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12:07 AM
@XanderHenderson There's a fair amount of overlap there. I think of it as referring to people who go to the local organic supermarket and get all their news from NPR.
1:05 AM
@alphabet Indeed. I think that there is a lot overlap.
@XanderHenderson Those fools, thinking they can be healthy without an all-milk diet.
Disease. Riddled. Vermin.
@alphabet That doesn't seem like a strong enough word. Raccoons are awful.
@XanderHenderson We are like trash, infinitely valuable.
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4:20 AM
Medical Latin of the day: fastigium
> "The fastigium (latin for"summit") is the transverse peak of the roof of fourth ventricule, directed posteriorly. The fastigial nucleus lies immediately above the fastigium, in the cerebellum."
5:11 AM
@XanderHenderson I remember Open-apple and Closed-apple keys as being different.
5:30 AM
Looks like summer has finally started
5:46 AM
German of the day: verungluckt
Verb: verunglücken (weak, third-person singular present verunglückt, past tense verunglückte, past participle verunglückt, auxiliary sein)
  1. (of a person) to have a serious accident (usually implying grave injury and/or danger to life, often even death)
  2. (of a thing, humorous) to be a fiasco
== Dutch == === Circumfix === ver- -en Forms factitive or ergative verbs from adjectives, meaning "to make more (adjective)" or "to become (adjective)". Forms factitive verbs from nouns, meaning "to make into (noun)". ==== Derived terms ==== == German == === Circumfix === ver- -en Forms factitive verbs from adjectives, meaning "to make more (adjective)". Forms factitive verbs from nouns, meaning "to make into (noun)". ==== Derived terms ====
Derived from ungluck, which is derived from gluck - luck
Noun: Glück n (strong, genitive Glückes or Glücks, no plural)
  1. happiness, joy, bliss (state or emotion)
  2. Antonyms: Unglück, Leid, Elend
  3. das Streben nach Glück ― pursuit of happiness
  4. luck, success (mostly when seen as dependant on unearned, accidental factors)
  5. Synonym: (broader) Erfolg
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8:16 AM
Cottage cheese, kefir, apple, 2 prunes, 30 g of walnuts
500 Calories
8:55 AM
@Vikas In India, I'm sure there are many more ways to compose a healthy dish ))
With all the fruits, vegetables and nuts..
Walnut kernels are 600 rupees per kilo indiamart.com/proddetail/…
Roughly 650 Russian rubles.
Oddly, the price is the same as the price I paid the last time I bought walnuts from Ozon ozon.ru/product/gretskiy-oreh-ochishchennyy-1000-g-1421060436
I also love pumpkin seeds, they contain a lot of Zinc.
And also cost about RUB 600 per kilo.
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11:01 AM
Is it bad that I don't feel sad?
Maybe a bit, but, I feel horrible for not feeling as sad as I otherwise would be at someone's passing
I've spent a decent amount of time yelling obscenities at the screen whenever either of those two showed up on it.
No doubt Raisi had big plans for himself, whether or not the rumors of prepping him up to be the next Supreme leader were true.
Another of fate's cruel games I guess.
11:30 AM
@M.A.R. Your sin is absolved.
Today I'm on duty in this confessional.
> The act of seeking forgiveness from God for sins is called istighfar. Confession of sins is made directly to God and not through man; the only exception is when confessing to a person is a required step in recompensing for the damage done.
Istighfar (Arabic: ٱسْتِغْفَار, romanized: istighfār) is the act of seeking forgiveness of God in Islam. This is usually done by saying "I seek the forgiveness of God" (Arabic: أَسْتَغْفِرُ ٱللَّٰهَ, romanized: astaghfiru llāha), or the longer version "I seek the forgiveness of God, my Lord, and turn to him (in repentance)" (Arabic: أَسْتَغْفِرُ ٱللَّٰهَ رَبِّي وَأَتُوبُ إِلَيْهِ, romanized: astaghfiru llāha rabbī wa-atūbu ilayhi). It is considered one of the essential parts of worship in Islam. == Etymology == "Istighfar" is derived from the Arabic root غ-ف-ر, which is related to the covering...
11:47 AM
> This is usually done by saying "I seek the forgiveness of God" (Arabic: أَسْتَغْفِرُ ٱللَّٰهَ, romanized: astaghfiru llāha)
12:41 PM
@M.A.R. So the new guy is: 1) Better than Raisi? 2) About the same? 3) Worse? 4) Way worse?
1:18 PM
"Some changes are so slow, you don't notice them. Others are so fast, they don't notice you."
Wordle 1,066 4/6

2:09 PM
#WhenTaken #83 (20.05.2024)

I scored 871/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 484 km - 🗓️ 6 yrs - ⚡ 178 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 7 km - 🗓️ 0 yrs - ⚡ 200 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 114 km - 🗓️ 1 yrs - ⚡ 194 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 8 km - 🗓️ 21 yrs - ⚡ 151 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 1452 km - 🗓️ 9 yrs - ⚡ 148 / 200

