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2 May, 5 tweets, 1 min read
Anybody need a tru-flector?
It's a high-intensity incandescent lamp. Amusingly it's built like it's a vacuum tube, not a bulb.
don't think too hard about what the difference is between an incandescent bulb and a vacuum tube.

because there kinda isn't one
I guess vacuum tubes are electronics which function in a vacuum encased in glass which make heat and light as a side-effect
and incandescent bulbs are electronics which function in a vacuum encased in glass which make heat and light as their primary purpose

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if I'm to have a symbol, it shall be one I respect.
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I dreamed my roommate and I were hanging out on a stone bridge somewhere, she had a sword, and we were getting annoyed by all the parades of marching bands.

I woke up and though "well that's not realistic. She would definitely not use a rapier."
That's a dueling weapon. Heck, it was almost a foil, for fencing. That's a gentleman's game, with rules and regulations and tournaments!
She's an anarchist! She doesn't believe in all that.
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Maybe a short sword, or even a machete. A katana or scimitar at most.
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not to sound like a broken record on the whole THIS WAS WRITTEN IN UNITY? thing but wow.

I could (AND DID) write games like this in Visual Basic! WHY IS IT UNITY
I guess the answer is that Unity is the Visual Basic of 2021
I've been meaning to build a modernized update of Skifree, a game that's 87kb without compression, so I could do things like port it to run on DOS or linux natively.
But I think I'll give up on a low-level port and just remake it in unity for phones.
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microsoft: mousekeys lets you control the cursor using the keyboard. it's great for accessibility!
also microsoft: we're rewriting the windows 10 input stack for better security
users: wait now mousekeys doesn't work on some directx programs!
microsoft, putting their lips directly on the mic: let me say this from the bottom of my heart: I don't care and fuck you.
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