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In-reply-to » Speaking of programming languages, I’m so glad that I’ve spent so much time doing C and a little bit of Assembler over the years. It’s the perfect foundation for my recently acquired retrocomputing hobby. 😅 You can target basically any platform with C – DOS, OS/2, Windows NT, UNIX, … Had I gone all-in on Java (as University and employers nudged me to in the mid-2000’s), I probably wouldn’t have this skill set now. 🤔

@movq@www.uninformativ.de I don’t think you couldn’t have made a better choice myself 👌

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There’s a new interesting regression in yarnd that’s cropped up that results in a " /> at the end of uploaded/links images. I’m not able to figure this bug out yet 😢

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In-reply-to » By the way, @xuu, it looks like you're running an old, buggy version of yarnd, that duplicates twts in the feed on edit.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Yeah he is 😭

2024-07-12T16:52:12-06:00	(#4nlm4ca) Here has been north of 38C all week. Its pretty ick. I would love a bit of rain to cool down.
2024-07-12T16:52:12-06:00	(#4nlm4ca) Here has been north of 38C all week. Its pretty ick. I would love a bit of rain to cool down.

I think it’s invisible to users of yarnd because of the way the cache works 🤣

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In-reply-to » I've been thinking about a new term I've come across whilst reading a book. It's called "Complexity Budget" and I think it has relevant in lots of difficult fields. I specifically think it has a lot of relevant in the Software Industry and organizations in this field. When doing further research on this concept, I was only able find talks on complexity budget in the context of medical care, especially phychiratistic care. In this talk it was describe as, complexity:

This is the whole point of this Yarn where I’m trying to figure out with y’all to see if there might possibly be a way to formally measure and manage complexity, budget of a software, system or organization.

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In-reply-to » I've been thinking about a new term I've come across whilst reading a book. It's called "Complexity Budget" and I think it has relevant in lots of difficult fields. I specifically think it has a lot of relevant in the Software Industry and organizations in this field. When doing further research on this concept, I was only able find talks on complexity budget in the context of medical care, especially phychiratistic care. In this talk it was describe as, complexity:

This article is worth reading: https://htmx.org/essays/complexity-budget/

Unfortunately, it doesn’t go into any concrete specifics or any formal ASOS of measuring and managing complexity budget.

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In-reply-to » @prologic Hmm, yeah, hmm, I’m not sure. 😅 It all appears very subjective to me. Is 2k lines of code a lot or not?

@movq@www.uninformativ.de well that depends on what this 2000 lines of coat does right does the 2000 lines of code basically amount to a linear set of instructions with no branching? Or is that 2000 lines of Covid include lots of conditional branching that make understanding what the program does, difficult and hard to maintain?

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In-reply-to » how can we concretely think about "Complexity Budget" and define it in terms that can be leveraged and used to control the complexity of software dns ystems?

@eapl.me@eapl.me Cool! 👌 I shall have to have a look into these. If you’ve read both before, perhaps you can share short excerpts or your own thoughts and experiences?

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In-reply-to » @prologic Or maybe people do have a good intuitive understanding of complexity and they’re just way too overconfident all the time. 🤔 Is that what you’re getting at? That the “complexity budget” could be a good tool to break this behavior? 🤔

@movq@www.uninformativ.de That’s what I’m implying yea! 👌 if we can figure out how to measure complexity, we can figure out how to control complexity and thereby keep software systems and even organizations more simple and easier to manage potentially even more cost-effective.

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In-reply-to » Whataburger App Becomes Unlikely Power Outage Map After Houston Hurricane An anonymous reader quotes a report from TechCrunch: Fast-food chain Whataburger's app has gone viral in the wake of Hurricane Beryl, which left around 1.8 million utility customers in Houston, Texas without power. Hundreds of thousands of those people may remain without power for days as Houston anticipates a heat wave, wit ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net clever use of someone else’s app with an up density in stores in an area.

