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“Good evening sir, welcome to Macy’s! Can I help you find something?”

“Good evening, yes, thank you. Where do you keep my mother?”

Near-Earth asteroid Bennu has big surprises! Going against all our predictions, photos from our @OSIRISREx spacecraft show its surface to be more rugged than expected. Learn how this mission is set out to answer question about our solar system's origins: nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-mi 

Absolutely loved Apollo 11 in theaters. I kind of assumed that it would be a documentary, and I suppose it is... but there was no acting, no voiceover or narration, and the most minimal of superposed embellishments to aid understanding of what is happening. Almost the entire thing is beautifully restored archival footage and original audio, pieced together carefully in a way that tells the story on its own. Perfect for the 50th anniversary of the event this year.

The vernal equinox (spring) occurs when the centre of the Sun crosses the celestial equator while the Sun's apparent motion is heading north. This happens this year on the 20th of March at 21:58 UT.

Anyone here in the Shop (or elsewhere in the Fediverse that recovers this note) planning on doing Camp NaNoWriMo? Looking for some cabin mates.

Whoa! New ergonomic keyboard. This is going to take some time to get used to, and it is now absolutely clear that I do not type using standard fingering. However, I assume this will be like the switch to a vertical mouse... a few hours of learning overhead leading to a much better overall long term experience.

@TrailRunner_B Awesome! I'm not up to your level, but did 5 mi today at Newport News Park, first time checking out that area. I did the White Oak (?) Nature Trail loop plus some other side trails and ad hoc loops. Great weather, felt good.

@TrailRunner_B I suppose this is kind of the point though. Like why is it so hard to find even regional broadcasts of a top-tier professional women's sport?

@TrailRunner_B It's hard to find hard details, but it seems like games are also streamed from the NWSL website, and maybe some Youtube channels? I also support Lionsbridge FC, a local PDL (wait it's now called like USL League 2???) team, and they actually have pretty decent quality broadcasts + live color commentary of all their home and away games on their YouTube channel. So I would assume at least that is possible for any NWSL team, even if traditional network broadcast is not.

@TrailRunner_B I also have Fubo.tv, and am leaning Washington Spirit (seems we are regional rivals and on opposite ends of last year's standings!). They have a deal with NBC Sports Washington for the broadcast of 12 games this season, and I get that channel, probably just a regional thing.

If you're an avid open-source user who would love to help advance a project, there's a lot you can contribute whether you can program or not:

Provide constructive feedback, file bug reports, improve the documentation or help out maintaining the web & social media presence. Spread the word and recommend the projects you love to others (btw, I run Arch 😂)

Say "thank you" and tell developers to "keep up the great work". That form of contribution means a lot more than you could possibly imagine.

You know, it's about time this is happening: nytimes.com/2019/03/08/sports/, and as much as I cheer it on, I think I also need to admit to myself that despite being a huge soccer fan, I don't actually follow a single women's professional team... and I have no damn good reason why. The NWSL season is coming up, and I think it's long past time that I pick a club.

Is there a word or term for when people substitute a gerund for an adjective? Like for example saying “addicting” or “inspiring” when they mean addictive / inspirational?

Let the 2018 small venue live music streak continue. Gina Payne and Step Up Connection live at Avenue Blue, Hampton, VA.

There’s no move like a move to… space! @AstroHague, @Astro_Christina & cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin will open the hatches to move onboard the @Space_Station and begin their six-and-a-half-month mission. Watch live: nasa.gov/live?utm_source=TWITT 

You know it just feels really good to look around at all the shit going down and realize... this is actually the moment. This is what I have trained for.

"I Turn the Unholy!"

@Satsuma yeah for some reason this year DST is hitting me very hard. Cascading shitshow since Monday morning.

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