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Moonsetter and Sunsetter are objectively good songs imo

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<Mouth Moods Voice> eight *hundred, gigabytes*, of storage capacity.

An AI updates their robot body firmware and suddenly can't detect people behind them because the error EBADSENSOROUTPUT that used to signal this has been fixed.

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I wish it was colder here because I have two really great jackets I stole from my brother that are a) cute as hell and b) have numerous pockets for stuff like my camera.

I'm as far south as possible on this continent what more do you want from me, physics!

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I really like fluid dynamics...

...you could say I’m... Navier-Stoked for it!

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My team and I got to use our desks in the supercomputing lab for work today for the first time

One of the fun upsides of being within speaking distance but also all logged in to the same management node is that if someone asks for a shell command or a line of configuration you can just grep it out of your file and | write it to them.

The mid-80's Bell Labs engineer who lives in my bones is well pleased.

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Legendary Apollo project programmer Margaret Hamilton, next to a printout of the node_modules directory listing for her first Hello World react app

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Like think about the kind of web we could self-host without having to pay for web hosting providers to rent tiny slices of computing time. Pretty much every home machine is way overpowered for web hosting, and you can buy dedicated hardware for hosting for just a few dollars now. ISPs are Soo hostile to this, though: data caps, double nat'ing, refusing to roll out ipv6, charging ridiculous amounts for static ips... All of it is just a disaster when you think about what the internet could be.

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It's really frustrating how much we could self-host the internet but can't because consumer ISP service is intentionally broken

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Debian is easy to write shitposts about but it's actually really dependable

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YOU: magic isn't real
ME: *presses this module into your hand and gently closes your fingers around it*
ME: Open the shield. Look inside. Tell me how it works.
ME: Take all the time you need.

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@kalium uh-oh

i just realised the most terrible truth

JavaScript, a badly botched up Scheme, is the universal language of browsers. and browsers, our current "universal" application platform *are* the Lisp machines of our time.

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This is an official, NASA-hosted piece of documentation.

Fun Materials Fact: Emery boards are made with emery, which is mostly corundum. Corundum has a rating of 9 on the mohs hardness scale, which means that if you, say, need to reshape a steel screwdriver so that it can fit a smaller screw, an emery abrasive will do that.

APL was invented by engineers who realised that by inventing a conlang to base their language on they could type fewer characters.

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