Interesting look at when computers appeared in comics.
"After much anguished hand-wringing, I narrowed down the finalists for the "First Appearance of a Real Computer in a Comic Book" to three possibilities, two runner-ups, and a lovely Batman comic that I had to include because of the device's outlandish user interface. So six comics in all.""
@hafnia Accept no substitutes!
@hafnia One of the classics!
A Welsh village's broadband service went down at 7am every morning for over a year. They finally tracked it down to electrical interference from a single old TV set whose owner switched it on every morning to watch the news. The "mortified" owner agreed to stop using it immediately, and the problem hasn't happened again.
@a_bun "This would never happen with real keyboard controls!"
IMO, leaving some things unexplained is good writing. Your story's world should always feel bigger than the story itself.
That's why I like that moment in Lord of the Rings when Gandalf says "I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the Flame of Arnor. The Dark Fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn!" I haven't read the Silmarillion and still have no idea what exactly this all means. And not knowing things like this is captivating!
Gee, nothing creepy about that:
"Ring’s latest security camera is a drone that flies around inside your house"
Apparently Mojang hired Anakin Skywalker to write the captions for block descriptions in #Minecraft Earth.
Covid news, Africa (+)
Wow. Comparing these numbers for an *entire continent* to the numbers in the US alone is amazing: "Slightly more than 34,000 deaths have been confirmed on the continent of 1.3 billion people....Africa is doing a lot of things right the rest of the world isn't"
Awesome. Studio Ghibli is providing images from their movies.
From a Google Translation: "From this month, we will provide scene photos of all Studio Ghibli works in sequence. This month, we will provide 8 works, mainly new works, for a total of 400 pieces.
Feel free to use it within the bounds of common sense."
@andrhia My kid has just gotten into that game too. I don't see the appeal, but at least there's more to it than some of the similar ones on Roblox.
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