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    bAsIcAlLy A cHuRrO tHo?

    yeah sure, but how often do you find a place that will deliver both pesto chicken pizza AND churros?

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    I don't think I'll ever stop missing Hammy's Pizza, or craving their cinnamon sugar twist things.

    Not the best pizza in Portland, for sure, but definitely my most convenient and beloved pizza in Portland.

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    @crowdotblack It seems some countries have already declared it endemic, and that there is a lot of debate in general about this en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endemic_

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    @crowdotblack seems like this is the definition of endemic not living up to the reality that COVID is never going to behave exactly like the flu with its more predictable annual variants?

    Pandemic implies to me that eventually all this will end and things will go back to "normal", but I see no reason to believe that anyone will ever take action to make that a reality.

    Where we are now, with most people knowing they should mask up but many choosing not to, is where we we likely be forever.

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    People keep saying that the pandemic isn’t over but I think they are forgetting that after pandemic come endemic and I think that’s where we are now, and from now on

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    Say what you will about AI generated scripts/videos, but at least at the current point in time they do dada incredibly well.

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    It's Omega Mart Miitomo in the Black Lodge

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    For some reason, AI generated Seinfeld has the same vibe to me as Omega Mart omegamart.com/

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    Enjoy today's surrealist nightmare vibe, forever, maybe.

    twitch.tv/watchmeforever

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    Mister Doctor Professor Sydney
    Mister Doctor Professor Sydney

    new reaction image

    A medieval knight staring in shock at a 90s computer and holding a knife like he's going to stab it

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    mhoye
    mhoye

    Whenever I hear about Musk losing 200 billion dollars I remind myself that there are people in the world who could simply end global hunger outright, on a whim, people who would be revered as our highest saints until the end of human history, who just decide they can't be bothered to do that, and that's why we need a wealth tax.

    iisd.org/system/files/publicat

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    Mike
    Mike

    The church sign changers are tired of rainy season! #Portland #Beaverton

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    Jody Lemoine 🇨🇦
    Jody Lemoine 🇨🇦

    I maintain that everyone in IT needs to know this •one• Yiddish word and use it often.

    Farpotshket: Broken, because someone tried to fix it.

    #PSA #WordOfTheDay #X

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    there's live sumo streaming on twitch right now and I have no idea what's going on but it is interesting for sure twitch.tv/midnightsumo

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    The Drag State
    The Drag State

    Sir Isaac Newton inventing homosexuality, circa 1669 (nice)

    Illustration of Sir Isaac Newton reflecting light through a prism into the visible spectrum (rainbow) on a canvas.

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    Nathan
    Nathan

    Did you know that you can make croissant dough and bake it into loaf form? I have just discovered this sorcery, and now I want nothing else to eat ever. Send help.

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    Computer Facts
    Computer Facts

    `nice man cat` is a perfectly valid unix command

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    Quinnypig
    Quinnypig

    Amazon to wind down unprofitable philanthropic program.

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    Derek Powazek 🐐
    Derek Powazek 🐐

    I’m sorry for what I posted when I was hungry.

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    @crowdotblack neat! something about the design and sound of the jaw harp as I’ve heard it used before just always had me assuming it was more of a country music thing. Should have probably looked at Wikipedia, I guess

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    crowdotblack
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    @tekniklr in short, throat singing comes from Tuva, Tuvans also play the jaw harp. In a way it’s similar to throat singing, you use the shape of the mouth to modify the harmonics of the harp. This harmonic modification of the sound also exists in the didgeridoo

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    Here’s an example that only has throat singing for like the first five seconds but then breaks into the most electronic jaw harp medley you’ve ever heard

    open.spotify.com/track/6YjQagD

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    Recently I’ve been getting into electronic music with throat singing after hearing some I dug in Jedi Fallen Order and for some reason there are a lot of jaw harps involved in a lot of it?

    I get this is probably just a weird trope of the genre now, but howmstever did this weird convergence originate, I wonder

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    ehurtley :pdx_badge:
    ehurtley :pdx_badge:
    crime, theft, apple

    @tekniklr Also, turn on Two-Factor Authentication and Account Recovery. You can set a recovery key and Recovery Contact that will let you get access back. Sadly, both of those can be turned off with just device PIN, but at least until an attacker thinks of using those, they can be a way to get access back.

