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    Sometimes the category list surprises you with an exact entry :)

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      ah, thanks for the link. Got to beware of context switches ;)

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          TIL douglas crockford worked on the NES port of Maniac Mansion. wild!

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            Oh geez! I’ve embarrassed myself. I’ve been reading an “advent calendar of linux system calls” and I thought this post linked to that series. Sorry for the confusion. Here’s a link https://osg.tuhh.de/Advent/ I really should have clicked the link, or read the tilte more carefully before commenting.

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              You can play with on the Internet Archive

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                It’s very specific to the Linux kernel, but it’s a good introduction to the idea of a kernel.

                You mean you were unsure which tasks Linux is responsible for in general, outside the context of this episode? (I don’t think I caught any reference to Linux in this episode). Not trying to judge, just trying to understand what you meant.

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                  I’ve been enjoying this series. Particularly because I went into it without a clear idea of which computing tasks an OS kernel is responsible for. It’s very specific to the Linux kernel, but it’s a good introduction to the idea of a kernel.

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                    Nice, the description of Hofstadter made me smile :)

                    I didn’t actually write any programs with the language (that doesn’t sound fun, ha!). But a few of my students did. They even debated whether it is Turing complete or not.”

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                      I just find it a shame that we had truly decentralized standards and protocols like XMPP and RSS but big tech companies threw it all away for advertising profits.

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                        Video is from the 90s, but I dated the time it was uploaded.

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                          I’m glad RSS is getting some attention recently, actually I’m subscribed to tilde news via RSS. It’s my main source for news, and I’m enjoying it a lot. I hope more people switch from Twitter like services to RSS.

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                            Neat! I’m skipping straight to the typewriters!

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                              Posted this especially to use the tag :)

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                                To bring it to relation of computers/IT, duct tapers.

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                                  Sinclair Spectrum, an 8-bit computer from the 1980s by Clive Sinclair. In the United States it was manufactured by Timex.

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                                    I’ve not heard of Spectrum before, do you have a link/more info?

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                                      Did the author reinvent Spectrum? He says that computer should be input device first, that’s exactly Spectrum. You plug it into any screen and have your computer.

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                                        Maybe the world would be a better place if people like the author didn’t take advantage of others in ways they wouldn’t want their children taken advantage of.

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                                          Too bad the article is paywalled.