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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

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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…

#MercrediFiction

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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.
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@Mina Coucou.
Moi je suis venu ici pour les marmottes.
Ben oui j'avais mal lu, mais j'étais déçu quand même.

So if the anchor escapement was created by Englisman Hooke and improved by Englishmen Tompion/Graham, what makes the Swiss anchor escapement Swiss?

Being social on the Internet as if slides did not have to be ready tomorrow\ldots

Food $200
Data $150
Housing $800
Wax sticks for burning $3,600
Utility $150
folk good at cash stuff, can you assist my planning. my family is dying.

#drilipo