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Unashamed space colonist & atomic energy enthusiast. Getting ourselves out of tight spots using technology is pretty much what we humans DO. Appeared in the 2012 documentary “Lunarcy!” & still occasionally get contacted by people who have seen it recently on CBC. Low-key supervillain, looking to build a better world that will be worth conquering. Not a typography nerd, but enjoy using LaTeX.

Getting ready to stream on Twitch.

The book is "Journey to Mars" (1896) by Gustavus W Pope.

The question, "which of your possessions would be most important to have with you if you were thrown back in time" is very dependent upon the matter of just how far back.

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DSS 26 receiving data from Voyager 1 at 160b/s.

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DSS 63 receiving data from Voyager 1 at 160b/s.

As Reverend Onan Canobite has pointed out, one of the mystical properties of the name «J.R. “Bob” Dobbs» is that, however you rearrange the letters, you always end up with «J.R. “Bob” Dobbs».

Any attempt at rearranging the letters of «Onan Canobite», however, yields the phrase «ever given». Up until the past week, the world was content to regard this as a meaningless oddity.



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DSS 43 receiving data from Voyager 1 at 160b/s.

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DSS 36 receiving data from Voyager 2 at 160b/s.

I'm not going to ask, "does this make me weird?" because it's definitely not what makes me weird, but I wonder whether anyone else does this :

I attach my larger-capacity USB thumb drives to keyfobs to make them harder to lose. Then I give them volume names corresponding to the fob. For instance, one which is attached to an oversided reproduction of an Indian Head nickel has the name BUFFALOBILL.

Well, phooey. toobnix does not seem to want to accept my .srt or .vtt files ― when trying to add captions I just get "server error".


I detest the use of the term "diss track".

It is yet another instance of a clumsy coinage for something which already has a perfectly good English word ― in this instance, "flyting".

Yes! Dialing C*NET 1-867-5309 does indeed get you a recording of "Jenny".

@tbn97 @cosullivan

I applied for dearMoon. They'd be mad not to take me. MAD, I SAY!

«[A] 20-year-old man surnamed Wang (王) turned himself in and confessed to throwing the improvised explosives. The hand grenades contained ball bearings which not only penetrated into the club's door, but also shattered glass in buildings along the street. The club owner claimed that the man had been denied entry. [L]ess than 10 minutes later, Wu returned and hurled the hand grenades at the front door.»

Because it only takes 10 minutes to make grenades!

Wordpress is bad enough. CMSes which sit on top of Wordpress? AAARGH!

The people working on the house next door are using a tile saw, & I feel as though I were going to die.

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16 mm sound film projector has been repaired for now, but I'm definitely going to contact the guy who claims to be able to supply spring-type rewind belts.


But mine are high-quality, because they come with informed interpretation!

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