Epic lego build https://youtu.be/5qY0VMLDTlw
This afternoon, I went for my first #bicycle ride since getting back from my cycling trip almost 3 weeks ago.
Initially I just wanted to make a short ride, but I ended doing 67 km (42 mi). Lots of hills!!! 🚴♂️
I started with one of my usual routes, along bike trails. But on the way back, I decided to make a detour through Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier and took a country road. There was a very steep descent on the way back, I clocked at 56 kph (35 mph).
hmm... so 355/113 is not only the best rational estimate for pi for 16 bit Forth systems (hello */ ) - when converted to 32-bit IEEE754, it's only a single bit away from M_PI itself (0x40490FDB vs 0x40490FDC).
it's even usable on 8 bit systems - 113 is a 7 bit unsigned number! If you can divide a long int by 10 to print it, you can divide it by 113 to scale by pi. Multiplying up by 355 is also quite easy - x<<8 + (x+x+x)<<5 + x+x+x.
"Global populations of fish, birds, mammals, amphibians & reptiles decreased on average by 68% between 1970 & 2016." 1 MILLION species are threatened with extinction.
Pals - if you are trans, intersex, and/or nonbinary and are a grad student or postdoc in STEM
there is a scholarship for you!
Deadline is September 30
I am now a https://www.senecacollege.ca extended learning student! The admin interfaces are pretty weird though. Can't figure out how to change my address.
Invaluable information about troubleshooting systemd services https://superuser.com/questions/997938/how-do-i-figure-out-why-systemctl-service-systemd-modules-load-fails - after years of using systemd I still don't remember the different ways to get status/troubleshooting info and logs out of systemd
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