Daily Archives: 2023-06-13

Effective June 7, 2026, Autodesk will no longer sell nor support EAGLE

Source: Hacker News

Article note: I should probably look back, because when they bought it in 2016 I'm pretty sure I made a remark about ruining the standard entry level EDA tool to force people into their SaaS roach motel, and hoping KiCad or a similar foss competitor would spread into the gap. KiCad is bigger and better, and eagle is being discontinued in favor of the EDA builtins in the always online cloud attached (but still rather demanding on the local host) subscription only f360 offering, so yup.
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Google is getting a lot worse because of the Reddit blackouts

Source: The Verge - All Posts

Article note: Reddit was one of the last indexed places not _completely_ overrun with SEO spam, paid fake reviews, and other Min-Max short term gain long term destruction behaviors - that's a big part of why it's so unfortunate that they've lost the plot. Especially since a lot of hobbyist content seems to be moving toward Discord, which is an information black hole.
Image of the Google “G” logo on a blue, black, and purple background.
Illustration: The Verge

Over 8,000 subreddits have gone dark to protest Reddit’s upcoming API changes, and it’s shown me just how much I rely on Reddit to find useful, human-sounding information in my Google search results.

With Google’s generally poor search results nowadays, appending “reddit” has long been the default way I search for almost anything (and no, I’m not ready to get my info from an AI chatbot, either). But given the sheer volume of subreddits that are currently unavailable — including some of the most-subscribed subreddits — clicking through many Reddit links in search results takes me to a message saying the subreddit is private.

And even if you don’t rely on the Reddit trick like I do, Reddit links often show up at the top of search results...

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Can Lexington keep banning electronic billboards in city? What federal judge decided

Source: Latest News

Article note: Good. They affirmed the only sane regime, as long as the "No, you can't point big dynamic LED signs at passing drivers" rules are applied in a content-neutral way, you can forbid those obnoxious blinkenlight signs.

Vehicles drive along West Main Street in downtown Lexington, Ky.

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