Article note: Ugh.
I care _much_ more about preservation and sharing experience (eg. high quality scans and disc images being distributed widely enough that they won't be lost to time) than original media and packaging, but counterfeiters using the digital copies to scam people who care about original media produces a disincentive for sharing high-quality digital copies.
Before last month, Enrico Ricciardi was one of the most respected members of a niche community of classic PC game collectors, with a practically unrivaled collection of rarities that he regularly braggedabout on social media. Today, he’s a pariah in that community, the central figure in a wide-ranging alleged forgery scandal that has changed the way many collectors look at their hobby.
At least seven PC game collectors have publicly or privately identified dozens of suspected forgeries they say Ricciardi traded or sold as far back as 2015 and as recently as last month. Collectors estimate that those trades and sales include games that would be valued at well over $100,000 total on the open market if they were authentic.
Ricciardi told Ars he is also a victim who simply unknowingly passed along suspect collectibles without checking them thoroughly enough. Regardless, the overwhelming evidence suggesting that there are many forgeries circulating through the world of rare PC games has shaken the trust of that community to the core.
Article note: This is a pretty nifty bit of tech, and uncharacteristically exposed for Apple.
Some folks seem to have pulled the binary and run it on Linux boxes running on other AARCH64 chips with x86 style memory ordering and it seems to just work for the most part.
One of the few things that Intel Macs can do that Apple Silicon Macs can't is run operating systems written for Intel or AMD processors inside of virtual machines. Most notably, this has meant that there is currently no legal way to run Windows on an Apple Silicon Mac.
Apple's documentation will walk you through the requirements for using Rosetta within a Linux guest operating system—it requires creating a shared directory that both macOS and Linux can access and running some terminal commands in Linux to get it set up. But once you do those steps, you'll be able to enjoy the wider app compatibility that comes with being able to run x86 code as well as Arm code.
Article note: That's some bullshit. The HangPrinter design has been around in public for almost a decade.
Today I saw some sad news. Apparently, a patent has been rewarded to someone in the U.S. for the HangPrinter, someone who is not Torbjorn Ludvigsen, the original creator who released the project as Open Source back in 2014. Yesterday, Torbjorn shared on twitter that he has released a gofundme to help fight the legal […]
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