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@museum_things: Random items in Museums Victoria’s collection

@gui_dreams: Dreaming of the GUIs of the future, by dredging up archived skins and themes from Customize․org

also in 1985 we thought the high-end computers of the future would look like contemporary high-end hi-fi equipment, and I sorely wish we had been more correct with this one

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Dirty Pair keep referencing the original Star Trek, is it any wonder TNG later referenced them right back? 😅

(so forza horizon 4 works fine, as does sunset overdrive, but not any of the haloes (each game is functionally DLC for the base game, which contains no games itself) or, apparently, flight simulator 🤷🏻‍♀️)

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(the experience of being the second user on the not-officially-supported Windows 10 game pass sharing paints game pass as a huge buggy piece of shit; many games will freak out if they have any sort of DLC object tied to features, even if the store will let you install them)

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ok but when are we getting a source port of super mario 64 to the SGI workstations it was presumably developed on

another day another macOS Catalina failing to initialise USB so my keyboard just doesn’t work

if FPGAs are so good why don’t we just emulate a faster computer with one

(it looks like MAYBE one could do some turducken nonsense and make a block-level deduplicated btrfs disk image, but it’s also not automatic, or simple, at all, hmm)

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ok bonus complication: can I do this in a way that I can transparently access the data of a snapshot as though it weren’t simply a diff?

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so like silly question but if I have two large binary files which have a lot of common data in them, and I want to store just the base file and then any differences as efficiently as possible, is there a way I can do that?

dear NSA agent who reads all the posts: please forward this to the ceo of square enix inc, thank you

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ngl I am enough of a mark that I would probably go out and buy a PSVR setup immediately if that new densha de go got an english release

…just ran the numbers folk’s and this cheap-ass SD card adapter I’ve got will make this full-disk restore take uhhh twelve hours, if I’d bought the good one it would be maybe two, oopsie

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the good news is you ~can~ still use the command-line `hdiutil attach -nomount` option to get around this and turn the compressed disk image into a raw block device, so I’m not ~completely~ screwed because I can ask dd for help with that

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I complain a lot about the slow rotting of macOS, but the fact that this fundamental utility was extremely solid for a full decade before just, becoming buggy and frustrating again for seemingly no good reason is, argh

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