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nonbeard 2024-04-08 21:25:35.903495

for-loops that run at least once and "Possibly unbound" · microsoft/pyright · Discussion #2033


The comment by erictraut sums up the attitude of MS / Pyright in general: Python is too permissive and should be written more like "C, C++, JavaScript, TypeScript, Java, C#, Basic, Julia, etc"; rather than attempt to improve support for its dynamic nature, Pyright is being written to type-check a different language.

> Python is unlike most programming languages in that it allows local variables to appear within a scope but have no value bound to them. In all other languages I can think of (C, C++, Javascript, TypeScript, Java, C#, Basic, Julia, etc.), you would be forced to assign a value to a variable on all code paths, and you would receive a compiler/interpreter error if you failed to do so. So if you adapt your usage of Python to be like all other programming languages in this respect, you won't run into any problems with unbound variable errors.

nonbeard 2024-04-08 18:09:37.578913

Why Is It So Hard to Build an Airport? - by Brian Potter


> When questioned about aircraft noise by a US congressman in 1962, the head of the FAA stated that “we feel the statement that people must live with noise is realistic in the light of our growing society using complex means of transportation and communication. Noise in urban America is one of the prices paid for progress and economic growth."

This context reframes the contemporaneous Simon & Garfunkel song The Sound[s] of Silence for me.

nonbeard 2024-03-22 14:57:35.855069

Antithesis: continuous reliability platform


Completely deterministic execution of code with fault injection. Via HN

nonbeard 2024-03-20 19:52:36.493124

Classical music ripped off by popular culture - YouTube


jill's new playlist

nonbeard 2024-03-15 23:32:22.362634



rsync for individual files over the web

nonbeard 2024-03-15 23:31:58.141094

Square Signals : Vegetable stock: my secret lover


Passionate food writing gets me going. The secret subtopic is nasturtium soup, which sounds (at least when he writes it) delicious.

The related HN discussion talks about keeping peels, tops and tails, etc., in a bag in the freezer and using them to make stock.

nonbeard 2024-03-11 22:51:34.441034

IFC Center


NYC stuff

2024-03-03 13:50:36.882654

Film Forum


NYC stuff

nonbeard 2024-03-03 13:50:30.692675

BAM | Winter/Spring 2024


NYC stuff

nonbeard 2024-03-03 13:50:24.919244

Buy Prepaid eSIM for USA from $0.7 per GB | MobiMatter


Another HN recommendation for roaming / international esim

nonbeard 2024-02-26 12:13:26.249568

Local and regional eSIMs for travellers - Airalo


HN recommendation for roaming / international esim

nonbeard 2024-02-26 12:12:43.611353

Simple turnip cake [lo bak go] recipe - Cook Simply


I really want to make a turnip cake.

nonbeard 2024-02-24 02:01:31.570379

Easy white bread recipe | BBC Good Food


Delicious. Though I was a little o_O when it described the concept of preparing the bread one day before and leaving it in the fridge overnight to be a "great timesaver". No time has been saved. In absolute terms some time has been wasted. Reality is a construct. Your perception defines your world.

nonbeard 2024-02-20 20:24:53.596263

wwmm/easyeffects: Limiter, compressor, convolver, equalizer and auto volume and many other plugins for PipeWire applications


Apply various effects on-the-fly to Linux audio using Pipewire.

This was great. Someone on a meeting had random high-pitched noises and I could, on the fly, add an equaliser to attenuate all frequencies about 11 KHz -- minimal impact on voices and noise disappeared!

nonbeard 2024-02-13 14:23:29.353912

SaltyBet - Twitch


Twitch stream that plays bots off against each other in the Mugen fighting game. Been going for ages (decades?)

nonbeard 2024-02-11 22:18:25.189749

EFIStub - Debian Wiki


Set up for grub-less Linux booting using EFI stub plus debian hooks

nonbeard 2024-02-11 13:12:55.460353

One Hundred and One Monochrome Mazes : John Vaughn / IBM : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive


Game of the day. It's so monochrome it doesn't work with colour graphics adapters.

nonbeard 2024-02-03 21:46:40.736703

What’s inside popular disposable vapes? Let's open and take them apart!


The activation mechanism is a microphone, which is pretty interesting.

nonbeard 2024-02-03 16:29:08.064288

What does the Cerebellum Do Anyway? - by Sarah Constantin



nonbeard 2024-01-08 02:13:38.585737

Understanding SameSite cookies


One key annoyance is that from 2016 to 2019, omitting SameSite meant SameSite=None. From 2019 onwards, omitting SameSite meant SameSite=Lax. As of 2023 (https://caniuse.com/same-site-cookie-attribute), Safari and Firefox use the pre-2019 behaviour.

nonbeard 2023-11-21 14:11:25.749406

The Quiet Man (video game) - Wikipedia


"Exhausting and miserable time". "Spectactular disaster". But the Imogen Heap accompanying song is quite sweet.

nonbeard 2023-11-14 22:30:16.275406

Intel iAPX 432 - Wikipedia


Capability-based, OO-focused processor in 1976

nonbeard 2023-11-11 09:30:53.260479

iea-vs-reality-photovoltaics-2018.png 551×455 pixels


Thick black line: solar energy capacity added in gigawatts over time. Other lines: international energy agency predictions. Note exponential reality vs flat prediction, what, 10 times in a row?

nonbeard 2023-11-04 23:34:17.046858

Is YouTube anti-adblock fixed yet?


