Google Translate do not know how to translate "litigious" into Danish.

That must prove a point about cultures…

I always use 'paste as plain text' or 'paste without formatting'. In my experience it always do the right thing.

Except yesterday I needed to copy something from an old mail to a new mail in Chrome/Outlook 365. Pasting as plain text didn't do the right thing with newlines.

That is the first time I've seen that.

Thursday I attended a conference that had an IRC channel for social chatter.

I didn't bring my laptop, so I tried to install an IRC client on my Android phone.

The first hit had an 'In app purchases' label…

What the fsck...

time: "Should we start storing the year in 5 digits to avoid the Y10K bug?"

My answer: No, we have actually learned something since Y2K, specifically to use more expressive types like an actual Date type.

quora.com/The-Y2K-bug-was-blam

According to the Danish law my computer's clock is 0.07 seconds off.

youtube.com/watch?v=yRz-Dl60Lf

(Not really , but Tom Scott made yet another excellent video)

After a few weeks of experiments I have decided to convert from preferring little-endian to be a big-endian proponent.

…at least when it comes to how to peel an egg.

What my boss says: "We want to be the leading Cloud provider"

What I hear: "We want to be the leading Smurf provider"

It just happens automatically…

Remember Clockwork Orange?

This is a scene from the movie compared to the location today. Clockwork's grimey world looked like there was still a bit of hope left compared to the crushing hopelessness of reality.

via @richard_littler@twitter.com

A bit like blockchain technology, but better…

RT @nick_kapur@twitter.com

Something incredible is happening on reddit. I'm tempted to say these people have way too much time, but this is legit amazing. #RecursionFTW

🐦🔗: twitter.com/nick_kapur/status/

Plan B: British colloquial slang for "Let us try Plan A again".

The Deep Impact probe is thought to be lost due to a software malfunction similar to the Year 2038 Problem.

(8 years after completing the primary mission)

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_Imp

multiple arguments. First of all he asked me if I knew C and then if I had learned about pointers. So I explained that they were taught to me using the example of a long road with many houses and that you could talk about a house using the house number or by placing an arrow outside it. The arrow was special because you could move it around as needed. I remember him smiling and then proceeding to explain printf() to me using this model.

This is who you should strive to be. Not Linus, not Theo.

Expanding on the previous toot: I met dmr when he visited Italy in the late 70s to talk about Unix at the University of Milan. He spent an hour on the talk and God knows how many hours answering questions. My memories as a child are of a burly man with an American accent talking like a "kind giant" about stuff I loved. Right at the end I built up the courage to go and ask him something which bugged me enormously at the time (remember, this is pre-ANSI C) which was how printf() managed to have…

One day I would like to put all open-source operating systems developers in one room and put one single slide on the screen:

"There is only one Donald Knuth and you are not him.

And no, you are not even Brian Kerninghan or Dennis Ritchie¹.

Learn to manage your ego."
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¹ I have actually met dmr as an 8 yr old child and asked him to explain printf() varargs to me² which he did in the kindest, gentlest, non-condescending way.
² Yes, I was taught C & Lisp aged 6. Explains things, right?

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