And speaking of - I don't like that movie much but the bunker at the end looks like a good place to work.

They are probably a bit distracted by the missiles outside but the interior compensates quite a bit.

In the they scroll a list of airbases at some point.

I first though it is a hidden joke to contain a Batman and a Moron airbase but they do actually exist.

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Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:

- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better

I just realized that it's not the 2-dimensionality of Befunge that makes it esoteric.

The first high-level programming language ever, Konrad Zuse's Plankalkül, was originally 2-dimensional.

catb.org/retro/plankalkuel/

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I could not resist and now have an EPSON HX-20 in my little zoo.

I admit I'm not sure what actually to do with it but it looks gorgeous and makes me feel good.

covid 

Histogram animation of various death causes, with covid surpassing the others over time.

public.flourish.studio/visuali

IT profanity 

My saying. Eventually it will be anything but at least empirically it is slightly better than lottery.

xkcd.com/2315/

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Let's get over this: the climax of Engineering boredom by the most boring German company was the

* Siemens-Nixdorf Scenic Pro C5/C6

running Windows 95. I used to work on this machine in the late 90s. That's not even .

For the only colored element this thing had they chose... turquoise?

That's the computer on which sinister German tax laws were planned - and printed. The ill terminal of the german information super highway. Nixdorf's Darkest Hour.

My very first encounter with games at all happened in the year before when visiting and we played

- "Морской бой" (Morskoi Boi/Sea Battle)

TIL there is a whole museum dedicated to soviet arcade games.

morskoy-boy.15kop.ru/en/

youtu.be/AiB144YnYI0

Why did I start looking up systems if I already know I can't stop it again? YT knows they can have too:

Panasonic TR-1200x TV/Boombox

youtube.com/watch?v=Big4Htyyps

Bonus finds in :

Computer magazine scans with a certain sense of humor:

retrospec.sgn.net/users/tomcat

And here is a full article about "Yugoslav Computer Magazines Had Cover Girls Just Like Car Magazines":

slavorum.org/yugoslav-computer

6/5 - I'm through it now. Really. :-)

Nice side effect in : when a manufacturer of heavy machine tools, robotics, and industrial equipment builds computers they keep their industrial spirit:

* Lola 8 - 1980s 8bit homecomputer built from CNC machine components

* LPA512 - 1980s industrial programmable logic controller

And in the vein of Atari ST or Amiga 500:

* Lira 512 - late 1980s, based on Intel 8088

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Other machines are more import affine:

* H6000 - Honeywell licensed mainframes for banking running General Electric GCOS operating system

* Triglav - also known as "Trident", 1980s desktop from manufacturer "Iskra Delta", an interesting polymorph device running as PDP-11 variant, Intel 286, or Motorola 68010 with different operating systems.

flickr.com/photos/kiberpipa/se

* Iskra Delta 800, a PDP-11 clone

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More machines are TIM, NAR, and HRS.

* TIM-100 - 1980s workstations

* TIM-001 - 1980s desktop

* TIM-011 - late 1980s, educational computer

* TIM-600 - 1980s, 32bit, Unix, C++, Fortran, Cobol, Pascal, Informix, Oracle

* HRS-100 - 1970s hybrid system co-developed with , for scientific computing, mixing digital and analog computing

They also developed educational theoretical computing model similar to Knuth's MIX:

* NAR 1 - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAR_1

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I now looked into eastern europe .

Many models were named CER (Cifarski Elektronski Računar, meaning Digital Electronic Computer), or TIM, manufactured by Mihajlo Pupin Institute.

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CER_Co

Notable models are

* CER-22 - 1960s banking

* CER-12 - 1970s business and statistical data processing

* CER-203 - 1970s medium-sized banking, production planning, trading

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