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@mala I'm more interested in its use of lua. it's ancient history but I was turned onto scite and sciter by a college, scite is basically the sciter text control spun off into a notepad code editor, but it's lua scriptable. The deal breaker for me was that it's windows only. I'll have to double check if that's true of sciter as well.

Regarless of if that's a deal breaker for me personally, having a solid gui framework like this for windows as open source would be a boon.

Does anyone know the wayland equivalent of this: wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/C ?

I have a second monitor (thus not the main one), which is a touchscreen.

CAPTCHA is a reverse Turing test where a human has to prove they're not a robot to a robot.

hello world, #introduction time

i'm novie, a witchy, nerdy, 23yo non-binary void creature

i'm a nut for everything technology related, including, but not limited to, computers, os and hardware architecture, power user-oriented ux, embedded systems, 3d printing, electronics, mountain bikes, cars,

i also like video games, metal and j-pop, anime and manga

i have adhd and suck really bad at living with it

purple is the best

I'm not saying that you should rush out and replace your 90" flat screen with a 10" black and white CRT or anything, but I think there's something to be said for watching things that were intended to be seen on a 10" black and white CRT on a 10" black and white CRT.

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Most people don't need backwards compatibility to the end of time. As long as it runs their favorite OS and browser, it works fine.

Mobile phones are a great example: Intel refused to trim the fat in their architecture, even when they had their short lived attempts at mobile x86.

Phones are already cumbersome to use, I don't need to run WordPerfect on one.

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I feel like x86 probably wouldn't be going off the deep end this soon if Intel had just removed some of the ancient instructions. I don't think there's any one person who fully understands every instruction in x86, it's a mess.

Having a reduced version of x86 for lower powered devices may have helped, or at least bought them time, but now it's pretty clear it's dead. AMD are the only reason x86 is still relevant ironically.

"we desperately need technology developed in the public interest that isn’t trying to sell us things, or, conversely, trying to sell us to advertisers"

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mobile website rant 

FFS, if your cookie banner isn't closeable, why the heck do you paint a close button? :blobugh:

(edit: grammar)

Progress update:

The TV works and looks Great.

I have it connected to a matching transformer > RF modulator > RCA switch.

Connected to the RCA switch is an HDMI to RCA adapter (connected to that is a raspberry pi, I'll move the pi to RCA as soon as I find my pi RCA cables) a famiclone, and a super famiclone.

In the near future I'll add an NES clone (the one I have right now is PAL?), either a real c64 or a The c64, my VHS VCR and my betamax VCR.

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@mala
Using HTML/CSS as a way to develop GUI's is one thing, and quite interesting.

But much like node.js - I am concerned with the blurring line between browser and OS.

I would have thought people would be thinking more carefully these days about the terrible implications this has.

I only just found out about this
@Kickstarter to open source the Sciter HTML engine - it has <48 hours to go but I think we can do it! kickstarter.com/projects/c-smi

It would not be right to say that this is a new browser engine, but a DOM/CSS/JS alternative that’s tiny, bog-standard C, and FLOSS would be an amazing tool to explore new GUIs, OSs and embedded experiments in a form familiar to a generations of coders.

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Note that the reason I named GNU/Linux instead of another Free operating system like Parabola BSD, Haiku, or even Alpine Linux is because most vendors have some level of official support for GNU/Linux operating systems.

GNU/Linux on the Nintendo Switch, for example, is more-or-less a slightly modified version of Nvidia's own official GNU/Linux distro shipped with Tegra X1 development boards.

Seeing other OSs would be great, but realistically (blobbed) GNU/Linux (or AOSP?) will be the first.

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Once there's a working Linux kernel it's fairly easy to get things working usually, but sometimes with hardware vendors that refuse to release source there are very strange incompatibilities with other OSs, even ones based on the Linux kernel.

Because they include proprietary modules and binary blobs, you're basically at the mercy of them to fix the issues.

"You need to run this specific build of the kernel, no other will work because we don't want to make it"

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