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EE misinfo, USpol vitriol 

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"voice dysphoria isn't real" we assure ourselves as we close our eyes and get into ham radio

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Tech recruiters on LinkedIn be like, "Hello, gay trans. Do you want to move to a state that has no HRT clinics and horrific laws aimed at you, specifically? Well come on down 'cause we have the job for you!"

semiconductor companies can't cook. all they know is cause disaster, hide the datasheet, bicker over intellectual property, sell hot chip & lie

the No True Scotsman fallacy, but it's arguing that there are No True Scotsmen, Period. the order Scotsidae, known as the True Scotsmen, went extinct a long time ago; all currently-extant Scotsmen are actually more closely related to weasels and other Mustelids than they are to the True Scotsmen lineage

the database has its own dedicated M.2 SSD with an ext4 filesystem on it. that does only hold 4 billion files... but there's no way our database managed to saturate that, is there??

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pleroma machine broke

ominous warnings about being "out of file descriptors"

doing a vacuum, crossing our fingers

we really, really don't like rdbmses

heyyyy bandcamp are doing that thing again today where they waive their fees, it's a wonderful time to buy some choons from artists you like

and hey what about maybe one of those artists is powderpaint?? and maybe my solo stuff too?? :blobcat:

powderpaint.bandcamp.com/
envelopegenerator.bandcamp.com

💜

you wouldn't download a Type-97N/Green computational-neurological polyconceptual memetic pathogen

meta, tangential from transphobic rhetoric 

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meta, tangential from transphobic rhetoric 

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meta, tangential from transphobic rhetoric 

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meta, tangential from transphobic rhetoric 

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mocking transphobic rhetoric 

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mocking transphobic rhetoric 

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mocking transphobic rhetoric 

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mocking transphobic rhetoric 

this was the immediate aftermath

it happened the moment we stuck a stir rod in to try to keep the bubbles from exploding.

whoops.

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once we made a joule thief out of a low-threshold surfacemount MOSFET and two very loosely-coupled discrete inductors (increasing the coupling actually made it worse; if you brought a piece of mu-metal near, it would shut down entirely). it ran at too high a frequency to hear or see, and could keep an LED lit all the way down to 0.1 volts. we lost our circuit diagram for it, sadly, and don't remember how exactly it worked.

guess we were only destined to make the one, for now.

it now stands somewhere in the electronics lab at the university we once attended, attached to a D cell and, to our knowledge, still glowing.

it was a very small explosion, much too small to be dangerous, which scattered little gobbets of titanium dioxide all over our room

absolute agony to clean up

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