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TIL On Labor Day, we celebrate the day that Miss America went into labor and gave birth to the Baby Jesus. Or was it Uncle Sam? Oh, and Bob's your uncle.

"Better to be despised for too anxious apprehensions, than ruined by too confident security." - Edmund Burke

No one bats an eye if you say that you're going to POKE at something, or take a PEEK at it.

But wait until you see the reaction to "I'm going to PUCK the living hell out of this thing!"

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You've heard of POKE and PEEK
Now experience the magic of POCK and PUCK

I always thought the future would be more Snow Crash than Neuromancer. :ohdear:

It used to be that arguments on the internet would eventually devolve to comparisons to Hitler, given enough time. Now, we have so many more items at the bottom of the inflammatory intellectual barrel.

Mass adoption of triggering semiotic fodder has become quite the zeitgeist.

I remember being a child of about 6, and going through the Commodore programming reference and typing in a ton of commands. I had no concept of syntax or structure, and thought "well, if I put a bunch of stuff in, it'll do something crazy random, and then I can change little bits at a time and see what changes!".
I was machine learning.

ol' dirty MTD

ubi0: available PEBs: 96, total reserved PEBs: 1907, PEBs reserved for bad PEB handling: 79
...
ubi0: fixable bit-flip detected at PEB 1842
ubi0: schedule PEB 1842 for scrubbing
ubi0: scrubbed PEB 1842, data moved to PEB 434
ubi0: fixable bit-flip detected at PEB 1338
ubi0: schedule PEB 1338 for scrubbing

- be vendor on aliexpress
- build device with recessed sdcard slot
- do not source a spring-loaded slot

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"Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see" may have been overly generous.

Turtles should be the only certifiable emotional support animal because of their extended lifespan.
If your emotional support animal dies, what do you do? Seek out the mythical 10x pet?

Today's lesson:
It's not cargo-cult programming -- It's just accounting for a bunch of weird shit.

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