Forks & pull requests versus emails
Silly but fun demo of self-hosted Zig progress:
It compiles a zig source file with 1,000,000 calls to print("hello world") in 0.67 seconds using 471 MiB resident memory. This is 8x as fast as clang on equivalent C code and 3x less memory.
Video by @firstname.lastname@example.org
@sir It's a couple of craftsmanships (design, implementation, probably something else). So you can make science of it (e.g. what goes fast for what kind of problem etc.), you can use it to create art (just like painting a craft, but the way you do it makes it art) so it may be subject to both, one, or none. But I'd not say it *is* one or the other.
Jitsi Meet: How many video participants in a single conference room can a self hosted server support? Didn't find a good answer so I tried it out myself:
Landmark computer science proof cascades through physics and math https://www.quantamagazine.org/landmark-computer-science-proof-cascades-through-physics-and-math-20200304/
M24, the Sagittarius Star Cloud, isn't a nebula or star cloud, but a hole in the dust of our Galaxy which allows us to see deep towards the core of our Galaxy and the countless stars therein. #astrophoto
We're thrilled to welcome Mozilla to the Matrix federation! Moznet IRC was disabled yesterday, so come join Mozilla on Matrix! https://matrix.org/blog/2020/03/03/moznet-irc-is-dead-long-live-mozilla-matrix
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