1,000 years in the future, linguists use the ancient program Google Translate (now defunct) to understand 21st century Early Common (then called "Modern English")

If I was the Internet wild and free/
All I'd want is you to be my HTTP

"standup meeting" appears to be somewhat ableist. maybe "huddle" is better?

Linux User in 1999: I wish this OS just *worked*

Linux User in 2022: This distro is too easy, it just *works*

If humans could digest lignin and cellulose, we'd be unstoppable.

Today I helped someone with a bad cURL request. They were concatenating the command from several strings, none of which had a space before/after the string.

That made me think of the space character, how it's like the concept of "zero". We used to write "scriptio continua", with no spaces or punctuation. According to Wikipedia, "Spaces were not used to separate words in Latin until roughly 600–800 AD." (the Western Roman Empire ended in 476 AD). Anentirecivilizationswordsallrunningtogether.

T'Pring: "Spock, I do not like hijinx."

Spock: "In that, we are in agreement. But it appears hijinx are the most logical course of action."

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S1E5

right-clicking to paste in a terminal window is the best

Spare a thought for the legions of programmers working behind the scenes to make work.

* troubleshooting transporters, forced to test in production
* fixing buggy food replicators remotely
* yet another system became sentient
* bridge viewscreen keeps showing feeds from the holodeck

Fireworks terrify dogs, causing them to run away and get lost. Fireworks also seriously disturb wildlife.

The human body makes 2 to 3 liters of hydrochloric acid every day according to the February 2012 issue of ChemMatters (American Chemical Society).

We have more in common with xenomorphs than we think…

Dear Clipboard,

When have I ever preferred the source formatting? It's a neat trick, but stop it.

Happy Solstice!

Today, think of all the ways Earth moves through space (wobble, spin, orbit).

Turnips will never succeed as a currency. They're for bros with more Bells than they know what to do with.

"I just want to say one word to you. Just one word…Plastics…There's a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?"

Show older
Mastodon for Tech Folks

This Mastodon instance is for people interested in technology. Discussions aren't limited to technology, because tech folks shouldn't be limited to technology either!