"As we peer into society's future, we -- you and I, and our government -- must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering for our own ease and convenience the precious resources of tomorrow. We cannot mortgage the material assets of our grandchildren without risking the loss also of their political and spiritual heritage. We want democracy to survive for all generations to come, not to become the insolvent phantom of tomorrow."
(President Eisenhower, 1961)
"""In the spring of 1967 a new employee at the NCC in a very shocked voice told the switchboard operator: “Two men are fighting violently in front of the blackboard in the upstairs corridor. What shall we do?” The operator came out of her office, listened for a few seconds and then said: “Relax, it’s only Dahl and Nygaard discussing SIMULA”.
Over on the #retrocomputing forum we discuss software history... And books. And hardware.
Discord post-mortem from a cloud engineer on the outside
"""When, in 1998, the prophets Larry and Sergey introduced Google to the world, they warned that if it were ever to leave the “academic realm” and become a business, it would inevitably be corrupted. It would become “a black art” and “be advertising oriented.” That’s exactly what happened — to the internet as a whole. The white-robed wizards of Silicon Valley now ply the black arts of algorithmic witchcraft for power and money. They wanted most of all to be Gandalf, but they became Saruman."""
There's a large number of tiny houses (especially the kind on wheels) where there's not much of an overhang on the roof. That's probably for aerodynamic reasons for the towed variety, but it's also a thing on stationary ones (probably for style)
Overhangs are overlooked, but very important to protect the walls. The walls of a house are *not* meant to withstand direct water impact. That's the roof's job and it needs to have an over hang to do it properly
Ideally, at least 1 foot or more
So to recap: Build your tiny house as you like, but remember:
- Have adequate overhangs to shed water and snow, and any wind-driven rain *away* from the exterior walls
- Flat roofs only for temperate climates and with adequate drainage, and with good supports
- Sensibly sized windows to have even temperature
- Ladders and steep stairs are only good if you're young and able
You MUST play AI Dungeon 2, a text adventure game run by a neural net.
@nickwalton00 built it using @OpenAI's huge GPT-2-1.5B model, and it will respond reasonably to just about anything you try. Such as eating the moon.
Certaines SSD HP cessent brutalement de fonctionner au bout de 32768 heures de fonctionnement. Et les données ne sont pas récupérables.
J'imagine la panique chez les sysadmins quand des machines en production meurent toutes brutalement quasiment au même moment. 😱
"US nearly detonated atomic bomb over North Carolina – secret document"
One line of computer programming, whichever language you were using. Up to 80 characters wide, same as the card's width.
I remember. And we loved it. No home computers, no cellphones, no internet. Mid 70's in my case.
New article: The State of (SNES) Emulation, Part V.
I write a new entry in this series every three or so years. This article serves as a recap of 2016-2019. This most recent entry has been one of the most eventful yet! Here's to three more years~
This is one of the best photo examples of planetshine that I've found!
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko