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Tidied up the cabling and expanded it to accept 7-bit inputs, resulting in 8-bit outputs. Unreasonably large and with a clock speed of "very slow", but at least the project is complete and it was fun.

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I dislike how many services remove their e-mail support in favour of live chat.

The chat is often annoyingly clunky and laden with trackers.

Also, it gives a more personal feeling, like I'm contacting another person instead of a company. And it makes me feel bad when I come in demanding help and then just leave right after the help is served.

That's a rude thing to do, and it only feels rude because of the personal nature of instant messaging.

I just wanted to hook it up to some levers and lamps, to make the "user interface" less janky, and I accidentally made it twice as big and turned it from neat-looking to an absolute disaster. But hey, at least it's working...?

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This little badonkadonk is a full binary adder I just made in Minecraft, currently working on 4-bit numbers but it can be expanded indefinitely by just copy-pasting the individual blocks.

In the screenshot it's adding 0111 and 1101 to get 10100.

No doubt been done many times in the past, but hey, it's one thing to look up how someone else did it, and another to make your own from scratch.

Is Minecraft Redstone Turing complete?

Do your computers have any parts that would be considered unusual by modern standards?

Things that are often ignored by others, that others wouldn't notice the absence of?

Things like dedicated sound cards, floppy disk drives, or (arguably) optical disk drives?

If so, what might they be?

How old is the phone you're currently using (I mean time since you started using it, not since its been manufactured)?

It may not be Bandcamp Friday anymore, but this is way too good to not share.

The soundtrack of Japanese hell, with a touch of jazz.


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Just published Google lawsuit evidence indicates that like always retained users' location data, even if disabled in user interface, to the extent that its own employees flashed LineageOS on their phones to avoid tracking. Full thread on

#privacy #google

Any idea where I can get some help troubleshooting nginx?

For some reason my server redirects to a generic nginx page, instead of my actual page. Don't know how long it's been like that, I haven't made any changes to the server in at least 2 months. I checked all the configuration files I can think of and see no issues...

Don't you love it when you install a system and the first thing you have to do is reinstall it, because apparently you misspelled the root password?

I apparently misspelled it twice in a row when setting it, and then a third time when logging in. Can't log in anymore. I misspelled it three times in a row, the same way, and now I cannot replicate it no matter what.

How the hell does that even happen

I just realised, over the last 11 years I've used a total of just 3 phones, and up until like 2 months ago I still had all three phones right in my house. Now I kinda feel bad about throwing the oldest one out. It was e-waste, no doubt, but now I'm feeling kind of nostalgic about it.

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And before that I had the LG GT540, my first ever Android phone (before that I had a hand-me-down Sony Ericsson from the 90s). Still had it in the house until a few months ago.

Remember scouring the internet for ways to install Android 2.2 on it, because it came with Flash support and I wanted that so badly. Funny how a decade later Flash is dead.

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Found my old smartphone, LG E610. Low-end, purchased in 2012, used up until late 2015. Runs Android 4.0.

Obviously it'd kick the bucket if I tried to watch HD video on it or something, and even basic things like scrolling down the settings menu can lag, but it felt alright to me at the time and, to be honest, it still feels usable.

I've heard people quite literally and consciously complain that some apps open less than instantly and I just cannot relate. I am not bothered if apps take time.

I mean, it's the same type of data going down the same cables, isn't it?

I want to make sure, because right now the only reasons I can think of is restricting people's peer-to-peer sharing capabilities, and enticing them to buy ludicrously high-speed packages, even if the extra download speed is of no use.

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Are there any logical, technical reasons for why most ISPs offer upload speeds vastly lower than download speeds? Why does a 100Mbps [download] internet offer only have 10Mbps upload?

What are the advantages of Bitcoin over regular currency, that stem from it being decentralised?

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i'm here on the timeline of mastodon dot social, a federated, decentralized social media platform

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