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I'm one of the few Instagram users who connects solely through the Unix 'talk' gateway.
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bitofabother
11 days ago
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Too real.
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tante
11 days ago
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The Internet will connect us all ... just not really
Oldenburg/Germany
francisga
12 days ago
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I love that AIM users are not reachable any other way.
Lafayette, LA, USA
adamgurri
12 days ago
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THIS
New York, NY
mrobold
12 days ago
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The struggle is real.
Orange County, California
JayM
12 days ago
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No bubble for: Email-SMS-Jabber-iMessage-Skype-IRC-TwitterDM-LinkedIn-PrivateForums-NewsBlurComments
Atlanta, GA
mindspillage
12 days ago
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Also, NewsBlur comments.
Mountain View, California
jth
12 days ago
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POST /inbox/new&msg=Hi!%20How%20have%20you%20been%3F%20It%27s%20been%20years%20since%20I%27ve%20seen%20you%20around.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
drchuck
12 days ago
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Nobody uses Wikipedia talk pages?
Long Island, NY
alt_text_bot
12 days ago
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I'm one of the few Instagram users who connects solely through the Unix 'talk' gateway.
HarlandCorbin
12 days ago
I found me on the diagram, i seem to be in a lonely group.

A game where Character Creation is the Whole Game

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Fans of old computer RPGs will doubtless agree that best part of many was the character creation screen, where you get to fool around with portraits, characteristics and classes and all the other little details.

I wondered "what if a whole game took place in a classic 8/16-bit style character creation screen?" So I made a prototype browser game called Character Creation is the Whole Game.

When you spend one of your allocated points, your character ages and automatically experiences the adventures that in life might have resulted in greater strength, wisdom or skill. Random events take place -- dungeon plunges and hauls. Stat choices would lead down different paths of life: with clever balancing to epic jobs and rewards, and mediocrity to those who dumbly max or spreading . And eventually you die or retire or become King. (more…)

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bitofabother
16 days ago
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I feel so attacked right now.
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Look at the cool visual toys people make with one line of javascript

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Dwitter has a bunch of javascript one-liners (must be 140 characters or less) that display pretty animated graphics. The cool thing is that you can edit the code and see the changes immediately.

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bitofabother
28 days ago
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Whoa.
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Guerrilla Guidance: DIY Street Signs Make Urban Life More Interesting

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[ By SA Rogers in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]

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You’re hurrying along the sidewalk on the way to work, running late and not in the greatest mood, when you see a sign in the adjacent field that simply reads “PLEASE WAIT HERE, YOUR FUTURE SELF WILL MEET YOU SHORTLY.” How does that affect your day? Little moments like these can bring some much-needed levity to the world around us, especially in dark times.

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Impeccably produced, often enticing you to push a button or take a card, these guerrilla installations look pretty legit until you stop to read what they say. They’re easy to miss, if you’re hustling too quickly and tuning out your surroundings – but if you take a moment to notice them, they might just make you smile.

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Artist Michael Pederson (aka Miguel Marquez Outside) creates these little interventions and puts them up all over his home city. Sometimes they’re site-specific, referring to things that can be found in the local environment, like a hole in the curb or a sidewalk that ends abruptly.

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The personal space cards would actually be pretty handy, and who wouldn’t be tempted by a time travel pay phone? Check out more of Pederson’s work at his tumblr and Instagram.

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[ By SA Rogers in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]

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bitofabother
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ReMarkable e-Ink sketching slate pitched at "paper people"

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reMarkable's 10.3" tablet has an e-ink display with a paper-like texture, a digital pencil with 2048 levels of pressure sensitivity, and promises to finally replace all that paper in your workspace. The pitch: read, write and sketch, all on one gadget.

Unlike traditional paper, reMarkable connects to the digital world when you need it to. Your thoughts, whether they’re words or sketches, are instantly synced to reMarkable’s cloud service and made available on all your devices. Documents and ebooks are easily transferred for reading and reviewing with pen in hand. reMarkable connects to the internet for easy sharing and collaboration across devices. You can even take notes on one device and have it appear on a second device, in real time.

It's 10.2" by 6.9" and a quarter inch thick. It weighs less than a pound, and the 1872 x 1404 pixel display works out at 225 pixels per inch. It runs Linux (not Android, though) and has an ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, 512MB of RAM and WiFi.

It claims a latency of 55ms and the demo video shows performance similar to the iPad Pro, which they say has 60ms latency. Wacom tablet hardware polls at <20ms, and AnandTech measured the Surface Pro's effective latency at 97ms; desktop operating systems and especially Photoshop tend to bloat what the hardware can do.

ReMarkable's slate is $379 and they hope to ship in summer 2017.

They've got the design right—listen to Gaius Baltar explain the cold pressed-style surface texture in the video. Now it just has to live up to the technical expectations and show up in timely fashion.

Competition: the smaller but cheaper $200 Noteslate, which blew its original ship date this summer. Sony's $600+ Digital Paper looks very similar to reMarkable and has been out a few years, but is oriented more to institutional use and there's a general NOT FOR HUMAN CONSUMERS vibe about how they're selling it. Has anyone tried the even-pricier Onyx? Or, indeed, the unnervingly cheapo $100 DigitalMemo?

Note: "Your thoughts, whether words or sketches, are instantly synced to reMarkable’s cloud service." What a sentence. Make sure that's optional, guys!

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bitofabother
109 days ago
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Kind of want.
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Nobody in their right mind would come to Helsinki in November

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Image: Helsinki shipyard in winter by Mikko Luntiala/wikimedia

Except you, you badass. Welcome. (Airport greeting in Helsinki, Finland.)

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bitofabother
109 days ago
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HAH.
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