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Don’t Touch My Clipboard

Looking for an em dash I was recently trying to find an em dash character to use in a piece of writing. Since I don’t have the shortcut memorized—for future reference, shift+option+minus on Mac—I did a quick search for it. I didn’t see one on the search results page to copy, so I clicked into…

NPM: 429 Too Many Requests

(…) we tweaked a rule that affected one of our signals. The signal relates to the HTTP referer header, and we have a piece of code that looks at invalid referer headers. (…) So… why did this impact npmjs.org? It turns out that a lot of NPM traffic sends the referer as “install” which is…

An SSH server that knows who you are

Something went wrong, but don’t fret — let’s give it another shot.

SpaceX first stage landing failed for Starlink-4 launch

IntroductionWelcome, dear people of the subreddit! I’m u/hitura-nobad, bringing you live updates on the StarlinkV1-L4 mission.OverviewStarlink-4 will launch the fourth batch of operational Starlink satellites into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket. It will be the fifth Starlink mission overall. This launch is not expected to be similar to the previous Starlink launch in late…

Calculating Pi: My Attempt at Breaking the Pi World Record

Before I go into the specifics of my record attempt, it is important for you to have some background information. Over the past few years I have been steadily acquiring server hardware to increase my knowledge of system administration and cyber security. This is not only for personal growth: it has also helped me immensely…

Tesla teardown finds electronics ahead of Toyota and VW

TOKYO — Toyota Motor and Volkswagen each sell 10 million cars, give or take, every year. Tesla delivered about 367,500 in 2019. But when it comes to electronics technology, Elon Musk’s scrappy company is far ahead of the industry giants.This is the takeaway from Nikkei Business Publications’ teardown of the Model 3, the most affordable…

Jeff Bezos Commits $10B to Address Climate Change

The world’s richest man unveiled a fund to help climate scientists and activists, an escalation of his philanthropic efforts.“Climate change is the biggest threat to our planet,” Jeff Bezos wrote on Instagram on Monday.Credit…Emma Howells for The New York TimesFeb. 17, 2020Updated 6:17 p.m. ETSEATTLE — Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s chief executive and the world’s richest…

Video Game Keyboard Diagrams

Description: This PHP form generates a keyboard control diagram in a new window. You can select from among hotkeys and bindings for various video games and other software. If you do not have a JavaScript-enabled browser, then you may refer to the master table table instead, as it should be viewable in a JavaScript-less browser.…

Math Keeps Changing

This is a written version of a talk that I gave at WaffleJS in February, which itself was an expansion of a Twitter conversation from October.Okay, so it starts with my delayed math education. As part of my Computer Science program, I had access to world-class math professors, access that I mostly wasted. I didn’t…

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