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foone

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Hardware / software necromancer, collector of Weird Stuff, maker of Death Generators. (she/they🏳️‍⚧️)

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The god damn Nintendo switch doesn't support usb floppy drives? Even in homebrew?

What the hell, Nintendo? I want my money back.

Maybe I can hack this back in. I hate doing usb coding but maybe

foone,
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I need to hurry up and make that pass-thru device/Alternate USB floppy drive that makes it appear as generic mass storage.

foone,
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@dryak more or less, but they technically use a different protocol, so a lot of embedded devices just ignore them

foone, to random
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I was trying to talk about omegaverse on Tumblr and my phone's autocorrect coined the word "usb gender" which I think is something we should do more with.

foone,
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My gender? That mini-usb-b connector some LCD panels run VGA over.

foone,
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@jack of course all of them and others. There's lots of genders, and even more usb connectors

polpo, to random
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In my abundant free time, I want to make a phone app optimized for taking photo or video of CRTs, with quick access to shutter speeds of 1/25, 1/29.97, 1/30, 1/50, 1/59.94, and 1/60 of a second. I've tried so many camera apps with manual settings and each one has annoyances or too many settings.

foone,
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@polpo yes! Absolutely that'd be so useful

foone,
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@vxo @polpo I wonder how hard it would be to add one?
Like, a little portable pass thru that snoops the video signal, and Bluetooths timing data to the smartphone?

foone, to random
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One again the lack of USB-C floppy drives has stymied one of my projects

artandtechnic, to random
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It’s too bad that no one over at Google does any long term strategic thinking.

I mean, when your corporate strategy encompasses stealing from everyone on the web, to redirecting search traffic away from paying clients to Google themselves, using that very same stolen content… you’re definitely gonna need a long term strategy, and sooner than you realize.

foone,
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@artandtechnic I've worked for Google, and I'd agree, except for the implication that they do any short term planning either.

foone, to random
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All these websites are always asking if I'll accept cookies but they never specify if they're no-sugar-added cookies. I'm diabetic, I can't be eating all these cookies if they're full of sugar!

NanoRaptor, to random
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5.25" vs 5.5" floppy disks.

KNOW THE DIFFERENCE.

foone,
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@NanoRaptor I definitely need a few of these for my collection.

Maybe I can modify an 8" into one...

foone, to random
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Bad idea: a CPU that only executes cryptographically signed memory pages.

whitequark, to random
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do you think this is an appropriate amount of spite to put into a reverse engineering project?

foone,
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foone, to random
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Terrible idea: an author writes a book, but instead of releasing it, they train an LLM on it, and release the model.

So readers can ask the LLM to generate text based on it, but can never know the original text.

foone,
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@ShinyBlueThing as a pope, that's always my goal

foone, to random
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Bad idea: you know how sometimes people have a "me but a bot" account? Where they've trained a gpt3 bot on their original posts, and have it regularly generate a fake post by them?

Why stop there? Train another bot on the first bot account's output. And another.

See how many bot accounts it takes until foonebot7 is just posting "floppy floppy floppy floppy floppy floppy" 24/7

foone,
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@megamatt if I wanted legible output, I wouldn't be asking an LLM

foone,
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@DasGanon those people are my enemy anyway. I want to copy every floppy

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In 2014, Steve Wozniak woke up in the middle of the night and suddenly thought of a possible improvement on the Apple // design he had until that moment entirely missed https://groups.google.com/g/comp.sys.apple2/c/iiLgD-7INtE

foone,
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@mcc that's the most woz thing I can imagine. He really does seem like the kind of guy who wakes up realizing he made a mistake 37 years ago in one of his designs

foone, to random
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I'm gonna see if I can get my raspi to boot from a spinning rust drive. Why not?

foone,
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@fozztexx hard mode: mfm

foone,
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@puppygirlhornypost @mori I wonder if vibrating a hard drive lowers the read speed?

I need to hook up a Hitachi to an old... I was gonna say something like "an old wd caviar" but I just remembered that Hitachi made hard drives too.

So now I need to try using a Hitachi on a Hitachi

foone,
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@9names @puppygirlhornypost @mori yeah! I used to work for an SSD company, our CTO had a link to that video in his email signature

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i did not realize how fragile "sd card plugged into raspberry pi" is. my headmate's 3d printer server just... had an sd card die. it sort of reads except sometimes it spends half a minute reading a single sector

wtf

foone,
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@edward @whitequark I didn't know that existed and it's very funny that it does.

It's an emmc with a microsd connector!

That's just microsd with extra steps!

foone, to random
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I was copying a Totally Legal Game Backup onto my roommate's switch and it confused Windows so much that it told me I had the wrong floppy diskette in the drive.

foone,
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@argv_minus_one are you going to have sex with my floppy?

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