Computer, ARM history 

The ARM chip was also designed to run at very low power. [Sophie] Wilson explained that this was entirely a cost-saving measure—the team wanted to use a plastic case for the chip instead of a ceramic one, so they set a maximum target of 1 watt of power usage.

But the tools they had for estimating power were primitive. To make sure they didn’t go over the limit and melt the plastic, they were very conservative with every design detail. Because of the simplicity of the design and the low clock rate, the actual power draw ended up at 0.1 watts.

In fact, one of the first test boards the team plugged the ARM into had a broken connection and was not attached to any power at all. It was a big surprise when they found the fault because the CPU had been working the whole time. It had turned on just from electrical leakage coming from the support chips.

browsing the VA credits for Bee & Puppycat, cuz i know i know some of these voices

  • Ashly Burch (Tiny Tina, Aloy, Chloe Price): nice nice nice
  • Arin Hanson (Game Grumps): not a huge fan but good for him
  • Kumail Nanjiani (Prismo Adventuretime, Haja Estree): hell yeah, fuck yeah
  • Tommy Wiseau (Tommy Wiseau): hold on, what the fuck

K I hate to be preachy but having an iPad has seriously helped so many assets of my life goddamn

re: birthday, adoption, - 

@porsupah honestly, it's exciting to think it's been 2 years. 11 years of transition and 2 years hrt all within a few weeks of each other

I'm excited, and I'm gonna maybe have a party.

re: birthday, adoption, - 

@porsupah hrt anniversary is the day I celebrate yeah, it's my trans birthday. This year I'll be 2!

Honestly having made contact with her just... Deepened the pain. Idunno how to explain it. In some ways it is nice, and it does help, but it also just makes the whole thing even harder - more real. Like... Now I can answer a small portion of "what if" y'know?

The what if I've been wondering about my whole life. Stuff like "what does she look like" or "what would our life would've looked like" (which I can at least fill in the blanks like how old she is).

It's also my first birthday since I cut off my adoptive mom, and my adoptive dad hasn't even talked to me in months and I doubt I'll hear from him.

Idunno. It's just a long and stupid day

Blargh it's my birthday tomorrow.

Otherwise known as the 24 hour period before I was adopted into a family that would end up traumatizing me for life.

I'm not excited. Tomorrow and adoption day (Saturday) are gonna be hard.

ask not for whom the catgirl meows, it meows for

but hey now i have an ipad and apple pen and my life is so much easier to organize and easier to carry

i hate that im kinda in love with apple products right now, but they really do seem to be changing the state of things for my hands lately

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my entire team was given a day off today, and im still at the office working on stuff because im tired and need to catch up on a million things.

boosts welcome, seeking advice for chronic pain and fibromyalgia 

So chances are I’m looking at a fibromyalgia diagnosis, or at least, that’s what my medical team is saying. Which like, I was prepared for and expecting all kinds of other things - but I wasn’t expecting this.

So that leads me to the question: for those who are dealing with fibromyalgia what are some things you have learnt about the diagnosis that you didn’t learn from your doctor? What are some things that you’ve found have *actually* helped you with this? What do you wish you knew earlier on in your diagnosis?

I’ve been reading what I can find on the internet, but I’m really looking for some kind of input written by people with the condition or similar conditions, not shit written by people who don’t have anything similar.

Hey folks of the Internet, anyone got any recommendations on an every day carry backpack or bag that has decent organization and laptop storage?

Due to my chronic pain struggles and the weight of my current bag, I find that I end up in a lot of pain if I do anything more than take my bag from my lift to my office. Carrying it around to meetings just proves to be too much for me.

I was looking at the Osprey Daylite Plus, but it wouldn’t provide enough weather safety for my area during winter

(Boosts welcome)

re: bag rec, Tenba 

@porsupah I did some looking at tenba, and they seem really camera focused, where really i need a backpack thats small and has a bunch of little organizing pockets - not something to lug gear around.

I'm still gonna cruise about on the site tho.

@bouncinglime thanks for these!

the cotopaxi bags are a bit aesthetically out of my range but the Tinbuk2 stuff looks great!

Hey folks of the Internet, anyone got any recommendations on an every day carry backpack or bag that has decent organization and laptop storage?

Due to my chronic pain struggles and the weight of my current bag, I find that I end up in a lot of pain if I do anything more than take my bag from my lift to my office. Carrying it around to meetings just proves to be too much for me.

I was looking at the Osprey Daylite Plus, but it wouldn’t provide enough weather safety for my area during winter

(Boosts welcome)

*takes a crumpled file out of your recycle bin*
*bats it around* prrt

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