@Gargron Okay, we can maths this!

On Spotify an artist gets $0.006 per listen.
Source: qz.com/1507361/mariah-careys-r

For an ยฃ8 ($10.47) CD, an artist gets ยฃ1.04 ($1.36).
Source: bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-238407

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, โ€œI would have written a shorter letter, but I didnโ€™t have the time.โ€

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:LeVarDislike: "HTML email was a mistake. We should have gone with Markdown-only email."

:LeVarLike: "HTML websites were a mistake. We should have gone with Markdown-only websites."

The plural of "index" is "indices".
The plural of "vertex" is "vertices".
The plural of "mutex" is "deadlock".

-- @agmlego

You listen to British audiobooks and TV shows for long enough and all Americans sound like they're trying to sell you something (including me)

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.

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Moved my off the raspberry pi and onto a NUC. Ubuntu on the pi was crashing too often ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

So suddenly thereโ€™s a lot of attention around email and itโ€™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. ๐Ÿคฎ

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, is going dormant :(

Now, to what shall I devote my spare cycles?

- a classic entry for Australia, though we've had more impressive. I can almost see the costume & wind machine ... but no "spontaneous" key-change :(

They published our paper today!

BMJ: Trials that say โ€œmaybeโ€: the disconnect between exploratory and confirmatory testing after drug approval

bmj.com/content/360/bmj.k959 #bioethics

I've had a wonderful time, but this wasn't it. - Groucho Marx

When one person suffers from a delusion it is called insanity; when many people suffer from a delusion it is called religion. - Robert Pirsig

People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid. - Soren Aabye Kierkegaard

The cure for what ails: watching The Big Sleep and yelling in delight every time Lauren Bacall shows up in an increasingly fabulous outfit

you ever register a domain name *purely* as a dedicated shitpost based on an offhand reference somewhere?

well i now own beanflick.net so uh

We've had plenty of edgelords reboots that take a campy property and make it dark and gritty. Where are the reboots that take a serious property and make it ridiculous? Is there some seriousness-ratcheting phenomenon that prevents us from making a campy reboot of Apocalypse Now?

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