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#2801 2019-06-09 13:54:29

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hhh wrote:

And now for something completely different...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0WOIwlXE9g

Mrs. B.J. Smegma, indeed.

Continuing with the something-completely-different gig, the juvenile Red Dwarf fan in me loves that there's a fancy kitchen appliance company called Smeg; https://www.smeg.com/ Their fridges are really good looking too.

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#2802 2019-06-09 14:52:52

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hhh wrote:

My man!

And now for something completely different...

https://www.quantamagazine.org/physicis … ket-newtab

Have you seen the Stephen Hawking documentary by Errol Morris?

/Martin


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#2803 2019-06-11 02:41:01

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@slob, nice. Zappa-esque appliances.

"German, for instance."

^ Must hear, everyone (nsfw, I guess).

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#2804 2019-06-11 02:44:17

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It looks just like a Telefunken U47.

With leather?

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail … microphone

Jebus, this album was released in 1979. What a twisted genius.

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#2805 2019-06-11 06:15:48

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Returning to bicycles: Babysitting bicyclist.
:-)

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#2806 2019-06-11 07:16:42

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^ I love those Danny MacAskill videos. Quite a high-risk occupation though: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX_hn3Xf90g

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#2807 2019-06-11 13:40:26

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Which coast of England is that? Those shots are amazing.

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#2808 2019-06-11 14:16:34

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hhh wrote:

Which coast of England is that? Those shots are amazing.

Looks like a mash-up of several trails in southern Snowdonia. Which a Welshman would tell you is definitely not in England!


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#2809 2019-06-11 15:10:19

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#2810 2019-06-11 21:03:09

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Good evening, all. I'm still alive. How are you?


The servant lifted off a kind of ottoman a long peacock-blue drapery, rather of the nature of a domino, on the front of which was emblazoned a large golden sun, and which was splashed here and there with flaming stars and crescents. “You’re to be dressed as Thursday, sir,” said the valet somewhat affably.

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#2811 2019-06-12 07:22:15

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^ well & alive, thanks for asking!

Although I once drank KBAC from something very much like this, in the West of Russia in the late 90s:
Kvas.t.jpg
It came to the village once a week or so.

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#2812 2019-06-12 07:23:56

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^ Is that worse than PEBCAK?


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#2813 2019-06-12 08:01:45

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damo wrote:

^ Is that worse than PEBCAK?

no, it's called cyrillic alphabet.
for you non-europeans it's Kvass (previously mentioned by misko_...).
tl;dr: It's a (low-alcohol, fermented) drink made from old bread.
I drank it from a trailer very much like in that picture (it wasn't easy to find an online picture that wasn't blue-eyed soviet nostalgia) in the late 90s - and am alive to tell the tale.

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#2814 2019-06-13 14:55:39

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I think this is an interesting article: Software below the poverty line: <https://staltz.com/software-below-the-poverty-line.html>. It's a casual study and thus isn't especially thorough, however its results are still interesting.

From a BL perspective, it is true that the donations we receive as a project are a huge motivation to keep the lights on (hosting cost is 100% of our budget, and thanks to our users' generosity none of us devs had to use our personal income on BL expenses), and we needn't to even speak of moral incentive to continue working on BL in return, however it is also true that the totality of donations BL received since 2015 up until now wouldn't even pay for one month of my (one person's) salary, to draw a line to the article's results.

This shows once more that FOSS cannot be taken for granted, esp. the parts that not companies but independent volunteers contribute, since practically zero% of the economic value generated from creating useful open-source projects "trickle down" to developers, at whatever scale (save for the lucky ones).

That being said, I hope that most value the average developer derives from contributing to OSS comes as secondary effects (recognition by employers for quality contributions, networking with interesting people opening up new oppportunities, satisfaction because the hobby is fulfilling etc).

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#2815 2019-06-14 08:04:09

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^ Interesting.

Most open source software started with someone who had an itch to scratch, and the magic was that there was a few more people who had that same itch to scratch, and help with development, and from there it went on towards more users etc.

