Carl Sagan Explains How the Ancient Greeks, Using Reason & Math, Discovered That the Earth Isn’t Flat Over 2,000 Years Ago
@keithdevereux @Billthoo I trained for this in college. I was often working, and for a while I was working 3-6 on Fridays and for a different while I had class from 3-6 on Fridays. I'd get done, eat, look for my friends, they'd all be half-drunk and on their way to their second party by then, nowhere to be found. I'd be like, fine, wander back to my dorm, listen to music, read a book. 🤓
@Billthoo That's it. Rub it in. Not even 7 AM Friday here.
Happy Friday, for everyone who didn't celebrate prematurely.
Looking at you, @Billthoo. Don't give me that Round Earther crap.
#mastoadmin hacky tip that works really well for stability and scale - setup a crontab job to restart Sidekiq once a day. It stops the dead 'too many open files' jobs issue and a bunch of other things.
@hrbrmstr Way to stress me out, boB.
I always look out for the Hellebores marking the arrival of spring and they are usually the first flower I pluck from the garden to help re-enervate my studio practice after a winter devoid of flowers. #FlowersOnFriday #stilllife
Here is a fave and a piece of 💩 from the #1990sCameraChallenge both with the Mavica disk camera, 3 filters, and a 💩 load of disks…
Bill Tompkins (1930-2001), Lingit name Hin’Sheesh, as a member of the 1948 Alaska Railroad baseball team. He was Alaska’s first homegrown sports prospect, a two-sport star at Anchorage High in the 1940s and the first Alaska Native to play minor league baseball. He played for teams in North Carolina, Washington state, Louisiana, and Calgary, Alberta. #alaskahistory #alaska
In 2019, trains in the US traveled 777 million train-kilometers and experienced 1,338 derailments.
The same year trains in the EU traveled 4.5 billion train-kilometers and experienced 73 derailments.
Japan: 2 billion train-kilometers and 9 derailments.
@marisa Oh, crap. So sorry.
But looking forward to the book tour.
A shot from earlier this week.
Abstract composition from boat hull.
#photography #photographie #fotografie #fotografia #art
And I'm not naive. This is symbolic equal justice.
Children accused of petty theft sit in jails for months. Kids at protests get arrested for being "mouthy" -- now and then an innocent man is killed by the state for someone else's crime. Who are the people who are so consistently failed? Not the mighty, not the wealthy, not the well-connected.
But, if we can fingerprint a former president. Maybe there is a little hope for those words not sounding so hollow.
#photography #filmphotography #streetphotography #shootfilmbenice #believeinfilm #filmgrain #monochrome #blackandwhite
@Adam_Cadmon1 @RickiTarr Would watch this for Devito alone.
eureka lemons, painted by ellen isham schutt, 1910
Holy damn this is wild
“I hacked into a @Bing CMS that allowed me to alter search results and take over millions of Office365 accounts.
How did I do it? Well, it all started with a simple click in Azure… 👀
This is the story of #BingBang”
#Microsoft #Azure #Bing #OpenAI #InformationSecurity #Cyber #Cloud #InfoSec #CyberSecurity #ThreatIntel
External Attachment: Super Troopers Wow GIF
@simon_diamond @moragperkins What's your question mark doing way up there? 😉
If, in the year of our Lord twenty hundred and twenty three, your sign-up website does not allow the pasting of generated strong passwords from a browser, I fart in your general direction.
As a professional writer, I am avoiding any and all use of ChatGPT. First, because that stuff is trash. Second, because it's non-copyrightable and very possibly full of plagiarized material and could undermine my own rights over my own work if I used it. Third, because I'm a damn writer, and I'm here to write, not to prompt a machine to generate bullshit for me. Fourth, see first.
Had my first real chat with the great stochastic parrot in the sky while waiting for my kid. Topics tonight:
- Long lost computer languages vs fancy new ones
- It's reluctance to estimate odds with limited data
- Foreign language input in the language model
All geeky stuff, nothing enlightening or soul-crushing.
@Billthoo @gregpak @ShittyCameraChallenge 😂
@GossiTheDog Thanks for breaking my heart even more. What does it say that we'd probably have nationwide protests for TikTok but not abuses by law enforcement or school shootings.
Storks are one of my favorite subjects to photographs. Some of these images are featured in my new book: https://aows.co/store/books/memorias-na-neboa #aowsimages #galicia #storks #wildlifephotography #photography #blackandwhitephotography
@phasorburn I feel seen.
1950, the lights aglow at the Denali Theatre in Anchorage, 4th Avenue & B Street. The Denali was destroyed in the 1964 earthquake. A new Denali opened in Spenard in Nov 1964 & is now the Bear Tooth. Via Anchorage Museum. #alaskahistory #alaska #anchoragehistory
WHOA whoa whoa whoa hold on there bucko, you've changed it from illegal in Florida to illegal in Tennessee
@Adam_Cadmon1 It's fun! Think Columbo in a mini skirt. 😂
My sister called me out of the blue this evening, on a day that I really needed to hear a loved voice. Dad used to tell me to call her when he knew she was having a bad day, and somehow he made a way to have her call me today. Almost an affirmation that those we love who have left us aren’t really gone after all. ♥️
大阪一望出来る桜の坂道に行ってきました。 #写真 #photography
@Alice @chad @rockmastermike @drewtoothpaste @KevBot I thought that said ELF not ALF, and now I'm going to be disappointed if it's not both.
I'm here for the ALF on elf action.
Statement by Franklin D. Roosevelt, in a January 9, 1940, speech.
Tech bro (odoriferous named)
Mistook being wealthy for fame.
But a bird in his hand
Is worth two pounds of sand
And he set half his fortune aflame.
Tumbleton Lake, Cragside National Trust
#BlackAndWhitePhotography #fujifilm #fujifilmXT2 #northumberland #farmland #landscape #photography #BNW #LandscapePhotography #raw_bnw #raw_landscape
From the bike lane opponents' newsletter, talking about the city council meeting where they want people to show up to oppose bike lanes: “If you can bike or walk to the venue (it’s on Addison near Bonar), please do that, since parking will be at a premium.”
I HAVE EXPIRED 💀💀💀
I WILL HAUNT YOU FROM THE GRAVE 👻👻👻
#Berkeley #RoadSafety #BikeTooter
@Wildbergwanderer 😂 Nothing a little unsecured trash won't fix. #roughage
First roll from my bathroom sink development: shot on Fuji GW690II.
T-Max 400 (120) developed at 800 in Ilfosol 1+9 (8.5 min)
A lovely photograph of the baristas I chat with every other day.
#BelieveInFilm #FilmIsNotDead #FilmPhotography #Ilford
I was promised a sci-fi future where robots would do all the menial tasks so that humans could focus on creating art and instead you assholes built robots to do the art so we all have to fight over the jobs doing menial tasks, good job.
In the scale of gray
Inhales helium from a balloon.
(In a high-pitched voice) Weigh me now.
@Wildbergwanderer Looks like a fantastic weekend.
Word on the street is that the bears are starting to wake up. Any signs?
A couple from one of our walks this weekend when I took the digital with me. We have some pretty epic walks. #DivaDog #DogsOfMasto