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Is it true that the code for the TCP/IP stack of every modern OS is at least partly derived from BSD code?
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It makes no sense to me, but having multiple different browsers open (like, literally five different browsers right now) seems to use memory more efficiently than if I had opened everything in multiple tabs in a single browser.
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Some people have a very strong antipathy towards the Simulation Argument :D
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It's kind of messed up that ZIP64 archives still have the .zip extension even though it's totally incompatible with the original ZIP specification. In other news, I deleted a 5GB archive that wouldn't open because OS X can't unzip ZIP64 files. I thought it was corrupt and now I'm downloading it again.
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I don't know why people jump immediately to Hitler when fascism is mentioned. There's also Mussolini and there's also Franco. I mean, I guess I'll have to call it ultranationalist corporatocracy instead. Or Trumpism for short.
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Trump's mannerisms remind me of Mussolni ‎· MoTO Babycakes
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well he was the most powerful of them all, more propaganda against him, more known, so delivers the point faster. ‎· SaeedTheGiraffe ?
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I guess the thing is that when you say "Hitler!" people automatically dismiss the validity of your point because it's hyperbolic. But there are other forms of fascism that might be better comparisons. ‎· Victor G.
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Also, it's not just a strawman when someone's retweeting neo-Nazis and Mussolini quotes. ‎· John B.
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There were really at least two lessons from the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the U.S.S.R.: (1) totalitarian communism is a shitty system and (2) holding together a global empire is very, very expensive and the costs will eventually destroy your nation-state. We seem to only remember the first lesson.
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It's quite possible that the reason why my sister is a Neo-marxist now is because of all the times my brother and I colluded to destroy her whenever we played Monopoly. #CronyCapitalismFTW
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We had our own rules for playing Monopoly, which made it a lot more fun. Then one day my stepmother wanted to play, and she demanded that we play by the printed rules that came with the game. That game didn't last too long, because we all went around the board twice and still couldn't build anything. We never played it with her again....or anyone else that refused to play it by our rules. ‎· April ☕
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Remember when we didn't have smartphones and had to wait for the computer to boot before we could browse the web?
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I still don't have a smart phone. But I also don't usually have to wait for my computer to boot up to use the internet, either, since I rarely ever shut it down completely. ‎· April ☕
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I was in my mid/late-30s. I also still don't have a smart phone, though I do have an iPod Touch 5G which fulfils many of the same functions. ‎· Smooth Young Priest
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I used to keep my laptops on all the time, but I kept dropping them and destroying the hard drive. :D I guess I need an SSD. ‎· Victor G.
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I finally have an SSD -- game changer. ‎· lris
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I really can't get the idea of Orc peons on Azeroth and Draenor singing Rihanna's "Work" while they chop down trees and mine gold out of my head. #WoW #work #work
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"We can preach to the choir all we want, but the end result is that the folks who get left out of the church end up just worshiping the devil." — M. Nailat
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I hate to say it, but now that I'm getting used to the UI, I really dig the extra reactions on Facebook.
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I'm liking them so far. I can see people getting butthurt because someone didn't "Love" their post or was "Angry", but those are the people who would get offended over almost anything on the internet anyway, so. :) ‎· Hookuh Tinypants
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I will admit that I am somewhat concerned that Kanye West has lost his fucking mind.
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Replaced "concerned" with "convinced" and that's me. ‎· Sarah G.
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I fear he's having some sort of Shutter Island experience. Terrifying. ‎· Micah
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This article sums up the feelings I've had about Kanye for a while now. http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/02/kanye_west_do... ‎· DB, Just DB
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The weird thing about L.A. is that (1) the ring of bears definitely comes before the ring of people with tractors (2) there is a ring of coyotes and mountain lions that comes between the ring of people with money and the ring of people with less money (3) the ring of people with tractors is actually way, way out there, far beyond the ring of bears. There is a definite no-man's land of desolation between those two rings. (via https://mokum.place/barmaton/335045 )
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I miss the share button. ‎· Victor G.
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Funny how that map has inverted since the '50s - '80s. ‎· Spidra Webster
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Yeah, it's looking more and more like the '50s-'80s were an anomalous period ‎· Victor G.
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And it's only Tuesday >.<
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If rich people can't even stand verbal criticism of their ideas, they're definitely not going to like the pitchforks and torches.
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I've finally upgraded all my Macs that can be upgraded to El Capitan. I hope I don't regret it.
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All the apparent Sanderistas trying to Berniesplain the Civil Rights Movement to people of color: do they really sincerely believe they're helping Bernie's cause or are they just wolf-in-sheep's-clothing who are trolling progressives hard? #ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmm
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I think mostly column A, but that might just be the people I've run into. ‎· Jennifer D.
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Both are troubling. ‎· Smooth Young Priest
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"If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time. If you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together." — Lilla Watson
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I think not being able to even is a lesser tragedy than not being able to odd. #YesYouCanEven
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It's pretty cool that some of the greatest discoveries in physics happened at Mt. Wilson. http://www.kcet.org/socal/departures/san-gabriel-river/higher... I had no idea that Albert Michelson had done speed-of-light measurements in So Cal before he went on to disprove the existence of the luminferous aether along with Edward Morley, further bolstering the legitimacy of Special Relativity. Hubble also discovered that nebulas were actually distant galaxies here, and discovered that the farther they were, the more redshifted they were, leading to the conclusion that the universe was expanding.
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Any word on whether or not the gravity wave finding can help us discern whether or not gravitons have mass?
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Guardian US is taking questions right now so you could ask that. https://twitter.com/GuardianUS/status/697933911704367104 ‎· Spidra Webster
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Oooh, I will definitely ask them! ‎· Victor G.
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Also: whether this makes the Alcubierre warp drive more feasible or less feasible :D ‎· Victor G.
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LIGO apparently confirms that the speed of gravity equals the speed of light https://www.theguardian.com/science/live/2016/feb/12/gravitat... — meaning that if gravitons exist, then they have to be massless ‎· Victor G.
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There is something really strange and bizarre about imagining that your body is being stretched and squeezed by waves in spacetime generated more than a billion years ago, even if the expansion and compression is in fractions of a picometer.
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My first thought after reading this? Where is the retweet button? ‎· Joe
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"Reasonable" really doesn't necessarily mean more right or logical. It just means more likely to compromise and less likely to commit violence.
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Just because you paid someone money to do something for you doesn't mean you own them or they have to kiss your ass.
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I somehow managed to get Chrome down to 10 tabs….
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