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"The first century starts at 0001-01-01 00:00:00 AD, although they did not know it at the time. This definition applies to all Gregorian calendar countries. There is no century number 0, you go from -1 century to 1 century. If you disagree with this, please write your complaint to: Pope, Cathedral Saint-Peter of Roma, Vatican."

I feel like the Postgres docs are getting a little cheeky.

postgresql.org/docs/9.6/functi

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new moore's law: the performance of new cpus doubles every six months. however, thanks to new vulnerabilities being discovered and having to be mitigated via updates, these same cpus also become twice as slow every six months.

So they rebooted Sabrina the Teenage Witch, it's no longer a comedy, and Sabrina is the Queen of Hell? Very curious how the boardroom pitch for *that* one went down.

New phrase: "feeding two birds with one scone" - as an alternative to the more common version that doesn't bring violence against animals to mind

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🦆This is a cross-post from Twitter, its contents might suck 🦆 

@cranach do you have any recommendations for how to improve/work on shading? I'm really not happy with mine and would appreciate any tips

@LionsPhil since I use Linux at least it's a familiar experience

I don't think the problem is in the output circuitry because I can hear a pop on the headphone out when the drivers get loaded. Rather, these SB Live cards have so many inputs, outputs, bells and whistles, and I suspect that somewhere in there, something's muted or set to the wrong output channel. The DOS drivers only expose a handful of settings knobs.

Everything works with the new card ... except there's no sound output. This isn't completely a joke like it sounds, because it took some work to get the DOS drivers working right. For a while every game using DOS/4GW was locking up on startup. I got past that with the right EMM386 settings but it took some research. Now everything works fine, except no actual sound. Frustrating.

New sound card: Soundblaster Live! CT4780. I had some problems fitting it in because of the CPU heatsink, and this necessitated removing the CD SPDIF connector. I also added a bit of electrical tape to prevent any unwanted shorts.

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I made Leonard laugh today by reminding him of "It's not much of an exaggeration to say you can tell all the interesting TNG stories with just Picard and Data." which he wrote 10 years ago crummy.com/2009/12/19/1

Also noteworthy now: crummy.com/2005/01/11/0 ("Measure of a Man")

Settling an age-old rivalry with a nice game of Battle Chess: Mac vs. PC:

youtube.com/watch?v=SqIibRC6xI

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