- a microSD card weighs somewhere around 0.4g
- the highest capacity microSD that's easily available is 256GB
- a trebuchet can throw a 90kg projectile over 300m
90kg worth of microSD cards is 225,000 of them
Therefore a trebuchet can throw 57.6PB of data over 300m
This would have the highest throughput of any telecommunications network ever created
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I'm disappointed that the pronoun stickers at #nodejsinteractive were described as "preferred pronouns"...
Just call them pronoun stickers!!
Also, it would be nice to encourage everyone to take them, not just be like "oh there's preferred pronoun stickers"
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I don't think I have told you this story. I do so now, as I remember it told to me, as I was too young to remember for myself.
When I was a kid in the mid-1970s, my father was a preacher. One of the places we were sent to live was a smallish city up the Hudson River a bit from New York City. This is where I became old enough for school, so one of the first things my parents did after moving in was set about enrolling me in kindergarten.
This particular school district was large enough to have two elementary schools in the city - one was about a half mile up the street we lived on, the other about five miles away as I remember it now. I suppose I could check. Call it five miles.
My parents did all the paperwork required to get me enrolled at the school just up the street and took it to the district office. There they met some resistance.
See, we lived next door to the church Dad was preaching at. It was a pretty common arrangement - I lived next door to one church or another for almost twenty years straight. This particular church was in one of the more economically depressed parts of the city.
Many of you have already sussed this story, but I continue.
The problem, my parents were told, with sending me to the school up the street from our house was that wasn't the school where most of the white kids went.
My parents did not see this as a problem and were perfectly happy to have me go to school with our neighbors.
They were then informed that I'd get a worse education at that school; while both schools were funded equally, parents of children at the other school were generally better off financially and donated a lot of things to that other school.
My parents were pretty sure that I'd be okay at the age of five with a sub-par education up the street.
Well, even the nurse's office isn't as well appointed, surely you want your son to be at the safest place possible. We have a bus that can pick him up and drop him off.
My parents ended up insisting I attend the school up the street. Dad took some of his fellow clergy folk on a tour of the two schools shortly thereafter (people get oddly scared of trying to stop groups of people in long flowing robes from going where they'd like, for future reference). I'd love to tell you that they made it all better, but c'mon. They did what they could that day and called bullshit on the institutionalized racism and hatred of that little city. They organized their congregations to get better supplies for the neighborhood school and they preached hellfire and guilt on they who were party to the fuckery. They attended PTA meetings and school board meetings and voted.
And then everyone went back to business as usual.
If you are a white person in the United States you have had an institutional-level advantage since the moment you were born. If you do not see it, you have not gone looking.
Everybody else knows.
If you're not fighting it you're reinforcing it.
Break this cycle. Every day. Stop it.
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Gender dysphoria: an unease related to one's gender
Gengar dysphoria: an unease related to a spooky ghost type pokemon creeping RIGHT BEHIND YOU
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Trans women are the canaries in the coal mine, when it comes to shitty men and their petulant behavior.
Halloween costume idea for bisexual folks:
Wear a pumpkin costume and a bi pride flag.
Well uhh, someone I knew in university pre transition just sat next to me in a restaurant...
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