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*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1270070014482079746 Waterproof Connectors]
 
*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1270070014482079746 Waterproof Connectors]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1302170837701726209 Old IBM computer controllers, with a tangent into how Williams Tubes Memory worked]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1302170837701726209 Old IBM computer controllers, with a tangent into how Williams Tubes Memory worked]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1357479753083547653 Anti-barking devices, mice, and USB drives]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1369062704372084738 Cat carriers & backpacks]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1379249358697160704 TOSLINK for your phone! USB Pottery Wheels! Fiber optic mice!]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1381876137807151104 Anime Bodysuits of horror, mannequins with no eyes, and the Palace of Meat]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1434150049303257092 Android head units/in-car infotainment units are strange, and you must enjoy the special smooth]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1440049720001372164 Farm animals require gross and weird machines]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1440128750272712704 Teeth Teeth Teeth Teeth Teeth]
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==Anthropomorphic Animals (aka Furries)==
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1338302831950921729 How do catgirls wear headphones, anyway?]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1351238614064238593 How do furry animals wear masks? or use phones?]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1439627699551539204 Robot Fucking and how do keyboards get designed in a world of hooves?]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1443594134237843465 That time I collected my list of fursona jokes and realized this probably isn't a joke]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1425836996602200064 Hey does your fursona have to be a single animal-person? Can it be like, four animals with a hive mind?]
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==ADHD==
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1433825384869416962 ADHD and the "I don't know what time is" logic that causes anxiety]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1435288117590720513 Being a detective about your own life, and why you shouldn't worry if you find ADHD stories relatable]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1391783496570441732 You can't mail Adderall, you just gotta be really good at scheduling when to pick it up and remembering to do that.]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1420966843829821452 I either have ADHD or I am living in a haunted house which is playing fruit jokes on me]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1401164075787116544 I'm vague about what I'm doing because I don't want to lose the motivation]
  
 
==Biology==
 
==Biology==
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1105181992843337729 Windows 95 doesn't know about George W. Bush and his ideas about Daylight Saving Time]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1105181992843337729 Windows 95 doesn't know about George W. Bush and his ideas about Daylight Saving Time]
  
==The Cold War==
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==The Cold War & Radiation==
  
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/987665684887781376 Why not put a nuclear reactor in a plane?]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/987665684887781376 Why not put a nuclear reactor in a plane?]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1024714426291605504 Why are Bikinis named after an island that the US nuked?]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1024714426291605504 Why are Bikinis named after an island that the US nuked?]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/999729479948816384 Duck and Cover isn't silly propaganda, it's good advice]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/999729479948816384 Duck and Cover isn't silly propaganda, it's good advice]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1319716912129949697 Electron Beam Irradiators, Radiation Doesn't ZigZag, Pigs With Nukes, and Keep Your Head Out Of Particle Accelerators]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1328702631364083713 Gender security, nuclear weapon arming/protection, nuclear submarines and the Scud missile]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1407464621154267143 Soviet Ekranoplans: A simple guide to telling them apart]
  
 
==Computer Displays==
 
==Computer Displays==
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*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1156392702725902336 How does your computer figure out what monitor you plugged in?]
 
*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1156392702725902336 How does your computer figure out what monitor you plugged in?]
 
*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1133807436077314048 Planar graphics and why they were used]
 
*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1133807436077314048 Planar graphics and why they were used]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1333528312937803778 Do lights in games use real electricity? Yes, maybe, it depends, no.]
  
 
==Computer Keyboards & Mice & Joysticks==
 
==Computer Keyboards & Mice & Joysticks==
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*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1058676834940776450 Why you can't have a file named "aux.h" on Windows]
 
*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1058676834940776450 Why you can't have a file named "aux.h" on Windows]
 
*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1259295796245098497 Bubble Memory: The Next Big Thing that Never Was]
 
*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1259295796245098497 Bubble Memory: The Next Big Thing that Never Was]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1324057690029477888 HP LaserJet Font Cartridges and Dot Matrix Printers]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1353713965650432000 Sony's Optical Disc Archive cartridge, and the history of Optical Libraries]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1441485662050418688 I had a dream about infodumping on how PC-DOS and MS-DOS related and why CP/M missed out, and accidentally made it real]
  
==Computer Programming==
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==Computer Programming/Engineering==
  
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1317901259920220160 Web scraping and the many sins of Tumblr]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1317901259920220160 Web scraping and the many sins of Tumblr]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1317197881095331840 The endless failures of the Panera Bread & McDonalds websites]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1317197881095331840 The endless failures of the Panera Bread & McDonalds websites]
 
*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1263258295575298048 The horrors of hacking and my dad's deathtrap van]
 
*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1263258295575298048 The horrors of hacking and my dad's deathtrap van]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1322574159860297728 Bad ideas for networks, like water or bullets instead of wires]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1374088629224579075 How many crabs do we need to run Doom?]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1445425424067006466 Computers are Magic. Literal Magic]
  
 
==Chemical Elements==
 
==Chemical Elements==
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1190340638899724288 Rhodium doesn't cause cancer, it can prevent it! and how that's connected to Bunsen burners]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1190340638899724288 Rhodium doesn't cause cancer, it can prevent it! and how that's connected to Bunsen burners]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1194418854589370369 Dysprosium is why you shouldn't eat a Prius]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1194418854589370369 Dysprosium is why you shouldn't eat a Prius]
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==Cryptocurrency/NFTs:==
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1442846073316265984 Cryptocurrency is a bad idea, NFTs are a bad idea, and everyone into them is into them way too hard]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1445469546530279425 The Blockchain is built on p2p tech and that annoys me]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1444710237009682432 I am going to steal every single NFT]
  
