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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.”

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

US pol 

“Because frivolousness and stupidity are neither high crimes nor misdemeanors, his decision, however contemptible because it betrays America’s Kurdish friends, is not an impeachable offense.”

Maybe George Will has Trump’s financial records, and can therefore state confidently that Trump’s obsequiousness toward Erdogan is rooted in “frivolousness and stupidity,” rather than pecuniary self-interest. The rest of us reserve judgment about whether this is impeachable.

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”

Sufficient unto the day is the drama thereof.

So, Facebook doesn’t allow misinformation in ads that run on its site... except from politicians.

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

A walrus attacked and sunk a Russian Navy boat while protecting her calves

US politics, Bush-43, Iraq War 

Agog Over Gog and Magog | James Haught

"Incredibly, when President George W. Bush was stampeding the Iraq invasion in 2003, he told French President Jacques Chirac that the attack was needed to thwart Gog and Magog, the Bible’s satanic agents of the Apocalypse."

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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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I'm pretty mad at #Intel right now..

Lack of a public changelog is not justifiable for software which runs in millions of devices. If such a changelog does exist, it needs to be made easier to locate, e.g. shipped with official firmware releases and indexed by search engines.
I can't find it anywhere. The closest we seem to have is the commit history of linux-firmware.git which cites internal build numbers without further information about what changed.


Yes, Mr. Salesman, it’s the first week of a new program year, and I’m training a new church secretary, so this is the PERFECT time to discuss our copier lease! Thanks for asking!

“Solidarity, in contrast to charity and philanthropy, isn’t one-sided. It is a form of reciprocity rooted in the acknowledgment that our lives are intertwined.

The article is framed as an argument for solidarity as a value to ground the political struggle for environmental justice, but it’s mostly useful as a general summary and history of the concept of solidarity, as contrasted with “kindness” and “charity,” which leave unjust power structures intact.

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