Threads for lg188

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      Talking about Gentoo, I do think it would be interesting to see which packages would benefit from these optimisations without having to manually test them one by one.

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      It’s interesting to get real examples. The security gains at the small cost of performance is definitely something to consider. As the article also said: so far there hasn’t been much tuning and tweaking for performance yet. I assume that will follow once the modules are more stable and performance comes through maturity.

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        I think this could do with a historical tag

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          historical tag doesn’t apply here, as it’s description states: History and retrospectives (not for things that happen to be old)

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            Ah, I didn’t know that. Thank you!

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          With the last 2 examples extra classes are added in an attempt to simplify. In the first example the amount of classes stays the same by moving them around and actually simplifies it. The benefit of simplicity is lost when you added more classes. So it’s not a good trade-off for all use-cases.

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            The emoji in this are pretty cringy….

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              The usage of old memes does not make this article a pleasant read.

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                I think the worst thing to do is putting something like that in the spotlight. It seems like it would have just died out as the old generations die out. Now there’s unnecessarily going to be people forming camps about this.

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                  I think that might be the point. Nobody really uses the lena picture anymore.

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                    In image compression circles it is an incredibly common image, as if it was some kind of standard. Like the PSNR metric, it probably shouldn’t be used any more.

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                  Eh, this seems more like a tantrum than anything useful?

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                    It is a rant, but it’s also “I embrace the Omakase Apple experience, Firefox does not fit so I reject it” which is a valid stance albeit an ever more questionable one given how little Apple seems to give a crap about its overall OSX platform.

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                    What am I supposed to be seeing here that I am not?
                    The page is just a perspective-skewed screenshot and the message

                    Replay is an early experiment. We’ll let you know on @FirefoxDevTools when it’s ready for input.

                    I can make some guesses from the screenshot (the words “Paused in Recording”), but there’s no explanation what the “early experiment” even is. There is a link to @FirefoxDevTools on Twitter but it doesn’t mention Replay in any recent posts.

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                      yes there was more info before but it’s a debugging replay tool:

                      https://web.archive.org/web/20191128111509/https://firefox-replay.com/

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                        I think someone found a page in testing and linked it here.

                        To my knowledge, Firefox Replay is rr, but for the web.

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                          It’s probably a debugging tool that records what happens in the background to replay later on and dive deeper into code execution?

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                            That’s my best-guess assumption. I was wondering why this has so many upvotes for a zero-information page that isn’t even a release announcement. Since I can’t downvote (only flag, which seems wrong), figured I would ask.

                            At this point I figure perhaps they changed the page since it was posted (as of writing this, 7 hours ago)?

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                              When it was posted the site had more content, yes.

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                                Yeah, there’s an archive.org link elsewhere in the thread which represents what was actually on the page at the time it was posted.

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                            Recompilation for extra functionality? Where’s the bait on this one?

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                              Yeah. It sounds a bit strange, sure. But I added a lisp evaluator to my nano and it turned out to be quite convenient. I suspect that lisp might make a decent extension language for a text editor. The downside is that there’s no lexical scope yet and you have to use global variables everywhere, but that can be fixed later.

                              Also I changed it so that if you press a key, it doesn’t directly type anything. By default, pressing a key issues a command. You have to press a special key to start actually typing. It seems weird, but I feel like I can type a lot faster.

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                              I noticed a typo in there. the keybase link should be https://keybase.io/kevq not https://keybase/io/kevq. For a moment I thought they turned in a TLD.