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outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

Corla Plankun posted:

playing q basic games

you just sent me down a nostalgia path that resulted in me buying my first registered copy of scorched earth

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outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

modprobe -r pcspkr

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

compton's

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

Midjack posted:

progressive jpeg loading

just yell enhance a few times while loading

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

accuweather used to do this bullshit where they loaded real data behind a css blur with an artificial load time. it was clear enough that you could make out the text and verify it was the real data once the "loading" completed, but they'd keep it blurred for a second and a half or two seconds.

now they have the text completely obscured for the duration of the "loading". somehow it's less annoying than the blur, despite the fact i know either way they're artificially hiding it from be.

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

i feel like it's to force you to look at ads during the load period.

if you watch the load animation they added when they removed the blurred real data, you'll notice it always runs exactly two cycles.

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

chaosbreather posted:

do guys all work for car dealerships or something

they're obviously talking about where toyota processes its premium vespene gas and minerals.

not a data broker or anything.

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

Pulcinella posted:

Funny tech thing that I remember (and have remembered before so sorry for reusing content): The web was supposed to be for sharing scientific information, now it is literally everything but that. You can find pages that are using WebGl to implement a path traced rendering engine, banking and commerce sites, Jira pages taking up several GB of memory, but scientific papers are still just PDFs.

Jupyter and Colab are pretty solid advancements in sharing scientific data

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

in a well actually posted:

tile based rendering

powervr

in every iphone and arm mac lol

supposedly they're finally embracing open source and the next round of powervr gear will finally be able to run on a mainline kernel

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

i can't remember anyone wanting sony poo poo even from 99 on. it was all about rockford fosgate for everything but the head unit

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

i drove a 79 monte carlo in high school. never had the guts to modify the dash, so my head unit was some janky rear end sony poo poo in a u-shaft formfactor. speakers were a bitch in that car too because the rears were 4x10 instead of the way more standard 6x9

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

namlosh posted:

that car did NOT do well in the snow.

it was hella fun on iced over parking lots though

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

i still have the monte carlo sitting in a barn at my folks place. it gets fired up occasionally when my dad takes my nephew for rides in it. my dream is to someday do an electric conversion.

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

if you had a tape deck, you could always use one of these beasts



i had one for my rca lyra and the beastly 32mb music library i could fit on it. that was like almost an album's worth of music on one card!

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

MOSFET. how did that ever become a marketing term.

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

so clearly you need to put that on the stereo faceplate

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

Kitfox88 posted:

touchscreen controls are a loving plague among vehicles

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

laggy touchscreens especially. i have to drive a prius occasionally and there is easily a 400+ms lag for every press

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

Beeftweeter posted:

i mean, is it? it's an acronym

for a period in the late 90s, early 00s, car stereo mfgs used it as a marketing term. I mean, yeah, it's an acronym for a real thing, and as j290 says has benefits as a technology, but it was just weird to see it plastered all over the head unit.

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

not really tech, but ben affleck is with jlo, the mariners are in the playoffs, and quantum leap is on tv.

what loving year is it?

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

yeah, thinklight was the poo poo

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

I'm in my late 30s and I don't think I learned my ssn until I needed it for work stuff at 16 or 17.

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

TwinView

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

zimbra

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

Real Networks.

somehow they still exist?

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

shockingly no

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

it's just another media player

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

anyone else ever use campus mci for dialup?

i got my first email address from there, and it was a goofy domain like nudgenudge@foo-bar.campus.mci.net

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

Beeftweeter posted:

lol i used a bunch of netzero accounts and poo poo

i did that a bit later in high school -- stopped paying for internet and just used free dialup accounts (or ones i stole via netbus)

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

we were assigned usernames when I went to college -- first initial, middle initial, first four of last name, and a 2 digit number. John W Smith might be jwsmit01. 0's used for padding anywhere a name didn't fit. I felt bad for some of the Chinese students with usernames like y0yu0023.

the last two universities i've worked for allowed you to choose your username when you first started though. i came really close to being pinball@ last go round.

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

Jonny 290 posted:

theyre miracles of intensely clever mechanical and electrical engineering

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

Beeftweeter posted:

i know, but in the clip he certainly acts like it. since it's pretty clearly really old i thought maybe he was at some point, because, well. lol

yer high

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

Beeftweeter posted:

you're not wrong

but he also makes him do manual labor, keeps him on a leash, makes him wait for dinner and calls him to the table by whistling. idk they could all just be jokes about dogs generally i guess. that might be a bit charitable to the past though

what clip did you watch? the one i just watched had no lease, a triangle to call for breakfast, and everyone eating together?

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

the only thing that really jumped out at me after watching it again was the watermelon bit. i guess him sleeping in the car rather than having a bunk could also be a thing. if anything i'm a little surprised there isn't *more* overt racism in a cartoon from the 1940s

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

compiz was basically linux nerds going "ok, so we don't have games, but we do have some halfassed 3d support now. what do we do?"

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

Cybernetic Vermin posted:

also ebpf for me for similar reasons, despite being almost orthogonal technology (i.e., fuse running some previously kernel stuff in userspace letting you do whatever you want, ebpf letting you sensibly run whatever you want in various kernel space contexts)

opensnitch with ebpf is pretty baller

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

echinopsis posted:

the worst thing about ESR is actually how unremarkable he is and yet manages to keep resurfacing in the collective talk for whatever reason. he doesn’t deserve to be talked about for any reason and yet here we are

he's stallman, but somehow contributes even less to society

outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

The Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing Act of 2003

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outhole surfer
Mar 18, 2003

twitter used to be sms based

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