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Early Austin City Limits Earle.

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"As someone who plays a lesbian"

STOP STOP I'M ALREADY DEAD

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My favorite part was how she somehow feels entitled to speak for gay people because her character on The Morning Show is a lesbian. Quick, someone remind her that she's not actually an ER nurse either before she tries to assist in emergency surgery.

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It is not wise to make a generalization, whether it be positive or negative, about any particular demographic. People tend to want to label those comments, and the one espousing them, as some kind of "-ist". OTOH, it's okay to be intolerant of intolerance.

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Too bad....I've had a crush on her since she first broke through as a Navy lieutenant testifying about sexual harassment that leads to murder in an episode of "Law and Order."

And she played a member of Adolf's entourage in "Hitler: The Rise of Evil." She should have learned something from that.

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Damn. My clock still hasn't adjusted to the time change so I missed another episode.

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Have to go buy a mouse this morning as this one is dying as we speak, never should have thrown away all the corded ones a few months ago in that box of old computer stuff.

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It's not been the same since Obama's feminist, communist, fascist agenda decreed that mice should have no balls.

Used to be that a good clean and rub of your balls and your pointer was back in tip-top condition.

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What times we live in where we reminisce in the late hours about the before days

where old mice still had balls but we threw them out for the new younger ball less

ones with no cords. Ah youth how I miss it.

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I keep a wired one handy because I've had too many crap out when I needed them. Not ideal.

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I keep one handy for when the Mac wants me to turn on Bluetooth ... with a mouse click.

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Is your mouse dying as we SQUEEK?

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A year ago today I was STILL testing positive for covid after getting it at Thanksgiving.

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Happy Zappadan, all you mad people!

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Frank would be 73 this month, RIP.

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That kind of blows my mind--I thought he was a little older than that.

I remember when he died--at the time, I had never heard any of his music, but just sort of had heard of him as a "weirdo", but I had a civics teacher at the time who started crying in class about it. After that, I went on to learn more about him as an activist and such, but it wasn't until I met my now husband that I heard any of his music for the first time.

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83, my bad. Math has always eluded me.

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Still--he did pass so young.

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I was vacuuming the floor when I noticed he was on TV and had a sinking feeling, then they ran the chyron and confirmed he'd died. Didn't even know he was sick.

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Gut feeling how they'll decide

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/dec/04/purdue-pharma-sacklers-oxycontin-supreme-court-bankruptcy-deal

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I'm more worried about how they will decide about whether Government agencies should have enforcement powers, like they do now, or not. Shit ain't broke, don't "fix" it.

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that's some shit

Rich people can now avoid civil suits with this one neat trick

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The Sacklers should be locked into a stockade on the National Mall and laughed at until the opioid epidemic is back to pre-Oxycontin levels. They should be forced to sleep on the street and have people point laugh yell throw items at them the way people do heroin addicts on the street.

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Depends if the Sacklers' subscription with the SCOTUS is up to date, I expect. If they didn't take out "Justice Premium" they may face mild consequences!

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I think ACB, the drunk one, and the one Kagan hates will find against the Sacklers. I think they buy into the opiates ruined the white race narrative. -_-

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They already made a huge tactical error allowing Roe to be shredded- can they afford for another far-right grievance pillar to get knocked away?

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Crazy world

๐‘…๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘-๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘  20๐‘ฅ ๐‘”๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘“๐‘“๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘‘

๐ฝ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›โ€™๐‘  ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐ผ๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ผ๐‘›๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘š๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘–๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘  ๐‘‡๐‘’๐‘โ„Ž๐‘›๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘ฆ (๐‘๐ผ๐ถ๐‘‡) โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘Ž ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ ๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ 22.9 ๐‘๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘‘.

https://newatlas.com/telecommunications/datat-transmission-record-20x-global-internet-traffic/

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They finally synthesised Lie-ber optics! Around the world faster than any boot-based data transfer medium!

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Counterpoint:

๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ผ ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฑ, ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜‚๐—ฝ ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ-๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜€

Brood X made itself known in a way that could change how we monitor insect populations.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2023/12/roar-of-cicadas-was-so-loud-it-was-picked-up-by-fiber-optic-cables/

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A friend's GF moved here to Kansas from California one summer and he said she suddenly yelled, OMG WTF is that noise?! It took him a few minutes to figure out what she meant.

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CA to KS? She must REALLY like him.

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That's summer.

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Ah yes. Electro-entymological interference.

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Just what we need, more internet addiction

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I have enough, thank you very much.

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My brain is no longer stimulated by reality. The good news is that search engines suck so bad now--yesterday my yoga teacher friend and I were stumped about a Sanskrit term we couldnโ€™t remember and Google was polluted by AI listicles and merch, like drawing an answer from a logorrheic--I suggested we go to the library and look up the term in a specific book I used to own before I chunked all my books...

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For the super techy folk:

"To reach this milestone, NICT took advantage of a few emerging technologies. Instead of just one core for transmitting data, the cable contains 38, each of which can transmit data in three modes for a total of 114 spatial channels. Each mode in each spatial channel is made up of 750 wavelength channels across three bands (S,C and L), for a bandwidth of 18.8 THz."

Ah, so *that's* how they do it. Some kind of multiplexing to achieve the speeds. Makes sense considering the bandwidth we're talking.

Of course the likelihood of any of us seeing this in cabling are exceedingly rare, since this would more than likely first find implementation in data centers and similar networks. Pretty neat though.

