*me, not knowing how to use gdb* ah i fucking hate gdb

*me, knowing how to use gdb* ah i fucking love gdb

*me, having forgotten how to use gdb again* ah i fucking hate gdb

Canada has a neat radio time system which is a bit different from the USA ones like WWV and WWVB. Of course, Canada's relies upon a Bell modem 😀

nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/services/ti

The Kyocera DuraForce Pro 2 phone on Verizon (best carrier locally) is interesting to me. It's in theory a rugged Android Enterprise Recommended phone, meaning it'll get 5+ years of security updates, it's reasonably priced, and the specs aren't horrible (unlike most rugged phones). The most recent software update appears to come with Enterprise Recommended status but Google doesn't yet show it on their official list. We'll see how this shakes out...

theandroidsoul.com/kyocera-dur

Why don't I ever hear the meteorologists talk about "wind chill" in the summertime?

Oh: en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wind_c

MythTV version 30 has been released!

mythtv.org/wiki/Release_Notes_

Not sure if I'll upgrade or not, my existing Myth box is working fine...

Design for manufacturing is a key part of engineering any product. If your design uses parts which cannot be sourced then you will have manufacturing issues. Somehow this fact of engineering/manufacturing is being misunderstood or abused for political arguments, sad.

theverge.com/2019/1/28/1820033

"If they can put a man on the moon, they should be able to get little words on those hearts if they really wanted to,"

npr.org/2019/01/28/688637413/b

Websites where I can't open links into a new tab drive me bonkers.

TIL there is a 122 GHz radio band that amateur radio operators can use, at least in the USA. There's also apparently a whole bunch of other Extremely High Frequency bands available.
Neat! 😀

Whenever a web browser, operating system, or web site gains dominance among users, it stops being cool and starts becomes blatantly abusive.

This Chromium nonsense is just more of what we saw from Internet Explorer.

Every generation of geeks learns this anew, and acts all shocked. Learn some history, folks. Learn from those who came before.

Stop supporting only one platform. Variety is ESSENTIAL. Monocultures are death. #sysadmin

Windows 2000, XP, and 7 all worked pretty well for me. Windows 8 with Classic Shell installed is not that bad.
However, the more I use Windows 10 the more I feel like it belongs in the same category as Windows 98, ME, and Vista. There's just *SOOO* much crap and little things trying to "help" me when all I really want to do is use the apps I want to use and have everything else GTFO of the way...

Important security updates are being rolled out for apt. They allow MITM attackers to inject any package they want into a repository. Please update ASAP.

bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sou
lists.debian.org/debian-securi

But I am happy to say that I can highly recommend the Nokian WR G4 all-weather tires, at least on a Subaru. They work nicely in the summer, rain, and snow for upstate NY.

I won't be going back to swapping dedicated summer/snow tires on my car.

I like our minivan but OMG it handles like a pig in the snow. Even with Bridgestone Blizzak dedicated snow tires on.
My Subaru by comparison, with all-weather tires, is much more confidence inspiring.

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