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Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, a carefree romp through the whimsical world of Willy Wonka, and a brief detour into the 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐢𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐠𝐫e𝐲𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐛𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐞𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐭𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟, 𝐬𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐮𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐡𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐬𝐦𝐢𝐜 𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐨𝐫𝐬,

Is there a wiki for, like, where to get the best burger or a cheap hotel in a given city?

Or which landmarks are worth visiting, and how much there is to see?

A traveler's guide kind of wiki?

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bash one-liners most resemble the sorcery i imagined of computers as a child: treacherous and confounding arcana steeped in lore and culture, rife with lost knowledge and devilish details; powerful, nigh-inexplicable magic exhibited with a sweep of the hands.

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Something to think about as we all lament the maliciousness of FB, the glaring incompetency and likely doom of Twitter, crypto-fascists organizing on Reddit. We have 20 years of solid conceptual development to draw from and carve our spaces out with.

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Mostly these "web 1.0" concepts are considered "dead" because they don't lend themselves to the horrible abuses of analytics and data sales that we've come to accept from the likes of FB, and to a lesser, more incompetent degree, Twitter. They use an old model of advertising-as-support. They use a model which, not incidentally, could be easily replaced with existing crowdfunding platforms.

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I think that a lot of early internet stuff like Geocities was (and is) actually very conceptually sound. Mostly, the issue was being corporate-run when nobody knew what the hell to actually use the internet for. FOSS riffs like Neocities aren't just appealing because of retro nostalgia. They actually function and don't feel like everything everyone hates about commercial social media and Reddit.

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100 years from now we'll wonder why we ever thought letting humans drive cars was a good idea, but we'll still be letting humans access shared datastructures from multiple threads with manual synchronization & memory management.

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@ajroach42 @cypnk we've been watching #TurnAGundam in my Mecha anime group, and while the pacing is pretty awful, it's a really great slice of life kind of show. If your life involves being at war with mechs

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@cypnk have you ever watched Turn A Gundam? It's got a victorian setting, and it's really neat how they use mobile suits for things that aren't killing

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In case anybody wondered, I'm home and feeling somewhat better than earlier.

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Getting ready to replace capacitors in a DEC VT220 terminal. This kind of work is the game of a computer collector's existence.

Car crash (but a real old one) Show more

Minor Injury caused by small animal Show more

I'm watching Police Squad. Have you seen it?

This is the show that The Naked Gun was based on, and it features largely the same basic humor.

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You put the idea of making TV in my head. Grrrrrrr.

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I saw that Android supports pointing devices and got curious. Yup, the original USB mouse, the infamous iMac hockey puck works.

I was just reading about the Soundblaster k3+, and it looks like the perfect component to base a little recording studio around.

Have you used one? What did you think?

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