

(With apologies to Mr. Watterson.)

Opus Magnum spoilers 

@kistaro I mean... wasn't is based on "The Codex of Alchemical Engineering"?

Opus Magnum spoilers 

@kistaro wasn't it a free flash game some years ago?

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@noiob you can collapse the sidebar (the one that holds the file explorer) and reduce font size with Ctrl+Shift+hyphen; It doesn't work for me because I prefer 120~150 columns per line and I don't see that well (myopia).

@kernpanik I hate it, but clients keeps begging for being technologically-dependent from Google. Even though I can make an API that handles thousands of requests per second (many businesses fail before needing even dozens of requests per second) on a single cheap node, they want me to build that as micro-services that are tailored to either AWS or GCP, and nothing else. When our clients start being less picky about technologies they don't understand, maybe we can fix that.

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Dear web developers and admins,
please stop embedding Google's hideous #ReCaptcha into your websites. Its algorithm is faulty, forcing regular users to click dozens or even hundreds of fire hydrants, bicycles, or traffic lights each day. It puts a 'suspicious activity' flag on users who won't obey to Google's business model - such as people who don't sign into Chrome, use anonymity VPNs, or use browser extensions to suppress common tracking mechanisms. Enough is enough. Stop it.

@Azure for some problems, yes, it's a good syntax. For others, I don't know if it will make sense.

@noiob automated translation didn't help. Is it also confusing in Dutch?

@noiob is it one of those printers that, even if you refill the cartridge by yourself, the printer will refuse to print because a stupid counter chip tells the printer the cartridge is empty?

clever response attempt (mildly nsfw) 

@kistaro because I don't think with the *lower head*.

@Azure
However, most devs don't even grasp that they were intended to normalize strings; those who do, often pretends that it's not text, but a null-terminated byte sequence identifier (e.g.: Unicode-naive path naming on the Linux kernel).

From data structure standpoint, it's all that bad: it allows you to build faulty systems that aren't perfectly interoperable in a way that you never notice your small mistake before it's too late to do anything but apologize.

@lyrabon .

@Azure that sounds like a good concern; but I guess now it's too late, as they might have already closed the path for an incremental and backwards-compatible transition.

@lyrabon I remember reading about diacritic on latin words: "á" and "<a><composite_acute>" being two binary representations for the same data. Needless to say how not-interoperable that is. Maybe UTF-8 retaining ASCII backwards compatibility was a mistake.

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