TIL The Romans thought drinking a lot of milk was something only barbarians did
[The Romans often commented on the inferiority of other cultures, and they took excessive milk drinking as evidence of barbarism. Similarly, butter was a useful ointment for burns; it was not a suitable food. As Pliny the Elder bluntly put it, butter is “the choicest food among barbarian tribes.”]
(this toot brought to you by spending all day optimizing nearest neighbors lookups in an attempt to maintain fps and then finding out that the more sizable slowdown was happening in the svg->vectors function)
Good evening, everyone!
Most of the week is behind us now! REJOICE!
First post! Hello! I am an assistant professor of computer science at Austin Peay State University. Glad to see everyone.
a purchasing co-op to get gamers video cards at a discount by buying and disassembling mining rigs on craigslist
I am a researcher in solar energy materials ( at present perovskites). Renewables are a necessity..isn't it ?
Other than that I love thinking about random stuff, watching movies, fixing stuff, travelling..etc
I use and advocate GNU/Linux and free software.
I follow socialism, marxism, openscience movements.
It is when I don't have my children in the house that I realise how few friends I have and how lonely I am.
My mood today: incognito zombito crunching fritos and cheetos instead of brains.
Vacation time! Spending the weekend in San Diego 🏖️✨
Recognizing this, universities should do more to prevent exclusionary stratification within their walls. Remedial academic assistance not just tuition assistance. No “work study” programs that just damage the grades of those students who need to make ends meet. No self-selecting “greek” societies. Mandatory on-campus residence for first two years. Mandatory internship placement program. Etc