http://strangehorizons.com/non-fiction/columns/freshly-rememberd-kirk-drift/ "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.
When you see it...
What are the odds of a 7+ #earthquake 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.
"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.
Interesting article by SF writer Greg Egan on this question: "If you looked through a wormhole, what would you see?"
"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.
Another one: A pickup truck painted like a Radio Flyer red wagon, spotted in 2011.
Our reaction to Gab joining the fediverse:
- Blocked Gab domains
- Added Community Guidelines https://pixelfed.social/site/kb/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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- Start the fire
- Shoot the deputy
- Steal the cookies from the cookie jar
Things we did:
- Tried to fight it
- Shot the sheriff
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- Rock you
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- Get fooled again
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