Here's a fun TIL: Because the ratio of terms in the Fibonacci sequence approaches phi, and because phi is close to the ratio of km to miles, you can approximate conversion between distances with adjacent Fibonacci numbers.
So 2 km ≈ 1 mile, 3 km ≈ 2 miles, 5 km ≈ 3 miles, 8 km ≈ 5 miles, 13 km ≈ 8 miles, etc, etc
Holy crap. Malware hidden in a strand of DNA hijacks the computer that analyzes that particular gene sequence.
We're going to live in a very weird world man.
New blog post: "Mastodon and the challenges of abuse in a federated system" https://nolanlawson.com/2018/08/31/mastodon-and-the-challenges-of-abuse-in-a-federated-system/
actually slightly annoyed about the price on this ebay listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/263896123505 -- $949 for an unsigned, non-flown NASA chart? gtfo
enjoying BBC 6 Music's 30 year anniversary of the Summer of Love... https://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_6music
Already getting people asking how FOSS + Federation solves harassment.
Please understand: I'm not saying it *solves* harassment, just gives us many more options for dealing with it. There's still going to be plenty of noise and pain, and some of it's going to take whole new ugly forms that weren't possible before.
Everyone gets more control. This is both good and bad.
(And now going quiet for a while, because oh god inflight wifi prices)
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