Ahh, remember when you could actually get an idea of how much content you were dealing with by glancing at the scroll bar? Remember when you didn't have to navigate precisely over an area about 3px wide to make it appear? I miss that.
Somehow - probably because I learned the word sarcophagus long before I learned much in the way of Latin/Greek suffixes or prefixes - it never occurred to me that it literally means "flesh eater"
Apparently Pliny the Elder thought limestone dissolved bodies and was well-suited for stone coffins:
Costume victory: One daughter is the Lunar Lander, one an astronaut. This makes me giddy. I hope their candy sample return containers overflow.
I tend to take DHH's side in this debate, in particular with examples like Edge moving to Chromium. When the market concentrates, it doesn't matter much whether something is open-source or not – what matters is that the standards and protocols start to become less important, whereas the implementation and who wields power start to become more important.
In the 2010s people decided they didn't like writing blogs and instead preferred to write "tweetstorms," which is like a blog except randos can start replying to you after you're only halfway done, and you can get realtime feedback on whether the mob likes or dislikes every single sentence in your post. People vastly preferred this new system
"Instagram now forces people to sign in to view public profiles"
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