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@Vierkantor You can also claim territory of other academics if you stack your books on their desks.

okay, i think i got rid of the worst errors, now just need to figure out why nothing is actually being displayed on the screen

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why do antitheists always double-transcode their audio 

no gods no masters

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why can't antitheists draw straight lines 

no gods no rulers

glowing reviews: "this reads like a vsauce video from an alternate timeline"

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did you know the creator of kay👒bop🎩 is creating a video series teaching the language?

real numbers in name only, for they are neither

Spent the morning looking at LaTeX layout and I have learned a few things:

1) There's a reason everyone uses the same templates like book or memoir: they do an awful lot of the heavy lifting for you.

2) There's more than one way to do things, and many of them have subtle knock-on effects that you won't notice until it's too late.

3) Boy howdy this thing is powerfully addicting. Even something as simple as \lipsum[1-5] in memoir with a little bit of formatting just looks so damn good.

GNU GAS protip: if you need to introduce a local label in a macro "hygienically", you can just use \@ as a numbered label. For example:

.macro car cons, result
cmp \cons, 0
beq \@f // Don't read anything if `\cons' is `nil'.
ldr \result, [\cons, 0]
\@: csel \result, \result, xzr, ne // If \cons is `nil', the answer will be `nil'.

academics signal their prestige by placing stacks of books and papers on their desk. the higher the stack, and the more desk surface covered by the stack, the higher the academic is ranked. when you need to get an extra table because the other one is filled with stacks of books, they make you a professor.

I'm wondering what counts as a selfie to you. Tick the boxes below to indicate when a picture is still a selfie, even if:

how and why did mathematicians decide there would be exactly three isomorphism theorems

like come on, i'm sure if you were a bit more creative you could come up with a fourth, and then it would go seamlessly into the five lemma

programming in-jokes with wikipedia pages, part six thousand and twelve:

blåhajar: teaching the internet Swedish declensions, one plushie at a time

A prime minister is not divisible by any minister except themself

saying "he or she" instead of "they" but replacing it with two arbitrary neopronouns instead, like "xe or ey", and picking different ones for every use
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Mastodon is a server for a federated social network: everyone can run a server if they want to, including me. So this is a Mastodon server for me (Vierkantor) and my friends.