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22 qr-codes can store the same amount of data as the Commodore 64's RAM.
  • You are right, QR codes are very easy to decode if you have them raw, even the C64 should do it in a few seconds, maybe a minute for one of those 22 giant ones. The hard part is image processing when decoding a camera picture - and that can be done on the C64 too if it has enough time and some external memory (or disks for virtual memory). People have even emulated a 32-bit RISC processor on the poor thing, and made it boot Linux.

  • BIP BIP mf !
  • In almost all microwaves, the control circuitry or mechanical switches only ever switch 2-3 power circuits: motor+fan(+bulb sometimes separately) and the heating (transformer+diode+capacitor+magnetron) high voltage circuit. It can therefore only switch the heat between 0 and max, usually in a slow (15-30s period) PWM cycle (that hopefully does not coincide with the tray rotation period). The inputs can be manual only, or sometimes there is also a scale, moisture sensor and microphone, along with thermal fuses for safety.

    I think the pizza setting is just generic medium one with short 50% cycles to allow the heat to spread. The popcorn setting can be much more interesting:

  • I left a satirical comment under an insane Christian article and they ate it up
  • If it's a joke, the website is way too committed to the bit. They appear to also have less ridiculous articles with no obvious signs of satire, host Sunday and Friday service, sell books etc. The "New Month" is probably just something to fill their WordPress template's calendar widget that they never figured out how to delete.

  • I left a satirical comment under an insane Christian article and they ate it up

    (The joke is that US Christians whine about being ostracized while every US president so far has publicly claimed to be a Christian, although that claim's validity is debatable for many. There are other groups that haven't been represented in the position, including worshippers of any other religion, women, openly LGBT+ folk, and until 2009, non-Caucasians.)

    I saw an ad for this article because I forgot to enable adblocker and clicked it to make them lose money. I needed to wait for it to get approved but they did not notice the satire.

    The article, for the record, says:

    > [Stock photo of a cross with Bible quote overlaid]: > > > "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God" > > (Ephesians 6:12-17) > > SUNDAY SERVICE > ## DOMINION OVER SPIRITUAL TERRORISTS 1A > > March 26, 2024 > > There is a general lukewarmness in the Church today and it would appear to have started after the Covid 19 pandemic. It is not peculiar to this nation and it is not a good sign. People are now very lazy about the things of God; lazy to gather, they prefer virtual meetings instead. This is in direct violation of the word of God. How many people even participate in the virtual meetings properly? Many times during the virtual service, some people are busy doing other things in their homes. This is a lie of the devil, a very big one. > > The Church is in dire need of revival. The Church in this nation is under the siege of spiritual terrorism. It is not just ordinary. The level of physical terrorism going on in this nation is not ordinary, there is more to it. They are getting bolder by the day and because they have noticed that there is no push back, they keep pushing for more grounds and take more territories. > > Today, there is a very blurry of line between the world and the Church; tradition of the people (vain traditions) and the Church. It happens even in the Church. It is written in the Bible that a time will come when it will be difficult for anyone to be a Christian. > > > text > > "You may as well know this too, Timothy, that in the last days > > it is going to be very difficult to be a Christian”. > > > > 2 Timothy 3:1 TLB > > A lot of people are too encumbered. God’s work is a fiery work, only burning forces can move it forward. If you are no longer passionate about the things of God, it is an indication that something has gone terribly wrong. I pray that God will silence every voice of the adversary that is trying to put off the fire of God in your life, trying to dilute, trying to diffuse, trying to dislocate, trying to confuse, trying to deceive, trying to disrupt and trying to divert to direct your attention away from the presence of God in the mighty name of Jesus. > > Nothing is better than being in the presence of God. The Psalmist understood it when he said, I was glad when they say to me, let us go into the house of the Lord. That should be our song; to be excited when we are called into the presence of God. It is only in the presence of God that you find meaning to life, that you find fulfillment, treasures and fullness of joy. That is the only place that makes sense. > > #### 𝐏𝐑𝐀𝐘 – > > * Lord, please help me. Do not allow me to get cold. I want to be where you want me to be at all times doing what you want me to do and fulfilling it all the way, all the time. > * Hear my cry and attend to the voice of my supplication. Be not far from me. Do not allow me to put the things that should come last first and put the things that should come first last. Help me not to put the wrong foot forward. > * Make me a person of your presence. I desire your presence more than I desire gold. Grant me grace to walk with you. Supernaturally empower me that I may operate in the highest in the name of Jesus. > * Uphold me by your spirit and guide me. Shield me, O Lord, from taking wrong decisions. Help me to prioritize aright. For one thing is needful: your presence. Help me. I depend on you. > * Do not allow me to get cold. Let the fire of your presence be intensified in my life in the name of Jesus. > * Kindle the fire of your presence and keep me burning for you; keep me aglow in the name of Jesus. Thank you, Lord. I give you praise, in Jesus’ name. > > TO BE CONTINUED.

