instead of "sir/madam", consider "traveller"
- gender neutral
- fun to say
- acknowledges the endless journey of the soul
- makes you feel like a medieval tavernkeep
- you absolutely can't risk misgendering a wandering swordmaster
My thoughts about #KingdomHearts, copied from Discord
It scratches my complexity itch. Also my beautiful anime boys itch.
Like seriously you need to get deep into the weeds for it to make sense, and it's both transcendent & amazingly stupid
But if you want a story about two boys who love each other helping each other deal with mental illness and breaking an ancient cycle of violence, it's worth your time. Just be ready to skip the terribly written Disney sections when they get to be too much.
The problem with screwing into #3Dprinted standoffs with screws. No matter the print orientation, screw threads are putting stress between layer lines. I've decided I like a captive nut on the back side so the screw's tension is actually compressing layers together rather than pulling them apart.
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Apparently a cure for the common cold was discovered in the mid-80s, but nobody uses it because it interacts badly with hormonal birth control.
This fun fact brought to you by the science conference @Canageek is at, which is holding a memorial session for the crystallographer who discovered it.
I wonder if, now that more people in North America are using non-hormonal birth control, they'll start working on it again
I'm usually the most annoying guy talking about backups and security. Last night my phone failed and I thought I had everything backed up. I had most of my stuff but I forgot to back up:
+ Text messages
+ Diet and Exercise Tracking
+ NewPipe Subscriptions
The only one that I don't know how to effortlessly backup is SMS.
Does anyone have a good FLOSS SMS backup solution.
This morning’s intellectual delight: my (Canadian) partner asking me for a US geography lesson from his conference hotel room in Cincinnati.
“Is Kentucky south?” Yes, very much so.
“Is Ohio midwest?” Yes, but if you go any farther east you’re into the Atlantic states. Also West Virginia, which is South.
“What’s to the north?” *googles* Michigan, which is upper Midwest, and Ontario, which you’re already very familiar with.
Newspaper vending machines are so weird. Anyone can pay for one paper and take all of them, and that clearly doesn't happen or else they'd have stopped doing it or changed the design. So why have a coin-activated lock at all? Why can't I put a dollar in a slot and get a paper? Surely the extra 25% from people willing to pay it (because who has exactly three quarters on them ever) will offset the occasional person who will take one without paying?
Canadian Geek. Working on a Ph.D. in Chemistry at SFU. Plays tabletop RPGs, video games and board games.
Not a geek in a can.
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