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The Rijksmuseum has two statements.

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RT @dgoodkin
@maddoghall explaining to me that the PDP11 he is displaying is running UNIX 6, and how that is the version that Ken Thompson brought to UC Berkeley that was the foundation for Berkeley UNIX or BSD.

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Lorinda Cherry, author of dc, bc, eqn has died

Lorinda Cherry received her Master’s in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1969, at a time when the computer science program was more of a specialized math degree, with some programming courses but little theory. She worked for a few years as a Fortran programmer, but found it “very boring” to constantly write programs based on someone else’s ideas. She yearned to work on systems, but there were few entry points for such jobs: individual labs tended to recruit new graduates and train them in their in-house programming language, and Cherry was already overqualified. She eventually found a home at Bell Labs, where she worked on the nascent Unix operating system, which had not yet made the switch to C when she joined the team. ...

ncwit.org/profile/lorinda-cher

HN discussion: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3

Call me old school, but I make heavy use of bc, and occasional use of dc (I find the RPN somewhat alien), as well as GNU units, which is not based on Cherry's work so far as I'm aware, though I consider it spiritually related. I'd been using bc only a few hours ago.

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The Arecibo radio telescope, the largest observatory in the world for 50 years, collapsed today. Here’s a latch-hook rug I made of the message it broadcast in 1974 and the globular cluster that was the target of that message. Rip you big ass telephone

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@elb I miss the writing styles of the older mini/micro computer technical manuals. Some of them were honestly fun to read.

Apple Computer house style used to be pretty lighthearted, too. IBM's were bone dry; I think their writers got paid by the word, and residuals on new ones they invented. HP's sounded like they'd put a gun to some engineer's head and forced them to write.

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Just in case my comrades have wanted (perhaps without even knowing!) a wallpaper featuring the 30th anniversary sticker I drew (which you can purchase here: sdf.org/store/?3;sdf42), you can save the image attached to this toot!

If you're burdened with a 4K retina ultra-hi-def superduper monitor and you want something a bit more high-res, here's an SVG file so you can render one with all the pixels you need: laemeur.sdf.org/pub/sdfmech.sv

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Can this toot get more boost than favorites? :flan_laugh:

The only way to know is to make it real! :flan_racer:

Choose your side :flan_fox: :flan_fox:

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a compiler either complains or is silent
never a word of encouragement
no wonder they are disliked

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Hey all, happy to announce that NODE Vol 02 is out featuring 180 pages of articles and interviews about P2P and open hardware projects, with an updated Open Source Directory and new Meshnet Atlas! Download a digital version for free or preorder a hard copy n-o-d-e.net/zine/index.html

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I'm building a new OpenBSD base system on an old IBM xSeries 335 server (3 GHz Xeon, 2004) right now - and it takes forever! Let me call it unintended :-D

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#OpenBSD is now a lot more pleasant in regards to performance (on current at the moment but it will be the new reality for 7.1 users in a few months)

:flan_thumbs: :flan_sf:

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In July of 2019 the original SDF 3B2/500 UNIX system was featured running in a documentary about bulletin boards and early internet for French television. Here the film maker types in several messages which were to be displayed during the program. Did you see it?

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Mastodon @ SDF

"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