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 @spaceabba@twitter.com: let’s talk about the fact that rey has to be mentally running the numbers on death star scrap here

twitter.com/spaceabba/status/1

Also...

"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.

syfy.com/syfywire/the-first-im

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.

twitter.com/AstroKatie/status/

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.)

hyperborea.org/journal/2019/03

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.

blog.emojipedia.org/googles-th

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.

syfy.com/syfywire/the-earth-pe

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