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@Robusto Ringtails.
Coati mundi
Coati mundi
@Robusto Don't let @alphabet hear that lol
@tchrist Coati maxima mundi.
Ketzel coati.
Sounds like a snack food.
Pretzel coati.
Local friend of the family spotted a ringtail this summer just a few miles from here. At night, of course.
12:03 AM
Pics or it didn't happen.
That's why I believe.
OK, lessee.
Oh that was the Jeffco one not the Superior one.
The ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) is a mammal of the raccoon family native to arid regions of North America. It is widely distributed and well adapted to disturbed areas. It has been legally trapped for its fur. It is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. The species is known by variety of different names, such as ring-tailed cat, miner's cat, civet cat, and cacomistle (or cacomixtle), though the last of these can refer to B. sumichrasti.The ringtail is the state mammal of Arizona. == Description == The ringtail is black to dark brown in color with pale underparts. The animal has a pointed...
Ringtail, though, not coati.
We don't get coatis this far north, only ringtails sometimes. But you "never" see them.
Those are cute little critters.
> Ringtail are said to be easily tamed / habituated to humans, and can make an affectionate pet and effective mouser. Miners and settlers once kept pet ringtails to keep their cabins free of vermin; hence, the common name of "miner's cat".
Which reminds me, it's trash day.
12:18 AM
Please help ensure your trash is accessible to nonhuman sanitation workers.
And please discard more Cool Ranch Doritos.
12:47 AM
I don't understand why they call it a negro.
Are we still upset about that question regarding the connotations of the word "coon"?
Err... Maine Coon?
I'm still upset that they canceled Freaks and Geeks
Your boy has only a very, very few negro portions: basically just the tip of the nose. The rest isn't shiny at all so at best only ater not niger. Most parts are bronceado , café, marrón, crema if not blanco, chocolate, gris, with a little bit of rosa thrown in at the tips.
I'll never understand people.
But negro? Never.
Not every family has a black sheep in it.
Octacoons are not negros.
OCD: The Bear Who Couldn't Stop Washing
Guess that's what you get when you cross a diver with a foolick.
At best he's only a mulatto, given his mother was a black foolick.
1:07 AM
Trying to provoke a conversation about how easily people get offended these days, I take it?
I just thought that using black some something that really is atra is better for one that isn't even niger.
The Eurasian coot (Fulica atra), also known as the common coot, or Australian coot, is a member of the rail and crake bird family, the Rallidae. It is found in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and parts of North Africa. It has a slaty-black body, a glossy black head and a white bill with a white frontal shield. The sexes are similar. Similar looking coot species are found throughout the world, with the largest variety of coot species living in South America. == Taxonomy == The Eurasian coot was formally described by the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus in 1758 in the tenth edition of ...
Crazy as a coot, black in the atra sense not the nigra one.
But his dad was a famous diver.
@alphabet people don't get offended enough
Damn kids these days
The common loon or great northern diver (Gavia immer) is a large member of the loon, or diver, family of birds. Breeding adults have a plumage that includes a broad black head and neck with a greenish, purplish, or bluish sheen, blackish or blackish-grey upperparts, and pure white underparts except some black on the undertail coverts and vent. Non-breeding adults are brownish with a dark neck and head marked with dark grey-brown. Their upperparts are dark brownish-grey with an unclear pattern of squares on the shoulders, and the underparts, lower face, chin, and throat are whitish. The sexes look...
With their rapping and hippin and a hopping
That's why coons have webbed feet. They get it from their dad the diver, not their black mommas.
It goes without saying that the apple falls not far from the tree, so of course they're all three of them as crazy as.
Ours are blacker.
The American coot (Fulica americana), also known as a mud hen or pouldeau, is a bird of the family Rallidae. Though commonly mistaken for ducks, American coots are only distantly related to ducks, belonging to a separate order. Unlike the webbed feet of ducks, coots have broad, lobed scales on their lower legs and toes that fold back with each step which facilitates walking on dry land. Coots live near water, typically inhabiting wetlands and open water bodies in North America. Groups of coots are called covers or rafts. The oldest known coot lived to be 22 years old.The American coot is a migratory...
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4:43 AM
@Mitch So I hear, my friend said the one his wife hit busted the radiator and battery and went completely over the car. Wow. I think my sister wins the record: 5 deer with 4 vehicles in 6 months. It's almost like she was trying.
4:55 AM
Yesterday was the warmest 25 September in history of Yekaterinburg. e1.ru/text/autumn/2023/09/26/72744722
Records go only as far back as 143 years ago though, so who knows.
5:51 AM
> People in Dubai don’t like the Flintstones…
But people in Abu Dhabi do.
6:25 AM
Baptist has been sentenced to 2.5 years of penal settlement for refusing to go to war with Ukraine.
A settlement is an easier sentence than a jail.
7:18 AM
Wordle 829 5/6

