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bfv  ·  3 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What was the best album of 2019

I'm kind of with you there. All Bitches Die took me by surprise because I followed a link from a noise forum without much context and the first track is very Cold Meat Industry so I thought I knew what I was in for. That can only happen once. They're both great though.

bfv  ·  14 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What was the best album of 2019
bfv  ·  7 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 359th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

    Kinda figured it was a bridge too far to post here

... really?

bfv  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: He. Tweeted. This...
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bfv  ·  17 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Slate's 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years

I read The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood . It's like Godel, Escher and Bach in that information theory is something that it's easy for a math geek to get mystical about, and like Godel, Escher and Bach in that it's like listening to someone describe their first acid trip to you at great, tedious length.

bfv  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sci-Fi Club no. 42: The Dispossessed Discussion

Syria's Democratic Union Party are anarchists.

bfv  ·  29 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sci-Fi Club no. 42: The Dispossessed Discussion

The Red Army Faction weren't anarchists, they were MLMs. So were the Weather Underground.

bfv  ·  32 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's been five years. Why does Alexa still suck?

... because chatbots are cute toys that become frustrating when you try to use them in real applications, and always will be?

bfv  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 6, 2019

    I can't even tell if they're giving me attitude or a lesson at this point.

Trying to figure out what to say to the guy whose answer took the form of a drawing of a penis is a rite of passage.

bfv  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 6, 2019

The other might be your easier option. Get it working in CUPS and let Windows talk to the CUPS server. As long as your printer speaks postscript, you should be able to set it up as a generic postscript printer in Windows.

bfv  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 6, 2019

I mean, would you want to work as a systems programmer at Apple, where nothing that isn't shiny or at least comprehensible to the designers matters?

bfv  ·  35 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How do you make Windows suck less?

It's not cheap, but Crossover is pretty reliable if you don't want to have to configure wine yourself.