Vaccine 

@thegibson That's great! Michigan is lowering its eligibility age to 50 next week, and I turn 50 later this month. Never thought I'd be happy about it!

@cyberpunklibrarian I assume you stuck the plug side in your mouth, so at least you didn't inhale a big mist of air freshener.

@yogthos Knowing the earth was a globe, and it's size, and that shadows were different lengths at different times of year Eratosthenes also calculated the Earth's axial tilt!

However, his original writings have been lost; what Sagan describes is a *simplified* version of Eratosthenes calculations passed down to us by the scholar Cleomedes. Eratosthenes somehow also accounted for Syene not being exactly on the Tropic of Cancer, or directly south of Alexandria.

@tsturm I am 50 years old, have been eating these things my entire life, and never knew this. Also I thought that potato tubers were roots, but they're stems that store starch so the plant can survive winter, and the eyes are actually new branches. In nature the tubers grow just below or above ground level, but when people plant them for eating we bury them deep like roots.

TIL potatoes are members of the nightshade family and closely related to tomatoes.

Potato flowers look like tomato flowers except for color - tomato flowers are yellow, but potato flowers are white, lavender, or pink.

Potatoes only go to fruit in cold wet summers. A potato fruit looks like a green cherry tomato, but is highly toxic. Planted potato seeds take years to grow into a plant with edible tubers, which is why they are normally grown asexually by planting the tubers.

Cops, US, robot cops 

@silverspookgames

Googlers: "Don't sell killbots to the military, it's unethical!"

Alphabet: "OK, we will sell them to the police."

Googlers: "Cool."

@djsundog Really? I just switched my home server from Nextcloud on Docker on Ubuntu to YUNoHost on Debian, and once I emotionally committed to wasting a day re-configuring everything, it felt gooood.

@rey I need a gun so if that snow comes into my yard, I can shoot it to protect my children.

@djsundog At work we have so many F5 rules for old links, it's like navigating a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.

I stole this video that depicts the interactions between dev teams and QA teams from twitter specifically so some of you here could share these relatable feels regardless of which side you relate to.

Happy Friday. I hope you have no deployments scheduled.

@jrwr There is a wifi network in my neighborhood named whitefbivan. This must be the source!

@silverspookgames CP 2013 was a great tabletop game when it was released in 1988 by Pondsmith, and I'm glad he's getting paid for it, but this monstrosity is cursed.

Dolly Parton literally saving the world. 

@thegibson She gave them $1 million toward the vaccine, and similar amounts to convalescent plasma dev, as well as basic research on the virus.

@cyberpunklibrarian I haven't put any gas in my plug-in hybrid since I started working from home in March, but I will remember it when this is all over.

@cyberpunklibrarian I love my minimalist wallet. When I need more stuff, I carry a bag or backpack.

@danarel Was telling my solarpunk peeps that no matter who is in charge, the powerful will be against us, and that's to be expected.

Things about this election that actually excited me were referendums like Nevada adding a 50% minimum renewable energy amendment to their state constitution, and Oregon decriminalizing drug possession.

@thegibson Still trying to wrap my brain around the fact that a cDc alumnus ran for the Dem POTUS nomination.

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