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File sharing website: "you must wait for 30 seconds to download this file"

Me: I grew up with dial up speeds. I can wait aaaaaaall night

This also ties in to my general hate for visible branding in clothes. I'm paying for clothes, not to become a walking advertisement. If you want a walking advertisement, *you* pay *me*

I will wear almost any piece of clothing that's given to me for free, including company t-shirts, hoodies, etc. But I find it baffling that people actively ask to buy merchandise of their own company.

The company is supposed to give money to you, not the other way around!

Me, 3 years ago: "Finally Friday! I can rest for a few days! :blobaww: "
Me, now, a dad: "Yes, finally Monday, I can rest at work :blobaww:... 😭"

Today I finally uninstalled the Twitter app from my phone. Couldn't deal with the constant outrage anymore.

I'll stay in the fediverse, though, as you beautiful people make this a wonderful place to be. Thank you for being awesome

"Instead, we propose using the squared Frobenius norm of the Hessian as a smoothness energy"

They're just making this shit up as they go, aren't they?

Source: cs.columbia.edu/cg/hessians/

Months ago, someone brought the cassette tape to the office. Today, someone brought a cassette *player* they found in the trash.

We're now programming while listening to I Believe In Miracles by Hot Chocolate on a cassette player hooked up to a TV. I love this

Well, the toothpaste tube decided to burst on one side and now I have a toothpaste "bag" instead. Unsure as to how to proceed. Suggestions?

My God this video is amazing.
The sublime use of complex technology for something totally absurd. I love it!
youtu.be/5TFDG-y-EHs

Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.

Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.

Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".

Once again, flying to San Francisco to confer about games and their development. If you're around and want to talk, send me a message!

Watching BBC documentary on WWII.
"It's estimated that over 300,000 civilians died during a 6-week orgy of rape and murder, at the hands of the Japanese troops"

Five seconds later: "The worst incident was when they bombed an American ship and killed 50 crewmen"

What. The. Fuck.

The worst incident was 50 Americans killed, and not 300 fucking thousand Chinese??? WAT?

Last time I charged my Nintendo DS was 3 years ago. I just turned it on, and not only it boots, but it reports 100% loaded battery.

What the hell are those batteries made of????

I'm enjoying some of the episodes in Love, Death & Robots, but I'm slightly disappointed that "adult" and "nsfw" apparently just means "as many naked women as the story will allow".

I mean, hetero guy here, I definitely enjoy naked women. But I find it ridiculous that they're fine with showing a fully exposed woman, but as soon as a dick is gonna be on screen they go "hold it right there! That dick ain't gonna ruin this shot!"

Seriously? 🙄

Radical thought: what if hiring decisions were bottom up instead of top down?

What if you said "I want this person as my boss", instead of "I want this person under me"?

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