That model was enough for a long (loooong!) time, and in a way it still is. Really, at their core most software projects haven't changed in that respect.
Except many end users' expectations are changing - they don't accept the old DIY model anymore and demand "professional" quality: if the software is broken, you don't help to fix it, you complain that project XYZ isn't "professional". This goes for commercial users too, as they rely more and more on FOSS, and under that pressure even developers adapt this stance.

But there doesn't seem to be anything to modernise (monetise?) that old model.

The very foundation of FOSS seems to be at odds with the realities its success brought.

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#2816 2019-06-14 10:35:27

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ohnonot wrote:

^ well & alive, thanks for asking!

Although I once drank KBAC from something very much like this, in the West of Russia in the late 90s:
http://dt.iki.fi/stuff/forums/Kvas.t.jpg
It came to the village once a week or so.

Never seen such containers before. It must have been home made.
Kvasac is baker's yeast in serbian so calling it kvas seems logical since it's made of bread.

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#2817 2019-06-15 13:10:15

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misko_2083 wrote:

Never seen such containers before.

Seriously?
It must have been the pan-soviet-and-eastern-bloc model, judging from all the images I found.

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#2818 2019-06-15 21:53:52

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ohnonot wrote:
misko_2083 wrote:

Never seen such containers before.

Seriously?
It must have been the pan-soviet-and-eastern-bloc model, judging from all the images I found.

It was not that popular.
What was popular were boza, klaker and kabeza. You can find boza in supermarkets but it's not the same as in old cake shops. Klaker and kabeza are almost impossible to find. Almost all of those cake stores are now closed because of mega markets.
Besides, Yugoslavia was not in the eastern bloc. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tito%E2 … alin_split

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#2819 2019-06-16 09:18:23

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We did bicycles recently. What about cars and the current trend in the design of instrument clusters and infotainment systems?

/Martin


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#2820 2019-06-16 11:58:07

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^ The only people who think current-gen touch interfaces are a good thing are people who don't know how to drive.

The manufacturers obviously know it's terrible. That's why they'll make things even worse by introducing voice-controlled systems.

I have no idea why people are so against tactility these days.

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#2821 2019-06-16 13:21:55

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^ Yeah i find that strange too. I like the old school instrument panels, clusters and controls. Leave the touch screen stuff for phones and tablets.


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#2822 2019-06-17 17:48:03

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glittersloth wrote:

I have no idea why people are so against tactility these days.

I'm sure it comes from the world of ultra-cheap electronic devices, where another piece of circuitry is way cheaper (in every way) than an actual knob (and the underlying electric component) - so yes, smartphones.

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#2823 2019-06-17 19:22:55

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Today is a world of "if you are not, plugged-in, tuned-in, don't have whatsapp, don't have twitter, don't have facebook, don't have google or you are a non-entity.

100 years from now all this "touch screen" stuff will be "prehistoric".

Son to father 50 years from now, "What?  You had to hold something and touch it! WOW!  You are old."

Like:
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It is a sad sign of changing times:

Students today can't prepare bark to calculate their problems. They depend upon their slates which are more expensive. What will they do when the slate is dropped and it breaks? They will be unable to write!
    - Teacher's Conference, 1703.

Students today depend upon paper too much. They don't know how to write on a slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves. They can't clean a slate properly. What will they do when they run out of paper?
    - Principal's Association, 1815.

and just for fun:
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Biochemistry is the study of carbon compounds that crawl.
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#2824 2019-06-17 20:17:22

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I bought some Lithium-themed shoes today...

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Many people come to me, they say "h. hhh. How can you be so flipping Bunsenlabs?" Well, I tell you. I buy sneakers that match the element we're naming the the Release for. That way, I feel Lithium.

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#2825 2019-06-17 23:35:04

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Sector11 wrote:

Son to father 50 years from now, "What?  You had to hold something and touch it! WOW!  You are old."

That's right son. Back then, we fingered real clits. They were tactile. Her moans were real*. None of this "haptic feedback" nonsense required.

* okay, she might have been faking those, but she was a lot more convincing than Siri.


hhh wrote:

I bought some Lithium-themed shoes today...

Did it come with a welcome script? I like that cute little cat in your bash prompt.

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