Peter Watts can throw around scientific details or quantities in his stories which would be natural for his characters, but are conversions an average reader would never have had to make.

It just dawned on me Wolfram Alpha understands these, can help you subtitle Watts the way his _Blindsight_ characters subtitle each other's lingo.

We live in an age of informational plenty.

Edward through Google Hangouts in a conference right besides the U.S. Embassy in Berlin.

Definitely not a private event. 😂

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’s request for dApps reads as an answer to “what do we need to no longer need Facebook!”

Funny enough the link is to Google Docs.

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“Yes, tech is sexist and exhausting, but the world is sexist and exhausting so where the fuck are you gonna go?”

— Charity Major,

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Google ' massive amount of building detail and where it comes from:

Goes into other topics, such as how to convey density and "areas of interest".

It also led me to "Visualizing Mental Maps of San Francisco", which is fascinating in its own right:

From a /r/clojure post on people's preferred platform for where/how to host a channel and community.

Nevermind that it's the very definition of a straw poll - opinions of a few random users are not going to shift the mass of Slack users elsewhere. It's a bit sad that the only open source option in the top 3 is IRC, and modern alternatives like /#Riot only show up in fifth place.

doing a killer job of error reporting.

Its configuration validator caught a misplaced key-value pair. Instead of ignoring it, which would be perfectly valid given it's just a hashmap, it prints out hints as to what you may have been trying to do, and where to look for more documentation.

Not saying that's blood splatter, or that someone got killed with this hotel iron, but... if you don't hear from me in a few days, you know what happened.

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