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My mind keeps linking these two facts together:

• Only 28% of patients are able to complete the list of their symptoms without being interrupted by their physician. (Cf. Marvel, M K et al. “Soliciting the patient's agenda: have we improved?.” JAMA vol. 281,3 (1999))

• Victor Lustig, the fraudster who “sold” the Eiffel Tower, listed “being a patient listener” as the first commandment of con men.

Let's not be surprised if people who are in distress shun the doctors and turn to quacks.

M1RACLES (CVE-2021-30747) is a covert channel vulnerability in the Apple Silicon “M1” chip:


I always figured that the Michael Jackson "I love this song" meme was MJ reacting semi-jokingly to one of his own songs. Disappointed today to learn that this is not the case.

Did you ever wish you could #grep #EPUB​s like normal text files? Have you tried zipgrep and were disappointed by all the HTML tags in the output? Try →epubgrep← today! Get file path, chapter and page number for each match! :blobaww: Decide how much words of context you want around your matches! That’s right, we’re working with words, not lines! :blobhearteyes: We at #epubgrep headquarters do our best to provide you with clean, pleasant output (with TWO different colors! :ablobrainbowdance: ) for all your #ebook-grepping needs! Compile your copy today!

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I just set my default notification sound to the Grindr sound for laughs.

I don't even have Grindr on my phone.

Posted this on Reddit to torment a former Homestuck on the Mass Effect subreddit, but I thought it was too funny to not share.

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The Lost Strilonde: Why Paragon Shepard Is A Knight Of Heart. In this essay I will

I'm trying out an experiment: a Patreon for me writing Open Source software! Higher tiers include things like:

* telling me what to work on
* hiring me as a programming teacher/mentor

Secular one-state solution. Full citizenship and equal rights for all. It's the only way out that I see that doesn't end with genocide.

12 hours since I got COVID shot #2 (Pfizer @ Moscone). Still no symptoms, except a little tenderness if I press on the injection site.

tired: eating brunch because you're an affluent gay gen-xer who needs a meal between "breakfast smoothie" and "lunch salad"

wired: eating brunch because my three meals per day are "brunch," "linner" and "The Midnight Hunger" and then i crash at 4am

Time for another biased poll.

Do you know what CC and BCC stand for in eMail without having to look it up?

I would appreciate it if you boosted this toot. :-)

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