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Okay it never really occurred to me that in the 1960s a crytopgraphic key could be literally just a single punch card that you held onto. It presumably was under lock and key itself!

(Image from a related paper by Baran, "Security, Secrecy, and Tamper-Free Considerations". rand.org/pubs/research_memoran )

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The ME Action Network, who are campaigning for more research and better public understanding of ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, also know in some countries as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), are looking for unique and eye catching post card designs for their new Postcards to Doctors initiative!

Follow this link for info about the new program and submission guidelines: meaction.net/2019/06/11/call-f

Artists will receive a small stipend of $50 USD.

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Frontrunner in Conservative leadership race offers no details on how he can deliver a different Brexit trade deal. www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06… #Europe #UnitedKingdom #Politics
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Am I currently holding in my hands a physical copy of the exact paper that invented packet switching as prepared for the United States Air Force?

....maybe

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Paul Baran is not nearly as famous as Bob Kahn or Vint Cert or the like, but the guy literally invented packet switching in ~1964 as an outgrowth of this paper and similar work.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Bar

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It is no mystery why Boomers cannot understand the economic conditions of younger generations

RT @NBCNightlyNews@twitter.com

Hundreds of baby boomers are taking classes at the University of Minnesota as part of its Senior Citizen Education Program — and all for just $10 per credit.

“This is our opportunity to study those things we’ve spent a lifetime being curious about,” one student tells @KevTibs@twitter.com.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/NBCNightlyNews/sta

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fash, block rec 

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:heart_pride:​ I would like to have no gender
🇺🇸 No, you must have a gender
:heart_pride:​ Fine, I would like to form a corporation
🇺🇸 Okay
:heart_pride:​ This corporation will represent me in all things
🇺🇸 Okay
:heart_pride:​ This corporation has no gender
🇺🇸 Wait-

"The output power of this homemade flame triode is very small and probably offers very little in the way of practical use. I found it exciting however, to observe that this simple homemade device can exhibit gain. Some support for the idea, that this device exhibits gain, was afforded by successfully building a dual triode free running multivibrator oscillator." - sparkbangbuzz.com/flame-amp/fl

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"tolerance" and the history of antisemitism 

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Fascism is bad even before they build the concentration camps.

But let us be clear: we already have them, and if we don’t put a stop to them they will only get worse.

latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-o

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I don't know if game industry workers realize what kind of leverage they even have if they form a union. While not totally un-scab-able, there are always peculiarities to any code base or artistic workflow. It would take a good week before scabs would even be able to make any discernible progress and management would get cold feet real fast.

" Erasmus Darwin held that every so often you should try a damnfool experiment. He played the trombone to his tulips. This particular result was in fact negative. " -ibid.

"

I was a school-boy when my father, who was almost forty years older than I was, sketched for me, free-hand, a pencilled diagram of the simplest form of the above-discussed theorem in plane geometry.

I tested it once with my own drawing instruments. No matter what shape of the original triangle I started with, there in its midriff was an equilateral triangle, picked out by the trisectors. It was wizard, it was weird - and it was True!
" -- cut-the-knot.org/triangle/Morl

"In plane geometry, Morley's trisector theorem states that in any triangle, the three points of intersection of the adjacent angle trisectors form an equilateral triangle, called the first Morley triangle or simply the Morley triangle." - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morley's

another stock demonstration would be to have a person lay horizontally between two chairs such that the majority of their body weight is unsupported but to be told they are laying on a bed or hard floor and the 'magical' part being that their muscle-tone would keep them from collapsing between the chairs.

anyone can demonstrate for themselves that this is no mean feat for a trained calisthenitist, let alone a random/self-selected audience member...

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