 
==Electronics==
 
==Electronics==
  
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1264925104175112192 What connector you should definitely NOT use for a sex machine?]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1264925104175112192 What connector you should definitely NOT use for a sex machine?]
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==Fiction Writing==
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1028151227232575488 Ablative Humanity]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1321171864006225920 TRANSCRIPT: The 2025 Senate Hearings on the CLEAN SWEEP Satellite's Attempt on Elon Musk's Life]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1074901570687397889 The Oracle Answers A Question]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1184491323056771078 Space Cannibalism, aka In-Situ Resource Extraction (outline)]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1445753791463129104 The kingdom of base-11]
  
 
==Flea Market (Electronics/De Anza)==
 
==Flea Market (Electronics/De Anza)==
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1019302533112594432 SimCity 2000, SimCopter, The Yes Men, and the Bhopal Disaster]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1019302533112594432 SimCity 2000, SimCopter, The Yes Men, and the Bhopal Disaster]
 
*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1097637772809011200 Playing Super Mario Bros on a printer, and why Super Mario Bros 2 is Like That]
 
*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1097637772809011200 Playing Super Mario Bros on a printer, and why Super Mario Bros 2 is Like That]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1321515938034843649 The phrasing of Oregon Trail memes, and some history of Apple II ports]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1323312481331105792 The characters in Super Mario Bros 2 have alien parasites in their eyes]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1372766463556083715 Unisex Duke Nukem 3D Bathrooms, and all the tricks used to make mirrors and lakes work in the Build engine]
  
 
==Gender==
 
==Gender==
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1185239940348530689 Why I don't think the US military is fully off floppy disks, why they used them in the first place, and why there's so much weather data from Alaska]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1185239940348530689 Why I don't think the US military is fully off floppy disks, why they used them in the first place, and why there's so much weather data from Alaska]
 
*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1196819489209237505 Why I had to virus scan my own files or lose a couple million dollars]
 
*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1196819489209237505 Why I had to virus scan my own files or lose a couple million dollars]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1351607066217992193 Working for the government was like trying to solve an endless series of programming challenges]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1011683234810195968 The FBI is probably spying on furries, or Why They Tried To Get Me Fired]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1411743040247631878 The placement of weather stations is a Political Issue and also Printers are bad]
  
 
==US History & Politics==
 
==US History & Politics==
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1012086962512015362 Can we launch (no pun intended) a kickstarter for NASA to launch the JWST? Because the funding problems make me angry]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1012086962512015362 Can we launch (no pun intended) a kickstarter for NASA to launch the JWST? Because the funding problems make me angry]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1270777994689167360 The JWST is coded in Javascript running on an iMac and that makes me angry]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1270777994689167360 The JWST is coded in Javascript running on an iMac and that makes me angry]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1343256834925162496 McDonald's JWST machine broke... which makes me angry]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1371494844724613122 Google says you can get a "good telescope" for only 2.5 billion, and that makes me angry.]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1400101582331514899 It got delayed again, and I blame nazis, who make me angry]
  
 
==Linguistics==
 
==Linguistics==
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1008180458796941312 If Never Gonna Give You Up is the rickroll of the 80s, what are the rickrolls of other decades?]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1008180458796941312 If Never Gonna Give You Up is the rickroll of the 80s, what are the rickrolls of other decades?]
  
==Personal History:==
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==Personal History==
  
 
*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1173681231562567680 How I ended up owing 18k$ because of a single typo]
 
*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1173681231562567680 How I ended up owing 18k$ because of a single typo]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1279893046692216832 How do you find the direction to Mecca? What if you're in space?]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1279893046692216832 How do you find the direction to Mecca? What if you're in space?]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1339678493295091712 Continuity planning for the post-Rapture world]
  
 
==Space Science==
 
==Space Science==
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*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1028248648105189376 The neat animation of Akira]
 
*[https://twitter.com/foone/status/1028248648105189376 The neat animation of Akira]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1004504262389297152 Mechanical animation of Evangelion]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1004504262389297152 Mechanical animation of Evangelion]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1319281030063292424 Nintendo Famicom Disk System copy protection/bootlegs, sex machines, explaining PG&E fires to aliens, and alien socialists quarantining earth for the most dangerous meme of all]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1340018870749294592 Kira from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Ivanova from Babylon 5 meet up for coffee]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1357385826561232896 Spock's name, and old computers in the far future of Star Trek]
  
 
==Thrifting==
 
==Thrifting==
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1306335331063492609 How Slip Rings were vital to your VCR, and how helical-scan made VHS tapes small enough to be usable]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1306335331063492609 How Slip Rings were vital to your VCR, and how helical-scan made VHS tapes small enough to be usable]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1070174477332361216 How to morph a character on screen in 1960, without cutting, but it'll only work in black & white]
 
*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1070174477332361216 How to morph a character on screen in 1960, without cutting, but it'll only work in black & white]
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*[https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1325509072901136384 The marketing of Wonder Woman 1984 & the making of Battlefield Earth]

Revision as of 17:25, 6 October 2021

I like to ramble about things on twitter. Sometimes these are interesting long threads, so I'm going to try to collect them here.

Aliexpress/ebay/amazon is full of Weird Junk

Anthropomorphic Animals (aka Furries)

ADHD

Biology

Calendars

The Cold War & Radiation

Computer Displays

Computer Keyboards & Mice & Joysticks

Computer History

Computer Programming/Engineering

Chemical Elements

Cryptocurrency/NFTs:

Electronics

Fiction Writing

Flea Market (Electronics/De Anza)

Floppy Disks

Games

Gender

My Government Job

US History & Politics

The James Webb Ground Device

Linguistics

Magazines

Misc Science

Money

Music

Personal History

Religion

Space Science

Science Fiction & Anime

Thrifting

Video, Film, & Television