Wordle 1,066 3/6

2:34 PM
Daily Octordle #847
Score: 71
What a load of shit. No fair.
3:21 PM
Daily Sequence Octordle #847
Score: 74
3:32 PM
@CowperKettle make it sound like a ritual or something. It might as well have been a couple of centuries ago, but today is only limited to using that phrase.
It's kinda like if you pick up food fast enough from the ground, it won't get dirty as the microbes won't have much time to get on it, heh
"Oh no I murdered him" istighfar "Phew, now I feel innocent as a baby"
@Robusto well, if Biden died, would Harris be dramatically different in how she does things? No, because the policies going forward are mostly the same. The only major difference would be how she conducts herself, resulting in fewer viral embarrassments.
@M.A.R. I suppose that's true. VPs aren't generally picked for their radically different ideas/agendas.
Same thing with him and Raisi. There's remarkly little to know about him, so he's probably been one those hidden gears in the system. But he looks like there's less chance of him saying something brazenly stupid that'd land the whole country in trouble.
That's the best I can hope for, that the president wouldn't deny the Holocaust or something
But he belongs to the party of nutjobs, and would still maybe publicly say things like Israel should be wiped off the map, and believe it
4:06 PM
@M.A.R. Politics sucks ass.
4:23 PM
@tchrist In this video are they speaking Portuguese or some dialect of Spanish?
@MetaEd "Some computers are so slow, you swear at them. Others are so fast, they swear at you"
@CowperKettle There's no such thing as a computer that's too fast. The fastest still make you wait longer than you want to.
I do remember 40 years ago reading BBS text that filled the screen at 300 baud. You could literally read the text faster than the screen could print it.
In fact, a description we used for a dumb person was "he thinks in 300 baud" ...
@M.A.R. Harris is at least as embarrassing. Possibly worse.
But even with my present computer setup, fast internet, etc., I still find myself waiting for things more than I like.
I remember being envious of my friend, whose family had a VCR. Now everybody, including ladies working in supermarkets, have smartphones with instant access to endless movies.
I want to put aerobars on my bicycle, even though it's not a "road bicycle".
> Aerobars, which are also known as triathlon bars, are handlebar extensions with padded forearm rests that allow the rider to get into a more aerodynamic position by drawing their body forward into a tucked position, with a dropped torso.
I would hang a large box of pizza on them, or a large bag of groceries to avoid having it on my back.
A delivery guy from Tajikistan approached me on his bicycle and asked whether I have a hex wrench for adjusting a bicycle brake
4:37 PM
@M.A.R. I wonder why Iran couldn't buy a better helicopter from China or Russia. The crashed helicopter looks a too "simple" helicopter for a president.
I got my Allen wrench and tried to help him, but it turned out that he had lost one of the pads from his backwheel brake, so there was nothing to adjust.
Then I wanted to see his frontwheel brake, and... he showed me that he somehow managed to break the line that leads from the brake handle to the brake, so the line was hanging loose.
The guy had been delivering orders on a bicycle without any brakes.
I salute him.
@M.A.R. I don't think there are many people (at least in the West) who would say "I really liked the president of Iran, right up until he denied the Holocaust"
Not to mention that his Russian was so poor that I wondered how he managed to find the addresses in the first place..
@Vikas National pride, maybe? Iran can produce its own helicopters.
@CowperKettle "Our delivery service ensures fast deliveries by cutting all our bikers' brake lines"
Also I wonder if Putin is sad or happy right now. No one is blaming him for an aircraft crash this time.
@CowperKettle Could be one of reasons.
4:45 PM
@alphabet "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor absence of bicycle brake cables stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds".
I like Gerard Butler action movies. And he is probably only one who can help a president survive helicopter crash:
It looks unrealistic. At that speed it should have had fire.
@Robusto That's Portuguese.
@tchrist Thanks. I suspected that, but I didn't see any of the "usual suspects" I find in more extensive Portuguese texts.
The subtitles and the language alike.
Look at the subtitles: they use PT <nh> for ES <ñ> and PT <lh> for ES <ll>.
Catalan really threw me for a loop in Mallorca. Everyone spoke Spanish, but often it seemed like an admixture of the two which sounded like gibberish much of the time.
It's peninsular Portuguese, not Brazilian. So they have schwas and such.
Yes, bilinguals will code switch.
And intermix.
Just like the people here do with Spanish and English.
5:36 PM
THey use vale in Catalan now.
And have for a long time, actually. But it's a Spanish thing.
For ok.
I just got done talking to somebody, like 5 minutes ago, really entirely in Spanish grammarwise but who would stick in random English words here and there. Always nouns.
I did have a 40-minute conversation with a taxi driver, all in Spanish, on the way to the hotel from Palma. She spoke very clearly and I understood almost everything she said. Even better, she was patient with me when I stumbled over something.
That's nice of her. She is probably used to tourists.
But honestly, my German came in more handily on the island. Some of the people we rode with were German, as were a huge portion of the hotel guests.
@Robusto 300 baud. Faugh. You never had it so good. I had a 110 baud acoustic coupler.
5:43 PM
@MetaEd My condolences.
In fact I still have one, somewhere.
6:15 PM
@MetaEd When we moved from Boston down here I ditched a whole attic's worth of long-obsolete tech stuff. It was ... cleansing. I had even kept all the original packing materials, because I was going to need that stuff, right? A lot of the things I didn't even recognize or remember.
I still have a backlog of computers dating back to 2008, and those are currently taking up space. Oh well ...
@Robusto 2008 is either last week for me, or worse, in the future.
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8:18 PM
#WhenTaken #83 (20.05.2024)

