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"Why is the cereal called Chex in the US instead of Shreddies like in the U- oh."

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I'm vaguely tempted to do a Shreddies Quest fan mod but Nestle once ran a series of anti-geek Shreddies ads so fuck them

youtube.com/watch?v=vfSXULZ07F

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The UK translation of Chex Quest: Shreddies Quest!

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The creators of SimCity had a division that made Sim games for corporations, including a game for Chevron called SimRefinery.

For the first time ever: this is the story of Maxis Business Simulations

This is the culmination of four years of research, and I'm so proud to share it 💚

obscuritory.com/sim/when-simci

The worst part of this is that individual flavours are only available in certain stores, forcing you to go on a literal, real-life Chex Quest to collect them all?

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Can't believe we've had two unrelated Chex Quest things land in one week. And now there Chex Mix packs I'm going to have to collect otherwise my Chex Quest shrine will never be complete? chexmix.com/chex-mix-squadron/

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New take: the attitude where people like to gripe about how "everything in tech is broken", "nothing works properly", "everything is full of bugs" forms a culture of perfectionism and shaming that in itself encourages bad software engineering practices

A similar reference to weighing exists with the Spanish Peseta (and Mexican Peso), the Latin "pensum" means to weigh

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Before they switched to the Euro, the Italian currency was the Lira, like how "lb" (short for libra) is pronounced "pound" in English, the Lira was the Italian Pound

spotted a blackbird outside that was carrying around a bright pink flower

Barton Hellman in the Atlantic discusses the surveillance and hacking attempts that were made against him after he worked on the Snowden leaks:
theatlantic.com/magazine/archi

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Some _mind-blowing_ data malfeasance right here: imgur.com/gallery/XN3Ig1s

I mean, look at this glorious bullshit. Look at it.

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might make it one of my goals in life to never learn what std::move does

the colour red is a registered trademark of the international socialist movement

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"taking the red pill" aka becoming a socialist

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