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We actually got quite a bit of rain (for Southern California, anyway) in December, and the mountains have stayed cold enough that the snow has stuck around for a few weeks!

Here’s a view of the San Gabriels in mid-December, after a big storm.

And here’s a comparable view a week into January.

Nowhere near as impressive as, say, the entire range being covered in 2008, but that’s a rare occurrence even in non-drought years…and we’ve had mostly warmer and drier years since then.

#losangeles #mountains #san-gabriels #snow #socal

https://www.hyperborea.org/journal/2022/01/far-snows/

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Oh no! Carmen Sandiego has stolen the rest of this p

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.@pichfl can’t wait to work with you on the DOMcument again. 😂
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RT @benorlin
Useful cheat sheet.
twitter.com/benorlin/status/14

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Hey the wordle guy sounds cool.

"I am a bit suspicious of mobile apps that demand your attention and send you push notifications to get more of your attention," he said.

"There are also no ads and I am not doing anything with your data, and that is also quite deliberate."

Asked whether he planned to make money from it, he said: "I don't understand why something can't just be fun. I don't have to charge people money for this and ideally would like to keep it that way."

bbc.co.uk/news/technology-5988

Nice comparison of turbulence in a Baltic Sea algae bloom and storm clouds on Jupiter showing the same structures

planetary.org/space-images/alg

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Click the names you are familiar with.

If you understand the pupose of this poll, boost the post to get more sample data.

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I went on a quest to get CLIP to recreate those giant wooden playground complexes from my childhood. You know, one of these.

I figured it would work - they already look like a fever dream of an over-enthusiastic AI. I never got close.
aiweirdness.com/remember-those

COVID, weird 

It turns out the person I caught it from also tested negative for Covid during their illness...and then came down with actual Covid after they recovered. Fortunately they seem to be on the mend from that now too.

That means (a) whatever I caught from them wasn't Covid and (b) we haven't been around them in long enough that we don't have to worry about it having been a Covid exposure too.

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The CDC says you can now dereference pointers as long as they don't *look* null

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If code comes from code mines, perhaps programming is like sculpting:

Visualize your program inside /dev/random, and just delete the bytes that aren't your code.

Reason #653823 to make sure your emails are readable without images loaded...

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How to create a culture where we repair things rather than throw them away lemmy.ml/post/137032

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