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Today, learn a new programming language that was invented before 1980

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Are you aware of any Linux SBCs or small-ish equivalent computer with CUDA and/or OpenCL-enabled GPUs?

cc: @LinuxSocist @jjg @vertigo @uranther

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If you're concerned about Microsoft taking over Github for even irrelevant reasons:

Take this opportunity to migrate your repos to git-ssb or git-ipfs, instead of moving to another temporary host-tied third party thing like gitlab or bitbucket.

Your commits are already identified by hashes, so why not switch to hashes entirely & use an NDN/DHT system?

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Hi Fediverse. Can anyone recommend good podcasts dealing with urbanism, walkability, active and/or public transit?

I know of Talking Headways at Streetsblog, can anyone recommend others? Need not be Canada/USA-centric.

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question.. How many Ham Radio Operators are on here? Who would be interested in a IRLP node dedicated for Linux chats and Nets?

Uncontrollable phenomena are frequently renamed to create the impression of control.

I should say "exchange of land and military service"; the point being that economic activity became less liquid and harder to tax, hence harder to centralize power.

Enjoyed the 22 lectures of Paul Freedman's "The Early Middle Ages, 284–1000", Open Yale Courses. Fascinating to see a "radical simplification of economic life" when a central government (backed by a unified army paid for by imperial tax revenues) is replaced with local power structures, mediated by exchange of goods and military service. No wonder governments are worried about the taxability of cryptocurrencies. Interesting to see heresies as a threat to political unity. oyc.yale.edu/history/hist-210

tcpserver is a nice little tool to quickly serve some data. It's like netcat or socat but you can accept connections from multiple clients. For example if you want to stream out log data to anyone who's interested you can just do

$ tcpserver 9999 'tail -f data.log'

and all your clients can read it with

$ socat $SERVER_IP 9999


I guess if you wanted anything fancier you'd have to use a message queue.

Fun projects at this weekend's in including karya: a 2D music language, and gelatin: a real-time 2D graphics API wiki.haskell.org/BayHac2018

Enjoying Patterson & Waterman's " Reader" . It's cool to see the architectural advantages over x86-32 and ARM-32. Example: arithmetic operations for bytes and half-words are a waste of silicon. Instead, use byte and half-word memory loads, then sign-extend the result to a 32-bit register and use word arithemetic. The performance benefits of narrow-width memory access overshadow special narrow-width arithmetic operations by orders of magnitude.

@vertigo Good to see you at SVFIG - a few local folks are interested in a hack night/day in the near future if you want to hang out

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I'm going to baseball hack day in SF tomorrow. Any ideas for something to hack on?


Monday is the deadline to submit an abstract for the 6th International Conference on Japan Game Studies - "Music, Sound and Play in Japanese Games" replaying.jp/

Hit me up if you need a co-author

Paging @smj come accept your award!

Met @smj at Vintage Computer Fest Pacific Northwest, then saw a panel with Oscar Vermuelen, creator of these cute PDP mini-clones obsolescence.wixsite.com/obsol mastodon.sdf.org/media/MSg6ntF

Anyone going to Vintage Computing Festival Pacific Northwest? Can you recommend a hotel near Living Computer Museum?

So my preferred user repository manager is being retired. Lucky there's one written in ! Thanks, alezost melpa.org/#/aurel