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A quote i really really love 

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You know, as we worry about the future of international travel, I'll just put this out there- give me a solid wifi connection and some actual elbow room, and I'd happily spend a couple of days flying home on a solar powered zeppelin instead of taking a jet.

Can you imagine how quiet it would be too?

Like taking a sleeper train through the sky. I'm really about this idea.

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Inspiring Work from visual artist and music producer Rueben Wu @itsreuben@twitter.com
Aeroglyphs ongoing series of geometries traced by light carrying #drones in #space by reubenwu.com

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do you or do i know someone who i could consult regarding thermal design of Reform?

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Steven Universe is a children's show which replaces masculine power fantasy with an emotional maturity fantasy. Steven's entire superpower is being kind and understanding, and the show treats this with the same gravity and enthusiasm as other shows treat combat. This is a good and beautiful thing.

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public schools are just another good thing that's been poisoned by capitalism and apathetic authority pyramids

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Now that I am awake, let me once again wish everyone a good Stanislav Petrov Day. On which we remember that on this day in 1983 a Soviet soldier, at the cost of his job, exercised his common sense and prevented an accidental nuclear war.

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[EN] Hi there,

I set up the new domain http://switching.software which currently redirects to the web-archived version of #switchingsocial.

More to come :-)

I am desperately curious whether this result is a demonstration of general computation or yet another D-Wave style specialized applications only. I'm barely literate enough to be understand Aaronson's summary, so I'm not much help at answering that...

The Google+NASA quantum supremacy paper (in early preprint version as leaked from the NTRS server) is available at nextbigfuture.com/2019/09/here

And Scott Aaronson has reasonably balanced blog post about it at scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=4317

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i relate to this sentient spaceship way more than any human protagonist, why

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A new edition of the book Modern C is now available under a CC license via the following page

modernc.gforge.inria.fr/

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[DE] Nachtrag: Ich sehe grade, dass die Originalseite dank Wayback-Machine noch abrufbar ist:

[EN] Addition: I just noticed that the English version can still be found via wayback machine:

https://web.archive.org/web/20190915101437/https://switching.social/
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"In practice, free software has attained this utopian ideal in only a limited scope. ... [Because of] unwillingness to address barriers other than IP, free software caters almost exclusively to professional developers looking for a free drop-in replacement for a commercial product to use in the course of their lucrative work creating other commercial products. Utopia for the few is a kind of dystopia."

Wowwwwwwwie web.archive.org/web/2019092003

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Wow I just found out that color printers add coded dots onto every page you print so that it can be traced back to where and when it was printed. Umm.... did anyone else know about this en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_

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