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  • 42 posted a new activity comment 3 months, 3 weeks ago

    It’s the Corona virus.

  • 42 posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    EDITED — Found a MUCH better version 🙂

    Huh. I have this techno trance track from twenty years ago, Auferstanden Aus Ruinen, which is — hey will ya lookit that! It’s actually the Commie German Anthem with some bling!

    I actually like this track a lot, and had no idea what it was based on. Here’s a YouTube link for it, although it’s a smidge too fast and doesn’t have any of the rich harmonious wash that the original (non-YouTube compressed) track brings. Headphones will help, but this is an awfully reedy downsample. There’s nothing earth-shattering in this — the first…[Read more]

  • 42 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    I guess it was a landing? I skipped through the video, as this guy spends 80% of the time on fluff. I’ll hazard a guess that the wall is actually tucked right up against the dirt road running tight around the airfield proper, and not the no-kidding edge of the base 1,000 ft distant.
    Meanwhile, I’m just stunned that a C-130 overran anything. Either this thing was ridiculously heavy, or there were a series of mechanical failures, or they landed midfield or downwind for some reason. The C-130 is made of pure lift. I’ve seen them (seemingly) struggle to get *down* if there’s a good headwind.

  • 42 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    Haven;t finished the video yet, but I bet some of those loans become gimmes after proven to work. Unless Bitsavers took those from running machines.

  • 42 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    This was magnificent. Thank you!

  • 42 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    “That’s no face!”

  • 42 posted a new activity comment 4 months, 3 weeks ago

    Juan Brown has been bang-on about this one.

  • 42 posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    Roxie — meanwhile, the dead person’s surveilled lifetime of data points is used to animate a virtual self telling everybody not to worry, that he’s fine, cancelling food deliveries, breaking social engagements, and buying things online for shipment to China. Or Redmond.

  • 42 posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    Delta was always a bunch of commies. They bought the first Airbus in the US, IIRC.

  • 42 posted a new activity comment 5 months ago

    This is essentially an Ak-47 riding an AK-74. Complete the square on this design philosophy and it will simply fire identical copies of itself downrange.

  • 42 posted a new activity comment 5 months, 1 week ago

    Lax DeMoux?

  • 42 posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    THis has been in my feed for several weeks. Have you ever read Edward L Beach’s novels (“novels”) of WWII sub derring-do? I devoured those as a young man.

  • 42 posted a new activity comment 6 months, 1 week ago

    In the process, I find the lack of PPE notable.
    Out of process, look at the the loving attention given to the machines themselves by their own creators — look at the upper housing of the reciprocating element on the chop saw in the first step of the video, around 1:34, and the massive foundation of the “upsetting machine”, around 2:10.
    Beautiful.

  • 42 posted an update in the group Group logo of Bug ReportsBug Reports 6 months, 1 week ago

    External link to Amazon does not open in new tab. Opens in existing RB tab. Trying to make sure that affiliate link gets credit. Separate issue; subsequent selection does not seem to carry affiliate link, unless it’s a cookie ref. Example, Stand on Zanzibar then select audiobook.

    • This link was in a group, right? The “sanitisation” of HTML within groups is done by entirely different code than that which handles regular posts and comments, and it strips off “target=” attributes as “dangerous”, which causes all links to open in the same window, overwriting the group (which, I suppose, they consider “safe”). Fixing this will require digging into the HTML filter code for groups, which is a horror almost beyond contemplation.

      According to Amazon, once you arrive at their site via a link which includes the affiliate “tag=” link, all subsequent purchases you make…[Read more]

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  • 42 posted an update in the group Group logo of R.O.U.S.R.O.U.S. 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    How funny that there should be activity in this moribund group. I *just* plugged in my old MBA A1370 with a mind to get an OS on it and make it a media thing.

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