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A number of hospitals here in Sweden are announcing states of emergency due to lack of medical supplies. Scheduled non-emergency surgeries are postponed, etc.

What happened, you ask? Natural disaster? Mass shootings depleting supplies? Theft?!

No, they switched suppliers and the new one can't deliver.

I bet they were cheaper though! Go #neoliberalism!

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You know why all the old software people liked IRC?

Because when you wanted to ask a question in some channel you'd never been to before, you didn't have to spend 10 minutes going through forms to set up account usernames & passwords and unsubscribing from newsletters and alerts like you have to today with the damn web forum software you think is so great.

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This user is a cat. You can help it by providing more food, please.

@emelie
"It was 80 degrees outside" - so, everything dies then?

@vickysteeves
Yes, assuming least effort and you can feel reasonably comfortable in it.

As an IT dude, I basically do this anyway, just different tshirts with the same blue hiking pants (multiple pairs on rotation) and black sandals with black socks.

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@liw @joeyh you mean like:

udd=> select package, version, length(version) from packages_summary order by length(version) DESC limit 2;
node-debbundle-acorn | 6.2.1+ds+~0.4.0+~4.0.0+really4.0.0+~1.0.0+~5.0.1+ds+~1.7.0+ds+~0.1.1+~0.3.1+~0.2.0+~0.1.0+~0.3.0+~0.3.0-5 | 105
node-acorn | 6.0.2+20181021git007b08d01eff070+ds+~0.3.1+~4.0.0+~0.3.0+~5.0.0+ds+~1.6.1+ds-1 | 78

@staticsafe
Yeah, I don't understand either. There was some pretty visuals, but the plot and most characters made no sense whatsoever, it was just so pointless.

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Now that I am awake, let me once again wish everyone a good Stanislav Petrov Day. On which we remember that on this day in 1983 a Soviet soldier, at the cost of his job, exercised his common sense and prevented an accidental nuclear war.

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Recovering '90s Data Tapes - Experiences From the KB Web Archaeology project bitsgalore.org/2019/09/09/reco Web-friendly version of the paper I wrote for the upcoming #iPres2019 conference in Amsterdam. Contains links to lots of tape-related resources

@vickysteeves
I really enjoyed biking up along the Amstel last time I visited.

The Ransdorp Dugerdam area to the northwest is neat too.

@ashwinvis
Heh, my boss is at 3, so I guess I have a somewhat technical 4 in one or two CS publications where we all got listed.

@zacchiro
The structure where the best career move in academia is being able to attract funding, rather than achieving excellent research or contributing to a nourishing environment where others can grow and do excellent research, is damaging both short-term and long-term.

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This is the logical and unavoidable consequence of forcing academia to live on raised private funds. « The MIT Media Lab has long been academia’s fanciest glue trap for morally vacuous rich people—people like Jeffrey Epstein. » slate.com/technology/2019/09/m via @slate

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