“The shame over an incident like Baraboo’s shouldn’t be merely over the fact that it happened. It should be felt over the fact that when it happens, we pretend like nobody could have seen it coming.” — Monica Hesse in The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/thats-not-who-we-are-sixty-nazi-saluting-boys-in-baraboo-suggest-otherwise/2018/11/13/9b13ecbe-e6ac-11e8-bbdb-72fdbf9d4fed_story.html
[Me, sobbing] You can't just call whatever you see a file, Linux.
[Linux, points at hard drive] /dev/sda
[Me] Please, no
[Linux, points at controller] /dev/input/js0
[Linux, points at the ever present void, just at the edge of our vision that we all try so hard to ignore] /̵͉͒̈d̸͍̙̯͝e̶͔͗v̷͒̏̚͜/̸̺̝͆ṅ̸̫u̴̟̓̍͘l̶̦̣̃̃͝l̷͚̩̋
In his review of the iPhone XR Austin Mann writes, “The iPhone XR and XS have the same wide angle lens, a 26mm f/1.8 lens. The iPhone XR uses this 26mm f/1.8 lens for portraits and the iPhone XS uses its telephoto lens (51mm f/2.4) for portraits.”
It makes perfect sense to give the focal lengths in 35 mm–equivalent terms, but you need to convert the apertures too for an honest comparison. These cameras are 26 mm f/11 and 52 mm f/21.
It never occurred to me as I was watching Star Trek as a kid, but the computer on the show wasn’t an IBM computer or a Weyland-Yutani computer or an Apple computer. It was just “the computer.”
I think the idea that we didn’t need for-profit corporations to make all that amazing technology was a subtle but meaningful bit of world-building.