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dancers and never-tried-it might-like-to-dancers: I'm hosting a low-key free intro to partner dance, waltz, maybe polka, this Friday the 15th. Followed by a DJd dance with the energetic travelling versions of those dances -- if you like East Bay Waltz, or Friday Night Waltz, we need you!

Not dress-up, no partner or experience needed, we aim to teach enough that you know if you'd like it before you get bored.

broadwaywaltz.com

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"So much of American outdoors culture is framed around performance and being good at outdoors skills, rather than, like, enjoying them. We celebrate being exclusive rather than inclusive. And outdoorsfolk in stock photos are almost always white, slim, young, and able-bodied."

"we celebrate climbing Everest over building a snowman. Or thru-hiking over weeding the garden. But the validity of time outdoors has nothing to do with technical difficulty."

thread, via twitter twitter.com/BlairBraverman/sta

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oh yeah! if you want to see historical films with black people, BY black people, Netflix has "Pioneers of African-American Cinema", a collection of films from 1910s-1940s made by and for black people

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RT @JanFreedman@twitter.com
WOWSERS!!! The dead leaf butterfly (Kallima inachus), from Asia, is the most spectacular example of camouflage!! (Video Via imgr user Mocosoft)
twitter.com/JanFreedman/status

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Photovoltaic panels are now down to €0.19 per peak watt:

solarserver.de/service-tools/p

That's down from €0.65 or so per peak watt five years ago: solarserver.com/service/pvx-sp

This is so cheap that now it might actually be cheaper to heat your water with photovoltaic panels than with passive solar collectors under some circumstances: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1

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I just finished "The devotion of suspect x", a crime mystery novel by Keigo Higashino. Very good, very clever plot but also very sad.

Must be the first novel I've read where the P=NP question is discussed and arguably even part of the plot.

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The coolest thing about tonight's New Years Eve is that, out in space, four billion miles and six hours' at light speed from earth, a small spacecraft has been firing its jets and preparing for a flyby of a Kuiper Belt Object at 32,300mph. pluto.jhuapl.edu

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Public Domain Day Is Coming: On January 1st, 2019, Copyrighted Works Will Enter the Public Domain for the First Time in 21 Years openculture.com/?p=1059485 t.co/NJLTtDaXtM

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"The guy is pretty or whatever but please tell me more about that expanding cable stitch pattern."

via twitter

twitter.com/FelicityDisco/stat

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Ahh, Christmas, the day where my entire conservative family sits down and cries at the radical communist movie It's a Wonderful Life, a film so radical it was literally flagged by the FBI as communist propaganda.

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She brought him the usual gifts at first. A mouse, a bird. A ribbon for him to play with.

She would run up with her gift in her mouth and prrt cheerfully around it. And he would pat her head and tell her she was a good and clever cat.

Then it was a coin with strange markings. A pendant, warm to the touch. A piece of lightning-struck wood.

He never knew of the shadowy figures that followed him, but neither did he have to fear them.

She was a good and clever cat.

#Microfiction #Tootfic

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@RussSharek If you're not familiar with Wired Love, though, go check that out.

It's a cheesy romance about two young kids who fall in love while texting one another.

In the 1880s.

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I’m excited about making books, and I’m especially excited about making them before the holidays.

The timing is important, because I’m using the books to celebrate one of my very favorite holidays for the first time in ages.

That’s right! It’s public domain day!

The US gets to play along in #PublicDomainDay this year because our #PublicDomain is growing for the first time since 1998.

To celebrate, I’m giving away hand made copies of public domain texts, including some new entrants.

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among the many horrors of this recent Facebook revelation is this: since FB was giving basically any big tech company access to your private messages, all those uncanny moments when you were recommended something you were just privately talking to someone about? that wasn't AI or good algorithms. that was straight up spying on your private conversations.

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If you're near the Seattle area, Gargoyle's Statuary (purveyor of gargoyles, goth accessories and dark artwork) is having an art opening Dec 21 @ 6pm. I have two pieces in this show and prints available.

gargoylestatuary.com/artshowsp

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Is there an alignment post based on operating systems? What would vista be? I'd make one but I'm not familiar with enough operating systems

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Achieving anything in life nowadays is 5% talent, 5% hard work and 90% not being distracted by the Internet.

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