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1:39 AM
Word of the day: bikeshedding. "Futile expenditure of time and energy in discussion of marginal technical issues."
 
2:02 AM
Our bikeshed at work is on the first floor (second floor) and the loss of lift (elevator) access is upsetting some people. Those who can't lift a bike at all, and those who have big-ass ebikes that also can't lift them.
Its literally bikeshedding about a bike shed (room)
^^^ our bike store
 
2:43 AM
This is a list of state beverages as designated by the various states of the United States. The first known usage of declaring a specific beverage a "state beverage" within the US began in 1965 with Ohio designating tomato juice as its official beverage. The most popular choice for state beverage designation is milk (or a flavored milk, in the case of Rhode Island). In total, 20 out of the 33 (not including Rhode Island) entities with official beverages (32 states and the District of Columbia) have selected milk. == Table == == Notes == == References == == External links ==
 
Mad props to Indiana for going there in tastelessness
...now I want to taste a Rickey and a Moxie
The Moxie Horsemobile:
definitely from a time before safety was invented
 
2:59 AM
@Criggie No blinkers.
 
3:09 AM
its not a real horse.
And I'd say the passengers in the rear bench seat don't get much of a view, in hindsight.
 
@tchrist Kudos to the 20 states who selected the Queen of Beverages, but those states still endorse diets high in Non-Milk Foods (NMFs).
My state has chosen the only fruit juice that has a separate "Diet, Zero-Calorie" version since you need to sweeten it so much to make it palatable.
Also the only fruit juice that has a shadowy lobby funding questionable scientific studies that try to prove it cures UTIs.
 
4:03 AM
@alphabet Thank you.
@Robusto Thank you very much.
youtube.com/watch?v=5hNTT9Tjtm8#t=3m02s Basically, behind the scenes is a link pointing Pico to open Nano. (he does say "is", not "there is"? Just checking.)
 
 
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1:07 PM
@MichaelRybkin This is a standard inversion of noun/verb to verb/noun. Look especially at the part called "directive inversion."
 
1:23 PM
Wordle 1,074 4/6

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#WhenTaken #91 (28.05.2024)

I scored 907/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 6 km - 🗓️ 6 yrs - ⚡ 193 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 709 km - 🗓️ 3 yrs - ⚡ 176 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 1058 km - 🗓️ 4 yrs - ⚡ 165 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 499 km - 🗓️ 2 yrs - ⚡ 183 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 227 km - 🗓️ 2 yrs - ⚡ 190 / 200

https://whentaken.com
Blarg... I couldn't identify any locations today. :(
Except (1). That one seemed obvious-ish.
 
@XanderHenderson I identified four of them!
#WhenTaken #91 (28.05.2024)

I scored 974/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 830.2 metres - 🗓️ 2 yrs - ⚡ 198 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 134 km - 🗓️ 0 yrs - ⚡ 194 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 338.1 metres - 🗓️ 4 yrs - ⚡ 196 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 216.7 metres - 🗓️ 3 yrs - ⚡ 197 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 215.4 metres - 🗓️ 8 yrs - ⚡ 189 / 200

https://whentaken.com
 
Wow, you guys certainly have timing.
 
There are almenas on #4 :-)
 
@jlliagre Indeed. That got me to the right country at least.
 
1:47 PM
#WhenTaken #91 (28.05.2024)

I scored 984/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 458.6 metres - 🗓️ 1 yrs - ⚡ 199 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 2.4 metres - 🗓️ 0 yrs - ⚡ 200 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 1 km - 🗓️ 1 yrs - ⚡ 199 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 24 km - 🗓️ 2 yrs - ⚡ 197 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 225 km - 🗓️ 3 yrs - ⚡ 189 / 200

https://whentaken.com
drops mic
I was damn close to @jlliagre's high score, but screwed it at the end.
 
