In about half an hour, UK #ISS 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.
"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
In about half an hour, UK #ISS pass, starting at 21:25:57, duration 14 secs, visible, Magnitude -1.2
Web page by Jean-Pierre Merx
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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...
@ColinTheMathmo or it's 2020; time forgot how to drive this year and isn't doing things one at a time anymore
'ipsedixitism': the dogmatic insistence that something is a 'fact' without providing any supporting evidence -- Source: https://twitter.com/susie_dent/status/1302156807368916992
TIL of the word 'Lagniappe' ... language is cool. And weird. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagniappe
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