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One of the most important things I've learned about software after working in the field is that computer programs are often a lot dumber than laymen give them credit for. I learned this early on because I started with machine learning. "Oh, AI!" you might think. "Super sophisticated!" Except it turns out it's mostly just math you could explain to a middle-schooler, repeated many times. It's literally the "thousand monkeys at a thousand typewriters," but it works because it's 10 million monkeys.

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The look of a dog who was disappointed in me for abandoning cuddles with him just to go have a shower and go to work.

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excellent thread by my excellent former coworker Georgia about the fsf/rms situation

twitter.com/georgialyle/status

Ah shit, here we go again, monadic stuff is bad, give me the blocking, colored functions blah blah

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One day after moving from the mini-greenhouse to the pots it looks like everyone is doing well again 💚 🌱 💜

#littleBeauties

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Java dev stuff 

bigger shift into value types

openjdk.java.net/jeps/401
openjdk.java.net/jeps/402

seeing how it played with Swift people will overuse it and it will go badly but honestly? all for it

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I worked over 5 days on this one and I am so glad I turned out like this. I feel like I improved so much with ink and watercolor recently.

This is St. Nicholas Church in Malá Strana, Prague

30x40 cm ink, watercolour and gouache on paper
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RT @VoyaWolfProject
Last September, we placed a camera on a beach that is the border of two wolf pack territories. Little did we know then that this camera would provide some of the best wolf pack footage we have ever captured—in terms of both quantity and quality! (1/4)

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it's weird to live in a world where even owning a file of a song, movie or game you like permanently is becoming an outdated concept and yet people are trying to own links to jpgs
weird priorities huh :v

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Sinophobia, shooting 

White man from Woodstock Georgia purposefully shot Asian women at massage parlors.
Deputy Jay Baker said it's unclear at this time what prompted the shooting.

It's white supremacy and sinophobia. That is prompted the shooting. Full stop.

I haven't seen this being spread beyond my Georgia friends, but that just happened today.

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