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  1. My Eee from back in the day survived falling off...

    My Eee from back in the day survived falling off the roof of my car on a freeway on-ramp at ~35 MPH without anything more than severe scuffing to the case, and was still running fine until earlier...
  2. It's probably not quite as outdated as my...

    It's probably not quite as outdated as my N270-based Eee 904, but I wouldn't bet on it being useful for anything modern-Internet-wise; these things were cheap and underpowered when they were new, and...
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    Step 1: pick up your smartphone. Step 2: hurl it...

    Step 1: pick up your smartphone.
    Step 2: hurl it into the nearest hard surface as hard as you can.
    Step 3: jump up and down on the remains for good measure.
    Step 4: use a computer that doesn't...
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    Then again, I walked into a Wal-Mart in Monterrey...

    Then again, I walked into a Wal-Mart in Monterrey (Mexico, not California) c.a. 2000 and found a lone Sega TeraDrive on display (really!) Extra bizarre considering it was never released outside of...
  5. I may have this - drop me a PM so I remember to...

    I may have this - drop me a PM so I remember to check when I get home this evening.
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    Haha, just this Friday, a month or so after...

    Haha, just this Friday, a month or so after getting the major issues with my replacement Bug sorted out, and a week after scrambling to line up a replacement for my brother's car, the lever on the...
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    IIRC you can basically use the built-in RT-11...

    IIRC you can basically use the built-in RT-11 utilities to dump the disk right over the serial port, no special boot required. I did that with my 11/23 when I got it - had to leave it running for...
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    As far as I understand, it's basically an attempt...

    As far as I understand, it's basically an attempt to kick-start a bunch of scammy cryptocurrency shenanigans by dressing them up in a trendy veneer of anti-tracking sentiment. Might as well just use...
  9. Wait, people pronounced "LED" as "led?"

    Wait, people pronounced "LED" as "led?"
  10. Because higher bitdepth per-channel means higher...

    Because higher bitdepth per-channel means higher precision and/or greater range, which means less loss of data when converting image sources to digital or greater accuracy when specifying digital...
  11. "Regular" bit depth is listed in total - i.e....

    "Regular" bit depth is listed in total - i.e. 24-bit color is 8 bits each of the red, green, and blue color channels. Per-channel bit depth is specifically referring to the size of one pixel's worth...
  12. The advice about rearranging the clauses of a...

    The advice about rearranging the clauses of a branch is also very good. I've lost count of the number of times I've been trying to get my head around the best way to do something and realized that if...
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    I need to take some time and binge through the...

    I need to take some time and binge through the groups I've joined - mostly just synthesizer groups that had piles of patch banks for download, I never took to discussion much because Yahoo's web...
  14. Yeah...problem is, you still need the value of...

    Yeah...problem is, you still need the value of AX, unless (as mentioned) you're doing a destructive copy.
  15. Yeah, I don't think going through major...

    Yeah, I don't think going through major contortions to avoid a short branch is really worth the trouble until you get into heavily pipelined CPUs (Pentium or higher, 486 to a lesser extent,) where...
  16. You may just end up having to write some yourself...

    You may just end up having to write some yourself ;)
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    It has a transmission, Chuck, it's just disabled...

    It has a transmission, Chuck, it's just disabled in the default install due to totally valid security concerns. Travel to the highest peak of the furthest mountain and ask the guru there, and he will...
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    Count me in for just using su instead; of course,...

    Count me in for just using su instead; of course, if you're having to get root privileges on a regular basis for something, it's worth investigating whether to just adjust groups or permissions to...
  19. Didn't VisiOn start off as a Smalltalk...

    Didn't VisiOn start off as a Smalltalk port/spinoff? I'd bet it's probably just the Smalltalk bytecode interpreter under the hood, even if they bolted another language onto it for application...
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    Windows software won't run at all without some...

    Windows software won't run at all without some kind of emulation layer. (The exception would be stuff like Ren'Py-based visual novels that are written in an interpreted language which is handled by...
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    Gah, yes. The GNOME 3 debacle was the thing that...

    Gah, yes. The GNOME 3 debacle was the thing that drove me off GNOME permanently; it wasn't just the terrible design, but the devs' naked contempt for anyone who dared disagree with their Grand Vision...
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    And somewhere, a lone field-service technician...

    And somewhere, a lone field-service technician stuck maintaining a long-forgotten control system for God-knows-what breathes a sigh of relief... ;)
  23. It's honestly kinda mind-boggling to me that...

    It's honestly kinda mind-boggling to me that people really feel newer games are better-looking just because they render more complex models in higher resolutions with a bunch of fancy GPU features...
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    Last experience I had with it was MintPPC on a...

    Last experience I had with it was MintPPC on a Powerbook G4 years ago, but like most Debian spinoffs, it's a nice blend of friendly-and-accessible without being too overfeatured and bogged down with...
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    Please, enlighten me.

    Please, enlighten me.
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