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Say hello to SRTes, a little e-ink gadget for practicing Sortes Vergilianae using the movie of your choice. To help you predict the future, it displays a new, arbitrary line from a given subtitle (SRT) file every hour. sortes + SRT = SRTes.

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i've made it to the hardest part of any project, writing literally a single line of python that does anything at all with files or strings

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i figured out how to run waveshare's example python! tonight i am the smartest boy in the land!

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anteaters just want one thing and it's disgusting

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imagining a guy being like, we really need to keep politics out of cartography

lastpass when their ratio of paid to free accounts suddenly spikes: no... come back...

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@ryan leave it sitting in your closet for years until you finally acknowledge that you're never going to do anything with it and then give/throw it away.

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Sortes vergilianae seems like a sound idea, but "America is a continuation of the Idea of Rome" aside, using a Roman astroturf campaign as the source text just doesn't seem that relevant for my life. What's a good contemporary American analogue to the Aeneid? My best guess so far is Zero Dark Thirty

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new type of guy: guy who uses his legal first and last name to name his mmo characters

i got one of those teeny eink screens and a raspberry pi that can make it blinkenlight up. what should i do with it?

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Will robots of the future judge us 21st century people for not only making our robots clean the floors, but making them do so completely naked?

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I didn’t realize that George Boole introduced what would become boolean logic in a book called The Laws of Thought, which attempted to lay out a mathematical theory by which all human thought and discourse could be reduced to algebraic operations and summarily predicted.

And that the insight for this came to him in what he believed was a religious mystical vision.

mettle and fettle mean basically the same thing, please discard one

ireland being the western boonies of the sprawling celt territory ~275 BCE is shocking. every time celts have come up in anything historical my smooth brain just subs in "people around england in castle times" which turns out to be catastrophically wrong. i don't say this lightly but i may need to read a book.

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i'm just saying. if the joker didn't want to live in a society then maybe he shouldn't've invented society

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there is no concrete evidence that Rome or the Romans ever existed

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