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I believe are in order. My name is Tom, my pronouns are he/him/his. I've been a Linux person since the late 90s. I've been a Sci-Fi reader since I could choose my own books. I've been a Sci-Fi watcher for even longer. I'm married and we have two kids. I'm in the US (North Carolina), I'm a liberal and I talk politics under a CW. Given the instance, I should mention my family watched TNG growing up and I really liked catching TAS when it was on.

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A symposium is a drinking party:

symposium (n.)

1580s, "account of a gathering or party," from Latin symposium "drinking party, symposium," from Greek symposion "drinking party, convivial gathering of the educated" (related to sympotes "drinking companion"), from assimilated form of syn- "together" (see syn-) + posis "a drinking," from a stem of Aeolic ponen "to drink," from PIE root *po(i)- "to drink."

etymonline.com/word/symposium

#OccasionalEtymology

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Bless.

This is in Detroit, on top of the base of where a Columbus statue once stood.

Bozhoo, family. Bozhoo.

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Do you use uBlock Origin? Did you know that you can use the Better Blocker block list on it?

Just add the rules from here:

better.fyi/blockerList.txt

PS. If you have other rule sets, I’d recommend not mixing them as we go to great pains to ensure that we don’t break sites while protecting your/our privacy. If you are mixing rulesets, we can’t help you if things break :)

H/T to @phooky for pointing out that oshwa.org/a-resolution-to-rede now exists. Personally I never learned it as anything other than 'CS', but SDO/SDI make more sense as well (and COPI/CIPO make equal sense).

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OSHWA has come out with a set of recommendations for replacing master/slave terminology in SPI:
oshwa.org/a-resolution-to-rede
Don't let the door hit you on the way out, MOSI/MISO.

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a reminder to everyone that on friday july 3 bandcamp is waiving its profit share so 100% of the money you spend will go to the artists

it's another good opportunity to give money to black musicians and labels, over 2,000 of whom are listed here: blackbandcamp.info/#/

maybe use the week to have a listen and see who you'd like to support on friday

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This is so fitting about #impostorsyndrome by Nat Sharpe.
As someone put it in the replies:
Death Star bad - Flower good!

Food help requested 

Hey @alpine_thistle a pizza question or two if you don't mind. You preheat your pizza stone, right? Do you have an actual paddle to slide it on with, or some DIY thing? I'm thinking of trying it with a edge-less baking sheet next time, think that'll work? Also, what temp do you cook at? And does that help more with crispness/firmness of the crust or the toppings? Thanks!

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My garden gloves have reached the duct tape phase. That means, turn them inside out, tape over the holes/tears, turn right side out continue using until I need to put more tape somewhere. As some of the main tasks I use gloves for are "pull all the thorny vines" I don't think there's a better choice, but I'd love to hear I'm wrong. I do have some rubberized grip-gloves I can use for vines like that as well but they don't stop the thorns any better, they just don't rip, and they get super hot.

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Also, in certain states, Chewy now has FREE online vet services.

Like a full on, I can text this number from chewy and they can diagnose my dog after I send them some pics. FOR FREE.

And, since Chewy has their own pharmacy, you can get the meds sent right to you.

This is a service they JUST started to help out with COVID for those who can't leave their homes.

just an FYI!

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ST:TOS S3E14 

So, uh, Kirk sets a passphrase for safe to return. But not a passphrase for "IT'S A FUCKING TRAP, ARMED GUARDS AND KEEP EVERYONE IN THE PATTERN BUFFER". Oh-Kay.

ST:TOS S3E13 "Elaan of Troyius" 

.... this is gonna be another one of the problematic episodes, isn't it...

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🦆This is a cross-post from Twitter, its contents might suck 🦆 

RT @Rensearch

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do you have any idea what "a11y" means?

please boost this, I'm actually curious

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so apparently dad jokes in this star trek format is a thing

i am sharing the ds9-ey ones because the garak and bashir faces are really perfect

Plumbing tip 

If you have a leak of some sort and it involves a hose or some form of threaded joint, make sure the gasket isn't failing. Keep checking and go no farther until you've ruled that out.

Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to put everything back under the sink.

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