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take me down to parallax city where the back moves slow and the front moves quickly

Americans: "soddering iron"
Rest of the world: "soldering iron"
Me, a Brit living in America who isn't very good at soldering: "this sodding iron"

A cool fact is that the different ports of Battle Chess all use the same multiplayer/modem protocol (apart from the Commodore 64 version, apparently)

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"Alan Turing’s OBE medal, PhD cert, other missing items found in super-fan’s Colorado home by agents, says US govt"

#History #AlanTuring

theregister.co.uk/2020/01/22/a

@EdS

You just keep on living your best life, anonymous idgames reviewer

Mechanical keyboard nerd greetings protocol:

Nice keyboard. What switches? Here's a picture of mine.

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For context: the Acorn Risc PC is a pizzabox desktop that can be extended with “slices”. the base machine has an internal 3.5” bay, an external 3.5” bay, an external 5.25” bay, and room for two “podule” expansion cards. you could then add “slices” that stacked on top, and added another external 3.5” and 5.25” bay each, and room for two more podules.

Acorn supported up to four slices (with corresponding backplanes for up to 8 podules)… but you could go further if you could make longer pins to hold the whole thing together.

So Acorn made a Risc PC with ten slices, the Rocket Ship. It had everything including the kitchen sink. They had apparently run out of ideas for how to fill the thing after the sixth slice, so the seventh slice had an actual pizza oven, and then slices 8-10 had the kitchen sink.

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Rearranging the planes into a tree structure. Boston Log(n) Airport

Begone Satan, for it is written: a man cannot live on leftover Christmas chocolates alone

Google Maps wait, they don't love you like I love you

not sure when this tetromino floor texture got added to Freedoom but Boom uses it as the background for its setup menus and I'm loving it

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sure, writing code is fun, but have you ever deleted a whole bunch of it?

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Over the past few years I've noticed myself stopping to do custom tweaks on my own system, and instead working to fix the underlying issue for everyone.

I finally wrote my thoughts about this down in a more coherent form blogs.gnome.org/tbernard/2020/

There are other ebay sellers selling cards based on the same chipset but without a MIDI port. I'm guessing this particular seller decided to one-up them by including the MIDI port but betting nobody would notice it's just a dummy port

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