Lazy Reading for 2018/06/24

I’m going wide-topic this week.

3 Replies to “Lazy Reading for 2018/06/24”

  1. Felix says:

    I’d forgotten about E.T., but the Speak and Spell also features (rather less famously) in an issue of The New Teen Titans, where mute superhero Jericho uses it to relay important information over the phone. Spirit of the times!

  2. Lars Schotte says:

    Speaking of WinRAR. RAR has some kind of parity algorithm.
    And the strange thing now is that apart from par2 utility (which is obsolete and I did not see anyone developing it any more (looks like a dead project), I did not find anything for doing parity on files.
    It would be nice to have a simple unix tool to create some kind of compatible par files so that one can fill up the space of let’s say a blu-ray with parity. So that in case of scratches on the medium, the data could be restored with high probability when only few blocks are damaged, you understand what I mean?

  3. Éamon says:

    Interesting that the Speak and Spell was based on a Texan’s voice. I remember having trouble with “pen” or “pin”, because the pronunciation was so much different to what I was used to.

Comments are closed.