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keybase, salty 

Jason Scott just dumped the ZIL source code for every infocom game on github. Clone it before Activision's lawyers wake up. And now we see how long it takes for the internet to produce a compiler for a language that's been dead for 30+ years from a cache of production grade source code for said language. We've had compiled z-machine files, but never the original ZIL.

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Interpreting online reviews:

⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: this person has not used the product

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: this person has used the product and liked it

⭐️⭐️⭐️: this person used the product and disliked it

⭐️⭐️: this person used the product and it hurt them

⭐️: this person does not know how to use the product and is afraid to admit it

It only takes a single loop to consume the CPU.

It only takes a single alloc to consume all the memory.

The bugs of the past become the features of today.

The features of today become the bugs of tomorrow.

In gaming nostalgia today:

Ian Bell made a text version of the original game to test out the trading mechanics. At some point, he posted a C translation of the code to his website:

I'd like to propose bytians - a "new" angular measurement system which uses 256 divisions of a circle.

Full circle - 256 bytians
Half circle - 128 bytians
Right angle - 64 bytians
Diagonal - 32 bytians

We lose nice triangular angles, where 60° = 42.66... bytians. More exactly, this would be 128/3 bytians.

(Also, this has to have been done before)

Okay, so: based on my research I believe that RFC-69, from September 1970, is literally the first example of an internet person doing a reply-all and saying "please unsubscribe me from your list".

This is, of course, nice.

I had a dream last night that I met @scalzi and told him how much I liked the Interdependency series. It's clearly a sign, but I'm not sure what for.

i feel like everyone here has their own personal code for what they will and won't post or boost in regards to content warnings and it think that's good and valid and also really interesting and basically what im saying is i wanna see everyone else's tooting style guide

found an old chatlog from 11 years ago and saw i'd sent someone a link to something on youtube. so i clicked on it to see if the link was still working 11 years later. anyway turns out i just rickrolled myself 11 years in the future mentioned recently that some kids were talking about *files* as though they were an old person thing. This is a cultural disconnect going way, way past the free/proprietary software divide, where at least you have some simulation of property. The notion of ownership at all is fading away, at least in the digital realm. The young understand that they pay for *access* to media and software, not *ownership*, and most of them (anecdotally) seem totally comfortable with that.^D

To stretch the metaphor to its breaking point, FLOSS enthusiasts had finally gotten their homes just the way they liked it...

and a bunch of soulless corporations took it and turned them into factory dormitories, full of identical robots that just talk to prosthetics.

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