Reading the paper "New directions in cryptography" (aka THE ONE by Diffie-Hellman) and I'm seriously considering framing the first page and putting it on my wall.

When sand-slithering snakes behave like light waves:

phys.org/news/2019-02-sand-sli

I've always been bad at spelling -- not sure whether it's nature or nurture. -- Steven Wright

Light travels faster than sound, which is why some people appear clever until you hear them speak. -- Unknown

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

When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is to stop digging. -- Will Rogers (although it appears in print earlier)

In about half an hour, UK pass, starting at 04:46:36, duration 35 secs, visible, Magnitude -1.1

Really disappointed to be missing the transit of Mercury today.

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

In about half an hour, UK pass, starting at 05:33:03, duration 136 secs, visible, Magnitude -1.9

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

Do not argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

In about half an hour, UK pass, starting at 06:19:35, duration 209 secs, visible, Magnitude -1.5

In about half an hour, UK pass, starting at 04:46:40, duration 105 secs, visible, Magnitude -1.9

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

God grant me the courage not to give up what I think is right even though I think it's hopeless. -- Chester W. Nimitz

In about half an hour, UK pass, starting at 05:33:14, duration 216 secs, bright, Magnitude -2.8

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