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William D. Jones
I have a hard disk platter that I use as a drink coaster. I think that's one of the most important things about me. Magic non-believer.
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William D. Jones 2m
Replying to @johnregehr
Accept that vernacular is changing and that we are being left behind :D?
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Jules Suzdaltsev 17h
nobody has ever earned a billion dollars
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michael_nielsen 4h
The determinant of a matrix is how much the matrix expands or contracts space. More precisely: it's the volume of the parallelepiped spanned by the columns of the matrix. (Ditto the rows.) This, btw, is why det 0 => non-invertible: one or more spatial dimensions has collapsed
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William D. Jones 11h
That said, I do agree with one of your unsaid (?) points: Just because a toolchain is FOSS doesn't mean any given hobbyist can/will instantly utilize the advantages of said toolchain being FOSS.
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William D. Jones 11h
I don't have the article on me handy, but... Linux won because it was free, during a time when it _wasn't_ better than the competition. Companies didn't want to pay for support for proprietary *nixes and found it worth fixing the warts of then-Linux themselves.
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Tanya X. Short Dec 13
Had a conversation with someone getting into proc gen today and realized i don't yell this enough: HAND BUILD YOUR TARGET THING FIRST, so you can then analyze how best to achieve that. Don't start thinking abt process and algorithms till after.
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William D. Jones 23h
I... really want one of these on my modern microcontrollers, tbh. Parallel buses FTW!
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William D. Jones 23h
Replying to @TubeTimeUS @Seagate
(That should read NCR 6500/1*, not 6501 :P)
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William D. Jones 23h
Replying to @TubeTimeUS @Seagate
Is this a 6501 variant? used this on their ST-412 for stepping the drive heads and streaming data. I've tried to dump the program on it before, but seems to be a mask ROM part :(...
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Tube Time 23h
just wrote my first blink-an-LED program for this microcontroller, which is quite special...
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William D. Jones 23h
Replying to @johnregehr
So you go to Uni, then go to the local brewery to drink the pain away? :) All while making sure to send a graph of a dolphin back to our surveillance overlords?
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William D. Jones Dec 13
Replying to @lonelyfrontier
A no-save run of Sonic Mania?
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William D. Jones Dec 13
Replying to @cr1901
Oh yea, half the filesystem is gone too now, so there's that (thank God for the inventor of backups!).
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William D. Jones Dec 13
Replying to @kivikakk
I started doing aoc2018 in 16-bit assembly before quickly realizing that I have to write all the support libraries for doing exciting things like: Add 32-bit numbers together T_T
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William D. Jones Dec 13
Replying to @cr1901
Supposedly, the problem isn't current capacity, but the undervolt circuitry is kicking in w/ the lower quality cable.
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William D. Jones Dec 13
Interesting... the cable I use to power my Tinkerboard actually _does_ make a difference. Comparison of compiling 's yosys at "make -j 4": Accidentally using the old cable I use for RPi Model A: Reboots at ~13%. Using the correct cable: At 40% and still going...
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John Regehr Dec 13
Replying to @jfbastien @samth and 3 others
the fastest C++ compiler I'm aware of is called "rm" it was years before I used one that generated better error messages or object code
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iAmMoshow - The Cat Rapper ™ Dec 13
Black cats need love too. Retweet if you feel us
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Ashley Antarctica Sparkles Dec 13
If you are able please sign this petition - the denver housing authority is trying to unfairly evict an elementary school mid school year to gentrify a neighborhood.
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Amelia "Merry Holidays" Gapin 🎄🕎🎅❄️🕯️ Dec 13
Y’all want to fuck us while simultaneously doing everything you can to remove us from existence. You can’t have both.
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