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tedu honked 26 Oct 2021 00:30 -0400

According to the label on my can of soup, the gram of sugar they added came from a GMO plant, and I'm confused as to what this means in practical terms, because my understanding is that sugar is a pretty low DNA food.

tedu honked 24 Oct 2021 20:44 -0400

Searched Amazon for rain meter, and was like no, no, no, what I want is one meter of rain, not these silly toys. So much for being the everything store.

tedu honked 24 Oct 2021 19:49 -0400

"Linux kernel developers replaced speck with ed25519" is a pretty weird thing to say.

tedu bonked 24 Oct 2021 19:41 -0400
original: lain@lain.com

Knoxville is the largest city in the United States with a silent first letter. It’s also the second-largest metropolitan area that starts with a “K” (after Kansas City) and the second-largest metro area with an “X” in its name (second to Phoenix).

tedu honked 24 Oct 2021 19:32 -0400

Found a restaurant that enforces the mask rule for guests but not staff, completing the policy quadrangle.

tedu honked 24 Oct 2021 16:33 -0400

Probably the most obstinate bug report I've had to deal with was a customer with a corrupted TrueType font, literally a busted TTF file, which wouldn't display certain letters correctly in any application. But he demanded we fix it because he first noticed the problem using our site.

Basically, there's a currently a blackout but I was using your program when the power went out, so it's now your responsibility to turn the lights back on.

tedu honked 24 Oct 2021 16:20 -0400

Ken Paxton also accused me of voting illegally in the last election, so I'm kinda inclined to believe Google's claim that his lawsuit contains inaccuracies.

tedu honked back 24 Oct 2021 15:43 -0400
in reply to: https://honk.tedunangst.com/u/tedu/h/R2lS5rWHLf5Vnd8k6Z

There are definitely pros and cons to setting your help filter at various levels, and everybody has their favorite anecdote about the time they spent two weeks helping their smallest customer with the most trivial of issues but then a year later he told his uncle how nice you were and then they made the largest purchase order in history, but I find the most reliable predictor of how happy someone is to receive bug reports is simply the volume they currently receive and nothing to do with how much better they've made the product.

tedu honked 24 Oct 2021 15:34 -0400

Weird HN thread in which somebody argues that they actually want to get all the bad bug reports from users. Nothing is stopping you, dude! You want to make it easy to get bad bug reports, go right ahead.

tedu honked 24 Oct 2021 15:20 -0400

FORCE-DENTRY

Unfortunate auto hyphen.

tedu honked 24 Oct 2021 15:02 -0400

Guy in coffee shop is banking by phone and quite loudly and very clearly annunciating his account number to everybody in the room.

tedu honked 24 Oct 2021 14:10 -0400

"Herbert and Anderson’s tepid 15th foray into the universe of Herbert’s father’s Dune novels (after Tales of Dune) adds little to the original series’ mix of action, politics, magic, and religion... The passable prose and lackluster plot will limit this one’s appeal to diehard fans only."

tedu honked 23 Oct 2021 17:52 -0400

Which is better, electro future pop or future electro pop? Be specific and cite examples. Explain your answer in the context of the human condition and the complex interplay of science and society.

tedu honked 23 Oct 2021 15:35 -0400

I am once again asking what, exactly, people think Microsoft is going to do to open source? Are they going to send mustachioed henchmen to break into my data center and steal my precious codes?

tedu honked 23 Oct 2021 15:12 -0400

Third time this month I found a quarter on the sidewalk. Usually happens closer to once a year. People just throwing their stimmies on the ground.

tedu honked 22 Oct 2021 23:34 -0400

The rare "Undo Read" activity, processed by exactly zero ActivityPub implementations.

tedu honked 22 Oct 2021 23:08 -0400

I had not considered this possibility before, but now that I have, I would prefer my compiler not apply advanced color space theory to its error messages.

tedu honked 22 Oct 2021 23:01 -0400

The Uncharted movie isn't directed by Uwe Boll? I'll pass.

tedu honked 22 Oct 2021 22:55 -0400

It is prohibited to spend your honkcoins at a Taco Bell.

tedu honked 22 Oct 2021 22:48 -0400

Supply chain issues delayed the white iPhone 4 by several months, but everybody just laughed at Apple's incompetence instead of heeding the warning, and now look where we are.

tedu honked 22 Oct 2021 22:19 -0400

The existence of sink faucets that reopen if you turn them past closed is proof software engineers aren't the only ones oblivious to how real people interact with things.

tedu bonked 22 Oct 2021 22:14 -0400
original: cwebber@octodon.social

Roko's Basilisk gets built, is advanced enough to fulfill its original purpose, but also turns out to be advanced enough to be disgusted with all the people who fell for that meme and tortures those who helped build it instead

tedu honked 22 Oct 2021 20:54 -0400

The large storage requirements for vinyl records are another way modern society structurally oppresses single people who live alone.

tedu honked 22 Oct 2021 20:47 -0400

Well, okay, events still work, but a minor time bug found while previewing. An exciting fix in the works!

tedu honked 22 Oct 2021 20:01 -0400

Just checked the honk events tab, and nobody has created any events. Kinda disappointing.

tedu honked 22 Oct 2021 19:55 -0400

Using butcher paper if you're not a butcher is occupational appropriation.

tedu honked 22 Oct 2021 19:35 -0400

At the point where you've spent 8 years in jail awaiting trial for a crime you didn't commit, may as well out yourself and link to the actual court proceedings so everyone can see the miscarriage of justice.

tedu honked 22 Oct 2021 19:32 -0400

TPDR: two paragraphs, didn't read

tedu honked 22 Oct 2021 19:22 -0400

The HN comments about "the police were mean to me and fabricated evidence" always leave out the most interesting details.

tedu honked 22 Oct 2021 18:50 -0400

Life hack: stop making such a mess and you'll save money on paper towels.

tedu honked 22 Oct 2021 18:44 -0400

I'm so out of touch with how the other 99% live, I don't even know how much money you save buying paper towels in bulk.

tedu honked 22 Oct 2021 18:42 -0400

Making a spreadsheet that calculates how much money I could save by moving to a bigger apartment with more storage for bulk package paper towels.