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being in tech is fun because you can make the most idiotic stupid bullshit and rest assured that some asshole dudebro down in silicon valley will come up with something ten times worse

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anyone wanna play scrabble? my ISC handle is initializi

( i guess)

you know how movies have that guy who you mentally scream at to do something and they don't? yeah that's me

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the cameras are like a jillion meters away what the fuck

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how the fuck do satellite images look so good

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@diane_a@pluspora.com:

❝Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.❞ — Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE

• Cecilia Payne won a scholarship to Cambridge.

• Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said to heck with that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

• Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

• Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne — after telling her not to publish).

• Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

• Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard and the first woman to head a science department at Harvard. She also inspired entire generations of women to take up science.

• Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

i keep listening to music i used to not really like and wondering why i used to not really like it

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it goes like this:
the fourth, the fifth,
the minor fall,
and the major lift;
the baffled king composing
despacito!

despacito,
despacito,
despacito,
despaciiiiiiiito

giving up after an hour of trying to figure out what the current meta is

the worst thing about the so called "political compass" is that it encourages you to pick a spot on this 2d plane and *then* learn about what people who also picked that spot believe and. no. don't do that

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pi =

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Thinking about the fact that some people seem to believe literally all mental health problems would just go away without capitalism

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why is one more time the daft punk song that everyone's playing rn

that's like. the opposite of what they announced

this also works if you interpret windows as the glass things and not the operating system

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