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Huge meta-thread by @Foone saturday on VIRTUAL THRIFTING

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/04/06

This was an awesome thread: [WayBack] Thread by @Foone: Someone (I think in the replies to the LGR “no thrifting during the crisis” tweet) suggested we do VIRTUAL THRIFTING! which is a great idea… saved from this [Archive.is] Twitter thread.

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Ladies and gentlemen, Tim Berners-Lee and Vint Cerf.

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/04/01

[WayBack] Ladies and gentlemen, Tim Berners-Lee and Vint Cerf. – Steven Vaughan-Nichols – Google+

Related:

–jeroen

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Optimizing BitBlt by generating code on the fly – The Old New Thing

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/03/25

Blast from the past machine generated code by the various assembly versions of the  [WayBack] Windows BitBlt function [WayBackOptimizing BitBlt by generating code on the fly – The Old New Thing.

Via: [WayBack] Rodrigo Ruz on Twitter: “Optimizing BitBlt by generating code on the fly https://t.co/gWmKjex20i”

–jeroen

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In Unix, what are some common dot files?

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/03/06

I came across some 20 year old Unix stuff a while ago, so I needed an historic reference of filenames starting with a dot (like .newsrc).

This is a pretty good one: [WayBackIn Unix, what are some common dot files?

–jeroen

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The Toxic Smog of the Information Age | Literary Hub

Posted by jpluimers on 2020/03/03

From 5 years ago, but now more relevant than it ever was: [WayBack] The Toxic Smog of the Information Age | Literary Hub

SCROOGLED

Give me six lines written by the most honorable of men, and I will find an excuse in them to hang him. –Cardinal Richelieu

We don’t know enough about you. –Google CEO Eric Schmidt

Via:

–jeroen

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