Well, everything else may be going wrong, but at least it's the year of Linux on the desktop.

@KittyUnpretty Oh god, yes. I worked with an Opinion Haver for years, I've used up my entire lifetime allowance of tolerance for it.

@xenophora @Nezchan @jessmahler Yes! They've been transferring ownership for about a decade, and they just last month hit 100%. bobsredmill.com/employee-owned

@gamehawk @lnxw37a2 Yeah, hub-and-spoke distribution models create some weird out-of-the-way detours in error-free operations, but I think it's safe to say not THAT weird!

An old friend of mine started a new blog and his first piece is talking about Barrett's portrayal in the new FF7 Remake.

You should read it.


one time in my uni town a preacher stood on the main street and started yelling homophobic and islamophobic stuff and some boy came and stood in front of him playing scotland the brave on bagpipes to drown him out

In my day, taking money for stuff you couldn't deliver was simply called "making shit up to scam people".

food, silly 

@bgcarlisle At least insufferable folk-rock was in-genre for Firefly...

@interneteh Heh. Microwave space power was, like, THE defining technology of near-future sci-fi in the early 90s.

Kind of fascinating to learn somebody's actually working on it in earnest. It dropped off the radar so thoroughly that I'd assumed somebody continued their calculations around to the front of the napkin and realized it wasn't going to work...

One million seconds ago, it was still the start of this month.

One billion seconds ago, it was the 1980s, and the first discussions about the World Wide Web were happening.

One trillion seconds ago, it was the palaeolithic era, around the time when the oldest known cave paintings were made.

Even the remotest possibility of someone becoming a trillionaire is offensive, and should disgust every last one of us. Particularly in a world where over half a billion people live in extreme poverty and survive on less than $1.90 a day.

I think this is officially the most "dog bites man" entertainment news I've ever seen

@popstar Thanks for sharing this! I love horchata but it never occurred to me to try making my own, for some reason.

My batch turned out slightly disappointing because I only had short-grain rice on hand, but it has me excited to try again when I can get the proper ingredients. :)

@gamehawk "1 Private Lane" unabbreviated also passes the regex, but yeah you definitely called it on the best answer for how to get through that sort of validation being Don't.

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