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🎆Bonne fête du Canada 🇨🇦
🎉 Happy Canada Day 🇨🇦

La famille de Madame:
"Rooh là là, il fait presque 50°C chez vous ! Vous tenez le coup ?"

Oui, c'est terrible la chaleur en Colombie-Britannique et en Alberta, mais je leur fais remarquer que:

  • Paris-Moscou: 2500km
  • Toronto-Vancouver: 3400km

Bonne journée de la Saint-Jean-Baptiste, la fête des communautés francophones d'Amérique du Nord, et fête nationale de nos voisins Québécois.

John McAfee, quel drôle de personnage.
Je me souviens des débuts de McAfee Antivirus.

À l'époque c'était un shareware, concept que je découvrais et que je trouvais génial. J'avais quoi, 13-14 ans ?

J'ai envoyé 7$ USD (je ne me souviens pas de la somme exacte mais je crois que c'était ça) de mon argent de poche et j'ai reçu ma disquette 5.25" avec ma licence.

Quelque part j'ai contribué à sa fortune.

RIP John McAfee

re: Covid19, vaccination 

Ah cool… Mastodon me transforme un fichier WebM de 1.9MB en fichier MP4 de 2.5MB.

Ça valait le coup de transcoder (en format lossy en plus)

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Covid19, vaccination 

Vaccination dans le monde : avec le sérieux fléchissement des quelques derniers jours, je pense que le Canada va péniblement atteindre les 70% de la population totale. Il faut dire aussi que les moins de 12 ans ne sont pas encore éligibles.

Par contre les deuxièmes doses augmentent à vitesse grand V et au rythme actuel toutes les personnes vaccinées le seront entièrement d'ici fin juillet.

UEFA 2020: despite scoring three goals, Portugal are led 2-1 by Germany at half time…

The missus was watching the Hungary-France UEFA game while chatting with family in France.

Big mistake.

Our stream was delayed by about a minute and the screams heard through Jitsi would be a dead giveaway of upcoming action way before it would show on our TV screen.

showerthought, bad science 

Some claim that water has a memory and that diluting to the point that only H₂O remains will protect/cure you from the bad things with which water was once in contact.

The water that goes through our treatment plants is clean and fit for human consumption, but when you think about it, it was at some point in its life cycle in contact with bovine excrement.

So when you drink water from the public network (whether direct from tap, or bottled from public utility by private companies and resold under names like Dasani, Aquafina, etc.), you are therefore immunising yourself from bull crap, and now no longer believe in homeopathy.

Daughter has ordered home-delivered boba (!!!)

I know restaurants are still take-out/delivery only (sit-in outdoor patios are reopening this coming Friday, yay!) but still: I disapprove of this type of consumer habit

I'd rather she picked up her order herself rather that encourage an economy that relies on exploiting underpaid drivers

Does anyone remember boosting their PC by replacing their Intel 8088 with a NEC V20?

Then came the 6MHz PC-XT compatibles, with a Turbo button so that we could revert back to 4.77MHz clock speed because otherwise games were running too fast…

He was motivated to troubleshoot his PC hardware because I told him he was *not* getting a new motherboard and would therefore have to attend online classes on the crappy school-provided Chromebook until the end of the school year

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Son: My PC shuts down 15 secs after power up. I think I need a new motherboard

Me: Sounds like you need to re-seat RAM sticks. If it still doesn't work, check that CPU heatsink is properly attached and that thermal compound is good

Son rolls eyes. He is pretty sure he needs a new mobo, he DuckDuckGo'ed it alright.

20 minutes later, I see son playing on his PC

Me: So what was it?

Son: I moved RAM sticks around and now it's working

The one thing that really bothers me with the new Proton interface is that tabs look like buttons

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Le Fédivers m'informe que Fastly a eu une grosse panne qui a rendu beaucoup de gros sites dépendants du CDN inaccessibles.

Comme c'était à 5 heures du mat' ici, aucun client ne s'est plaint de problèmes d'accès web.


TIL that hot dogs come in decimal packs and hot dog buns come in octal

(truth is, in Canada both often come in packs of 12)

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