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Opportunity Rover

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alt_text_at_your_service
158 days ago
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MaryEllenCG
157 days ago
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::sob::
Greater Bostonia
tdarby
158 days ago
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Thank you, Opportunity. Rest well.
Baltimore, MD
joeythesaint
157 days ago
And I hope we see you again someday.
Covarr
158 days ago
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I always find myself wishing I took more photos. It's easier to remember things when you have a record of them.
Moses Lake, WA
Fidtz
156 days ago
This is totally true but also when i do take a lot of phots, I wish I had actually looked and experienced the place instead.
Covarr
155 days ago
Yeah, it's definitely a balance. If I can get one or two photos from every big thing I do with my friends, or every cool place I go, I'm happy. Enough for memories, not so many to be a distraction.
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158 days ago
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Error Bars

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...an effect size of 1.68 (95% CI: 1.56 (95% CI: 1.52 (95% CI: 1.504 (95% CI: 1.494 (95% CI: 1.488 (95% CI: 1.485 (95% CI: 1.482 (95% CI: 1.481 (95% CI: 1.4799 (95% CI: 1.4791 (95% CI: 1.4784...
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...an effect size of 1.68 (95% CI: 1.56 (95% CI: 1.52 (95% CI: 1.504 (95% CI: 1.494 (95% CI: 1.488 (95% CI: 1.485 (95% CI: 1.482 (95% CI: 1.481 (95% CI: 1.4799 (95% CI: 1.4791 (95% CI: 1.4784...
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...an effect size of 1.68 (95% CI: 1.56 (95% CI: 1.52 (95% CI: 1.504 (95% CI: 1.494 (95% CI: 1.488 (95% CI: 1.485 (95% CI: 1.482 (95% CI: 1.481 (95% CI: 1.4799 (95% CI: 1.4791 (95% CI: 1.4784...
tsuckow
150 days ago
I believe in some chemistry fields they do put two levels of uncertainty. If anyone has example code of propagating uncertainty automagically with a normal distribution and correlations I'd be interested. Implementing the output of gum workbench in c++ is a bitch.

Invisible Formatting

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To avoid errors like this, we render all text and pipe it through OCR before processing, fixing a handful of irregular bugs by burying them beneath a smooth, uniform layer of bugs.
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To avoid errors like this, we render all text and pipe it through OCR before processing, fixing a handful of irregular bugs by burying them beneath a smooth, uniform layer of bugs.
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denubis
162 days ago
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Ah, *TeX, the ultimate outcome of what I see is what I meant. (Also, if folks don't know about overleaf it... shockingly doesn't suck as an online LaTeX engine)
Sydney, Australia
awilchak
163 days ago
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#same
Brooklyn, New York
summerofjay
163 days ago
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So much THIS!

It's bad enough in native apps but browser-based services have taken it to a new level (looking at you, Confluence)
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sirwired
163 days ago
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God, I miss "Reveal Codes" from WordPerfect. It made fixing formatting problems *so* much easier over watching your entire document re-format because you delete a single paragraph break.
duerig
163 days ago
I thought about reveal codes as well when I saw this. I miss it sometimes, but it always brought out my OCD side. I was always tempted to spend time erasing codes that didn't actually impact the document.
fallinghawks
163 days ago
Reveal codes was awesome. My memory is of when word processors started to be able to apply HTML. An instant shitshow of massive amounts of repeated inline styling for a single character. You could not find the actual text in the mess.
reconbot
162 days ago
Let’s be clear, even if it didn’t impact the document removing unnecessary and unexpected codes is important work.
emdeesee
163 days ago
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The struggle is real. 😬
📌 Lincoln, NE ❤️️ Sherman, TX
philipstorry
163 days ago
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Yeah, I get this anxiety too.
And it can actually be an issue. The best case is that at some point in the future you click into that space and start typing, only to find everything in bold. Easily fixed.
The worst case is that you find one of the chaotic, baffling stupid dead ends in Microsoft Word's layout engine and lose hours fighting it to get what you're sure should be a relatively simple layout.
London, United Kingdom
Screwtape
163 days ago
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And this is why web developers keep opening the developer tools to look at the page markup, and why grey-beards fondly remember Word Perfect's "Reveal Codes" feature.
HarlandCorbin
163 days ago
I miss reveal codes. Word just hides them, tons of on/off tags hidden from view.
alt_text_bot
163 days ago
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To avoid errors like this, we render all text and pipe it through OCR before processing, fixing a handful of irregular bugs by burying them beneath a smooth, uniform layer of bugs.

Carbonated Beverage Language Map

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There's one person in Missouri who says "carbo bev" who the entire rest of the country HATES.
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There's one person in Missouri who says "carbo bev" who the entire rest of the country HATES.
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jamessan
164 days ago
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I'm surprised moxie didn't make it in the map
alt_text_bot
165 days ago
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There's one person in Missouri who says "carbo bev" who the entire rest of the country HATES.

Launch Risk

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Don't worry--you're less likely to die from a space launch than from a shark attack. The survival rate is pretty high for both!
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Don't worry--you're less likely to die from a space launch than from a shark attack. The survival rate is pretty high for both!
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mcarson
164 days ago
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"And remember: if we are hit, remain calm and set SCE to AUX."

Apollo 12. Yikes.
emdeesee
167 days ago
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Commander Bayes to the launchpad. Commander Bayes to the launchpad, please.
📌 Lincoln, NE ❤️️ Sherman, TX
alt_text_bot
167 days ago
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Don't worry--you're less likely to die from a space launch than from a shark attack. The survival rate is pretty high for both!

Sharing Options

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How about posts that are public, but every time a company accesses a bunch of them, the API makes their CEO's account click 'like' on one of them at random so you get a notification.
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alt_text_at_your_service
170 days ago
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How about posts that are public, but every time a company accesses a bunch of them, the API makes their CEO's account click 'like' on one of them at random so you get a notification.
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satadru
167 days ago
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In fairness this is exactly the model that Google Plus used, and people hated that. Though maybe with today's machine learning you would have some auto generated sharing groups which would make this easier.
New York, NY
GuuZ
169 days ago
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:)
alt_text_bot
170 days ago
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How about posts that are public, but every time a company accesses a bunch of them, the API makes their CEO's account click 'like' on one of them at random so you get a notification.
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