"Any sufficiently advanced sex is indistinguishable from magic"
- More or less Arthur C. Clarke

It's often raised that a sufficiently advanced spreadsheet author is indistinguishable from a (domain specific) programmer. This is evidence that the knowledge of programming is not fundamentally forbidding to "normies", but perhaps our designs don't cater well enough.
Imagine a spreadsheet hacker wants to process some CSV in Python, as a little foray into arbitraily-large dataset processing with a " real" programming language. Let's see how that looks..

The year is 5019. Humans, as we know them, are long gone. The Earth is inhabited chiefly by advanced, sapient machines.

For legacy reasons, everyone's name starts with "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible;".

After testing Polish phrases in DuoLingo, the keyboard app on my phone now consistently suggests I am trying to write "They have cookies" regardless of context.

saltiness levels are 31% and falling

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The #Wire team are open to the idea of using #XMPP for federation between instances of the Wire server:
"Please feel free to use this issue to post links / papers / reading material of any kind that might help us make a more informed decision"
github.com/wireapp/wire-server

The Fifth Rule:
You have taken yourself too seriously.

Local shipping company making me nostalgic for BSDs... including their graphics

We want to congratulate the @[email protected] project on reaching 1.0 and starting the Matrix foundation! And yes, Talk interoperability is on our minds 🤔 #decentralization
matrix.org/blog/2019/06/11/int

Is there a problem playing very long audio files on Android?
I downloaded some 5-hour audiobooks, and VLC, Pi and Doggcatcher will play the first hour and a half or so, then skip to the next file.
I am using the OnePlus 3T, so not completely standard, but still?

David Lynch Made a Disturbing Web Sitcom Called “Rabbits.” And it’s Now Used by Psychologists to Induce a Sense of Existential Crisis in Research Subjects

openculture.com/?p=1052383 t.co/KGi2NyVwGB

In a society that values money (not just capitalism!) any cost that can be externalized is free: polluting the environment is free because “the environment” has no monetary value. Hence regulations and fines and taxes. Understanding this makes or breaks a liberal position: if you want the freedom to do whatever claiming the market will fix it, or if you want to abolish regulations and fines and taxes without careful consideration, we cannot be friends.

advanced tactical lasers levels are 19% and steady

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Repartee is something we think of twenty-four hours too late.
-- Mark Twain

@rysiek nightmare scenario: "in 50 years dealing with blockchain as a *legacy* system."

/me shudders

RT @[email protected]

@[email protected] HOLLY: Jean-Paul Sartre said Hell was being locked forever in a room with your friends.
LISTER: Holly, all his mates were French.

Red Dwarf, "Balance of Power"

🐦🔗: twitter.com/SJHultonSmith/stat

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