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I find the existence of this link about 10% inspiring and 90% frustrating/depressing:

5 Best Terminal Emulators Built With Web Technologies, linuxlinks.com/best-terminal-e

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When you eat a lot of green vegetables, some chlorophyll remains intact and when they pass through blood vessels near the surface of your skin, they engage in photosynthesis and you produce ATP (obviously in very small , but still!)
jcs.biologists.org/content/127

Original tweet : twitter.com/tilbots/status/130

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Are you not terrified and repulsed??

I prompted GPT-3 with some human proposals for marking a nuclear waste site, in a way that will still be forbidding millennia from now.
aiweirdness.com/post/629516384

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Yeh! Merged; slaps that 12 year old bug to the ground.

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OK, I seem to have got my change, and test for the change, through Libreoffice's jenkins and Gerrit - now lets see if the humans like it.

Apparently it's national week - and mine is pretty awful this week due to the rapidly changing and currently warm temperature - and well, it's just never good, even given the combination of cremes I have for it; I can throw the strongest steroids at it for a while but then you really really aren't supposed to do that often; even the normal steroids they tell you not to use for too long, and well I've been using them for decades. As a computer programmer, things are kind of copable.

It's about 6 months since I've been in a shop. I've long ago stopped carrying coinage when I go out for a walk. Damn weird year.

/me is confused about the excitement of todays unix date; as a mixed base multiple; yawn. - 100M flips every ~3 years.

Gerritt and I have an understanding; we don't like each other.

Wow, my dad has just received a physical posted printed Nigerian scam; 'I work at $... bank and we have $...M waiting for you'

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Some of the biosphere 2 clammos!

Tridacna derasa: the smooth giant clam. These guys are currently around 5-6 cm but could double or triple in size this year. They have lines of iridocytes (refractive/reflective structures) in their tissue that help channel light to their symbiotic algae.

We've just replaced the incandescent bulb in our loo - we can't ever remember changing it; it's stamped 'made in EEC' which I guess dates it to pre 1993; it says it's Krypton filled and rated at 5000 hours which I guess it's easily done.

I'm about 10 miles south/east from Bolton which has just entered a heavier lockdown; frankly they need to start locking down a much larger area, at least a bit; the whole area is going up at rates that are perhaps not quite as scary as Bolton but still widespread.

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"We didn't call it fuzzing back in the 1950s, but it was our standard practice to test programs by inputting decks of punch cards taken from the trash.

We also used decks of random number punch cards. We weren't networked in those days, so we weren't much worried about security, but our random/trash decks often turned up undesirable behavior.

Every programmer I knew used the trash-deck technique."

-- Gerald M. Weinberg

Neighbouring HN posts; attention being the scarcest resource...with unlimited information.

OK, I'm now convinced - that code has been in there since the Staroffice split somewhere around 2001; however the code that broke it I've found the commit from 2008 - I think I almost understand it. Although hmm not the actual datastructure enough.

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crap, UK case numbers for last few days; 1295,1508,1735,1940,1813,2988

hang on France,Spain - we're coming....

Libreoffice archaeology continues; I've got the rpm's from fedora 1 onwards and am comparing a function all the way since 2004. Repos don't seem to exist that far back.

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