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It depends which calendar you use! Every calendar picks a basically arbitrary system to uniquely identify each year, and in some of them “year 0” doesn’t refer to any year.

The Gregorian, for example, goes directly from 1 BC to 1 AD, since 1 BC is “the first year before Christ” and 1 AD is “the first in the years of our lord.” This doesn’t make much mathematical sense, but it’s not like there was a year that didn’t happen–they just called one year 1 BC, and the next year 1 AD.

ISO 8601 is based on the Gregorian calendar, but it includes a year 0. 1 BC is the same year as +0000; thus 2 BC is -0001, and all earlier years are likewise offset by 1 between the two calendars.

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Sick of boring old Earth Tribalism? Try the all new Space Tribalism!

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American and I’ve never heard it used this way. Seems like a standard case of thesaurus abuse–it’s technically a synonym for “hot,” but the connotations are wholly unsuitable for this use.

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I got suspended once because someone “punched” me as a joke. By the letter of the regulation it counted as a fist fight even though (a) we weren’t fighting and (b) I didn’t do the punching. Good times.

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It’s an album, but: The Fabulous Steel Guitar Sound of Pete Drake. It’s instrumental, upbeat, and just the right amount of interesting to just jam out to and get 'er done.

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Armored Core 6. Missions are pretty short, attempts on them can be abandoned without losing anything but your progress in that attempt, and there is absolutely no slack time–start to end it’s densely packed with new content.

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My car gets about 250 miles on a charge, so I’m only ever at a public charger if I’m taking a trip longer than that. At that point my day is pretty much fucked by traveling, and it’s actually really nice get off the road for an hour. Usually I find a nearby coffee shop and work on the same stuff I would at home, and when I get back on the road I can feel that I’m alert and focused.

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Board state in marketing photos cracks me up. Who needs corners? What is a big move? Attachment fights only pls

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I’ve been migrating one of my company’s apps from microservices back to monolithic Java. It’s wonderful. I haven’t touched a line of yaml in weeks.

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It’s never a good look when the story changes this much. Something’s definitely being covered up.

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It looks like you’ve marked your account as a bot account. Bot accounts aren’t allowed to vote to help combat vote manipulation–unflagging it as a bot should solve the problem.

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I’ll save you the watch, it’s a 20 minute Balatro ad with some pedestrian commentary on what makes games fun sprinkled in.

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This little bronze orc:

https://sh.itjust.works/pictrs/image/05676f7d-b0b5-4356-b613-fb63bec7c6f2.jpeg

It was a gift from my father, who in turn received it from its sculptor, Sterling Lanier. Lanier was a family friend and an editor at Chilton Books, where he insisted that a book he had read in Analog Magazine be published despite it having been turned down by a score of other publishing companies. The book was initially such a commercial failure that Lanier was ousted from Chilton–a grievous injustice, as the book in question is Frank Herbert’s Dune.

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Because cross-platform apps inevitably feel out of step with the OS they run on. Native apps can use system components and behaviors and will almost always run better because they don’t need to be wrapped in a cross-platform framework. Admittedly a platform-locked app isn’t going to be a universally perfect Lemmy app, but it can certainly be a platform-specific perfect Lemmy app.

With no disrespect to Voyager, its devs, or its users, this is why I can’t use that app despite its impressive feature set and high level of polish–the ui feels fundamentally wrong on iOS, and the fact that it’s a very direct Apollo clone but not written in native swift makes it feel like a knockoff.

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Agreed–if I put up a poster on a billboard, I’m not really in a position to complain if someone takes a picture of it.

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Mlem, Voyager, and Boost all offer keyword filtering to my knowledge

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Is this a common problem? I’ve almost never had a burrito fall apart on me unless it outright rips–I once made the mistake of ordering a burrito in Scotland, and that was pretty formless, but it was also less a burrito and more an embarrassment hiding under an ill-fitting tortilla.

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Per Wolfram Alpha, sulfur is 4.62 times heavier; the earth is 0.002% lithium, so it would experience a net gain of 3.62 * mass of earth * 0.00002, or 4.3e20kg. That’s 7.24e-5 times heavier, so not much in the grand scheme of things.

Note that I’m neither a chemist, a physicist, or an astronomer, so I make no guarantee that I did this right.

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What do you think is worse for baseball? Owners who spend much more than league average or owners who don't spend any money?

With the recent spending by the Dodgers and last year the Mets and Padres, it got me thinking. What’s worse for baseball? Owners who spend much more or owners who don’t spend even though they’re in the window like the Orioles and Mariners?

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Worse for baseball: underspending. Eternally cheap, bad teams can turn whole swathes of potential fans and players off the game.

Overspending is definitely frustrating to watch from the fan base of a team that could, but won’t, spend, but putting more money into the sport isn’t worse for it than fielding farcical loss machines.

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