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Mars looks the way you would expect a planet to look. Mercury looks like a moon. Venus looks like a smudge but it's believable that a planet with a bunch of thick atmosphere would like like that. But Jupiter and Saturn? Like wtf you could not make this up

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Falcon has been flying for years and it still fails its propulsive landing on occasion, meanwhile parachute recovery of crew capsules has been successful with only a single exception

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Write your website like your user has a 300KB/s connection because millions of us do

Current work status: getting way too into writing custom ESLint rules. I just wrote my first fixer, and it does clever things about indentation that it should probably not be doing 😅

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NASA/Perseverance 

I was thinking yesterday about what the camera system would need to look like to get this shot yesterday... not knowing that they had done it.

I am sooo in love with this image.

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#NASA JPL live #Perseverance #Mars landing clean feed if you don't want commentary and just want calm soothing audio from Mission Control: youtu.be/kPrbJ63qUc4

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I'm open for #commissions ^.^ I mostly do mandalas, and can incorporate different elements (flowers, symbology, though I'm not good at animals or people), but I also do abstract work and floral illustrations (like words surrounded by botanicals).

Prices include shipping and are roughly, depending on complexity:

A5: $40 USD
A4: $80 USD
A3: $150 USD
A2: $250 USD

With an extra $15 for registered mail with a tracking number.

Email: delsdoodlesart@gmail.com ^.^

#MastoArt

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shitty person death 

I grew up with the Rush Limbaugh show as a regular fixture in the house and on the car ride to school and back.

He was a vile human who utterly and thoroughly committed his life to making the world a worse, more selfish place, and was sadly rather successful at doing so.

Good riddance, he shall not be missed. I'm glad his ability to affect and infect our world directly is no more.

I'm not an afterlife kinda guy, but may his legacy forever be nothing but a mark of shame, may his memory be forgotten except as a warning.

We use a platform called Aptible at work that I use somewhat infrequently.

Thanks to a wide range of sci-fi stories, I invariably try to type it as "ansible" the first couple times and have to stare at the screen for a few seconds to remember what the heck our deployment platform is actually called.

Now I wanna read Hyperion again. Also, I just looked it up and (re-)learned that the term was originally coined by LeGuin, rad!

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did we ever find out if they were giants or not

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no, computers werent a mistake

no, the internet wasnt a mistake

the mistake was letting capitalism have control of these things

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Doing an all-call: Looking for BIPOC in the fields of environmental science/policy/justice/education. Reason: I have had only one BIPOC professor, and only one peer in my department, and I'll finish my BS soon. I want to know it's possible to look like me out there. boostable

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If you don't know anything about a subject and someone asks you about it, the best thing to do is either say "I don't know" or keep your gob shut, because any opinion you present will be, in the *absolute* best-case scenario, worthless.

Computer programs (or, if you're a journalist, "algorithms") don't actually know anything about anything, they're just mouthy digital dickheads who'll serve up something they think looks like information. They don't even know what information IS.

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computer nonsense, regexes, arcane computer magic 

Also, disclaimers: this is for a very limited-scope one-off bash kludge, I do not care how robust it is, and also please never do this in any context where someone else might have to read your code. I guarantee there's a built-in or readily-available library method in practically every language to do this. Heck, there might be a standard bash util I'm not aware of!

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computer nonsense, regexes, arcane computer magic 

Much of my early coding was in Perl, so I have been writing regular expressions for well over a decade now, and as a result am very good at reading and writing them. None of that means they feel one bit less like arcane magic.

This brought to you by my quick and dirty snake-case to CamelCase conversion:

perl -p -e 's/\b-?(\w)/\U\1/g'

Like, it works and I can parse it out but is sure is impenetrable at first glance for such a simple transformation!

(I strongly prefer the second - the short version is that worrying about extra spaces in the DOM is optimizing for tidiness in the stuff we don’t see or care about, at the cost of tidiness in the stuff we do see and care about)

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Discovered today I have a surprisingly strong opinion on

<div class="foo{{if cond " bar" " baz"}}">
vs
<div class="foo {{if cond "bar" "baz"}}">

...fortunately I _think_ I'm the only one on the team with a _strong_ opinion, and I can express it well 😅

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I don't believe in gender, but I don't NOT believe in gender, either.

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