Even the toilet brush comes with detailed assembly and recycling instructions... and you can call IKEA in case you have any doubts! ๐Ÿ˜€

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On Friday, I went to IKEA and bought a few essential things. We're still missing fridge, washing machine, drier, microwave, and a lot of other stuff...

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This week I got the keys to my new apartment. It's 6 minutes drive from work (or 11 minutes by bicycle), and I'm sharing with two other SpaceXers.

Here is my room:


Bashing One Laptop Per Child is easy: it first set unrealistic expectations and then executed very poorly... And yet, no one else has ever come close to giving ~2.5 million computers to children in developing countries. Today it would be so much easier!

In memory of Sir Clive Sinclair, learn about the incredibly clever cost-saving design of the , one of the cheapest home computers ever made:

@Crocmagnon I'm betting the hell will freeze before Guido feels like doing Python 4.0 ๐Ÿ˜‚

@mxtthxw "Officer, my Tesla parked itself in front of the hydrant... yes, I will make sure it doesn't happen again through reinforcement learning..." ๐Ÿ˜”

"Bad Tesla! No supercharger tonight! How many times do I have to tell you no? You're a very BAD Tesla!" ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ‘‰

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@codewiz @globalc The VIC-II has more restrictions than just the palette. https://mcdraw.xyz/ takes care of all that and you can manipulate dithering and color handling live until you like the result.

First time I hear of this SuperCPU... it's an accelerator card for the C64 based on a 20MHz 8/16-bit processor with a 6502 backwards-compatibility mode:

@globalc @root @mike @patrick

@root @globalc Maybe there's some C64 image viewer that can read and display a bmp or gif file?

If I can find a good one, I'll use it to load my mugshot and then take a screenshot ๐Ÿ˜

@root I tried this one too, but it only outputs c64 file formats (or executables), and the result isn't great:

@globalc @root I could make an animgif version using 60hz flickering to create intermediate color shades!

@globalc @root Without dithering at all, it also looks wrong (any artist would have used some dithering):

In part, it's because nobody was doing Floydโ€“Steinberg dithering back in the day (ImageMagick doesn't have a lot of options).

In part, it's also because the was constrained to 4 colors per character cell in multicolor mode.

@globalc @root

@globalc I'm trying with ImageMagick:

convert bernie-thumb-square.jpg -scale 160x160 -dither FloydSteinberg -remap c64_palette.png out.png

but the result looks too "good" for the :

@patrick So maybe their backend is really broken... I'll try contacting the authors.

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