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In-reply-to » I've been thinking about a new term I've come across whilst reading a book. It's called "Complexity Budget" and I think it has relevant in lots of difficult fields. I specifically think it has a lot of relevant in the Software Industry and organizations in this field. When doing further research on this concept, I was only able find talks on complexity budget in the context of medical care, especially phychiratistic care. In this talk it was describe as, complexity:

@movq@www.uninformativ.de but surely it doesn’t just come down to an individuals understanding of a piece of software right? I mean, complexity comes from many different things for example, the number of components the number of sub-systems, lines of code, the number of abstractions, even the complexity of those abstractions., etc..

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In-reply-to » FTC Study Finds 'Dark Patterns' Used By a Majority of Subscription Apps and Websites The U.S. FTC, along with two other international consumer protection networks, announced on Thursday the results of a study into the use of "dark patterns" -- or manipulative design techniques -- that can put users' privacy at risk or push them to buy products or services or take other actions they otherwise ... ⌘ Read more

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The new report published Thursday dives into the many types of dark patterns like sneaking, obstruction, nagging, forced action, social proof and others. Sneaking was among the most common dark patterns encountered in the study, referring to the inability to turn off the auto-renewal of subscriptions during the sign-up and purchase process. Eighty-one percent of sites and apps studied used this technique to ensure their subscriptions were renewed automatically. In 70% of cases, the subscription providers didn’t provide information on how to cancel a subscription, and 67% failed to provide the date by which a consumer needed to cancel in order to not be charged again

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In-reply-to » 'Girls In Tech' Closes Its Doors After 17 Years An anonymous reader quotes a report from VentureBeat: The Girls in Tech nonprofit women's tech community is closing its doors after 17 years, according to a newsletter from founder Adriana Gascoigne. Gascoigne said the decision was made with "sadness and devastation" and was not made lightly. "It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that Girls in Tech will be closing its doo ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net this is a bit sad to see girls in tech shutdown and close its doors. 😢 did they run out of money? Or did something else drive this decision? 🤔

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I’ve been thinking about a new term I’ve come across whilst reading a book. It’s called “Complexity Budget” and I think it has relevant in lots of difficult fields. I specifically think it has a lot of relevant in the Software Industry and organizations in this field. When doing further research on this concept, I was only able find talks on complexity budget in the context of medical care, especially phychiratistic care. In this talk it was describe as, complexity:

  • Complexity is confusing
  • Complexity is costly
  • Complexity kills

When we think of “complexity” in terms of software and software development, we have a sort-of intuitive about this right? We know when software has become too complex. We know when an organization has grown in complexity, or even a system. So we have a good intuition of the concept already.

My question to y’all is; how can we concretely think about “Complexity Budget” and define it in terms that can be leveraged and used to control the complexity of software dns ystems?

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In-reply-to » Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Over GitHub Copilot AI Coding Assistant A US District Court judge in San Francisco has largely dismissed a class-action lawsuit against GitHub, Microsoft, and OpenAI, which challenged the legality of using code samples to train GitHub Copilot. The judge ruled that the plaintiffs failed to establish a claim for restitution or unjust enrichment but allowed the claim for breach of open-sourc ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net So.. What does this mean? Hmmm 🤔

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In-reply-to » Speed Limiters Now Mandatory In All New EU Cars An anonymous reader shares a report: Cars have been able to figure out when they're speeding for a while, thanks to GPS as well as traffic sign recognition, and they've also been able to pump the brakes automatically when needed. Having a computer automatically slow down a car in response to posted speed limits, therefore, was not really a question of technical feasibility for so ... ⌘ Read more

@mckinley@twtxt.net yeah we already have this here in Australia, EV vehicles and your non-EV vehicles. And yes, it’s a pain in the arse as the car randomly breaks for things that a normal human driver wouldn’t break for just because the low eye detection races a false positive.

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In-reply-to » US Nuke Agency Buys Internet Backbone Data A U.S. government agency tasked with supporting the nation's nuclear deterrence capability has bought access to a data tool that claims to cover more than 90 percent of the world's internet traffic, and can in some cases let users trace activity through virtual private networks, according to documents obtained by 404 Media. From the report: The documents provide more insight into the use c ... ⌘ Read more

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net scary just had a little privacy that really is when you’re on the Internet, right?