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That's 750 different wavelengths of light ... each able to carry 25 gigabits per second.

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Yep. I almost did a spit take with that.

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Today . . . in HISTORY!

1745: The Young Pretender's army reaches Derby, the high-water mark of the Second Jacobite Rising. Haggis, anyone?

1804: The US House of Representatives impeaches a Supreme Court justice. First time for everything.

1861: The Traitors elect Jefferson Davis as the Traitor President of the Traitor States in the South. Hm, I may be a wee bit biased . . .

1872: The 'Mary Celeste' is found, drifting and abandoned. No one knows why (makes spooky noises).

1918: US President Wilson heads to Paris, becoming the first Prez to visit Europe while still in office.

1945: The US Senate agrees to let the USA join the United Nations. The US far right immediately gets the vapors.

1956: Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis meet at Sun Studio for a recorded jam session. It's the only time the four played together.

1969: Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, members of the Black Panthers, are shot and killed by Chicago police.

1971: "We all came out to Montreux, on the Lake Geneva shoreline . . . "

1978: Dianne Feinstein becomes San Francisco's first woman Mayor. I think she'll do well.

1991: Terry Anderson is released by his captors in Beirut, Lebanon. He'd been a hostage for seven years.

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Dec 4, 2023ยทedited Dec 4, 2023

"1745: The Young Pretender's army reaches Derby, the high-water mark of the Second Jacobite Rising. Haggis, anyone?"

King George was packing his shit up and making ready to leave the country but a government spy lied to the Jacobite army that thousands of redcoats were marching in to London any day. This was also the time at which the UK's national anthem was composed. They don't sing the lyrics about "Rebellious Scots to crush" anymore though.

"1969: Fred Hampton and Mark Clark, members of the Black Panthers, are shot and killed by Chicago police."

That is... an extremely sanitized way to describe Fred Hampton's assassination by the authorities.

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The Jacobites came through my village on the way to Derby. The carrs near my house was where they crossed into what would later become Greater Manchester. Apparently they were offered no resistance on their way through.

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1872, the "Mary Celeste"--not too much of a mystery, honestly. Funny that it endures to this day.

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I was about to say, it's pretty much been solved, if only by deduction and subsequent events.

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Yup, next one, please...

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The Riddle of Bigfoot's Taco Truck, then.

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Well, the solution is OBVIOUSLY Bigfoot...what else COULD it be?

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That's exactly what Bigfoot would like you to believe.

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And?

๐บ๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘“๐‘“๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘ โ€™๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘‘๐‘ฆ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก, ๐‘ก๐‘ค๐‘œ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘“๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘๐‘ฆ๐‘๐‘–๐‘›, ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘š๐‘ข๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘ , ๐‘ก๐‘ค๐‘œ-๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘“ 30 ๐‘ฃ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘ž๐‘ข๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”๐‘“๐‘ข๐‘™ ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘™๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘ .

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/23972716/psychedelics-meaning-science-psychedelic-mushrooms-ketamine-psilocybin-mysticism

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I forget what the brain area is, but there are brain diseases/surgery/stroke cases where patients think *everything* is meaningful. A fly landed on my ipad...

I hate to rain on the psychedelic parade but 1) bad billionaires are pushing it which is always bad, and 2) there is no model yet for a therapeutic context where the provider can co-regulate with the patient, and W Med has a horrendous power imbalance between doc and pat, and 3) the prelim studies have not determined whether the salubrious effects are due to a temporary 5-6 mo boost from psys that foreground the trip, temporarily displacing or re-sizing traumatic mems in the hippocampus that return.

As a ptsd person, new treatments canโ€™t happen fast enough, but I am very caution horses because bad billionaires

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>>>Everything seems profound on psychedelics. Scientists are starting to ask why.

That's because everything is profound, simply a matter of perception.

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>>>>That's because everything is profound, simply a matter of perception.

This sentence proves the point.

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To me, that says less about the drug and FAR MORE about the experience of being an American in 2023.

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Morning all. โ˜•

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GM!๐Ÿฅฏ

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Good morning!

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Dec 4, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

We are in Hyderabad, India for our daughter's Indian wedding to her husband (previously married in the USA 18 months ago. They met in the Bay Area several years ago, at college. Not the same college. Kids, what are you going to do.).

Finally met his parents, and now we're part of a 7 day whirlwind of shopping for all the right gifts and clothes so we can properly attend the 3 days of ceremonies including 2-3 outfit changes every day.

We spent the afternoon with his lovely parents getting a crash course in SHORT Southern Indian wedding ceremonies, rituals and history. Long weddings take a whole week. Then we had lunch and filter coffee, way stronger than even my very strong brew at home.

This is far and away the most amazing experience of my 57 years, by far. India is amazing. People are so friendly, food is out of this world, life in a city of 8 million is on many ways easier than sleepy little PNW cities.

Food can be delivered in 10 minutes. There's a little bit of everything everywhere.

Yesterday was the election counting day, so no alcohol could be sold anywhere in the state, interesting idea. They don't want so many busses burned out when people protest/celebrate wins and losses. Evidently the better leftist won, only leftists running. IDK any details, but all seems fine, the fireworks last night were great.

Got a haircut, straight razor shave, oil head and shoulder massage, and wash this morning. $10.

Just soaking everything in, this is all just phenomenal.

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Sounds like a great experience.

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