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An extremely gaudy caterpillar I just found in my garage. Anybody know what kind it is?

The big thing in my neck of the woods is the volcano πŸŒ‹ in St Vincent.

Barbados was completely darkened by the ash cloud this afternoon. It looked like midnight.

Really unbelievable the power of the damn thing, the ash cloud is up to the stratosphere, where the winds blow west to east instead of east to west as at sea level. It's really strange to see the ash cloud going east. Counterintuitive.

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Click on a country or territory to see cases, deaths, and recoveries. Camaradas guarde este Link que se actualiza diariamente y pueden observar que paises como esta el #Covid_19

It basically did for LANs what the web did for the internet, make the underlying architecture almost irrelevant.

That's the magic of it, to me.

I know nothing about Wayland, but since it seems to be taking FOREVER just to get traction on Linux, I doubt it's ever going to replace X realistically. I could be wrong but I'm not holding my breath.

I really can't understand this throw-the-baby-out-with-the-bathwater attitude programmers seem to have.

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I feel a sense of shame, that I hadn't checked up on him, thinking that he was all right, that "no news is good news".

I live so isolated physically, in a distant valley, up in the country. I'm comfortable like this, it's normal for me.

I didn't realise he was sick. I feel like a bad friend.

How easy it is, to lose track of people. On the net, I don't notice when somebody stops communicating. They just drop out of sight.

I feel broken this morning.

Yesterday I had to call an ambulance for a old friend of mine.

He'd been feeling unwell for a long time and didn't tell anyone.

They've put in one of those hospitals that don't allow visitors.

I'm waiting to hear what's the diagnosis.

This pandemic, it's isolated us from each other.

I can't convey the sense of unease I'm feeling.

Perhaps it might be a useful exercise to use one of those dyslexic fonts when sending him emails and see if he responds more favourably...?

I know it's insane and somewhat elitist. I couldn't believe it myself but this is a real thing.

My boss once told me that people weren't reading my emails because the emails were a wall of text, that I needed to make them less intimidating.

It blew my mind but he was right. I changed how I wrote emails and got a better response.

If you think back on this a bit, this kind of thing has been a real problem for a long time.

With all the focus on Mars recently, anybody working on translating between Earth & Mars calendars yet?

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#COVID__19 Click on a country or territory to see cases, deaths, and recoveries. Camaradas guarde este Link que se actualiza diariamente y pueden observar que paises como esta el Covid_19 EE.UU y Brasil son los paises con mas muerte en Pandemia

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code of ethics > code of conduct

code of conduct is a safeguard for abusers; a diplomatic immunity for hypocrites.

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A mainstream view of what I have been talking about/working on for the last 10 years #OMN

The internet is having a renaissance moment:
- Decentralization
- Communities galore
- New financial infrastructure
- Social startups are back
Anything is possible. It's incredible
Who else is excited?

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Here's a dark cloud for your silver lining, particularly if you're in your 40s or 50s: At this time last year I had no idea I'd be widowed eight months later. I'm thinking of Dustin Diamond's bereaved today. Cancer runs like a hummingbird on cocaine to the 40-somethings and 50-somethings.
If Vitamin D3 isn't a protective element then it's a guldarn fluke of nature I'm not in a companion urn to my husband, whom I have now nicknamed "Urny" (pronounced ' Ernie')

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Found a touhou uplifiting trance doujin circle that no matter what I couldn't find music(except from youtube/soundcloud rips) the circle deleted everything, soundcloud, twitter, reddit, youtube and more :kumikosad:​
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School may be the only time in your life you encounter violence.
School is a prison and teachers are indoctrinated trustees

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Can we please, please – PLEASE! not make the nonsensical US date format month/day/year the default in applications? πŸ€¦β€β™‚οΈ


And to all users of that format: it makes no sense, it's counter-intuitive, it makes collaboration frustrating, it introduces inconsistencies and errors... Just stop. Please. Use international standards.
(And don't get me started on your other units of weights, volumes and distances. Bloody hell.)

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