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I tried to fix this. several times. it defeated me. Since it would work if I said "DB ('X'+80) " I just put up with it.

until tonight!
Every time I tried to fix this code I tried to be clever with it, and it never worked. So tonight I said, forget that! All I had to do, when db() found an opening quote, don't be clever. Just look 2 more characters ahead. If i see a closing quote I can just hand the whole thing off to expr(), otherwise the ascii handler gets it.

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The spirit appeared in front of him.
"Are you the One?" it asked.
"What, like 'the chosen one'? I don't know, what does it entail?"
"Making hard decisions."
"Oh, I can do that!"
"And accepting the consequences."
"Yeah, no prob- Wait, you mean there will be consequences for me?"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

TIL: oyster mushrooms are not only carnivores, they have numerous ways of catching their prey (nematodes).

"In the 1980s, scientists discovered that oyster mushrooms are carnivores. The delicious, inescapable inference is that they’re the only vegan food that can itself eat meat."

#Biology #Fungi #Mushrooms #Nematodes #Nature

Just went through Dad and Uncle’s teenage book collection, man it feels like one hell of an 80s time capsule...

Alright, let's play a game.

Boosts appreciated, the wider the reach, the more useful the responses.

Please suggest to me 1 - 5 channels on peertube, vemio, or youtube with under 1000 subscribers, that are producing interesting or worthwhile content.

Sketches and jokes! Video Essays! Concert films! You name it.

Show me your favorite works from small creators. I'm going to do a thing to highlight some of them.

My new novel, NON-PLAYER CHARACTER, is live on Kickstarter!

Can six TTRPG nerds in their 30s find their way home from a fantasy land -- and do they want to?

Boosts appreciated. And please do check it out! ^_^


Using the grandfather example, a closed-loop paradox would be something like going back in time and introducing your grandfather to your grandmother, such that if you hadn't been born to do it, you would've never been born at all. That is, your birth seems to be both cause and effect.

Hawking's "chronology protection conjecture" argues against the possibility, but it is just that: a conjecture. Strictly speaking, we don't know that such a loop violates the laws of physics.

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for a short time in the 1990’s, Casio had a game console for girls called the casio loopy.

it had a built in sticker printer, and an add on for video still capture.

Valerian relatively early movie spoilers (it's kind of in the title of the movie though) 

When they're flying in they get stats on the City of 1,000 Planets called out. It's a great high-speed world building / establishing shot.

They say, "Over 5,000 languages, not including computer languages..." I realized that by this point in time with 5k languages for 1k planet there'd have to be at least 10k computer languages This is including cpu microcode, bus and network protocols, etc. at least.

You know, it's hard for me to look at these two books and not immediately start drafting a Crisis on Infinite Earths campaign... until I realize the sheer scale of such an undertaking, and the work involved.
@ttrpg #rpg #gurps #supers

Is it just me, or does anybody else think that most writers of D&D rulebooks were drunk and channeling Tolstoy?

Some "They Eat Humans, Don't They?" art.

The comm tower where Sawyer gets taken, the meat market, the bureaucratic planet, etc. by Dylan Cole, Ivan Tantsiura, Eugene Je, and Pat Presley.

@julienxx will include a public auth service for end users. It's intended as a kind of SSO service for other providers, eg file servers, web hosting, DevOps or something else. I currently test it with a standard cpu+fs server which I'll open soon-ish. On are some details about it, but we'll add more once we have more to add 😉

poking around in the rom i found a big table of function names and offsets. it's used for crash dumps

wrote a lil thing to extract all the data from it. now to figure out how to import it all into ghidra and further reverse engineering will be a zillion times easier...

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