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Interesting look at when computers appeared in comics.

"After much anguished hand-wringing, I narrowed down the finalists for the "First Appearance of a Real Computer in a Comic Book" to three possibilities, two runner-ups, and a lovely Batman comic that I had to include because of the device's outlandish user interface. So six comics in all.""

#History #ComputerHistory #Comics #Culture #Computers

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A Welsh village's broadband service went down at 7am every morning for over a year. They finally tracked it down to electrical interference from a single old TV set whose owner switched it on every morning to watch the news. The "mortified" owner agreed to stop using it immediately, and the problem hasn't happened again.

@a_bun "This would never happen with real keyboard controls!"

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when you accidentally fave a toot bc the timeline skipped, that's a rogue like

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your molecules have been declared an unlawful assembly

please disperse into your constituent atoms immediately

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IMO, leaving some things unexplained is good writing. Your story's world should always feel bigger than the story itself.

That's why I like that moment in Lord of the Rings when Gandalf says "I am a servant of the Secret Fire, wielder of the Flame of Arnor. The Dark Fire will not avail you, flame of Udûn!" I haven't read the Silmarillion and still have no idea what exactly this all means. And not knowing things like this is captivating!

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Youtuber: Do not stare into these lasers at close range.

Me: Don't stare into *any* lasers at close range.

Or any range.

OK, unless you're getting Lasik.

Apparently Mojang hired Anakin Skywalker to write the captions for block descriptions in Earth.

Covid news, Africa (+) 

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Finally decided to stop postponing my dentist appointments and get it over with. They were running late so I had some time to spend outside and encountered some of their small neighbors.

#lizards #flowers
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Awesome. Studio Ghibli is providing images from their movies.

From a Google Translation: "From this month, we will provide scene photos of all Studio Ghibli works in sequence. This month, we will provide 8 works, mainly new works, for a total of 400 pieces.

Feel free to use it within the bounds of common sense."

#StudioGhibli #Movies #Art

@andrhia My kid has just gotten into that game too. I don't see the appeal, but at least there's more to it than some of the similar ones on Roblox.

I was in the area because my dentist is there and I decided it was time to stop postponing the appointments. It was also my first drive on the freeway since March and my first time out of the county since March.

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