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About 1/5 of the way through the disc is a ring of invalid non-data. As far as a CD drive is concerned, it’s damage on the disc and can’t be read!

The disc also contains a file with a misreported size (1.8GB, on a 700MB disc), and some of its “content” is mapped to that ring.

Currently attempting to produce an archival copy of a CD with intentional mastering irregularities that acts as copy protection. This is going to be tricky!

My neighbourhood thrift store gets some cool stuff. Really looking forward to finding out what this is.

Happy new year, everyone! Here’s to hoping it treats you all wonderfully.

Misty boosted

link to peer reviewed, open access article on libraries, ICE, and information surveillance 

Misty boosted
Misty boosted

A #mastodon exclusive! You are invited to play on a *REAL* PDP-8/e running the TSS/8 monitor (TimeSharing System 8) pictured here. There is a user contributed tutorial here:

To connect, ssh

If you are unable to connect that means all 6 (yes, just 6) lines are in use. Remember, this is real hardware and there is NO EMULATION happening. It is the real deal! Enjoy!

#retro #fun #computing

We're back up. We should be okay for a period of time; soon, I'm going to be migrating the server's primary hard drive to another server with additional storage space. service remains degraded, and may go down shortly. I've brought it up temporarily, and have a more permanent solution coming.

Does anyone happen to know if there’s way to file Docker for Mac bugs that gets read? Issues in the docker/for-mac repo on GitHub don’t seem to get read or acknowledged by Docker employees.

Headlines like this make the game preservation conversation that much harder. The “long-lost” game that you could only get by going on eBay and spending all of $20

Harbour the salon dog looking extremely stylish in his winter hoodie.

Google code review, aka Waiting For Gobot

MySQL is great software because the logs have stuff like “Plugin initialization aborted with error Generic error”

Even your most basic policies are going to break down in the face of exceptional circumstances. If you’re not constantly reviewing your policies, you’re at most a few steps away from disaster.

After iOS 13 and macOS 10.15, this is a huge relief. Hoping the next few releases are much more stable than this year.

iOS 13.2.2 is out! This fixes the background refresh bug, so if you’re on 13.2 this is a must-upgrade. It’s going to save my life.

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