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Amiga forever 
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I had a couple of them (A1000 & A4000) and so wish I would have hung on to them. They were ahead of their time and a ton of fun.
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It's kind of a good news, bad news thing.
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I soak close to the sycamore I planted recently, since it doesn't have deep enough roots to get down to the water yet.  Our other trees in the back yard seem to have good enough roots they're doing fine.
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Sure it's impossible to read, but it's cool, right?
http://www.nngroup.com/articles/low-contrast/
Low-contrast text may be trendy, but it is also illegible, undiscoverable, and inaccessible. Instead, consider more usable alternatives.
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my absolute hot button issue with 'UI design' at the moment. Yes use low contrast on not so important text (or leave it out if you don't want people to read it), but make important text readable.
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Seen on a train in Geneva. Some kind of windows crash.
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Better than the train itself, I guess. 
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You gotta love it:
"The A343-300 is  Swiss' flagship aircraft.

All Economy Class seats A,D,G and K may have restricted under seat storage or legroom due to the presence of an entertainment equipment box. "

How such decisions get made is anyone's guess. So the people with tablets and laptops (i.e. probably everyone) get no legroom to make room for an entertainment center for which they probably have no use. Wonderful!
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The under-seat entertainment box is there to entertain you when you have to stow your laptop in the overhead compartment because it will no longer fit in the space remaining under the seat.

Alaska's even better.  The box is still there, but the plane just provides a WiFi access point so you can stream to your laptop.  Why the box is so big, no idea.  A Chromebox with a 4TB drive is tiny in comparison...
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I'm sure the answer to this is easy, but I'm astonished that I even have to ask it.
#include  <stdio.h>
main(){printf("hi\n");}
gcc -static -o a a.c

Anybody know the secret to producing an object file that has a text and data segment that is smaller than 3 MiB? -N doesn't count: you only get one segment. I want an RE segment and an RW segment, and I want a file that's small when stripped. Said file should be much smaller than a MiB. I can write a Go program to do this ELF rewrite in a jif but ... shouldn't the toolchain do it? 

"Use shared libraries" in this case is not an acceptable answer.
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Try uclibc. http://www.uclibc.org/
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"some random comment on slashdot about nothing related to systemd" 
gets one of two responses:
"systemd is so wonderful because ..."
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"systemd fascism ..."

And from there the positive feedback loop takes off.  It's getting weird.
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Yes indeed. Sorry about that. Even a meta Comment is not safe...
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Hmm. France is planning to (pick any 2)
- reduce use of nukes from 75% to 50% of power generation
- reduce GHGs by 40% by 2030
- use pixie dust to create more electricity
- immediately institute remedial math training for politicians

Wow, suddenly I feel like I'm writing "Wait, Wait, ..."
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Yes, as well. Here we don't produce anything, and now goverment wants we pay for our private solar cells...
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"Reflash your MinnowBoard MAX back to the default EFI BIOS "

Um, no.Not a set of instructions I ever expect to need.
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Could be, could be - nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say n' more, a nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat ...
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The SpaceX drone ship is called "Just Read the Instructions".

An Ian M. Banks fan at SpaceX perhaps?
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Well at least it's not called RTFM.
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"I've got this pre-fabricated switch and I want to move it on the railroad, so I'll just put lay it out flat on a flatcar."

Not so fast! It's too wide and will smash up the railroad and train cars.

"OK, OK, I'just stack it vertically"

Not so fast! It will destroy overhead wires and get caught in the tunnels.

"OK, OK, I'm Swiss railways and I'm smart. We'll make it so you can store it at an angle, controllable by hydraulic pistons. OK?"

Very nice!
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