@turkshead's corollary to godwin's law: the loser of an online argument is the first person to post a wall of text.
The Googly Eyes Make The Robot: https://www.reddit.com/r/shittyrobots/comments/awded4/googly_eyes_on_a_giant_robot/
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Dinner tonight: bacon, brownies, and brussels sprouts.
(And celeriac soup but that ruins the alliteration.)
Super fun read about deep space warfare and tactics in EVE Online: https://kotaku.com/the-year-long-undercover-plot-to-blow-up-eve-onlines-m-1831574442
TIL: There are between 50 and 100 Americans who have plutonium-powered pacemakers:
Here's the compliment of the one I posted the other day:
So far the thing that seems to be standing between me and full fluency in the virtualized cloud future (tm) is my seeming inability to shake the fingermacro that renders 'docker' as 'dicker'
If this is a Freudian thing, I'm not sure whether my subconscious is trying to warn me about getting fucked, or trying to bargain its way out of this.
'User agent' is a great idea that has been weirdly perverted.
Nobody these days (even highly technical people) has a user agent. (Maybe @drwho does.)
A user agent is a piece of software controlled by the *user*, that performs the automatic tasks the *user* has instructed it to. It communicates with other user agents, automatically, on the user's behalf.
Today, the term 'user agent' means 'long, misleading browser-lineage-identification string'. It identifies one of ~3 corporations.
Casual nerd, accidental hacker, hitchhiker on the Information Superhighway.
"There!" said Ford, shooting out his arm; "there, behind that sofa!"
Much to his surprise, there was a velvet paisley-covered Chesterfield sofa in the field in front of them.
He boggled intelligently at it. Shrewd questions sprang into his mind.
"Why," he said, "is there a sofa in that field?"
"I told you!" shouted Ford, leaping to his feet. "Eddies in the space-time continuum!"
"And this is his sofa, is it?"