The local test centers are crowded, so we drove to a mountain village and found some snow!

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Life hack: If you press your clutch, your brake and the gas at the same time, your car takes a screenshot

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yeah, lemme get uhhhhh ̵̫̦̮̝͚̜͍̼̼̜͆̑͛̔̇b̷̲̮̹͓̠̲̫̩̑͆́i̶̬̱͖̘̤̗̱̙̦̅͊͑̂̔̆͘ǧ̸̖̊̀̈́̍̑͛͊͆̐m̵̥̈͒͒́͌̚ã̵̡͙̥̠̝̫̙̲͑̄̃̇͋̽̑̍͘c̵̰̫͈̲͔͝c̷͍̦̖͕̹̥̭͆͗̕h̵̡̏̐̏ẹ̸̠̲̟̺͎̩͎̽͘ͅȩ̸̧̗̦̬͙̩̣̅̍̋͜ş̵̞͙͓̾̏́͘e̶̡͚̹̝̟̖̔̑͒̈̾b̵̥͖̻̩̦̳̍̋̈́̂͜ṵ̸͔̩̤̓̎ͅr̵̛͖͚͉̖͙̣̜̄̿̂͆͑̒͜ġ̸̌̓̾́͜͝è̸͇́̆r̶̛͙͙͍̹̙͇͉̋̾͗̾͗̈́͗̾

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The #Meta plot thickens! Turns out that #Facebook doesn't actually own the name Meta because it belongs to another company that's currently in stealth mode.

That didn't seem to stop Facebook from publicly announcing the name change and branding, quite the Zuck move. :blobpopcorn:

Meta (the real one) have posted a public letter about this on their front page. I'm linking the Archive copy because the front page will be eventually replaced by an actual website:
🔗 web.archive.org/web/2021110321

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This is what a real Unix desktop should look like. Bunch of useless dockapps, Matrix theme, XMMS, Unix joke about /dev/brain, IRC, list of movie players you use to play your illegally downloaded Buffy the Vampire episodes, and a folder of book warez downloaded from Project Gutenberg

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Here's how you can turn your personal computer into a cool Lisp Machine RIGHT NOW:

Step 1: open up Emacs
Step 2: press F11

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I refuse to believe there is a single person on earth who uses S/PDIF cables

okay, so why don't we just ignore the current state of the web and create an HTML5 Lite™ spec. it could evade the arms race between the browser vendors and shift focus to sustainability. being easier to implement, it could foster a healthier and more independent Web than the one we have today.

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time to refactor hastily-written Java code, sigh

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I turn on my PC.

The local wildlife are immediately sterilised by the excessive output from my four exposed nuclear reactors running at a critically risky heat output.

The sound of 10,000 cooling fans deafens the city’s morning traffic as my warehouse of 500 parallel-chained AMD Razer Threadrippers bursts into life, forming the equivalent processing power of 2015 in one room.

Nearby, my cluster of Nvidia 5090 Test Cards begins to warp the local time continuum as they calculate answers man was never meant to know.

Very gently, I open Microsoft Teams.

Instantly, the already deafening noise of fans increases to a murderous wail as they try to keep my equipment at operating temperatures. A nuclear reactors’ fusion catches up with its cooling and explodes destroying the lives of millions. The floor begins to melt away as my processors over clocked ten-fold reach critical mass and descend directly into hell. My Nvidia cluster collapses into a singularity and begins to devour the planet.

Quickly now, I open a text chat, it’s a bit laggy.

The sheer struggle of loading some text destroys the remaining systems. Me and my equipment are deleted from reality by an unknown overseer.

Humanity is not ready for instant messaging

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"I'm currently standing in the hangar bay of the UAC power plant complex, located on Phobos. Normally this is a facility buzzing with life, delivering 666 GigaWatts of energy to science facilities all across this moon. But right now, things may have gotten a bit out of hand..."

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