i am what you would refer to as "a catch"

as in "i caught this thing in my kitchen, covered in peanut butter, rooting through my snacks"

And instead, what did he find? He found a very constricted world. A world in which everybody lived rather...rather not very lavish lives. You know, they dressed in homespun, and they walked everywhere, and they worried a lot about what the next meal would be. And so he said to them "What is this?" he says. "You guys are leading such a constricted lives. What's all this futurism I expected?"

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And he stayed there five thousand years, and then woke up unharmed. Oh, give or take a few months; I mean, you know, you can't be too exact on a thing like this. And he somehow thought that he was going to come out and see a very futuristic world with all kinds of extremely super-modernistic devices flying through the air, and magical food pills and all that.

asimovonline.com/oldsite/futur

I just recently realised, that proprietary social networks are not social networks but entertainment networks. That's why at least my friends have a hard time switching to mastodon or pixelfed. People expect to be highly entertained the first second they enter the network and kept that way all the time. Being confronted with a network that is stripped from all these addictive tools is a massive cultural clash.

RT @GordyPls@twitter.com

ICMP IS NOT, NOR WAS IT EVER, NOR WILL IT EVER BE, AN OPTIONAL EXTRA IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF NETWORKS. STOP BLOCKING PING YOU ANXIETY RIDDLED SHITHEADS.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/GordyPls/status/14

mastodon in theory: decentralized twitter

mastodon in practice: what if we pooled ten different early-2000s opinionated web forums together into a thunderdome

Anybody here know a good dev shop that works in Go?

The Jackpot: The mundane cataclysm of modernity itself. It is hundreds of millions of people driving to the supermarket in their SUVs, flying six times a year, and eating medicated animals for dinner.

wiki.xxiivv.com/site/collapse.

Pino is ready to head back out, now that we have a working engine. Tomorrow we'll stock up for a couple of days-worth, and point north!

Here's the whole engine rebuild story!

100r.co/site/engine_rebuild.ht

@deianeira lesson was, the harder the drillbit, the harder your life will be when it breaks inside the hole..

Fedi level 0: Hear about Mastodon from someone.
Fedi level 1: Join an instance.
Fedi level 2: Run an instance.
Fedi level 3: Switch AP software due to Opinions and/or Discourse.
Fedi level 4: Write your own AP implementation.

"Appeals to decentralization too often fail to contend with the power structures that can take hold of supposedly liberatory projects."
reallifemag.com/reconnected/

Urmila Mahadev spent eight years in graduate school solving one of the most basic questions in quantum computation: How do you know whether a quantum computer has done anything quantum at all?

She does this with some incredibly clever tricks borrowing from cryptography.

quantamagazine.org/graduate-st #crypto #compsci #quantum #woot

I’m surprised we don’t have more obsidian / obsidian publish users on here. It doesn’t have the style of many of your wikis, but it sure is an elegant ecosystem. obsidian.md

As the lunar nodal precession cycle advances, it sometimes leads to higher high tides, and other times it leads to lower high tides. Right now, we're at a point in the Moon's place in the cycle which tends to diminish the reach of high tide, **which masks sea level rise**.

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