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Well, shit. I finished the epic handspun cowl! It still needs finishing and blocking, but the knitting is done! #knitting

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coffee gear question, boosts welcome 

#coffee enjoyers here: I shattered my good porcelain filter last week. I've been eyeing Chemex carafes a bit - are they worth it? Is the taste similar to good filter coffee or something entirely different?

For context: I enjoy the taste of filter/drip coffee - in a pinch, I'll drink French Press. I also like my coffee reasonably strong.

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草 is the Japanese character meaning "grass" but online it's slang for "LOL". The Japanese verb "to laugh" is 笑う(warau) which would be abbreviated online as "w" which, when repeated for emphasis (wwwwww), looks kinda like grass, so 草 started being used to represent laughter online as well.

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Petition to replace "free as in beer" with "free as in coffee" to be more accessible to people put off by beer-drinking culture.

Yeah, for real. People with religious reasons for not drinking don't need the micoraggression. Neither do people who live in places where beer is blokey, heteronormative or reminiscent of Brett Kavenaugh. ~Everyone~ is the target audience for FOSS. RMS-era Foss jokes all need to be reevaluated and many of them, including this one, have outlived their usefulness.

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So, any #recommendations for #instances with users and admins who are serious about being anti-racist and anti-ableist and actually know and learn things and take people seriously? And I don't just mean undescribed images, there is a lot more to it. I am all for blocking all the instances because racists and fascists.

+ lots of creative people

+ sharing work and personal stuff

+ maybe not all US-centered? Or at least open to the idea that life and issues "out here" can be very different

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i may or may not have knitted a tail warmer for a cat who had his tail shaved for an operation. accusations are unfounded at this stage

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Studio Ghibli just released a ton of free-to-use 1080p images from their films, which gives me hope that we’ll someday see these films come into the public domain.

ghibli.jp/info/013344/

Thanks, Miyazaki-san!!

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This is probably in vain but: is anyone traveling from Ukraine to Germany (Berlin/Brandenburg area) some time soon and would be willing to transport a cat for me? Cat has all international papers and vaccinations etc. already.

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Two years ago, Microsoft sank a data centre off the coast of Orkney in a wild experiment.
That data centre has now been retrieved from the ocean floor, and Microsoft researchers are assessing how it has performed, and what they can learn from it about energy efficiency.

bbc.com/news/technology-541467

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Es gibt einen comedy wildlife photography award und er ist einfach nur wundervoll! Hier die Finalistinnen:

themindcircle.com/the-finalist

Yesterday was a good selfie day. Today is a good day to post it.

(No eye contact)

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Some further information: After the 2018 finals, the Iroquois Nationals finished 3rd in qualifications, while the Irish team finished in 12th, but the team was found ineligible because it "did not represent a sovereign nation". The ruling body was open to reversing the decision if the Nationals could find a place for them, and thats when the Irish team stepped up to bat for them.

Source: cnn.com/2020/09/07/world/irela

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PSA: if you like comic books, all of the Black Panther series are free on Comixology right now. Ta Nehisi Coates and Nnedi Okorafor FTW!

There was no public announcement; I read about this here: theverge.com/2020/9/5/21424313

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My incapacity to keep any form of meaningful contact with people who aren't literally right in front of me half of the time is boundless.

I'd really like to change that but I have no idea how

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so I now have a general idea of what I'll be doing in my all-day Google interviews

one of them involves reading code and figuring out what it does. Could be in Java, Python, or C++. Does anyone have samples I can look at, and time to answer beginner-level questions about them? C++ is the one I need the most practice in.

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Hitman 2016 is free on the Epic store right now! I can't recommend it enough. GO PLAY THIS GAME @.@

It is the James Bond game they will never be brave enough to make, James Bond as he was in the early books, murdering people in cold blood in clever ways.

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A #poll for people who are or would be happy with an M or F gender marker on their own passports:

How do you feel about the idea of nonbinary people being able to have the gender marker X on their passports?

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