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slower computers, please 

I'm a computer guy, but I'm very much over fast computers. Most of your computer's resources are wasted loading ads and trackers on webpages. Video games require more and more power to deliver less interesting experiences. Don't get me started on cryptocurrency. Computers are getting increasingly complex, therefore less reliable, nearly impossible to repair, wasteful, and devastating to the environment. We need #slowcomputers and more #retrocomputing

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RT @BNONews@twitter.com

Former U.S. President George W. Bush: "The decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean, of the Ukraine"

🐦🔗: twitter.com/BNONews/status/152

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The largest punch card program was from the 1950s SAGE air defense system, which used 62,500 punched cards (around 5 MB of data). In the picture below, a woman stands next to the punch cards used in this program.

#vintagecomputing

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Today I learnt: tar tries connect to a remote host using rsh if the archive name contains a colon.

How can this not go horribly wrong and pose security issues?

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