    The comment thread:

    > George Goode Willow / June 2, 2024 at 8:55 pm: > > Oh no, not the anti-Christian society of today! I pray I’ll live to see an openly Christian president in the US. > > Liked by 1 person > > > holyghostfellowship / June 2, 2024 at 10:40 pm: > > > > AMEN

    Anyway, there is another comment: ! Well, how did you end up on the sodomy, sodomy, weed website, Arsnof?

    And look, they celebrate June as ummm... New Month! !

    Uuh grub?
  • This is GRUB’s final warning before you dig too deep in the OS list. Never hold ⬇️ for more than 45 minutes. If you do, make sure you have punch tape with a bootloader available or you'll have to manually enter machine code instructions to get your computer back up.

  • Med school
  • I have a short story too (see below the oath quote). It does not include women because the oath text does not either. You can rewrite it to include gender mechanics (making the patient a woman, perhaps) but it's probably not worth the effort. For starters, appendoctomy hadn't been invented back then.

    “Could I fuck a female doctor instead?”

    “To my knowledge, there aren’t any in all of Pelopones. There is quite a selection of gay men, though. A nearby one is crossdressing, actually.”

  • Med school
  • You read it wrong. I will include all of it for context, and add commentary. Third paragraph is relevant.

    I swear by Apollo Healer, by Asclepius, by Hygieia, by Panacea, and by all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will carry out, according to my ability and judgment, this oath and this indenture.

    Religious preamble as standard for its time

    To hold my teacher in this art equal to my own parents; to make him partner in my livelihood; when he is in need of money to share mine with him; to consider his family as my own brothers, and to teach them this art, if they want to learn it, without fee or indenture; to impart precept, oral instruction, and all other instruction to my own sons, the sons of my teacher, and to indentured pupils who have taken the Healer's oath, but to nobody else.

    Medical knowledge should be free! You hear that, America?
    Also, it's not “first do no harm”, it's “first respect your teacher”.

    I will use those dietary regimens which will benefit my patients according to my greatest ability and judgment, and I will do no harm or injustice to them.[6] Neither will I administer a poison to anybody when asked to do so, nor will I suggest such a course. Similarly I will not give to a woman a pessary to cause abortion. But I will keep pure and holy both my life and my art. I will not use the knife, not even, verily, on sufferers from stone, but I will give place to such as are craftsmen therein.

    See, no doctors with knife! You can get another “craftsman” to operate on you but better make sure he is the son of a doctor, because all others have never received medical training (see end of second paragraph) or taken this no-knife oath.

    Into whatsoever houses I enter, I will enter to help the sick, and I will abstain from all intentional wrong-doing and harm, especially from abusing the bodies of man or woman, bond or free. And whatsoever I shall see or hear in the course of my profession, as well as outside my profession in my intercourse with men, if it be what should not be published abroad, I will never divulge, holding such things to be holy secrets.

    Do no harm, also don't rape and keep secrets. All good...
    Wait! "outside my profession in my intercourse with men”
    Every male MD is gay, confirmed

    Now if I carry out this oath, and break it not, may I gain for ever reputation among all men for my life and for my art; but if I break it and forswear myself, may the opposite befall me.[5]
    – Translation by W.H.S. Jones

    Well, this is weird. Imagine you come to an Ancient Greek doctor with abdominal pain...

    “One of your intestines went naughty and needs to be removed.”

    “Can you do it?”

    “No way, I’m a doctor, not a surgeon. Hekates the butcher could help you. He's great with the knife but I don't think he can tell the intestines apart.”

    “What happens if he gets it wrong?”

    “You die.”

    “Are you sure it's that intestine?”

    “Most likely. It will not hurt to remove, anyway. The appendix is nothing but a troublemaker.”

    “It doesn't hurt?”

    “The procedure certainly DOES hurt but it's better than what you'd be going through without it.”

    “Can you at least instruct Hekates?”

    “No, we doctors cannot divulge the secrets of our craft, except to our children. The only doctor I know has a son is 3 city-states away, and the son is terrible at cutting.”

    “Can you adopt my son and teach him about the appendix? I could then have him instruct Hekates.”

