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T'Pring: "Spock, I do not like hijinx."

Spock: "In that, we are in agreement. But it appears hijinx are the most logical course of action."

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S1E5

right-clicking to paste in a terminal window is the best

Spare a thought for the legions of programmers working behind the scenes to make work.

* troubleshooting transporters, forced to test in production
* fixing buggy food replicators remotely
* yet another system became sentient
* bridge viewscreen keeps showing feeds from the holodeck

Fireworks terrify dogs, causing them to run away and get lost. Fireworks also seriously disturb wildlife.

The human body makes 2 to 3 liters of hydrochloric acid every day according to the February 2012 issue of ChemMatters (American Chemical Society).

We have more in common with xenomorphs than we think…

Dear Clipboard,

When have I ever preferred the source formatting? It's a neat trick, but stop it.

Happy Solstice!

Today, think of all the ways Earth moves through space (wobble, spin, orbit).

Turnips will never succeed as a currency. They're for bros with more Bells than they know what to do with.

"I just want to say one word to you. Just one word…Plastics…There's a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?"

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…

(source: phys.org/news/2011-10-vast-amo)

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.'"

wired.com/story/form-element-m

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)

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