if we're friends and stuff, i'd like to encourage expressing if you're sexually interested in me or something i guess
The real story is that ‘developing’ nations have done remarkably better at fighting COVID-19 than the rich and white. The real story starts precisely where the western map ends. Here be dragons. We be dragons.
The real story is that places like Vietnam and Mongolia have completely kicked COVID-19’s ass. The real story is that places like Rwanda and Ghana have innovated and survived. There are countless stories like this — from Sri Lanka to Trinidad & Tobago, but you wouldn’t know because we’re not rich or white. But you should know. Because we’re right. This information could save your life.
(But please keep posting about a vaccine, eating like normal, and relying on your institutions to save you. It'll all work out for you I'm sure.)
For those wondering what happened to the DR DOS developers: They went on to found Caldera and created several early networking focused GNU/Linux distributions with commercial support. They also started the first anti-trust suit against Microsoft.
This of course meant they could also re-enable it at any time should they feel threatened again.
A writeup can be found here by the first person to truly figure out the sheer malice of Microsoft: https://web.archive.org/web/20200926233925/https://www.geoffchappell.com/notes/windows/archive/aard/index.htm
They disabled it by the time Windows 3.1 went retail because the tech enthusiasts and journalists who preferred DR DOS for it's better feature set had reported Windows 3.1 installation failed on DR DOS. The damage was done, sales of DR DOS plummeted, and OEMs stopped bundling DR DOS with their systems. The AARD code was still present in the retail release though, it just didn't trigger, leading to some people to reverse engineer it and figure out what Microsoft had actually done.
#TIL: Microsoft felt threatened by Digital Research DOS (DR DOS) which had introduced superior features and was compatible with MS DOS. IBM had even begun bundling DR DOS with their PCs over MS DOS. As a result, Microsoft implemented the "AARD code" which would only trigger in the Windows 3.1 Christmas Beta when installation was attempted on non-MS DOS variants. It would simply instruct the user to contact MS DOS support. If you bypass the "AARD code", it works just as it would on MS DOS.
@haskal just yesterday I was theorising that SCP is an SCP due to the anti-memetic properties of immediately forgetting the correct syntax 10 minutes after last using it. And also tar
begpost, boosts greatly appreciated
Hey, everyone! I'm Meri, a writer, programmer, and soon-to-be VTuber! My desktop PC just broke down last night, and while I have a laptop, it just won't cut it for most of the stuff I wanna do. I don't really have the money for repairing or replacing it right now, so any support would be super appreciated! Thank you so much!
second character on each is a zero!~
I think my dream laptop is
12" form factor
quick replaceable battery (plus backup so it survives a battery swap while in suspend)
2x NVMe slots internally
2x DDR4 SODIMM
ports! at least 2x USB-A 3.1 and 2 or more USB-C (+PD source/sink)
open source embedded controller (or well enough reverse engineered, coreboot)
Ryzen or comparable high performance CPU
This color scheme 👇
gay aromantic horny on main
girl or something dunno
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