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I am, or have been, in no particular order, a: parent, data analyst, aircraft designer, guitarist, project manager, chartered mechanical engineer, chorus member, tinkerer, programmer, music fan, executive assistant, traveller, glider pilot, concert promoter, crowd herder and supermarket cashier.

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geerlingguy, to random
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lol glad I use DuckDuckGo, wouldn't want to be eating rocks now
https://infosec.exchange/@howelloneill/112492876811138145

hl,
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@geerlingguy Looks like maybe they let it read The Onion: https://toot.cat/@ionizedgirl/112493337252943357

andycarolan, to random
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Duck Duck Go appears to be having problems 🤔

hl,
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@andycarolan @Ric I'm getting it too, and seems to a wide spread issue. Looks like they're DuckDuckGone.

andycarolan, to random
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Morning!

hl,
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@andycarolan Morning! Doffs cap

hl, to Parenting
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Leaving the car in a heavy downpour: wife and Child A went ahead, and I sat in the back to wake Child B, get their raincoat on and follow along. Tried to get out, and realised the child locks meant I couldn't open the rear doors from the inside. Had to contort myself into the front, get out, and then open the rear from the outside. I should have stuck with the yoga. Ouch.

loop0, to random
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WTF Americans, putting traffic lights in a roundabout??? Are you ok? 🤣🤣🤣

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toddztoonz, to random
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Apparently 5/20 was . Strange it doesn't feel much different than the other 364 days a year we stream.

hl,
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@toddztoonz When is National Screaming Day, as I feel I need a day of the year when it's socially acceptable to scream at your annoyances and frustrations.

hl, to random
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Today in : the usual, cheapest, block of Italian hard cheese I buy is out at the supermarket. Do I pay an additional 2€ for the next brand up, or buy pre-grated?

markwyner, (edited ) to food
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What’s your favorite bell pepper? And, no, they don’t all taste the same.

#Vegetables #Food #BellPeppers #Favorite

hl,
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@sarajw I think this aligns with your interests.

@markwyner

hl, to random
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Very disappointed that Burger King didn't offer an 'add bacon' option to the vegetarian bean burger I ordered.

hl,
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@jake4480 I'm not a vegetarian, but if your only options is a Burger King or similar, then I think the vegetarian burger is the best choice. It tastes more interesting than there meat options, and it's not really a place where you're going to savour the meat taste.

hl,
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@jake4480 Yeah, and this is my "beef" (pun very much intended) with lots of vegetarian options: I feel they should be cheaper than the meat version. I realise there are lots of direct and indirect subsidies for meat (and milk) production, but since you don't have to raise and slaughter /a whole animal/, surely it must take much less energy and money?

lauren, to Babylon5
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Hm, did they think the show was getting cancelled halfway through S4 or something? #Babylon5

hl,
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@defrisselle @lauren Yes, they had to do quite a bit of re-arranging, to the point where they filmed the final episode during S4 production, in case there wasn't a S5, but when it was confirmed, they filmed a new S4 finale.

hl, to random
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Airline: Use our app to manage your trip!
App store:

robb, to random
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I've gone from "AI is kinda annoying but whatever” last week to utterly furious about it this week.

Slack are now training their models on all data including DMs https://slack.com/intl/en-gb/trust/data-management/privacy-principles

hl,
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@robb @andycarolan @Cloud68 Under those circumstances, I don't understand why employers don't push back - or at least demand a discount if their staff's writing is being user to train something. We don't use Slack, but Google Chat at work, which now comes with useless and inaccurate AI summaries of unread posts, and annoys me endlessly.

hl,
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@andycarolan @robb @Cloud68 I think they would push back against their supplier company - at least aim to get a discount or similar. If suddenly, different to when you entered the contract, all your user's data is being used to train an AI - I would think that's a change of contact, and since it's a B2B relationship, there would be professionals dealing with the contracts; not the usual click through EULA power imbalance you have when it's just you.

farah, to random
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I’m putting proper fish and chips in my bucket list. Sorry Americans, but your chips are terrible

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keenan, to random
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Today's really taken the wind out of my sails. I think I'm going to call it and not publish anything today.

hl,
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@bendaubney @keenan Seconded. If it's becoming a chore, take a break. You've already written so many stellar things.

hl, to random
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Have I complained recently how awful is to use? Endless clicking to get even the most basic stuff done - so frustrating.

hl,
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@jake4480 This is in a work context, so we're obliged to use it, and the ergonomics are just awful. Moving files, finding them, doing any kind of bulk action - even just figuring out /where/ a frickin' file is, is horrendous.

bendaubney, to random
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Today’s post for :

Pictures of 1920s Australian criminals.

https://bendaubney.blog/2024/05/13/images-of-australian.html

These photos are astonishing.

hl,
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@bendaubney @maique They are amazing pictures, and unexpectedly sharp (I don't know why I'm surprised), but that makes them somehow seem more real and modern, than some photo of over 100 years ago.

hl, to random
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Top tip: If you're cold and sat at your computer, open Chrome dev tools. Soon you'll have a warm toasty feeling and lots of fan noise.

sophie, to random
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@robb why don’t you like the phrase “yak shaving”?

hl,
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@sarajw @sophie @robb I do find it an irritatingly American phrase, like "going forward". I'd normally describe that kind of work as "faff", even if that somehow, maybe, implies a certain amount of procrastination?

drhayes, to random
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Steve Albini's "The Problem with Music" is pretty great: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/the-problem-with-music

I'd never read it before, thanks @scalzi !

hl,
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@drhayes And people these days say bands have it bad with the pittance they get paid by streaming services; and they do; but I fear it's just a different type of crap than in the past, which wasn't good either.

danielholt, to random
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Dickhead next door is smoking at her little table again now that the weather has improved.

Her little table is about 5 feet from where I'm sitting in my living room, and directly below my daughter's bedroom.

So despite no-one in my household smoking, we get to enjoy 4-5 months of everything smelling like cigarettes.

Yay!

hl,
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@danielholt Commiserations. We don't have it as bad, but our neighbour smokes outside his front door (he's not allowed to do it inside, or in their garden), and in the summer it drifts into our house too. I kind of hope smokers don't realise how bad, and how far, their smoke goes. It'd be embarrassing if they did.

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hl,
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@mms We have that, it's called copyright. What they want is a tool that lets you opt in. Should be quick to write, since they've got AI to create it, correct?

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