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If laptops don't have cases they'll start using opium to stop from getting bored.

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I sold my soul to Disney. Which is not too bad actually, because it will take ages before it becomes public domain and the devil can claim it.

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Tusky? You fools, that's just the name of the app, the actual social network is called... GNU/Tusky or as I've recently taken to calling it GNU Plus Tusky.

*beats fist on table*

Listen, the average age being so low during medieval times isn't because no one grew old, it's because babies kept dying!

So everything was fine!

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"I don't they understand how voting works."

Are you gonna lose again?

I've given up on the hassle and just switched to Spotify as the main music app on my phone, the only true unfortunate thing is that I can't add stuff like a random medieval style rendition of pumped up kicks to a playlist, because no legal service would allow any old cover like that.

"Should I stay or should I go?
If I go there will be trouble,
if I stay it will be double."

How is that a dilemma? Seems like an obvious answer.

Being a 'provocateur's' 'frequent accomplice' seems like a sorry state.

"Yandere Simulator Decompiled Source Code Review"

Where am I?

The best Bond song is actually "three blind mice".

J.K. Rowling reveals Harry Potter was an anime all along and our mind is just playing tricks with us.

medical accuracy rates 

@InspectorCaracal And then they act like they've thought you something really valuable about what it means if a test says you have a certain illness.

But if medical testing is anything like AV scanning that is such horrible result when it comes to false positives that I don't believe whoever designed the medical test didn't try to massively reduce that number.

So they may have thought you something about the phrase '99.9% accurate', but nothing about actual medical tests.

medical accuracy rates 

@InspectorCaracal So I've seen a lot of mathematicians talk about how if a test is described as 99.9% accurate in detecting a certain illness, but there's only a 0.1% change you actually have the illness that if you, say, test 1'000'000 people you'll get the following results:

- 1000 people will have the illness
- 999 of the 999000 not ill people will be wrongly detected as having the illness (false positive)
- 1 of 1000 ill people will not be detected (false negative)

medical accuracy rates 

Working in AV when medical/mathematical people talk about the issues with interpreting the concept of something being 99.x% accurate when it comes to very rare things my thought is always that yes, that phrasing doesn't separate false negatives from false positives so you'll have loads of false positives, but surely in reality medical tests are made to reduce the false positives independently of the false negatives and this is just semantic nonsense?

meta 

While I 've qualms with the fediverse's unsearchability* it at least locks me out of finding current "discourse", because the people I follow reference but don't engage in it, and getting annoyed by it.

* 1) "You can just use hashtags" simply doesn't work, people don't and people don't agree on what hashtags are best.
2) This doesn't scale at all: I should be able to search the fediverse, I'm resposible enough not to abuse it.
3) Super narcissistic: I mainly want to find my own old toots.

Retooting myself from a locked conversation 

Camembert is the president of taste I believe.

My brain just said "silky smooth like satin" to me. How about like silk, you fool!?

Being decreasingly mildly drunk I can answer the question I had a long time ago when I was more drunk about whether drunk people make more spelling mistakes or that they just care less about the ones they make anyway and the answer is: a bit of both.

Some day I intend to make the worst joke ever and be immortalised, but the competition is though.

the one time I played Mario Kart Wii online I was against a guy just named "burger" and his Mii was a burger

If anyone is selling an iPod shuffle clone I'd totally buy it.

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This is my personal mastodon instance. For now at least. Can I suggest you make an account over at ping.the-planet instead?