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In the mid-1990s, you could find yourself explaining what the Internet was for to people who were seeing it for the first time. “You can download all the latest shareware from Apogee” was unconvincing for adults, so I showed them the website of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, which was probably better than it is now.

I'm queer and tired, retoot if you're also queer and tired

Est-ce que je peux voir le CV? Je vous suis cela doit permettre de m'envoyer des DMs si les règles sont comme sur le site à l'oiseau bleu. Si j'ai une proposition ça ne sera pas idéal pour vos contraintes donc je vous souhaite quand même de trouver mieux.

"Tech culture prefers to solve harder, more abstract problems that haven’t been sullied by contact with reality. So they worry about how to give Mars an earth-like climate, rather than how to give Earth an earth-like climate. They debate how to make a morally benevolent God-like AI, rather than figuring out how to put ethical guard rails around the more pedestrian AI they are introducing into every area of people’s lives."

@brab j'ai eu ça de manière intermittente avec mamot

@kondziu yes, good. Your progress is undeniable.

The two allowable special marks on a 2-ring sliderule are π and √10, but they fall at the same place.

There is a french word for this quiet moment just before the sunset called "l'apéro" and i think it's beautiful.

Logarithmic scales running in opposite directions are so much better for square roots. sqrt(8.5)≈2.92. sqrt(85)≈9.25


With news of Unroll.me selling user inbox info to Uber, lots of people are repeating "if you're not paying for it, you're the product."

I've said before, and will continue to say, that that is the wrong formulation. Sometimes you pay for it and you're still the product – look at US ISPs. Sometimes you don't pay for it and you're not the product – free software.

The real question is whether a software or service empowers users, which can't be boiled down to whether you paid.

— Bonjour. Je proviens de l'univers parallèle 42-FH-D3. Où est votre station de téléportage pour rentrer chez moi ?
— Euh… Nous n'avons pas de station de téléportage.
— Je suis bien à Paris en 2024 ?
— Euh oui…
— Alors la présidente Attard a du mettre en place les stations de téléportation l'année dernière.
— La présidente Le Pen vous voulez dire ?
— QUOI ? Le Pen ? Y'a vraiment des univers où on vote pour elle ?
— Oui.
— Mais dans quel univers de merde je me suis fourré moi…

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If there is a hidden spring that pushes the small weird-shaped wheel to turn clockwise, then okay.

This has to be the cheapest ratchet I have ever seen. I'm surprised this even works.