@pho4cexa sorry, probably my over-reaction to the phrase 'bragging rights' -- growing up Irish and Catholic meant bragging is a bad thing (tbh: often true!) -- but now I see you didn't mean it in a bad way ...
@pho4cexa I paid US$30 (plus at least the same again in shipping and import duties). It's an Acer R11, with 4GB RAM, 16GB eMMC and a quad-core Celeron N3150.
tbh I don't mind boasting if it was something I did and not just ... some expensive thing I bought etc.
The duct tape is not an aesthetic choice (or at least, it's not _just_ an aesthetic choice). This thing was water damaged and came with broken hinges and a busted case. Tape, glue and soldering a new power connector brought it back to usable life. That feels good too. Buying someone's former e-waste and doing it back up. I'd repeat the experience but ... well I don't need another computer.
"You are fettered," said Musk, trembling. "Tell me why?"
"I wear the chain I forged in life," replied Satoshi's Ghost. "I mined it block by block, and hash by hash; I coded it up of my own free-will, and of my own free-will I wore it. Is its pattern strange to you?"
Musk trembled more and more.
"Or would you know," pursued the Ghost, "the weight and length of the strong coil you bear yourself? It was full as heavy and as long as this, seven Christmas-eves ago."
Look at this beautiful thing!
Distribution Religion by Dan Sandin (1978).
Instructions on how to build a modular video synthesizer.
Read the first three pages of this and tell me it's not a hippy alternate history free [soft/hard]ware licence.
Then just enjoy the literally cut, copied and pasted hand annotated document until you've had your fill.
"Put in your own method of returning energy to me here"
@dorian @pho4cexa @djsundog Bring back Zone Mail Hour! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FidoNet#Zone_mail_hour -- I wonder how an intentional "store and forward" ActivityPub implementation would work?
@tindall fuck me, "fellow scribe graham linehan" is a phrase that should cause someone's keyboard to catch fire upon typing it out.
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