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Ugh, what seems to be a kernel memory leak suddenly ate nearly all my 128 GB of RAM. In /proc/slabinfo, the kmalloc-128 entry was abnormally large. Kernel is 5.10.x. It happened before with 5.8.x, never with 5.7.x. Anyone have any suggestions for things to look at next time it happens?

A thread on why I use #ZFS. Each toot is one reason.

1/ Protection against Silent Data Corruption - data corruption that is not detected by any other component of the system. ZFS checksums or hashes every bit of data in the filesystem, data or metadata, and you can schedule a prediodic scan ("scrub") to see if all data is intact. On RAID setups, ZFS will automatically correct it for you. I've witnessed the value of this, particularly on petabyte-scale installations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_cor

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I know you have time right now so let me tell you about my lord and savior Matrix

Today is Pungenday, the 3rd day of Chaos in the YOLD 3187 #ddate

Today in digital archaeology: I wanted a PDF calendar generator and found one from 2009 that seemed nice, but the website had long ago disappeared. Luckily the internet archive had crawled it, and since the code was GPL'ed, I was able to update it to build on a modern system and produce page-a-day agendas for my e-ink tablet. github.com/osresearch/DynamicT

Clearly this means we need more online surveillance!

> As several news outlets have reported, on August 21, 2019, Warner’s ex-girlfriend and her lawyer alerted Nashville police that Warner was “building bombs in the RV trailer” on his property and “frequently talks about the military and bomb-making.” The police referred the incident to the FBI, according to the reports, but neither agency obtained a search warrant and investigated inside the premises.

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Fact: some people are already living in 2021.

Why do *you* keep living in the past?

#HappyNewYear

@jpmens Soon, we will have more static Web site generators than Web sites.

Years ago I wondered what you’d name languages now if you named them after the country that had the greatest number of speakers. What I found was:

Spanish would be Mexican.
Portuguese would be Brazilian.
French would still be French.
English would depend on whether you count native speakers or total speakers. Native speakers would make it American, total speakers would make it Indian.

But that was years ago, and I wonder if now English would be Chinese? It was close, back then.

#language

Ich feiere das übrigens sehr, dass media.ccc.de im Webplayer die Option hat, Talks in der doppelten Geschwindigkeit abzuspielen. Viele Speaker sind mir persönlich einfach viel zu langsam, um fokussiert zu bleiben.

OH NO! CARMEN SANDIEGO HAS STOLEN YOUR lawnmower!

“Don’t write down you passwords” my ass, I have like 1000 of them and they’re scattered all over my desk and under folders and coffee cups, you want to hack this bitch??? It’s gonna be like a game of fucking MYST

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Society of Trolls

A nice little Mastodon instance. Mild trolling encouraged (keep it local), but not required. Malicious behaviour is not tolerated. Follow Wheaton's law and you'll be fine.