No worthwhile human achievement has ever been instigated on the basis of demonstrable cost effectiveness. See also @RepRapLtd

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Science is mostly right because it assumes it is wrong. Other areas of human thought are mostly wrong because they assume they're right. Engineering mostly works because it assumes things will go wrong. Other ways of achieving things mostly fail because they assume they'll work.
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So I've got a perfectly working Java program in the Eclipse IDE @EclipseFdn. I just spent most of yesterday trying to export it as a jar file so it would just run anywhere. So far I've failed... Grrr...
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Interesting. The mode thinks there are no human clones. But the majority thinks there are. (N = 2,219)
How many human clones do you think there are in the world?
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the industrial revolution.
What's something about your country that you're actually really proud of? 💭
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Matter and energy had long since faded into its final quiescent state, and outside of time, AC, the culmination of sentience, pondered how best to restore the cosmos. Finally, it spoke, and answered: “LET THERE BE LIGHT.” And the cosmos said, “INSUFFICIENT CYAN INK.”
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How many human clones do you think there are in the world?
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It was quite exciting...
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It's not a backdoor. It's content that users have received and forwarded to FB monitoring. If you can decrypt a message intended for you (and there's no point in end to end encryption if you can't) then you can send that message to anyone else. This is not a surprise.
Facebook says WhatsApp protects your privacy. But that’s misleading. There’s a backdoor. NEW @peterelkind, @jackgillum & @CraigSilverman: propublica.org/article/how-f…
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In the last 500 million years, across 6 mass extinctions and countless rises and falls of global temp and sea level, the only time the climate changed faster was 66M years ago when Earth got hit by a 10km asteroid that killed off 75% of all species. What's happening now is #2.
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I used to spend a part of the first lecture of the 2nd year differential equations course making sure the 200 or so undergraduates knew how to pronounce his name...
Euler's work touched upon so many fields that he is often the earliest written reference on a given matter. In an effort to avoid naming everything after Euler some discoveries and theorems are attributed to the first person to have proved them after Euler ow.ly/FOWW50vcTRn
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God: Make half of them crazy and half of them dumb. Angel: how will we tell them apart? God: hmm, good point *adds genitals*
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Moon and Autumn Plants, by Sakai Hōitsu (1761-1828) #rimpa
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What do you meme? 🍌 #reactnow
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If disease B were 10 times as deadly as disease A, then B would be a lot worse. I think most four year olds could work that out...
As terrible as it is that one in 500 Americans have died of Covid, it’s still much easier to have gone through the pandemic without having a close friend or family member die of it than it would be if the toll were one in 50, says @DouthatNYT. nyti.ms/3kjU6tR
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A thread, it's pointless, but it makes me smile nonetheless, and this will be the last time I write it. My mum passed away in 2019, it was horrific, unexpected, and incredibly miserable. She was retired, but in her final working years she was posted in Zimbabwe with the Foreign
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