365degrees

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365degrees wrote

I imagine being a vet is pretty good. However, they do put down the animals they take on if the owners can't afford it or the animal is very injured which is a very hard decision..

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365degrees wrote

The names don't mean shit. They're literally expensive star maps. This paragraph kills it IMO:

Astronomers do not use the names we assign to the stars. In 1919, The [sic 0] International Astronomical Union (IAU) was established with the objective is to promote and safeguard the science of astronomy. For scientific uniformity, it is the only body that names celestial objects for scientific use, which it does very infrequently [1]. We believe the stars [sic 2] overhead do not belong solely to the scientific community, but to everyone.

The issues I see with that are:

  1. There's no T in IAU.
  2. I don't think there's enough interesting stars to name. "No one else is using them" isn't a good excuse either.
  3. s/stars/star names. Have fun taking ownership of a giant gas ball undergoing nuclear fusion.
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365degrees wrote

Garbage collection is performed when a computer program actively tries to find unused memory and frees it. This works well enough for Haskell, Lisp, Lua (, Python, Go, D, Managed C++, any C users compiling with -lgc and many other languages.

However, it's just not good enough for Rust users. Instead they use reference counting which is deterministic but also piss poor substitute for a garbage collector scheme which doesn't handle circles made by references (A points to B, B points to A will never be freed), but the Rust book says that memory leaks are still "memory safe" even though it'll probably make memory allocation fail quicker.

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365degrees wrote (edited )

Too bad they didn't do the whole song. Also, that version cuts the setup of the sketch which is gone, but it went something like this:

Stage person 1: The world's largest rockstar isn't coming tonight!
Stage person 2: What will we do with the big suit then?
Stage person 1: I gave it to Kermit, we'll see what he does.

Edit: it's slightly funnier than the description, who would have thought