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1:05 AM
Love the donation of $1024 an hour ago
Typical computer person
Small donations just as impressive of course but I did smile at the number
 
1:22 AM
I hope I don't regret donating. Just had someone on twitter tell me I wasted my money. It seems to me she was, at the very least, treated very poorly. I'm perhaps overly sensitive about the pronouns thing.
 
1:34 AM
People on Twitter say a lot of things
 
1:51 AM
Also I don’t think it is a waste of money, but if it is, I have wasted money on worse things
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I agree.
I contributed to the GoFundMe because I think Stack needs a tiny slap in the wrist for the way they responded on TheReg, certainly not because I think Monica is right about the pronouns thing.
 
 
9 hours later…
11:10 AM
Reading about Apollo 12:
> After LM separation, the S-IVB was intended to fly into solar orbit. The S-IVB auxiliary propulsion system was fired, and the remaining propellants vented to slow it down to fly past the Moon's trailing edge (the Apollo spacecraft always approached the Moon's leading edge).
> The Moon's gravity would then slingshot the stage into solar orbit. However, a small error in the state vector in the Saturn's guidance system caused the S-IVB to fly past the Moon at too high an altitude to achieve Earth escape velocity. It remained in a semi-stable Earth orbit after passing the Moon on November 18, 1969.
> It finally escaped Earth orbit in 1971 but was briefly recaptured in Earth orbit 31 years later. It was discovered by amateur astronomer Bill Yeung who gave it the temporary designation J002E3 before it was determined to be an artificial object.
 
 
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5:21 PM
I honestly don't think I understand the Monica lawsuit. Saying that you aren't a bigot tends to give the opposite effect. I gave her a bit of money though, since it sounds like she's upsetting people I find annoying.
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Also, apparently Visa doesn't mind me saying the name on my card is Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
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5 hours later…
10:01 PM
@JamesL I love that bit too.
 
10:23 PM
It won’t be cool if transcripts are made open and make her look daft
 

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