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Playing around with Wolfram Alpha has taught me that there are some really nice alternative interpretations of units.

The temperature outside is 2.647×10-5 kiloelectronvolts per Boltzmann constant.


@tschak909, Thomas Cherryhomes, tweets:

And here we go. World's simplest Mastodon client for #atari8bit written in Atari BASIC, using #Fujinet's built in JSON parser. Yes that is all the code. #retrocomputing

#Atari #BASIC

What's the deal with US murder power connectors? See how the connector is exposed even when plugged in?

How can this be legal? Why don't these connectors have some non-conductive material at the bottom of the plug?

Does anyone know what seed this is? I found it under a tree in east coast park in Singapore, and there were several others under the same tree. I don't know think I've ever seen one like this before.

I haven't been to east coast in a while. I passed by because I had to go to a bike shop here.

Just look at the number of cargo ships.

Back in around 2000 there was this belief that the "digital economy" was fundamentally different from the traditional economy.

I don't want to rehash my experience on the topic, but I reworked an earlier fediverse post on this into a blog post:

Suffice it to say that even former ministers of finance had this belief.

Turns out that 20 years of hindsight still haven't stopped people from thinking that putting think on a computer fundamentally changes the nature economic forces.

I was reading this article:

In it we can find this quote:

'“In many respects, the collapse of UST is basically an old-fashioned bank run for the digital currency era, which makes it kind of fascinating that we’re replaying some of the kinds of crises that we’ve had in the traditional analog financial world in the digital world,” he says.'

What I really think is interesting is how people think that using an asset itself as collateral is somehow less bad because a blockchain is used to make it.


Not knowing something is not something one should be proud of. This applies equally to things like maths, physics or regexes.

If you're a programmer, knowing basic regexp should be assumed. Don't be like the people who go "I don't know how to estimate 10% of some number. ha ha, maths is hard"

Clarification: I'm not saying it's wrong to not know something. I'm saying that don't be proud of the fact that you refuse to learn it.

Me: seeing an article on HN about tether (finally) losing value, maybe?

Also me: clicking on the link to a forum post on something called intercoin

No going anywhere me: starting to read and the second paragraph after explaining why not having backing for your stable asset is bad:

"Intercoin should be different as it can be “backed by” the community currencies themselves"

Yeah... No.

Wow. The only thing that worked on m.s was named links. The rest looks horrible.

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Testing bold text and some italics and some quoting:

This is a quoted message

And here is some code, and a full code block:

This is some code
New line here

What about named links: Some link.

How about some underline text? Or -overstrike- perhaps.

What about foobar? Or a whole stack aaabbbcccdddeeefff. Or this abcdef.

Bulleted lists:

  • This is one entry
  • Here is another
  • More text
  • Hello

I also want to see how m.s. renders large messages, so I will include some extra text here:

Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test
Foo Test

OK, that should do it. What about headers?

This is level 1

Level 2 header

Some text

Foo test

Test test


Some more test

Is there such a thing as sub-poll?

When did you start using Linux?

@jens Empathy is what makes us human. It it is what separates us from the psychopaths that hunt us.

Shutting down well-intentioned discussion with "are you X? No? Then you could never understand, so don't try" helps no one.

It leads to a situation where we can't openly discuss issues or try to help each other.


- You are not supposed to use your nose when speaking
- Years of conjugating verbs yet no real-world use found for Passé simple
- Wanted to have complex grammar rules anyway for a laugh? We had a tool for that: It was called Latin
- "Nous allâmes au restaurant et fûtes très ravi mais le serveur voulut que je payasse avec carte" – Statements dreamed up by the utterly Deranged

Android programmers, have you seen this behaviour with the Android emulator?

Star Trek Strange New Worlds

So I watched the fist episode yesterday. Like someone else said, this is possibly the first Star Trek media that actually feels like Star Trek since Enterprise. In fact, it's better than Enterprise.

Of course, there is an almost infinite number of ways they can completely mess this up, but this was promising.

There seems to be references to Discovery which I never finished watching (I watched the first season, was very unimpressed so I decided to watch all the other Star Trek before finishing it. I'm on the last season of Enterprise now, and then I only have The Animated Series left).

In statistical mechanics the key function describing any system is its 'partition function' - I'll explain that soon.

Imagine a gas of 'primons', one for each prime, and say the primon p has energy ln(p). The partition function of this gas is the Riemann zeta function!


Raving about EV's 

Per km, my new EV costs one 5'th of the old petrol car. And that car was quite economical.

Which programming language has the most complicated type system. Among the well known languages it may be Haskell? Among the less known languages I suppose it's ATS?

But are there other contenders to the number one spot?

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