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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.

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Spam subject: "Put the moon into your living room" - I'd love to, but I'm really going to have to move some furniture around to make it fit.

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Creepy etymology 

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@KelsonV Or what you call a developer who only writes CRUD apps

Every time I see the word "crudite" I think it ought to be the name of a mineral made of crud.

Going to have to go outside to warm up. In freaking November.

Argh. It's 75°F outside, which is fine, but inside it's cold enough that my nose & fingers are going numb. I don't know who controls the thermostat here but the AC is up waaay too high.

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Kid's homemade #Halloween costume: a #Minecraft spider jockey. His mom did the construction, I helped a bit with the painting, and he's still able to fit in the harness, so he's planning to take it out again this year. Building the thing was a lot of work, but he's getting a lot of use out it.
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Costume victory: One daughter is the Lunar Lander, one an astronaut. This makes me giddy. I hope their candy sample return containers overflow.

imgur.com/gallery/ojqvVeY#K7IE

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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.

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there is an INCREDIBLE stratification of skills that people call "basic", and it all comes down to how much money you had when growing up.

don't assume and don't shame someone for not knowing what you consider to be a "basic" life skill.

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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

Realized is a cosmic-level version of the trolley problem for time travelers.

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