Oh yeah, that's one of the reasons that I hate visiting family back east.

The casual racism.

*Sigh*

I sometimes wonder what someone from Titan would think of us.

We're bags of lava that live and move at ludicrous speeds, are really strong, and somehow evolved WAY too close to the sun.

And we keep looking for things like ourselves because it's all we could imagine being alive.

Finally worked through seveneves.

It's a nice book, bogged down by details (I know they're useless because they're repeatedly explained since the author knew you wouldn't care enough to remember).

If it's on sale, or at the library, may be worth a good skim.

(Seriously, I thought Niven over explained things he found mildly interesting. Stephenson takes it to unexplored heights.)

Finally worked through seveneves.

It's a nice book, bogged down by details (I know they're useless because they're repeatedly explained since the author knew you wouldn't care enough to remember).

If it's on sale, or at the library, may be worth a good skim.

(Seriously, I thought Niven over explained things he found mildly interesting. Stephenson takes it to unexplored heights.)

TIL:
Did you know that going to myactivity.google.com/delete-a and deleting everything before a given date doesn't delete everything?

Neither did I.

Because when I went to google.com/maps/timeline?hl=en there was my location history from years ago. Click the gear at bottom right to (theoretically) delete it from there too.

You'll also want to go over myactivity.google.com/more-act and nuke from there where appropriate.

Kinda sad, I'm fine with them holding the past 30 days, but no more ThankYouVeryMuch.

Waiting for the lazy recruiter emails to start rolling in...

We can put a man on the moon in about 2 months for $2,000,000.

There are no guarantees around:
* getting him back
* his condition after landing impact
* his condition in transit or really any time after "launch"
* a similar definition of "man" or "moon" you may be thinking of

But, 👨➡️🌝 totally do-able in that time and budget.

At some point, I assumed my career would be fun.

30+ years into it, I can safely say, "it's not".

Sure, there were brief highlights but most of the time, it's been a continual slog of frustration and self doubt.

I'm still interested in what I do for a living, and will continue to do so, but, yeah, I'm openly laughing at anyone who tells me to have fun doing it.

Today was day 1 at a Big Tech Conference.
As in being 1 of 30,000, lost in a sea of humanity, oh god there's so many people, kind of Big Tech Conference.

I think i've convinced some of my fellow attendees to skip the conference and just take a few days to watch the recorded talks.

Less people,
just as good content,
shorter bathroom lines,
better food.

Today was day 1 at a Big Tech Conference.
As in being 1 of 30,000, lost in a sea of humanity, oh god there's so many people, kind of Big Tech Conference.

I think i've convinced some of my fellow attendees to skip the conference and just take a few days to watch the recorded talks.

Less people,
just as good content,
shorter bathroom lines,
better food.

jrconlin boosted

Want to (finally!) enable Firefox to switch tabs by using the mouse-wheel over the tab-bar?

Go to "about:config" and set "toolkit.tabbox.switchByScrolling" to true.

Works starting from Firefox 66.

Oh. lovely.

T-Mobile apparently removed some features of my legacy plan (like calls and texts from Canada), so guess I'll finally increase my bill by $50.

Well, crap.

Favorite bakery to get proper soda bread apparently lost their baker and now the soda bread is covered in sugar and it's not supposed to be cake i mean would you put chocolate chips in a loaf of sourdough or cover a baguette in rainbow sprinkles and frosting because that's what putting all that sugar into a soda bread is like good god this is what you have with tea not what you have on birthdays and now I'm looking up recipes and they have egg and NO THERE'S LIKE JUST LIKE FOUR INGR

I can't help but think that part of the overly positive reviews for Akita Battle Angel is that she's basically a weaponized waifu.

jrconlin boosted

There have been four movies called "A Star Is Born" and absolutely none of them feature vast clouds of gas condensing under their own gravity until reaching a point where internal fusion occurs and I AM SICK OF THE LIES, PEOPLE!

Sure, Lady Gaga can sing, but can she emit massive clouds of ionized plasma!?

I've been watching a few videos discussing how fast Hyperspace travel is vs warp drive, and how efficient various generation warp cores are based on tech diagrams.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 was right.

It's just a show, folks should really just relax.

jrconlin boosted

Today was one of those days that went off the rails.

Which is a bit of a surprise, since I didn't know that there were rails for those sorts of things.

Show more
Mastodon

Generalistic and moderated instance. All opinions are welcome, but hate speeches are prohibited. Users who don't respect rules will be silenced or suspended, depending on the violation severity.