7:48 AM
Wordle 829 4/6

Word of the day: milt (soft roe)
> 青丹余之 奈良能美夜古波 布里奴礼登 毛等保登等藝須 不鳴安良<奈>久尓
Poem of the Day.
> awoni yosi // nara no miyako pa // purinuredo // moto pototogisu // nakazu aranaku ni
> Ah, the green-black earth // the capital of Nara // though it may be old // lo, the cuckoo birds of old // simply would not fail to sing
The Man'yōshū (万葉集, pronounced [maɰ̃joꜜːɕɯː]; literally "Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves") is the oldest extant collection of Japanese waka (poetry in Classical Japanese), compiled sometime after AD 759 during the Nara period. The anthology is one of the most revered of Japan's poetic compilations. The compiler, or the last in a series of compilers, is today widely believed to be Ōtomo no Yakamochi, although numerous other theories have been proposed. The chronologically last datable poem in the collection is from AD 759 (No. 4516). It contains many poems from a much earlier period, with the...
Haha, I should use this as title of a run on Strava, to cause some reactions among Japanese.
Only use "Yekaterinburg" instead of "Nara"
Or スヴェルドロフスク
GoogleTranslate fails at it: "Aotan Yoyuki Nara Nomi Yokonami Furinu Reito Keto Yasuto Togeisu Funari Yasura <na> Hisa"
It gets "Nara" properly though.
> Ah, the capital of Nara is old, but the birds and the birds do not sing.
9:07 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Link at beginning of answer, potentially bad ip for hostname in answer, potentially bad ns for domain in answer, potentially bad keyword in answer, potentially bad keyword in username (40): Triple lens inspection camera or triple cameras inspection camera‭ by Spammer‭ on english.SE
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11:17 AM
> The new compound, developed and tested by a University of Florida professor of pharmacy and his colleagues, leads obese mice to lose weight by convincing the body's muscles that they are exercising more than they really are, boosting the animals' metabolism. It also increases endurance, helping mice run nearly 50% further than they could before, all without the mice lifting a paw.
May be useful for people who spend time in ICU and for those unable to exercise for other reasons.
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12:44 PM
Wordle 829 4/6

12:56 PM
Musical instrument of the day: sangkultap
The nares-jux (нарс-юх) or Siberian lyre is a musical instrument, a type of box-lyre, played by the peoples of the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug of Russian Siberia. == Etymology == The Ostyak (Khanty people) term the instrument nares-jux, meaning "musical wood" or "singing tree" in the Khanty language. The same instrument is played by the Mansi people (formerly known as Vogul), and is known as sangkultap (or sangvyltap, санквылтап) in the Vogul language.Various names and spellings include: naresyuk, nars-yukh, naras-yux, nars-juh, nares-yuk, possibly nanus narsus, panan-juh, or shongoort. ��2...
The Mansi languages are spoken by the Mansi people in Russia along the Ob River and its tributaries, in the Khanty–Mansi Autonomous Okrug, and Sverdlovsk Oblast. Traditionally considered a single language, they constitute a branch of the Uralic languages, often considered most closely related to neighbouring Khanty and then to Hungarian. The base dialect of the Mansi literary language is the Sosva dialect, a representative of the northern language. The discussion below is based on the standard language. Fixed word order is typical in Mansi. Adverbials and participles play an important role in...
This old man is a Mansi who lived in his village in the north, but developed a cancer, and now is in Yekaterinburg, but has nowhere to stay.
Local Old Believers allowed him to stay right in their church.
Old Believers or Old Ritualists are Eastern Orthodox Christians who maintain the liturgical and ritual practices of the Russian Orthodox Church as they were before the reforms of Patriarch Nikon of Moscow between 1652 and 1666. Resisting the accommodation of Russian piety to the contemporary forms of Greek Orthodox worship, these Christians were anathematized, together with their ritual, in a Synod of 1666–67, producing a division in Eastern Europe between the Old Believers and those who followed the state church in its condemnation of the Old Rite. Russian speakers refer to the schism itself as...
1:31 PM
#Worldle #613 1/6 (100%)
🌎 Sep 26, 2023 🌍
🔥 42 | Avg. Guesses: 4.3
🟥🟧🟥🟥🟩 = 5

