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I've been reorganizing my disk backups for the last week because they became too haphazard--a random mixture of external drives, replicas, and cloud storage buckets. Show more

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If you're a computer programmer and you've heard of the Dat protocol but looked at the docs and still scratched your head (I was there myself a few months back), there's a new guide that explains in very clear, very detailed language what Dat is and how it works.

Just to be clear, I do not recommend it for non-programmers as that is not the intended audience but I *highly* recommend it for programmers:

datprotocol.github.io/how-dat-

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I originally posted this on :birdsite: because somehow I assumed people on Mastodon would know… :flan_wink:

Stanford has published on Youtube 111_{10}¹ lectures by Donald Knuth:

youtube.com/playlist?list=PL94

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¹ given the subject I thought specifying the base was relevant.

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#FreeCAD 0.18's Part workbench gets new "Explode compound" and "Slice apart" commands.

We know, we're supposed to be in feature freeze, but we couldn't stop ourselves! Thanks to DeepSOIC for these additions!

forum.freecadweb.org/viewtopic

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"I think that it’s extraordinarily important that we in computer science keep fun in computing. When it started out, it was an awful lot of fun. Of course, the paying customers got shafted every now and then, and after a while we began to take their complaints seriously. We began to feel as if we really were responsible for the successful, error-free perfect use of these machines. …

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@clacke As I get older I feel more strongly that one should not idolize people, regardless of how great they seem. Idols seem to always disppoint. Also, it's unfair to require humans to be super-humanly good in every way, just because they're good in one way.

If someone does something excellent, appreciate them for that, but don't assume they're excellent in every other way. If they happen to also do, or have done, something bad, condemn that, in a proportional and just amount.

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essay about software Show more

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Say hello to the furthest object we’ve ever explored: 2014 MU69! Only 4,000,000,000 miles away from us.

Also the first Classical Cold Kuiper Belt Object studied close up. New Horizons flew by it at 12:32am EST New Year’s Day.

These images were taken at ~50,000km, an hour away from closest approach. Based on resolution here, team is predicting 35m/pixel from closest approach images, which will come soon.

Favorite quote from Philip Ball's book _Beyond Weird_ about interpretations of : "But in quantum mechanics, Ifs are fundamental. Is there an Isness beneath the Ifness?" books.google.com/books?id=-3hv

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