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danger here is seeing "at scale" applied to thoughts about philanthropy. computers still a good model tho, if only because signals originate from humans.

talking about something "at scale" has weird effects to it. if i say something "at scale", you might think i mean largest % of population, but in doing so i sort of gloss over the fact that <10th percentile is the most expensive to address.

eg, "if i can serve 8 out of 10 requests, who cares about the other 2", but i ignore the content of those requests.

idk, my innate capacity to apply stupid linear interpolation and false equivalence to these things seem dangerous. all populations deviate.

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- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m

90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them

Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m

This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created

like my javascript is created by javascript that is transformed in a pipeline of javascript and wtf wtf wtf

today i finally made it through a babel 7 upgrade and i don't even know how the fuck anyone gets work done in javascript land

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there ain't no party like a sprintf party
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Updated personal instance to 2.5. I’m pretty impressed mastodon manages to land upgrades pretty pain free for the most part. ( at least for me )

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We have been convinced by BK marketing to imagine a kind of human King Of The Burgers figure, a smiling bipedal monarch.

Look past the propaganda. A burger king is a hive creature, a group mind, an indifferentiable teeming mass of thousands of once-individual burgers now tethered together into a superorganism.

A burger king is a rat king, but for burgers.

Reads are writes everyone

Reads are writes

*growls indistinctly into shot glass, passes out*

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Kramer: [bursts into the room] Jerry! I—

Jerry: [shoots Kramer dead]

SCENE: The camera pans out, displaying Jerry, entrenched in a fort constructed of his home's furnishings, wielding a hunting rifle. Mounds of instances of Kramer, each subtly different and each dead, litter the room.

Kramer: [bursts into the room] Jerry! I—

Jerry: [shoots Kramer dead]

Wizards of the coast got my number since 1994

I don’t know how or why I got back into magic cards but I’m far less inclined to judge micro transaction bullshit harshly atm

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hot take: developers should be required to have at least a BFA before designing the core metaphors or a library, framework, or system.

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My adventures getting Disney’s Moana island scene to render well with pbrt
pharr.org/matt/blog/2018/07/16

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