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eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


echinopsis posted:

the fax itself won’t go away, faxing is incredibly convenient for certain tasks

on what planet

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eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


it makes some of the people whose both it is feel kinda funny in ways they can’t put their finger on

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


most children go through the “eew kissing” phase which is perfectly normal

most well adjusted adults when they see a couple being sweet react with “aww” regardless of who it is

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


sun type 5 keyboard with an “any” key

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


reconfiguring your kernel by doing


# cd /sys/`arch -k`/config
# cp GENERIC MYKERNEL
# vi MYKERNEL
# config MYKERNEL
# cd ../MYKERNEL
# make
# cp /vmunix /vmunix.save
# cp vmunix /vmunix
# shutdown -r now


and always having at least a half-working K&R C compiler, linker, and make in /usr/bin/ with which to do so

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


hell yeah

compiler unbundling only happened with Solaris

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


and GCC 2.7.2 gets you an ANSI C compiler in a pretty short time on even the slowest SPARC

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


floptical

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


3DO

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


pippin and its lack of hardware 3D despite a 3DO price point

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


Notorious b.s.d. posted:

this happened long ago.

OP acknowledged they all use MLB’s backend ready

OP is saying that MLB should leverage this into taking over the sports themselves

just imagine: football, but with designated hitters and infield fly rule

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


HELLOMYNAMEIS___ posted:

music disks... as in, diskette-sized distributions of tracker music with a custom interface.

Roland MT-90s

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


nybbles

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


FMguru posted:

lol quark

watching that company burn itself to the ground out of pure hubris was so satisfying

gods yes

Quark were always such idiots about people copying software, Gill et al were obsessed with the idea that someone might possibly have not given them exactly the right amount of money for what they were using and spent far more effort on that than on the actual software

before QuarkXPress one of their big claims to fame was Quark Catalyst, which was an application launcher for Apple II and III thing that let you use copy-protected software—using their protection scheme—“legitimately” from a hard disk

they used a hardware dongle for their Word Juggler word processor and even in that era everybody recognized them as extremely customer-hostile

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


Clark Nova posted:

It took me a few seconds to realize this was supposed to be stone, not a slab of crusty skin. I'm still not entirely sure

necronomiware

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


The Leck posted:

every once in a while you stumble on a site that’s intentionally like that and it’s SO FAST

so a web site instead of a bullshit app wannabe

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


double-sided laserdisc to fit a film of moderate length

double-sided laserdisc players to minimize disc change interruption

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


about a year ago I watched Real Genius on videodisc at a friend’s

not laserdisc, RCA capacitative videodisc

it was, uh, something

(film still holds up insanely well, thanks Martha Coolidge & Robert Woodhead)

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


cybrancyborg posted:

I never did figure out what that was for.

I think the idea was that it’d auto-sync between your desktop and laptop any time they were on the same network or had a LapLink cable connection or something, without using the shared volume or directory UI

also: LapLink

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


Citrix

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


planar graphics

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


Z-buffer

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


there are some potential links between proto-Japonic and Korean and there are other related languages in the same language family

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


SNOBOL

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


Cybernetic Vermin posted:

otoh it is also perplexing how somewhat compositionally building websites, with reasonably end-user tools, has continued to not really be a thing. every website being a mostly bespoke javascript monster.

that’s because idiot hellfuckers keep trying to pretend web pages are apps instead of just writing apps

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


psiox posted:

surprised there isn't a sidetalkers gangtag

once Jeffy is in charge

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


ActiveX WebAssembly

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


FMguru posted:

the issue is that the next acquisition got them not just the next-gen os they wanted, it got them the ceo they desperately needed to stay alive

and a whole bunch of technical staff and management who played important roles in saving Apple from bankruptcy too

like, the Apple Online Store was done by people from the WebObjects team, they wrote it in a very short amount of time and it was able to do serious revenue very quickly at a point where that was critical to the company’s survival

without SJ there also wouldn’t have been iTunes or the label deals, without the WebObjects team there wouldn’t have been the iTunes Music Store itself

and lots of behind the scenes things like that

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


carry on then posted:

the problem with new java features is that none of them can actually be compiled down to work with older bytecode, so you have to wait for a certain jre level to work its way into the mainstream, which depending on your market segment can be a very long time

just implement a new bytecode interpreter atop the old one, easy

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


Maxtor

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


Powerful Two-Hander posted:

British TV comedy was obsessed with laugh tracks for years, it was so bad that when you saw anything without one it sounded super bleak

I don’t recall, did Jam’s “Acupuncture” sketch have a laugh track?

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


webs forum

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


some players probably had low end hardware decoders that only did the standard or well known profiles while other players either used software or had higher end hardware decoders that were more parameterized

also CPUs were getting faster then at an insane rate so even just getting a new computer might let someone enable universally-supported codec features that would have taken forever to encode on a previous generation CPU

the better you parameterize your encoding, the better the quality you can get for the same bit rate—people still gently caress around with all that today in trying to save space on Blu-Ray and stream rips or whatever (if they’re poors who can’t save the raws)

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


EIDE Van Hagar posted:

the real question is what now magneto optical drive should i decide to *start* using for the first time this coming year, in 2021?

floptical?
UMD?

12-inch magneto optical using a Sony WDD-931

use it for backup of course

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


and it’s a standard SCSI peripheral using the standard command set so you can hook it up to pretty much anything

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


chamandla bong

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


British computers

eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


there was a period in 1988–89 where the PC industry was just in incredible flux so you had the craziest poo poo

like oh, you want a cheap computer, but you want good graphics, here’s a 640KB PC-XT compatible running at 15MHz with a 20MB hard disk... and VGA graphics

just crazy stuff

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eschaton
Mar 7, 2007

Don't you just hate when you wind up in a store with people who are in a socioeconomic class that is pretty obviously about two levels lower than your own?


Adobe Type Manager

Type I font encryption

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