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Nothing to see here. It was merely the test pilots fabricating data, at grave personal risk but no apparent benefit to themselves, in a manner that coincidentally was lucrative for the management, which of course could not have known about these devious schemes to enrich them.

https://twitter.com/ByMikeBaker/status/1448866173026652163
Yeah the fox guarding the hen house regulatory thing in this industry, like so many others, is gratingly ineffective, dangerous, and infuriating.
Can a deal be annulled if arrived at in a fraudulent or corrupt manner?

Which country is that, just out of curiosity?
Please forgive me for not being specific about that on public channels.




How copaganda works. Maryland Governor claims he's "re-funding" the police. No police departments were defunded. And Maryland's increased every year:

2019: $408 Million
2020: $442 Million
2021: $457 Million
2022: $471 Million
2022: (after newly-announced $150 more): $621 Million

https://twitter.com/brynstole/status/1449029972882956290


So passed a law that shielded irresponsible businesses from any liability due to lax COVID procedures but remove them for those that do put measures in place? DeSantis & GOP put workers and customers at risk just to score points with their base. Horrifying floridapolitics.com/archives/46502…
They need to be arrested and charged with Endangering Public Welfare!



A solar eclipse on Jupiter, captured by the Juno spacecraft. The shadow is from the moon Io, which is slightly larger than our own Moon. 📷 NASA/@kevinmgill

Obrázek/fotka
Obrázek/fotka


why doesn't #isurf see magnet links? this shouldn't be an 'invalid' protocol

like magnet:?xt=urn:btih:74e63e7a95df9afe26cb88c4924a46748dba4de9&dn=Alex%20Jones%20Documentaries&tr=udp%3a%2f%2fudp-tracker.shittyurl.org%3a6969%2fannounce&tr=udp%3a%2f%2ftracker.openbittorrent.com%3a80%2fscrape&tr=udp%3a%2f%2fopentracker.i2p.rocks%3a6969%2fannounce&tr=http%3a%2f%2fopentracker.i2p.rocks%3a6969%2fannounce



Here's my newly-updated post on how to Dockerize a Sinatra application.

If you want to learn how to Dockerize a Rails application (which is pretty hard and complicated IME), Dockerizing a Sinatra application is a good stepping stone.

codewithjason.com/dockerize-sina…

It’s not harder nor more expensive to make than ordinary glass
I'm curious what you're basing that on. I've read the opposite. Do you really think the change wasn't driven, ultimately, by economics?
Interesting… but my question was about glass. You said:
It [borosilicate glass] is not harder nor more expensive to make than ordinary glass
That’s not consistent with the information I’ve found.




If a space trip like this has such an extreme impact on even the most apathetic asshole like shatner, maybe we need to lauch every single republican and oil exec into space just to save us.

William Shatner boldly went where no man (his age) has gone before – and he's still reeling from the emotional experience.
bit.ly/3DEmbD4







The viscosity of a lava flow reflects several factors, including composition, gas content, and temperature.

But topography plays a role too—and when a flow can channelise itself on relatively flat terrain, it can move pretty damned fast.

#CumbreVieja lava; credit: @involcan




Há 10 anos...
«Não entendo», dizia-me, cabisbaixo, um colega bancário à saída do expediente, «os outros bancários sempre conseguem um aumento salarial maior do que o nosso». Empertigou-se, com um certo brilho nos olhos, e prosseguiu:

passapalavra.info/2011/10/47131/


O regime OL impõe uma nova mediação do trabalho, e abre espaço para novos problemas.

passapalavra.info/2021/10/140599/


That is why you made great stuff and I only build simple bits for administrative use, I have had some deeper (Compilers, OS's) dives when I was younger, and i tended to lose myself, all sense of time and urgency, when I did that. My then wife did not appreciate me going 48 hours on caffeine alone, with the temperment of a honey badger 😉
When I finally let go of that fascination life became more bearable for me and my (then) wife.
I never went beyond simple stuff after that, when i dig in deeper I just can't let go any more, that is just unhealthy for me.
I also spiraled into a locked mindset, all and everything that interested me was the problem, nothing else mattered. That is a scary way to live.
We have a LOT in common. 😉
I have not changed much in that regard, I now only experience that problem with starting a new interest and losing myself in there. Shaving stuff (DE blades and such) almost became a new rabbit hole, coffee could be one, but my worst one after programming was gaming, when I started playing DAoC and later WoW i went overboard, spend more time on raids than any sane person would spend on anything. Letting go of that gamer itch was a hard thing to do, but (just as smoking) after a few years the lust and craving went away, and glad of it.
I always seem to have troubles to maintain a healthy level of interest going, tending to jump in the deep end 😉

