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12:00 AM
The pope used the Italian word “ frociaggine.” He apologized.
12:18 AM
@Xanne That's gotta be my least favorite kind of pasta.
The newspapers mistranslate. It should translate to faggotry in English. I dunno, Papa Paco isn't quite a native Italian speaker if I recall correctly. His brain may have been thinking mariconazo or some such similar incantation.
12:33 AM
@tchrist Frociaggine isn't even Italian but from the Rome area slang. Paco uno must have learned these words when he tried to get acquainted with the world of boxing.
@jlliagre He really should be careful. That's the kind of boxing that's apt to get one de-Froc-ed.
Fra Frocio, one of the many now-banned sex, the Fraticelli from the Middle Ages.
1:18 AM
@jlliagre I got that reference.
@jlliagre I thought chiffres were figures of the numerical opersuasion.
Le Chiffre was a Bond Villian ?
1:46 AM
@Criggie Yes, in Casino Royale.
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3:19 AM
The Saxwweqweoet Elementry School ?
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6:20 AM
[ SmokeDetector | MS ] Mostly non-latin answer, potentially problematic ns configuration in answer, username similar to website in answer (124): How to answer the greeting "What's the story?"‭ by hindi kahani‭ on english.SE
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9:14 AM
> If you haven't seen them yet, you may have heard them: the periodical cicadas that are out in full force in nearly 20 U.S. states across the Southeast and Midwest.

These 17 states, which range from Oklahoma to Wisconsin to North Carolina and more, are seeing the trillions of cicadas emerging this year in a rare, double brood event.

The two broods this year, the 13-year Brood XIX located mainly in the Southeast and the 17-year Brood XIII in the Midwest, have not emerged together in 221 years and are not expected to do so again until 2245.
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12:26 PM
@CowperKettle I read that "political cicadas"
1:17 PM
First Item on BBC Radio News: Heat in India
Second Item: Elections in ... South Africa
No Item: Election in India
1:33 PM
youtube.com/watch?v=eKI5GW3ov-cEt=2m40s So, let's do that on a tail and the last seven lines using "-n 7", the file and we're all set. (apply all that to a tail command? Is that what he mean?)
1:47 PM
@Mitch Because nothing is going to change after election.
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2:51 PM
@Vikas It'll start raining soon?
@MichaelRybkin If you look at the corresponding command "tail -n 7 video27.txt" he's applying the tail command tail to the file 'video27.txt' and getting the last 7 lines ('-n 7'). "Let's do that on a tail" is a bit inarticulate...yes, he's doing 'tail' -on- the file.
3:28 PM
@MichaelRybkin The guy presents the --bytes / -c option even though it's hardly ever used by tail users but doesn't mention the --follow / -f option which is undoubtedly the most used with tail. Poor choice.
@Mitch At the end of June. In South India it will start soon.
3:50 PM
@jlliagre Indeed, a striking omission!
4:23 PM
> Netanyahu cannot publicly commit to a postwar plan for Gaza that includes Palestinians, because the day-after plan of his far-right partners is to get rid of those Palestinians.
> the far-right minister Itamar Ben-Gvir told a rally of thousands that the only way to defeat Hamas is to “return home” to Gaza and encourage “voluntary emigration” of its Palestinian population—a euphemism for ethnic cleansing.
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5:42 PM
"Defence Establishment"?
What does that mean?
Isn't it just the far-right coalition parties?
@Cerberus It's referring to people like Yoav Gallant "revolting" against the far-right coalition parties.
I see.
By "establishment" they just mean the ministry?
Multiple people--Gallant, Gantz, the IDF's spokesperson, etc.
What is Gantz's function?
You just mean the army?
So the ministry and the army?
Gantz is a "minister without portfolio" who has a rather complicated history with the current government
6:05 PM
@EdwinAshworth You voted to close this because it can be looked up in a dictionary. But how? Where can the poster easily find this information? I mean, yes, perhaps he could look at the (loooong) entry for word and see whether in other words was listed, and whether it had a syntactic label; but that is only part of the question. He cannot find in that entry the fact that, in this case, it is the dash which is responsible for his puzzlement. — Cerberus - Reinstate Monica 7 secs ago
@alphabet I know he was in the opposition until the terrorist attacks.
@Cerberus And very strongly so.
Yeah, it is a polarised country.
To be slightly fair, Netanyahu has, since that article, told CNN:
> You mean resettling Gaza? Yeah. It was never in the cards, and I said so openly [and] some of my constituents are not happy about it, but that’s my position.
He has always been centre-right.
6:39 PM
A restaurant titled Givi to me
Givi is a popular male name in Georgia, and it's a Georgian cuisine restaurant
Givi (Georgian: გივი) is a masculine Georgian given name. It may refer to: Givi Amilakhvari, Georgian nobleman Givi Berikashvili, Georgian film and theatre actor Givi Chokheli, Georgian football player Givi Didava, Georgian footballer Givi Gachechiladze, Georgian composer and conductor Givi Gumbaridze, Georgian politician Givi Ioseliani, Georgian football player Givi Iukuridze, Georgian major general Givi Javakhishvili, Georgian politician Givi Kandareli, Georgian painter Givi Kartozia, Georgian Greco-Roman wrestler Givi Kvaratskhelia, Georgian football player Givi Toidze, Georgian artist and...
@CowperKettle "Kitchen with accent"?
@XanderHenderson Yes
Cuisine with an accent
Cuisine is also cognate with 'kitchen'
> late 18th century: French, literally ‘kitchen’, from Latin coquina, from coquere ‘to cook’.
Бриль (від італ. ombrello — «парасоль, капелюх», і далі від лат. umbrella; за іншою версією порівнюється з рос. брылы — «краї капелюха», «губи, варґи») — традиційний український і білоруський літній головний убір з широкими крисами, з плетеної соломи або очерету. Переважно носився чоловіками. Бриль плели по українських селах із житньої, пшеничної соломи або очерету, бо цей матеріал найкраще захищав від палючого літнього сонця, при роботі в полі або на левадах. Спочатку плели солом'яні стрічки — пліті чи плетянки, з яких потім зшивали капелюх, заздалегідь заготовлені пліті змотували в клубки (скрути...
Ukrainian straw hat is called bryl', from umbrella, via Polish
7:05 PM
@jlliagre Thank you
@jlliagre Thank you
@MichaelRybkin You are welcome
@MichaelRybkin You are welcome :-)
7:26 PM
Wordle 1,075 4/6

