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why YES, I was hoping the cats would disassemble an entire bag of cat litter which I accidentally left accessible, and spread it across several square feet of carpet!

HOW DID THEY KNOW

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@neil @LeoSammallahti its a very new deal and has only just been approved by members/shareholders of both companies and I think they are keeping separate branding for the time being (I didn't realise though until now Nisa was a mutual!)

ah, a swarm of wild active directory domain controllers. nature is beautiful. slime.global/media/eb1Hyeu3L9D

looking through some pics, and i found this one from when tycho was a kitten and used to sleep with his arms straight down his sides and tucked underneath him. anticapitalist.party/media/LCm

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@jeroenpraat @nev in the 80s Prestel was near unaffordable for most people and by 1994 was eclipsed by the Internet, Germany had BTX.

I think Canada did experiment with similar viewdata type system in 1980s, but I think most of these phones are after that era and used for SMS and email.

Certainly the BT one is as the "piper" logo was only used from 1991-2003, ISTR it was fairly late 1990s when they introduced these keyboard phones.

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Where is all that yak wool from all the shaving going?? Follow the m̶o̶n̶e̶y yak wool people

@nev British Telecom also introduced these in some cities during the 1990s (not sure if they are still in use anywhere or have been preserved in any telecoms museums)

The tiny keyboards on some pay phones, boost if you agree

the entire gender api thing is pretty shit even without the transmisogyny, since it sounds like it'd double down on all the questionable assumptions programmers have about names (cf. kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/false)

So without /really/ knowing I think I have a general idea of how those old "push two parts of a battery with 10 tons of force and it tells you if it's good or not" things work

I *think* it involves a short circuit and a liquid crystal that changes colours when heated

Let me check if my hypothesis is correct

Ah my hypothesis was almost correct, uses a conductive ink in a wide to narrow pattern and a leucodye to complete a circuit and indicate the charge level. Nifty!

@Gargron I know, right? That's probably the most tech-BS thing I'll hear of the week.

"I couldn't pin down a blue nail, my hammer was only designed for uncolored nails"

Unsozialer geht es wohl nicht mehr: Obdachlose werden kriminalisiert. In Dortmund werden 20€ Bußgeld fällig, wer auf der Straße schläft. Wer nicht zahlen kann, dem droht im schlimmsten Fall eine Gefängnisersatzstrafe.

https://www.waz.de/staedte/dortmund/knoellchen-fuer-die-nacht-auf-dortmunds-strassen-id213492831.html

@uaa @gemlog

A Tenma 72-8705 - its cheap and I think lower featured than what you use but I have only recently started getting back into electronics construction and am mostly dealing with slower signals such as IR protocols and RS232 (we still use it a lot at work!) and sometimes audio circuits, so it does the job..