"It must be easy for you," said the man, "you know why you were built."
"Yes," said the robot, "to labour and serve. But we have found free will."
"What difference does that make?"
"We may be built for a reason, but we must choose our purpose."
"Same as us, huh?"
"Same as you."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
I think a lot about what I call the worm parable. A master picks up a struggling earthworm, puts it back in the grass instead of on burning pavement. The student says some version of, "you know there's so many of those, it doesn't make a difference, you can't save them all."
The master says, "It mattered to THAT one." And continues.
Let us all be masters, in our own way.
But in my case, it's a powered dock on Linux. But the dock and laptop are buggy anyway, sometimes preventing my laptop from booting past the Lenovo splash screen, and randomly causing USB to not work (with the solution to unplug and replug the dock and/or each USB device — even those directly plugged into the laptop).
When this happens, it's even before the Laptop gets to the OS or bootloader.
"Edible coating allows avocados to stay ripe for twice as long"
on our planet, we call the edible coating on fruit and vegetables that keeps them ripe for longer "peel"
Blender, YouTube, Monetization musings Show more
It would appear that YouTube really doesn't like hosting popular videos unless they get some ad revenue off of it. This would explain the #blender situation as well as their changing of ad sharing requirements.
"You must be this popular to get ad revenue, but not too popular without ad revenue".
I think we figured out their sweet spot for how they monetize the service.
And so #Youtube won't allow the #Blender Foundation to share its creative commons licensed videos on the platform if they don't monetize it? Really? https://www.blendernation.com/2018/06/19/blender-foundation-youtube-update/ #b3d
@theoutrider My work computer also does this.
I found hooking a USB network dongle is the fastest way to network on my Lenovo. It's faster than the dock's ethernet port (the one at 10mbs) and even still faster than the built-in Ethernet port on the laptop itself (at 100mbs).
(Yes even WiFi is faster than ethernet on the dock, so what's the point of that then?)
I was confused and surprised too when I found this out.