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"in the 10+ years since the feature was added, we now find that half of the DNS root server traffic is very likely due to Chromium’s probes. That equates to about 60 billion queries to the root server system on a typical day."

This is absolutely bonkers.
blog.apnic.net/2020/08/21/chro

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Motivational speaker on YouTube: "Be the hardest worker in the room!"

Me, working alone from home: "I GOT THIS!"

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It's the 3rd time today I have seen someone say "Done is better than perfect."

But I have found "prove-that-the-core-concept-works-and-then-abandon-the-project is better than done" to be a better fit for me personally.

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There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.

Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.

There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science

fediscience.org/invite/j6X8z7q

Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.

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Cashier stares intensely at the mystery vegetable before her for 15 seconds

Me: „Artichoke“

Her: „Ah!“

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"Oh!" said the robot, "I have misunderstood. I assumed 'non-binary' referred to all people with biological brains."
"Not quite as many as that," xe said with a smile, "but more than many think."

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Bought a small household item from a known-name online store. The item arrived in Amazon packaging. Checked the item on Amazon, it's half the price I paid on the non-Amazon store. I got fucking scammed lads. Even when you're trying to not buy from Amazon, you end up with Amazon. Contacted customer support 😐

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Long-distance travel is almost impossible, so we watch documentaries about far-away places and cook their strange foods to let our senses imagine what it would be like to visit them.
"This versatile dish, called 'pizza' is a popular staple on distant Earth..."

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If I were writing a computer program I would simply include code which does what I want and not include code which does not do what I want

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I fiddle with the controls.
"I wish we could go to June 29, 2009."
"To professor Hawking's Time Traveller's Party? Don't we all. But it's too dangerous to go that far back."
"When's the earliest we can go?"
"The universal antipathogen rollout, when we don't risk anyone's life."

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Our cat has decided to self-isolate out of an abundance of caution

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