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Since it's a new year, a refresh for those new or want to get a reminder of who I'm about:

Here's some hashtags to what I'm all about. If you relate to any of these, I would love to interact with you all!

And more!

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BULLETIN: A federal judge has set a tentative trial hearing date of Big Publishing's lawsuit against the Internet Archive on November 2021.

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Activists rally to save Internet Archive as a lawsuit from publishers threaten to shut it down

If people are smart, it's time to archive the Archive right now. In other words, fork it and turn it unto a decentralized platform. I hope someone out there is working on that.

Plus you have to think libraries need some decentralization as well as this lawsuit could kill libraries as we know them.

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Publishers/authors are trying to officially kill the Internet Archive

It's become very clear that these publishers and authors want to kill libraries and it would be a dangerous precedent if they win.

For example: libraries never needed permission to lend books, and these same publishers are trying to change that with this suit.

A one-bit processor explained: reverse-engineering the vintage MC14500B -

"The die photo below shows the processor under a microscope. This silicon appears greenish, while the white lines on top are the metal layer that wires the transistors together. The 16 black spots around the edges are the bond wires that connect the chip to its 16 external pins. The MC14500B has roughly 500 transistors, very few for a microprocessor."

This is a great look at the PlayStation 2's architecture, which is quite awesome to see! -

I may have to get at least two Criterion films from the flash sale because why not?

Goodyear will buy Cooper Tire for $2.8 billion, combining the two last remaining independent American tire companies.

Antitrust continues to be non-existent.

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Lee Sklar gives a little walking tour of what is now Henson Studios, which used to be A&M Studios, which used to be Chaplin Studios.

Did some board games with my visiting girlfriend today and that was a good shot in the arm that I needed. Feeling energized again.

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controlfreak is now online playing dj controlfreak hates your neighbour live - Download - Zonk Lift! tune in here now:

A Soviet 'Enigma' cipher machine has sold for $22,000 at a collapsed museum's auction

Just wow I have to say.

Scientists develop transparent wood that is stronger and lighter than glass -

This is a very cool development and be interesting to see the evolving result.

Ultima VIII – How to destroy a franchise in one easy step -

I used to enjoy the Ultima games back in the day and it's a shame on what eventually happened.

Curiosity has been producing scientific data for the past 8 1/2 years (August 2012).

When it landed, Android looked like this:

Here's NASA’s livestream for that Perseverance landing, about 20 minutes plus away!

Krispy Kreme has a limited edition Mars doughnut/donut on Thursday only to celebrate that Perseverance landing:

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