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I have been interested in “dekatron” technology (e.g. vacuum tubes that count to ten) for a long time. Recently BaM kindly donated me two new-old-stock Soviet OG4 dekatron tubes. Naturally I had to build a dekatron spinner kit to test these tubes out.

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Seriously, is there any search engine out there that actively removes anything that has to do with companies selling products from the search results? 😡​

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The concept that programming is something that you need special education to do is not right. It is something that is promoted by the priesthood.


This has been a horrible weekend and now I think I’m getting sick as well

I see you doing an Oingo Boingo cover, Abney Park

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Now we are getting the picture but they’ve put RNZ National audio over the top at least 👌

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I do appreciate RNZ’s commitment to just steaming whatever is happening in the briefing room prior to announcements. “The RNZ stream is running” says someone in the room as they discuss Bluetooth earpieces and so on.

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yknow how general motors and chevrolet used to make educational science films back in the 30s which explained how a transmission worked or whatever. i think it would be cool if companies like google or facebook did that but explaining the mechanisms of psychological manipulation and consent manufacturing

I have forgotten what it was like before the pandemic

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There's 500 millions iPads on the planet, half of them sold before 2015, 22 different models. That's a lot of computers that need/will need repurposing at some point. Given the explosion in production in this kind of electronics this past decade, it might be interesting to target this kind of system :) Also includes old android tablets and phones!

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Chad Austin just emailed me to say he’s continued my Wired Microsoft Sculpt project and damn he did a nice job with it! I guess I’ll be switching to this version when mine dies

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Confirmed: #Myanmar has blocked all language editions of the Wikipedia online encyclopedia, part of a widening post-coup internet censorship regime imposed by the military junta 📚

Network data show restriction in effect on major providers.

📰 Report:


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my life is just a series of bad decisions that seemed like a good idea at the time, except for all the decisions i’m making now which are great

I am not ready for all the 10th anniversary of the earthquake news and commentary :/

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