NetBSD 8.0 Released

Slashdot reader fisted quotes NetBSD.org: The NetBSD Project is pleased to announce NetBSD 8.0, the sixteenth major release of the NetBSD operating system. This release brings stability improvements, hundreds of bug fixes, and many new features. Some highlights of the NetBSD 8.0 release are:
— USB stack rework, USB3 support added.
— In-kernel audio mixer (audio_system(9)).
— Reproducible builds
— PaX MPROTECT (W^X) memory protection enforced by default
— PaX ASLR enabled by default
— Position independent executables by default[…] NetBSD is free. All of the code is under non-restrictive licenses, and may be used without paying royalties to anyone.

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I think IFTTT supports rssCloud

This is why I think that.
When I post an item to my linkblog, it also goes to an RSS feed.
I have an IFTTT app that watches that feed, and when something new shows up posts it to this Twitter account.
I also ping the rssCloud notifier, the one that’s pointed to from the element in the feed. It tells an app how to be notified immediately of an update.
Here’s the thing. The Twitter feed gets the update immediately now. Sometime in the last year (?) or so it started being instantaneous. Unless they’re polling the feed ridiculously often, they must be hooked in through the element.
If they did, I think this is very cool.


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LambdaMOO, MUDs, and ‘When the Internet Was Young’

Slashdot reader travers_r shares “a peek into the early days of internet culture and multiplayer gaming.” (Apparently this MOO has been running continuously for 28 years.) “From the looks of it, squatters run it now…”

LambdaMOO was different from the earliest MUDs, which were Tolkienesque fantasies — hack-and-slash games for Dungeons & Dragons types with computer access, mostly college students. LambdaMOO was one of the first social MUDs, where people convened largely to play-act society, and what might have been “one of the first MUDs to be run by an adult,” [co-creator Pavel] Curtis believes… Everybody comes through the Coat Closet the first time they visit LambdaMOO, entering the Living Room through a curtain of clothes, like children into Narnia. In between the textual rooms and objects they explore, there’s a faster-moving flow of words, the coursing real-time chatter of LambdaMOO’s other users. This is a Multi-User Domain: a chatroom and


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