In the 1960s, 128 kilobytes weighed 610 pounds: http://www.righto.com/2019/04/a-look-at-ibm-s360-core-memory-in-1960s.html
The Fed's Financial Accounts: What Is Uncle Sam's Largest Asset? https://www.advisorperspectives.com/dshort/commentaries/Federal-Government-Assets-and-Student-Loans
In case you guys haven't seen this one:
There and back again
First edition copy of The #Hobbit returned to UNT after 45 years
$1229 for a 44 Mb external drive https://archive.org/stream/byte-magazine-1985-09/1985_09_BYTE_10-09_Homebrewing#page/n163/mode/2up
The New York Times fancy new 'Privacy Project' homepage is stuffed to the gills with third-party tracking scripts. https://twitter.com/Pinboard/status/1116354502032932865
This page is a compilation of common mistakes made by bash users. Each example is flawed in some way. http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashPitfalls
"In Sydney, planning regulations, according to a recent Reserve Bank study, now adds 55 percent to the price of a home. In Perth, Melbourne, and Brisbane the impact is also well over $100,000 per house." https://quillette.com/2019/04/10/the-end-of-aspiration/
Why GNU grep is fast https://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-current/2010-August/019310.html
HEADS UP: For #OpenBSD -current users: There was a problem in amd64 snapshots that went out that affecting the bootloader, likely due to a LLVM/clang commit which was backed out in the interim. New snapshots should resolve this.
If you found yourself unable to boot, you may need to prepare new CD/USB install media to upgrade.
"Celebrating 50 Years of the RFCs That Define How the Internet Works"
https://quillette.com/2019/03/31/historical-amnesia-and-kunderas-resistance/ If you want to make data vanish these days, don’t try to hide them, just come up with four other bits of data that differ greatly and start a data-fight. This is historical amnesia through information overload.
"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