From the Thinking Mathematically text book, a way to kill time:

"...one billion, or 1,000,000,000 can be written as 10^9. In terms of exponents, 10^9 might not look very large, but consider this: If you can count to 200 in one minute and decide to count for 12 hours a day at this rate, it would take you in the region of 19 years, 9 days, 5 hours, and 20 minutes to count to 10^9!"

Now reading Chris Hadfield's book. On his first mission he controlled the Canada arm and installed the Shuttle / Mir docking module. It's the orange bit in the middle.

Source: images.nasa.gov/#/details-9702

Mission wrap up video: youtu.be/0vzv3lz_PxE?t=34m57s

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Twitter sued Customs and Border Protection for trying to unmask one of their pseudonymous alt agency accounts. Within 24 hours of Twitter filing the lawsuit, the government withdrew its subpoena. What happened here?

I explain it all: motherboard.vice.com/en_us/art

What's the typical Mastodon instance configuration look like? Are people running all these services on one host? Some of the requirements seem ideal for use in AWS.

trying to run an instance of mastodon out of a pringles can

Would Mastodon sue the government to protect your Identity? πŸ€”

Still wish there was an edit button on tweets/toots. How about a 30 second rule.

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Generalistic and moderated instance.