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Yeah I've used MiniDiscs for most of my music listening for… four years at this point. And I use a Palm m500 alongside of/instead of a smartphone regularly. Plus the GBA is one of my favorite portable consoles.

Oh, I was born in the 21st Century, why do you ask?

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Finally got around to commissioning a ref sheet for myself! Look at that handsome fella!

🎨 by dreiko94 on FA

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presses IoT light switch
*waits 3 seconds for the signal to be sent to a server, which relays the command to the lights in the kitchen, which then switch on*
"The future is now, old man"

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The most impressive thing he did was be the first president on the moon before being elected

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@nytpu well, I was gonna dig up the initial CVS contribution and see what it looked like, but I am almost certain it was Ada 95 code implementing the Ada 95 compiler.

Ada/Ed implemented Ada 83 so there's this chasm to cross. Anyone who feels like hacking on an Ada interpreter written in C may be able to do it. The README mentions the following caveats:

Ada/Ed was last validated under version 1.7 of the ACVC tests. Therefore it is not currently a validated Ada system, and users can expect to find small discrepancies between Ada/Ed and currently validated compilers.

Apart from the 100-odd tests of ACVC 1.11 that Ada/Ed currently fails, the major deficiency of the system is that, being an interpreter, it does not implement most representation clauses, and thus does not support systems
programming close to the machine level.

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> One might argue that it is ok, in this era of multi-gigabyte desktops, to read the entire document into memory. But it is not ok. [...] Using less memory is always better.

- SQLite docs (sqlite.org/affcase1.html)

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I'll throw it up here, to encourage some folks to pick up #Ada programming language.

AdaCore is offering US$2,000 to the winners of their contest for developing an Ada crate available on Alire.

blog.adacore.com/announcing-th

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the core of these cables (which carry the actual signals) is fiber optic, yes, but they're surrounded by conductive layers, which have a current passed down the cable. These power optical repeaters.

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looks like the GNAT #Ada 95 compiler frontend first appeared in #GCC 3.1, May 15, 2002:

AdaCore, has contributed its GNAT Ada 95 front end and associated tools. The GNAT compiler fully implements the Ada language as defined by the ISO/IEC 8652 standard.

gnu.org/software/gcc/gcc-3.1/c

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Like they used to intermittently drift a little bit but dust got shook loose or something and now one stick is permanently maxed out all the way left and the other stick continues going in whatever direction I push it for 5–6 seconds after I let go.

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Luckily Nintendo still does free joycon repairs because my joycons just today became literally unusable due to drift somehow

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im legit gonna go sicko mode the next time i see only docker instructions in a readme
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microfiction, insects 

"Heave ho!" I cried, tossing the bundle over the edge of the ceramic curve.

Down below me, dockhands scurried like the ants they were across the massive red and white checkers of the Picnic Cloth that lined the dock.

"How do we stand?" asked the first mate, buzzing up from the mid-deck to stand beside me.

"Nearly done, sir, and a good haul," I said. "We'll make enough to restock the sugar barrels and repair all those chips on the portside porcelain."

"All thanks to the captain's negotiations," he suggested.

"She does have a way with words, sir," I said, loyally, "but let's credit the crew as well. They worked efficiently and effectively to secure this. It was a very large..." I clicked my mandibles significantly "...catch."

He lowered his voice. "Any sign of the admiral's pursuit?" he asked.

"No, sir," I said. "I believe we lost them at Barbequeue Bottle Bay."

"Good. But keep a lookout anyway."

"Of course, sir," I said. I pointed up at the crow's nest where one of the junior crew members stood, wings slightly splayed, with a compound spyglass pressed against his wine-red chitin. "Already covered."

He nodded.

Another ketchup packet was heaved over the rim of our vessel and caught by a waiting pair of ants below.

"Well," he said more loudly, "as soon as we get the rest of the condiments offloaded, you can organize shore leave. We can't stay long..."

Because the admiral might still be after us, I knew he meant.

"...but we should be okay for a day or two. At least long enough to let the crew touch dirt."

"I'll tell them, sir," I said. "They'll be pleased."

"And the princess- the captain wants a word with you in private, when you have a moment."

"She does?"

"Nothing bad, I think. You've been with us for a long while, and you've done good service." He lowered his voice again. "And you've fought as valiantly as a soldier caste, when the need has arisen. That impresses her."

I nodded, unsure what to say. The captain still intimidated me. I knew what life she'd given up to sail the Picnicgrounds. What comforts she'd abandoned in favor of a pirate's capricious precarity. Beyond that, though, I knew little. She kept to herself mostly, conveying orders through the first mate and letting him handle the day-to-day operations of the dinnerplate.

I'd only seen her once up close, when I'd signed on with the crew. She'd still had her wings. I wondered if she'd shed them yet, or if she ever would. She covered herself with a shawl whenever she left her quarters, not wanting to reveal her caste to potential business partners. Or would-be enemies looking for blackmail material.

"Right," said the first mate. "I'll leave you to it. Let me know if there's anything that needs my attention."

"Aye, sir," I said. "Aye."

#microfiction

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Snippet of conversation with people who use dictation software:
"If you have too many people talking, it confuses the Dragon."

Don't confuse the dragon. The stakes for that sound high.

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