Browsing Youtube; didn't realise I was in the middle of a fight between some youtube exec and half the Internet.

nonbeard 2023-11-01 11:44:26.140231

The Magical Japanese Art of Luggage Forwarding — Ridgeline issue 170


"Magical Japan" articles are so 90s but this one on takkyūbin is very well written (hn)

... except that takkyūbin is apparently a trademark and the generic term is takuhaibin (again, the fine pedants of hn)

nonbeard 2023-10-27 10:55:16.957577

LIGHTNESS by Italo Calvino : Dancing on the Ceiling: Art & Zero Gravity curated by Kathleen Forde : EMPAC Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center : Troy, NY USA


to read, related to claire-louise bennett quote

nonbeard 2023-09-28 06:53:31.527539

Increasing storage size - UpCloud

nonbeard 2023-09-25 11:49:49.753783

Trustworthy and Useful Tools for Mobile Phone Extraction : Horizon



nonbeard 2023-09-23 15:55:13.825618

aff4/pyaff4: The Python implementation of the AFF4 standard.


RIME related forensic data format

nonbeard 2023-09-05 19:10:57.352949

CASE Community | Home


RIME related forensics data format

nonbeard 2023-09-05 19:10:35.304792

Communications barriers slowed the inrush of the sociopaths into whatever was hi... | Hacker News


“You might be surrounded by interesting countercultures and not even know about it: whatever properties save them from instant commoditization also keep you out.“ from “is counterculture dead?”

nonbeard 2023-08-25 14:04:25.128049

Bypassing Bitlocker using a cheap logic analyzer on a Lenovo laptop


Some clever things here: attach the probes to a random SPI flash because it's on the same bus as the TPM and its pins are bigger; overwrite sticky keys with cmd.exe for a simple admin shell without login. (hn)

nonbeard 2023-08-24 19:12:18.160095

4 ingredient oat milk that doesn't separate - sarah bassett


There's no avoiding the fat component.

nonbeard 2023-08-24 17:02:55.873573

Things you forgot (or never knew) because of React - Josh Collinsworth blog


the world which crowned React king, in many ways, no longer exists.

nonbeard 2023-08-15 13:33:20.648057

Creamy courgette pasta recipe | BBC Good Food



nonbeard 2023-08-09 13:56:49.950747

List of Hollywood-inspired nicknames - Wikipedia


Olivewood sounds nice.

nonbeard 2023-08-09 13:54:23.605249

Building a Chromium-based web kiosk using Yocto/OpenEmbedded | Thomas


that's what I'm doing

nonbeard 2023-08-07 17:09:28.564158

Melatonin: Much More Than You Wanted To Know | Slate Star Codex


Apparently to treat delayed sleep onset you should take it 7 hours before you want to sleep.

nonbeard 2023-08-04 20:46:59.318369

Yoshi (genus) - Wikipedia


There's an extinct species of sabretooth cat called Yoshi obscura.

nonbeard 2023-07-29 00:27:15.942820

Lore Olympus: Volume One by Rachel Smythe | Waterstones


Queer Greek god sex? Don't know, it was a rec.

nonbeard 2023-07-25 22:58:41.160078

Homeobox - Wikipedia


A homeobox is a DNA sequence, around 180 base pairs long, that regulates large-scale anatomical features in the early stages of embryonic development.

nonbeard 2023-07-22 01:52:09.231067

Something many people don't know about instant noodles: You don't need to cook t... | Hacker News


You can just soak instant noodles, and also regular pasta. No boiling required!

nonbeard 2023-07-21 14:28:55.194836

How to make oat milk recipe | BBC Good Food


I am making my own oat milk. I have ascended.

nonbeard 2023-07-17 18:49:06.679565

Create a Palette - Coolors


coat-light colour scheme

nonbeard 2023-07-05 17:12:11.148957

Douglas Hofstadter changes his mind on Deep Learning & AI risk (June 2023)? — LessWrong


Hofstadter now thinks that LLMs are the future of not just AI but the world

nonbeard 2023-07-03 17:20:58.344143

How James Cameron Put Down A Mutiny On The Set Of Aliens


"This has been a long and difficult shoot, fraught by many problems, but the one thing that kept me going, through it all, was the certain knowledge that one day I would drive out the gate of Pinewood and never come back, and that you sorry bastards would still be here."

nonbeard 2023-06-26 20:06:28.935820

Download Carbon Copy Cloner | Carbon Copy Cloner | Bombich Software


Random opinions on the best way to perform mac backups

nonbeard 2023-06-25 22:51:31.591030

Mary's homemade sausage rolls recipe - BBC Food


puff pastry sausage rolls with thyme

nonbeard 2023-06-12 13:45:35.828533

Roasted pepper, beetroot and feta tart recipe - BBC Food


This was bloody good. No need to deskin the peppers: cut them smaller and cook them for less time.

Roasted deskinned peppers have the mouthfeel of slugs.

nonbeard 2023-06-11 18:55:34.481438
📜 Boyfriend of Zelda