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  • all the way from 1991 to 2024, I think the only other OS that has managed that is Windows

    It’s easy to forget about MacOS when it only has 15% desktop market share.

    Operating systems that started before 1991 that are still in active development (had a release in the last 12 months):

    • Multics (1969-)
    • MVS (1974-) via OS/390 (1995-) -> z/OS (2001-)
    • VMS (1977) via OpenVMS (1992-)
    • BSD (1978-) via 386BSD -> FreeBSD, NetBSD -> OpenBSD
    • HP-UX (1982-)
    • SunOS (1982-1994) via Solaris (1992-)
    • MacOS (1984-)
    • AIX (1986-)
    • RISC OS (1987-)

    Almost made it:

    • Minix (1987-2017)
    • Genera (1982-2021)
    • AmigaOS (1985-2021)
    • NeXTSTEP (1987-1997) via GNUStep (1993-2021)
    • IBM i (1988-2022)
    • SpartaDOS (1988-2022)






  • This is great! Some feedback on UI:

    • The first thing I did was click ⇩ on a post and it prompted me to log-in. This is confusing because I thought I could train the recommender without having to log-in. It took me a minute to find the “Like/Dislike” buttons because they require an extra click to open the post menu. Maybe make the Like/Dislike a bit more prominent and accessible, and find a way to differentiate between the controls for training the recommender and the upvote/downvote actions on the post itself. Or even better, make them the same thing so there’s only one pair of controls and if you’re not logged-in then upvoting just boosts the recommendation but doesn’t actually send the upvote action to the post.
    • Please use actual links (``) for post navigation so that I can tell my browser to open a link in a new tab. Usually I middle-click to do this (in Firefox) but since the post title and content only respond to javascript events, I can’t middle click to open in a new tab. Clicking the post opens it in the same window.
    • Add text content of posts, or at least a button to expand the text content. Right now text posts are just the post title and I have to click through to read the content.
    • Add alt-text (tooltips) to your buttons. I know what the standard share/bookmark icons look like but it helps to have tooltips to be sure.
    • Add a link to open the original post (on the origin server). Every fediverse UI has this. If you have it too, I couldn’t find it.
    • Allow me to see (and drag) the scrollbar of the main content frame.
    • Add a refresh button (maybe at the top of the feed) so that I can generate more recommended content without having to actually reload the page in the browser.
    • When clicking a community name, I get the community page but I can’t press the back button to go back to the feed.
    • If I “dislike” a post, I don’t expect to see it again after a refresh, or ever.

    Also, it’s a bit late to change it now, but the name is very 2009-internet-startup.




  • I lost my earbuds in a remote town in Chile, so tried buying a new pair at the airport before flying out.

    True Apple lightning devices are more expensive to make.

    I wish @Apple would devote an employee or two to cracking down on such a technological, psychological abomination as this.

    He wants to take away a budget option from developing countries where people can’t afford the expensive version of the proprietary technology, and he wants Apple to be the one to do it?

    Fuck this guy.



  • It was more than just a special icon for a folder, it had special behaviour too. Without looking it up (in the spirit of the meme), I seem to remember that it would automatically sync the files any time that you insert the floppy disk, kind of like having Dropbox but without the internet. The idea being that you would have files on your computer that you could take with you somewhere else (in your briefcase, on a floppy disk) and all instances of that briefcase would automatically sync the latest updates of the files without you having to manually copy them and work out which was the latest version of a file.


  • drspod@lemmy.mlto196@lemmy.blahaj.zone📄 rule
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    17 days ago

    Correct. A piece of paper with the golden (aspect) ratio would have the property that if you remove the large square (with side length equal to the shortest side of the rectangle) then the remaining rectangle has the same (golden) aspect ratio.

    The ISO216 ratio of 1:sqrt(2) has the property that if you cut the paper in half then both halves have the same aspect ratio as the original larger piece.

    People tend to confuse these two properties as they both involve the remaining rectangle having the same aspect ratio as the original piece, but the process to bisect the sheet is different.


  • For anyone that has to wait for their distro package manager before they get this update, here is a workaround for the most annoying bug (losing the ability to drag/re-order tabs in Firefox):

    If the bug is present, you will find that drag-and-drop functionality has seized working in Firefox and it is not possible to select and drag drop images, texts, URLs, tabs etc.

    4 Either restart Firefox or do the following to restore drag-and-drop functionality:

    a Open another application like a text editor.

    b Enter some random text, select it en drag it unto the URL-bar area in Firefox.

    This will cause Firefox to try and open the selected text as if it were a URL.

    c After this, try step 1 again to see if drag-and-drop functionality has returned.


  • Fixed issues with drag-and-drop functionality on Linux. (Bug 1897115)

    For anyone that has to wait for their distro package manager before they get this update, here is a workaround for the most annoying bug (losing the ability to drag/re-order tabs in Firefox):

    If the bug is present, you will find that drag-and-drop functionality has seized working in Firefox and it is not possible to select and drag drop images, texts, URLs, tabs etc.

    4 Either restart Firefox or do the following to restore drag-and-drop functionality:

    a Open another application like a text editor.

    b Enter some random text, select it en drag it unto the URL-bar area in Firefox.

    This will cause Firefox to try and open the selected text as if it were a URL.

    c After this, try step 1 again to see if drag-and-drop functionality has returned.