Unsympathetic whinge - don't read Show more

Priorities for socialization change with time. For meeting new friends it's shifted to "shows up and isn't pedantic or catty"

Common interests are icing

There's a line between an alien world being too similar to our own and making the equivalent of "he rode something like a horse but in space"

Is there a word for schadenfreude mixed with pity?

I'm trying to pin down this feeling after hearing some not entirely expected gossip

That guy drives me nuts. He is nice and meek but so lazy it's easy to understand why he wasn't promoted

Life is good. The difficulty of knowing which allies are worth keeping versus which should be cut loose has become easier with time

Cramped, boxy spaces with limited sun have been so great for humans that someone is selling the same experience for fish

This tree is named Hyperion. Standing at a height of 115.61 metres, it is Earth's tallest known living tree.

Hyperion is a coast redwood (sequoia sempervirens) and it lives somewhere in Redwood National Park in California. The exact location is remote, and is being kept secret to avoid any potential ecological damage or vandalism which too many visitors might bring.


"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."

-- Antoine de Saint-Exupery


A website that follow the *nix philosophy of do one thing and do it well.

So many websites have become an indistinguishable collection of links, takes, and gifs

Every now and then I just have to play a few ancient casual games. Itches are scratched

🌧️🌧️🌧️🌧️ 🌧️🌧️ 🌧️

🌾🌾🌾 🐍🌾
🐍 🐍🌾
🌾 🌾🌾

The sweet victory of getting just enough stuff to qualify for same day shipping

This is one of those little impossible things I'm looking forward to supporting. @Sadale has created a physical calculator for the #tokipona language.

Which is to say this irreverent genius has wired up a calculator for a made up language that prides itself on not having much of a number system.


Star Wars TLJ shade, spoilers Show more

Grassroots music concert stuff. Kickstarter link. Show more

What are some things you have changed your mind about when faced with research?

I was convinced that social media and the internet increases echo chambers and filter bubbles, but there seems to be pretty convincing research showing this is not the case. Might even be that the opposite is true.

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