Apparently you can donate a boat (or car, or pretty much any other vehicle) to the :

eff.careasy.org/home

<sigh> A year since I've been on public transport (a tram); I was already wondering if it was a good idea, but a friend was up that weekend.

Tim Hunkin is starting a 'secret life of components' series; for those who don't know him, he's a nicely crazy artist/mech hacker who does weird automaton/games, and has presented a series on 'the life of machines' (mostly home white goods) many years ago. Recommended.

youtube.com/watch?v=FZN0PBBzEH

We should be shipping vaccine factories around the world, not vaccines.

Hmm, my Sammy ML1640 printer is getting touchy - it seems to be USB resetting and dieing after the 1st page; someone seems to have made Splix patches for my new M2026 that I'd bought ~3 years ago and been leaving on the side after finding splix didn't work for it; seems worth a go, especially since the fixer references my G+ moan about it not working ago!

So the reason I kicked off this poll was that for a long time I'd been using bc; had considered using python from time to time, but I'd started using gdb in the last few days - it's nice short command name, does FP by default, but you do have to 'p ' for each expression.

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You need to add some numbers, what do you use:

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People have asked me about the difference between plugs for solid and stranded cable (normally plugs only go on stranded). I've updated my blog post with pictures.
revk.uk/2021/02/rj45-crimp-too

This obit was an interesting read; a crazy explosives expert with a bizarre career path; Doctorate with no degree, studied fatty acids in the brain, interpreter for a Japanese emperor visit, and disarming bombs; not a bad life I guess!

thetimes.co.uk/article/sidney-

sigh, while the UK averages are going down nicely; hear in north it's cooking away; about 3x the national average.

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Nice article about the field of valvometry, which we are developing with the Biosphere clams!
hackaday.com/2021/02/18/intern

Number validation & limits: '..an NHS error mistakenly listed him as just 6.2cm in height Liam Thorp was told he qualified for the jab because his measurements gave him a body mass index of 28,000.'

bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-mers

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Interesting.

"The million-year-old genome is here. Mammoth teeth preserved in eastern Siberian permafrost have produced the oldest ancient DNA on record, pushing the technology close to — but perhaps not past — its limits."

nature.com/articles/d41586-021

More detailed write-up of the paper at [ nature.com/articles/d41586-021 ]

#Fossils #Mastodon #DNA #Nature #Biology #Evolution

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RT @Lord_Arse@twitter.com

Happy 30th birthday to Lemmings! Dundee based DMA Design's classic puzzle game was released for the Commodore Amiga on February 14th 1991.

But did you know that there's a Lemmings statue in Dundee?

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Lord_Arse/status/1

I hate cpio options; everyone is nonobvious.

15M vaccinations in the UK; OK, good - still only about 1/9th the way there, for 2 doses for everyone, and that's before we have to deal with SA variants. Says he impatiently waiting for his.

Hmm, so I wonder how this relates to oddball cabinets like mine and @mansr where they're shit cabinets compared to the rest of the echange:
digitalwholesalesolutions.com/

I did like 'brctl', still the magic on iproute2 seems to be:
ip link set ethXXX nomaster
ip link set ethXXX master brBBBB

to remove and add a device to a bridge.

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