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  1. Oh that wasn't new-news.

    about 14 hours ago from web
  2. Anthrax outbreak in Russia https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2016/08/03/488400947/anthrax-outbreak-in-russia-thought-to-be-result-of-thawing-permafrost?t=1597158994021

    about 15 hours ago from web
  3. Wanted to buy a cheap AC from my local listings but... they were gone. All sellers said that another *just* before me already got the deal.

    about a day ago from web
  4. I thought it was just a stupid fad, but boy was I wrong. Hard seltzer is amazing, I highly recommend trying it.

    about 2 days ago from web
  5. All that effort is for nought. As I have woken up the temperature is as it was before.

    about 3 days ago from web
  6. I always did best identify with bitter alcoholic fanfic Twilight Sparkle, heh

    about 4 days ago from web
  7. “We will win at least a few states, some of them perhaps by decent margins!” -President Trump

    about 4 days ago from web
    • @mrmattimation 50% of white people, per Newsweek, :eyeroll:

      about 4 days ago in context
    • @scribus eh, that's not exactly uncommon for a Republican, if anything it's a little low. McCain had 55% of whites in 2008, and he lost the election by a bigger margin than any candidate of the 21st century. No Democrat has carried the white vote since at least 1964, and maybe even before that, the data only goes back to 1976.

      about 4 days ago in context
    • @mrmattimation Yeah, but I'm not really concerned about the historicity of the GOP, though. This jackass may be lower than other old white jackasses have been, but when 50% can agree, even in a straw poll, with (vague sweeping arm gesture)? It's more the revelations about the national psyche than it is old stats and current prognostications. I just grew up inherently skeptical of The System, but still -- I used to be able to believe in People, as a whole. This administration has shattered my faith in anything other than entropy. I always kind of knew I was "Brown eyes watching from a White perspective," but the other white faces used to only sometimes let their hatred show. Now, they seem to be hiding even their former pretense of humanity in favor of letting their hate flag take full mast. And... damn, man. Just... damn. I want it over. And I'm almost ashamed of what I'd be willing to do to End it, capital-E.

      about 4 days ago in context
  8. Today bats are flying in my neighbourhood. I just saw 4 flapping in front of my window and catching bugs.

    about 4 days ago from web
  9. I guess it's not much different than how Japanese glosses the U off of Desu, maybe language is just dumb. Who needs a backwards R, anyway!? Upside-down question marks? Bah! lol

    about 6 days ago from web
    • @scribus The world needs a mark at the end of the sentence to signify an sarcastic intent more than ever. I propose the ↓ because everything goes down at the moment.

      about 6 days ago in context
    • @adiwan Definitely agree on the sarcasm mark being needed. And I actually really like Spanish's leading punctuation, it always seemed weird how English has it at the end to tell you what you should have been doing instead of telling you ahead what to do.

      about 6 days ago in context
  10. I often hear English-speaking people say "comprable" for the word "comparable", omitting the first 'a'. Just noticing, not judging.

    about 6 days ago from web
  11. Evidently schools that haven't even had their first day are already reporting cases? We're just gonna... heads down, march dick-first through the razor pit? Not even look for a ladder? Nobody's even asking why we're dick-deep in a pit of razors??

    about 6 days ago from web
    • @scribus One Bundesland (State) here in Germany has opened their schools this week under some terms like wearing masks in the hallways and segregating the school building into manageable sections for contact tracing and spreading out the school day as much as possible to reduce the amount of people. The number of active infections there is low but I sense it'll backfire nonetheless in a week or two.

      about 6 days ago in context
  12. More than a second time doing a multiple choice episode isn't worth it. Hitting all the bad endings the second time around is easy enough.

    about 7 days ago from web
  13. Wow journalists sure do have goldfish memory http://rainbowdash.net/url/875585

    about 7 days ago from web
  14. So glad I get to record the line “I’m too big for those” in Swole Foods now, thanks Covid.

    about 7 days ago from web
  15. since i'm spending so much money today i also finally paid off *most of* my university debt... that papaya hurted

    about 9 days ago from web
  16. Because 2020 wasn't already 2020 enough https://youtu.be/lQJFP1INGxs # lyrics I think? Hard to hear through the groaning and vocal fx

    about 9 days ago from web
  17. Words of encouragement for this difficult time

    http://rainbowdash.net/url/875579

    about 13 days ago from web
  18. There was one congressperson or senator or whomever who said "A mask covers the face, made in the image of God," but I think even the nuts thought he was crazy.

