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I'm thinking about switching from google drive to dropbox, due to safety reasons (I don't want any suspicious AI spy on my files). Today I noticed the Hetzner Storage box and mountain duck.

Hetzner storage box offers 1TB network drive for 3.2 EUR per month, and mountain duck offers a way to mount that network drive on Windows, with a 39 USD one-time fee. The software is made in swiss.

Due to the god damn GFW in China, the speed can't go over 100KB/s without proxy. Thankfully, with my proxy server set up on the Hetzner FSN datacenter, the upload speed is faster than 4MB/s, which I think is the limit of my network. The download speed is also not bad: 8MB/s at the beginning, drop to 2MB/s, sometimes stuck at 2Mbps. Not sure who should be blamed for this, since there are too many participants involved: mountain duck, my transparent proxy, my network ISP, the proxy server on Hetzner, Hetzner storage box, I don't know. But with WebDAV, it supports random access, which means I can stream a video and scroll back and forth without waiting for the stupid client software to download the entire file (It's you, Google Drive Client).

The price is also the cheapest. Hetzner's price is equivalent to 38.16 USD per TB per year (BX11, with BX41, you get 24.246 USD per TB per year), while Google Drive (2TB annually) is 49.995 USD per TB per year, and dropbox (2TB annually) is 59.94 USD per TB per year. The proxy server is kind of required no matter which service I use, so that's not a big game changer.

I will try this configuration for a while. If I think it's good enough, that would be a great deal.

A nice snippet demonstrating why I love in (GardenCSS). Every pre-processor gives you &, but being able to use assoc/dissoc to modify a map is pretty nice.

A few days ago I heard the term intention deficit disorder for ADHD. I find it somewhat more accurate than attention deficit disorder, but it might be misunderstood as a lack of intention.

From my personal experience this is certainly not the case. The problem is in executing or realising intentions.

We should probably call it something like primary or idiopathic executive dysfunction.

It's funny. If someone had asked me, seven years ago, "what is the key principle of teaching Physics," I would never have said "mystery." Now it would be at least a top-3 idea.

The only way I know how to teach is this:
1) Students summarize their understanding.
2) We poke the universe with some experiment or activity.
3) Students admit that this makes no sense.
4) We name the mystery.
5) We use logic, more experiments, graphs, etc. to solve the mystery.
6) Students summarize their (new) understanding four ways, naming this their "current model."
7) We poke the universe again, and the cycle of confusion-->named mystery-->model begins again.

I decided to accept its limitations and to fully move to for now.

@freemo @maze Seems like you need a shield/coat of arms to go in front of it now. Next it will be a suit of armor in this corner to really balance the feng shui; then a period accurate trebuchet in the lounge to "keep employees in line"...

This sort of slippery slope is what we get for starting the accumulation of medieval weaponry as a means of decorations, freemo! I hope you reflect on this and learn your lesson while basking in the envious tears of...well at least me, and probably some others on here who like sharp, shiny things πŸ˜‚

A lexicon module I wrote in Ruby that goes into rather excessive detail at defining every possible form of pronoun. Who knew there was so much complexity in pronounds.

So just decided to rewrite my MUD :d20: from scratch and write it in Ruby :ruby: with ncurses this time for fun. It will be open-source :opensource:

I casually mentioned to someone at work, jokingly, that I needed a sword for the wall on my office back when it was new... few days later he brings me a sword as a gift :) I am still amused.

maybe theres someone versed in history and linguistics here:

is anyone aware of research to reconstruct/validate mythology using neighboring mythologies by representing them as ontologies like "persephone is the daughter of zeus and demeter" and searching for similar logical patterns?

to give an example, the similarity of some of the norse gods and the roman and greek gods is accepted. i wonder if there might be other hidden similarities to be found by comparing those things systematically. the _concepts_ these mythological systems had might be much more old than either of those specific myths. i'd venture that at least for the larger language families there should be similarities and basic concepts to view the world. would be pretty interesting to search for those concepts, not only discovering them by accident.

i have the feeling this is a rather low hanging fruit aside the leg work of doing the transfer of the source texts into a logical system. this must already have been done by someone :)

Damn, I cried at the end of The Orville S03E08 (Midnight Blue).

I can safely say that the 3rd season has a much larger emotional impact than the previous ones.

Well I'm back from the maldives and back to business. I should be more available again.

Btw is now open for registrations. The app will come later. Thought I'd surprise you with that.

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