Looking north up the river, the Tappan Zee Bridge in the distance

Oops... “It was recently discovered that several thousand scientific articles could be invalid in their conclusions because scientists did not understand that Python’s glob.glob() does not return sorted results.”

blog.pythonlibrary.org/2019/10

David Baer boosted

Order! We are immensely grateful, but that was far too long.

US pol 

Sigh... Why is the federated timeline all porn, all the time? @mds2 @clepple

Good: “Dick's Sporting Goods destroyed $5 million worth of assault weapons: CEO”

abc7ny.com/5602866/

Sufficient unto the day is the drama thereof.

So, Facebook doesn’t allow misinformation in ads that run on its site... except from politicians.
popular.info/p/facebook-says-t

@codesections @socalledunitedstates For what it's worth, the original saying attributed to Jesus by Paul (but unattested in the gospels) is "It is more *blessed* to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). And the context is the first Christian communities, which held property in common, and provided for each person's needs:

bible.oremus.org/?ql=437383149

I’ve been using self-hosted Tiny Tiny RSS as my RSS reader for a month and a half, and finally got around to deleting my Feedly account. It feels good to have control, and the plugin interface has made it pretty easy to do things like scrape and aggregate comic strips.

The number of failed ssh login attempts on the servers I run is staggering. Right now I permaban these hosts after a certain number of failures, but I'm thinking diverting them to a tarpit instead could be more amusing.

This is just adorable...

Shelter Is Sorting Dogs Into Hogwarts Houses To Help Them Get Adopted
thedodo.com/close-to-home/orla

A walrus attacked and sunk a Russian Navy boat while protecting her calves cnn.it/2lvZkqQ

@thomasfuchs I think I remember reading this article. Thanks for the flashback!

US politics, Bush-43, Iraq War 

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My Synology NAS manages to stay online for months / years at a time, occasionally rebooting itself for updates. However my Raspberry Pi (responsible for backing up my NAS to the cloud) seems to go offline every few weeks. I have to manually unplug it and plug it back in.

For you #linux admins and #rpi experts out there: Where would be a good place to start troubleshooting this?

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