The US signed a contract about military in Warsaw so it is now part of the Warsaw Pact; IDK I'm not a historian.

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A friend of mine who works at the Wikimedia Foundation wants to spread the word that they are hiring for two research positions:

Research Engineer:

Research Scientist (Disinformation):

Application deadline is Aug 31. You'd be working remotely in either case. I can put you in touch with my friend, if you have questions.

death mention 

I have been notified that my dad's dad will probably die very soon. But I'm not very sad because my family tree is very wide because of people splitting up again and again. So although he is my grandpa, he feels more like a distant relative to me.
Problem is, that I'll see my dad next week. I don't want to look like a psychopath because I don't care, but also don't want to fake sadness.

@starwall While we're on the topic of IKEA:
The only reason you can spend eternities inside of IKEA stores is not because of the layout of the paths inside but because the stores themselves have non-euclidian geometry and are larger on the inside than on the outside. Pretty sure about that.

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Ohh, I'm definitely adding q to my arsenal of tools:

It can do SQL on tabular data and CSV. Like, getting all processes running in an xterm window:

$ ps -Af | q -H 'SELECT PID,CMD FROM - WHERE PPID = 1569'
53130 /bin/sh
53131 tail
334732 ps
334733 /usr/bin/python3

#climagic #plaintext #CSV #DataScience

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🎉🎊🎉🎊 The 16th anniversary of is tomorrow (8th August). How would you celebrate it?

Let's inform more people about the significance of and how we can contribute into it.

Some guide and suggestion is available here:


What can you use a phone for? 

To talk to distant relatives.

TIL there is a "standard international" ink cartridge for fountain pens, but it is not actually standardised (there is no ISO standard or similar). But such cartridges are still compatible and I think that's beautiful.

Who wants to take a look at the AST of my standard library? 😅 Warning: 1) It's huge 2) It's not the most readable

That was probably just me being a derp, it works nicely now 😅

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I was starting a R5RS Scheme implementation in Rust just using iterators, but then quoting comes along and it does fit the model very nicely.

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Hello fellow Europeans in the #Fediverse:

Do you know about any organisations promoting #FreeSoftware, #OpenSource, #OER to educational instiutions/public administrations?

Are you aware of any educational institutions already using FS?

Do you know about any other #education related activities in your country?

Asking for a friend @egnun

Please boost!

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I wonder how people can even work when they have a mailbox with 240 unread emails. At least I couldn't work like that. My work inbox currently contains ~7 emails in total.
But I am only the apprentice.

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THEM: I can’t do stuff with my friends due to COVID-19 and I miss it. :blobsad:
ME: Haha! Sucks to be you. I can’t even tell the difference because I don’t have any friends. :blobcatlaugh: :ablobcatcry:

Today at work I experienced once more the unnecessary pain of using database fields for manner of address or (academic) titles. I think it would be much easier to have one text field for both things and then use gender neutral language. And then nobody could tell me that I forgot to add an option for them because they can just type it in.

I am looking for games that are easy to implement using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Ones that you could "implement in an afternoon". Some examples I have already found are:
- Snake
- Naughts and crosses / tic tac toe
- Meta-tic-tac-toe
- Hangman
Do you know of any other examples or maybe someone already made a list or compilation of such games?

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Pff, smart homes and IoT are so 2017. The hot commodity in these privacy focused times is dumb homes and IdioT. Guess you didn’t get the note.

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