I offer Public Universal Friend, reborn genderless in 1776, as a counterpoint to people who think non-binary identities are a new thing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Universal_Friend
I'm listening to a podcast about the crusades and it's amazingly gonzo so far:
example 1: Priest declares that 2/5 of the crusader army (which he points out) are sinners, and will have to be executed. To prove his vision, he subjects himself to a trial by fire. It ends like you think it does.
example 2: The first crusader assault on Jerusalem uses a single siege ladder, because that's all the wood they can find. It ends like you think it does.
Smoking area discussion this morning, backups:
They should be called restoration services, not backups. Backups imply they can be forgotten. What you want is to restore when something fails, have it work every time, and across a lot of different scenarios. That is often a lot more than just unpacking some files. Fast reliable restoration takes a lot of time and money.
leftpol / programming / animals / mundane nonsense
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