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FYI, if you're following me for discussion of retro technology, you'll probably want to follow me over at @bhtooefr, as I've moved my retro posting over there.

cathoderay.tube is a cozy little Pleroma instance run by @dr1ft, and when I saw the domain name, I had to sign up.

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im gonna give a ted talk called "APIs are all terrible and you can't convince me otherwise" and it's just gonna be me putting different API docs on a projector and screaming "FUCK THIS"
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Car gearbox that is not automatically shifted: manual transmission
Book that tells you how to operate such a gearbox: manual transmission manual
Radio signal containing the text of said book: manual transmission manual transmission

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US politics: drone strikes against citizens, secret rulings Show more

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Facebook, Holocaust denial Show more

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people are like "why do you hate CEF/Electron?" "stop hating on CEF/Electron" "it makes app devs lives easier" but there is ZERO FUCKING REASON for a music player to use 2GB+ of my memory when music players of yore used /2MB/. It is not yours to use.

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My phone: "You're running low on storage: 1.00 GB available."

Me: "MY FIRST COMPUTER HAD 4K RAM AND NO PERSISTENT STORAGE I THINK YOU CAN GET BY WITH A FREAKING GIG"

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i've always wondered how people steal passwords

we should ban tweezers

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California San Francisco -> CSF
CSF -> Coal Seam Fire

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@garbados big auto loves to talk about acceleration and deceleration, but did you know that the rate at which a car accelerates/decelerates is known as the "jerk"!? Big Auto doesn't want you to know!

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerk_%28

/srv/www is the correct location for your web files on *nix.

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how come the people that used to spell microsoft "micro$oft" dont spell google "g👀gle" like cmon it's perfect and just as obnoxious

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your hacker name is the first 16 digits of your credit card number followed by the expiration date and security code, followed by your full name and billing address, followed by your birthday and social security number and mother's maiden name, followed by "the hacker"

More thoughts on where computing should be:

General purpose software should be performant on a simple CPU with the following characteristics:

* Relatively short single-issue in-order pipeline with no branch prediction, no speculative execution, no multithreading
* Simple floating point unit without vector extensions
* Maximum 1.0 W power consumption

Architecturally, think something like a 80486, a Pentium with V pipe and branch prediction disabled, or an ARM9.

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Friends: do you use a BSD for everyday computing? Which one do you use? Has your experience been good?