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Apparently their neighbors reported them for renting it out as Airbnb or similar (which the city doesn't allow). Then they painted the house bright pink with giant 😜 and 🤐 emoji on it. Now the neighbors are complaining about the mural, but the city says it's on private property 🤷‍♂️

Honestly I'm surprised - it sounds like the kind of area that would mandate specific shades of beige paint.

(LA Times, paywall)

latimes.com/california/story/2

words mean things 

words mean things 

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Fedibots, astroturfing 

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actionable request re: sesame street anti-autism 

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Bisected Halo. A clear 22-degree halo around the sun, bright enough that I didn't have to adjust the image afterward. This is straight from my phone.

Even cooler: you can actually see the contrail's shadow on the layer of cloud that's producing the halo! The sun is behind the tree, and while the contrail pops out so it *looks* closer than the almost uniform layer, but it's clear that the contrail is higher.

#sky #sun #halos
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Minecraft: [Player] was shot by Arrow

Me: YOU HAVE FAILED THIS VILLAGE!

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Tonight's #crescent #moon. One shot for the daylit crescent, the other for the night side lit by #EarthShine (with some clouds as a bonus). 8YO helped with focusing the telephoto lens.

The second shot is a lot noisier than I'd like since I was adjusting levels on the jpeg, but I have the raw file, so maybe I'll be able to do something better with it.

#photo #NightSky

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(1/2) Went to Pulau Ubin, Singapore, this morning and the Butterfly Hill there was teeming with butterflies and I managed to get photos of the three Danaus sp. (Tiger) butterflies to be found in Singapore. These are the Plain Tiger (Danaus chrysippus chrysippus), the Common Tiger (Danaus genutia genutia) and the Black-veined Tiger (Danaus melanippus hegesippus).

#iNaturalist #Nature #Photography #Singapore #Insects #Butterflies #Danaus #Lepidoptera #Papilionoidea

I really wish I could remember the context of this:

Overheard at grocery store checkout: "Mommy, I found two eyeballs!"

Originally posted on birdsite: twitter.com/KelsonV/status/896

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"How Dark Patterns Online Manipulate Shoppers" by Sidney Fussell theatlantic.com/technology/arc

Dark patterns are awful. I've been duped by so many of these.

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Another oddity found in my 2008 phone photos. My wife took one look at it and said, "What were they trying to summon, the nineties?"

Found among my phone photos from 2008. I'm not entirely sure what they meant. I mean, even assuming there's a missing "from," there's no indication of what it's referring to.

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