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🚨 Important: has been acquired by Your.Online 🚨

There is a backstory here - which I will explain. The TL;DR: if you have any trust or whatsoever in Gandi, you should seriously reconsider. was previously known as TWS (Total Webhosting Solutions), one of the three big investors in the Dutch hosting market. Together with and they own the majority of the hosting brands.

If TWS acquires a new brand, the prices skyrocket [1/3]

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For those wondering why the hell we need all this safety system stuff for the speakers: because the speakers sound nice and loud and crisp, but only if you drive them well past the max "always safe" volume level. With current kernel settings, that level is at -14dBFS on the 14" M1 Pro MBP. That means that while your system will work without speakersafetyd (once this is all tested and enabled), the speakers will be much quieter.

This is especially true for the tweeters. You can hear that in the stream where I played I Won The Loudness War: during the dubstep parts of the song, the snares sound nice and crisp. At those points, the tweeters are probably putting out 2-4x the amount of power they could handle without melting - briefly. But then when the nasty clipped lead comes in, that overloads them a lot more and the safety daemon clamps down on the tweeter volume. After that part, you can hear them recover over a few seconds and the snares gradually come back.

Most music does not have ridiculous clipped leads like that song, but it very often does have loud snares and cymbals, and other high-frequency transients. Additionally, the tweeters are high-passed in hardware at 800 Hz, and most music does not have that much energy in the high end to begin with relative to the bass, but could. So if you want to set the overall max volume to a safe level, you have to assume the input is a 4000 Hz square wave or something ridiculous like that. And that's how you get that -14dBFS "dumb" level limit, which makes the speakers sound a lot quieter and worse, even though the vast majority of music played at 100% would never come close to needing that much reduction to be safe.

With a dynamic temperature/power limit model for the speakers, you can squeeze out a lot more of that headroom and still remain safe. And that gives you nice and punchy music without requiring harsh limiters or low volume caps to keep the speakers from melting.

And this is one reason why Mac speakers sound better and louder than most. Because most manufacturers don't bother to do this.

My desktop runs a bunch of server containers as well as being a desktop. I was able to cut time to boot to desktop by adding a new default target,, with a Wants dependency on the usual default, and then replacing with one that's WantedBy instead of :)

systemd is cool

Had a really great time at last night. The sun was hot, but the atmosphere was so lovely and the pub hangs at the end were a perfect vibe. Bike people are so friendly!!

we never actually found out what anthony kiedis was gibben away :(

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In 2014, a 70 year old cis man who had fathered four children went to hospital in Kashmir with an inguinal hernia. Everything about him and his life had so far been ordinary - except that the hernia turned out to be his uterus with an ovarian tube and broad ligament.

Early DJs were quite limited in the music they could play, as two songs could only be mixed together if they were recorded at the same BPM (beats per minute). This led to the creation of new genres of music designed specifically for DJs, such as tech house and its more hardcore sibling, techno. It wasn’t until Dr Hans Traktor invented the sync button in 2004 that the kinds of mash-ups we enjoy today first became possible.

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DJing can sometimes feel like a timeless art form, but it’s easy to forget that it wasn’t actually until the invention of the USB stick that this style of music remixing first emerged

thought hmm ok, guess I'll just downgrade signal for now until a new release comes along.

not so fast, it seems

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its also segfaulting on wayland again, so I have to run it under xwayland where it doesn't get the benefit of hidpi scaling

wish the privacy focused chat app put a bit more effort into supporting the only mainstream OS that doesn't spy on you

signal are also actively hostile to third party client implementations, which means impotent complaining is about the only thing you can do about it

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damn, latest signal update is all kinds of broken

I’m also noticing that the idle CPU temp (according to k10temp Tctl sensor) seems to sit a good 5-10 C below what it used to hang around with the old cooler

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Swapped in a new CPU cooler to replace the super revvy and noisy stock one. So much better already, my computer is basically silent now. Legit such a quality of life improvement

laterposting but I’m still so tickled about last weekend’s fit

That thing when you’re riding your bike and a car starts slowly pulling out in front of you and you’re like, either go or don’t.

And then they do neither and stop halfway into pulling out and then you have to stop because they’re in the way, and then they see you stopped and decide to go after all


i'm no economist but surely there's a way to provide stable housing to people that doesn't require everyone to be up to scratch enough on macroeconomics to come up with a hypothesis on the next 30 years of market conditions and then bet their life on it

this comment thread of dorks discussing the bottom emoji is off the chain lmao

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This is the year you do the thing you always meant to do! You're going to join the union and you're going to sign up one of your mates as well. Don't wait until the layoffs start hitting to start thinking about organising and working together, start NOW. Okay! Thanks!

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I'm one of the elected officials for the IT division and along with people like @maize and @ZeroEcks we are spearheading a BIG push into building a rock solid tech working union in this country (and worldwide!). This is your regular reminder to join the damn union!

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