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Base phi (phinary) is like binary. Instead of using 2, it uses the irrational number phi (golden ratio)
It works similarly to fibonacci numbers. Consecutive digits add up to the next:
11=100
11110=101000
What’s cool is that it makes it easy to do maths with some irrational numbers. Most non-recurring base phi numbers are irrational; however, these are the integers:
1= 1
2= 10.01
3= 100.01
4= 101.01
5= 1000.1001
So… this may be a bit left field, but I want to make base phi a meme…

Could a satellite generate (tiny amounts of) electricity from the earth's magnetic field?

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this rings so true omg "Contrary to common belief, the volume of face-to-face interaction decreased significantly (approx. 70%) in [two field studies transitions to open office plans], with an associated increase in electronic interaction. In short, rather than prompting increasingly vibrant face-to-face collaboration, open architecture appeared to trigger a natural human response to socially withdraw from officemates and interact instead over email and IM." rstb.royalsocietypublishing.or

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this awesome little tool allows you to contain a small website in a url. no hosting required, very portable.

geez. i can think of a million ways to use this for very creative little projects.

itty.bitty.site

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In case you wanted to use your phone as a computer, you can put #Gentoo #Linux on your #Android phone! I've recorded a video of my phone running Linux with a full desktop with apps (for everyday tasks I'm usually on a terminal, but it's good to have a desktop as a backup!)

In the video I launch #Midori as a Web browser, #Blender 3D (and yes, I do a render while multitasking!), and The #GIMP.

Watch it here: peertube.social/videos/watch/5

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Possibly the most symmetrical sentence ever constructed: "Sator Arepo tenet opera rotas", which in Latin means "The sower Arepo holds the wheels with effort."

It's easier to see why it's symmetrical if it's written in a square:

S A T O R
A R E P O
T E N E T
O P E R A
R O T A S

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So floss.social crossed 5,000 statuses this week, hooray! Please tell you friends and colleagues that care about #FreeSoftware & #OpenSource and encourage them to join us. Not in any hurry to scale, but it's fun to have a community of like-minded folks.

🎉

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body fact: humans actually only use 10% of their intestine! there is no telling what we might be capable off if we used more!

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I’m sick to death of people being precious about #GMO produce. Functionally there is no difference between a grape bred to have little or no seed and a grape that has been modified in a lab for the same thing. Y’all are just scared of science.

You wanna talk about #Monsanto charging for “licenses” for their crops, ok. Talk about agribusiness killing the planet, ok. Talk about corporations copyrighting genetic code, ok. These are all valid concerns.

But the science is sound.

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you thought three dimensions would save you?

witness the true scope of our conflict

I HAVE YOU SURROUNDED

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If listicles are good enough for Euclid and Ludwig von Wittgenstein, they're good enough for me

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Hi, my wife made a podcast. Please boost!

She's feeling quite insecure about it, but it's really good! Please go listen and tell her what you think 🙂

It's a fantasy story about a necromancer. It's creepy and characterful and really cool!

youtu.be/6huosHH4gzU

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@767 Thank you so much! "Creepy and characterful" is the sweetest description ever.

Hi, my wife made a podcast. Please boost!

She's feeling quite insecure about it, but it's really good! Please go listen and tell her what you think 🙂

It's a fantasy story about a necromancer. It's creepy and characterful and really cool!

youtu.be/6huosHH4gzU

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I've been quieter than normal recently.

Time to fix that.

This is a thread about the things that I am working on/thinking about, and how they relate back to the current state of the world.

It's going to be one of /those/ threads, probably, so please forgive me if it takes me a little while to respond to you if you jump in the replies. I'll get there, I promise.

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Can someone explain to me what exactly Pleroma is?

I get the sense that it's kind of like Mastodon, but also quite different

Sorry, got a bit carried away there. I'll go do some work...

Anyone who says that this isn't how memes work can Phight me!