When asked about fears of automation in 1969, Arthur C. Clarke famously said that we shouldn't worry about automation: "the goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play." I have never seen his answer quoted in full.

There are three hard problems in computer science: standardizing on a single chat application with your friends and off by one errors

@cwebber @technomancy "it says I need your public and private key. I don't know what that means, but could you just send both? I'm in a hurry."

one fun thing to try would be to respond to one of those "I have your password; send me bitcoin" scams, but like ... pretend to be really into it except that you can't figure out how to install bitcoin?

"oh man! that sounds bad. I'm trying to send you bitcoins but I can't figure out how to install this. should I download the 32-bit or 64-bit version?"


"ok I'm building from source now but it says it needs glibc 2.31 but I'm on 2.23; what should I do?"


"it started segfaulting now..."

Vlasi words of the day #25:

mīrne (verb, stative): to be happy
mirna (noun): happiness

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Vlasi words of the day #24 (catch-up):

zūlne (verb, stative): to be cold
zulna (noun): cold
za rūlne* (verb): to become cold

(* Dissimilation of /z/ to /r/.)

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Vlasi words of the day #23 (catch-up):

hwōrne (verb, stative): to be hot
za hwōrne (verb): to become hot
hworna (noun): heat

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Vlasi words of the day #22 (catch-up):

tūle (verb, stative): to be dead
za tūle (verb): to die
tula (noun): death

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Vlasi words of the day #21 (catch-up):

gwīve (verb, stative): to live, to be alive
za gwīve (verb): to come to life
gwiva (noun): life

Vlasi word of the day #20:

wida (preverb): back, re-, reciprocal action
wida vlāse: to speak back, to retort

Wait a minute, 'haphazard' is pronounced 'hap-hazard'? And I only found it out today?

I don't know what to believe anymore.

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