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FEYNMAN learning strategy in THREE points:
1. Continually ask "Why?"
2. When you learn something, learn it to where you can explain it to a child.
3. Instead of arbitrarily memorizing things, look for the explanation that makes it obvious.

I tend to stay away from politics on Mastodon, but this is some really great background on the whole Russian hacking hysteria in the US:

But anyone who sees the Russian activity as an antidemocratic outrage should be condemning the United States just as loudly, and treating the Russia story as some kind of unprecedented act of covert control is laughable.

currentaffairs.org/2018/07/its

@InspectorCaracal In case that whole post doesnโ€™t come through without logging in

From a Chicago ABC TV station's story about election hacking. Some of you may argue this is inaccurate, but I personally have always considered SQL to be a common piece of cyber-trickery.

expired: back-end developer
tired: front-end developer
wired: happy-end developer

Whomever created the time piece that had an alarm which didn't use ringing bells should be have won the no-bell piece prize.

*blinks* Person on bird site mentioned a friend telling about taking a published D&D module and doing nothing more than flip the gender of the NPCs. Their players soon became convinced the land was in the midst of a massive conspiracy because how else could the utter lack of male citizens be explained.

ferns are ancient. back then they didn't have much memory (it was expensive) so they were generated procedurally. hence the way they look

I have actually done this

โ€œThe secret to getting off of calls you don't want to be on is to hang up in the middle of your own sentence. Only a maniac would hang up on themselves, so you must have gotten disconnected.โ€

"Demons'R'Us, how can we help you today?"
"I have a history test today, can an old demon possess me and pass it?"
"Certainly, that will cost a twentieth of a human soul."
"Can I pay with a hamster's soul?"
"Absolutely not! Sacrificing an innocent animal? Shame on you! Good bye!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

After struggling to get Zanata running, I just realized it doesn't even support Android's strings.xml ๐Ÿ™ˆ
Back to WebLate, I guess. Pity, it does look nicer and I'm all for nice looking and easy to use software.

One fun thing I discovered about Visual Chatbot: no matter what the photo is of, it will always report there are at least a couple giraffes.
It learned from answers that humans gave, and apparently nobody ever asked "how many giraffes are there?" when the answer was zero.

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Hosts the official accounts for the @Jabit and @Abit projects, and possibly some personal stuff.