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Q: What do you call a web browser full of vulnerabilities?

A: Internet Exploiter.

1964: Engineer Karen Leadlay working on the analog computers in the Space Division of General Dynamics.

Imagine being a cyborg but your arm keeps failing device enumeration until you've unplugged and replugged it three times.

> ⚠️ The last prosthetic device "right arm" you connected to this body has malfunctioned, and system does not recognize it. For assistance in solving this problem, click this message. #cyberpunk #transhumanism


$ cat /etc/motd
This site is best viewed with a VT220
at screen resolution of 80x24.

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Tired: static linking for software libraries.
Wired: static linking for web pages.

For example, tech blogger Gwern keeps a local copy of almost all externally linked web pages so they will still be readable decades later. Perhaps more people should do that.

This was a triumph.
I'm making a note here.
Huge success!

Q: A linear regulator has a power efficiency problem and asks for help. What did the switched-mode power supply answer?

A: Have you tried turning it off and on again?

Remember a time when second-sourcing proprietary chip designs were the norm, all chips must have at least two or three manufacturers or nobody even trusts you? Definitely impractical for decades but interesting to think about it in the middle of this chip shortage... #electronics

I have a (working) Tektronix 4010 vector graphics terminal. It's 7-bit ASCII, but it always sends the 8th bit high. This makes it a pain.

On the comm board there's a jumper to set that 8th bit high or low. Kicker is, it's weird high on the pcb, and would require cutting a trace and installing pins.

I don't know why I'd ever want it high, but the board is original.

Cut it?

The only other people who might benefit from Linux8086 would be owners
of PDP/11's and other roomsized computers from the same era.
-- Alan Cox

@cstanhope have you considered the meaning of the Minivac 601 for the business man?

Shenzhen I/O should have a realism option. When it's set to high, you need to search all over the web and pay over 200 CNY download fees in paid forums before you get the leaked datasheet you need. If you are unlucky, you have to reverse engineer the chip specification from schematics of an existing design, or if you are especially unlucky, you need to hunt all over Taobao for commercial products that internally use the chip you need for reverse engineering. #electronics

when they translated Fahrenheit 451 to like, French, did they translate the title to Celsius too? 🤔🤔🤔

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