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"Social media companies must be regulated!" "Ok, here is some more regulation." "Hey, no!, We didn't mean against stuff we like!" "I'm sorry, what did you THINK was going to happen?"

off-brand swears, math 

D'faq does it mean to not be "allowed" to divide by zero?

A Dr. Strange fic where everything is the same, except when Kaecilius is raving about destroying death Strange is like "Well I'm all for that but have you ever considered that the ancient overlord of the Dark Dimension might be less than entirely honest about that paradise it's promised you?"

anthropics horror

Beneath the shining city of Omelas lies a supercomputer.

The machine did not select you unwisely. You are well able to adapt. And it does not take long, intelligent as you are, for the horror to hit.


This video has a nice overview over lots of stress management techniques.

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Today is Petrov Day, celebrating the courageous call made by Stanislav Yevgrafovich Petrov in 1983.

This man correctly identified the warnings raised by the Soviet missile detection system as a false alarm, probably preventing significant military conflict between the US and the SSSR.

Moral of the story: whenever you have the opportunity to stop an all-out nuclear war, do it.


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