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When UPS or FedEx hands a package off to the post office for delivery, how long would you expect it to take from that point? The next day? Two days? Three? Four?

According to UPS tracking, the last component for the new computer was handed off to the *local* post office last *Wednesday*. If it's not here today, I know an 8YO who'll beg me to just buy one at Fry's.

(Of course, if it is here, he'll beg to stay up late while I install the OS, thinking he'll get to play games right away. Nope!)

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@KelsonV That's why aliens never visited us: we're only rated one star. :-)

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Spam subject: "Move your physical pictures onto your computer" - OK, I've stacked them on top of the computer. Now what?

My brain is mixing up "The Man With the Bag" with "You Gotta Get a Gimmick"

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It’s like 10-15 minutes of them explaining the fake history, prevailing theories etc, and then they go back in time to find out what REALLY happened except it almost always goes wrong somehow, and shenanigans ensue

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Mythbusters-esque fantasy show where a group of historians/film crew travels through time to answer histories greatest questions

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Corporate social media is a trainwreck that profits from the fact that you can't look away.

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Expanded on @blog@www.hyperborea.org : Trying to get at the features left out of the mobile app hyperborea.org/journal/2018/11

Yes, I know, "transformer down in the roadway" on a traffic alert doesn't mean what it sounds like it should...

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Best things I've read on today's npm brouhaha:

- medium.com/@jsoverson/exploiti
- gist.github.com/dominictarr/9f

I can't count the number of times I've handed over control of an npm package I owned to some random person on the internet. It used to be considered a best practice, a solution to OSS maintainer burnout. Ah well.

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A fascinating 'rainbow' swamp, created by natural oils forming a layer. Needs very calm conditions for it to be seen.

#Nature #Biology #Environment #Swamps

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tor.com/2018/11/14/what-really

"Humans do not, under the pressure of an emergency, socially collapse. Rather, they seem to display higher levels of social cohesion, despite what media or government agents might expect…or portray on TV. Humans, after the apocalypse, band together in collectives to help one another—and they do this spontaneously."

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