Subversion vs. Git: Myths and Facts

There are a number of Subversion vs. Git comparisons around the web and
most of them are based on myths rather than facts. The list below is intended
to bust some of these myths. Although it doesn’t tell which version control
system is better, it should help you to understand the actual state of affairs.

1.Git repositories are significantly smaller than equivalent Subversion ones

False. A myth.

The particular delta compression algorithms used in both version
control systems differ in many details, but in general Subversion
and Git store data in the same way. This results in the fact that
Subversion and Git repositories with equivalent data will have
approximately the same size. Except for the case of storing a
lot of binary files, when Subversion repositories could be
significantly smaller than Git ones (because Subversion’s
xdelta delta
compression algorithm works both

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C64 OS: A Commodore 64 OS with Modern Concepts

Last modified: Sep 04, 2018

C64 OS has one goal.

Make a Commodore 64 feel fast and useful in today’s modern world.

It’s a very high bar. The C64 was introduced in 1982 and has an 8-bit, 1MHz, 6510 CPU
with just 64 kilobytes of directly addressable memory. It has a screen resolution of
320×200 pixels, and a fixed palette of 16 colors. But, it is an incredibly
versatile machine. And it enjoys an active userbase and a great variety of modern
hardware expansions.

The C64 has had many operating systems written for it, So why write another?

Some of these projects were designed to be experimental,
or to demonstrate a point, rather than to solve a problem or to make using the C64
better. Others had good intentions but pushed the machine in ways it wasn’t designed
for, compromising on speed and usability in the pursuit of features available on more
powerful computers. The aim of

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The Legal Information Institute Publishes Enhanced Constitution Annotated

Read the Constitution Annotated here!
The Constitution Annotated is well-known and highly regarded as an invaluable resource for non-partisan explanations of Constitutional concepts.
Previously only available to the public as a PDF or in print, the Constitution Annotated now exists in XML courtesy of Cornell’s Legal Information Institute.
The LII’s Constitution Annotated is navigable, accessible, hyperlinked, searchable, and fully up-to-date.
Cornell’s Legal Information Institute is celebrating Constitution Day by publishing the first publicly-available web version of the Congressional Research Service’s Constitution Annotated, a non-partisan publication that helps readers appreciate how Americans’ collective understanding of our governing principles has changed throughout our history on timely issues such as the scope of presidential power, limits on free speech, or the right to bear arms.  
While the Government Publishing Office makes the Constitution Annotated available in print and online as a 2800 page PDF, it does not release the software “roadmap”(XML) that other publishers need to make

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File-level metadata in Markdown?

I wonder if anyone’s thought about a way to add file-level metadata to a Markdown document. This just came up in a project I’m working on, but it’s not the first time I’ve encountered it.
In Frontier’s website framework, we used a # to delimit a value, something like:
#title “My Test Page”
We borrowed the idea from C on Unix in the 70s:
#include “mymacros.h”
We have the same thing in HTML and OPML, in the section:
My Test Page
The directives are not part of the rendering. You don’t see them when you read the document. But the values are available to software processing the document.
It seems since we’re in The Age of JSON, something in JSON, delimited by a # might be appropriate.
#metadata = {
title: “Hello World”,
tags: [“fun”, “wisdom”, “greetings”]
I started a thread on this on the Scripting News repo.

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