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I decided that if I were thrown into a fantasy world and could pick a weapon, I’d go with a glaive or a similar cleaver-on-a-stick. OTOH it’s not something you can just unobtrusively carry with you. Hmm. Maybe just a dagger.

Finally understood “Aunt Flo”! Flow! Duuuh…

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So should we judge people by the worst thing they’ve done? (We usually are when that’s all we know them for)

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Just read an IEEE Spectrum article on Babbage's Difference Engine.

Absolutely love reading about historical computing. It gives you a sense how terminology and methods are what they are today. The etymology helps better understand our world.

Anyone have any recommendations on books that go over historical computing? Reading Hackers currently.

Boosts welcome to spread the question.

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Reminder, podcasts are just an rss feed with links to audio files.

Not an app. Not some walled ecosystem.

(cont.) Of course the Lynch movie had the opulence cranked up to eleven for House Atreides and the Corrinos, but it did at least show off the ‘otherness’ of the Dune universe. Edric’s (the Guild navigator) appearance with news of “many machines” on Ix (the meaning of which would be lost to anyone unfamiliar with the book) certainly helped as well.

Oh, well. It can only get more interesting as the story picks up pace in future movies. Right?

Watched Dune at last. I’m… really disappointed? “Desert power” *rolls eyes*… how anachronistic (for the world of Dune)! People sound mundane, present-day-ish, and largely uninvolved. Nothing has colour. There's little grandeur or sense of a rich cultural heritage — just this grey desaturated utilitarian military flavour to all but the spice-blue eyes.

Not free as in speech, but free as in don't make me think about all these licences

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tired of being unable to right click and save an image? sick of developers using divs with "background-image" instead of an img tag? transparent 1x1 pixel gifs getting in your way?

with the right-click borescope, now everything is possible! links below~

"Rolling Rhino" is going through the podcasts again... Jesus, people. It's not a new distro or a new release. All you have to do, all you've ever had to do, is search and replace the current release codename with "devel" in your apt sources. PPAs, if I recall correctly, will use their latest supported release when seeing "devel". (Non-PPA third-party repos might continue working with their entries pointed at their latest supported release.)

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