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this is neat, you can intuit which proteins are which part of the structure by the numbers. the structure is icosahedral, so anything which is a multiple of 30 could be edge structure, multiples of 12 could be vertex, multiples of 20 could be face.

Looking for info/papers on rendering CSG in opengl; in particular if raycasting makes sense nowadays

If you're trying to convince me this *isn't* part of a manual from a Zachtronics game, well, I'm not buying it

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PDP-6 log book, pages 46-49: someone tries filming text and spacewar on the PDP-6 display at various framerates and exposure settings, culminating in a suggested parts list for a proper filming rig (which, yes, includes a Bolex).

YouTube '67 was _hard_, y'all

... We considered ourselves to be super dumb. This is a place of honor! We're commemorating all kinds of cool stuff here. We buried treats. The treats are yummy and good for your bodies. You should build a city here, right here, for easy access to the treats that are so good for you. ...

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"7 apr 67:
TTY2 occasionally want horiz space after CR"

'a scanned PDF of the handwritten log of computer use at Stanford’s AI lab in 1967'

/via Robin Sloan's newsletter

the ouroboros is the exact opposite of having your head up your ass

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Valentine's Day, celebrating the day that St Valentine romanced all the snakes out of Ireland
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On further reflection I may even be misremembering a PostScript cartridge even existing, because it looks like these slots were intended for additional fonts

That's right, if you wanted to use another font, you'd have to plug in a cartridge, like a peasant

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If Avro Pärt is so good, why isn't there an

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sierpinski gasket emerges out of nothing for the 10,000th time

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brb dancing an eternal jig of pre-Socratic derision

I did find this image of the HP Deskjet 500 mainboard on an ebay sale, which pretty much answers my question: the postscript card was probably just a plug-in ROM, which begs the question of why the printer didn't just ship with PS support. How much would it have added to the BOM to populate XU9? *google* oh, ffs, of couse, it's because Adobe was charging crazy license fees for its PS rendering engine. Adobe: Always Awful

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I found this because I was looking for information on the cartridge slots on the HP 500. One of the only other hits was a link to me, asking the same question, on tumblr, in 2014

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This thread, in which someone earnestly attempts to get a driver for an HP Deskjet 500 from an HP support forum, is lowkey heartbreaking

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