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 From:  Manthorp  
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...am I last on the block to learn about Terry A Davis and TempleOS? It's fascinating. Geek outsider art.

"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks 1951
 
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 From:  Lucy (X3N0PH0N)  
 To:  Manthorp     
42550.2 In reply to 42550.1 
Yeah, TempleOS is a weird, interesting thing and it's sad what happened to Terry.

There are plenty of joke OSes, hobbyist OSes and research OSes but it's the only example I know of of OS-as-medium-for-message.

 
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  Manthorp     
42550.3 In reply to 42550.1 
"Terry A. Davis (1969–2018) began experiencing regular manic episodes in 1996, leading him to numerous stays at mental hospitals. Initially diagnosed with bipolar disorder, he was later declared schizophrenic and remained unemployed for the rest of his life.[1] He suffered from delusions of space aliens and government agents that left him briefly hospitalized for his mental health issues.[1][3] After experiencing a self-described "revelation", he proclaimed that he was in direct communication with God, and that God told him the operating system was for God's third temple."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TempleOS

 :-O
“He is to dancing and singing as battery acid is to bubble baths.”
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 From:  Manthorp  
 To:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)     
42550.4 In reply to 42550.3 
it's an amazing, tragic story, and the OS is batshit crazy.

"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks 1951
 
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  Manthorp     
42550.5 In reply to 42550.4 
Yeah, that was harsh :-S I guess I was triggered by god-bothering nutters driving America down (TBF, it didn't have far to go).

I watched the video ... wrong side of thin line between genius and madness.

Glad he found his purpose though.
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 From:  Kenny J (WINGNUTKJ)  
 To:  Manthorp     
42550.6 In reply to 42550.1 
That was really interesting. That accent, though.

Kenny
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 From:  Manthorp  
 To:  Kenny J (WINGNUTKJ)     
42550.7 In reply to 42550.6 
Aye. The racism & homophobia stick in the craw a smidge, too.

"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks 1951
 
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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
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42550.8 In reply to 42550.7 
I've stuck a copy on VMWare. Haven't done much beyond watching it load so far.  
never trust a man in a blue trench coat, never drive a car when you're dead
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 From:  Manthorp  
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42550.9 In reply to 42550.8 
I'd be interested in your opinion of as an OS and a a monument to obsession.

"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks 1951
 
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 From:  CHYRON (DSMITHHFX)  
 To:  Manthorp     
42550.10 In reply to 42550.9 
Harsh.  :-@
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 From:  Kenny J (WINGNUTKJ)  
 To:  Manthorp     
42550.11 In reply to 42550.7 
I couldn't work out if the narrator's voice was his real accent, or if he was trying and failing to sound like a drunken castrato.

Kenny
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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
 To:  Manthorp     
42550.12 In reply to 42550.9 
Not sure I'm the person to offer an opinion, so. In use it's like a very clunky menu driven UNIX or DOS system, with some ultra low-res icons, widgets and animations. Comparatively little thought has been directed at ease of use and it looks absolutely awful, with blinking and scrolling text all over the screen like some demented signature from 'the Castle'. No doubt, had he lived and remained relatively focused on development, that would have been addressed, or maybe he'd have grown out of his love of scrolling text. I suppose more time was spent on efficiency and function - it's alleged to make use of individual CPU cores particularly well, for instance. It has a comprehensive editor and a command prompt for C (you can type whole lines of code in for instant compilation), native TempleOS commands, and program names - which will be launched if possible. I launched a couple of games and can confirm that the midi sound accompaniment was really cool. The main stumbling block for evaluating it, is that it only uses 256K for video display, and churns out 640 x 480. I couldn't find any way to adjust this and a bit of reading around suggests there isn't a way yet, especially as God instructed Terry to make it so. Even at my laptop's minimum display of 800 x 600, it's small. At 1920 x 1080 it's smaller than a credit card. I could probably scrunch my display down to 640 x 480 but I can't be bothered. 

Things worked, although I did not know how to work everything, and it appeared to be stable. I won't be replacing any of my Windows or Linux boxes with TempleOS soon.

Anyway, about that, I've deleted it after getting a message from God on the random message game.
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 From:  Manthorp  
 To:  william (WILLIAMA)     
42550.13 In reply to 42550.12 
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after getting a message from God on the random message game.
...it's mission is complete. Now we're looking to you to deliver the end times, with divine dispensation for Teh Possie.

"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks 1951
 
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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
 To:  Manthorp     
42550.14 In reply to 42550.13 
I'll do my best. 

End of times, you say? Dispose of Teh Possie?
never trust a man in a blue trench coat, never drive a car when you're dead
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 From:  Manthorp  
 To:  william (WILLIAMA)     
42550.15 In reply to 42550.14 
"This is teh supper of the mighty one".

"We all have flaws, and mine is being wicked."
James Thurber, The Thirteen Clocks 1951
 
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 From:  graphitone  
 To:  william (WILLIAMA)     
42550.16 In reply to 42550.14 
I'd be happy with a bit of rapture please.
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 From:  graphitone  
 To:  william (WILLIAMA)     
42550.17 In reply to 42550.14 
I'd be happy with a bit of rapture please. No need to go the whole end of times on my behalf.
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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
 To:  graphitone     
42550.18 In reply to 42550.17 
OK, but proper rapture, OK? Not just flying dreams or that kind of malarkey.
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 From:  graphitone  
 To:  william (WILLIAMA)     
42550.19 In reply to 42550.18 
Oh yeah, I'm talking ecstasy of St. Theresa levels here.
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 From:  william (WILLIAMA)  
 To:  graphitone     
42550.20 In reply to 42550.19 
Hmmm. Nun has numerous orgasms but when questioned about the noise claims it must have been God paying a visit. Not quite what I had in mind. I think we've come full circle with this thread*.



*not a euphemism
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