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    crime, theft, apple

    A possible workaround until Apple does the bare minimum and requires the existing iCloud password before changing it (or in case they never do this), is to disallow account changes via Screen Time.
    See: news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3

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    crime, theft, apple

    So a new thing I've heard about a few times in the past few weeks is someone getting mugged for their iPhone, and the thief demands their passcode. With just a passcode, you can change the password for an iCloud account (Settings -> iCloud), thus locking out the owner (possibly permanently) and getting (and keeping the owner from getting) all iCloud data.

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    Andy Baio
    Andy Baio

    It’s astounding to me that the default “For You” timeline on Twitter is as bad as it is, and that’s how most people there experience it. I just did a random sampling of 30 tweets in a row:
    - 23 were liked by someone I follow
    - 4 sponsored tweets
    - 1 “Based on your likes”
    - 1 from the category “Viral tweets”
    - Only 1 tweet from someone I follow

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    Simon
    Simon

    Happy 10th birthday to the strip that became the last decade's defining meme.

    Dog in a burning room cartoon strip.

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    @ingalls I admit to doing zero math, I was thinking of it more in terms of how much coffee that would buy me and how long it would take to drink that much coffee. but, as I am not consuming coffee at the same rate as I consume air, probably still bad math.

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    depositing checks out of spite is sort of a mood

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    @ehurtley I think I answered something like the amount of time it took me to turn on credit lock for each of the bureaus, which I don't think was much, but then again that happened like 5 years before I answered the questionnaire which I already established I barely remember, so 5 years before that is right out.

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    @ehurtley oh, that IS weird. I filed so long ago I don't even remember much of the questionnaire, but I think it asked about how much time you spent locking things down after the breach? And maybe offered some non-monetary compensation like an Identity Theft Prevention subscription? And I have no recollection of what my choices/answers were, but we must have answered 10x differently?

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    Here we go, lads!

    I just got my cut of the Equifax Breach Settlement Fund!

    $1.76!

    Set for the next 3 seconds, baby!

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    Computer Facts
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    the internet isnt "a series of tubes" its basically just one tube owned by The Worst Guy

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    of course now I'm carrying on about my day watching twitch streamers play Outer Wilds because I guess I still find the concept of the game fun but the reality of it far too frustrating to actually deal with

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    update: I tried Outer Wilds again and after rage quitting that the jet pack is so useless and frustrating I switched to Jedi Fallen Order and this is much more my speed.

    Outer Wilds: not bad, just not for me.

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    Simon Phipps
    Simon Phipps

    I always wondered how the concrete the Romans used (such as to cast the dome of the Pantheon in Rome) has lasted so long. Some MIT researchers have just discovered the answer. news.mit.edu/2023/roman-concre

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    Daniela Battistella
    Daniela Battistella

    From now on when I read or watch news pieces and pundit discussions about “the economy” I’ll think of this…

    Image of a Twitter post by Madter of Lillusions @onyxaminedlife - Replacing the words “the economy” with “rich people’s yacht money”

- How can we respond to COVID without sacrificing rich people’s yacht money?
- Saving the environment sounds nice but what about rich people’s yacht money? 
- Medicare for all would destroy rich people’s yacht money

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    I started playing Outer Wilds and after a few hours I can't tell if it's not vibing with me at all, or just not vibing with me right now. 😕

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    @SwiftOnSecurity Is this one of those "pick two" triangles, like "fast, good, cheap"?

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Tweets

Games

  • Forspoken
(Playstation)

Might and Main

    2 days ago

    Earned Might and Main in Forspoken on Playstation

    2 days ago

  • Outer Wilds
(Playstation)

The Silenced Cartographer

    11 days ago

    Earned The Silenced Cartographer in Outer Wilds on Playstation

    11 days ago

  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
(Playstation)

A New Hope

    20 days ago

    Earned A New Hope in Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on Playstation

    20 days ago

  • Phoenotopia: Awakening
(Playstation)

Ethics

    about 1 month ago

    Earned Ethics in Phoenotopia: Awakening on Playstation

    about 1 month ago

  • Hades
(Switch)

    about 1 month ago

    Played Hades on Switch

    about 1 month ago

  • High On Life
(Xbox)

