Don’t read ‘The Secret’, read ‘Prometheus Rising’ by Robert Anton Wilson

Don’t read ‘Fifty Shades Of Gray’, read ‘Meeting The Master’ by Elissa Wald

Don’t read ‘The Da Vinci Code’ by Dan Brown, read ‘The Eight’ by Katherine Neville or ‘Foucault’s Pendulum’ by Umberto Eco

Saturday substitute recommendations thread:

What is a good book you recommend instead of a popular, terrible book?

“Don’t read ‘12 Rules For Life’ by Jordan Peterson, read ‘Meditations’ of Marcus Aurelius”


Whenever I try to get people to understand where they *actually* are in the class war, the reminder that "you are *always* three very bad months away from being homeless, but *never* three very good months away from being a millionaire", can be clarifying.


Ich war $HEUTE Jahre alt, als mir klar wurde, dass “Kellerspeicher” das Wort “Speicher” enthält, was ja ein Dachboden ist, der für Lagerung benutzt wird.

Also praktisch Kellerdachboden.

I love Assassin's Creed Odyssey so much.

It's such a satisfying and fun experience. The tasks, locations, characters.

It's all just top notch work. I'm going to be playing this one for a long time.

Has that new shell that Microsoft promised already arrived on released Windows? I can’t find a good search term (“new shell” is kinda useless) and don’t see it offhand. Would like to run my Ubunto WSL in something nicer.

(And I’d be remiss if I didn’t post the original, with a very Goth Sarah Jessica Parker: )

Song of the day: Come Little Children (Sarah’s Song from Hocus Pocus)

(The Hound + the Fox cover)

Cipher lives!


According to a couple different sources,

‘NEW MUTANTS’ will be getting a new trailer next month — and the film will release sometime in 2020 by Disney.



This is worth reading if only for its correct interpretation of the last sequence in the movie

Spoiler-free Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker verdict:

Totally predictable but still fun and good at what it does, and it works as an ending to the trilogy.

Also worked around missing actors very well.

TIL the struct = value type, class = reference type distinction I first encountered in Swift has apparently been in C# for ages already.

If something’s weird on your MSI laptop, check the “Dragon Center” app. It has some really badly labeled options that can easily be turned on by accidental keypresses, like turning on power saving mode (turns any movie/animation into a slide show), turning off Windows key etc.

Did the “Xbox Game Pass for PC” 1 EUR thing to try The Outer Worlds? Want to transfer your saves to the version from the Epic Store?

The “The Outer Worlds Windows 10” folder contains a folder with a number as the name. Copy that into the Save Games folder as “The Outer Worlds”.

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