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Success! After wrangling with radeondrm/EFI issues, I finally managed to get 6.3 running on my old iMac with multiple monitors fully supported (thanks to some manual modeline work with cvt and xrandr)

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Update/expansion of my intro last year. I'm now going into fourth year maths rather than theoretical physics, having switched degrees. (That's assuming I pass some exams this week that I deferred due to illness).

I brew beer as a hobby, and code when I have spare time. I enjoy writing science fiction, but I'm a long way away from publishing anything.

I have 111 characters spare so: My favourite equation is \(\int_M \mathrm{d}\omega = \int_{\partial M}\omega\)

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CBS is apparently so confident about the quality of star trek picard, that I can ask if we're allowed to discuss star trek picard on /r/startrek and be immediately permanently banned.

David Attenborough is the only person to have won a BAFTA in all of the categories: black and white, colour, HD, 3D, and 4K.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_At

GPU shopping 

I'm looking for a fanless AMD GPU. I currently have an elderly HD4000 series, and it works OK for my use (driving one or more large-ish monitors running i3wm). I don't care about gaming, but I might care a bit about Vulkan performance. Searching I found a couple of HD5xxx and HD6xxx cards from visiontek for less than CAD100. I don't mind paying a bit more, but fanless (or amazingly quiet fan) is a hard requirement. I'm in Canada, if that matters.

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Got strangely lucky today.

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hungry, 🍕? 

Would really appreciate a pizza. :flan_peek::flan_insomnia:

brynet.ca/wallofpizza.html

Not so proud of this one...

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Loving this fad.

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

"Irish Dara Ó Briain has received an award for his contribution to raising public awareness of .

This is an award that is presented each year during Maths Week – the annual all-island festival of maths and numeracy, which is currently running with events across the country and online."

siliconrepublic.com/innovation

My ISP seems to be hijacking all DNS requests, regardless of server, so that they can blackhole facebook traffic (facebook.com is being routed to 127.0.0.1). I can run DNS queries against example.com and still get results:

Przyblyski's Star: A star with more praesodymium in its spectrum than iron. Is it aliens? Maybe, but unlikely. Is it a measurement error? Probably not. Is it evidence of the island of stability? Surprisingly, this might be the most likely outcome. Is it weird as fuck? YES.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Przybyls

Obscure-ish topic, but does anybody here have any textbook / expository paper recommendations for contact geometry?

It's been a while now since my degree, but I've had to help out a sibling with some thermodynamics homework, and it's sparked my interest in the geometric side of physics again.

I've think I've got a new favourite paper.

"The Meanderings of a Weapon Oriented Mind When Applied in a Vacuum Such as the Moon"

Obscure-ish topic, but does anybody here have any textbook / expository paper recommendations for contact geometry?

It's been a while now since my degree, but I've had to help out a sibling with some thermodynamics homework, and it's sparked my interest in the geometric side of physics again.

beta board arriving tomorrow! (According to DHL. So it might be another two weeks)

@j ... course, that would require ANOTHER protocol soooo never mind.

Hot take: X11's separation of the window manager and the display server is really good and Wayland is taking a step backward by combining the two.

If KWin crashes or I need to restart it, I shouldn't lose EVERYTHING.

And yes, this does happen.

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