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'I invite you now to, if you would like to, close your eyes and just imagine yourself sitting on the surface of Mars and listening to the surroundings,' says Dave Gruel, camera suite lead for the Perseverance rover. :mars_photo:

theguardian.com/science/video/

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#BOFH excuse #403:

Sysadmin didn't hear pager go off due to loud music from bar-room speakers.

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Cool, apparently this short piece of Python code:

(1<<19**8,)*4**7

compiles to over 32TB of bytecode in cpython (per this post)

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i bet there are plenty of good people in texas, the kind who definitely do not deserve to suffer through any of what's happening right now, but the story of "survivalists" who didn't prepare for one of the most common service failures ever is just too funny

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You can say whatever you want, but Windows 98 is the best looking OS of the world.

Great paper "'I've Got Nothing to Hide' and Other Misunderstandings of Privacy" papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cf

(found via @captainepoch site)

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I wonder how much would it take to compile Cyberpunk 2077
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Challenge:
I'd like to ask you people to boost this post to see how long it'd take for it to reach someone else from my town (Westervoort, The Netherlands).
Of course, that implies that I'm not the only one here that uses Mastodon, but hey, part of the challenge :)

Starting on the 18th of August 2020 :)

GO!

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What dynamic DNS service would you recommend (privacy, reliability, security)?

My favorite is afraid.org atm. Change my mind 😊

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Looks like #CancelDisneyPlus is trending because Disney fired an antisemitic racist. Hm. 🤔

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> So in moving it to GitHub, we’re finding that a lot of things are just nicer because a large paid staff of engineers is working on it every day. And I grew up during the heyday of the Free Software Foundation, so I know this is a trap, but I’m tired and don’t have the energy to be a server admin for something that’s held together with scotch tape and prayers when I’m really supposed to be writing OpenGL code.
> —Ryan C. Gordon

discourse.libsdl.org/t/sdl-mov

Count down to friday. Tomorrow work and beer 😃

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The protocol is really awesome! Very happy I checked it out thanks to . Started setting up my website as a capsule: gemini://gem.rickylinden.com

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