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"Hello, yes, can you send help? I think I just turned my cursor into a railgun"

I'm contributing to this GPU-accelerated Vim GUI, and I'm laughing my ass off because I added small cursor animations when you change mode (normal, insert, etc), and now my cursor looks like a fucking rocket, leaving sonic booms behind it 😄

After three years of being a dad, I can only say The Oatmeal absolutely nailed this one

Actual conversation

Wife: are you an instrument of Satan?
Kid: YES!
Wife: well that explains some things...

This 99% Invisible fails to answer the question of who wrote "Who Let The Dogs Out," but it does answer whether the chorus is "who let the dogs out" followed by barking, or followed by ever more desperate inquiries of "who??" and that's all I really wanted

Yes, of course I want a rotary cell phone.

The power switch is an actual slide switch. No holding down a stupid button to make it turn off and not being sure it really is turning off or what.

Ever wanted to do SQL injection into a Google product? Apparently the secret word is... "pumice"

The Czech Central Social Institution in Prauge, has 18 blocks of file cabinets 25 high, 20 across, and 3 metres deep, for 9,000 cabinets totalling 27 km in linear storage.

What's that in bytes?

A typewritten page, double-spaced, at 10 cpi, has about 2 KB of characters. You can fit about 150 pages/in (60pages/cm). At a 2/3 fill factor, the entire room is about 210 GB of storage. At capacity, nearer 375 GB.

There are 1 TB microSD cards.

You can hide this building under your pinkie nail.

In military equestrian statues, number of hooves on the ground means different things:

- All hooves on ground: rider died in bed

- 3 hooves: rider died of battle wounds

- 2 hooves: rider died in battle

- 1 hoof: horse was drunk, tripped and fell on rider, crushing him

- 0 hooves: horse jumped off a cliff rather than having that asshole riding it another minute

Git is planning to switch to SHA-256 soon. This is all great news, but the best thing is the command to convert an existing repo to the new hash. It reads like a shitpost and gets better with each argument:

git convert-repo --to-hash=sha-256 --frobnicate-blobs --climb-subtrees --liability-waiver=none --use-shovels --carbon-offsets


Latest trick of pharmaceuticals: exploiting Unix access rights to cure skin rashes in babies.

"The growing inaccessibility of science"


"Access options"


Being a dad is a constant learning experience. For example, today I learned extreme sleep deprivation will make you start vomiting.

Such a wonderful thing, kids.

Just saw one of these in the wild.
AMD is diversifying, I see...

Someone sent this to the CI stability slack channel at work, and I'm dying 😄

This looks like a cool project.

"The Open Book aims to be a simple device that anyone with a soldering iron can build for themselves. The Open Book should be comprehensible: the reader should be able to look at it and understand, at least in broad strokes, how it works. It should be extensible, so that a reader with different needs can write code and add accessories that make the book work for them."

#TheOpenBook #OddlySpecific #Arduino

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