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"On 10 April, astrophysicists announced that they had captured the 1st ever image of a #blackhole.

No headlines mentioned that the image would have been impossible without open-source software: #Matplotlib, a #Python library for graphing data.

Just 5 days later, the NSF rejected a grant to support that ecosystem, saying that the software lacked sufficient impact.

#opensource is widely acknowledged as crucially important in science, yet it is funded non-sustainably."

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I miss fan fiction. I need a good fandom with a strong fan fiction community. I miss early Harry Potter fan fiction and the community around that. I used to pay $10 a month for a email address before they discounted those. Any one got some of that good good fan fiction?

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trains are my favorite mode of transportation tbh

amtraks are comfy and it's a crying shame they're more expensive than air travel
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software license idea:
Copying is expressly prohibited _with_ author's permission. You must steal this work. Don't tell me you've taken it. Take reasonable precautions to prevent me from knowing you've used it. Brag about your misdeeds at the bar.

Time to update my life goal list.

1. Watch every episode of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Season 1-3.

2. Learn Japanese.

3. Eat food from 7-11 in Singapore.

4. Go to Jollibee.

I have a 32U rack and like 6U of stuff in it. It’s almost comical. I need a rack mount DSL modem.

Do accounts in Mastodon have the power to block and unblock federations? So if blocks “dum cat” but I want to see that still, am I blocked unless I make my own or go elsewhere?

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Switching to the with as the Dell Latitude D620 with 12 charges its battery after using it all morning.

Do you remember those televisions for kids that had fold up speakers that went over the screen? I wanted one of those as a kid so bad. I bet they were terrible.

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Surprise, surprise, Raspberry Pi 4 has been launched!

Faster CPU, dual 4k HDMI support, up to 4GB RAM, USB type C, USB3 and (finally!) no more bottlenecking the ethernet port over USB2: full gigabit speeds!

Also: same old price 😍

Any one want to buy an E485 ThinkPad so I can buy a newer T series? 🤑

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Tonight was the worst presentation I have given in years. My equipment didn’t work. We started twenty minutes late on loner equipment. I couldn’t do any of my examples. Embarrassing showing tonight. I hope to do way better next time. Can’t emphasize how nice it was to still hear positive comments from folks in the audience though even as I felt awful about it.

“I like Microsoft Windows.” Last words spoken by Julius Caesar. True FOSS facts.

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Explaining P99 to people is hard. Yes, I play on a red server. Yes, that means PVP. Yes. You can loose levels, platinum, and potentially even your equipment if you really screw up. Yes, it is dangerous. But why wouldn’t you play on a PVP server? Go hard or don’t go.

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When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,

"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes

I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."

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