@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.

Near death experience anniversary 

@ajroach42 And we're glad you made it. :-)

@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: pine64.org/2021/02/15/february

(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 (github.com/be5invis/Iosevka/re), 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.

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