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Also their PCI vendor ID, I believe. Seriously how could you miss that for all these years? :)

 

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Dawww! Cuteness overload!

 

The language of the project drives a lot of my energy/apathy towards it. Languages that have lots of black magic "conventions" or (from opposite side) unnecessary rituals to make it "just work" suck the energy out of me. Languages that do things "properly" energize me.

 


 

In my food journal just spelled it "decalf coffee"...maybe I should pour some high test instead...
 
I guess you're... left without a leg to stand on

 

Just discovered this 1996 video debuting BeOS on their BeBox. It was way ahead of its time, especially on the DB-like FS search and multiprocessing. Nothing did what it did at that time. Demo starts 9.5 mins in. #

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I came to BeOS too late to purchase the dual-CPU BeBox (it was also out of sight financially) but I own the package of BeOS for Intel CPUs
I really like their filesystem and the ability to use file metadata to form database out of filesystem. For example text file with FROM, TO, CC and Subject metadata were used for email storage.

 

Just discovered this 1996 video debuting BeOS on their BeBox. It was way ahead of its time. It had Searchlight/Cortana like searching of its file system. But the BFS filesystem had such rich metadata capabilities you could use it as a proxy to build directory services and email systems from. It's multiprocessing capabilities were unparalleled, no pun intended. Yes UNIX had that server side but this was built ground up to provide that in user space and in the display server. So this machine was able to concurrently play multiple videos, do renderings, do MIDI production all while staying responsive. Today that's just what we expect from computers. Back then it was never seen before # https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sz3IRWM18zM

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I came to BeOS too late to purchase the dual-CPU BeBox (it was also out of sight financially) but I own the package of BeOS for Intel CPUs
I really like their filesystem and the ability to use file metadata to form database out of filesystem. For example text file with FROM, TO, CC and Subject metadata were used for email storage.
 
@Andrej Ditto. I remember reading the MacUser (or MacWorld) article on it back in the pre-NeXT acquisition days and starting to follow it hardcore. When I heard it was ported to x86 I was even more excited since I was no longer on the Mac platform at that time. I bought the R5 + GoBe Productive combo package when it came out. Sadly the whole thing wasn't to be :(
 



 

Deep thoughts :)

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Brian does it again :)

 

Well somebody called it back in 2014...
 
To tell you the truth, it really wasn't that hard of a prediction. 2014 was only a couple of years ago. :-)

 
Kinda want to go out with an asphalt grinder and DIY.

 


 

I don't know if it is real or not but it looks cool :). I'd watch out for those wing tip vortices though....
 
I don't know about the imagery but the personal aircraft and pilot are real:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yves_Rossy

 

Great thread tearing apart an Amiga 1000, both hardware and software #
 
I just gave my Amiga 1000 away. I'm keeping the 2000, though.
 
It was pretty incredible for its time

 

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One of my favorite Dilbert comics :) dilbert.com/strip/1991-11-… via @Dilbert_Daily
 
This remains my personal favourite.

Dilbert, Monday 3 April 1995 - from [url=https://dilbert.com/strip/1995-04-03]https://dilbert.com/strip/1995-04-03</a>https://dilbert.com/strip/1995-04-03">[/url]

Can't believe it's 25 years old last month. That's worrying.

 

I like looking analyzing trends in graphs even if they can't be predictive this far out in a system not constrained by physical laws. So what does the Electoral College trend look like this year compared to 2016?


 

That is a pretty neat demo...

 


 


 

HAHA

 

Physics :)

 

Yup.

 

Just to give you an idea of how truly infinitesimal we are in the grand scheme of things...

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That's the very definition of it's time to change my underwear!
 
If the aircraft doesn’t appear to be moving relative to you, but is getting bigger, then you’re on a collision course.

If I had a passenger who videoed that without telling me, they’d need alternate transportation home.

 

Wow that looks like a neat project!
 
https://turingpi.com/ - the specs look very nice.
 
@Michael Vogel

https://docs.turingpi.com/faq/
  • How do the Ethernet, USB, HDMI, and audio ports work? Is there a way to switch them between nodes?

There are 8 USB on the board. Each pair of USB connected to a particular node. 2x USB routed to the top/master node, 2x to the second node, 2x to the fourth node, 2x to the 6th node. HDMI and audio connected with a top/master node.
So it looks like a USB hard drive would go to nodes 1,2,4, or 6. Shared data goes over Ethernet. Management & real time clock is via I2C.

 

I'm still on my post-BioSphere 2 sustainable space colonization reading phase. After finishing one book now reading about Salyut. Still I think it'd be neat to be in one of these simulations. I wonder where I can sign up :).
 
@Szymon Sokół It's not quite so bad. The distance between Earth and Mars varies between .5 and 2.5 AU, for a maximum round trip latency of about 45 minutes (still less than one hour).

Depending on one's communication mode preferences, this can be a feature rather than a flaw. (For me, it would be a feature.)

Note that we're not talking solitary confinement in this case - there are still a small number of other crew members. Although again ... solitary may be a feature rather than a flaw...
 
@Isaac Kuo 45 minutes is good enough for Diaspora etc., but for Discord/Telegram it sucks a bit.

 

I just donated. H/T to @WalshFreedom for retweeting this :)

 

In today's lesson in why you run your marketing across third party observers...

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Wait a minute...I think I may see a pattern...
 
Well, that's depressing. This is why we need mail in ballot everywhere.

 

Reminds me of the intro school announcements in Grease. "If you can't be an athlete be an athletic supporter." :)

 

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Sobering but great article on William Barr in this week's Economist. "Donald Trump has found his Roy Cohn, alas"

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What opening up with pervasive testing and tracking looks like but it's not here it is in South Korea. One person spending one night on the town infected 153 people. How can we responsibly talk about relaxing things while substantially under performing on testing and tracing?

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Which is why I am thinking that within the space of the next 7-14 days or so, we are probably going to see a big spike of infections in places where people have been ignoring the fundamental guidance...

 

The mythical C64+101 :)

 

A notional representation of my efficiency through the day recently. I'm getting back into my night coder space like back in the day

 
A coworker of mine, since the epidemy started, is getting up at 16 (4pm) and staying up till dawn. I am joking that she finally succumbed to her vampiric nature.
 
I have definitely found I do more coding in the evening now that I have a home office set up. I find myself working on more personal coding projects like I used to before having kids.