Forths, LISPS, and Sound 

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Imagine instead of wasting 1000$ on a phone and then give away all your metadata to multiple big tech, you buy a 200$ phone, and then donate 200$ top to open source projects.

That will make it 400$ cost (600 less dollars) and you are contributing to your privacy and freedom + contributing to projects that are healthy for us.

We can make it happen.

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@freakazoid @enkiv2 @Wolf480pl @dwaltiz

As a FOSS dev, I'll admit to a certain level of arrogance and selfishness, but I think "not listening" is a bit of an oversimplification, no?

@conatus

A more modern tool I've come to rely on heavily is "ag", aka "the silver searcher". It's basically a faster alternative to grep that searches through files.

Some more classic fun/obscure-ish unix tools:

column: auto-aligns text tables

units: units calculator

figlet: ascii-art fonts

cowsay: make an ascii-art cow say something

eqn/tbl: old-school way for generating mathematical equations and tables. utilies troff/groff. existed before the days of TeX.

fortune: displays a fortune!

Honorable mention: fold, cut, split, csplit, xxd, join, uniq, sort, seq. Unix *knows* text.

Accidentally created the TNG space sound.

The gist: use a big reverb with nearly infinite decay, send any short sample through it, and sample the reverb tail junk many minutes later.

I'm using a FDN reverb (costello reverbsc topology, to be precise), with the feedback at 1 and the cutoff pretty dark (probably around 1kHz or so)

So Magic Leap is tanking apparently. Good. Never been a fan of the hype + secrecy combo. Always brings out the worst in people.

Steam Controller 

Steam Controller 

Steam Controller 

Steam Controller 

Steam Controller 

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2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

Steam Controller initial thoughts 

Steam Controller initial thoughts 

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@paul I first thought you were talking about typing as in typed programming languages :)

Typing. Mind boggling that to me that humans have the mind + dexterity for it. And it isn't even a superpower. A certain proficiency for it is actually *expected*.

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