Linux desktop is getting quite good. I just plugged in a random NFC mouse and it worked without any fiddling around with drivers.
Closeup photos of the HTV supply spacecraft are quite stunning
It's really too bad that it's expendable. After each mission to the ISS, it's deorbited and burns up on reentry
This is a remarkable time in our history where very expensive and intricately engineered works are deliberately destroyed after a single use. Each craft is like an elaborate funeral pyre for an ancient ruler
From now on I'm just blocking anyone who auto-posts from Twitter. Fuck OFF
Is Google going to try to "embrace extend extinguish" e-mail with their expiring e-mails functionality?
(The expiring e-mails are not actually sent to anyone's inbox. They are a link to a page on Google's servers. Inside GMail it looks seamless however)
From a librarian in a thread about young authors ("Has there ever been a good novelist under 20?")
"'Swordbird' was written by a twelve-year-old, if we stretch the definition of 'good' to 'well-received mediocrity'.
Bog-standard children's fantasy that bestsold on the NYT. I mostly remember it because I get a kick out of the title. You wanna think, maybe the sword is a metaphor for cutting away the bonds of etc. etc. etc. but nope, Swordbird is about a bird with a sword"