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Federated Republic of Sean @freakazoid@retro.social

Here's a picture of the slide That's a real picture of a real laser.

This is KISS, a peroxide rocket I helped build & fly about a decade ago. It's gotten a nice paint job since then. retro.social/media/B9OsCsZ9Jyh

Launcher (with a slash through the c) brought a 3d printed rocket engine.

"... It is nothing but a wrench to unscrew, bit by bit, the whole machinery of our civilization. Or, to use an up-to-date simile, Anti-Semitism is like a hand grenade tossed over the wall to work havoc and confusion in the camp of democracy. That is its real and main purpose."

Thomas Mann Explains the Nazis’ Ulterior Motive for Spreading Anti-Semitism in Rare 1940 Audio

openculture.com/2019/04/thomas

An example of piracy moving ever so slightly further underground. They email the books, so there are no links to infringing content.

Russian Ebook Pirates 'Exploit Loophole' in Anti-Piracy Legislation - TorrentFreak

torrentfreak.com/russian-ebook

Weird issue on resuming from suspend (Arch Linux) Show more

I just had a good reason to ask my wife if I should put the cat in the dishwasher. retro.social/media/3UmLtyxvtas

Kids found this in the backyard. It had been sitting on the 4 year old's bookshelf and I just thought it was a dirty nickel. Liz looked more closely and discovered it's a 1930 buffalo nickel. She's cleaned it up quite a bit. retro.social/media/y3Yg1zcw-Gj retro.social/media/qZNWy5Xdt2R

@ddipaola it lives! The adapter I bought does work. I used QEMU and a USB to IDE adapter to install FreeDOS on a 300 MB FAT16 partition just to be as conservative as possible. I'll see if I can make other partitions. retro.social/media/ddw0s11tcHB

XT (bottom) vs AT (top). Backquote and tilde are at their modern location, but escape is on the number pad. The AT keyboard is noticeably lighter due to the plastic bottom. retro.social/media/hopViy5_CgW

Another evil use of unicode Show more

C64 stuff Show more

I got GEOS 2.0r booted, at least. I can't key it to any of the app disks that I downloaded from cbmfiles, though, so I'm guessing I need to do something to "install" those first. retro.social/media/dT4seLD43je

European appliances make my tiny (for the US) laundry room seem spacious. This was a tiny vestigial room left over from the previous owner's remodel. It had been used for storage, and we'd been thinking about using it as a playroom for the kids. We decided to get a ventless heat pump dryer to avoid the cost and disruption of adding a vent, and venting air from the living space is a waste of energy anyway. retro.social/media/HkSc1punBWm

Forgot I had this little screen. It has HDMI, VGA, and composite inputs, so it should be useful for retrocomputing. It also has a switched USB port which seems to be able to power the Pi I run Pi1541 on. Nice to be able to avoid pulling the plug out constantly. Might switch to USB storage too so I can stop having to power it down and pull the SD card to mess with the files.

They don't make 'em like they used to Show more