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Bonus chatter: Back before VM/CMS, the punch cards were real. I started programming just as punch cards were dying out, but I recall that during the hot summer months, one silly trick to cool off was to go to the service window in the computer room and submit a small job of a few dozen cards. The operators would open the window to pick up the deck, and during that time, you got a brief blast of cool air from the computer room.

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ok after looking at far too many mtg cards while not knowing a single god damn thing about mtg, i am left with two impressions:

1) the people who made this are DANGEROUSLY haphazard with their worldbuilding
2) a fair amount of this art is Real Horny

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theverge.com/2020/9/2/21419012

for every short-answer question, Lazare writes two long sentences followed by a disjointed list of keywords — anything that seems relevant to the question. “The questions are things like... ‘What was the advantage of Constantinople’s location for the power of the Byzantine empire,’” Simmons says. “So you go through, okay, what are the possible keywords that are associated with this? Wealth, caravan, ship, India, China, Middle East, he just threw all of those words in.”

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"We didn't call it fuzzing back in the 1950s, but it was our standard practice to test programs by inputting decks of punch cards taken from the trash.

We also used decks of random number punch cards. We weren't networked in those days, so we weren't much worried about security, but our random/trash decks often turned up undesirable behavior.

Every programmer I knew used the trash-deck technique."

-- Gerald M. Weinberg

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A movie where two people must see who can stay in the hsunted house to inherit thier great uncle estate but it isn't huanted at all so after week it ends up just being them trying to trick each other to leave the house

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PR headline: "Star Trek to introduce the first non-binary character!"

Dax: Am I a joke to you 😐​

illinoisnewsroom.org/u-of-i-of

Asked why the predictions were so far off, U of I physicist Nigel Goldenfeld says they did not take into consideration that some students would make “willful violations of public health directives.”

@Pixley @neoncoughh I hope you are taking precautions!

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Once I was in an outdoor gym class at school & saw one of my friends pass by who mentioned that he had "Battletoads & Double Dragon" for the NES and his parents were at work. I've immediately decided to ditch the class, and went over to his place. The intention was just to miss gym, but we've ended up playing through the entire game in co-op, and it took a while. When I got back, school was already empty, and the teachers assumed I was kidnapped.

@bees What are your thoughts on the modal dual lands?

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I have a 4 foot Elmo doll and it has no means of holding itself up. So no matter how you place him, it becomes a whole-ass mood.

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I'm astonished that there are people who self-identify as a Cubs fan

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The Somali elephant shrew was considered extinct but was recently rediscovered in Africa. Please, I’m begging you to look at it.

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@ websites that make me log in when i’ve forgotten my password for their site i used once several years ago just to unsubscribe from their emails.... fuck you

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If you find laggy, I HIGHLY recommend trying out the feature/native-comp branch

git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/emac

Warning: may require compiling GCC beforehand

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