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remember, the environmental impact of a distributed money database that's really bad at being distributed, really bad at being money, and really bad at being a database isn't the only thing you can talk about

Bullet time was cool so lets see if we can wow them again with people playing statues? It's not that Neo's arc couldn't be interesting but the whole thing was just badly executed... with...long... monologuing... exposition and the occasional underwhelming action sequence.

Today's route was pleasing in it's symmetry:

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RT @NASA@twitter.com

Two weeks after launch, @NASAWebb@twitter.com has hit its next biggest milestone: the mirrors have completed deployment and the next-generation telescope has taken its final form.

Next up for Webb? Five months of alignment and calibration before we start getting images:

🐦🔗: twitter.com/NASA/status/147983

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RT @DrEricLevi@twitter.com

Happy 2022.

May you swab your nose anatomically correctly this year.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/DrEricLevi/status/

RT @PaulMatthews67@twitter.com

An outstanding COVID thread here from @jburnmurdoch@twitter.com - take 5 mins and read it through - it covers all bases as well as the interplay between different ‘popular’ narratives twitter.com/jburnmurdoch/statu

🐦🔗: twitter.com/PaulMatthews67/sta

Highlight of a report I'm reading: "this is a very rapid shift and may represent some degree of wishful thinking". Can anyone guess the topic?

RT @Muslim_Hikers@twitter.com

Just 7 days ago we set out for our Xmas day hike and "thanks" to all the horrible comments we received online, we've had overwhelming solidarity, made National TV, and countless news headlines + had over 12,000 new followers across our social media platforms. God plans best 🙏 😀

🐦🔗: twitter.com/Muslim_Hikers/stat

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There are some wild accents in the version of Dolittle that I'm watching with the kids.

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I think the UK hit the lowest gas usage (for electricity generation) ever in the early hours of xmas morning; 06:55 shows 2.023 GW of gas power, out of a total demand of 24GW; most of the rest coming from wind, and nuclear, and just under 2GW of biomass; all with no coal.

Deleting 15 characters to fix two bugs. Pretty good return ;-)

I shall have to set aside an hour tomorrow to read the latest bikeshed thread: "Can we make the QEMU command line less hideous"....

There was a robin waiting on the bush by my front door who looks full of Christmas cheer already.

A wholesome twitter thread for the morning...

RT @marceldirsus@twitter.com

Chancellor Merkel leaves office today but her gifs are forever. Here's a collection for every occasion:

🐦🔗: twitter.com/marceldirsus/statu

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Holy moly. I just compiled my local tot #emacs for the first time with --with-native-compilation (after installing libgccjit-11-dev) and I am more than amazed at the speed it delivers.

Using desktop.el my regular startup loads lots of buffers from the last sessions and so I am used to slow startup times. Usually I don't care as I do not quit emacs afterwards so this a per-boot (or per-session if something crashes) overhead which amortizes easily.

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But the jit version just blazes through this startup. It then went on to compile stuff in the background without affecting the running session.. 🧙

🏎️ #gnus checking mails and nntp groups on gmane.io is nearly
instantaneous...

I stand in awe to the guys behind this work of supercharging Emacs just like that. 👏👏👏

To put numbers to this I guess I need to uninstall this version and do a real comparison of startup times.

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