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Two common version nomenclatures:
Those that start at 0 and never get to 1.
Those that start at 1 and never stop.

"Club-Mate: the drink of choice for German hackers!".
Its disgusting and hugely overpriced. I struggled to even finish a bottle.

I was curious to see how much a BBC-Marconi Type-A(X/B/T) ribbon microphone would cost.
The answer: zero have ever been sold on ebay. A much less-historically important 1937 Ribbon mic sold for 600 GBP. And that happened only once.
Apparent estimated worth nowadays: around 6k-10k. Less for the golden version, sold to retiring employees, even though it still functions as a mic.

Jason Statham and accents:
He either uses his British accent from the start
Or he awkwardly tries an American accent, then switches to British after he's said enough lines so people won't notice, and every so often tries American again once the director remembers.

Pretty sure the error is on their side too, since other demo websites work. So google can't get their mostly-own protocol to work.

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Finally figured out why google websites haven't worked for me for a few weeks.
Turns out they rolled http3/quic. Which is buggy.
And I had enabled Firefox's http3 support. Which is also buggy.
Bugs + bugs = more bugs. And made me think DNSSEC was acting up, since Firefox didn't provide any error messages besides an instant "failed to establish a secure connection".

RFC 3339 > ISO 8601
It just is what ISO 8601 should have been. Its much nicer to look at and parse.

Only thing worse for sleep than loud bass-heavy music is a variable amplitude and frequency sine wave at D#4 (~311 Hz).
Its highly isotropic so you can't even easily pin where it originates at low energies, but even if you did, nothing can be done.

There are 3 way to write an ISA:
First is to just listen to suggestions from companies and programmers and smooth the cost through economies of scale. Everyone's happy. That's Intel.
Second is to design it, but still think about special things some programmers might need. That's ARM.
Third is to design by committee, with implementation cost and elegance in mind. That's RISC-V.
So even if a fast and powerful RISC-V CPU appears it'll be held back by a Fisher-Price ISA. A cheap Intel will beat it.

Saw the Moon 2 days ago during the night. Hadn't seen/noticed it maybe over a year.
Its huge.

Gotta clean up electronics / tape residue / anything, take out the isopropyl alcohol.
<sniff> such a nice smell
Clean up. While sniffing fumes. And looking for excuses to use it more or spill some.
<sniff> that's the stuff
Done. Time to tidy up.
<sniff> you know I'll just keep the bottle out all the time <sniff>

Apparently those patches have cleared Apple Legal first, rather than any upstream, and they still might send the patches upstream.
But why are they sending these patches to handbrake at all? Because handbrake patches all of its upstream already anyway, so might as well shove everything we do there as well?

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Apple: we'll soon be sending patches to projects for Apple Silicon
Apple: fuck that, we'll submit everything to HandBrake, upstream can get fucked
github.com/HandBrake/HandBrake
Yes, that's a huge x265 patch. And a few misc dav1d and ffmpeg patches. That we haven't heard a thing about. That are only available in HandBrake.

It has taken more than a year but I can listen to the Yagate Kimi ni Naru soundtrack normally again! And not as Civ 5 background music. They fit far too well to ever be put together.
That's also how long its been since I last played Civ V 😶

Another quote from the chief engineer: "You can put fly-by-wire on the airplane, but is it going to buy you anything in terms of dispatch reliability? We have a very reliable flight control system on this airplane today. It doesn’t have problems.
Our friends in Toulouse like to talk about, they have a central maintenance computer. And I say, well that’s great, but you don’t need it if the plane never breaks down. It’s just a lead weight.".

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All modern planes except the 737 MAX have a normal fly-by-wire with adjustable levels of computer assistance. Why was a plane made with actual ropes running down the fuselage connecting components in this day and age?
Because Boeing never modernized the 50 year old 737. Because airlines didn't want to retrain their flight crew.
Even banks had to modernize their COBOL code to handle operations outside of business hours and instant transfers.
That airplane should be taken out of service IMO.

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Boeing 737 chief engineer: "We don’t need fly by wire"[1]. So they put an electrohydrolical augmented mechanical system. That can be turned off. And that has a mind of its own due to MCAS.
9 years later, flight ET302's MCAS went haywire. So the crew shut off the electromechanical system which also shut off the MCAS. Which made the trim adjustment stuck inoperable due to lack of assists. So they turned it back on hoping to fix it, and crashed.
web.archive.org/web/2018012103

Short biased review of the Mission Impossible movie series:
Mission Impossible: its nice
Mission Impossible II: Woo-tastic
Mission Impossible III: Meh, its bad, Die Hard 4 was a better MI movie than this
Ghost Protocol: "sehr gut", pronounced in a throaty way
Rogue Nation: Ilsa❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Fallout: Ilsa❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ she even has highlights now
<untitled sequel>: Who cares, Ilsa is confirmed❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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