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12:03 AM
@skullpatrol 1930s I guess
 
Jesus Christ @BalarkaSen that was a disaster
 
@Semiclassical yeah, after thinking about it, me too.
 
Not sure why I thought that tbh
 
I was thinking "the atomic age."
 
Well, that’s not so far off from 1959
 
12:12 AM
@EmilioPisanty wait why did you ping me? was it an accident?
:|
 
 
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2:10 AM
wow
 
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2:36 AM
Ah, hell. Ursula Le Guin died.
Now I'm sad.
 
ikr
R.I.P.
 
@Slereah My first modem was 300 baud. I could type faster than it could transmit without much trouble.
Before that my very first computing experience was on a teletype terminal my father brought home from work occasionally. It talked to the mainframe through an acoustic coupler at 150 baud.
In telecommunications, an acoustic coupler is an interface device for coupling electrical signals by acoustical means—usually into and out of a telephone. The link is achieved through converting electric signals from the phone line to sound and reconvert sound to electric signals needed for the end terminal, such as a teletypewriter, and back, rather than through direct electrical connection. == History and applications == Prior to its breakup in 1984, Bell System's legal monopoly over telephony in the United States allowed the company to impose strict rules on how consumers could access their...
 
2:51 AM
Wow!
talk about the influence a father can have on his son:
> I was going to engineering school but fell in love with physics. When I told my father I wanted to be a physicist, he said, "Hell, no, you ain't going to work in a drugstore." I said, No, not a pharmacist. I said, "Like Einstein." He poked me in the chest with a piece of plumbing pipe. "You ain't going to be no engineer," he said. "You're going to be Einstein."
Suskind's father.
 

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