@Robusto I spent a lot of time on #5, hesitating between two towns but finally found a clue that worked.
@Robusto How did you locate #2? The Denmark Book Shop? I know you are found of literature ;-)
 
2:08 PM
@jlliagre It wasn't lit this time. I saw the big "Syd Kushner" sign so I googled and found some obscure info about that establishment.
@jlliagre Yeah, I didn't come close to the town. I just pinned at the capital, figuring that had the best odds of being right.
Also, this time I finally gave in and went with a certain North African country they like to use instead of choosing some other Arab country. Moral: don't swim against the current. (I.e., go with the flow).
@jlliagre Wow, you're good and thorough. I can't even read that thing in the blow-up. In my mind's eye I see you as Sherlock Holmes with his magnifying glass.
 
@Robusto Elementary, my dear Robusto ;-)
 
^_^
To me it just looked like Anywhere, Mexico.
Daily Octordle #855
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Score: 57
Finally, a score below 60.
@jlliagre Also, Mr. Holmes ... Pro Tip: There are street signs in #2.
 
2:37 PM
@Robusto I never used any search engine. That sounded a little like cheating to me but I guess I'll google from now. There are indeed no explicit rules against it.
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Daily Sequence Octordle #855
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2:57 PM
Daily Sequence Octordle #855
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@Robusto Thank you very much.
 
3:51 PM
📷 #WhereTaken🌎 #457 (28.05.2024) 2/6
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wheretaken.teuteuf.fr
 
@jlliagre ???
Oh, I thought it was some kind of WhenTaken that you didn't finish.
I don't do the WhereTakens anymore. Too much other shit to do.
 
Okay, next time I'll try WhyTaken and HowTaken ;-)
 
What about WhoTaken?
 
4:20 PM
@Robusto Yes, that one too. Must be the hardest.
 
4:42 PM
@jlliagre Nah, I think WHyTaken must be harder.
 
5:08 PM
@Robusto Wouldn't 'Why not' always be a valid reason?
 
@jlliagre That's the reason behind the reason.
 
@Robusto Sometimes, it's the only reason.
 
 
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6:35 PM
> In the year 1904-05, Adolf Hitler and Ludwig Wittgenstein attended the same school in Linz, known today as the Bundesrealgymnasium Fadingerstrasse. Hitler and Wittgenstein, then 15, appear less than a meter away from each other on a school photograph.
 
 
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7:59 PM
@CowperKettle I'm never confident if statements like this are real or some kind of AI stream of diarrhoea.
but - wikipedia supports your statement:
Silly wikimedia - just cos link ends in jpg doesn't mean its an image
 
8:49 PM
@Criggie fingers gun trigger have YOU solved the Captcha? ⊙﹏⊙
 
<nervous> I don't see no captcha....
 
9:20 PM
@Criggie Yeah. Copilot arrives at the same conclusion.
 
10:18 PM
@Criggie ℛ.ℐ.𝒫.
Next up: large-prime crypto.
 
10:43 PM
@Criggie Can't they use AI to create Captachas which cannot be solved by AI?
 
11:01 PM
> The pope reportedly said in a closed-door meeting with Italian bishops that gay individuals should not be able to become priests. According to Italian publications La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera,he then said that seminaries, or priesthood colleges, are already too full of "frociaggine." The term roughly translates to "faggotness."
I guess DEI hasn’t gotten there yet.
 
11:13 PM
@Xanne Is that surprising, though?
@Xanne I think Christians believe in only one god.
 
@Xanne Gli dei sono scontenti.
 
@Cerberus that one trinity of three? No that's not confusing at all.
 
@Criggie Ughh believers...
I mean, trinity is good, obviously. But make a choice, people.
 
To be fair, the Monkees were good, and had some pretty catchy songs.
And Trinity does look pretty good in those tights, just saying.....
 
Trinity was the site for the first atomic bomb detonation.
How fitting.
 
11:22 PM
DEI=diversity, equity, inclusion
 
Agnus DEI.
 
Trinity was the project/operation to explode a device called the "gadget" and the location was White Sands testing ground.
 
11:35 PM
@Xanne So refusing people equal rights is OK, but using mean words is where he draws the line.
He's not wrong, of course. According to Wikipedia: "53% of priests who were ordained in the last 20 years (1982–2002) affirmed [that a homosexual] subculture existed in the seminary when they attended."
 
Lost in translation.
 
11:54 PM
A swimming-pool with digits.
 

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