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Never leave till tomorrow that chocolate which you can eat today.

"What I love about writing is that every reader has a unique experience when reading a story."
"A non fungible experience?"
"I guess?"
"How can we monetise that?"
"Why... People buy stories."
"But how can we sell the unique experience?"
"We already do."
"We already do "
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

On strange spinning objects, including a top that prefers to spin only one way.

"Kenneth Brecher designs spinning tops using mathematical constants, including the Feigenbaum constant, which produces a top with a preferential spinning direction."

#Physics #Toys #Tops #Dynamics

Can we take a moment to acknowledge one of the least appreciated #cyberdeck in pop culture?

Penny's computer book and video watch, from Inspector Gadget

Some explanation, why the US is the only country in the world with a sinking life-expectancy while not being an active war zone.

Be someone who, if a dozen of you were put in a room with some spare time, a university would spontaneously sprout around you.

@sohkamyung BTW: Do you know why the case numbers went up so much in Singapore? Google tells me all kind of stuff but half contradicts itself.

Towards the end of the book, one of the characters makes an (idle?) threat to reprogram an AI into just making paperclips.

I wonder if this is a nerd reference to the "Paperclip Maximiser" thought experiment where an AI gets too focused on its task to the detriment of everything else.

Wikipedia's reference to the Paperclip Maximiser [ ]

(comment on "Chaos on CatNet")

I was just briefly, bitterly embarrassed about not being able to remember what "paracompact" means and then I remembered that's normal. (Not normal like "disjoint closed subsets can be separated", just normal like "a normal human being.")

I'm here for like two weeks. It feels much better than constantly being on Facebook. I'm calmer and more present.

But I really miss my #yarn and #handspinning tribe. I have noone to really share this passion with in real life, and there seems to be like I'm the only mastodon user in this niche.
Maybe I should not care and just create. It just feels a bit lonely like this.

Or maybe I'm just too stupid to navigate the #fediverse. But I'm really not that geeky Person...

Conferencing in 2021: Watching other people having lunch in the lecture hall.

Have there been any follow-up studies on the symmetry of tigers? Blake (1794) is a little light in the methods section.

If you're easily amused and looking for random cooking recipes, the way the New York Times cooking recipes work is that is the minimal URL you need to enter. I haven't found the exact limit, but it's around 1022000.

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Society of Trolls

A nice little Mastodon instance. Mild trolling encouraged (keep it local), but not required. Malicious behaviour is not tolerated. Follow Wheaton's law and you'll be fine.