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Github now holds the very honored title of "moon code repository".
 
If you ever wondered what the software for landing on the Moon looked like, it's now available on GitHub. Even if you can't read 1960s era assembly language, there's some amusing commentary in the code itself:

# ASTRONAUT: PLEASE CRANK THE SILLY THING AROUND

and some slightly worrying:

# TEMPORARY, I HOPE HOPE HOPE
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This is more accurate than I would like it to be.
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I always get that feeling before reinstalling one of my machines. “Am I ABSOLUTELY sure all my important stuff has been copied off?"
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This is a perfect example of leaving behind all pretense of security.
 
Whenever I see install instructions that start with curling a file into bash. Image credit:@Nonapeptide

‪#‎sysadmin‬ ‪#‎devops‬ ‪#‎unix‬ ‪#‎linux‬ ‪#‎funny‬
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This is freakishly awesome.
A telescopic contact lens could help millions of people around the world who live with age-related macular degeneration see better.
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The first computer I could ever lay sole claim to was one of the ancients.  This was about two years ago, and it was a used laptop that had refused to continue functioning for one of our neighbors.  512 megabytes of ram, a single core processor that would not even dream of a gigahertz.  Needless to say it did not perform well with any recent installs of Windows or Ubuntu, and so very slowly I learned how to trim down my install.

I don't use that laptop any more, I've since then gotten a powerful little new one.  But today I still appreciate the elegance of a lightwight system.

My current setup is ArchLinux with OpenBox or Spectrwm depending on my mood.  It serves its purpose well, and leaves plenty of power for where I really want it.
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The first laptop I put Linux on was a P5 900mhz, with a 1 gig HD... Took me forever to get Slackware trimmed down to install on this, and I learned to love BlackBox
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A nice guy gets medical treatment that could save his life, science gets another sample in the analysis of cancer, and the internet gets a pretty awesome comic sequence!
 
And here's the promised video of the promised drawing of the impending ass-kicking Jay's cancer is going to get.
http://bit.ly/WaV3Ay

It's 2:16 seconds long, but the artsy part is a one-minute time-lapse that spans about three hours of work across four hours Sunday evening.
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There is a baby deer on campus and it is confusing. Where in the world is its mother?
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Alcohol induced problems aside, I can remember so many times I used sudo and really shouldn't have - ignorance was bliss until ignorance resulted in total OS failure.
 
  Only *nix users will understand this ;) via /u/lizardthunder #Funny #humor #Sysadmin #Linux #Unix  
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Okay, that's kind of awesome. If I'm ever the developer of a legit game, then it will have stuff like this.
Invisible, Inc. is a game that is all about secrecy and hacking. Fitting, then, that one of its achievements can only be nabbed if players mess around with the game’s files.
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The DMCA causes more problems than it solves.  Whether or not you can still watch the video with one more click, The Piano Guys should be able to show their own video on their own website - whether or not they signed with Sony Music Entertainment.
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I should probably post more, but day after day I neglect it.  Anyways, the most recent post at Computer Literacy highlights an awesome new short-film done completely in Blender.
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