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3 years ago on 15th Nov of 2019(24th Aban 1398), in such a day, protests of people without a leadership started against the government of Iran. I remember I had entered university that year and the government had blocked Internet connection for everyone and only government backed instant messangers were available for people's use. Most of students at the same age of myself who were studying CS, had a common belief: These IMs are just spywares which no one must use. I was actually surprised with this insight which my classmates had because most of them didn't have any background of CS and tech before university like I had.

There are different estimations of the number of killed people for that protest. Some sources were talking about few thousands and for some others the scale was lower(few hundreds).

This year, another protest started which in regard to persistance of people, I think it is totally new and unique after the what they call "the Islamic Revolution". Just like the previous protests, this one also doesn't have a leadership but lasted so long(near 2 months at the time of writing this toot).

Because the government doesn't allow free distribution of information, we are not sure what is actually happening in other parts of the country. But we know something for sure: The government is persistance in killing people and arresting them. Even those who are just kids who even haven't reached the age of becoming a student.

In the time between these two protests, I don't remember a country-wide protest but there were some smaller ones like those of Khuzistan and maybe in Isfahan.

I was talking to a friend from that your country's army forces at least don't kill their own people. He said the situation of my country is sad and remembered me the invader of his country is the same who sponsors this government of my country.

There are many components which either haven't been invented, yet or that are in experimental phase. I've created two new categories on the English for them:

Bonus: Some of them could have good use in hardware implementations of artificial neurons and then ANNs.

Sadly the twitter exodus seems to be coming to an end. From the peak of 1,333 users per day we are now back down to 322. Before the exodus we were seeing about 100 to 200 new users a day.

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23,020 accounts +8 in the last hour +388 in the last day +4,641 in the last week

if someone studying ""computer science"" (blasphemous demon) comes up to you and asks if you want to learn about "lambda calculus", DO NOT ENGAGE! I REPEAT, DO NOT ENGAGE!!! this is how they TRICK poor innocent mathematicians into turning towards the DARK SIDE (computer).
it is NOT the calculus you know
it is EVIL
stay AWAY

Matrix servers that have it enabled (including QOTO's matrix server) allow for ephimerial rooms. That is, you can set your messages in a room to automatically delete after a certain point in time. Anyone who is the admin/mod of a room can set it. That, combined with the end-to-end encryption and identity verification really makes this a win on privacy.

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If you are interested in cryptocurrency discussion, a new StackExchange has been proposed which you can support:

Currently, you can follow it and submit example questions for this SE. If you have enough reputation, you can discuss about the scope of this SE, too. For example I am thinking if mining cryptocurrencies would be offtopic or not. But I don't have enough reputation.

Last night(Tehran time), students of my university were waiting for the bus. The forces thought they are protestors and beated them.

I am trying to calculate factorial of 30 using x86_64 assembly on Linux. Here's my code:

.global _start

mov %RCX, 1 # counter
mov %RAX, 1 # factorial result
mul %RCX
inc %RCX
cmp %RCX, n
jle loop

n: .byte 30


I am converting it using these two commands:

as file.s
ldd file.s -o a

However when running the executable `a`, segmention fault is raised. checking with gdb it seems that it is raised right at the first instruction after `_start`. Where am I wrong?

It has been a long time which there is a question in my mind. There are cheap s around. For huge computings on CPU, would many based single board computers like or replace a single ? If this is possible and considering that softwares are equally optimized on and ARM, the obvious advantage of a bunch of ARM tiny computers as a whole cluster over a single x86 would be that they consume much less power, thus they generate much less heat and hopefully longer product life. Also if any of them went down, your whole computing resource is still available but with a little less computing power. I have a NanoPi NEO and a 3rd gen Ci5 M series. But a piece of software is needed which could benchmark both my x86 and my ARM and on the compiler-level, is optimized equally for both.

Among the programs on my PC, I like my Terminal Emulator only. I have a slow HDD and whenever I want to open one of those GUI programs, they want to load soooo much from my Disk so they are much slower to load. Also when I don't use them for a while and their data on memory get placed in my swap space, having them back is again as slow as loading them almost. It seems that because computers have more and more memory, newer versions of programs want to waste more and more memory.

September - This Month in #Minetest

This month, TurkeyMcMac joined the core dev team, post-processing and bloom were merged, and Android crosshair support was added. Minefall released on ContentDB, BlockExchange got a graphical rework, and more!

Latest Minetest CTF video from Farooq:

How is my English accent?

Hello all. I was thinking of a . So that one(possibly myself) could create a unified which is created by combining multiple RSS sources plus a good looking static HTML output. So that anyone could run such a thing only with static hostings which a lot of them are out there these days and a runner like or the one has. I wanted to know if such a thing already exists. If not, I would be happy to create one myself with or perhaps

Jesus christ! Replacing a digital clock crystal with an atomic clock is the most hacker thing ever. This people didn't fuck around, those were true hackers. They were not happy enough by overclocking their 286/386s.

They needed such precission in their clocks they changed their computer clocks with ATOMIC CLOCKS.

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