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Alvin and the Chipmunk's "Chipmunk Punk" still slaps after 40 years. I remember singing every word to "You May Be Right" in the car while my parents cracked up

"A total of 173,000 terawatts (trillions of watts) of solar energy strikes the Earth continuously. That’s more than 10,000 times the world’s total energy use."

But let's keep fighting over fossil fuels…


Tonight's : my party killed a draegloth by toppling a statue on it and kicking it's leg out from under it while it struggled with the weight

(remember to use your environment)

This article takes the <form> element as its object, but it's really talking about interactivity and data collection. The kind of data we voluntarily submit as opposed to the kind that is automatically swept up like digital fingerprints.

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"If people evolved like technology, you’d be 6,000 lizards, 30 chimps, and a couple Neanderthals all glued together with an anguished human face stretched across it as a 'visual refresh.'"

I should work on removing "just" from my daily speech.
"Folks can just do X" seems impatient and mildly exasperated.
"Folks can do X" is direct and clear.

"What are you, some kind of a Swede?"
– Frankenhooker (1990)

Such a good feeling to hit CTRL+L on a terminal window. All those errors just disappear

Look what I found in the DnD manual!

"Master Duasad Keef...was raised as a woman, but realized as a young adult that something wasn’t right, and sought a mage to help him transition"

"Plastic is flammable, and the risk of fires at plastic-recycling facilities affects neighboring communities—many of which are located in low-income communities or communities of color."

Everything unknown is taken as grand
(Omne ignotum pro magnifico est)
— Tacitus, Agricola, 1.30

I wonder if it's possible to use entangled matter to measure the one-way speed of light

It's been 234 years and the US is still on version 1.27.0 of its Constitution

Upgrading a renamed NPM package, manually changing API calls all over the codebase, in order to get exactly the same functionality as the previous version

A terrible racially-motivated killing of ten people.

White Americans, we have a responsibility to combat racism against Black people wherever we find it. This includes opposing outright hatred, negative stereotypes, and subconscious segregation.

Does anyone have any cool bookmarklets?

Here's one I made that gets a lot of use. It looks up words on The Free Dictionary:
javascript:void( a word to look up.%22)))

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