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Remember to pop your filter bubble every so often. If you think you're not in one, you're trapped in one and in for a rude awakening.

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GEOS was already pushing the limits of what a Mac-like general purpose GUI could do on an 8-bit, but BSW's copy protection schemes very nearly ensured GEOS wouldn't outlive their exit from the Commodore market.

A GEOS Speed Zone Bug? (Why Do C64 GEOS Boot Disks Break, Part 2)
pagetable.com/?p=1128

Reconstructing the GEOS 2.0 (de) Master Images from a Pile of Broken Disks
pagetable.com/?p=1140

Firefox browsers around the world are disabling addons because an intermediary certificate Mozilla uses for signing addons just expired a few hours ago. Somebody at Mozilla either dropped the ball or forgot that ball was there.

bleepingcomputer.com/news/soft

i've always wondered how people steal passwords

we should ban tweezers

Reading the Raw Bits of a C64/1541 Disk without a Parallel Cable
pagetable.com/?p=1115

"At a Twitter all-hands meeting on March 22, an employee asked a blunt question: Twitter has largely eradicated Islamic State propaganda off its platform. Why can’t it do the same for white supremacist content?

...

[Another] employee argued that, on a technical level, content from Republican politicians could get swept up by algorithms aggressively removing white supremacist material."

motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

🎶Snouts🎶
🎶Snouts🎶
🎶Nose that sticks out🎶

🎶This is a thing that I post about🎶

if you want to understand true hell, become a windows application compatibility programmer

cc @OCRbot

It's consuming me because at long last I'm *able* to. There's docs, disassemblies, & reimplementations in easy reach now.

Cis reckon

When my daughter was hitting adolescence i was hit with this profound melancholy and mourned knowing I’d never again see that little kid i loved so much, and she was becoming someone else whomst i also live but was changingg into someone new, as we do when we grow

So when she told me she was a girl i was like u got it babe

when i hear about parents of trans kids mourning or whatever im like, you mean you havent dealt with the ephemeral nature of being until now??? Basic ass scrubs

In 1989, I got a well-used copy of the Official GEOS Programmer's Reference Guide (which I call OGPRG) & geoProgrammer. Due to critical errors in OGPRG & sample source code files, I've been wanting a single reference as complete & correct as the C64PRG ever since, knowing the only way I'll get one is if I write it myself. I've wanted to for 30 whole years. Now it's consuming me, & when I'm done I'll probably know the OS inside out. :dip8:

Bil Herd, the 128's designer, gave a talk in '16 about what it was like inside Commodore during the second of its "tragedy in three acts." :computerfairies: youtube.com/watch?v=-Zpv6u5vCJ

🎼 Are you keeping up with the Commodore? Because the Commodore is keeping up with you! 🎶

No, really, run faster! There are 64 commodores after you! Maybe 264 or 364! Oh no, that's Commodore Juan Twennyate! ⛵ ⛵ ⛵

reminder: Konqi (the KDE mascot, redesigned for KDE5) is a good boye

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