I scored 782/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 264 km - 🗓️ 3 yrs - ⚡ 188 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 3503 km - 🗓️ 8 yrs - ⚡ 124 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 140 km - 🗓️ 1 yrs - ⚡ 193 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 2113 km - 🗓️ 1 yrs - ⚡ 148 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 3811 km - 🗓️ 3 yrs - ⚡ 129 / 200

For whatever bloody reason, my connection is shaky
And it's undoubtedly related to Raisi's passing
Just . . . Why?
8:48 PM
@M.A.R. Maybe lots of people are using the Iranian Internet to get updates now? Those who don't normally get online?
@alphabet there aren't many in the East either. But, for better or worse, these dinguses are our representatives, and they can move our position, as dire as it is, forwards, or backwards
@Robusto nah. More likely, these spiteful insecure creatures want to prevent people celebrating his death online from doing so
Sad, if so.
The victim mentality is staggering
Even now a bearded creature on TV is lamenting something or other about people that criticized "Shahid" (i.e. martyr) Raisi
@Robusto oldest system in my hoard probably goes back to 1974
@Vikas it's their folly of self-sufficiency.
8:58 PM
@M.A.R. He was martyred by a faulty inductor coil, or something equally trivial. What can the devout Muslim say but "Inshallah"?
Apparently North Korea also likes this line of propaganda. To defeat the west they must be self-sufficient. A policy of extreme self-isolation wouldn't make sense otherwise
The result is outdated foreign equipment and subpar Iranian equipment. The people that actually use tools to get things done in this country have been complaining and pleading and planning, to no avail.
@MetaEd My oldest was 1981. I got about 8 years out of it before I cashed out and got myself a 128K Mac. Then on and on.
@Robusto what was it
@MetaEd What was the 1981 first computer?
9:05 PM
Cromemco System One with DPU (Motorola 68000 + Zylog Z86), 8-inch 320K floppy drive, and ... drumroll ... a 21MB hard drive!!! I mean, how could you ever use that much storage?
It ran Cromix, which was a Unix clone. That's about the best thing it ever did for me.
@Robusto trying to imagine any reasonable Unix under 21 MB and leaving any room for data! wow
@MetaEd Hey, whaddya want for $3600 in 1981 dollars?
@Robusto in 1981? a car, probably
9:23 PM
@MetaEd That was just for the CPU. The monitor (monochrome amber) and letter-quality printer (basically a computer-controlled IBM selectric in a branded box) brought the entire mess up to around $10K.
pica or elite :D
Whatever you wanted. The type balls were replaceable.
mine too
The outlay in 2024 dollars probably approached $50K.
I can't even imagine it now.
@Robusto yeah. I want THAT car in 1981
9:32 PM
@M.A.R. Given that he died in an apparently accidental plane crash, the threshold for "martyrdom" seems to have fallen substantially.
By that standard, the fastest route to martyrdom is not wearing a seatbelt and driving drunk
9:48 PM
Wordle 1,066 4/6

Daily Octordle #847
Score: 64
Daily Sequence Octordle #847
Score: 79
10:37 PM
@alphabet the mental gymnastics involved goes like this: He died while not doing something for fun. => He died while laboring for the good of people. => He died with Godly intentions in his heart. => He is a martyr.
Not the first time this logic has been used of course. Every time something of the sort happens that they can use to look like victims of imaginary or real wrongdoing, the dead are martyrs.
Some of the generals in the Iran-Iraq war that survived it but didn't die of natural causes later on (e.g. plane crashes) have also been systematically called martyrs.
@M.A.R. Yeah, I can confirm that.
And yeah, I guess even the lowliest of government's clerks, should they die on a car crash en route to some bureaucratic pointless mission, would probably be martyrs with this logic
A martyr to duty, at least.
11:27 PM
@M.A.R. Well, we all know he's in paradise now, drinking sherbet and enjoying the fruits of having oppressed an entire country.
11:38 PM
@Robusto wait...you get sherbet? So envious.
11:57 PM
@Mitch Don't forget the 72 virgins.

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