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In-reply-to » Google Maps Tests New Pop-up Ads That Give Users an Unnecessary Detour An anonymous reader writes: Google Maps is testing a new ad format that could cause distractions while driving. It brings up a pop-up notification during navigation that covers the bottom half of the screen with an unnecessary detour suggestion.

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net Disn’t we try this decades ago and it was a miserable failure? 🤣

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In-reply-to » @bender When you are trying to determine towing weights and maximums it becomes important to understand the specifications of the engine and chassis. Things like Tow Ball Weight and Gross Mass Vehicle Weight become important factors.

@bender@twtxt.net Nissan Navara ST Dual Cab 4WD 2.5P diesel. 2010 model. Can’t find the original specs or owners manual from Nissan on this one 🤔 Can only find bits and pieces (mostly not from Nissan directly 🤦‍♂️)

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In-reply-to » In comparison to the last times, today's firefly hunt was rather mediocre. Just 14 specimens. However, even ten females sitting in the bushes and only four flying males. Certainly a female record, thus, can't complain. I also came across five, six toads. And I heard a deer escaping into the woods. Couldn't see anything, but it sounded like hoofs on the asphalt in front of me.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Very cool! 👌

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In-reply-to » Hell yeah! Thanks to @movq's asciiworld I was able to to just spot the ISS. And the coolest thing ever was a small shooting star that came down right in front of the ISS when it just passed Ursa Major! :-) Holy cow, how fucking cool is that!? Mega awesome! Thanks mate for this brilliant program! Absolutely worth every minute you spent on it! Thank you sooo much! :-) I'm super hyped right now. I really gotta go to bed now, though.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Cool! 👌

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In-reply-to » I swear I copied a URL from an address bar one time and I noticed it was percent encoded on the clipboard when the text in the box wasn't. It was showing me something easy to read, but when I was going to use that URL for something else it was properly encoded so it wouldn't cause exactly this type of problem.

@mckinley@twtxt.net This is precisely the problem: Chrome copies the URL incorrectly – I wonder what other browsers do this wrong? 🤔

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In-reply-to » Finding the technical specifications of older vehicles, say >10 years is rally hard 🤦‍♂️

@bender@twtxt.net When you are trying to determine towing weights and maximums it becomes important to understand the specifications of the engine and chassis. Things like Tow Ball Weight and Gross Mass Vehicle Weight become important factors.

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In-reply-to » In comparison to the last times, today's firefly hunt was rather mediocre. Just 14 specimens. However, even ten females sitting in the bushes and only four flying males. Certainly a female record, thus, can't complain. I also came across five, six toads. And I heard a deer escaping into the woods. Couldn't see anything, but it sounded like hoofs on the asphalt in front of me.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Haha 🤣 That’s the way! 😅

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In-reply-to » In comparison to the last times, today's firefly hunt was rather mediocre. Just 14 specimens. However, even ten females sitting in the bushes and only four flying males. Certainly a female record, thus, can't complain. I also came across five, six toads. And I heard a deer escaping into the woods. Couldn't see anything, but it sounded like hoofs on the asphalt in front of me.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org Haha! 🤣 Give it a go and we’ll see 🤔

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In-reply-to » In comparison to the last times, today's firefly hunt was rather mediocre. Just 14 specimens. However, even ten females sitting in the bushes and only four flying males. Certainly a female record, thus, can't complain. I also came across five, six toads. And I heard a deer escaping into the woods. Couldn't see anything, but it sounded like hoofs on the asphalt in front of me.

@lyse@lyse.isobeef.org no picies? 🤔😅

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In-reply-to » 'How Good Is ChatGPT at Coding, Really?' IEEE Spectrum (the IEEE's official publication) asks the question. "How does an AI code generator compare to a human programmer?"

@slashdot@feeds.twtxt.net ChatGPT’s success rate for me is about what I expect:

ChatGPT has an extremely broad range of success when it comes to producing functional code — with a success rate ranging from anywhere as poor as 0.66 percent and as good as 89 percent

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