    “I’ll gladly become a stepfather if you let me fuck you...”

    “I’m not gay but I guess it's better than dying...”

    “Deal. Meet me after my office hours, I cannot have intercourse with men on the job.”

  • Shaming
  • Do you think enough Harry Potter porn is produced to cover a continuous video stream / decent-rate picture slideshow?

    Anyway, these could be AI-generated with feedback from EEG.

  • Med school
  • surgeon

    Really? The Hippocratic Oath originally included "I will not use the knife". A surgeon is very limited without a knife.

    Edit: I read the thing and it basically says that doctors and surgeons are separate professions: doctors MUST take the oath while surgeons MUST NOT; this also prevents surgeons from obtaining medical knowledge unless they are a son (or presumably a daughter) of a doctor.

  • Why don't computers have "computer-numbers" equivalent to phone numbers
  • Because

    1. When the internet was rolling out, a decentralized, open, best-effort solution of TCP/IP thankfully won over telephone companies' centralized system proposal
    2. IPv6 is still not universal for some damn reason
    3. Onion addresses solve these problems but good luck getting everyone aboard with Tor
    4. You always trade anonymity for reachability, and with the amount of threats, NAT and firewalls have been put up to make it harder for unsolicited requests to reach you by default
  • Computer components cheat sheet
  • I am not aware of any receipt printers using lasers - thermal printers have an array of resistors that get hot when necessary. I know how a laser printer works and it is hard to explain in 12 or so words. Inkjets are way easier, you can just say "squirt squirt oops". Anyway...

    1. A photosensitive drum gets a negative electrostatic charge.
    2. A laser shining through a rotating prism scans lines across the drum's surface. This removes charge from parts of the drum that should not be covered in toner.
    3. A high-voltage corona wire inside the toner reservoir charges an amount of toner positively.
    4. The charged drum rotates past the corona wire, getting covered in toner where its negative charge remains.
    5. Paper is pushed against the drum and the powdery toner is transferred to it.
    6. The paper continues into a fuser, a little oven where a heating element briefly makes the toner so hot that it melts, its powder particles making a permanent bond among themselves and with the paper. (The heater is usually stationary and heats the paper from below. The fuser drum that pushes paper against the heater can get sticky and pick up some of the toner, making images repeat down the page. This is the most common failure mode that cannot be resolved through regular maintenance such as replacing the toner cartridge and printing cleaning pages. However, almost all laser printers have a cheap fuser module or its drum available so it is usually worth replacing.)
  • linux vs dos nerd rule

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    I screwed up something in Windows and this is what it takes to close Microsoft Edge now What it takes to close Microsoft Edge (⏩ 2x)

    I accidentally clicked Microsoft Edge on my work computer with Windows 10 and can't close it — it just keeps reopening. It takes File Shredder to stop it from opening again, at least until the computer restarts. Notice the ads, most are extremely sketchy (my frequent reload in previous takes caused ...

    What it takes to close Microsoft Edge (⏩ 2x)

    !Embed attempt

    Edit: Folks, I keep telling you it's VERY unlikely to be malware.

    I’ll update you and apologize to each if my credit card gets wiped or something but I’m quite sure I’m safe, don't worry.

    Also sorry for blaming Microsoft for what is apparently my fault.


    I accidentally clicked Microsoft Edge on my work computer with Windows 10 and couldn't close it — it just keeps reopening. It takes File Shredder to stop it from opening again, at least until the computer restarts.

    Notice the ads, most are extremely sketchy (my frequent reload in previous takes caused the ad server + my work VPN to rate limit me):

    • China warns: %user.currency% is dead! (Yeah, sure. Obvious propaganda. Generic pictures or faked images of a worthless banknote giveaway.)
    • 63-year-old figured out! (Does not say what but a pic of obviously young-looking feet.)
    • Make boatloads of money with AI! (aka auto-trade very uncompetitive options, no guarantees on withdrawals of any wins)
    • Save money using solar! (The company is legitimate but the deal on panels is probably not great)
    • Buy yourself a great new FPCEILPTBSP! (You can't tell what it is and neither can we! (Apparently TV wall mount))
    • Losing hair?
    • Millionaire has genius method you can try (but give us money first, making his pic transparent so we can put him in front of was difficult)
    • Game! Yay! (Microtransactions galore!)
    • Get EVERYTHING in your car fixed (by a stock photo mechanic!)

    This is a test

    This is a text post with an image embedded. !„Sigmund Jähn“ am Ende von Goodbye Lenin You should see a man on TV. Once, not twice.