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@chr
If this is your first moot
You _have_ to toot.

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I used to be a lot weirder. I'm a middle-aged geek, father to two boys, and I bang out code at . I live near Boston now, but I grew up in central Mississippi.

I know the conlangs and . I write hobby code in and .

I play a bunch of instruments, but none well enough to perform. I've been playing around with a DAW.

I started the cantos.social instance, trying to be a part of the small-scale Internet.

I try to be as kind as I can.

If you want real consistency:

1mol = 1e10
1s = 1mol cesium-133 oscillations
1m = c/1mol s
etc.

Mood: wishing the standards people had fudged SI definitions to nice round numbers, so that:

1s = 1e10 cesium-133 oscillations
1m = c/3e8 s
1mol = 6e23

Obviously too late now.

I think this may actually represent almost the entire office here.

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All I want is a 5"x7" (or A5) notebook with rules only on the right for both journaling and daily sketching, and nobody seems to make that that I can find.

when I first ran D&D, my grandmother, who had bought fully into the IT'S SATANISM hype, insisted on sitting and watching the first session

about an hour in, she threw her hands up and yelled 'THIS IS JUST MATH' and stormed off

climate disruption, bitcoin Show more

czep.net/17/legion-of-lobotomi hits a note with me. I was the sysadmin of one in the last era of the unix-as-social-pod servers (circa 1998-2002). I, too, am nostalgic, but it was hard to argue when all my user-friends left for livejournal and myspace.

Against all evidence, city of Savannah claims googly eyes glued to Revolutionary War statue are "not funny"
boingboing.net/2018/10/13/nath

Columbus Day thoughts Show more

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The security/privacy paradox:

To make a system secure and private, it needs to be 100% transparent to the Good People, and 100% opaque to the Bad People.

But the system has no way of knowing whether any given People are Good or Bad.

They may even be the exact same People at the exact same time, just seen through different People's eyes.

Corporate denials lack meaningful signal but "we thought a strong and specific denial would be better than not denying it." I'm not convinced either way, but.... it sure would be weird if China didn't try something like this. They have the opportunity, the means, and the motive.

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Cantos aspires to be an experimental community of crafts, arts, and games. We believe in nurturing a small intimate group connected to and inspired by global society.