#WhenTaken #92 (29.05.2024)

I scored 846/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 30 km - 🗓️ 2 yrs - ⚡ 197 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 495 km - 🗓️ 1 yrs - ⚡ 184 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 18848 km - 🗓️ 12 yrs - ⚡ 79 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 3 km - 🗓️ 5 yrs - ⚡ 195 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 137 km - 🗓️ 3 yrs - ⚡ 191 / 200

No Google today.
Wordle 1,075 5/6

7:46 PM
it's quiet here. too quiet.
#WhenTaken #92 (29.05.2024)

I scored 699/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 25 km - 🗓️ 2 yrs - ⚡ 197 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 1251 km - 🗓️ 21 yrs - ⚡ 116 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 18912 km - 🗓️ 8 yrs - ⚡ 89 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 6643 km - 🗓️ 1 yrs - ⚡ 112 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 122.6 metres - 🗓️ 10 yrs - ⚡ 185 / 200

@MetaEd .
@Robusto Not that much things to google anyway... You beat me by a whisker on #3 ;-)
@jlliagre Yeah, but we both missed that one by the absolute widest of margins there! ^_^
@MetaEd you know what's really annoying? When like a dog or cat stares at you. Not out of aggression but because they're trying to communicate something to you. But they can't speak so they act like they're there to say something without saying itm like they're concentrating on telepathy. With their eyes
Do they have to poop? Are they hungry? Did Sissy fall down a well?
Spit it out man! Say something! Use your words!
8:00 PM
Or at the very least draw the letters in the sand.
@Mitch 1. Yes. 2. Yes. 3. Unlikely.
Wordle 1,075 5/6

Stupid animals
@alphabet these antics look more and more like Russians' day by day
Daily Octordle #856
Score: 68
8:12 PM
@Mitch Dog: go to the door and stare means open the door, go to the den and stare and jump up and down means it's feeding time. Cat: sleep means I don't need you at the moment. Meow means I do need you and you have to figure it out.
Daily Sequence Octordle #856
Score: 71
8:32 PM
#WhenTaken #92 (29.05.2024)

