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Museum of Endangered Sounds - savethesounds.info/

Leo's TWiG pick for 30 March 2022

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Fun fact: So in 2020, Google announced that Chromebooks made then or later would continue to receive updates until 2028. Before then though, the typical Chromebook platform got updates for 3-4 years.

This means that we're currently in the middle of an influx of perfectly fine Chromebooks going out of support.

This means that it's pretty easy to get a lot of decent-if-underpowered Linux-capable laptops very cheaply.

So if you need to (e.g.) set up a kids' computer club with laptops, there you go.

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I was today years old when I learned that bash and zsh (and probably other shells) treat single and double quotes differently. Single quotes will NOT evaluate variables:

foo=1; echo "$foo"
1

foo=1; echo '$foo'
$foo

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Anyone know of a pocket PC out there for under $200?

I know GPD exists but according to folks I know they're overpriced. Form factor it's right along what I want, though. Mostly just want to have a pocket sized text editor. Battery life is more important than speed/power

Boosts welcome

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On this day, consider how the public image of affects creative tech-savvy people. How it might have affected Aaron.

Aaron was an easy target for US DoJ, partly because "of course hackers are bad". Perhaps Aaron would be alive today had the hacker movement not been demonized as much in the mainstream.

Consider this next time you use the word "hacker" when you mean "cybercriminal":
rys.io/en/155.html

Depressing 

One of the saddest phrases ever spoken:

"Starting route to Walmart Super Center."

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📢 Owl is now on GitHub! 🎉

After an unsigned long long wait, I'm finally releasing the source code of Owl, my portable compositor in Objective-C that runs on Mac OS X, the Hurd (and probably just about anywhere else thanks to the magic of ). Along with it, I'm also publishing the port of Wayland that runs on OS X.

Please note that Owl is still very much a work in progress. It's amazing that many things work, but naturally others don't. There's a lot to improve!

github.com/owl-compositor/owl

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That feeling when you sit in your car, and the song is so good you have to let it finish.

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The Lord Hates Him!!! This Baffled King Discovered The Ten Best Secret Chords. The Fourth and Fifth Will SHOCK You!

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With my new computer I took another stab at the "Vaporwave Animation". Armed with more reference materials and some better understanding of procedural geometry, I ended up with this.

I think it's a substantial improvement on other results.

uspol 

This seems fairly devastating. Interesting that CNN gave this story to Rachel Maddow, considering her lawyers presented and a court agreed that she is merely entertainment, not news or journalism, and no one should take what she says seriously. I can only conclude that not even CNN believes this is real. But it sure is timely for them to have this story and not a single one about how a key figure in the source of the Steele Dossier was found to have lied to the FBI.
nitter.poast.org/StellaHaley20

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Tired: "Screening an unknown call..."

Wired: Screaming at unknown calls

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Only UNIX users can understand how to touch cat head for less echo while history find man who killall.

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Once again, this month we have not one but two posts detailing Haiku in October: first an activity report from pulkomandy...
haiku-os.org/blog/pulkomandy/2

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