Article note: Collector prices for Apple stuff have become absurd.
Some of those are really nice examples and/or extremely rare machines (like that twiggy Lisa). Also, the machines presumably have already had curatorial care to their capacitors and such which is expensive skilled work, but it's still likely a little absurd.
Over 500 Apple computers and related accessories are being auctioned off next month online and in Beverley Hills, California. The auction will feature numerous products dating from 1977 to 2008, including Macintosh systems from the '80s, more modern machines like the 2001 iMac G3, and old-school accessories like RH Electronics' Mac N' Frost external fan and surge protector.
Auction house Julien's Auctions has dabbled in Apple auctions before. Sadly, that includes the auction of Steve Jobs' Birkenstocks for a disturbing $218,750.Its upcoming auction, announced last week and spotted by sites like PetaPixel, features classic Apple items accrued by Swiss collector Hanspeter Luzi.
Julien's will auction the Apple II Plus ('78-'82) with a monitor, printer, two disk drives, two gaming paddles, and a manual. (credit: Julien's Auctions)
The auction house's announcement describes Luzi as a late historian with many hobbies who maintained a collection of old sewing machines that are now part of Germany's Sewing Machine Museum.
Article note: As much as I'm not usually a cheerleader for megacorps, it seems _completely reasonable_ to me that if you decide you don't want to participate in the open internet and demand payment from search and aggregation sites for directing traffic to you via snippets and/or links, the search and aggregation sites deist you.
Google is running tests that block access to news for some Canadian users in response to a new bill that could force it and other large platforms like Meta’s Facebook to negotiate deals with news publishers to pay them for content, Reuters reports. The tests will reportedly impact less than four percent of Canadian users, run for around five weeks, and will “limit the visibility of Canadian and international news to varying degrees.”
The tests come in response to Canada’s Online News Act, also known as “Bill C-18,” which is currently being considered by the Canadian Senate, according to The Globe and Mail.
In a tweet, Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez said Canadians won’t be intimidated by Google’s behavior. “It’s...
Article note: There's a worrying amount of fraud in _all_ research because the global research engine is actually a prestige engine that sometimes incidentally produces research. If all the incentives are set up to encourage fraud, you get fraud.
Article note: Naturally, within a day of when I finally got around to upgrading my webserver from 10 to 11.
It looks like 12 is going to be a good release, it lined up with nice LTS declarations for components (Kernel 6.1, KDE 5.27)
Article note: Interesting. The premise that you can get your Rust-y static analysis features out of something that will pass through a standards compliant C compiler with pain comparable to actually writing rust is pretty compelling, especially for portability and gradual-improvement reasons. ... On the other hand, it appears to depend on BUGSENG's proprietary ECLAIR Software Verification Platform, which seems to be priced in the "If you have to ask, you can't afford it" range, and requires annotation that make's Rust's slightly obstinate features look convenient.
The way Haiku handles package management and its alternative approach to an “immutable system” is one of those ideas I find really cool. Here’s what it looks like from a desktop user’s perspective – there’s all the usual stuff like an “app store”, package updater, repositories of packages and so on.
It’s all there and works well – it’s easily as smooth as any desktop Linux experience. However, it’s the implementation details behind the scenes that make it so interesting to me. Haiku takes a refreshingly new approach to package management.
A deep dive into Haiku’s surprisingly robust and full-featured package management system.
The main challenges for OpenPA at the time were both finding all the available information, as search engines were still young in the late 1990s, as well as making sense of it all as it was just so much and new sources kept appearing. This went on until the mid to late 2000s, when solid and stable sources could be found and referenced, which OpenPA did.
The Internet and information on it changed since then, slowly but surely, in a profound way. Many original sources have disappeared and so much information has been lost in only two decades – making OpenPA the authoritative source for PA-RISC in some ways. A long journey from documenting complex information of the 1990s to an historic archive on the PA-RISC era.
OpenPA is an amazing resource, so if you happen to have any information worth sharing with Weissmann, please do so.