Let's see if I get some proper Socialist Teeth the second time 'round.
Yesterday I was reading about SIGSALY, the WW2 encryption system used by the allies and I'm kind of staggered they were doing digital, encrypted speech transmission this early? Used vocoders just a couple of years after they were invented, and a one-time pad that was stored on an identical pair of vinyl records? Wild.
Anyone know what happened to #PCEm ? It sounds like the maintainer got burnt out having to deal with...something, someone? https://pcem-emulator.co.uk/index.html / https://web.archive.org/web/20210616172834/https://pcem-emulator.co.uk/phpBB3/
Annoyingly Wayback Machine doesn't have actual forum threads, and with the live copy shunting everything to a "closed" message, that's a bunch of retrocomputing emulation knowledge sealed away too.
(This screenshot's purely to nostalgia-bait people.)
uh excuse me I was told there would be SIDE EFFECTS?
(This is after I get paged awake because the oncall on the other shift undrained a thing that was still broken at handoff time, which at least let me catch the silence which would have expired soon after, but did nothing about my dreams transitioning from "neat speedrun" to "anxiety that the pager went and you ignored it, wake up, wake back up", or that someone decided to ring my damn intercom then run off.)
Ah, and of course.
All this CPU power burnt to allay an ancient fear, while the real risk these days is my browser getting confused about if a website is my bank or not.
We're heading deeper into dark times, so spread light and color wherever you can. Be weird, be loud. 🔸 I am not my job.
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