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Jeff Allen @profoundlynerdy@mastodon.technology

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Eight bits are enough.

READY.
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The free market is the ultimate equalizer: it does not care if you grew up poor, the color of your skin, or by what name you call God.

Mugger decides to rob an 80 year old man, gets ass kicked by 85 year old brother of intended victim.

youtube.com/watch?v=dZ5DqdwKEF

You can't make this stuff up.

For you folks, what confused you the most about iterators and generators, and what finally helped you finally understand them?

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#1 Data General DS-100/200 (1979)

Those colors. Those curves.

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@thomasfuchs I’m a big fan of the design of Sony’s MSX models, they’re all brilliantly colour-coordinated (photos found here: androidarts.com/Amiga/MSX.htm).

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@thomasfuchs oh, apparently they made a model with integrated keyboard too. Picture source (and more pictures): lancelot2.blog.so-net.ne.jp/20

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Any advice for getting the best results printing fantasy miniatures with an extruding like a i3?

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Tactical Tokens look like a cool alternative to minis!

kickstarter.com/projects/djlpr

I think I'll use them in my next game. Yeah, I play a / style game with Fate. I love Fate because it's fiction-first.

Japan is testing space elevator tech with a space elevator miniaturized prototype to be launched next month!

phys.org/news/2018-09-japan-mi

In case you're unfamiliar with the term, here is an *excellent* video on space elevators: youtube.com/watch?v=dc8_AuzeYK

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Had a brief mess about with some #retrobrite techniques yesterday, I decided to try just using sodium percarbonate, no extra peroxide. I took a tip that the unbranded cheap laundry additives will have less extra stuff like perfumes in it, and picked up 1kg of Coles Laundry Booster for $2.50.

First go was short, I just wanted reassurance my case wouldn't melt. It survived!

The main body is much closer to the patch that was under the label now. More info to come! #c64

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Tax avoidance, 17th century style. The Bridge House, Ambleside - built on a river between two jurisdictions. t.co/kxXdLTmInv

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Also, I think I am gonna have to dig into how to get ReactOS to build for ARM, I guess. Combined with an x86 virtual processor just for those programs that need it, it would be possible to move embedded things away from Microsoft systems without porting to a POSIX platform, or even recompiling.

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@profoundlynerdy And finally, what prompted me to write this? Well, #retro #fever I guess :)

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... And now running my first GEOS program made in cc65 on the real hardware #c64 #retro #programming #computing

wideNES is a novel technique to automatically and interactively map-out games, in real time. The effect is sort of like peeking past the edge of a NES game's screen. Calling this thing "wide screen" is a serious understatement.

prilik.com/blog/wideNES

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It would be great if there was a version of elementaryOS closer to Trisquel in that it ships without proprietary drivers and with fully libre repos