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good morning, hereโ€™s my new guitar

how do I know itโ€™s mine?

it has my name on it ๐Ÿค—

good morning, I just love Monday mornings because I get to catch up on all my emailsssssss

Good morning, can anyone confirm that shrink-wrapped bread is unique to America? Why do this? [cw food]

good morning, I found this guide to using `tar` very helpful [cw screaming Arnold Schwarzenegger face]

good morning to the profound absurdity and existential horror I found on my way out the door of my apartment building this morning [cw ec]

good morning. props to Java developers for having such a good sense of humour about their, quite frankly, horrifying language

good morning, I got an easter care package from my family back in Canada, check out its customs declaration label [cw food]

good afternoon, hereโ€™s a photo I took while diagnosing buzzing in my acoustic guitar

good morning, yesterday I found a new route to walk home from work and it has a cool view of a bridge. gonna return to take more photos later.

good morning to everyone except my right speaker, which refuses to stop buzzing. I think the driver is blown.

good morning, remember that time I got to feed a baby kangaroo? ๐Ÿฆ˜๐Ÿ˜

good morning, why is the "trouble bell" so small? you'd think "trouble" would be the biggest, yeah?


good morning, sir? sir. sir? I have some questions, sir.


ยท Toot! ยท 3 ยท 2 ยท 9

fucken... that โ€œoven timerโ€ box makes me do a double take every time I walk by it at work

what oven?! why does it have a timer... in the staircase??? this is some Sartre-level electrician nonsense.

good morning, I went to this Beach House concert a few weeks ago and it was amazing

good morning to all the Americans who insist on using customary units in lieu of the (far better) metric system

I see you, and I know you're not ready, and we'll all be waiting for you when you areโค๏ธ

but if you decided to come at me with this "fahrenheit is actually better for everyday use" bullshit, I *will* block you

Trying hard to fit in.

But also, refusing to learn Fahrenheit.


@AskChip it's the 24th story of an old NYC Chinatown high-rise, so anything's possible!

@ashfurrow I worked at a fab plant many years ago and the ovens were entire rooms where you slide long racks of boards into the bake the epoxy mask after the screen room put it on. Wall mounted oven thermostat outside the doors. When they opened those doors the heat just rolled out.

@ashfurrow hey, someone at least thought to label the small box. I definitely have one in my house that is unlabled

@nonetrix it is a common courtesy here on the fediverse, and as an administrator, I feel obliged to make users feel as welcome as possible.

Thereโ€™s no need for sarcasm; if you want to know more about why people mark eye contact photos with content warnings, all you have to do is ask.

@ashfurrow Try this one:

Base 6 is the best counting base, so the superior approach would be to create a new set of units based on the same principles as the metric system, but optimised for heximal, and then to use those.

@OTheB seems like base6 is further from what humans use than base10, but to each their own I guess ยฏ\_(ใƒ„)_/ยฏ

@ashfurrow Base 6 is great. Has lots of factors, doesn't suffer from the nasty recurring decimals that dozenal does, and every prime number above 3 ends with either a 1 or a 5, which is a nice pattern.

It's also barely less dense than decimal, so you won't end up with huge long numbers.

Something to think about if you ever find yourself thinking "hmm, I really want to learn a new counting base, but I'm not sure which" :)

@ashfurrow Can't actually think of one reason nor a single instance where or why fahrenheit would be better.

@ashfurrow It's not even a good argument. You can't feel a couple degrees F but you probably can feel a couple degrees C.

@ashfurrow It's only good for a couple very specific things. ๐Ÿคท

@ashfurrow of course not! Same for Celsius. Kelvin is The True Way to measure temperature.

@ashfurrow millions of physicists can't be wrong! ๐Ÿ˜‰

@ashfurrow ๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ for those of us in the US who want the Metric system and will never get it

@ashfurrow yes! This is a step in the right direction. Us Brits just need to get you guys to start adding the letter โ€˜uโ€™ back in to words like โ€˜colourโ€™. Final step is to replace โ€˜zโ€™ with โ€˜sโ€™, like โ€˜categoriseโ€™. ๐Ÿ˜

@ashfurrow YES! So much yes! As someone who works for a large American company, Iโ€™m faced with this daily! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

@kev the only benefit is that the alphabet song rhymes better in American English, but itโ€™s just not worth it!

@ashfurrow I really wish it would be switched. Sadly some people think that metric is a scam.

@ashfurrow But see, it works: they get (slightly) more space. 2" = 5.08cm. Those funny measures fool youโ€ฆ

@IzzyOnDroid well this _is_ just a unit test ๐Ÿ˜‰ thereโ€™s no calculation here, just picking between one of two strings from the API.

@ashfurrow So no comparison, OK. Still, I always wonder how they convert between inches, yards and miles in their heads โ€“ or summing up multiple stages of a route. There must be a trick (/me asks the search engine) โ€“ uhm? "1760 yards is a mile because there are 3 feet in a yard and 5280 is the important figure here." OK, I'm lostโ€ฆ

@mdhughes aye, but F is mostly only used in conversation. Siri, my AC, my devices are all set to ยฐC.

@ashfurrow Don't worry americans are just a little bit... metrically challenged.

@ashfurrow Itโ€™s the devils unit

Who the hell cares when salty ice water freezes anyway

@ashfurrow We were taught Fahrenheit at my school. Also learned rods/poles, chains and acres. Strangely enough, I have had no use for any of them since.

@ashfurrow At least we Americans have a consensus about what to call the scale, none of this Celsius vs Centigrade crap.. Besides, if you ask a librarian where to find "Celsius 233", they just call Security.

@muchtodo hey so itโ€™s 80ยฐF today so does that mean itโ€™s 80% hot? What if itโ€™s 110ยฐ, is it 110% hot? Iโ€™m just not smart enough for Fahrenheit!

@ashfurrow It's very difficult to fit in with the fediverse. You have to find your own little group of people who make posts you like, and keep posting stuff you like. Eventually, you'll have a very addicting feed that's always full. I have a problem, please help. I have responsibilities.

@ashfurrow You should not worry bout polen. Don't forget it's just nature bukkake.

@alma_de_cantaro the worst part is that this statement is literally, scientifically accurate ๐Ÿ˜ญ

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