This was a massive conceptual leap - now you could get a loom to weave different patterns, at speed, by swapping in new instructions on different sets of punched cards. This 1839 silk portrait of Jacquard was woven using 24,000 cards. Arguably it’s the very first digitised image.
I have never really liked discussing whether you have something to hide, as an argument for or against security or privacy. First, it's irrelevant - everyone has these rights no matter what. But also, once you start talking about "hiding", you have already lost the discussion - because it's a word that is associated with negative connotations.
I think we should change the discourse. I don't have anything to hide. But I do have many things to protect. I have the right to protect my privacy. I have the right to protect my communication. I have the right to protect my work. I have the right to protect my friends and family.
this is a screenshot of a text-only page from the official typescript documentation* proudly displaying that it takes more than an entire second to load. again: text only. some very highly paid engineers worked on this, creating tools for thousands of others. all those wasted cpu cycles…
I have really mixed feelings about this.
Close up of the moment of the explosion of the Chinese balloon off-shore Myrtle Beach SC
Videos like this are, to me at least, one of the best parts of YouTube.
No music, no yapping voice over, no shocked-face thumbnail, not even a single mention of VPNs...just an incredible machine, doing what it does best, in 4K.
Of course, I know the service couldn't support itself if they were all like this. But I can dream.
To program #Forth, first you must get the right costume as shown on the cover of this book.
Friend went to do something in my cabinet recently, and when the new individual manning the front desk asked for my customer number, friend gave it and it came up with "Invalid Network" and the front desk individual had a small freak out, before they realized it was fine.
Yeah, naming my company Invalid Network was totes the right call 🙂
The lesser known NeXT Console ran a 50Mhz 68030 with Motorola DSP and 2.88MB floppy, and came with 8MB RAM & a 105MB HD. It was the first home console with a built-in hard drive and Ethernet networking. Thanks to @adafruit for allowing me guardianship over this beautiful example.
Ugh. I find someone who seems to be cool and worth following, writing about tech things, and their profile says "gun enthusiasts please do not follow / interact." Nothing else political on there, just a random middle finger.
Is this really how this has to be? We're now just two sides with no common ground because we disagree about something?
I really despair for humanity when I see people like that.
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