Some passes of the visible from the UK overnight - I'll tweet/toot warnings closer to the time

It's not the fall that kills you; it's the sudden stop at the end.

For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations. Nature cannot be fooled. -- Richard Feynman

Have you ever sent a fax?

[feel free to boost this to maximize response.]

Goodhart's Law: When a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure.

Some have a butterfly mind, flitting topic to topic. I have a moth mind - much less attractive, and it only comes out at night.

Every mathematical proof is a one liner if you start far enough to the left -- Anon

The meaning of 'whole number' is not universally agreed upon. If you use it, take care to say exactly which integers you mean by it.

I've said I want to die on Mars. Just not on impact. -- Elon Musk

I have a gazillion tabs open in Firefox ... is there a way to get a list of the URLs?

In the 24th century there will be no hunger, there will be no greed, and all the children will know how to read. -- Gene Roddenberry

Never start playing 'Peek-a-Boo' with a toddler at the beginning of an 11 hour flight ...

I think I liked Mastodon's profile directory (/explore) a lot better when you could actually browse it by interest / hash-tag.

Now it just feels like a random list of users?

mastodon.social/explore/

You can still browse it by hash-tag if you manually edit the URL though:

mastodon.social/explore/foss

I need a good way to say "your depression is lying to you" that doesn't sound like "you know, you're not *really* feeling what you're feeling right now".

The proposed new insurance policy covers damage to wasps and hornets. Really?

it's funny when people act like blocking makes you a baby who cant handle disagreement. actually i'm an adult with limited time on this earth and i'm not gonna waste it reading the useless opinions of rude idiots

Don't anthropomorphise computers - they hate that.

Visualize how much junk from third-party sites you download when you visit your favorite web site: simonhearne.com/2015/find-thir

Mathstodon.xyz: Completely clean. Wikipedia: only a few small bits and pieces from other Wikimedia sites. Some other sites that I visit regularly: lots of junk. Adblockers help, but attention to keeping things slim in site design would help more.

If you can walk away from a landing, it's a good one. If you use the airplane the next day, it's outstanding. -- Chuck Yeager

And so to bed ...

Night everyone.

A Mastodon instance for maths people. The kind of people who make $$\pi z^2 \times a$$ jokes. Use $$ and $$ for inline LaTeX, and $ and $ for display mode.