Not sure if this is in Qbert-ese or represents a store that's named for a swear word...

Found this yesterday at a used book/media store.

I think I may have heard it back in the day, though the only thing that comes to mind is "Macho Duck."

No, I didn't buy it.

Found this at the grocery store. I, um, guess that answers the question of what to serve with Death By Chocolate cake.


RT let’s talk about the fact that rey has to be mentally running the numbers on death star scrap here


"You know of what I speak, Gandalf: a great Eye, lidless, wreathed in flame."

Article by Phil Plait explaining the science behind the Event Horizon Telescope's ground-breaking image of the supermassive black hole in M87 - the world's first-ever actual image of the event horizon (or, more precisely, silhouette) of a black hole.

Birdsite thread by @AstroKatie on how the image was produced and why the ring looks the way it does, plus simulations of different viewing angles.

Realized I forgot to post here about #WonderCon last week. Show more

They’ve got the moves!

(Spotted a few weeks ago at Target. I'm going to have to check whether they've fixed the sign the next time I'm there.)

A joke that will only make sense if you've played Minecraft: Story Mode Show more

Interesting: Google proposes to standardize the mix of emoji that have gender options & give each a gender-inclusive default.

Example: Person Shrugging can appear alone 🤷 or with a hidden character indicating a man 🤷‍♂️ or woman 🤷‍♀️.

Depending on character & platform, the plain version is sometimes a man & sometimes a woman. Future Android will show an inclusive version when gender isn't specified & offer all 3 on the keyboard.

The UI below is not finalized.

I'd never noticed the "don't use Energizer" note on the smoke detector before. But sure enough, it's still chirping.

Went to look online for *why*, and found that auto complete has some odd ideas of what smoke detectors need.

I don't think they really need the key to all those different types of melons right now.

Very cool! A view of the far side of the moon and Earth beyond it, from the Chinese Longjiang-2 satellite in lunar orbit.

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