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What is Benoit B. Mandelbrot's middle name? Benoit B. Mandelbrot.

media server has been bugging me with its need to authenticate via the web before it'll allow me to stream local files. But tonight the auth system wasn't working, so my own video wouldn't play on my network! Sheesh.

Off came Plex, and on went Kodi. But won't run a DLNA service in the background without the main app loaded, so I'm left with . Not perfect as it needs to be configured by editing a conf file. But it is done now, TV is working again.

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Free idea to anyone owning crypto:

Sell it and donate the money to orgs fighting against climate change.

And stop buying crypto, ffs.

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Recent appearances:

* Technology, Self-Determination, and the Future of the Future (CERIAS)
youtube.com/watch?v=2yC_hBDS-R

* Talking "Permanent Record Young Readers' Edition" with Edward Snowden youtube.com/watch?v=dipfjn3bir

* Talking "Agency" with William Gibson youtube.com/watch?v=ijGkwzrE1M

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Why, yes, of course, your top-tier technical firm with all the latest and greatest gizmos and widgets wants me to physically sign, scan, and e-mail the result of the scan to complete some legal documentation.

Because they've obviously never heard of DocuSign before.

ukpol , covid PM briefing 

Did BJ just say 'the crocus of hope is poking through the frost' of coronavirus? He's very bullish today. 😁

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Londo and Vir aaaaaah— it’s time for a rewatch, isn’t it.
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RT @AdelleNaz
“Intelligence has nothing to do with politics.” #Babylon5
twitter.com/AdelleNaz/status/1

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RT @BadAstronomer
I see the hashtag and I think, huh, the budget of NASA is 1/200th of the federal budget, 3% of the military budget, a third of what we spend on just cigarettes... and for that we get the entire Universe. Seems like a damn good deal to me.

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Whenever an HN poster refers to a project as "modern," I read it as "written in Javascript and crayons."

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food* (*English) 

I was not too much younger than today when I learned that as an American, I was naturally interpreting the "plum pudding model" of the atom, mentioned in every junior-high science course, in a completely wrong way. The "plums" in "plum pudding" were raisins, or potentially any other small bits of fruit, and the "pudding" was, well, English.

[Me, sobbing: You can't just call everything a pudding

England (points at jellied mad cow): pudding]

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We can fly a helicopter on Mars, but can't turn on the lights in Texas because scientists are in charge of Mars, but Republicans are in charge of Texas.

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**NASA lands rover and first-ever helicopter on Mars**

"The USA's Perseverance rover has successfully landed on Mars with a helicopter called Ingenuity strapped to its belly. The Mars 2020 mission is seen as a first step towards bringing samples of Martian rock back to Earth."

dw.com/en/nasa-lands-rover-and

#news #bot

Go , with the successful landing of on a few minutes ago. Exciting times following the arrival of from and -1 from .

Teaching live streamed classes from home, this is my workstation. XPS13 screen on the left showing Zim, OBS, and Chromium for running the MS Teams lesson, with an Impressive PDF presentation and Firefox on the right monitor. Far right is a retort stand I borrowed from the labs, holding a webcam to video the paper 'whiteboard'.

It's cramped, but functional.

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