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It's fucked up that both my refrigerator and my stove are next to each other and they dont help each other

Why can't I pipe the heat from the fridge to the stove and have a permanent warm situation that I can just add less energy to to heat up to cooking levels of hot

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a set of spoons and bowls that are designed with the same rounded arc; perfect contact curves that let you get every last bit of yogurt from the bowl.

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how to learn a language like an anthropologist 

(this is for the "social route" to language learning. it's not relevant for literature-focused language goals; for that, try "learn a language like a classicist".)

- focus on the goals, not the language itself.

- accept that you will interact socially while talking like a child.

- accept that even if you put a lot of dedication, you will likely stay at "less-than-fluent" skill. think of what this implies for your goals, and avoid pitfalls of overestimating your understanding.

- protagonise native speakers, ask help with things you can't do alone, and return the favour with things you can do for the community.

- accept embarassment; accept that the embarassment will sting; leverage embarassment as a positive tool for social dynamics. be the fool.

- notetaking and transcription aren't just ways to generate data, they're great tools for learning too.

- language practice is a social dynamic in itself; nourish the bonds you create in this context.

- language is a factor of group identity. you can make people feel respected, like you're not just a tourist, by putting effort to get decent in their language. but don't flex as an expert, as someone who came to appropriate their thing and make it your thing.

- know how to get information about the language in the language itself, going their way (cf. Everett's demonstration of monolingual fieldwork youtube.com/watch?v=sYpWp7g7XW ).

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having ADHD is cool because i've been trying to play video games and listen to podcasts for 5 hours and have yet to do either

Actual reason I do it on my right hand for playing guitar.

Although after I started doing it, I think it’s pretty practical to have at least one pointy nail.
A diversity of tools in the toolkit if you will.

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* Scenario where I need to play off why my nails are filed to a point *
“Well nails are tools, right, and you oughtta keep your tools sharp, right⸮”

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I need to be able to play trap cards in group chats

I type in "x will respond to this message with y" and play it face down along with the message or after someone else's message and as soon as x does the thing the trap card is activated and they take 100 damage

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Country toad
Take me home
To your place
In a pond
Wet and boggy
Warm and foggy
Take me home
Swamp biome

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snails and food 

that's right it's snail snack saturday!!!!

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TIL about scribe.rip "An alternative frontend to Medium" ala Nitter and Invidious

To view a Medium post simply replace medium.com with scribe.rip

(thanks @edwardloveall for making it this looks awesome!)

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the fully open source hardware RISC-V Precursor from bunnie studios is now shipping out to people. pretty insane this thing was actually made

crowdsupply.com/sutajio-kosagi #OSHW

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"Ms. Scott had no formal training, no education to speak of, could not hear or speak and had Down syndrome. Her work exists without explanation, even as to how it should be displayed. Right-side up or down is a curator’s assumption. Every one of her 200 or so pieces is “Untitled.”"

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_S

Saw a thing about today, basically a call to try and get any kind of support/maintenance updates.
I’ve had such a good time playing over the years, and love that silly, goofy, absurd game so much.

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@SuricrasiaOnline reality fundamentally does not conform to arbitrarily contrived categorizations or social constructs, therefore assigned gender is a sloppy approximation even at best, ergo everyone is at least a little trans. qed

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