Any of you fellow retro computing geeks deep into Palm stuff know whether there was a model that had AAA batteries, b/w display and a USB port?
@Jetengineweasel never got to see one of those up close and the details of why it didn't succeed seem quite murky https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Laptop_per_Child
it is possible that the sinclair era was quite unique (in the sense of not having to compete with other mass market devices) and cannot be replicated
but the mobile / tablets of today hardly seem to be the way of introducing kids to computing...
@email@example.com i would simply disclose it to literally everyone at once. on read-only friday. for the glory of chaos, of course.
I'm kind of annoyed that "self-care" has become conflated with "treat yourself". Yes, sometimes treating yourself can be an act of self care
But most of prioritizing self care is meeting your core needs. It's telling yourself it's ok to take time to eat a healthy meal or take a shower. It's making sure you put the things you need to be healthy at a higher priority
The whole "self care is luxuries" captialist takeover of an important mental health concept just chaps me
Over 35 years ago I was told by engineers at the BBC surveillance/propaganda unit (linked to RFE/RFA) in Crowsley Park, SE England - "encryption works well, but the sheer act of sending the signal will always give away your location as it will always travel at the speed of light. The only way to be 100% safe, is not to send the signal" - or if you have to, keep its duration as short as possible and the timing sporadic...
@Jetengineweasel A weirdo crouched and peeking out from behind a gravestone as a turkey buzzard runs wildly off over the next hill, clouds gathering ominously in the distance.
trying to find out about how much energy in kilowatts gas lights in cities used back in the old days, but every time i click on one of the search results it turns out to be about something completely different called 'gaslighting', almost as if google is trying to do something to me, like some kind of low-key fucking with me in some very subtle way
Weld just shared this over there, now I'm sharing it over here. You must know your history.
Dear #Funkwhale Community!
We have our General Assembly on Friday and we are still searching for people joining us for moderation!
We aim to be an inclusive community, where everyone is welcome. To make this happen, we set up a #CodeOfConduct. We need people to keep an eye on our community spaces, taking action when needed and being available to handle reports.
- Follow our Community Spaces, eg Chat rooms, forum, open.audio and Gitlab
- Handle reports on those platforms
- Update Code of Conduct, if needed
Something for you? Get in touch! Boost welcome.
I do computer security stuff, and a weird mix of prepper/solarpunk.
A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.