"We wish to speak with your seventh son."
"I only have six sons."
"Impossible! Are you not, yourself, a seventh son?"
"But you have only six offspring?"
"No, Merle, my daughter-"
"Dad," Merle said, "they speak truth. I... I haven't told you, but... I am your seventh son."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories #TypoCorrected
Just wrote a comment on the orange website about why talking about safer solar power is missing the point, because photovoltaic is cheap enough now: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20365309
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La flor eterna del linyera abandonado.
Aquellas huellas asquerosas de aquel samurai mortal.
La esposa terrible debajo de su oro irrevocable.
La tela desmoronada de un honor delicioso y tempestuoso.
Aquella roca ondulosa de aquel claustro fúnebre.
La campana cristalina de la meditación violácea.
El tiempo muriéndose de mi montaña atómica.
Aquella puerta desolada de la herencia exuberante.
Una cabra nubosa del ataúd bordado.
sˌoʊ ðɪ ˈɛfsˈiːsˈiː wˈoʊnt
lˈɛt mˌiː biː mˌiː
ɔːɹ lˈɛt mˌiː bˈiː
sˌoʊ lˈɛt mˌiː sˈiː
ðeɪ tɹˈaɪd tə ʃˈʌt mˌiː dˌaʊn ˌɑːn ˈɛmtˈiːvˈiː
bˌʌt ɪt fˈiːlz sˌoʊ ˈɛmpti wɪðˈaʊt mˌiː
bˌʌt sˈʌmtaɪmz ðɪs ʃˈɪt dʒˈʌst sˈiːmz
ˈɛvɹɪbˌɑːdi ˈoʊnli wˈɑːnts tə dˈɪskʌs mˌiː
sˌoʊ ðɪs mˈʌst mˈiːn aɪm dˌɪsɡʌstˈɪŋ
bˌʌt ɪts dʒˈʌst mˌiː
aɪm dʒˈʌst əbsˈiːn
@kragen also, https://github.com/darius/sketchbook/tree/master/mutagen for a bit more text-gen stuff
@grainloom a visual representation of merge sort would look a lot like someone trying to combine two combs into a non-comb object
As for what exists already:
* I've implemented a CSS engine
* Most languages have a URI parser, HTTP client, and HTML parser
* GNOME's Pango can be used for inline layout at least starting off
* Servo's WebRender or GNOME's GSK implements GPU-rendering of the CSS Box Model
The caveat on Pango though is that it would need to be reimplemented in order to support things like floats and webfonts, that's explicitly out of scope for them.
@kragen @jasper @uint8_t So the article describing the measurement is: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17783310/
Terrestrial spectroscopy cast some doubt on the result but Venus Express seems to confirm it:
The deuterium enrichment is thought to have occurred because hydrogen is lost more easily to space; fortunately the Earth doesn't lose a lot of hydrogen because it's mostly in water and the "cold trap" keeps that too low for photodissociation.
I wonder if it's possible that an artificial satellite orbiting Venus would have remained invisible to this day. If it has a small enough radar cross-section and stable orbit...
I wish I would know more astronomy.
single_cream is an interesting small Scheme system written in C: https://rain-1.github.io/scheme-10.html
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