@Gargron Okay, we can maths this!
On Spotify an artist gets $0.006 per listen.
For an £8 ($10.47) CD, an artist gets £1.04 ($1.36).
So, that means you would have to listen to the same song (or combination of songs across the same album) 227 times.
Assuming an average pop song is 3 minutes long, that means 11 hours and 21 minutes of listening time.
Software engineers are constantly subjected to the same conundrum Blaise Pascal faced when he wrote, “I would have written a shorter letter, but I didn’t have the time.”
The plural of "index" is "indices".
The plural of "vertex" is "vertices".
The plural of "mutex" is "deadlock".
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
Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.
Moved my #mailinabox off the raspberry pi and onto a NUC. Ubuntu on the pi was crashing too often 😩
So suddenly there’s a lot of attention around email and it’s exposing how many people in the web community still use Gmail. Like actually trust all your personal information and communication (and that of your potentially marginalised or vulnerable contacts) with Google. 🤮
There are a lot of hard problems and lack of alternatives when it comes to rights-respecting technology. But email (as imperfect as it is) has a fair few affordable alternative providers. Small change, big difference.
Sadly, #setiathome is going dormant :(
Now, to what shall I devote my spare cycles?
Aviation Computing Art Steampunk Fashion Books
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!