oooh just learned about https://www.doesthedogdie.com/, a crowd-sourced database of emotional/potentially triggering spoilers for films, shows, books, and other media
Our friend Chris finally did a write-up of his 16 core Z80 alternate future cyberdeck, and it is absolutely beyond bonkers:
And here in the end, he has UNICOS running in a simulator, with openssh and X11 forwarding and the working C compiler and a GUI debugger and everything. Gobsmacked. http://www.modularcircuits.com/blog/articles/the-return-of-the-cray-files/to-ssh-and-beyond/
This guy wrote a simulator for the Cray X-MP, including the IO processors and devices, and got COS running on it. Incredible. http://www.modularcircuits.com/blog/articles/the-cray-files/jobs/
As a dad this dad discourse is super dad #dad
instead of shopping, how about #HackFriday this year, folks?
find something that needs changin' and do the thing.
Singular they, grammar question, boost ++
How do folks feel about conjugating singular they? I'm particularly interested in reactions from people whose pronouns are they/them, but I'm also asking for education from anybody who's thought about this a bit. Pointers to articles also appreciated.
Which of these sentences is preferred?
1a. Bobo is going to uni. They is studying art.
1b. Bobo is going to uni. They are studying art.
2a. They wants chocolate.
2b. They want chocolate.
3a. They runs openbsd on their laptop.
3b. They run openbsd on their laptop.
What are the considerations in deciding how to conjugate, and why do we go one way or another?
For context, I'm militantly descriptivist in my linguistics and I speak English (midwestern/californian white urban professional variety), a little Spanish and even less german.
The EEZ Bench Box 3 is such a beautiful open hardware modular bench power supply! I'm in awe. Their documentation is simply perfect: https://www.envox.hr/eez/eez-bench-box-3/introduction.html (see the sidebar for details on its components)
I need this in my lab.
They run a crowdsupply campaign: https://www.crowdsupply.com/envox/eez-bb3
If we want to get *really* scifi, maybe these hypothetical carbon capture machines could construct *themselves* out of captured carbon, possibly using some kind of tiny pod containing most of the materials needed to get started as well as the information to construct the entire machine... Maybe these pods could, themselves, be made through carbon capture using the same machines, making them self-replicating without any technical skills needed
But this is all some kind of absurd pipe dream, of course. It's not like self-replicating material-producing carbon capture machines grow on trees
Article on the people responsible for causing vaping illness
wow so Leafly apparently did a bunch of investigative journalism (!) and has identified a specific company called Honey Cut that was selling E Acetate by the liter, marketing it specifically as a THC cutting agent.
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