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The shit we humans can do, when humans aren't just being shitheads, is pretty amazing.

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That. was. AWESOME!!

Here's a gif I created of the final few minutes to impact 🪨

What an incredible thing to have witnessed together in real time! Congrats @NASA @JHUAPL @ASI_spazio @LICIACube

#DART #DARTMission @AsteroidDay #planetarydefense

Ugh, flyswatter has gone missing just as a bunch of flies made it into the house. Any suggestions on what might work as a substitute?

Something I wrote after my third time through :

Fiction can’t *prove* a point about about reality, but it can make you *think* about it, and consider connections or perspectives that you might not have considered before. And that’s a very valuable thing.

hyperborea.org/les-mis/about/t

Expanded slightly on my blog, along with a link to another interesting bee-related article I saw this week.

hyperborea.org/journal/2022/09

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The state supreme court ruled in favor, because that's technically what the law says, and pointed out that the legislature "is in a position to make whatever statutory amendments it may regard as necessary or useful" to resolve ambiguities

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This is kind of hilarious

Conservation groups asked California to protect 4 species of bumblebees. The agriculture industry objected on the grounds that the state's endangered species law doesn't cover insects. But the state fish & game code, in trying to cover all its marine life bases, defines a fish as "wild fish, mollusk, crustacean, invertebrate, or amphibian."

So technically, bumblebees as invertebrates are eligible for protection as fish.

latimes.com/california/story/2

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RT @AndrewLiptak
Firefly turned 20 yesterday, and I ended up watching the pilot for the first time in a couple of years. It largely holds up well, but there are glaring parts that haven’t. I had some thoughts on what the series meant to me and its place in fandom: transfer-orbit.ghost.io/firefl

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OH NO! CARMEN SANDIEGO HAS STOLEN YOUR sister Marsha!

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@KelsonV voice-activated keurig pours a cup of something almost, but not entirely, unlike hot chocolate?

In the office today, drinking something that's allegedly hot chocolate, but I'm not convinced.

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graybeard dev: "user requests are what computers are for!"

suit: "doing our business is what computers are for!"

TRON (1982) sees the essential divide in the world of computers, as true now as then

I always feel weird typing things like "deploying new war"

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Also caught that sweet post-sunset haze. (That's Table Mountain on the other side :))

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Magnificent (Rivoli's) hummingbird at an abelia bush.

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Headline: "Pickleball is exploding, and it’s getting messy"

I imagine it would...

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Spam subject: "Upsize your sausage into a bratwurst" - Yeah, they're definitely talking about BBQ.

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