you know what's cool? papers about raptor pursuit strategies
https://www.pnas.org/content/114/51/13495 - "Terminal attack trajectories of peregrine falcons are described by the proportional navigation guidance law of missiles"
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-10454-z - "Hawks steer attacks using a guidance system tuned for close pursuit of erratically manoeuvring targets"
by the way the Museum of Mathematics is putting on a lecture about the mathematics of bird flight at http://avianzoom.momath.org/
I've run a big text adventure for thirteen years (at one point briefly it was the biggest text adventure!) and if there's one thing I've about managing a big online community in that time that I'd choose to pass on as a warning to others, it's this: remove the people who don't like being there.
Some folks just don't like the place, or they liked it once and they don't anymore, and that's fine.
You'd think they'd just go somewhere else, and most do, but some don't, and those folks are AWFUL.
re ongoing rust/python cryptography discourse, https://www.reddit.com/r/rust/comments/lfysy9/pythons_cryptography_package_introduced_build/gmq9vi8/
and it was on this day that I learned:
> Linux provides a file called /proc/self/mem which can be used by a program to modify its own memory
Compiler developer and Wikipedia admin.
Segmentation fault (core dumped)
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