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Qu’est-ce qu’un bug ?

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Planète Terre - Don't Panic
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Yelling

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One of the negative consequences of widespread irreligion has been the loss of ability to properly tell off malfunctioning software.


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How the Mercator Projection Distorts the True Sizes of Countries on Maps

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Data scientist Neil Kaye made this map to show how much the popular Mercator projection distorts the sizes of many countries, particularly those in the Northern Hemisphere.

Mercator Adjusted

The distortion in the animated version is even clearer. Key takeaway: Africa is *enormous*.

See also the true size of things on world maps.

True Size Map

Tags: maps   Neil Kaye
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Low information students forgot that map distortion was taught in school.
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The REAL lesson of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”

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If you’re going to be a weirdo, be a useful weirdo.

The post The REAL lesson of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” appeared first on The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century.

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NO DRAMA ZONE -> If I've made you sad, you'd better not tell me, because I am TERRIFIED of that situation and have NO IDEA how to handle it.
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NO DRAMA ZONE -> If I've made you sad, you'd better not tell me, because I am TERRIFIED of that situation and have NO IDEA how to handle it.
Lythimus
404 days ago
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Did Randal replace his OS default font with the xkcd font?
Covarr
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"Respect has to be earned." -> "I am too immature to be respectful to someone who isn't respectful to me first."
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cosmotic
405 days ago
You can be respectful to someone and still not respect them.
Covarr
405 days ago
While that's true, I've found that people who actually use this expression tend to mean it more in the double standard way, as in specifically THEIR respect has to be earned.

Logical

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It's like I've always said--people just need more common sense. But not the kind of common sense that lets them figure out that they're being condescended to by someone who thinks they're stupid, because then I'll be in trouble.
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it me
Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm
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Feelings may not be able to achieve much, but they provide purpose. #VaguelyPhilosophical
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