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Sci-Fi Author: In my book I invented the Torment Nexus as a cautionary tale

Tech Company: At long last, we have created the Torment Nexus from classic sci-fi novel Don't Create The Torment Nexus

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SUPER-SIZED RUBIK'S CUBE!

The Rubik's Cube, invented in 1974 by the Hungarian sculptor and architecture teacher Ernő Rubik, never ceases to amaze.
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Once I was at a small hostel in Spain, and came down with a nasty cold. I asked at the desk, and they said they had a doctor on staff. He came up to my room, wrote me a prescription, fixed me right up. Later I told the guy at the desk, I was surprised such a small hostel had a doctor on staff. He just smiled and said, "Yes, nobody expects the Spanish inn physician".

(not my joke)

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Project manager: "What's technical debt? Explain it to me like I'm 6 years old"

Devs:

(source: "Richard Scarry's Storybook Dictionary" : archive.org/details/1scarryRic )

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I think it's finally actually done: #c64 #Pongwars

It's _so_ slow: the calculations take more than one frame per frame, so it runs at 30fps; this run is mostly taken at Warp speed emulation (10x). Much of that is because I kept BASIC running, to reuse its number output routines.

Somehow this ended up being 800 lines of assembly: gist.github.com/Two9A/8b2f1d6e

I'll find a few spare moments to write up articles on some of the subtleties, expect those in the coming ...months.

#retrocomputing

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to my mild surprise, OpenAI published a superficial postmortem about the sudden mass hallucinating-more-than-usual status.openai.com/incidents/ss

#softwaredevelopment #softwareengineering #chatgpt

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Mother of pearl clouds in Norway

They are also called stratospheric clouds. This is a very rare phenomenon that occurs mainly in polar latitudes at abnormally low temperatures.

Isn't Mama Nature Wonderful
#AureFreePress #Norway

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I’m an adult and that means I can put a tent on my bed and nobody can stop me.

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whenever my boss says "think of the big picture, elle" I'm immediately an astronaut floating silently in space tethered to my ship looking down on earth, and nothing he wants seems important or even relevant really so this strategy has backfired on him more than once is what I'm saying

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AFP—US working to negotiate Gaza truce of 'at least six weeks:' Biden

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I once swallowed a bunch of synonyms.

It gave me thesaurus throat I've ever had!

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True story: I never issue "reboot" from the CLI because I once arrow-keyed up too far and rebooted a critical system into an unusable state.

So, if you look at my history, it's always "sleep 5 && reboot" to allow for a frantic "oh sh*t, Ctrl-C!" at the last moment.
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HST visible pass in ⑩ minutes rises W at 20:03:₀₃ peak alt=76°(S) at 20:09:₁₉ mag:0.9 disappears alt=37° ESE at 20:10:₄₆

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