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If you want to see if you can guess a song's genre by its title, you can play this little game here:

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Stackoverflow developer survey being real again

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Linux on the desktop: because it's easier to accept community-driven brokenness than profit-driven misbehavior

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PSA, alternative Show more

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in pokemon games, the titular pokemon have "power points", which determine how many times you can use a move before resting. since the pokemon themselves are kept in pokeballs between fights, you might say that

the PP is stored in the balls

Exponential distribution with varying lambda

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When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,

"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes

I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."

Weibull distribution animated with different shape parameters (testing out gganimate, can you tell?)

Also, I still really like this wallpaper-sized plot of randomly generated polynomials I did for the lulz (code in same repo).

I need to find a better way to assign colors based on two parameters, this is using "just throw HSV at it and see what happens", but there should be a lot of potential.

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\[ \sum_{i=1}^{\text{hella}} \text{bad datum}_i \neq \text{good data} \]

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Ladies, if he:

- Never responds to your texts
- Travels for years ignoring everyone
- Is tiny
- Literally goes right through you
- Changes flavour by oscillation

He's not your man. He's a

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real programmers use Show more

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hey everyone writing code: you can't get around this. code does not exist in a noble mathematical void which absolves you of accountability. any system which people touch is tied into the fabric of society, and should be scrutinized for potential to do harm.

How to make a racist AI without really trying

"... the sentiment is generally more positive for…

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