ALERT: If you have an Amazon device in your home, it is shortly going to start sharing your internet connection with strangers. opt out now, and then light that piece of shit on fire!

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/0

sometimes i wonder how humans discovered which plants have medicinal properties or poisons or are tasty to eat and then i see that redditors will just order random chemicals on the internet and ingest them

Finished Wheel of Time book 12. I give it somewhere around 4.5/5. It surpassed my expectations up to the last couple scenes. They fell flat for me. It took a sec to get used to Brandon Sanderson's inferior writing style, but it wasn't that big of a deal. Also, the pace has drastically increased, which I love.

Amazon made sure to delete a video about their "amazen" mindfulness box for warehouse workers from Twitter after the feedback turned out to be pretty negative… here's a copy.

#amazen

How does someone with a straining goat scream get a major record deal?

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Spoiler for A Gathering Storm by Robert Jordan 

I now understand why Ewgwene was so arrogant and bullheaded in the earlier books. It was annoying then, but seeing her as Amyrlin now, I know that she never would've survived if she wasn't that way from the beginning.

“Is it not a wondrous thing, to see your child born?”

He nodded. “Indeed. But I’ll tell you what is no less wondrous to me right now. That after a woman endures all this, why she is then willing to let any man ever again get within ten feet of her bed!”

- Sharon Kay Penman, Here Be Dragons

#Books

#GospelToday (Mk 10:28-31)
Peter began to say to him, "We have given up everything and followed you."

Jesus said, "Amen, I say to you, there is no one who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands for my sake and for the sake of the gospel who will not receive a hundred times more now in this present age: houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and eternal life in the age to come.

But many that are first will be last, and [the] last will be first."

Can confirm that virtual tours are far worse than in-person ones.

Hitchhiker’s Guide update where the Earth is blown up as part of a Vogon gender reveal party

Yesterday, I finished Knife of Dreams, Wheel of Time book 11. I give it around 4.25/5. Now starting book 12.

There should be a way to link my Goodreads account to Mastodon. I understand Goodreads isn't federated, but honestly, Bookworm is used by a particular subset of readers, not a wide variety. Also transferring over my shelves would be ridiculous.

At a 1993 Lollapalooza show, Rage Against the Machine stood on stage naked with duct-taped mouths for 14 minutes in protest against the Parents Music Resource Council. The only sound was feedback from the guitars.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parents_

Original tweet : twitter.com/tilbots/status/139

It's amazing what a cat can do to a litterbox in less than 12 hours.

"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city."

Once I saw a motorcyclist with a t-shirt that said on the back, "If You Can Read This, The Bitch Fell Off!!!"

That man is a symbol of America and it is both beautiful and horrifying at the same time.

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