I scored 923/1000 🎉

1️⃣ 📍 24 km - 🗓️ 3 yrs - ⚡ 196 / 200
2️⃣ 📍 414 km - 🗓️ 1 yrs - ⚡ 186 / 200
3️⃣ 📍 2087 km - 🗓️ 2 yrs - ⚡ 147 / 200
4️⃣ 📍 1 km - 🗓️ 0 yrs - ⚡ 200 / 200
5️⃣ 📍 90 km - 🗓️ 2 yrs - ⚡ 194 / 200

Daily Octordle #856
Score: 61
Daily Sequence Octordle #856
Score: 74
@jlliagre My reasoning for (3) (because I got closer than you): it looked to me like folk were parked along the wrong side of the road, which narrows things down a lot. The landscape looked rain forest-y (like Seattle), which ruled out some places, and it looked like there were children of mixed and multiple races, which made South Africa in that timeframe less likely. I guessed Austrailia, and stuck a pin near the big eastern population centers.
For (4), it was the hats. The architecture "felt" Spanish influenced to me, and the language on the signs seemed probably Spanish. The overall gestalt of the image was sunny and tropical and Caribbean---especially the hats.
8:47 PM
Wrong side of the road ✅
Rain forest-y ✅
Not South-Africa ✅ (I didn't detect that much ethnical variety anyway)
Rugby ✅
so I chose... Wales ❌
@XanderHenderson Yes, I strongly failed that one.
@jlliagre Ha!
Wales and New Zealand are almost the same, right?
No, c'est le jour et la nuit ! :-)
@XanderHenderson Life Lesson #4: Notice the hats.
Corollary: Wear a hat.
Hats are imporant.
And I do.
8:51 PM
Some days it is a trilby. Other days it is a ballcap. I even have a cowboy hat, which helps me fit in around here.
@jlliagre Sure if your days are always cloudy and foggy and it always rains.
@XanderHenderson Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa.
@Mitch That's a French idiom, don't you say they are like night and day too?
Are you some kind of circus performer? A fashion model? A hat seller? Stick with one hat, how else am I gonna know where you're from and what year it is.
@jlliagre Yes.
Those two places are certainly like night and day, given the small modification.
@Mitch Different hats for different purposes.
In other news, I might have to turn on the AC today.
OK fine, North Island is tropical. But the south of South Island is ... wet and cold?
8:55 PM
The inside temperature did not drop below 70°Freedom last night, it is already up to 78°Freedom now, and the outside temperature is over 90°F. :(
Just in case, that was a joke. They are certainly somewhat similar, although I've never been to NZ. I was talking about the time zone difference.
@XanderHenderson Too late. Already on here.
and they both speak non-American English.
@Mitch In the four summers that I have lived here, I have not yet made it to June without turning on the AC. But if I make it through today, I will, since I am going to be out of town for the weekend.
@XanderHenderson A trilby to look like a 1950's gangster (or is that a fedora?), a ball cap to look like a generic American trying to look like a generic American. Or a kippah to cover a bald spot with the absolute least amount of cloth.
@XanderHenderson Freedom degrees! The French have ruined temperature.
8:59 PM
@Mitch You don't really know what a trilby is, do you?
@jlliagre 1) there no jokes in chat. anything written here is true. verbatim also.
2) sure the time zone but also the latitude? Antipodeal almost.
@jlliagre If one can go so far as to call it English at all.
Fedoras are wide-brimmed. Trilbys are narrow-brimmed. Gangsters didn't start wearing trilbys until the '60s. After which nobody wore a hat who wasn't bald.
@Mitch I don't bother covering bald spots. I've kept my head shaved since I was about 20. I honestly don't even know how much hair would grow if I tried.
@XanderHenderson A little self-discipline and you can reach any goal you set your mind to.
@Mitch An inside temperature over 80°Freedom is a little more than I can handle, I think.
9:02 PM
@Robusto To be honest, I thought it was some English actor in one of those light comedy-murder-heist escapades.
@Mitch Winston Trilby Thistlewaith III, at your service.
@XanderHenderson Nice. Fancy even.
But I take it you can't change my tire with a name like that?
@Mitch Well, obviously, my driver would do that.
Oh. Obviously.
Would the driver wear a trilby?
Or a baseball cap?
Or a kippah?
@Mitch If you can't change a tire it's time to retire.
@Mitch Leonard Cohen wore a trilby.
But he wouldn't change your tire.
9:05 PM
@Robusto Well, there you go, I thought that was a fedora.
@Mitch Maybe a newsboy?
@Robusto I don't know? Maybe if you asked real nice.
@XanderHenderson Why would the driver wear a newsboy? That doesn't make
