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Did you know? You can tell the approximate era of a circuit board by how the traces are laid out and spaced. I’d say this is mid to late 70s. Hand-traced, with beautiful curves! #Retrocomputing

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@christianp @11011110 To misquote jwz, some people when they have problem, think "I know, I can use emacs for that". Now they have two problems. I am one of those people, I guess.

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I have said it before and I'll say it again. WSL, i.e. Windows Subsystem for Linux, should actually be called "Linux Subsystem for Windows".

Sneaky fuckers at Microsoft. Trying to make Linux sound inferior.

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"i use linux as my operating system," i state proudly to the unkempt, bearded man. he swivels around in his desk chair with a devilish gleam in his eyes, ready to mansplain with extreme precision.
"actually," he says with a grin, "linux is just the kernel. you use GNU+linux."
i don't miss a beat and reply with a smirk, "i use alpine, a distro that doesn't include the GNU coreutils, or any other GNU code. it's linux, but it's not GNU+linux."

the smile quickly drops from the man's face. his body begins convulsing and he foams at the mouth as he drop to the floor with a sickly thud. as he writhes around he screams "I-IT WAS COMPILED WITH GCC! THAT MEANS IT'S STILL GNU!"
coolly, i reply "if windows was compiled with gcc, would that make it GNU?" i interrupt his response with "and work is being made on the kernel to make it more compiler-agnostic. even if you were correct, you won't be for long."

with a sickly wheeze, the last of the man's life is ejected from his body. he lies on the floor, cold and limp. i've womansplained him to death.

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