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something something interfaith ministers are sects workers

midochlorians are the powerhouse of the force

You can tell a male is alpha if they have more rounded corners highly saturated dark printing. Beta males are similar to alphas, but have tighter corners and fixed some printing mistakes. Unlimited males have a white border but were still printed with high saturation colors. Revised males look like Unlimited males but are more washed out, and feature a “T” tap symbol. Summer males are the most rare and can be distinguished by their 1994 copyright notice.

Over at Twitter, one of the authors of the study adds: "We quantified there's about 2.9 million machines. If they last for 1.5 years, then less than 80.000 of them will ever create a single block at all - more than 97% of machines will be discarded without even producing a single useful contribution ever."

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"The lifespan of bitcoin mining devices remains limited to just 1.29 years. As a result, we estimate that the whole bitcoin network currently cycles through 30.7 metric kilotons of equipment per year."

Do these people think everyone in an employee owned bakery, for example, would just stand there looking at a broken oven forever until a wise Small Business Owner came by and told them what to do?

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Theranos lacked basic, boilerplate safety and contagion handling procedures when it started. Staff didn't wear lab coats, goggles, or any PPE. Blood stains could frequently be seen on surfaces in the lab from spills. All they had were wet wipes to "disinfect." One lab tech got sprayed in the eyes with a sample because they weren't wearing goggles.

This company had zero business running a lab or developing a machine to process blood samples. But VCs gave them hundreds of millions.

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As you can imagine, when you're trying to develop a machine that can detect infectious diseases in blood samples this is a bit of a problem, as literally everything in the building now had Ebola DNA all over it.

Management had to be harassed for a month solid that they needed to fix it before they finally gave in.

They called in a special fumigation company to use a combination of UV lighting and peroxide fumes... which still wasn't enough to get rid of it all. So they used bleach.

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Some fun stuff is coming out as we gear up for the Elizabeth Holmes trial (former CEO of tech startup Theranos).

My favorite anecdote is about the time that someone in the lab left an ebola sample running in the machine overnight with it's cover off... directly beneath an HVAC vent. Ebola DNA got sucked up and sprayed all over the building.

Which isn't as dangerous as it sounds... but it does mean that if you test a drop of water from the sink it'll test positive for Ebola.

Taxonomically, all life on land stems from fish that slapped their way up out of the water. Together we can fix nature's mistake and return to our abyssal origins, if only you will embrace the watery deep.

Pavlov is drinking at a bar. Another patron walks in, and the bell on the door chimes.

Pavlov jumps up. “Oh shit! I forgot to feed the dog!”

[watching a movie]

hmm the tone is shifting a little bit. but let’s wait and see what the cellos have to say

[atmospheric orchestral arrangement cellos make ominous wrrrRRR-rrrr]

ok. yep. it’s happening. something is happening

$ sudo apt install usable-fucking-scrollbars
[sudo] password:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package usable-fucking-scrollbars
$ :t_blink:


To anyone observing Yom Kippur who hasn't given up internet for the day:

may your name be inscribed in the Book of Life for another year.

To anyone here not observing Yom Kippur:

This is a fast day, so please cw food posts like you would during Ramadan (and should year-round).

Has it really been three years since Chapter 1 came out? Doesn't seem like it's been that long.

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The easternmost point of #Brazil is closer to Africa than to its westernmost point.
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A single-user space station out in the fediverse asteroid belt.