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Reminder that (now) Professor Katherine L. Bouman led the development of the algorithm that captured our first picture of a black hole. She wrote a dissertation on taking pictures of black holes, she wrote software to take pictures of black holes, she was the person who named the algorithm based on her work, her name was first on the paper that described the algorithm, and then her software took a picture of a black hole.

She's not an astronomer, she's a computer scientist and electrical engineer, and she isn't a lone genius doing this in a garage, she's part of a global team of people from many different disciplines. There was a dozen people contributing code to the project. But she isn't a random team member that got attention because she was cute, she is in a very direct sense responsible for creating that picture, more than Elon Musk has ever sent a rocket to space or created an electrical car.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katie_Bo…

invidio.us/watch?v=BIvezCVcsYs

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIvezC…
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Kaffee ist dir zu schwach?

Versuch mal "Production database ist komplett unerreichbar"

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@dym @sir I doubt that the idea of using the proper tool for a certain task is "GNU purism". Thinking your browser is an OS and should be used for every task imaginable (from the mistaken idea of "convenience") is why browsers are the piles of steaming shit they are today.
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Microsoft steals name of Linux Desktop project (MauiKit and the Maui distribution) for their project that does the same thing and then blames Linux community for using that name to begin with (which is obvious trademark infringement as they've both had those names for years now). Abusing power over GitHub to then delete any issues on their project related to the name collision and deny they are at fault for ignoring the first search result that comes up for the name Maui.

medium.com/@probonopd/microsof

You can tell they are trying to embrace, extend, and extinguish. But with blunders like this and the way their megacorp stooge bosses like to handle it they won't be extending anything.

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"Increasing". The word you're looking for is "increasing".

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Have you tried turning it off and never turning it back on again

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Just want to give a shout-out to Audacity, which as far as I'm concerned is the open source creative tool that actually achieves the promise of open source creative tools. It gets significantly better every release and releases every few months, and the UI gets better and better (the key thing most open source tools don't achieve). If you tried Audacity a few years ago or more and decided it was unstable or clunky to use, download the latest version. You might be pleasantly surprised.

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Menschen, die in C programmieren, haben keine Klasse, aber wenigstens Struktur.

(Ich begleite mich selbst hinaus)

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Microsoft is not the #answer. Microsoft is the #question. NO is the answer.

#LINUX #foss

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@michael @mobop attached is a screenshot of this thread for posterity. I've contacted GitHub support for comment.

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Whenever someone comes to me and says "look at my minimal <X> library" I will often take a look and what I often see is "its fit my single use case only and its obvious." Which happens a ton because people love to say "Phoenix is bloated" and do nothing to back that up.

For me the difference between rails and sinatra is essentially nil. The context between cpu and your code is so large I don't see a ton of value in making this distinctions.

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Modest suggestion: next time you plan on buying some luxury item (starbucks, a video game, a dinner out, etc), consider donating that amount to an open source project that you love. Not every time - you can have that frappachino tomorrow - but just this time, let's give back to FOSS.

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bash/fish-User*innen: Habt ihr auch schon mal ein langes Kommando getippt; dann gemerkt „Mist, ich muss ja vorher noch was anderes machen“ und dann am Anfang der Zeile ne Raute eingefügt und Enter gedrückt, um eure Zeile in der History zu speichern?

Gibt n Shortcut dafür: Alt-#

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Free software with terms of service is proprietary with extra steps

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We will never reach post scarcity because the 1% will demand 101% of the resources

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