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The other day I was sure I had seen an otter crossing the road, but on second thought, I 

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@ultimape The latest poop on coronavirus in my area:

(The data aren't looking good, but I like that they're doing this.)

It's nice that whenever I reload a Twitter URL on my mobile now I get the helpful message : "Something went wrong".

Like the health warning on the side of a pack of cigarettes.

I'd like to thank Jeff for the use of his incredibly expressive grimace; thanks Jeff

Ever wonder why so many Dakotas?


Fun Fact: The only reason there are two Dakotas is because Republicans won the 1888 election, and they decided to celebrate by splitting the Dakotas to give themselves four senate seats instead of just two.


French intellectuals: There is simply not a rational reason that a population which is subject to extreme systematic discrimination would react angrily to insult and hate speech. The only way we can discuss this is to repeat the insult and hate speech over and over again.

I can't see why these fighting words which don't effect me would cause a fight. I am very smart.

Umuganda (coming together to achieve a common purpose), is a mandatory national community service practiced in Rwanda.

It's practiced on the last Saturday of every month, where people in Rwanda are required to do farming, plant trees, clean and maintain all public places.

A few more mask tips:

- It seems counterintuitive, but I've managed to reduce glasses fogging by moving the mask farther up my nose (with nose clip smooth down) and breathing out through my nose. Give it a try if you have this problem.

- Elastic ear loops are great for quick on/off, but for extended wear you might prefer a shoelace that you can tie over the top of your head and back of your neck. Really comfortable for the long haul. You can retrofit many cloth masks this way, or even switch back and forth.

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If you're clean-shaven and have an N95+ respirator of the proper size for your face, with the nose clip adjusted properly, there should be *no* air going around the edges.

With procedure masks and cloth masks, on the other hand, it's not going to be perfect. But you can take a few minutes to make sure you're getting the best protection you can out of the mask you have.

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Do you know how to tell if your mask is working properly?

Here's the best way I know of to check a cloth mask: Put your hands loosely around your mask, then cough or blow out sharply. Where do you feel air or warmth? The air should mostly go through the fabric, not out the sides or over your eyes.

Next, cover the mask loosely with your cupped hands and sharply inhale. Do you feel air go between your fingers? Or is it rushing in around the edges?

Adjust accordingly!

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ℹ️ 📣 Do you know about the nose clip on your mask? ❓🤔

OK, so you've got your mask over both your nose and mouth, great! Now you want to make sure all the edges touch your skin—you want most of the air to flow *through* the fabric, not around it.

But what about these gaps next to your nose?

Check if there's a little metal strip inside one the mask's edges. That's the nose clip! It goes over the bridge of your nose. Smooth it down so it matches the shape of your nose and cheek.

Now your mask should be a lot more effective, and even stay up better!

the internet peaked in 2008 with the thread in which there was a heated 5 page debate regarding how many days are in one week

I think we should invent a term for "the feeling of having something important in the current clipboard buffer"

Man goes to scientist. Says he fears for the distant future. Says the difficulty of safe storage and disposal of nuclear waste weighs heavily on his conscience.

Scientist says, Solution is simple: entrust the nuclear waste to a powerful culture. They will protect people from accidental exposure.

Man says, But doctor, we consider ourselves a powerful culture.

wow, everyone has been saying not to join but I'm trying to get a recommendation for a good general purpose instance for people leaving it and everywhere people have recommended to me either has some sort of issue with its moderation policies or no longer has open registration.

There are lots of places that you can invite people to, which works for the people I know personally, but not a good hey if you were on you could be on _____ instead that I have found yet

I think Google should save everyone a lot of time and effort and jump straight to discontinuing new services:

"We are proud to announce that Google Kitchen Tools will no longer be available on Sep 1st 2020, nor has it ever been available. Should you wish to export your Google Kitchen Tools data, you should be aware that there is no data, as Google Kitchen Tools has never existed.

The Google Kitchen Tools Team"

shitposting about vegetables, nsfw text I guess 

Fun fact: The word "gun" comes from the name of a large ballista at Windsor Castle named "Domina Gunilda", or Lady Gunild. Gunild was a women's name, so a reasonable translation would have been Big Bertha or something.

So a "handgun" is basically a "handbertha".

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