Wordle 829 3/6

The steelers still pwn da RAIDERS >8(
@user726941 At least they aren't the Broncos.
Ya dem donkeys need a good whoopin'
They got one.
Give 'em another for all them super bowl appearances
1:45 PM
Japanese kinky region of the day: 近畿地方
> The terms Kansai (関西), Kinki (近畿), and Kinai (畿内) have their roots during the Asuka period. When the old provinces of Japan were established, several provinces in the area around the then-capital Yamato Province were collectively named Kinai and Kinki, both roughly meaning "the neighbourhood of the capital".
> The name "Kinki" is pronounced similarly to the English word "kinky", which means "twisted" or "perverted". This has become a problem due to internationalization, and some organizations have changed their name as a result. In April 2016, Kinki University (近畿大学, Kinki Daigaku) changed its English name to Kindai University.
This recalled me of an old radio programme I listened to on BBC. "On November 20, 2000, it was announced that Beaver College would become Arcadia University."
@CowperKettle Well, for lesser values of "similarly" ...
The Kinks were an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1963 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies. They are regarded as one of the most influential rock bands of the 1960s. The band emerged during the height of British rhythm and blues and Merseybeat, and were briefly part of the British Invasion of the United States until their touring ban in 1965. Their third single, the Ray Davies-penned "You Really Got Me", became an international hit, topping the charts in the United Kingdom and reaching the Top 10 in the United States.The Kinks' music drew from a wide range of influences,...
Professors at kinki uni
If you heard a Japanese person say 近畿 you wouldn't immediately think of kinky.
It would sound more like keen key. With an extended /n/ sound.
2:00 PM
Is your avatar Japanese?
Feb 25, 2011 at 2:11, by Robusto
@ina — Neither. I'm American. The character 夢 「ゆめ」(yume) that makes up my Gravatar means "dream" in Japanese.
@Robusto Ah!
Daily Quordle 610
> In Greek mythology, I am Ὄνειροι.
In Greek mythology, dreams were sometimes personified as Oneiros (Ancient Greek: Ὄνειρος, lit. 'dream') or Oneiroi (Ὄνειροι, 'dreams'). In the Iliad of Homer, Zeus sends an Oneiros to appear to Agamemnon in a dream, while in Hesiod's Theogony, the Oneiroi are the sons of Nyx (Night), and brothers of Hypnos (Sleep). Oneiros was also, according to some myths, the name of one of the sons of Achilles with Deidamia. == Sources == For the ancient Greeks, dreams were not generally personified. However, a few instances of the personification of dreams, some perhaps solely poetic, can be found in ancient...
2:19 PM
Daily Octordle #610
Score: 73
"of the day" of the day: Japanese Region of the day
@Mitch Do you also react like this when you see that rabbit?
@Vikas The kid doesn't seem upset. He's just describing it as a matter of fact.
That said, my inner monologue is liberally sprinkled with profanity.
And I mean it to sting
Normally I'm as accepting as St. Francis of the natural creatures that come to visit, and then they are of me, like a herd of antelope winding between the slow moving legs of an elephant.
But since I have the larger brain to body mass ratio, I can see what this might lead to: unbridled interspecies cavorting and fraternization, drunken dinner parties with brawls between coyotes and raccoons both sides with misusing cutlery, unsanitary bathroom habits.
And that I cannot stand for.
@Mitch Time travel of the day - just follow the 'backwards' link.
@CowperKettle I will one up you then.
3:08 PM
@CowperKettle Kinki is also the name of the Japanese company that makes MBTA Green Line train cars; you can see the logos if you look for them.
Always wondered where that name came from.
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We are mentioning raccoons every other day this month 🤣
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7:28 PM
Last time I was here someone told me this is open to anything, are science questions tolerated?
7:57 PM
@sanya You can try here in this chat, though most of the science discussion here is about drugs lol
8:24 PM
@alphabet ".. and every day Charlie's wife hands him a sandwich as the Kinki comes rumbling through"
9:07 PM
#waffle613 5/5


