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October 13, 2017

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Hal

Glass ruler, $30.

Very nice . . . .

---Does remind me of things like a Glass Body Scale . . . which always begs the question of what the point is of a glass body scale, if one doesn't have a glass body.

PiperPaul

"To span or to stack?"

At one time I was using 2-19" and 2-22" LCDs in a 2x2 arrangement. It really started to be a pain in the neck and I switched to one 30". Triple 49 inchers must be a real stretch.

jabrwok

The plucking soundtrack goes really well with the panda video.

Hal

Yoga Joes and Advanced Yoga Joes.

PiperPaul

"Camp on water."

"...a first of it's kind inflatable floating raft with a tent topper..."

Some 30 years ago I almost imported tents (from which country I forget) that used air mattresses for floors and floating was one of the advertised advantages. The brochure cover looked a lot like the images at that website.

Randy

The paperclip game is evil.

Ray

A little Mercury.

I do like to start the day by being reminded what a talentless loser I am.

sH2

Universal Paperclips is a game.

Six hours and counting...

Rafi

Universal Paperclips is a game.

I have a bad feeling about this.

David

I have a bad feeling about this.

I suppose it depends on whether you enjoy juggling resources and keeping an eye on a dozen different read-outs, sliders, etc., while managing investments, launching space probes and keeping track of astronomical numbers. For extended periods of time.

Someone has started a tip sheet for the game, though it’s still a work in progress.

JuliaM

The paper plants are adorable!

*picks up spray mister*

Oh....

JuliaM

Isn't the animal kingdom's mastery of camouflage amazing?

https://twitter.com/DickKingSmith/status/918723713817817088

David

Heh.

David

Kites of note.

A very British accident.

Sam

This is exactly how I do it.

I think I'm in love.

David

High drama.

Tim Newman

Universal Paperclips is a game.

Anyone remember the lemonade stall game? I was rubbish at it. :(

Tim Newman

And finally, he does this better than you do.

Articulated rear wheels. Them's cheating.

svh

Personality test.

Short version: I'm a well-balanced individual.

*waves results at wife*

Theophrastus

The baby panda is a creature of great elegance.

Pandemonium?

TomJ

A very British accident.

One is reminded of Douglas Bader's logbook entry for the sortie which ended in the accident that cost him his legs:

Crashed slow-rolling near ground. Bad show.
Tom
The baby panda is a creature of great elegance.

Adorable, but is it really any wonder why they're endangered?

John D

The paperclip game is evil.

That.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

"Are you white ?" Your guide to Halloween costume fun, courtesy of Ohio State University.

David

“Are you white?”

It’s like watching someone teetering on the edge of a mental breakdown.

David

In other news, this.

Captain Nemo

In a similar vein to the "Amsterdam, circa 1890" link above, video footage of Berlin in colour, circa 1900-14: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B-m9A8mY-U0

[+]

"headline of note"

https://twitter.com/obnoxiotheclown/status/918812797135450113

David

Please don’t gender your rats.

PiperPaul

"Please don’t gender your rats"

Another one of my hobbies obliterated by The Patriarchy, dammit.

Mags

“Please don’t gender your rats.”

She doesn't work in a pet shop then.

champ

Camp on water

What do you do if you wake up in the middle of the night and have to pee?

Brian, follower of Deornoth

Did anyone else ever catch La Cabina?

David

Did anyone else ever catch La Cabina?

Doesn’t the poor chap end up on the back of a lorry, still trapped inside the box?

R. Sherman

Camp on water

Sorry. It's been done.

David

Larry Elder on the noble savage nonsense.

Hal

Dead Malls.

Pogonip

https://everydayfeminism.com/2017/10/muslim-women-self-care-america/

Can someone fill me in on what happened when Islam became a race rather than a religion? I seem to have missed that part.

champ

@Pogonip

Hadiya graduated from Rutgers University with a double major in Women and Gender studies and Middle Eastern Studies.

With that degree, we just have to accept everything she says as being true...

Daniel Ream

It does amuse me that much of her self-care advice seems to simplify to "stop stewing in the toxic fever swamp of your ideological echo chambers".

David

It does amuse me that much of her self-care advice seems to simplify to “stop stewing in the toxic fever swamp of your ideological echo chambers”.

Heh. That.

David

It does amuse me that much of her self-care advice seems to simplify to “stop stewing in the toxic fever swamp of your ideological echo chambers”.

Like so many other, eerily similar articles in Everyday Mentalism, it roughly translates as,

If you weren’t the kind of obnoxious, narcissistic little prick who can contemplate spending north of $100,000 on a worthless, easy-A degree in Angry Studies, and if you weren’t the kind of insufferable wanker who then spends their study time indulging in “activist” role-play, and if you weren’t the kind of self-dramatising shit stain who then whines about being “oppressed” while actually being cossetted to a degree that few of us will experience…. If you didn’t behave like that, all the time, you wouldn’t be reading articles on “self-care” in a publication like this, which is aimed at nasty, self-flattering suckers like you.

I’m paraphrasing, of course.

Joan

"Obesity is an incurable disease"

https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/919037662836678656

David

“Obesity is an incurable disease”

It’s always unfair and it’s never your fault.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

"Obesity is an incurable disease"

I suppose we could ask the Venezuelans on the Maduro Diet, if they had phones that worked.

Spiny Norman

Noted in the Twitter thread:

This is from 2015, I;m sure George has flip-flopped on this issue by now.

Spiny Norman

The Maduro Diet.

s1.postimg.org

/risks triggering the resident contrarian

David

Patriarchy.

Pogonip

Popping in to say Hello and suggest sending our leader your spare change.

I don't think "obesity" per se is a disease, but the tendency to overeat may be. It does seem to fade as you age.

WTP

The guy in the flower hat. Bought a robe for my wife many years ago. Similar pattern.

https://youtu.be/3yxVAhAtExs

Hal

This Man Has Been Living On Cruise Ships for Twenty Years.

--And this week . . .

Jonathan

Motorcycle of note.

David

Heh.

Farnsworth M Muldoon

This Man Has Been Living On Cruise Ships for Twenty Years.

Since he has spent over 7,000 days at sea, he qualifies for Royal Caribbean’s highest loyalty program (Pinnacle Club) and receives free unlimited internet access.

Well, hell, no wonder he has done it, a deal like that is hard to find outside of any Holiday Inn.

Farnsworth M. Muldoon

Yeah, this is worth 40 grand a year.

a different james

A problem you’ll want to have: To span or to stack?

3 men demonstrating geekish/ techy tendencies

All of the dozens of comments below the YouTube video appear to be made by men.

That James Damore chap had it all wrong, didn't he?

David

All of the dozens of comments below the YouTube video appear to be made by men.

Somewhat related.

pst314

“Obesity is an incurable disease”

I don't know about "incurable", but I have seen recent articles reporting that recent research indicates that a diet high in sugar can permanently alter a person's metabolism in ways that lead to obesity: the body shifts to creating and keeping fat. I know a few obese people who have lost weight on low-carb diets but who are still rather fat. /anecdotal evidence.

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