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Monogamy isn't real

It's a scam by Shakespeare

To sell more love triangles

Etiquette 

Before jumping into someone else's mentions:

✅ Am I being contrarian?
✅ Do I already have a relationship with this person, or am I being inappropriately familiar?
✅ Am I "ironically" doing exactly what this person just said not to do?
✅ Am I derailing another legitimate discussion in order to get on my own favourite hobby-horse or to one-up this person in my knowledge of social issues?
✅ Am I saying "Are you surprised?" when they're disappointed?
✅ Am I providing unsolicited advice?

Me: This cheddar was so sharp

Live studio audience: How sharp was it?

Me: The pathology department asked me to prepare histology slides with it

Weird thing to come out of my memory unbidden but here we are 

Remember that time some biohacker tried to cook up a home-made Covid vaccine but all he actually did was discover from first principles that epidemiology and biostatistics is difficult to do and also a necessary part of medicine and they put him in the fucking newspaper for it?

Biohacker: I am entirely ignorant of how medicine works

The press: Groundbreaking

There are two kinds of tech-savvy users.

The "corporate" kind, that says things like "I'm a full stack developer with emphasis in machine intelligence for big data analytics" and "I have an app for that".

And the "hacker" kind, that says things like "computers were a mistake" and "sorry, I don't use smartphones. Can you send me an e-mail instead?".

No matter how wet it is where you are, the weather in Germany is Wetter

sometimes i can't work out how to end a sentence, and i just sit there for like, 20 minutes, trying to work out what words to add, and maybe i delete the whole thing and rephrase it a couple of times, or eventually i just delete the entire thing and never hit 'send' or 'post' or whatever, so then i've wasted 20 minutes with nothing to show for it. new strategy: if i can't end a sentence, i just leave the

If you only stand up for your principles when it benefits white supremacists

And you get kinda wishy-washy about them in other cases where a principled stand would have benefited queer people, people of colour, etc

Well

You can connect the dots

@bgcarlisle Is a forgetful person a cornivore (one who eats crow) 🤔

pilevore, n. one who eats their own hat; a person who is bad at making predictions

:Discovery: 

Holding out hope for Sybok in Season 4

:Discovery: S04 prediction 

Linus gets annoyed by humans saying "holos" instead of "holograms" so he makes up the story that on his planet, they say "grams" and that he finds the term "holos" offensive for reasons he won't go into

Out of respect for their difference in culture, the crew of Discovery changes their language, which makes Linus happy

Until Discovery is sent on a mission ... to Sauria

#mosstodon Before the shutdowns, I studied mosses! Here are some shots from when we were looking for a rare sphagnum.

:Trek: 

I love this about Star Trek btw

Just an absolutely wild thing to say

"Yup, last couple centuries, new technologies have always been used for good"

But delivered deadpan, and that's just kinda the premise of the show

"What if humanity figured its shit out"

Ofc what follows in this episode is umm "a choice" and absolutely does not make good on that premise

But it points in a direction that I love

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