@claudiom I have a boxed copy of "The Be OS" (as the documentation says) R4.5 for x86 in my basement, I currently have it running on a PII/350 (I think, maybe PIII/500?) dual slot 1 machine.
@claudiom The big ones back then (late 90s/early 2000s) were that it could read _both_ HFS+ _and_ NTFS -- most systems couldn't (gracefully) handle both. For example, Macs just plain couldn't deal with NTFS, Windows just plain couldn't deal with ext2 _or_ HFS+, and Linux support for both NTFS and HFS+ was really only happy read-only. Be OS just mounted all three (as well as BeFS, which I think Linux did support, but nobody else?) and kept on rocking.
@claudiom One of the best things about BeOS back in the day (and I hope Haiku now!) was that it could read _everything_. Any partition format, any OS's filesystem, it didn't care, it handled it all.
@Ricardus That's what I'd call them, but I wasn't sure how widely-used that term is. In general, firearm screws have very high-quality cut heads with parallel sides, and hollow-ground fitted screwdrivers can turn them out with little to no chance of slippage.
@Ricardus See also hollow-ground flat blade screw drivers with parallel surfaces at the tip, versus your typical hardware-store flat blade with bevels.
@Ricardus That's true if the drive surfaces are an incline (like Philips) but not true if they are parallel (like pozi-driv or ... whatever that Japanese bit is that looks just like Philips but isn't). They're both conical in external profile, but the engagement surfaces meet at nearly a 90 degree angle, so they sit tight in their sockets.
Philips was literally _designed_ to torque out, and for some reason we use it for fasteners with moderate (though thankfully not usually high) torque loads.
@Ricardus agreed, although I think the important geometry is the engagement surfaces more so than the overall external profile.
@Ricardus I completely agree, although I tend to think of triangle as a pain in the butt because of the scarcity of bits. Pozi-Driv can be driven by either a Phillips bit _or_ a square drive bit, but it drives flawlessly with high torque with an actual pozi-driv bit.
@fef It's not available yet, but this might fit your bill when it's done: https://www.pine64.org/2021/02/15/february-update-show-and-tell/
(I haven't followed closely, I was kind of surprised to find out there are no updates since then, maybe something is not going well?)
"XXX needs your permission to enable desktop notifications" - no you *really* don't. Because I *already* *actively* took away your capability to do notifications because *I* *do* *not* *want* your notifications!
Since when did it become OK for software to try and pull a Carthāgō dēlenda est on its users?
To just blatantly ignore user choice and keep nagging? This is even a service I am paying for, for crying out loud.
I hate how technology has become a means for companies to remotely manipulate u̶s̶e̶r̶s̶ herds of assets instead of a tool of enlightenment and liberation.
It didn't use to be like this.
It wasn't supposed to be like this.
@profoundlynerdy I like the Curly version specifically because it kind of reminds me of the old Teletype fonts, which had a subtle curvature to the stems of many characters. :-)
@profoundlynerdy I use and prefer Iosevka (https://github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/releases/), and specifically Iosevka Curly light, for my editor font; it has a fairly broad Unicode footprint (though notably does not include most of the CJK planes) and is open source.
In my terminal I use Iosevka Fixed Curly Extended medium; its primary differences from the base Iosevka Curly are that it's a wider aspect ratio (which leads to a more 4:3-ish, though not quite, 80x24 terminal) and it has no ligatures.
For clarity, this is a followup to an earlier post about my article of #Facebook censoring mentions of #Mastodon : https://changelog.complete.org/archives/10285-facebook-censored-me-for-mentioning-open-source-social-network-mastodon
"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