I sometimes wonder what hardware would be like if we weren't desperately trying to cram it into a matchbox. What would it be like to have a modern GHz processor, but in the form-factor of a VAX or PDP CPU.

@tomasino And don't bother typing out all your lame excuses. I've heard them all before, I'll do that bit for you:

"Oh, boohoo, licensing is so difficult. You live in a weird region. It's not that simple. Tax payer money went into this nationally produced show. It's so hard to set up and maintain the infrastructure to deliver DRM-free digital content (even though this is what the pirates are doing literally for free). It's not that simple. Booho."

Any 👏 Price 👏 You 👏 Wish 👏 To 👏 Name

Cowards.

@tomasino It's not difficult to get along with these customers. I've said this again and again for 20 years, and I am still confident enough that these companies have their front doors stuck so far up their asses that I'm in no danger making such a statement:

Let's scroll through my list of things stuck in streaming-service limbo... Hmm... Glow Up: Britain's Next Make-Up Star Series 3. Here's the offer: I will pay whatever price you wish to name for one (1) copy to own and keep of this show.

Exactly 30 years ago, a huge demoparty took place for the first time in Aars, Denmark:
The Party!

And... it became legendary in the #demoscene history. (thread)

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bikeposting 

In the interest of fairness, while I recognise that I am entirely biased on the subject, and I have yet to find any reason to change that attitude, I did have my first positive data point today, after however many negative ones. So props to the snowplow driver who stopped to ask if he had done anything wrong after I gave him the ol' "blinker fluid". I wish any of your colleagues were even half as polite as you.

in the new year, remember that the "shorter games with worse graphics" (per the meme) have existed all along,

and in fact that's where e.g. most of the well-written and genuine lgbtq+ representation can be found without having to delude yourself into reading queerness between the lines of AAA games that will structurally *never* be able to include more than table scraps to overstate for press coverage,

and you can simply choose to decrease your participation in the maximally-exploitative parts of the industry a little bit and instead give that support to some small developers who could use it

Quick Start Guide
Congratulations on your new PC. See fig. 1 for instructions on powering on your computer.

t-shirt 

Now I want to make a t-shirt with this text on it:

THIS PERSON IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

It's difficult (even with a picture) to explain to someone why it's in their interest to wear a vest. Even a weak flashing torch makes every reflective surface seem like it's emitting bright daylight.

aosp 

Lately I'm spending some time learning Android, pretty much from scratch. This has to be the most infuriating case of search results getting masked by a more popular topic with the same keywords. No, I don't want to make an app. I want to make an operating system!

Try browsing #art or related #tags to commission an artist instead of wasting time and money on #NFT.

Borrowed from @bogswallop

yotld posting 

Youtube is a lot more promising. The first video that comes up for "how to linux" is this one, with a concise and thoughtful tour of a typical installation process.

youtube.com/watch?v=EN7mbRccT-

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yotld posting 

My first search result for "which linux" is equally bewildering.

It's a techradar article titled "Best Linux distros of 2021", and features such well-established, popular desktop distros as:

Nitrux
Zorin OS
Rescatux
OpenMediaVault
EasyOS
NethServer

And, of course, everyone's favorite:

"It's the user's fault that they don't know how or when to file a bug report through github when a command is about to clobber their desktop environment" Pop_OS!.

web.archive.org/web/2021110922

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