The quote actually originated with Rutherford and was later repeated in another form by Einstein, feynman adopted it as a technique.

Rutherford said "it should be possible to explain the laws of physics to a barmaid."

Einstein said, while referencing Rutherford in a conversation with de Broglie in france: "that all physical theories, their mathematical expressions apart ought to lend themselves to so simple a description that even a child could understand them."

So Einstein coined the phrase and idea in reference to a child.

The Feynman technique was explicitly inspired by Einstein and is a 4 step technique:

1) Pick the subject of interest
2) explain the concept as if to a 6th grader
3) Identify the holes in your understanding
4) Study the parts you couldnt explain simply

While the Feynman technique is based off observations in Feynmans study habits he never taught the technique formally nor did he define it.

@lucifargundam @TechUr

It truly is extraordinary when you think about it. But dont think this trend is likely to carry forward. Technology growth is logarithmic, not exponential. It starts off exponential then slows down significantly. At least, thats what the trend looks like when you really break it down. Lets hope some new area of technology never before considered is discovered to keep it going.

them: come over

me: can’t I’m updating the firmware on my shoes

them: actually yeah don’t come over

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Reuters has just published a first-of-its-kind analysis of a dataset of observed methane emissions from different oil and gas companies' facilities and wells, imaged by high-resolution satellite cameras.


The worst liars are Shell, Chevron, Conoco Phillips, Marathon Oil and Exxon Mobil. Contacted by Reuters, spokescriminals representing each of these companies defender corporate genocide with a string of lies, each more risible and ghastly than the last.


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I just need to copy and paste this every time someone on the fediverse posts anything about COVID.

Happy 109 anniversary to this little nugget of an article. We've known what the problem is for over a century.

"If we choose
not to act,
Or fail
to adapt,
Then suffer
we will."

~ Professor Ed Hawkins
(expert on studying past climates, University of Exeter, UK)

Fork Awesome is a Libre font project which has hundreds of useful icons that anyone can use. You can follow at:

➡️ @forkawesome

The project's website is at forkaweso.me

(As its name suggests, it's a fork of the original Font Awesome project. Unlike Font Awesome, Fork Awesome does not require javascript.)

#ForkAwesome #FontAwesome #Font #Fonts #CSS #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre #FreeSoftware #OpenSource #Computing #WebDesign #WebDev #WebDevelopment #Productivity #SelfHosting #Dev

From the apperance, kalang people had a darker skin than the javanese. They also had curly hair.

Why “kalang”? Kalang means border, or “batas” in Indonesian, they were restricted (dibatasi) from kingdom activity (Majapahit kingdom) because their unknown lineage origin so they simply won’t fit the hindu class structure..

They lived in rural areas like in the karst hill, coast or on the edge of the swamp. Because of their environment, they turned into strong people. Then the kingdoms recruited them as temple builders, or a workers that require high physical abilites.

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Just added the Kalang People’s Megalithic Tomb to openstreetmap. There are nine kalang’s megalithic sites in Bojonegoro, and there are several more in other districs in East Java

We are happy to announce a new QOTO service, our brand new matrix server!

Registration is open to everyone.

To either login or register a new account use any compatible Matrix/Riot client (like app.element.io/ ). When doing so you will have to set the home server to “matrix.qoto.org” (it is usually set to matrix.org). However keep in mind once logged in your username will be @user:qoto.org, as the matrix.* prefix is dropped. Similarly any rooms you create will be :qoto.org.

The best part is this service is decentralized and federated so you can join any matrix room on any other server. Even cooler you can join rooms on servers that arent federated at all like IRC or gitter.im. So you really can connect to almost any chat server out there all from one identity and server.

NOTE: We will also be bringing up a client, likely the same client run at app.element.io, for the added security. It wont change anything and you can switch clients once we have that up if you want. You can also download the client and use it as a desktop app.


.@Windows 11: "Simple by default. Powerful by choice."
Huh. That sounds kinda familiar, doesn't it?
KDE: "Simple by default. Powerful when needed."
A motto @kdecommunity has had for at least ... 7 years?

Shame on you @microsoft.

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