Birds of Prey
It's so refreshing to see:
• A comic book movie that actually remembers it's a comic book movie
• A story about Harley Quinn that remembers she's a literal doctor of psychology and doesn't just constantly objectify her
• A near-total absence of the fucking Joker
• A movie with a complicated plotline that's both purposefully disordered AND cohesive
• A comic book movie which isn't just a mess of intertextual references and fanservice
Using Google Earth to look for the Utah monolith site. One candidate that matches the landscape seems to have something vertical that appeared between the 2015 and 2016 images.
No coordinates in the article. Attempt no landings there.
A font for most languages.
"The Noto name comes from the mission, “NO TOfu”—eliminating the tofu-like boxes () that appear when no font is available for a user’s text. Noto offers fonts for 146 scripts (writing systems) and over 800 languages, and is opening the door to reading and writing for minority language speakers."
@nolan the mighty Goog has heard your prayers: https://www.xda-developers.com/google-prepares-decouple-new-emojis-android-system-updates/
although I kind of like Apple's strategy of using new emoji as a 🥕 to entice people to install OS updates. Google's problem is OEMs don't make OS updates available in the first place.
This is especially weird to find out today, because today I also found out (through randomly seeing a mention on Twitter) that the Michelin Guide to restaurants and Michelin tire company are the same Michelin, not two different Michelins as I'd always assumed
I always assumed the Tandy company that sold leather and the Tandy company that sold computers were different companies.
Turns out nope, they were the same. Tandy Leather bought Radio Shack in the 1960s.
"In early 2019, Ian Davis lost 4 of his digits on his left hand to a work accident. His insurance did not cover his prosthetic." So he made his own mechanical solution.
"The prosthetic Ian built has literally zero electricity need, it works with a set of elastic strings, rods, chains, nails a forearm rest, and whatnot."
We're living a #cyberpunk dystopia but, damn, engineers are amazing.
This was the original link I was going to post
Playing Minecraft with the kid:
Wife: "What are you playing on?"
Kid: "Windows 10."
Me: "What *world*?"
Kid: "I don't know."
Wife: "Does that mean you don't know, or does that mean IDK?" (He has a realm called IDK, because he didn't know what to call it.)
Kid: "No, IDK hasn't been renewed."
Wife: *sigh* "Who's on first...?"
At the very least, keep in mind that life is NOT a zero sum game. You can succeed without requiring someone else to fail. You can be right without requiring someone else to be wrong. You can be more without requiring someone else to be less.
Remember that you can lift yourself up without pushing others down.
covid, i hate people a lot
the news channels keep interviewing people in airports traveling for thanksgiving and they're all like "I'm willing to take the risk. i choose not to live in fear"
and godammit i hate people so much
it's not just your risk. you're risking OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES you selfish fucks
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