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Watched and enjoyed the first two episodes of The Sandman on Netflix last night. Never read the comic but had always heard of it; this might be the tipping point. Somewhat of a tonal shift between eps 1 and 2 but we rolled with it.

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Winamp, the best MP3 player of the 1990s, just got a major update

5.9 RC1 Build 1999 focuses on modernizing Winamp's foundation for more features.

#tech #technology #music #retrocomputing #news

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2022/0

At first I was Team Heisenberg but I actually really like the idea of murderous emotionless Gosling Freeman brutalizing scientists.

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zoomers will literally submit to The Algorithm and never know whether they'll see things they care about rather than enjoy the simplicity of an RSS reader
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Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 89

Nichelle Nichols, the actress revered by “Star Trek” fans everywhere for her role as Lieutenant Uhura, the communications officer on the starship U.S.S. Enterprise, died on Saturday in Silver City, N.M. She was 89. ...

nytimes.com/2022/07/31/obituar

#NichelleNichols #Obituary #StarTrek

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@aral Ah, haven't had that in a while since using scribe.rip/ with libredirect for Firefox. Peace of Mind.

Oh crap, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is out this week?! 💸

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I wanna see how far this poll can go, vote and then boost please! 🌐

How long have you been in the fediverse?

Comment if timeframe is not listed!

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To future historians—not just of computing, but of humanity—the current period will be a dark age.

How was Facebook used by students in the 2010s? We cannot show you, that version of Facebook is not hosted anywhere.

How did MySpace look around 2009? We don't really know, the Wayback Machine only shows a limited amount of static content, and there may only be a few surviving screenshots

What correspondence did Vint Cerf have as president of the ACM with other luminaries of computing industry and research? We do not know; Google will not publish his emails.

What was it like playing Angry Birds on an iPhone 3G? We do not know; Apple is no longer distributing signed receipts for that binary.

What did the British cabinet discuss when they first learned of the Coronavirus pandemic? We do not know; they chatted on a private WhatsApp group.

What books were published analysing the aftermath of the Maidan coup in Ukraine? We do not know; we do not have the keys for the Digital Editions DRM.

How was the coup covered in televised news? We do not know; the broadcasters used RealVideo and Windows Media Encoder and we cannot read those files.

We have to ask ourselves how we are going to preserve and transmit knowledge about our age to the next generations. Knowledge about an age where information is produced, consumed and discarded within hours, days or months, or where it's only stored on the server rooms of a handful of corporations, with no guarantees that those businesses will exist in the future, and with no way of accessing that information unless a certain set of regulatory, hardware, software pre-conditions are met.

That's why projects like the Internet Archive deserve more recognition and funding. That's why web scraping should not only be a civic right, but a civic duty to the next generations. Otherwise all the knowledge about the great age of information will be transmitted orally - with all the distortions that such transmission implies.

deprogrammaticaipsum.com/the-d

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Unity (former game engine company) has merged with an actual adware and malware distribution company. That's not an exaggeration. Fake Flash installers, was blacklisted by Microsoft's anti-malware tool, VirusTotal entires, that kind of thing.

blog.infostruction.com/2018/10

benedelman.org/news-021815/

Don't build your games on engines you don't have the source code to.

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At this point, I'd like to propose the ability to completely, 100%, totally, absolutely, unequivocally, forcibly disable any and all forms of speculative engines in all modern CPUs.

comsec.ethz.ch/research/microa

#infosec

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👆A lot of people have played a pirated version of Prince of Persia, so they've never seen this screen. Which also reminds of this: most people who have only played it pirated have no idea that you could SAVE and LOAD in Prince of Persia, or that it has a special training mode.🤷‍♂️

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Ah jeez, it was really a mistake to listen to a podcast (podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/) talk about barbecue BEFORE dinner… 🤦‍♂️

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just got reminded of my favourite :cisco:​ Cisco Field Notice where using certain snagless ethernet cables would reset certain switches because the protective boot would press down on a button that will do exactly that

cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs

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