A photon checks into a hotel, and the desk clerk says Can I get a bellhop for your bags Photon responds No need. I'm traveling light.
omg TIL Spotify's web API has a "danceabilty" endpoint for every song
> Danceability describes how suitable a track is for dancing based on a combination of musical elements including tempo, rhythm stability, beat strength, and overall regularity. A value of 0.0 is least danceable and 1.0 is most danceable.
Someone from Cisco went on stage to propose weakening TLS 1.3 for "network-based security solutions" (enterprise spyware).
There was a long line at the mic of people pushing back on it... I almost felt bad for the poor speaker 🙂
<< The Soviet Union, on the other hand, launched the first piloted ship with an onboard guidance computer as late as 1980, even though the first onboard computer had been successfully used on an unmanned spacecraft as early as 1968. >>
I wonder if they encrypted their radio guidance transmissions during the 1960s-70s...
Reading this book gives some interesting hints about the origin of otherwise obscure computer science jargon.
For example, 'state vector', which was an Apollo / space / missile term of art meaning literally what you'd think it means: a three-dimensional vector representing the physics state of a spacecraft, but one maintained by a computer.
Presumably this term then got repurposed, cargo-cultlike, by non-space CS folks to describe 'the contents of a computer's RAM' with zero link to physics.
Wisps of steam drifted across my face as I gazed into the walk-in freezer. At first this job had seemed like a GREAT idea, then I realized hot summer days meant extra customers and...
"Ma'am," I sighed wearily, "You can't be in here."
Blue lips puckered into a pout, "But the lake is boiling."
I considered this."Hm. You'll need to help out though, okay?"
I tossed the mermaid an apron and gloves, which she donned gratefully.
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