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Heavy spoilers for the Ancillary Mercy 

Heavy spoilers for the Ancillary Mercy including the ending. 

Heavy spoilers for the Ancillary Mercy 

Setting spoliers for the Ann Leckie Radch Series 

Setting spoliers for the Ann Leckie Radch Series 

Setting spoliers for the Ann Leckie Radch Series 

I read second book of Ann Leckie in Raadch series, and listened to third one. Now listening to Provenance (which is set in the same universe apparently).

I will do some (increasingly spoiling) remarks in thread from this post.

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"Excuse me, can you donate?"
If you stop, you are already losing time. You generally lose less if you just swipe a thumb on the machine to donate time, and leave them.
It's usually set to only one minute.
I glance down, see the '1' and swipe.
And stagger, as I lose a whole year.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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Got an OK to post this. This is a piece I did a while ago for @/GameOnAnthology zine on twitter!

Kick starter➡ t.co/azR00ZyA2k

#pixelart #mastoart t.co/dAcR9JmQNZ

Uspol subtoot / health care 

Uspol subtoot / health care 

Uspol / climate / grim and cynical 

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people were talking about the millennium bug recently, well it turns out a lot of the fixes just delayed the problem to 2020

"Programmers wanting to avoid the Y2K bug had two broad options: entirely rewrite their code, or adopt a quick fix called “windowing”, which would treat all dates from 00 to 20, as from the 2000s, rather than the 1900s. An estimated 80 per cent of computers fixed in 1999 used the quicker, cheaper option."

"Those systems that used the quick fix have now reached the end of that window, and have rolled back to 1920. Utility company bills have reportedly been produced with the erroneous date 1920, while tens of thousands of parking meters in New York City have declined credit card transactions because of the date glitch."

newscientist.com/article/22292

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I'm not even exaggerating

> 'Completely unsustainable': How streaming and other data demands take a toll on the environment

cbc.ca/news/technology/data-ce

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You have to admit, even the environmental case for BitTorrent-heavy media consumption is compelling

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Random excerpt from scientific paper:

"Here we report that, after adequate practice, 2 university students substantially outperformed the chimpanzee."[1]

[1]: link.springer.com/article/10.3

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