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I love reading about animal cognition. Experiments related to self-awareness and attempts to communicate are nothing short of fascinating.

My favorite example is the one on this page where a bird was taught 100 words, and eventually asked something along the lines of "What color am I?"

The idea of a bird asking a simple question and blowing someone's mind is almost too much to bear, in the best way possible.

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Yesterday, 26th of September was Stanislav Petrov Day.

A day to celebrate that you, me, everyone isn't nuclear vapour right now.
SP - disobeyed orders and military protocol, used his own thinking, and by doing so averted nuclear retaliation based on false alarms that would likely have caused a mass nuclear war in 1983.

Stanislav Petrov, often referred to as "The man who saved the world" died in December 2017

ugh, the nemesis is acting up again, trying to screw up her career

gah, whatever

just gotta focus on projects

they're her mistakes

not my circus, not my monkeys

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"Because I may have my reservations about excessive political correctness, but honestly, I absolutely do not want to be seen as being in the same camp as the low-life scum on the internet that think it's OK to be a white nationalist Nazi, and have some truly nasty misogynistic, homophobic or transphobic behaviour.” — Linus

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head's all out of the game today, blergh


life hack: if you break open medical equipment for salvage, cease this practice immediately, in light of just how horrifically that turns out sometimes

true: the sun is a star

treu: our Sun is a magnificent, reasonably young ball of angry nuclear fire that just happens to be at the right distance to provide us with things like robots and Twinkies but the wrong distance to let us freeze or boil our flesh

never taunt the sun it will eat you

overheard on someone else's Youtube a minute ago: "The future's *here*, people. It's almost holograms."

so true

so true

so true it's almost treu

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I read about these Smart Response XE handhelds and ordered ten of them. now I'm glad they are coming because this cat's already done all the legwork

ugh, fuck this project

this isn't the project I should even be doing, I should be working on X

I don't know why I pissed away half a productive day on this shit (other than the request came in and I am, as is so often the case for people like me, too fucking inured to say yes to authority)

really, I just need a new boss, is the problem -_-

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another night where she's drifting away, eyes closed

but mine are wide awake

eventually we slept, but not as much as I think we hoped

shit, I shoulda got tore back tonight


maybe I'll get more useful shit done tomorrow going to bed earlier, who knows

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.