In which xkcd mentions Mastodon. And Linkedin. In the same comic.
this is a picture of Betty Jean Jennings (left) and Fran Bilas in front of the ENIAC computer.
alongside a team of four other women, they invented such minor programming concepts as "subroutines" and "recursive nesting"
(LAYPERSON'S NOTE: this is sarcasm. these techniques are fundamental to programming.)
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"If you take the core tenets of free software to their logical conclusion, you end up with a desire to reverse all kinds of commodification by transforming property rights in their entirety. As a result, today’s open source communities have the potential to serve as gateways to a more radical politics… that pushes for the decommodification of not just information but also the material resources needed to sustain the production of information."
This KiCad interactive BOM tool looks very great !
Watching a Cities: Skylines let's play video.
"So now we have a very nice and interesting interchange but..." yes, 25 minutes into building this spaghetti abomination you finally realise it only connects to one side of the highway. Whoopsie.
No sir there's no ramp that would put you on the highway on the westbound side, why would anybody want to travel west anyway? Who are you, a member of Pet Shop Boys?
So yesterday evening I went to the gym with a friend of mine, it's close to my place and her boyfriend doesn't want to go as he judges these group lessons are "girl stuff" and "not real sport". I could keep up with the pace (turns out high-intensity interval training really is highly intense) and today my whole body hurts. Girl stuff.
Before today, I knew: the reason Twitter was originally limited to 140 characters was so it could be transmitted over SMS (which was limited to 1120 bits, or 160 7-bit characters).
TIL: the reason SMS is limited to 160 7-bit characters is because Friedhelm Hillebrand, who was the chairman of the non-voice services committee within the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), found that a) the average sentence was <160 characters, and b) that matched the average postcard.
These pictures of Jupiter taken by the Juno spacecraft are fucking with my emotions; I remember avidly staring at grainy black and white photos of the planets when I was very little. Absolutely breathtaking #astronomy
"I'd like to return my companion-bot, serial code JX99031."
"Sure; and could you describe the fault you encountered?"
"Fault? Nah, it's perfect. Never been so well taken care of. Hate having to send it back honestly."
"Then... why are you returning it?"
"This will sound really weird."
"It misses it's mum."
"Oh! That's a rare glitch. No return necessary, it can visit the factory any time during business hours."
I write bugs for a living, pretty cool eh? .be [fr/en]
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more