depending on the accelerant used, it might be hotter on Venus...
Just being on fire counts as a relaxing day on #venus. Acid (not acidic, actual acid) rain, 90+ bar surface pressure, 300+km/h winds and all the other pleasantries of life on our neighboring planet make it a literal hell. And that's without mentioning those apocalypse events where the entire planet resurfaces all at once. Fascinating world but might not be the best when it comes to long time real estate investments.


Legit question: does Tik Tok have the same algorithmic amplification and silo effects as Facebook and Twitter and if so what is their excuse for allowing that to happen since their system rose after the dysfunctions with it were apparent? #surveillancecapitalism
@Isaac Kuo @Hypolite Petovan Less Pascal's Wager and more Roko's Basilisk



I learned something new today: why hours on a clock are numbered 1-12 and not 1-10. Turns out you can blame the ancient Egyptians for that one. Around 1,500 BC, when the first sundials were invented, they decided to divide the day from sunrise to sunset into 12 parts. They preferred a base 12 (duodecimal) numbering system for a couple of reasons:
1. You can count to 12 by counting the finger joints on one hand
2. You can divide 12 evenly in more ways than 10. With 10, your options are only to divide it by 2 or 5, but with 12, you can use, 2,3,4, and 6



Heads-up folks, people taking the flu shot this year are having higher than average reactions to it, including myself. There are two possible reasons for this, A) we went for a year without interacting with any symptomatic or asymptomatic flu viruses thanks to covid protections, or B) the Covid vaccine hyper amped our immune system. As people with the flu shot had more resistance to covid it could possibly go the other way too. Basically expect to feel crappy day of. Will be interesting to see if Covid vaccines make people more resistant to flu this year. Will certainly be interesting to see the data next spring. Sadly though, worried this will just spread more anti-vaxxer BS making people less likely to get either now.


What a game!

These guys are going to compete all season.

Just need to win a few more face offs. #LGRW
#LGRW


A very old BBS tagline, one I've got in my tagline collection, among other similar ones.
Practice safe government -- use kingdoms.
Mount St. Helens should have used earth control.
Practice mirth control--use conundrums.



The stars are shining bright in Detroit tonight. The @NHL should have spotlighted this one. Larkin, Bertuzzi, Stamkos, two stud goalies, and things are chippy.

#Hockeytown is rocking! The Yzerplan is coming together. #LGRW




Gee I wonder how that happened. One of the big steps in undermining democratic society is destroying faith in institutions. It's been a multi-decade process by those on leading the GOP and right wing media that has born fruit in the last few years. #uspoli

A decade ago, a majority of Republicans had a positive view of the impact of colleges and universities on the US. This year, just 34% expressed positive views. Less change among Democrats - 76% positive this year.
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@Alex Feldstein Nah. Colleges were where low-born plebes could buy an opportunity to work for some privilege. Then they became a loan racket.
@Isaac Kuo I know, right? Financial institutions where the bigots were coming out the woodwork left and right.






January 6th Insurrectionist Accidentally Admits to Extra Crimes While Re... youtu.be/gHC7iV1WWSk via @YouTube



Inside Alden Global Capital, the secretive hedge fund that's gutting local newspapers across the country—and could be coming to your town next. My cover story for the November issue of @TheAtlantic: theatlantic.com/magazine/archi…


The faulty answers of gotquestions.org





There is no single UI to rule them all. In the future a good product will have multiple UI's tailored/optimized for the user type. 3 types to start building around:

- sighted, keyboard and mouse using users
- unsighted, keyboard only users
- low vision, keyboard only users

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Honestly, that's hopefully entirely correct, and my biggest problem is how many UI toolkits do this already, and then are ignored
Voice input output would seem rather central to number 2...



Word of warning to startup founders: in the bad old days before my company was acquired, I ended up taking out a few working capital loans to survive. I still get multiple calls per week, sometimes multiple times per day, from lending companies trying to offer sketchy loans.