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Chemistry lacks half the best things about geology though

The intimate connection with processes far beyond oneself

The primal connection that.comes of trying to make sense of the most complicated parts of the natural world

The physical exertion of having to actually trek one's way to a particular location to observe specific phenomena

IDK.

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Sleep. Dream. Wake.

Don't forget the middle part. Sure, you may /feel/ rested, but your dreams have been waiting. Practicing. Rehearsing, wanting to show you everything they are.

Put it off for too long and at the worst possible time they'll get impatient, pouring out of your eyes and springing into life from every word you speak, enveloping you and everyone around you in a raucous performance that'll make the Rite of Spring riot look like a kindergarten talent show.

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It's real nice to know that there's some processes that don't care one bit about human philosophy, even in such a mundane task as stripping wallpaper.

Maybe I should go back into chemistry and try not to fail, as opposed to my education in geology. Idk.

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Bunnies in tiny crowns, boost for awareness

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Maybe the real monsters we're hunting... are ourselves

Now that I think about it, we will know Mastodon is successful when Twitter and Facebook try to destroy it.

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Back in 2007 I downloaded a file called unk.mp3 off the campus file sharing network. It is really good, and I've never been able to figure out who made it or where it is from.

"Here in Neotokyo millions of survivors swell in a chaotic vitality, and surge forward towards an unknown future" are most of the lyrics. It also has the line "you've got to be deaaaddd" (or possibly damned?)

Anyone have any idea what this could be, or where it is from? It isn't in any of the databases I've checked so far.

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I really want to find who person who thought up this 'Fundraising letter pretending to be a survey trend' and dump a tub of ketchup over their head.

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Now streaming for you LIVE is #DJ @snowdusk_ doing a full live improvisational #dance #music set for you #live listen now on aNONradio.net

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There are several reasonably modern instruction sets that have moveable register windows, ie SPARC and itanium.

But there are other newer ones that don't, ie ARM64 and RISC-V.

So are register windows a loss? If so, why? It seems like it should be a useful idea, but doesn't seem to have panned out in practice. What are the tradeoffs?

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The day with its cares and complexities is at an end and the night upon us at last.

Sleep. Dream. Wake.

Don't leave out the last one. Or night after night you'll fall into deeper and deeper dreamings, the surreal growing more lush and thick until it collapses into the sousreal, the dream-narratives and chains of rich emotive symbols disintegrating into disjoint flocks of percepts unable to cohere into any notion. Wane then wax into a crescendo of somnolence…forever-more— with feeling!

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Ok. I have an idea someone needs to draw.

A dragon dragoon.

Not a dragoon on a dragon, a dragoon who is a dragon.

WHAT? Stop looking at me like that.

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If you (like me) use a lot of graph paper, here is some LaTeX code with lots of different styles that you can customize. Fee free to fork and make improvements!

gist.github.com/mcnees/f82fae1

(And send me pics of your best graphs, plots, dungeons, wilderness maps, etc.)

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People will argue that using DMs on here is unsafe because the admins of servers can view it. Arguably, you should use DMs for no more than you should be using them on any platform that doesn't encrypt them end to end, like Twitter.

It's about assessing your own operational security risk. Use DMs like private messages on Slack or a forum. Use Signal or another encrypted messenger if privacy is highly important.

Remember everyone, never make.your players make a skill check unless you're prepared for both a critical success and a critical failure. Possibly even both at once.

You know what would be really useful? A datacenter remote management robot.

If it can swap hard drives, hard-reboot servers, and connect/disconnect/wiggle network cables it would take like 80% of the most tedious bits of datacenter work away.

Web backend hot take Show more