98.7% of respondents to a consultation favoured using metric as the main measurement unit for sales

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The fake speaker DevTernity scandal is wild.

Why try and invite women to speak at your conference when you can just create fake female speaker profiles instead?


Cats have the audacity to dunk their tail in your coffee then complain about it like it's your fault their tail now tastes like coffee. โ˜•๐Ÿฑ

Can't believe it's been 12 years since Skyrim was released.

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"Quotation marks" change shape, position, and orientation from one language to another. In this map, we show the symbols to quote direct speech.


#quote #Denmark #dansk #symbols #writting #quotationmark #map #mapologies #culture #LanguageLearning #maps

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This week's the week -- it's #GNU40! Tomorrow, September 27, is the GNU Hacker's Meeting in Biel, Switzerland, and this Sunday, October 1, is Hackday in Boston, MA. Read more: u.fsf.org/40k #FreeSoftware #GNU #GNUforty #SoftwareLibre #Hackday #HappyHacking

Wife has COVID and I'm starting to feel sick too. ๐Ÿ˜ฟ

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The BBC creates news stories in more than 40 languages. So earlier this year we built a prototype to help keep track of them. bbcnewslabs.co.uk/projects/mat

English spelling is awful especially for someone with dyslexia:

  • Each is a word 2๏ธโƒฃ
  • Teach is also fine… :teacher:
  • Peach is correct ๐Ÿ‘
  • but Speach isn’t a word… ๐Ÿ™Š
  • It is spelt Speech ๐Ÿ—ฃ๏ธ
  • And Leech ๐Ÿ›
  • Even better, Breech and Breach are both words and homophones so good luck with that… ๐Ÿคท

I wonder if is less of an issue with languages that actually have consistency and phonetic spellings….

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New programmer excuse:

"BRB my #Emacs packages are native compiling."

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And yes, I'm following the long standing UK tradition of complaining we don't get any good weather all summer then immediately complaining when we do get some sun.

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When reading Hex numbers how do you pronounce them?

For example I've been saying 1F as F-teen.

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