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It is pretty fascinating seeing how Greg Cannon's AI Tetris agent was able to break the NES Tetris game. I'm pretty impressed it handled overflows as well as it did. youtube.com/watch?v=l_KY_E…




Began questioning myself when i see people post "happy #Hannakah" or "happy #Ramadan". Why don't i? Should i to be inclusive or does it appear too performative? I know a couple people on here who celebrate either, and being Midwest raised i know jack all about either from any personal experience, just what I've read in an impersonal way. Then i realized i don't ever post any holiday greetings in general. I do that privately. So instead i will say that i as a non believer have your back to practice as you choose without prejudice so long as It's not pushed on the rest of us. I think that is a much more genuine and helpful statement
I'm married to a man who is epically Holiday Impaired (his term)

...never handled a beading needle, eh? Moron. (yes, while doing bead embroidery with the tiny seed beads one CAN poke oneself. It's the only reason I had to get a freakin Tetanus shot!




UK, Germany and Italy latest to find infections of new coronavirus variant as South Africa condemns travel curbs.




The fact that some people can't distinguish between etymology and entomology bugs me in ways I can't put into words.




#JohnnyCash was a guest star on Sesame Street episode 521 filmed in 1980.

Here he is holding his daughter @rosannecash up to meet Big Bird.

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#JohnnyCash was a guest star on Sesame Street episode 521 filmed in 1980.

Here he is holding his daughter @rosannecash up to meet Big Bird.

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Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News has been labelled as the "Bullshit Factory" by Jim Acosta.

For good reason too. They were heavily promoting Trump's FALSE conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.

They have misled their viewers about Covid-19 & the vaccine.

#DemVoice1

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https://twitter.com/OccupyDemocrats/status/1419823089169301504



Give me thumbs up and retweet if you think Colin Kaepernick is a HERO 💪

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Give me thumbs up and retweet if you think Colin Kaepernick is a HERO 💪

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Oh look more fascists posing as "libertarians". This time from an actual official account of the Libertarian Party, aka the spicy version of the Republican Party

https://twitter.com/LPNH/status/1464432296728092674



Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News has been labelled as the "Bullshit Factory" by Jim Acosta.

For good reason too. They were heavily promoting Trump's FALSE conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.

They have misled their viewers about Covid-19 & the vaccine.

#DemVoice1

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https://twitter.com/OccupyDemocrats/status/1419823089169301504





Without Rupert Murdoch's FOX - there's no Dubya, no forever wars killing >5,000 of my Brothers and Sisters.

Without FOX, there's no Trump**. No 800,000 COVID dead.

Without FOX - our National Debt is about $20 Trillion less.

Maybe you should read more.

#Masks

https://twitter.com/brettachapman/status/1464756706681004039



@MayoIsSpicyy Rupert Murdoch and his fascist propaganda in Fox News, being played everyday, is destroying American democracy.

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Without Rupert Murdoch's FOX - there's no Dubya, no forever wars killing >5,000 of my Brothers and Sisters.

Without FOX, there's no Trump**. No 800,000 COVID dead.

Without FOX - our National Debt is about $20 Trillion less.

Maybe you should read more.

#Masks

https://twitter.com/brettachapman/status/1464756706681004039



Pair programmers waiting for @github to come back online so they can pull the latest

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Alternating between watching vids on how to transition programs from Windows 1.0 to 11 (yes literally), history and programming ENIAC #retrocomputing stuff *and* what will hopefully be my first Dart package lol. #dartlang #programming



And here's an artist's impression of the moment the two spaceships - Soviet and American - joined in orbit. Love the pic. So gloriously Seventies! Like a movie poster - except it all actually happened. @ColdWarPod coldwarconversations.com/episode210/

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I find it amazing that Soyuz still flies mostly unchanged. Great design that simply works.







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.