@cypnk I have never seen one of those before, and now I want one!

@polychrome I was thinking along the same lines, but I ended up getting a used HTC Vive for less money than a new Quest II.

@hisham_hm The band (guy?) Master Boot Record shares a bunch of music on their FTP server mbrserver.com

You should definitely check out warez.zip...

That's the last FTP server I used outside of work. We use SFTP a lot at work. (I know SFTP is technically using ssh/scp, but still)

Just as I've harvested eight ripe habaneros, I notice a new set of flowers starting to bloom.

@Tay0 @cypnk I read the replies, looking for this comment.

I was not disappointed.

@cypnk Norwegian is the same. You can basically string as many words as you like together, as long as they all describe the same object. For instance:
Operating System Upgrade Opportunity Window - Operativsystemsoppgraderingsmulighetsvindu

When I was a kid, I wanted to create a small platformer on my C64, but I didn't have any knowledge of programming, and neither did anyone I knew, so nothing came of it.

I now have said knowledge, albeit not assembly, and a Commodore 64. Should I try to dig up my sketches from 30 years ago, and give it a go?

Heads-up: Fall Guys is very fun, but it will not work on Linux; it relies on an anti-cheat software that hasn't been ported to Linux and that Wine and Proton won't emulate properly, so you can launch the game but won't be able to actually play.

@hisham_hm It's a Norwegian character, yes. And a Danish one too. The Swedes write the same letter as ö.

It's pronounced as the Americans pronounce the U in ugly, so, Øgly...

And if you pretend to be interested, I'll tell you about the other two additional characters in the Norwegian alphabet, compared to the English one.

@cypnk If I recall correctly, the main reason behind the current app selection, is that all apps are submitted as source, and that source is manually approved and built by a single person.

Very secure, but not very rapid, and it doesn't scale particularly well


❝Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.❞ — Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)


• Cecilia Payne won a scholarship to Cambridge.

• Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said to heck with that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

• Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

• Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne — after telling her not to publish).

• Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

• Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard and the first woman to head a science department at Harvard. She also inspired entire generations of women to take up science.

• Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

I finally got a converter from standard IDE, so that I could get my IDE to CF adapter working on my old IBM laptop.

Time to muck about with various old OS'!

@cypnk Anything is easy, if you know how to do it. I set up radios for satellite communication every day, and I think that's easy...

@cypnk I've got that urge for old computers and typewriters...

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