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<span style="color:#323232;">       🅸 🅰🅼 🆃🅷🅴 🅻🅰🆆. 
</span><span style="color:#323232;"> 𝕽𝖚𝖆𝖎𝖉𝖍𝖗𝖎𝖌𝖍 𝖋𝖊𝖆𝖙𝖍𝖊𝖗𝖘𝖙𝖔𝖓𝖊𝖍𝖆𝖚𝖌𝖍 
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If Pike makes Kirk look like an aggressive wildcard, Reynolds would make Kirk look like a bank clerk. The running theme in the show would be how, each episode, he barely dodges a court marshal for whatever he did.

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A senior dev writes a program to generate her email.

I have actually done this, and for more than just automated responses. It was before ChatGPT, though; now, I’d be surprised if even junior devs aren’t doing it.

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“Not sex?” In pretty certain that sex was the start of each of us. Yup. Pretttyy sure about that one.

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OK, yeah. “All” was wrong. Aside from IVF, 98% of us (in the US).

Your kids are waaaay more expensive than most. This is a fact they can use against their peers in school to assert dominance. Also, I blinked at the plural; did you just get lucky, or are you well-heeled enough to have gone through this more than once? Also also, my regards to your wife for the hellish pre-op chemical routine she probably had to endure. Yeah, your kids were hard-won. Kudos.

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It wasn’t is, but my SIL went through this; same process: 2 tries, second was a success, and a third is waiting. But she’s at the age where it’s getting to be a real concern for viability, so the third will probably forever remain an unrealized possibility.

That injection routine sounded hellish, though.

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Deep freeze freezer. In the oven, shit like that reheats pretty decently, and it’s not like you’re eating Beef Wellington.

If it wasn’t for the source of the meat, it’s not a bad idea. 'Course, of it weren’t for the source of the meat, it wouldn’t be 20/$10.

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Given the title, I was imagining more like: “deep sigh man, this day sucks.”

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Was single player worth it?

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K, so, I have a different take on this based purely on the cover photo, title, and the fact that the community is the last thing I look at.

We have a cat who was very fat, and when we were told he was prediabetic, we got serious about getting his weight down. After some weeks of hard work, he lost enough weight that he discovered he could jump up onto things and into places he never could before, because of his weight. One of these places was a narrow ledge between a decorative column and the wall in our front room. When he first did it, we noticed and congratulated him, and now whenever he jumps up into that spot he yowls until we acknowledge his feat.

So when I saw your title and picture, my first thought was that it was something similar: your cat being obscurely pleased with jumping up in this table.

Nice job in the table. And congrats to your cat.

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Everything will be 30x better, but, while the battery has 30x the capacity, the screen, CPU, and networking chip consume 30x the power, meaning you’ll have exactly the same runtime - 4-8hrs, depending on screen brightness and load. The drive will be 30x bigger and faster (IO), but the OS will take up 30x as much space. Everything will be 1024-bit to access all of the RAM, and a simple “Hello World” will take up 512MB. WiFi will be terabit speeds, but now that everything is in 32k, streaming is even slower with buffering lags every 3 minutes. Your 60TB drive can hold 12 movies. Boot times are still in the half-minute range because the OS takes up 120GB of drive space.

But while you were in the future, you saw a person on one of these peak machines running tmux in a tty on Linux, and no display manager.

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AND it seems that cultures either domesticated cats or ferrets for the same purpose: pest rodent maintenance.

I find it not surprising, but really interesting, that some of the animals that have become the most common pets in the West had competition; and that it may have taken only some relatively small events and it could be raining foxes and ferrets instead of cats and dogs.

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McCoy would never get in a car, or fly in an airplane, either.

We obviously haven’t seen all of the transporter accidents, but given the implied frequency of use, the chances of bad outcomes are probably pretty low. Probably lower than being randomly killed in an away mission, since that happened to someone almost every episode.

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I have no answer, but you’re not alone. If I get exactly 7 hours I’m golden. 8, I’m fine. ≥9 or ≤6, I’m exhausted all day.

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A little late for April Fools.

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Like Thanos, it’s inevitable. But so much damage and chaos can be avoided if it happens sooner rather than later.

Will no-one rid me of this turbulent priest?

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Either they adorn seashells when they come on land, which would be an odd modesty considering they don no other clothing for their lower parts; or… their boobs are seashells!

I have a new headcanon.

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Nice analysis. I wonder where the downvote(s) came from.

Edit sorry for the repeats. Either Voyager or my home server was having an aneurism.

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But it’s not hard to recognize the immense challenges facing an outright repeal of the 2nd amendment. In fact, it’s absurd not to look at what would need to be done if only to plan a strategy.

Republicans successfully repealed RvW not in a year, not in a decade; they’ve been maneuvering the supreme court and gerrymandering and stacking courts for decades. OK, maybe not exclusively for repealing RvW, but it was a major force, and they knew it’d require stacking the supreme court with activist conservative judges. I don’t think even Reagan considered overturning election results and instituting a dictatorship when they started this; it was really about abortion, and only when Trump rolled around and conservatives looked at what they could do with what they’d achieved did they start looking beyond RvW. That was long range planning and consistent application of a plan; that’s what would be needed to repeal the 2nd.

The obstacles have been succinctly outlined; it’s idiocy to ignore the facts and believe you can change things by wishing hard enough, or by blaming the President because he hasn’t waved his all-powerful magic wand and made it happen. Idiocy, and laziness.

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Which is the smarter approach. I’m a head-in-the-sand guy, because it’s not good for my blood pressure otherwise.

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I can’t explain why, but this rule feels so… reddit.

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While cats are known predators of caiman, I don’t think they’d make good co-pets. Either way.

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Srsly, I don’t know if I could tell which one was if it were put in front of me, and I’d be just as terrified if I were in the water with either.

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I have. Medium roasts are fine; it’s just that the darker the roast, the more bitterness and smoke (“roasty”) dominate the flavors. It’s like coconut milk: it’s fine in piña coladas and coconut shrimp; everywhere else, it just makes whatever it’s put into taste like coconut. While it’s an exaggeration to say that it’s all I taste, it’s sort of true in that its all I notice because I find it unpleasant.

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