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so this gif has been making the rounds, with the unhelpful title of "data cable on a computer from 1945". but what computer? what sort of data? let's find out.🧵

https://twitter.com/__femb0t/status/1464176912503390223

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If you bothered to read the thread or research ENIAC, you'd see that the UI is all decimal rotary encoders, and the machine function is all based on decimal digits. All calculations were performed in (binary coded) decimal, unlike later computers which (mostly) use plain binary, apart from some specialised instructions in e,g, the x86 instruction set. So it's simply not true to say that the machine function doesn't use decimal - the ENIAC arithmetic units absolutely do use decimal.
Ya, you insist on talking apples & oranges.I didn't have to research the ENIAC because I worked directly with its siblings, and this is entire discussion was lost in translation. Talk to the hand.



Another Prisoner of Student Loans (Part 10)


Is Post-Secondary Education For All Americans? The 1965 Higher Education Act- A Federal Student Loan Fiasco... At Our Expense
Part Ten

Thank you for your time.
See me in my youtube video here:https://youtu.be/8DPBssNgM1A


#StudentLoanDebt





Just wait? It is already happening.
Nope, that's the one thing they'd never even suspect.


All I knew of Merlin was from modern movies. Boy is the winding lineage of stories behind this one mythological character interesting. #history #mythology blogs.bl.uk/digitisedmanus…
One needs also wonder where they got the concept of dragons from, if not from China. Chivalry was an Arab construct, originally.
Here's a channel with lots of scots (particularly Argyll) folklore : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4pE46hCuu1t9pTHL2Ie8Mw



A Colorado liquor store owner says workers are quitting after one shift if they don't like it, knowing they can get a new job on their lunch break businessinsider.com/store-owner-sa… #SmartNews Maybe you could make your job worth staying at.


A Colorado liquor store owner says workers are quitting after one shift if they don't like it, knowing they can get a new job on their lunch break businessinsider.com/store-owner-sa… #SmartNews Maybe you could make your job worth staying at.


Why the F would anyone want to be a teacher with this pay and these parents?

Paying students to serve lunches. Bringing retired teachers back to the classroom. Hiring bus drivers for janitorial duties. Across the country, these are some of the short-term solutions to a nationwide shortage of school staff. to.pbs.org/3oOGp7e

Two of my friends are teachers. One teaches kindergarten so of course the kids are unvaxxed and impossible to keep masked. She got sick almost as soon as they went back to classroom teaching. The only reason they keep their jobs I think is both that they enjoy it, and they like having summers off for big trips. It's definitely not for the pay, or the support of their managers.




Now the GOP is going to blame Biden for a shortage of workers

Now the GOP is going to blame Biden for a shortage of workers.




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Wow from 2017! Sadly this makes more sense than some of the CW running around about crypto...

Don’t Understand Bitcoin? This Man Will Mumble An Explanation At You

Don't forget the fraudulent NFTs...
Yeah I edited my comment about that since I'm on Friendica but I don't think that edit propagates well to D*.
Yes, the edits don't come thru I'm afraid.

Poor stupid COVIDIIOT.

Have you really read this:
The packaging says it doesn't protect for viruses.
The ones I have used all have clear standard protec8marked on them
-Scientific data on mask wearing is flimsy. In labs they wear quite different equipment to be safe from virusses.
How can anyone write such BS with straight face? Do you even know what that means?

In labs?

What labs? What protection levrl? What standard?

Rest of your BS is just as laughable as the above 2.

Grow the fuck up
@Anubis2814
-ME just wearing it only protects you if I have it (70% reduction), it only has a 5% protection for me if you aren’t wearing one too.
This is exactly my point.
The rule always has been; If you have symptoms you isolate yourself.

Now suddenly they're saying asymptomatic spreading is a thing, while it never was with all the seasonal virusses.
Turns out that c19-vaccinated people can be Asymoptomatic carriers.
Maybe, let them wear a mask. But keep the general rule 'symptoms->isolate'





US response to Covid has ultimately been like our response to school shootings: Once we decided unimaginable loss was a price worth paying for an imagined ideal of freedom, the number of deaths ceased to matter. We’d trade a million lives for our need to do exactly what we want.
Let’s hope climate change doesn’t go the same way and make it a billion lives.
Agreed...but don't hold your breath... 🙁
"We’d trade a million lives for our need to do exactly what we want."

I wish to quibble with this claim. I think a more accurate statement would be Our government is willing to trade any number of lives for what a vocal, ignorant, fearful, despicable, powerful minority wants.

The US is being held hostage by extremists because the sane among us are not willing to stand top to them.

The sane are a majority. But we have somehow been cowed by a bunch of maniacs who are protected by the moneyed class.

When the sane stand up to the moneyed, the insane will get what their worldview would grant them in a sane world.



#Guadeloupe
Massive rioting & an unlimited General Strike unleashed this week. Against the ruling class of one of France’s oldest colonies. The context is massive unemployment & a politically disenfranchised class. The bosses are calling it insurrection🔥





#Guadeloupe
Massive rioting & an unlimited General Strike unleashed this week. Against the ruling class of one of France’s oldest colonies. The context is massive unemployment & a politically disenfranchised class. The bosses are calling it insurrection🔥


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Y ghods, what an eyesore....not to mention a vehicular danger...



I'm frequently reminded of the French biochemist who had twins, so she baptized one and kept the other as a control.



I'm frequently reminded of the French biochemist who had twins, so she baptized one and kept the other as a control.




Amazing visit by @POTUS @VP @SecondGentleman @DrBiden on the last Thanksgiving at the old @dcck before we move into a new facility. The vision of @robertegger shines 35 years later thanks to leadership of @MikeCurtinDCCK proud to call this organization home!

https://twitter.com/scottbix/status/1463267156829814785


My sentiments exactly.

To reiterate my position on web3:
1. A decentralized, democratized system which rewards users for participating rather than concentrating rewards in early winners is a great idea.
2. None, zero, nil of the current web3 projects come anywhere close to doing this.




I wouldn't know because Apple's podcast app is such total shit I ditched it a long long time ago and would never go back. Whether it's incompetence or malice it's poor form on their part to trick users into giving their app reviews. theverge.com/2021/11/19/227…
sad. When using Google to search for a specific podcast, sometimes links to the distributors (like Apple) come up higher and you have to dig to find the actual producer's page.



Also bananas grow pointing "upwards" from the stalk to the tip.


Even though I already do this with my existing provider I think this could be a service I use since it would make the process easier and it will help me fund development at Mozilla and therefore on FireFox. techrepublic.com/article/mozill…
open a support ticket if your address gets blocked somewhere and people will resolve that.
@Dennis Schubert Just to confirm this does help fund FireFox and other Mozilla product development in the same way as paying for their Pocket and VPN services right? My primary goal is paying for FireFox annually, which I know is not possible to do directly for various reasons.
that is correct, money from services like Relay, VPN, and Pocket are revenue for Mozilla Corp, not donations to Mozilla Foundation. eventually(tm), there will also be a bundle offer, but I can't say when. 😀


#fediverse #pleroma #hubzilla #diaspora
Hey everyone. Here is a list of all the things each fediverse platform has and what advantages and disadvantages they have. I really only know Friendica, mastodon and pixelfed. Please add comments to the ones I may have got wrong and add any additional features something may have that I didn't know about. Trying to make a checklist that pairs people with the right platform based on what they care about. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FMwfsXEgbQfFOlvKYVAm9oh-v-OXg6hzcsBW_oqCmbA/edit?usp=sharing

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