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Octopus Pie is re-running! If you hadn't read it before and want to read a webcomic from the start that you already know is fantastic, please follow along: octopuspie.com/2018-03-19/001-

The friendly ranger at Malahide castle, being surplus to requirements in today's sunshine swearing.org/media/72XPTVp4ITD

tfw your local residents association hosts a docker talk and you do an enormous double take and discover it's a historical talk about people who work in the docks.

‘Stephen Hawking’s final words to the internet: robots aren’t the problem, capitalism is’

“If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed. Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution.”


Also on our radar: forum.ind.ie/t/stephen-hawking

Using Docker:
Step 1: I’m an idiot
Step 2: I’m a wizard
Step 3: no I was right the first time

shocking insights from stackoverflow's latest survey

This is Beetle the probation cat. She has yet to join the actual household as we're not sure if she's going to try to murder the existing Boss Cat while we're out, but she's been mainly behaving and settling in. Mainly. swearing.org/media/uJX9CByat4z

New Travel Phone (Honor 9 Lite) -
LTE, Dual SIM and SD card, 5.6in Display, Fingerprint scanner, Running Oreo, made by Huawei. 200 quid brand new and unlocked. Not bad! Chinese Off-brand stuff is getting better quality and going down in price. swearing.org/media/j_UrlX7eAbl

I still maintain that our primary mistake that's at the root of all our problems was teaching sand how to do sums.

I cancelled my trip to California tomorrow (for weather but also other reasons). Tripit keeps sending me notifications and giving me mild panic attacks though. Go to the airport! Go now!

Sneaky afternoon scoops, the original all-weather pastime. swearing.org/media/S9uIQsLEDeT

Enterprising young rascals in St. Anne's Park deciding to take this property crisis business into their own hands.


It looks like two-wheeled craic is off the agenda for the foreseeable. swearing.org/media/MK7NjqykxMO

Idk if anyone's posted this on here yet, but Mastodon deserves this.

Seriously though, the bread thing is still cracking me up. Love it.

It's snowing in Dublin right now, probably the most snow we've seen since 2010 when it snowed a bit. For reference, that's about 15cm in some places. Dublin rarely gets more than a dusting.

Of course, Irish people take the opportunity to rip the piss out of themselves, others, the weather, the Met Office, and anyone else that has anything to do with snow, predicting snow, clearing snow, etc. etc. - We love a national emergency, we do.

It's why I'll likely never leave.


you can add "harry potter and the" to the beginning of any chapter in a math textbook and it sounds fucking amazing


In D&D terms:

Intelligence is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.

Wisdom is knowing that you can put certain fruits on your salad.

Charisma is knowing not to bore your roommates with the "tomato is a fruit, actually" conversation again.