Ethan Black

Hello there!

I boost a lot of posts, but I have a few things to say every now and then.

I am largely fine with boosting posts from people I disagree with even on significant, dividing issues. I usually don't, however, if they actively advocate for these ideas... so it goes :/

Note: doesn't support DMs

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Li Chen

friend pile ❤️

9 hours ago
Ethan Black

Can't believe I've gotten to the point where I'm looking through hex and disassembling code with a table of opcodes and [pseudo]register specs. Never thought I'd get here. Didn't even know that this "here" existed when I was young.

1 day ago
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Lennart Poettering

As I understand the BSOD today became more popular than ever, truly becoming mainstream and reported about all over the news. Of course, in systemd we are ahead of the curve, as usual, and if you too want to experience your very own BSOD we have your back. Enjoy:

Finally no need to feel left out again, just because you use Linux! 💖💘💝

3 days ago
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System76 :popos: :ubuntu:

Back to School is now in session. Get up to $200 off a new computer to start your next venture!

5 days ago
Ethan Black

I was looking at an aquarium, watching the fish swim, and thought it would be cool if there were creatures that could swim through the air. Then I realized that those are basically just birds....

July 16, 2024
Ethan Black
Computing, binary data

Address spaces are in ascending order, but for writing numbers, place value is in *descending* order. In my opinion, the little-endian byte order gets it technically right by having a consistent and logical order, just ascending. The big-endian byte order mixes the two, with addresses increasing but byte "place-value" descending.

July 15, 2024
Ethan Black

I'm glad Trump survived, not because I think the US needs him (I don't think that) but because I'm glad political violence failed to hit the target.

July 15, 2024
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Jonathan Aldrich

"Strike me down and your journey to the Dark Side will be complete." - Emperor Palpatine to Luke Skywalker

Worth considering by all those wishing the bullet hadn't missed. America heals herself not by assassinating anyone who might be a proto-fascist, but by electing leaders who will strengthen democracy and the rule of law.

July 14, 2024