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discovery s3e11 spoilers 

The more I think about this the more pissed off I am. The writers still have a couple of episodes left to redeem this but I'm not hopeful. I have been positive on Disco for its entire run so far even through the rough parts. But this is just too dumb.

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discovery s3e11 spoilers 

The burn was caused by a crying baby. This has got to be the stupidest timeline.

Uhhh, fascist Alex Jones is on mastodon.

Guessing fediverse admins may want to block that instance (it calls itself "The pro-liberty social network" which is fash speak)

Just a heads up to anyone who isn't a fascist lol

Homestar Runner was really only a Thing from like 2003-2004

But somehow it comprises about 75% of the non-Star Trek cultural references I make

Instead of giving money to CDPR for their milquetoast but pretty (if you're not on a base console) Cyberdong game, spend the same amount for this Itchio bundle of cyberpunk games.



Hitchhiker's Guide Spoiler, USPol 

@Wayril Based on the cw I assumed this was going to be the quote about how anyone capable of getting themselves elected president should under no circumstances be allowed to do the job, but the Total Perspective Vortex fits too!

@yogthos Top right is supposed to be a motorcycle cop, if memory serves me right. Hence the helmet and leather jacket. Bottom left has some sick robot claws, I don't know what that's all about. Come to think of it that one kind of reminds me of T-1000.

militarization of the police charted by the evolution of Lego cop model

A tool to simply "move" your Spotify end-of-year playlists to Bandcamp.

Paste your playlist URL and hit Find and it'll hook you up with the artists on BandCamp.

(This is your regular reminder that Spotify is awful for musicians and is destroying podcasts.)


Just realized I have exactly 3 weeks left of my 30s. Not feeling any particular way about it. Just sort of a 'huh' moment.

@zacchiro Nothing inherently wrong with using tablets in the classroom. Students can struggle with badly-worded assignments or get distracted and start doodling on paper just as easily as on a tablet. The problem is more that teachers don't have the time or resources to give students the individual attention they need.

There are other reasons to oppose giving tablets to students, for example I would rather Google not spy on my kids.

Also notable that this was written pre-COVID.


Sailor Moon season 4: bronies vs. juggalos

Very cool -- is a new privacy-friendly Reddit frontend, similar to Invidious / YouTube, Bibliogram / Instagram, and Nitter / Twitter.

Source code:

- No JavaScript or ads
- All requests go through the backend, client never talks to Reddit
- Prevents Reddit from tracking your IP or JavaScript fingerprint
- Lightweight (teddit frontpage: ~30 HTTP requests with ~270 KB of data downloaded vs. Reddit frontpage: ~190 requests with ~24 MB)


here's another really REALLY COOL historical #cookbook specifically for #chinese chefs -

"Chinese and English cook book =[Hua Ying zi chu shu]. San Francisco, Calif., U.S.A. : Chong Jan & Co., 1913"

this one is really cool because there's an extensive section of kind of explaining staples a cook would find in a SanFran grocery store of 1913, in both english and chinese.

all recipes i can see are western, but again in both english and chinese. a very cool little book - i'm sure their exact market was new immigrants arriving to America, trying to figure out this totally different type of cuisine, and going "what the FUCK is a blanc-mange". from the cover and how it describes itself, i'm going to guess on top of that, this book's audience was not for the more """"lower-class"""" day-to-day stuff where chinese home cooking was standard - but for if you found yourself moving up in the world and realizing "oh shit, the boss is coming to dinner next tuesday, we need to pretend to be as western as possible in order to get a raise" LOL. and i'm going to guess the aspirational nature of the recipes, coupled with the very practical advice, meant it was terrific advertising for Chong Jan & Co. (whatever they sold or did.)

my favourite section is probably the "how to do various things", where it's explained how to do things that most western cooks of the time would have already known (probably learned from their moms or the like). it's stuff that sometimes doesn't get written down so much because it's assumed everyone already knows how to do it. so whenever i see sections like this in books, i get really excited! it saves culinary techniques from "punt syndrome". the kingdom of Punt was a neighbor to ancient Egypt, but we know relatively little about it because everyone in ancient Egypt was like "oh it's Punt, everyone knows those guys!" so nobody wrote down actually what Punt was like!! sections like this mean we actually have an answer to questions like "but how would they have done this?" when a lot of other period cookbooks just have it assumed.

Show thread One workaround if you don't want to enter your username@domain, if you are logged in on your home instance (eg on another tab) is to copy and paste the link to the toot into your search bar. That will pull it up and then you can boost it easily.

Recently seen by a colleague as a True/False question in homework, I'd be interested in your answers. Please respond to the poll, express opinions in replies, and boost for reach.

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