i'm reminded of those transphobic radfems who went to anti-trans conventions and were horrified when they noticed that everyone around them was a rich evangelical christian

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do the true believers in """DeFi"""/crypto not feel just a little bit uneasy when they're surrounded by excited billionaires and VCs who directly benefit from the continued existence of centralized finance? do they not get even a slight "haha, i'm in danger" sensation?

On top of all this: It's a hardware bug. I can't fix it unless I want to upgrade my CPU or use discrete graphics. Which costs money I don't have. Motherfuckers.

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I feel like I'm dealing with Linux on an old PowerPC Mac. Even in testing, it shouldn't be forcing people to use the unaccelerated framebuffer!

There *is* a way to turn off SME, it turns out, but I just spent the better part of an hour diagnosing this when I should have been asleep and I'm pissed.

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Wonderful. Apparently the latest testing kernel isn't compatible with my machine because the kernel config has SME on by default. I had to update my BIOS just to get it to boot, and even when it did boot, it was complaining about KVM not being supported. Also, the GPU drivers failed to load, claiming they didn't support SME on "RAVEN" (Ryzen integrated graphics).

Okay, it looks like KDE Connect will do what I want. It seems like every other app is a good 10-15 years out-of-date and only supports either certain models of Nokia phones, or phones with tethering enabled.

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it makes me wonder when the first mechanical digital clock came out, specifically one with digit drums like the Pascaline

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a thought: digital displays have existed as long as digital technology has

and this goes all the way back to the Pascaline in the 17th century

Something that uses MAP/MAS instead of shoehorning everything through the modem emulator would be appreciated.

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Okay, is there anything one Linux that can send text messages using my phone over Bluetooth, similar to Windows 10's "Your Phone" app? I've been looking for a solution, but most of them are for older phones that have the DUN profile turned on by default (mine doesn't, and it will insist that you disable Wi-Fi if you try it). Wammu looks promising, but it seems to have been abandoned and Debian last shipped it in Buster.

So just about everyone wanted to do everything in PLDs, even though those have some definite limitations (just look at Tube Time's thread on Twitter about the CGA clone he made).

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I know one this is certain: Cheap just-in-time PCB manufacturing was in its infancy in the late 2000s, and cheap, powerful ARM chips like the STM32 weren't really a thing yet.

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I was reading old comp.sys.apple2 posts a while back, and it seems like there was a lot of talk about some add-on board called "Carte Blanche". I can't for the life of me remember what it was supposed to do, though (or what it could do that separate options like the Floppy Emu or Uthernet or one of the zillion scan-doubler gadgets out now couldn't).

Unlike the stock firmware, it can remember which image you had loaded across power-cycles. The stock firmware always reset itself to slot zero.

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After ages of putting it off, I finally have flash-floppy installed on one of my Goteks. It's much nicer than the stock firmware, but I'm not sure how many of the features I can use without an add-on LCD or OLED display.

In the meantime, I'm going to install NetBSD on a different QEMU image, because fuck this.

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I found what I thought would be a solution, but no, it's for Linux targets. I'm really not looking forward to 1) building a Solaris-compatible GCC 2) packaging it 3) in Linux, since it's what I have.

Any help appreciated!

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("Just pay for it?" No fucking way. These people are ripoff artists. See attached screenshot)

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okay, so I have Ye Olde Solaris 2.6 installed in QEMU, and I want to play with GCC in it but apparently sunfreeware is gone (and the replacement site apparently asks for money).

How do I get GCC on here without too much fuss? I have two different Linux VMs on my laptop, so cross-compiling is not out of the question.

By the way, this would not be *as much* of a problem if I could mirror my laptop's screen on my TV, but of fucking course none of my hardware is new enough to do that without help. And I don't exactly have $1000 lying around to replace my laptop.

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