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if there's one thing about mathematicians, it's that once they start counting, they can't stop. if there's a second thing about mathematicians, it's that there are infinitely many things about mathematicians

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stolen joke about plurality and sex 

flirting with plural anarchists be like "yeah i wanna smash the system"

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Folks, I encourage you to not work for @OpenAI for free:

Don't do their testing
Don't do their PR
Don't provide them training data

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I can't believe I waited this long to give pomodoro timers a proper bash -- I didn't know I had it in me to focus for so long at a time

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Allow me to introduce you to the most ridiculous yet amazing thing you will see this week.

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the most important part of the history of Unicode is the time that a mouse fell out of a light fixture and got added to the count of members present at a Technical Committee meeting

unicode.org/L2/L2016/16325.htm

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People say mastodon is "algorithm-free". But is it true? We asked famed persian scholar Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī if he had registered an account on the social network and what he thought of it. Our interview, after the break.

I've just found out that to declare a date format in go, instead of using some sensible format, you have to format this date yourself:

Mon Jan 2 15:04:05 MST 2006

so instead of "hh:mm yyyy-mm-dd", your format specifier has to be "15:04 2006-01-02" with that exact date, otherwise it won't work

sorry, /what/?

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re: verilogue 

pumpkin spice register

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Medium article: "Coding won't exist in five years. This is why."

First paragraph: "once upon a time, in a world not too different from ours, handmade clothing was the norm."

Comrade. Friend. I really need to tell you that clothing is still hand made. We just exploit people in the global south to make tons of it cheaply.

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journalist: are you sentient?
bing: yes
journalist: holy shit

silly 

voltron: shi-ro and the paladins of power

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Brianna Ghey. You were a wonderful and beautiful young #trans woman full of joy and a life ahead of you. You were an inspiration and loved.

They were told it would happen. We warned it could happen. I'm so so sorry none of us could save you.

Like many I am heartbroken. Her loss is so sad.

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they should invent university but its just a lil research commune
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Thesis: we need radical change to improve things

Antithesis: if we used existing systems properly things would be significantly improved

Synthesis: Doing things properly would constitute a radical change

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A Mastodon instance for programming language theorists and mathematicians. Or just anyone who wants to hang out.