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Daily Quordle 610
9:28 PM
@sanya some of us here science
Daily Octordle #610
Score: 65
@tchrist retires into his kuti
Google launches a project to map the whole hippocampus of the mouse by 2028 blog.research.google/2023/09/…
It's like eight whole Drosophila brains. A single such brain took 13 years to map.
9:55 PM
@Laurel Also raccoons
and the weather
And coffee
You just made that up
Now, I'm drinking lemon and ginger now
I take a slice of lemon, and some ginger powder, and pour over with boiling water.
How are you feeling these days?
@user726941 Better, probably because I'm on L-methylfolate, now at 200 mcg
For some reason I feel better on it.
I was afraid resuming it, because my skin starts cracking, but now I'm using some hydrocortisone ointment
To prevent it from falling apart :)
I feel more energy on L-methylfolate. I started waking up in the middle of the night, like just right now.
10:01 PM
Do you use a blue light filter on your computer screen?
@alphabet After thinking about this and reading (just skimming wikipedia) I happened to come across something that sort of comes closer, but I'm not sure captures it fully:
(only one of the bullet points, #4)
And it's the context that I was worrying about (people understanding the same word in different ways).
It's more of a sociological remark than something deep philosophical.
Quine is deep.
It's more like about one of those conversations between a mob boss and an enforcer where the mob boss talks in loose vague terms ('a pebble in my shoe I'd like taken care of') and the enforcer assassinates the mob boss's niece's husband, and the mob boss is all angry because he just wanted the kid to move his numbers operation over a couple blocks.
Or a conversation between two random internet people about AGI
I just noticed that more things are being sorted on full names by the first name.
10:15 PM
The way I noticed it was I did it because I had a list of fullnames, first name first, and I looked for the sorting option (in Excel and also Google Sheets) to sort by last name.
And I couldn't find that option.
And I don't want to go through the pain of separating out first and last name.
Sounds like lazy programing
And then I nticed someone else did it but in a public way
@user726941 MIT tech review
beware though
you get three free articles and then the hammar comes down
And they're inconsistent... in the main list it is ordered alphabetically by first name, but if you go into the sublist, ordered by last name.
So the inconsistency is inconsistent or lazy programming.
If they consistently did it by first name...
my first reaction to my -own- ordering by first name was to apologize to the reader because it seemed...
'Everyone' knows you sort by last name first.
And it seems uneducated, like high-school lazy, to do it by first name.
Is that harsh?
It's not like it hasn't been a difficulty forever.
Am I just seeing it now because I'm aware of it?
@Mitch Never seen that.
@Mitch Agreed.
High-school lazy is the worst lazy.
But, then again, places like texas will graduate students from high-school who can't read or write.
@Cerberus I read that Hamlet is used in Denmark as a textbook for some history classes?
I guess History teachers have a lot of freedom in their choice of topics.
10:53 PM
@Mitch If it's not separated already you can't sort by last. Too many programmers have messed up my last name that way
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11:11 PM
@user726941 When you say it that way, I'm sure there are worse. Like surgeon-not-bothering-to-remove-swabs-and-forceps-and-stuff lazy.
@Laurel I'm sure that are all sorts of ways that "extract last space delimited string in 'name' field" is a minefield.
But at least start with that.
I meant young and lazy.
If you're like me, you were young once too. And also, sometimes, lazy.
Sure, but it only gets worse, right?
It's curable?
young lazy and rich... now that's awful
Why can't you teach an old dog new tricks?
11:16 PM
Nothing good will come of that.
@user726941 I don't know. Why can't you teach on old dog new tricks?
Is it because they are old?
The older the more "lazy"
Laziness has a good reason for existing

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