Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away -- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

In about half an hour, UK pass, starting at 20:39:12, duration 125 secs, bright, Magnitude -2.0

There's this guy who, during lockdown, kept calling the library asking not when he can check out books again

Not when he can use the computers again or read the newspaper or USE the library in any ways

But when we will need volunteers again, and if we could use any help right now

He's like 85 years old... he's been volunteering for 20 years. He just enjoys reshelving the books. He takes satisfaction in getting everything in order.

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"If people's basic needs were met through socialism, nobody would ever choose to work!"

Kid, there's people who saved up their entire lives to retire, and never have to work again

Who then choose to spend their retirement doing unpaid menial labor for the public library

People generally WANT to work, to feel accomplished from Doing Stuff

They just want to get to do work they choose to do willingly, for reasonable amounts of time, without the threat of starvation looming over them

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

*Doorbell* Me: Hello? Fireman: Hi - do you have a smoke detector? Me: Yes. Fireman: Test it regularly? Me: Every time I cook.

In about half an hour, UK pass, starting at 21:25:57, duration 14 secs, visible, Magnitude -1.2

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

Give someone a program, you frustrate them for a day; teach them how to program, you frustrate them for a lifetime. -- David Leinweber

Random factlet: Virginia extends further West than West Virginia.

Math Counterexamples
Web page by Jean-Pierre Merx
In collection: Lists and catalogues
I initiated this website because for years I have been passionated about Mathematics as a hobby and also by “strange objects”. Mathematical counterexamples combine both topics. The first counterexample I was exposed with is the one of an unbounded positive continuous function with a convergent integral. I took time to find such a counterexample… but...
URL: mathcounterexamples.net/
Entry: read.somethingorotherwhatever.

@ColinTheMathmo or it's 2020; time forgot how to drive this year and isn't doing things one at a time anymore

When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane. -- Steven Wright

The strength of a civilization is not measured by its ability to fight wars, but rather by its ability to prevent them. -- Gene Roddenberry

We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone -- Ronald Reagan

'ipsedixitism': the dogmatic insistence that something is a 'fact' without providing any supporting evidence -- Source: twitter.com/susie_dent/status/

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

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