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And now I'm thinking of the idea of "soft places" in Sandman, where geography remains fluid until an area is thoroughly mapped.

A of showing as an island...which apparently persisted long beyond the point that expeditions had confirmed it was part of the mainland.

KelsonV boosted "Kirk Drift" makes an interesting argument: that despite Star Trek TOS being steeped in the sexism of its time, Kirk's reputation as a womanizer is mostly a retroactive reclamation by 80s-90s nerds seeking to bend him into a prototypical modern action hero and normalize a specific contemporary brand of nerd sexism.

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Emoji aren't ruining language: they’re a natural substitute for gesture 🔥🔥 - A paper by Lauren Gawne & me! #linguistics

What are the odds of a 7+ hitting in the middle of upgrading Windows?

We're far enough away that all it did was shake the ground and swing a bunch of stuff, but it lasted a lot longer than most quakes I've experienced.

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Changing my WiFi SSID to "Miley Wireless" so my Carley Rae Epson printer doesn't get lonely

Phone autocorrected "I" to "you" - how does that even happen?

"The Mystery of Florida's Cannonball-Eating Spanish Fort"

The rock it's made from, coquina, is a sedimentary rock made up of compressed seashells. It turns out that under impact, the component shell fragments can shift, absorbing the impact. This explains why cannonballs simply sank into the walls like pressing into foam instead of shattering them.

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Interesting article by SF writer Greg Egan on this question: "If you looked through a wormhole, what would you see?"

#SFF #GregEgan #WormHole


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"atoms and particles make u wonder" - are they particles, or waves? TOO MANY CHOICES!

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"Nobody talks about the real reason to use Tabs over Spaces"

This is a pretty compelling reason. Esp. if you are writing open source code.

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Another one: A pickup truck painted like a Radio Flyer red wagon, spotted in 2011.

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Our reaction to Gab joining the fediverse:

- Blocked Gab domains

- Added Community Guidelines

- Added user level domain blocks

- Added CW to comments

Fascists and Nazis can h*ck right off and are NOT welcome on our platform. #pixelfed

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Things we didn't do:
- Start the fire
- Shoot the deputy
- Steal the cookies from the cookie jar

Things we did:
- Tried to fight it
- Shot the sheriff
- Put the sham in the shama-lama-ding-dong

Things we will do:
- Survive
- Rock you
- Walk 500 miles
- Walk 500 more

Things we won't do:
- Get fooled again
- Back down
- That

Things we will never do:
- Give you up
- Let you down
- Run around
- Desert you

- I did it again)

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