https://xkcd.com/2897

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When Pope Gregory XIII briefly shortened the light-year in 1582, it led to navigational chaos and the loss of several Papal starships.

  • @sleen
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    163 months ago

    If not for nerds you wouldn’t be typing this paragraph due to the internet being non existent.

      • @[email protected]
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        153 months ago

        Citation needed for your entire previous comment lmao. Most nerds are actually really nice people and lean left politically.

      • @[email protected]
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        3 months ago

        It really does feel mainstream to come up with tech specs for a new comms technology, not the sort of thing that nerds* might do /s

        Tim Burners-Lee** worked in particle accelerators. Total jock****.

        * People excessively interested in tech

        ** Inventor of HTML - the web

        **** I’m old. The world is divided into nerds and jocks per Revenge of the Nerds (1984)