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Every single elder millennial who was online between 2000-2008 has a phrase from Homestar Runner that will activate them like the Manchurian Candidate and make them spout absolute gibberish for 40 seconds

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`THE SYSTEM... IS DOWN`
`THE SYSTEM... IS DOWN`

The Cheat is *grounded*. We had that light switch installed so you can turn the lights ON... and OFF. Not so you could throw lightswitch raves. Now lets go break open that glowstick and pour it into Homestar Runner's Mountain Dew.

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@tezoatlipoca omg I went looking for this and happened across this banger of a remix on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/dj-audacy/dj-audacy-light-switch-rave-the-system-is-down-homestar-runner-bootleg

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Web standards seem so haphazard. Neither Date nor Intl.DateTimeFormat has any method built in to handle the string format used by <input type="datetime">. There has also been a standard <progress> bar for a decade but there's still no consistent way to style it, so no one uses it.

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So, when was the equivalent of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand assassination for this World War?

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Clarisimo para estos momentos de Argentina
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@courtcan Not very impressive on the morning after fighter jets saved my ars from a swarm of Iranian drones


Do animals have thoughts? 🤔

I'm not talking about inner monologue, I'm talking about thoughts like when humans operate on autopilot.


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"Hey, coffee!"

"Yep?"

"You contain caffeine, right?"

"Yep."

"Can I have some energy?"

"Did you say poop?"

"No, I want energy. Caffeine gives you energy."

"I'm hearing poop."

"No! I'm tired. I want energy. Energy from caffeine!"

"Look, pal, caffeine only blocks receptors. It doesn't give you energy -- it only fools you into thinking you're not tired for a while. And you're too tired for it to work. Best I can do is poop."

"But I don't need to poop!"

"I *promise* you I can change that."

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Had a seizure in the checkout. Someone, with all the kindest intentions in the world, called the police to do a Wellness Check.

Please... Please! Don't do this. It disappoints, but the cops are not your friends. A Wellness Check isn't to see if you need help or a carer. It isn't to give you anything. It is to take it away.

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@salixsericea
Even then I don't think calling anything but EMS / Fire Dept. is necessary - OFC checking the person for anything that would indicate them to be helpless or otherwise in need of care [i.e. name and contact details sewed in as tag in the jacket at the neckline is quite common in Germany] - is a way to go, but yeah, most of the time one gets the disoriented person which turns out to have alzheimers or otherwise be in a situation requiring care and that relatives are aware of the situation...

been there often enough...

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@kkarhan True. I very much agree with you. I took over that case because I was lucky to be there when it happened and the workers there let me do it because they knew me. If we don't make getting real help as easy as calling 911, we can't be surprised.

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TIL the Ridgeback Club of Great Britain mandated the killing of all healthy ridgeless puppies. Following the outrage triggered by BBC's "Pedigree Dogs Exposed", they backtracked to "no healthy puppy will be culled"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodesian_Ridgeback
#til #todayilearned
https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/1c3433m/til_the_ridgeback_club_of_great_britain_mandated/

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The biggest tell that someone has a coward's heart is they always target people weaker than them

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I've asked about tools broadly before, but does anyone have recommendations for a bicycle wheel truing stand that's *not* made by Park Tool? As far as I can tell Park makes the only good ones and no one else has figured it out, but I'd love to find something cheaper.

#BikeNitePQ #BikeNite #bicycle

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could you buy used? What about finding a local bike repair co-op and volunteer some time doing nothing but building wheels? I volunteer at a local co-op and while I haven't built any wheels, I have spent over 10 hours truing wheels this year so far. I enjoy it.
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@trouble oh yes, I"ll buy used whatever I get! I already volunteer at my local bike co-op (and am very excited to hear someone else advocating this!) but this isn't for learning, this UA for building wheel sets for clients! You should definitely learn and build your own; it's a great feeling riding around on your own custom wheels!

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"The cycle of car-dependency"

submitted by u/unroja
https://redd.it/1c2ac4p
#fuckcars

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I think if we could solve the problem of higher crime rates being tied to greater population density areas, the advantages would be more attractive to more people.

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Microsoft says it’s starting to test ads inside the Start menu on Windows 11. The software maker will use the Recommended section of the Start menu, which usually shows file recommendations, to suggest apps from the Microsoft Store. Trillion dollar corporation is so poor. They need more money by selling your data to the highest bidder. wtf? #privacy #security https://www.theverge.com/2024/4/12/24128640/microsoft-windows-11-start-menu-ads-app-recommendations

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Went all in with Mac last year, first with my laptop, then my gaming PC died, so I got a Mac mini. Been pretty happy ever since.

It's not a complete solution to that issue, since the Mac App Store is full of paid/subscription crap, but it does come with its own Office suite (though I'm still using Microsoft 365, because Word/Excel/Publisher are so good). And it's based on UNIX.

Gaming? I have an Xbox Series X, and I use GeForce NOW on the Mac. There are other options, too.


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TIL I have ACHOO Syndrome. Characterized by uncontrollable sneezing in response to the sudden exposure to bright light, typically intense sunlight

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK109193/#:~:text=Autosomal%20Dominant%20Compelling%20Helioopthalmic%20Outburst,also%20known%20as%20photic%20sneezing.
#til #todayilearned
https://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/1c2r2ho/til_i_have_achoo_syndrome_characterized_by/

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HTML is 31 years old.

JavaScript is 28 years old.

CSS is 27 years old.

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