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I just wanted to brighten your day
by letting you know
I just got a static shock
off the metallic lining of a crouton bag.
you're welcome.

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programming languages are pitiful compared to the depth and complexity of spoken languages. very suitable for the pitiful machines that speak them

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Panera's secret bread recipes are "knead to know" only

Wordle 340 5/6

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wtf word is this anyway???

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After enduring so many years of tech/games industry hype, it fills me with joy to see this study suggesting that VR is actually an active hindrance to learning: sciencedirect.com/science/arti

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shitpost 

Hallmark card that says "My condolences for being alone in knowing what the fuck is going on"

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However, while performing a security audit of the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser, security researcher Zach Edwards discovered that while the browser blocks Google and Facebook trackers, it allowed Microsoft trackers to continue running.

DuckDuckGo CEO and Founder Gabriel Weinberg confirmed that their browser intentionally allows Microsoft trackers third-party sites due to a search syndication agreement with Redmond.

#duckduckgo

bleepingcomputer.com/news/secu

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Only you can write what you write the way you are writing it, and that's a good thing.

It means you are making something unique just by trying!

#WriterEncouragements

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hid name is big foot, implying only one of his feet is big while the other is normal size

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my kid just asked me to show him how to use a hex editor so he could edit his Daggerfall save game

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In a development that they have done absolutely nothing to publicize, the Federal government has set up a network of COVID testing sites where you can get a prescription for the oral antiviral Paxlovid right on site if you test positive. You can also bring a positive at-home test there and get Paxlovid as well.

Paxlovid has to be taken at the very start of symptoms to be effective, so it's very important to get it as soon after testing positive as you can. These sites could be a big help in that regard, particularly if you don't have an established relationship with a GP or family doctor.

There are more details and a locator for participating testing sites on the HHS website: aspr.hhs.gov/TestToTreat/Pages

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It was meltingly hot, which was a problem for someone made of ice.

She stared at her hands, normally a perfect cloudy glass, now slick and shrinking.

'That's it,' said her roommate. 'You're coming to work with me.'

The cold storage at the supermarket was bitingly refreshing and she soon felt like herself again.

Her roommate's co-workers were all very understanding. 'There just isn't good air con in the UK,' said one. 'Sometimes I think about hiding in there myself!'

#microfiction #TootFic

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It seems that people on fedi are extremely non-representative of the general population, so I've been wondering: :boost_ok:
Are you usually wearing

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This is very specific but I'm wondering if anyone here knows any resources for trans people in Croatia? I'm trying to put someone there who has very transphobic parents in touch with some support. :boosts_ok:

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One of the things I miss about the Google plus interface was how easy it was to search for/find & create small communities of interest.

I wish there was a way to do that more simply in the fediverse.

Would love to find more #writers, especially #specfic (#sciencefiction & #fantasy) writers.

There are some hashtags that can help us find one another - #amwriting & #amwritingscifi for example, but I don't thing many folks use them.

So, where are my spec fic writers at???

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