    about 11 days ago from web
    • @scribus I saw that on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah and The Late Show With Steven Colbert. I had to instantly laugh when I saw that each time. Make-up, firemen breathing masks, masks in hospitals, masks at mask balls, face paint at sports events and Carnival (Mardigras) and Halloween.... ALL SINNERS!

      about 10 days ago in context
    • @adiwan Well, more than zero of them have previously railed against makeup, Halloween, Madri Gras, and fun in general...

      about 10 days ago in context
  19. I admit that I was lenient towards this at the beginning and didn't take the whole thing very serious, however I did my usual things like proper hygiene and my natural behaviour of avoiding people, but very soon I did everything right with wearing masks and such. I had underestimated the outcome and spread before. But after all of the evidence I cannot fathom why people can be still so stubborn.

    about 11 days ago from web
    • @adiwan I've usually been a bit cavalier about new diseases, too, aside from standard flu-season hygiene. I was on team "don't wear a mask if you aren't sick, we need them for front line workers" until the new science came out. And I, too, do not understand people who take the advice of a group of uneducated desert monks who've been dead for two thousand years and their demigod fanfiction over modern science and medicine.

      about 11 days ago in context
    • @scribus As far as I could seen in the videos nobody has used religion as an excuse. I've seen more messages about being fed up by the government and being told what to do, and being inconvenienced, as well as skepticism of the whole pandemic and the virus itself.

      about 11 days ago in context
    • @adiwan I guess I don't really know that a major amount have been using religion specifically, but it just seems common in a lot of science denial.

      about 11 days ago in context
  20. “Winning easy races is overrated”, says the Georgia GOP http://rainbowdash.net/url/875580

    about 11 days ago from web
  21. HAHAHA. My caffeine resistance is remarkable. I drank 6 cups of medium-strong black tea and a lemonade with about twice the caffeine concentration of Coca-cola and I was still tired all the time.

    about 13 days ago from web
  22. I'm somewhat annoyed that anytime the number 69 is mentioned someone says "nice".

    about 13 days ago from web
  23. Yesterday i was at my favorite coiffeur because I couldn't stand the long hair anymore that constantly fell into my face and was heating up my back neck. Now my hair is short again such that I do not need my hair drier for a while because it dries quickly on its own. I also gave a bigger tip.

    about 14 days ago from web
    • @adiwan Curious, do you have establishments that might be more of a "barber shop" situation? Like, in the USA, there's sort of a "barber for men, salon for women" thing going on. I kind of like the idea of just a neutral "haircut place."

      about 14 days ago in context
    • @scribus Most places I know in Germany and Poland offer cutting hair both for men and women but they are sectioned off in a way, men front, women back (with or without a wall in between). Smaller places with less traffic do not have that.

      There are only very few places that are highly specialized on either gender, like for men and offering more services for beard grooming.

      My favorite place has men in the front and women in the back. It's a Turkish lead establishment that has some fancy services like pulling eye brow hair with string for both genders, often used by people with monobrow tendencies and the pulling of the hair creates a very clean look without stubbles.

      about 14 days ago in context
  24. what a beta cuck http://rainbowdash.net/url/875578

    about 14 days ago from web
  25. Haha I didn't realize I was even buying a curved monitor, this is w e i r d

    about 15 days ago from web
    • @scribus I saw a curved monitor at a store recently. I get why some people want them but I am on the side that who wants the screen flat, except for retro games (NES, SNES) the screen can bulge out a little bit.

      about 15 days ago in context
    • @adiwan It's not especially pronounced. I've seen some that were gnarly, like you need peripheral engaged to see anything, but this isn't too bad. I think I'm more tripped out by how wide it is, coming off of the laptop life. :p

      about 15 days ago in context
    • @scribus I can feel that. When I had my 50'' 4k TV in front of me it was slightly overwhelming. Before that my 24'' 1920x1200 PC display was huge when I upgraded from a 15'' CRT. On the laptop side I highly prefer the 13'' size.

      about 15 days ago in context
  26. Well, the line for my online order is so long that I may not be getting a new computer after all

    about 15 days ago from web
  27. Both series are tons better than Pony Life.

    about 16 days ago from web
  28. I'm so glad that "Amphibia" and "The Owl House" is back.

    about 16 days ago from web
  29. Well, now I just have to either pick up the new computron and monitor, either this evening or tomorrow morning...

    about 16 days ago from web
  30. Fun MLB fact 2: no he wouldn’t be because he actually killed himself in 2014

    about 17 days ago from web