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from Darkstar, a new Xerox Star emulator. i feel like concrete knowledge of what Xerox did at PARC is somewhat rare outside of people who have an active interest in computing history. Apple came up with some important stuff, to be sure, but there's so much they didn't get to first, and i think it's really important to acknowledge that. big ideas always, always have a lineage, and it's unethical to erase or avoid recognizing that debt.

"Meanwhile, the genuine experiences of users are ignored, despite the fact that the internet has always been deeply and irrevocably personal."
thebaffler.com/salvos/404-page

🎮 Book update: it has been a long time, but Chapter 8 is now available:

book.famicom.party/chapters/08

This chapter, we break out the sample code into multiple files, creating something more like a "real" project. Next chapter, we'll focus on drawing sprites.

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The New York Times reports Facebook gave Microsoft, Amazon, Spotify, Netflix, Apple, Yandex, Yahoo and others far more access to users' data than previously admitted, including access to private messages:

nytimes.com/2018/12/18/technol

There is never going to be a better time to #DeleteFacebook, the violations are only going to get worse.

If you know someone who wants to try alternatives and needs a simple non-technical guide, try sending them this:

switching.social/ethical-alter

(via @bobstechsite)

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uspol, did not see that one coming 

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It's short notice, but Recurse Center is giving out $10,000 fellowships for women to participate in the next batch. This is a huge and great opportunity! RC has been extremely significant in my development as a programmer and it's a wonderful community. I'm happy to answer any questions if you have them! recurse.com/blog/145-fellowshi

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I saw a human tell the story of the rout of The Society of Desserts of The Kingdom of Realms and destruction of Burnpower by the bronze colossus Lasod Bristledshove the Apogee of Reigns in the early autumn of 54 at The Dates of Portent. It's interesting.

— Dîshmab Lushônsazir, Bard

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Let one six-sided die carry the faces {1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4}; let a second carry the faces {1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8}.

When rolled together, this pair of dice have the same probability distribution as a normal pair of dice.

This is the only arrangement of digits to do so that doesn't include negative numbers. They're called Sicherman dice after their discoverer.

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*slaps roof of your ex husbands back* this bad boy can fit so many knives in it

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you can have it all
my empire of dirt
i will let you down
because it's not really that much dirt, i'm sorry. maybe enough for a small garden. you can have these rosemary seeds too, again it's not very much, but my years as a gardener are long past. god bless

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🎮 Just published Chapter 6, "Headers and Interrupt Vectors". This one rounds out coverage of the green-screen test project.

book.famicom.party/chapters/06

Up next, a chapter that answers "why on earth would anyone want to do this?" 😂

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Wtf is it with November? Suddenly everyone has to grow facial hair, stop masturbating, and write a novel? Is it just that the year has gone on for SO LONG that there's nothing else for it but to become 17th century ascetic Puritan authors? Can't we just, you know, have a normal month?

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whew! got v.1.0.2 of my #react starter kit done!

github.com/jenniferlynparsons/

next up is hacking together an app of this (and converting it to typescript).

then i'll finish that rails backend/react frontend starter kit.

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For people who didn't know, the source code of the Apollo-11 space shuttle is available on github. It is coded in assembly though ! 😆
github.com/chrislgarry/Apollo-

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found this amazing little story at the bottom of the man page for bwbasic, the BASIC interpreter installed on tilde.town.

Thanks, Mrs. Verda Spell!

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RT @sonic_ether@twitter.com: Some screenshots of SEUS PTGI E3, real-time path traced GI in Minecraft! Read more about it here patreon.com/posts/22356734 #Minecraft

shower thought: how is it that a classic tale about a man being visited by his dead employee and three possibly-malevolent ghosts a christmas story but not a halloween story

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