Threads for laat

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    pbzcat is single core. lbzcat can use multiple cores. bzip2 format can be decompressed in parallel because the compressed stream is made up of independent blocks.

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      One time while driving in Kansas, I stopped at a gas station and filled up. But in order to afford access to the rest room, I had to ask for a key at the cashier. I received a PVC pipe with a key strung on the end. Is this normal in Kansas?

      As someone from Kansas, yes, this is pretty common :)

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        It’s the Toilet Mutex.

        It prevents concurrent access to the io.

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          It’s super-common all across Australia, any servo where you have to go outside the building to get to the toilet. Same with the ice storage freezers, unless you’re in the metro area and they’re in direct sight of the cashier.

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            It is common across the US.

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              Mind blown

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                Heck, I’ve even seen this kind of thing in offices where the bathroom is shared with other tenants!

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                A laptop with replaceable keyboard, screen, connectors is a fantastic development. I hope there’ll be a keyboard with pointing stick and three mouse buttons at some point. It might be hard to do on such a thin laptop.

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                    Not to mention standard commodity batteries and replaceable SoC module!

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                      Yes, if you mean bring your own battery, as in just having an external XT60 connector, I think that would make a lot of sense to hobbyists that already have a stockpile of LiPo batteries – just tape a big drone battery onto the back of the screen and go for days. Not to mention all the spares you already have. I think it would have to be external (at least the way I imagine it), so not everyone would like that, but I would.

                      I think the motherboard is replaceable.

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                      The Reform interests me but I’m personally turned off by the low performance; it sounds like it’s so slow that you can’t actually use it as your sole machine, which kind of defeats the whole eco-friendly thing.

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                        It works as my primary machine, but for dayjob work I connect over SSH to a work-provided host. I can’t really avoid having multiple laptops due to compliance concerns of my employer but YMMV. For personal projects it works great; it’s plenty powerful for the compiler hacking I do.

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                          Huh. I figured that if it was creaky enough for plain GNOME to have issues then it wouldn’t work well under compiler hacking

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                            Compilers come in all shapes and sizes.