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This heat wave keeps reminding me of J. G. Ballard's novel, The Drowned World. I'm a little unnerved by this.

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#1yrago UK government accidentally includes Scarfolk poster endorsing culls of rabid children in official publication boingboing.net/2018/07/20/shoo

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People on the german atari-home.de forum are looking for the extensive printed documentation for Thomas Tempelmann's TempleMon debuger/disassembler for #Atari ST/TT/Falcon. Apparently those 120 pages never had a digital distribution, and the original file has been lost. Does anyone happen to have any leads?

The application itself has been made available for free a long time ago: tempel.org/files-e.html#TMON

Original thread (in German): forum.atari-home.de/index.php/

#retrocomputing

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I often don't know what my expectations are until they're not met.

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Astronomers make history in a split second with localization of fast radio burst
news.ucsc.edu/2019/06/fast-rad

(submitted by Hooke)

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PSA: The National Grid (in the UK) cannot distinguish between sources of electricity. One cannot be "switched" from one source to another. The idea that one can change one's electricity supplier and then get "green" electricity is about economics and marketing, it has nothing whatsoever to do with the electrons that enter and exit the home through one's distribution box. It's a fantasy.

When I see marketroids talking about "green" electricity I feel sad for them and the people who believe them.

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"ROCm, a New Era in Open GPU Computing
...
Closed source components
The ROCm platform relies on a few closed source components to provide functionality such as HSA image support."
-- rocm.github.io/ROCmInstall.htm

AMD

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"Rather than remaining insistent and righteous, we can recognise our views as partial understandings of a more complex whole, and work to integrate different and seemingly opposing views. Our polarised culture—on right and left—doesn’t reward this. Yet."
alterego.network/

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From today anyone in the UK can request their phone's PAC code from their network and they are obliged to provide it immediately.

Text PAC to 65075 and they are supposed to text you your PAC code within the same minute (but in reality it might take 5-10mins to arrive).

I just tried it with EE and they sent my PAC code back after about 5mins, valid for 1 month.

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@hannibal_ad_portas you'll be interacting with the DRM/KMS and GBM subsystems. My friend Scott has written some early docs on this from the userspace perspective:

github.com/ascent12/drm_doc

But unfortunately your best bet is to read existing implementations. Here's the wlroots DRM backend:

github.com/swaywm/wlroots/tree

It may also be helpful to reference libdrm and the kernel drivers:

gitlab.freedesktop.org/mesa/dr

git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/k

That is, if you're interested in the graphics infrastructure. If you're just interested in writing a Wayland compositor and less so in the deep technical work, check out wlroots:

github.com/swaywm/wlroots

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Signs I'm getting old: I can't even remember which Linux kernel version I'm running.

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drebrez got a 5.1.0 kernel (with minor patching) running on the Galaxy Nexus - and he started with nothing but forced reboots and kernel panics, then worked his way up to the display and earphone audio!

It's time to grab your favorite drink and celebrate this tale and a lot more with us in the two years of postmarketOS blog post:

postmarketos.org/blog/2019/06/

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Summer solstice is upon us. Happy midsummer.

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