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Archive for March 11th, 2022

Be careful what parts you call subsidy or investment

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/11

The below cartoon is way more important than many think, because in discussions, often “public transport” and especially “automobility system” are replaced (for instance by “culture”, “climate change”, “entertainment”, “education”).

It is important to think about and understand why you call something subsidy or investment (or maybe even both).

[Wayback] Cycling Professor on Twitter: “Money for the public transport system is called SUBSIDY Money for the automobility system is called INVESTMENT ¯_(ツ)_/¯… “, originally from [Wayback/] Dan Wasserman for March 02, 2012 – GoComics:


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How to get old versions of macOS – Apple Support

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/11

Note just because of a Mac being incompatible, but also because of 32-bit apps being incompatible ruling out Cataline (10.15) or newer.

[Wayback] How to get old versions of macOS – Apple Support

If your Mac isn’t compadmgtible with the latest macOS, you might still be able to upgrade to an earlier macOS, such as macOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra, Sierra, or El Capitan.

Download macOS

It takes time to download and install macOS, so make sure that you’re plugged into AC power and have a reliable internet connection.

Safari uses these links to find the old installers in the App Store. After downloading from the App Store, the installer opens automatically.

Safari downloads the following older installers as a disk image named InstallOS.dmg or InstallMacOSX.dmg. Open the disk image, then open the .pkg installer inside the disk image. It installs an app named Install [Version Name]. Open that app from your Applications folder to begin installing the operating system.

links for 10.13 and newer on the Apple site are App-Store only, so you need to download, then save the installer in a safe place.

Alternative download methods and notes on certificate expirations:


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Why 42 ?

Posted by jpluimers on 2022/03/11

Basically: just because.

[Archive.isWhy 42 ? – Google Groups where Douglas Adams gave the answer himself:

The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an
ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations,
base thirteen, Tibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk,
stared into the garden and thought ’42 will do’ I typed it out. End of story.Best,Douglas Adams

The full thread is a nice read (:

Via many sources, including [WayBack] Why 42? Reported wrong, again and again, but … The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number,… – Jürgen Christoffel – Google+ which has a comment pointing to the below brilliant video.


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