Household tip: Don't wash a baseball cap in the washing machine.
I ruined many favorite baseball caps before I figured that out.
@Mitch They make devices which are meant to hold a baseball cap while it is being washed, typically in the dishwasher.
@XanderHenderson Just to confirm... -dishwasher-?
9:08 PM
Do you
@Mitch True. When I asked him to change my tire I suppose I came on as rude.
You put it on a low- to no-heat setting, and throw in laundry detergent rather than dish detergent.
Do you put it in with dishes, or do you wait til you have enough clothing items that can only go into the dishwasher and do them all at once?
@XanderHenderson I plan to ask ChatGPT just to corroborate. I hope you don't mind.
Hm... it suggests glue.
That's nonsense!
Everyone knows that glue is for holding cheese to pizza.
Look man I'm just the messenger.
9:11 PM
In other news, Amazon suggest that they have devices for throwing hats into washing machines, now. When I was a kid, we were told not to do that, because it would damage the machine.
??? Hats aren't -that- ...problematic?
I mean people wash shoes all the time in them.
@Mitch It is not the hat that is the problem, but the "cage" that the hat goes into.
> We recommend ensuring the hat is the only thing in the dishwasher.
OK that's one question answered.
9:17 PM
They also recommend using dish soap, but that seems like a bad idea.
I would go with something milder.
A small detail is 'hat cage'
I've never heard of that.
Like those two words have word vectors that are almost perpendicular
Better to wash shoes and hats in the dishwasher than to wash plates and glasses in the washer dryer.
Jun 25, 2013 at 12:46, by Mitch
Better steak in a chalet than gristle in a castle
@Mitch Yeah, I did say "device" up above, 'cause I did'nae remember the name o' the damned things.
9:25 PM
🎶My hands bleed, can't fix 'em. I am my own victim...🎶
I guess, technically, one being a victim by themself is the same as the one being an assailant by themself.
@Mitch Mai bine o leasă într-o casă, decît o plasă într-o rasăPlutôt un filet dans un chalet, que du lait dans un palaisRather a steak in a chalet than gristle in a castle.
@jlliagre Huh...I didn't know he made a Romanian version, if that is indeed what it is.
Some kind of a draft.
also the Romanian sounds better, whatever those words mean.
9:35 PM
> A Borsalino hat and a Fender Strat
All you need fer like singing' the blues
GT: Better a leash in a house than a net in a race
Neither sounds any good.
@Robusto at least I've heard of a trilby (despite not knowing what it is). 'Borsalino' sounds like an Italian shipping manufacturer.
@tchrist Paywalled.
Why they would make hats I do not know.
@XanderHenderson Use a virgin browser.
@Mitch Close. An Italian hat maker. Premium fedoras, etc.
Borsalino Giuseppe e Fratello S.p.A. is the oldest Italian company specializing in the manufacture of luxury hats. Since 1857, the manufacturer has been based in Alessandria, Piedmont. The founder, Giuseppe Borsalino, is remembered for creating a particular model of felt hat characterized by the registered trademark Borsalino. == History == On 4 April 1857, Giuseppe Borsalino started a workshop in Alessandria that specialized in the production of felt hats. The workshop eventually grew to industrial production, and in 1888 the company moved to a new factory designed by Arnaldo Gardella, located...
9:42 PM
@tchrist It is not important enough to me to give them an email address.
@XanderHenderson It's nothing you don't know already. But seeing it all assembled together has a crushing effect on the spirit.
Genocide is never pretty.
Eradicating peoples who are "not like us" is a time-honored tradition.
> The Alessandria factory granted the use of its name to two cult films of the 1970s: Borsalino and Borsalino & Co.. The idea was Alain Delon's, and Borsalino accepted on the condition that the company logo would appear on the posters. The Italian company was the first luxury brand to give its name to two films.
9:54 PM
@jlliagre It was very popular in film.
@MetaEd In the future they don't need no hats.
When you think about it, hats are weird.
Such impossible adornments.
@Robusto keeps the sun out of your eyes
10:09 PM
My sunhat is at least 30 years old. Came from the cheapest chinese junk shop of the day. Its been mended a couple times, with glue and stitches and a stiffener at the rim, and new material scabbed in where the old got sun-rotted.
Started as dark green, is now a lighter shade of pale in the original fabric.

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