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Health care and mortality in the US Show more

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Health care and mortality in the US Show more

Health care and mortality in the US Show more

Health care and mortality in the US Show more

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uspol, Nazis, concentration/death camps Show more

uspol, Nazis, concentration/death camps Show more

@kaniini And this was back when 500GB was considered a very big drive.

@kaniini One word: Cisco.

And I know of some super nasty bugs in very widely used commercial software that you never heard about because it was closed-source and they never told their users. Like a bug that irretrievably ate up many gigabytes of users' disk space, with the only fix being to format and reinstall the OS.

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@lm @catoutofbed That's pretty neat! I had been thinking about something similar using pneumatics back when I was thinking about how far one might be able to get without electricity, though it hadn't occurred to me to use the venturi effect, just air-controlled mechanical valves.

@requiem Incidentally, since there's no substitute for regular backups, you might actually be better off a COW filesystem on only one disk and very frequently (even minutely) syncs. Stick the second disk on another computer.

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The one thing that makes me think this might not be a trained crow is that crows do seem to play, and "put the bottle through the hole" seems like a plausible game a crow might want to play.

RT @_SJPeace_@twitter.com

A crow was caught collecting a plastic bottle and putting it in a recycling bin

"If a bird can do it,
you can do it!"

PICK 👏🏽UP 👏🏽YOUR 👏🏽TRASH 👏🏽AND 👏🏽RECYCLE!

(Via fb Tyler Hendley)

🐦🔗: twitter.com/_SJPeace_/status/1

@Zero_Democracy Ah, indeed. In my case my tolerance for any ad that was even remotely distracting dropped to zero as soon as I had two kids constantly vying for my attention. Plus one of them is obsessed with acquisition even without seeing much advertising. I suspect he may be impervious to advertising, though.

@emacsen I've made a couple packages and have been using Python for 23 years. I opened the bug at Facebook that initially suggested including "from __future__ import absolute_import" among their Python lint rules back in 2011. I don't know if I'd call it "deep knowledge" but I was using absolute and relative imports and avoiding implicit relative imports in large package trees (Facebook and then Google) for 7ish years. If that's good enough for you, just point me at a description of the issue :)