"Free as in beer" means "gratis"? C'mon now, 99.9% of the beers I've had in my life cost me money. I propose we start saying "Free as in air". Air hasn't really ever cost me anything, and climate change hasn't changed that yet.

"Free as in speech" at least makes sense.

Posting this from a laptop running NetBSD 10. I have very little understanding of what I am doing here, but at least I got this far.

I did an image search to see if anyone had done a photoshop of such a silly thing, and I absolutely was not prepared for this... (NSFW)

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Audio cable standards should NEVER change. I demand a cell phone with a 6.35mm headphone jack.

So the timestamps seem weird, and the Irish Sun says the plane was coming from Venice, so either this happened more than once yesterday, or the sources reporting on it are mistaken.

But EI0169 from LHR to DUB yesterday absolutely aborted landing on the runway with me on it yesterday.

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@aaribaud That's right. Pretty much a non-issue for what I use Termux for.

@n3wjack Agreed. I have been playing with Plasma 6 in a VM and can't wait to make it my daily driver, but I just can't trust it yet. Too much new stuff.

I am happy to test, but not at the expense of my real-world productivity or security.

@tml This was recommended to me, but I just never had the time to make it. I wish I had the time, but Revision was my highest priority.

I'll be back. Next time! That and the Deutsch-Französischer Garten.

The vulnerability really has me feeling good about not living on the bleeding edge. I'm sure there's still some risk of a terrible backdoor somewhere in Debian or Ubuntu that hasn't been found yet, but at least there's a much higher chance of someone catching it before it bites me.

Only thing of mine that was affected was my Termux installations on my Android devices, something I never use for SSH anyway.

Since this post about "Remnants" by Alcatraz has gotten some circulation, there might be some people who are somewhat confused about what is going on.

- The video shows execution of a computer program that is total 256 characters long (this comment alone is multiple times longer!). All the visuals on screen are produced by this program in real time.

- #Demoscene is a hacker subculture producing cool stuff just for fun. A more detailed introduction can be found from: demoscene-the-art-of-coding.ne

- #Demoparty is (typically) annual gathering of demosceners. There are multiple different parties, of which "Revision" in Saarbrücken, Germany is considered the "main event" by most. During demoparties there are competitions in various categories (music, graphics, video, realtime executed presentations called demos and smaller demos called "intros", other categories are often included as well). This small program "Remnants" competed in 256-byte intro category (the executable program can be maximum 256 bytes long).

- Even more in-depth explanation can be found from this documentary: "Moleman 2 - Demoscene - The Art of the Algorithms" - youtube.com/watch?v=iRkZcTg1JW (enable subtitles!)

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Of course, I live in a touristy place (Seattle), so sometimes it's nice to just learn about a new place that only has a footnote a travel guild.

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A co-worker of mine couldn't believe I was going to . He's from there, never heard of Revision, and just didn't imagine anyone would go for fun.

Personally, I like the less touristy places.

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As a side note to , Saarbrücken, DE is a great place. Even on Easter Weekend, when everything is mostly closed, I got to see a lot of cool things outside of the .

Saarbrücken Castle was pretty cool, it is mostly a community center now but the Saar Museum next door let's you explore the now-capped castle moat, which was awesome. There's also some pretty serious history to learn there.

And lots of incredible old buildings/churches to admire.

Looking forward to returning.

@halcy It was great meeting you after all this time. Let's definitely say in touch more frequently. I spent a couple hours at E-Werk this morning for Prizegiving, but I had to head out for final Saarbrücken plans before I left.

I'm on the train to Paris now! I will probably see you at another Revision in the future. I am hooked on it now.

@harrysintonen Hands down my favorite from the party. Everyone was just repeating "What?" the whole time it was on the screen.

Probably the single most impressive entry from the #Revision2024 #demoparty : Remnants by Alcatraz

Here's the whole intro executable for your convenience:


video: youtube.com/watch?v=A9jn6ExjDw

pouet: pouet.net/prod.php?which=96536

#demoscene #sizecoding

Goodbye everyone at !I had an excellent time at my first IRL Demoparty. I will return to the E-Werk!

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