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I'm Geoff. I have lived in parts of Texas, great lakes areas, and a new state.

I have a fine arts/nonprofit background but I write software now.

I'm interested in and will sometimes post about:


/ functional programming

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I joined witches.town in the winter/spring of 2017 and moved to cybre.space after

If you ask me, the real “pocket monster” is your phone. Hi, I’m Charlie Brooker, and this is Black Mirror

So I just sent this text to our upstairs neighbor who is also the landlord's son. The censored name in the text is a former roommate.

@velartrill @lachs0r You also forgot the whole thing where most American long-distance passenger rail (basically everything except for the northeast corridor and maybe some stuff on the west coast here and there?) is shared with freight service.

And by “shared with freight service”, I don’t mean it the way that that’s meant in Europe, where passenger traffic has priority. Oh no.

See, most of the rail lines that Amtrak runs on are owned by the private freight rail companies, because that business was still profitable, even though passenger rail wasn’t profitable. They’re required to allow Amtrak to use their lines, but the freight traffic has priority.

Basically, it’s the inverse of the UK situation of semi-public rail infrastructure and privatized passenger services. Except I don’t think Amtrak even gets compensated for a delay that the host railroad causes them, unlike the UK National Rail situation?

Hypothesis: There is a level of wealth that it is impossible to reach without exploiting others in a morally indefensible way; and even if one could, the effects of a person with that amount of power over others would be incompatible with a meaningfully free society

Hypothesis: Anything a philanthropist can give the world as a gift, the world should have had by rights

*designing a robot's eyes*

first scientist: "and i'm putting in some red LEDs, so that if it goes rogue we'll know"

second scientist: "why not just make it so that it automatically shuts down if it goes rogue"

first scientist: "fuck you"

Surprise, surprise, Raspberry Pi 4 has been launched!

Faster CPU, dual 4k HDMI support, up to 4GB RAM, USB type C, USB3 and (finally!) no more bottlenecking the ethernet port over USB2: full gigabit speeds!

Also: same old price 😍

Why was I stuck in traffic today?

Oh right, because GM bought up and destroyed almost all of America's streetcars

I brush my teeth like everyone else, one leg at a time

The reason why many people are taught to assume that everyone in the past was racist was because we aren't taught any older antiracist writers, which is an interesting thing to think about, that that's the way we're taught to think about the past. Really makes you wonder

electric motors are much more efficient and simple machines than combustion motors, and they accelerate much more quickly and regain energy through braking, making them ideal for frequent start-stop usage. thats exactly what buses do! so you get reduced maintenance costs across the fleet and better performance from the vehicles themselves. win-win

If she's your girl why's she wandering the crumbling halls of my mansion, whispering dark tales of tragedy at sea

ICE Raids are expected to start on Sunday in:

- Miami
- Atlanta
- Chicago
- Baltimore
- Denver
- Houston
- Los Angeles
- New Orleans
- New York City,
- San Francisco

If you are in any of these cities, please share this info 📢 #ProtectEachOther #Protejamonos

If you aren't a citizen, and you can, get the fuck out of those cities by tomorrow.

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saying "x isnt complicated" when somebody is having trouble with x is never helpful and pretty much never true. you just got used to it.

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CAR IS A FUCK
Ride Em All 1989
I am train man
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