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My daughter was born on Monday and she's a cutie ❤️

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Dang, old phone emulation works pretty well. I've been wanting to see what this game's like for awhile

Knight Programmer of the Order of log(n)

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Happy 25th, Windows 95. Loved running it on my Macintosh back in the day. ;þ

UK politics 

The A levels fiasco really is the most disgusting example of how the British class system remains alive and well. COVID happens and they just throw away any pretense of results being based on individual merit. You can just imagine all the emails behind the scenes while they made the decision, desperate to make sure that all the students at expensive private schools get the university places they expected. Utter farce
bbc.com/news/explainers-538077

UK politics 

Turns out that the shithead who put bits of sharp metal into baby food to try to blackmail supermarkets is a former Tory councillor and UKIP parliamentary candidate. Weirdly this is not getting much press coverage

Blue Jays are in the same family as crows, so they're very intelligent. They take the peanuts to tree trunks or other hard objects to smash the shells open. But I've been impressed more than anything by how this little guy has adapted to a disability that you'd think would be a death sentence for a bird

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I've been particularly impressed with his tree climbing abilities - he hops from branch to branch to make his way up. After I started feeding him peanuts, he started climbing up trees to catch my attention.

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Despite being unable to fly he always seems in good spirits and has a lot of energy. He can hop very quickly!
youtube.com/watch?v=WL2AGBkliP

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This is Bandit. He's a Blue Jay with a broken wing who can't fly, and he's been living in the garden area next to my apartment, hiding in bushes and climbing trees to stay safe. I've been working on getting someone to catch him and take him to an animal sanctuary but so far he's evaded capture.

Italian is like a magician who pulls an endless string of hankerchiefs out of his sleeve except instead of hankerchiefs it's verb conjugations

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"Like ad blocking, but people actually get paid" 

I just came across Scroll: scroll.com/

I like the idea of supporting publishers by actually paying them, rather than paying with your privacy. But I also wouldn't trust a random company to track me round the web!

Which made me think: what if Mozilla had done this? Especially before recent events, when they had more trust & goodwill. They could've made money & helped support an ad-free internet. (Without Brave's cryptocurrency crap 😛)

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Managed to get hold of a CD-ROM drive to go with the Libretto. But it doesn't spin up and the screen always says "no disc". Hoping if I take it apart it's maybe just a broken rubber belt or something like that 😔

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Managed to get hold of a CD-ROM drive to go with the Libretto. But it doesn't spin up and the screen always says "no disc". Hoping if I take it apart it's maybe just a broken rubber belt or something like that 😔

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Irving Finkel tells the really interesting story of how the coracle ark described in the ancient Akkadian flood myth was built using the detailed instructions from a 4000 year old clay cuneiform tablet:
youtu.be/s_fkpZSnz2I

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