Gunning For Your Job

    about 2 months ago

    Earned Gunning For Your Job in High On Life on Xbox

    about 2 months ago

  • Subnautica
(Playstation)

40-foot Sub For One

    about 2 months ago

    Earned 40-foot Sub For One in Subnautica on Playstation

    about 2 months ago

  • SOMA
(PS4)

    2 months ago

    Played SOMA on PS4

    2 months ago

  • Alan Wake Remastered
(PS5)

    2 months ago

    Played Alan Wake Remastered on PS5

    2 months ago

  • Moons of Madness
(PS4)

    2 months ago

    Played Moons of Madness on PS4

    2 months ago

Books

  • The Diamond Age

    6 months ago

    The Diamond Age

    6 months ago

  • Pwning Tomorrow

    6 months ago

    Pwning Tomorrow

    6 months ago

  • The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook: 100 Simple Recipes for Spectacular Results -- with Photographs of Every Step

    11 months ago

    The Step-by-Step Instant Pot Cookbook: 100 Simple Recipes for Spectacular Results -- with Photographs of Every Step

    11 months ago

  • Roadside Picnic

    over 1 year ago

    Roadside Picnic

    over 1 year ago

  • Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick

    over 1 year ago

    Zoey Punches the Future in the Dick

    over 1 year ago

  • Berserk, Vol. 4

    over 1 year ago

    Berserk, Vol. 4

    over 1 year ago

  • The Crystal Kingdom

    over 1 year ago

    The Crystal Kingdom

    over 1 year ago

Music

  • Sublime - What I Got - Reprise

    1 day ago

    Sublime - What I Got - Reprise

    yesterday

  • Sublime - Caress Me Down

    1 day ago

    Sublime - Caress Me Down

    yesterday

  • Sublime - Get Ready

    1 day ago

    Sublime - Get Ready

    yesterday

  • Sublime - Under My Voodoo

    1 day ago

    Sublime - Under My Voodoo

    yesterday

  • Sublime - Burritos

    1 day ago

    Sublime - Burritos

    yesterday

  • Sublime - The Ballad Of Johnny Butt

    1 day ago

    Sublime - The Ballad Of Johnny Butt

    yesterday

  • Sublime - Paddle Out

    1 day ago

    Sublime - Paddle Out

    yesterday

  • Sublime - Pawn Shop

    1 day ago

    Sublime - Pawn Shop

    yesterday

  • Sublime - Jailhouse

    1 day ago

    Sublime - Jailhouse

    yesterday

  • Sublime - Seed

    1 day ago

    Sublime - Seed

    yesterday

  • Sublime - Santeria

    1 day ago

    Sublime - Santeria

    yesterday

  • Sublime - April 29, 1992 (Miami)

    1 day ago

    Sublime - April 29, 1992 (Miami)

    yesterday

  • Sublime - Same in the End

    1 day ago

    Sublime - Same in the End

    yesterday

  • Sublime - Garden Grove Dub - Scientist Mix

    1 day ago

    Sublime - Garden Grove Dub - Scientist Mix

    yesterday

  • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get

    1 day ago

    The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get

    yesterday

  • Reef - Place Your Hands

    1 day ago

    Reef - Place Your Hands

    yesterday

  • U2 - Staring at the Sun

    1 day ago

    U2 - Staring at the Sun

    yesterday

  • blink-182 - Dammit

    1 day ago

    blink-182 - Dammit

    yesterday

  • Blur - Beetlebum - 2012 Remaster

    1 day ago

    Blur - Beetlebum - 2012 Remaster

    yesterday

  • Meredith Brooks - Bitch

    1 day ago

    Meredith Brooks - Bitch

    yesterday

  • The Rolling Stones - Anybody Seen My Baby? - Remastered

    1 day ago

    The Rolling Stones - Anybody Seen My Baby? - Remastered

    yesterday

  • Silverchair - Freak

    1 day ago

    Silverchair - Freak

    yesterday

  • Everclear - Everything To Everyone

    1 day ago

    Everclear - Everything To Everyone

    yesterday

  • The Offspring - The Meaning of Life

    1 day ago

    The Offspring - The Meaning of Life

    yesterday

  • Veruca Salt - Volcano Girls

    1 day ago

    Veruca Salt - Volcano Girls

    yesterday