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if you can't handle me at my $\aleph_0$ then you don't deserve me at my $2^{\aleph_0}$

It's been a while since I've been on masto. Looks like a lot of new users! My federated timeline keeps updating like crazy

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1 boost = 1 thank you for all the hard work done by our plant friends

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Radiohead's "Creep" covered by women is peak "Do I want to be her or do her?" energy.

Zora Neale Hurston is truly a genius and we owe an immense debt to her for her incredible work AND to Alice Walker for reintroducing Hurston to the public and giving her the attention and appreciation she deserves

Do you ever read a book that just destroys you and all you can do is think about it and yell incoherently about its staggering genius and beauty? because that's how i feel about Their Eyes Were Watching God

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Knowing mental arithmetic tricks saved me from several minutes of debugging today. A supposedly integer algorithm was producing results like 17.428571, just due to me dividing a circle not in 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, or 9 parts!

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Apparently, the first commercially made computerized sewing machine available for the domestic market used a Gameboy as its computer.
teddy-feathers.tumblr.com/post
#nintendo #singer #sewing #wtf

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@stripey
For some additional info so you know: "trans woman" is two words! "Trans" is a separate adjective describing the "woman", just like with phrases like "tall woman" or "blonde woman". "Transwoman" as one word is often seen as a red flag that the person thinks trans women are something separate from "women", even though it can be a simple mistake, it's probably one worth fixing in the future :)

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@stripey
Use the language that your friend uses for themself, don't offer advice (such is on passing or name choice) unless specifically asked, and don't say things like "I wouldn't even know you were trans" or "you look good for a trans person!"
If you make a mistake, apologize and move on - don't apologize excessively and make it about you, and don't talk about how "hard" it is for you, as it feels real bad to know seeing and treating you as your actual gender is laborious

Masto-friends, can I ask for an opinion on how to best support folks in my life?

I have an acquaintance who is a transwoman and who has recently taken steps to be more vocal about their gender identity. They've spoken directly to me about it as well. I wanted to offer potentially helping them with makeup or something, since that can be tough to get the hang of and I have a lot of extras I don't need, but I don't know how to offer that in a polite way. Any ideas?

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2030 is as far away as 2006.

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The months have been renamed sorry I don't make the rules

June = Pride Month
July = 2nd Pride Month
August = 3rd Pride Month
September = 4th Pride Month
October = Spooky Pride Month
November = 6th Pride Month
December = 7th Pride Month
January = 8th Pride Month
February = 9th Pride Month
March = 10th Pride Month
April = 11th Pride Month
May = 12th Pride Month

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made it to the library, but now, will i get math done?

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test post boost to ignore

One more exam to go, and then I'm free. Now if only I could develop some motivation...

suddenly remembered that I'm getting my next tattoo in like 3 days... it's amazing what a little stress can make you forget!

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@stripey
On this exam, you can approach a perfect score, but you can never reach it.

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a mathematician enters a bar shaped like a klein bottle. it's empty, and the bartender is weeping.

"what seems to be the matter, barkeep?"

"the law doesn't let people have drinks outside the bar"