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Hyperlexic kid problems, part 64674: they can read the back covers of all their children's books and understand just how condescending they are

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my wife just spent an hour talking to one of the people who designed Sinistar and i am just losing my shit

just noticing how the word "die" has expanded to include "fail" in the context of video games (ie, when the blocks reach the top of a game of tetris, a player is likely to say "i died", even though there is no such connotation in the game)

no, officer, but i can see why you'd be confused. this here, you understand, is what we call a "shmapplication programming interface", or SPI, and

just remembered my old retrocomputing goal of finding a Modo device.

If you missed Fat Bear week, don't fret; Bat Fear week is up next

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Experience the power of Hacrosoft Hexcel, the first hexagonal spreadsheet program, now shipping for Hacrosoft Hindows

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ME: can we all agree that a "hundred" is ten times ten--
ENGLISH: *slamming fist on table* NO

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it's so much worse than I thought:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundredw

"The hundredweight has had many values. In England in around 1300, different "hundreds" (centum in Medieval Latin) were defined. The Weights and Measures Act 1835 formally established the present imperial hundredweight of 112 lb."

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worked a problem in an old textbook and got the "wrong" answer because i was using the American version of cwt instead of the British version of cwt and how are there still people arguing against metric

Quasiperiodic bobbin lace patterns! So gorgeous. Paper on arxiv:
arxiv.org/pdf/1910.07935.pdf

Today's reading: an elementary treatment of the theory of spinning tops and gyroscopic motion.
library.memoryoftheworld.org/#

(with child interruptions, averaging like 2pp/hr, but hey)

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