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@Pixdigit the first of those sounds like a daft punk song, and the second one sounds like BopIt.

I don't even know what this is supposed to be about, but almost on that basis alone, I am intrigued.

@pludikovsky I remember seeing a haiku version of this on a poster or something. I think there, the middle line was, "There's no way it's DNS."

@cpsdqs I bet even those immediately find a new question to drive them absolutely up a wall


The {Weak-Strong} Bashir-Worf Hypothesis states that the way you speak {Influences-Determines} what your DS9 cosplay should be

@devurandom did they not already? i don't know many animes, but i woulda guessed there'd be some by now.
Guess i'll just stay here in my corner with my piccolo headcanon.

@Elizafox i'm pretty sure i remember asking my parents that when i was a kid in the nineties.

vaguely considering making separate accounts for each of the headmates/facets/whatevers. It's easier to feel like you exist when you can see other people noticing you exist? And that's a thing we sometimes feel like we're missing. So maybe having a place we can be ourselves individually might come in handy. But then we gotta do the whole But Which Instance Do We Join thing all over again... at least three times...

and that's not even starting trying to figure out profile pics lol

@lawremipsum @RyunoKi I have heard, do *not* be in a vehicle, because it can be blown around. But I guess if you have too short of notice to get far enough from the vehicle, I'm not sure if being *in* the vehicle might be better than *near* it where it might blow on top of you?

@SigmaOne Because most websites are made by people who don't know what they're doing? Which by itself wouldn't be a problem, if they at least knew who to ask to help them.

what does "exist" mean? 

@victoria When he mentioned the decoherence and the "branching" that part stopped making sense.

It had the same feeling as from the probability things he's suggesting we throw out. What if this is *also* a thing we should throw out?

Then at the end, the expert said, "you have to remember, that the whole idea of 'branching' is just a human convenience."

In the context of the other things he said just before that, I'm not sure if he realizes the extent of what he said at that moment. Or maybe he does but doesn't think the audience is ready to think about it.

Based on how the video is structured, I certainly don't think the *host* noticed.

This is a video I've seen before, but I am very glad to have been reminded of it, and to have rewatched it.

what does "exist" mean? 

@victoria I especially like the line about "there *is* only one wave function: the wave function of the entire universe!"
I remember this being mentioned early in my partial differential equations class and i had one of those "ooooo Big Truth" moments.
i like remembering times when i have had that feeling.

what does "exist" mean? 

So, Schrodinger's cat.

Both alive and dead until you open the box. Then it's one or the other.

Things change when we observe them.

But if something never gets observed...

does it still exist?

Remember when it was cool that your spare compute power could be used to look for aliens or cure cancer instead of creating digital money?

@charlotte Sounds like one I heard, "A mathematician is a machine for converting coffee into theorems." 😁

For those hosting your own email servers,

What is your favorite server? I'm looking for an open source one with antivirus integration.

Please boost if you know someone who hosts an email server

attempting to somewhat reign in an infodump, with less success than desired 

@Froggo Project to setup from scratch.

attempting to somewhat reign in an infodump, with less success than desired 

@Froggo best, because in my interactions with it, its logs and its queue interaction commands are the easiest (for me) to use. It is highly configurable, but since I've never hand-configured it before, I don't know how much of A Project it is to setup from scratch. But I do feel that its documentation is very extensive and (for me) feels easy to absorb things from when I need it.

* For imap/pop3, most of my experience is with dovecot, and some courier. The kinds of issues I tend to need to diagnose usually don't involve them as directly, but they feel less different than the smtp ones. However, dovecot does have its doveadm commands which sometimes come in handy. Its documentation website feels (to me) a bit clunkier and harder to find the right page in than exim's, but I think it might also be in the process of being reorganized, so that might improve. But, I also have not hand-configured dovecot, so that might also be A (...)

attempting to somewhat reign in an infodump, with less success than desired 

@Froggo that is; they can use it for spam too. Consider having some sort of password strength enforcement. Bruteforce protection might be a good idea. As an extra precaution, possibly even something to lock out an account if there is a sudden drastic increase in outbound mail volume.

* If you haven't already, learn basic DNS. So many things about the mail process rely on DNS, often a few different record types. If you have your own domain, you'd ideally know a little DNS already, but you probably need to know a little more about it for mail than you do for "just" a website. Even if you're not running the DNS server yourself, you'll need to know what to set the records to, (or what to tell the person to set them to, who sets them for you) whereever it is the DNS is served from.

* As for software, on the smtp side of things, most of my experience is with exim, with some qmail and postfix. Of those, I personally like exim the (...)

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