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- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

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This is how Jobs delivered Apple BASIC to the Byte Shop computer stores. This tape is interesting because it is an Apple II era logo (Jan-Mar 1977) but has a IBM Selectric typed label of the loading instructions for the Apple I. engadget.com/2008/07/19/vintag (BoingBoing article linked to, sadly, is 404. Bummer—it had an MP3 of the BASIC code!)

How are people decided what to post on here vs. twitter?

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Tonight’s retrocomputing accessory is the Thunderscan, an inexpensive optical scanner in the form of—you’ll hardly credit this, and the young won’t understand—a ribbon cartridge for the ImageWriter dot-matrix printer. You remove the printer ribbon and insert the scanner cartridge. Roll your image, not blank paper, into the printer. Run the app and instead of printing a document onto the paper, it turns the paper into a document. Twisted. youtu.be/t8-jT2c2yl4

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