ReHacked #126: The Life of MS-DOS, Android 13 virtualization lets Pixel 6 run Windows 11, Linux distributions, Medieval Fantasy City Generator and more

Animals don’t use love to manipulate others. We do. --Anna Machin

ReHacked #126: The Life of MS-DOS, Android 13 virtualization lets Pixel 6 run Windows 11, Linux distributions, Medieval Fantasy City Generator and more
Windows 11 on Pixel 6

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The Life of MS-DOS · Brendan's Website #software #history

First released on August 12, 1981, MS-DOS became the foundation for business computing for almost two decades. MS-DOS stood for Microsoft Disk Operating System and was often referred to simply as “DOS”. It is the software that helped build Microsoft, becoming the foundation Microsoft built the Windows operating system on. It went through 8 (and a half-ish) major revisions, with the final version being shipped with Windows ME in September, 2000.

Android 13 virtualization lets Pixel 6 run Windows 11, Linux distributions - CNX Software #software

The first Android 13 developer preview may have felt a bit underwhelming, but there’s a hidden gem with full virtualization possible on hardware such as the Google Pixel 6 smartphone.

What that means is that it is now possible to run virtually any operating system including Windows 11, Linux distributions such as Ubuntu or Arch Linux Arm on the Google Tensor-powered phone, and do so at near-native speed.

Medieval Fantasy City Generator #fun

IRA Design - Build your own amazing illustrations @ Creative Tim #software

Build your own amazing illustrations using our awesome gradients and hand drawn sketch components.

U.S. corn-based ethanol worse for the climate than gasoline, study finds | Reuters #nature #economy

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Corn-based ethanol, which for years has been mixed in huge quantities into gasoline sold at U.S. pumps, is likely a much bigger contributor to global warming than straight gasoline, according to a study published Monday.

Lorinda Cherry | National Center for Women & Information Technology #promemoria

Lorinda Cherry received her Master’s in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology in 1969, at a time when the computer science program was more of a specialized math degree, with some programming courses but little theory. She worked for a few years as a Fortran programmer, but found it “very boring” to constantly write programs based on someone else’s ideas. She yearned to work on systems, but there were few entry points for such jobs: individual labs tended to recruit new graduates and train them in their in-house programming language, and Cherry was already overqualified. She eventually found a home at Bell Labs, where she worked on the nascent Unix operating system, which had not yet made the switch to C when she joined the team.

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Why Musk’s biggest space gamble is freaking out his competitors - POLITICO #space #politics

NASA and its major industry partners are simultaneously scrambling to complete their own moon vehicles: the Space Launch System mega-rocket and companion Orion capsule. But the program is billions of dollars over budget and years behind schedule — and, many would argue, generations behind SpaceX in innovation.

The space agency’s first three Artemis moon missions over the next three years — including a human landing planned for 2025 — are all set to travel aboard the SLS rocket and Orion capsule, which are being built by Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Aerojet Rocketdyne and numerous other suppliers and engineering services firms.

Belgium approves four-day week and gives employees the right to ignore their bosses after work | Euronews #politics #economy #futurism

Workers in Belgium will soon be able to choose a four-day week under a series of labour market reforms announced on Tuesday.

The reform package agreed by the country's multi-party coalition government will also give workers the right to turn off work devices and ignore work-related messages after hours without fear of reprisal.

"We have experienced two difficult years. With this agreement, we set a beacon for an economy that is more innovative, sustainable and digital. The aim is to be able to make people and businesses stronger," Belgian prime minister Alexander de Croo told a press conference announcing the reform package.

LibreOffice running in browser #software

Love Is Biological Bribery - Nautilus | Science Connected #nature #psychology

You also say love is about control. Why’s that?

Because the only point of evolution is to pass genes down. This form of bribery is controlling us to make sure we do that. It’s a benign control. For most people, most of the time, the experience is lovely and warming and beneficial in terms of health. Unfortunately, our biology to seek love, crave love, find love, keep love, is a weakness. That visceral need can be exploited, it can be used to make us do things we don’t necessarily want to do. And that’s the cost of love. It can be used to manipulate or abuse or coerce us. That’s what separates us from the animals. Animals don’t use love to manipulate others. We do.

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