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It's kind of funny in retrospect that the programming language whose mantra was "There Should Be Only One Way To Do It" featured two separately maintained, incompatible, versions of itself for 11 years.

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TIL about an interesting but also weird art project in the German town of Halberstadt

They’re playing „Organ^2/ASLSP“ by John Cage on an organ at such a slow speed that it’ll take 639 years for the song to be finished

The first switch of chord is scheduled to happen tomorrow, September 5, 2020

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The fact that Doc from back to the future pronounces it "Jiggawatts" suggests he's only ever read it, and that he's entirely self-taught

i am absolutely spellbound by Ted Chiang’s short stories, a definite must read if you are into sci-fi

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Many dogs, cats
Many flowers, parks
Why
Why so many parks
Flowers, cats, dogs

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"trusted advertising partners" is the new "clean coal"

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I like to think of Mastodon as Twitter's shadow realm: mysterious, parallel but not quite touching, anyone with accounts on both can call themselves a planeswalker

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swear to god if I ever learn what monads are they better not be functions wrapping functions or some bullshit

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"To keep reading this story, create a free account"

if you are on ios and looking for a good git client, look no further than working copy, extremely good software

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When Britney declaims "You better work, bitch," she evinces a fascist, anti-labor ethos of the dancefloor; her promises of a Maserati and a Bugatti are the rags-to-riches lie of USian capitalism which so much of the working class aspires to achieve despite persistently low class mobility. Her alignment with Capital is made clear in the fourth verse: "I make the governor call me the governor." In this essay,

crazy how the brain works, needed a calculator and instinctually searched for the “bc” on my phone

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