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[22:58] 40 years after launch, copies of the Voyager Golden Records are for sale.
[22:35] While DownloadMoreRAM.com is a jest, german car manufacturer Porsche is actually considering to offer horsepower as DLC:
Stellen Sie sich vor, Sie könnten [...] ein paar zusätzliche PS [...] runterladen.Roughly translated, it says "Just imagine to be able to download additional horsepower".
The future is weird.
[20:32] Another reason to block scripts anywhere, anytime: 482 of the world's top 50k websites have keyloggers embedded. This happens when you give up control of your website and allow third parties to have you load whatever.
Since NoScript is totally broken at the moment and RequestPolicy does not appear to be supported on the current version of Firefox I'm running uMatrix at the moment, tweaked slightly to block any scripts by default:
* * script block written in the temporary rules, then saved. Works fine.
[18:21] As OpenBSD Journal states, the only CD set of release 6.2 is being sold on eBay. Proceeds will be used to support OpenBSD. I cannot find info on this on the official website, however legitimacy of this CD set may be checked using pubkeys included in the previous release.
Artwork is included, too.
[21:22] The Future of Life Institute created Slaughterbots, a short video about autonomous weapons going rogue. (This reminds me of one episode of Black Mirror that I don't want to name now, else I'd spoil the story. In case you didn't watch this series yet, I absolutely recommend you do.) Pretty eerie.
[15:05] These guys are offering /dev/null as a service. :D
Update: Write-only memory is somewhat related. :)
[19:24] @gravislizard is ranting about user interfaces.
[19:23] In the Hall of the Mountain King visualized in Line Rider. This is software dancing.
[20:47] TTTThis asks wether we remember websites. The discussion on Hacker News links to a handful of interesting classic websites. No references to the tildeverse, however.
[20:09] Here's a visualization of the sound of dial up. (see also)
[20:16] Tristan da Cunha is the most remote inhabited island. They actually do have access to the internet there. Read about current news on communications and news from 2006 through 2013.