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This is not a picture of stars. Each white dot in this picture is a supermassive black hole, courtesy of Europe's LOFAR telescope array. sciencealert.com/every-white-d

I'm in favor of replacing the Turing Test with one where the AI analyzes a text which favorably mentions G.K. Chesterson and correctly determines if the writer is a reactionary.

There's discussion on the gemini protocol list about allowing servers to block http proxies.

I don't get the use case.

Is this elitism, showing those "primitive screwhead" browser users a lesson, white guy paranoia that "social justice warriors" are reading your "dork enlightment" essays, or what?

It seems a ridiculous hill to die on.

Once again I feel a need to remind people: the best coffee-making method is whatever gives you a cup of coffee you like.

i started a tiny page for the keyboards i'm designing! and there's a name, i'm now star*boards (or star boards if you want to be less cute)

there's even layout links so you can see them in glorious Keyboard Layout Editor

starboards.carrd.co/

“Why do we have a space program when X is going on?”
Listen, the NASA budget is not a problem, DoD paid Lockheed Martin over $400 BILLION for the F-35, a fighter jet so bad they have to rig the field tests in its favor. That program started in 2001, so roughly $25 billion per year of existence. NASAs budget for 2020 was $22 Billion, and its average budget per year over its 63 years of existence was $19 billion. The ENTIRE APOLLO PROJECT cost, adjusted for inflation, $156 billion. Yeah, going to the moon cost us less than a shitty airplane. Amazon could buy multiple Apollo projects per year.

We have military contractors committing literal theft of our tax dollars, and you’re worried about NASA? What’s your next worry, the less than half a billion that goes to public television?

Part 2 in a spontaneous mini-series on prototyping a Raspberry Pi-powered eInk weather report: jcholder.com/2021/02/18/weathe.

idly trying to cobble together a Latin translation of "Fuck Around And Fund Out" for a Magickal Name

right now I have "Irrumabo Incurcum Cognoscere" which Google Translate completely fails at grokking and I should probably crack open an actual Latin grammar instead of relying on the authority of whatever sites turn up when I use duckduckgo

(If I type "fuck around and find out" into Google Translate and start re-translating the results back and forth until it reaches equilibrium, I get "major fere XVI et quaerere" which Google says translates to "greater than about 16, and to seek", which I find vaguely amusing)

I discovered one of these in an isolated warehouse near the San Jose Airport.

America is built on grift and deception.

marker.medium.com/how-a-shadow

Just had to block an instance called `gitmo.life` which I guess someone thought was clever naming.

The one follow attempt I got from that instance was a dogs breakfast of white supremacist hash tags.

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