The Italian word for moustache is "Baffi", so Buffy the Vampire Slayer in Italian is about a teenage moustache that kills vampires

Hatte eben eine total sch枚ne Begegnung. Eine 盲ltere Dame mit seeeehr au脽ergew枚hnlichem Outfit betrat die herrentoilette. Ein junger Typ am Waschbecken sagt: 鈥濪as ist die Herrentoilette. Die damentoilette ist gegen眉ber.鈥

Sie antwortet: 鈥瀉ch! Herren, Damen, das sind doch b眉rgerliche Kategorien鈥 und geht in die n盲chste Kabine.

@prin I like this coinage, but it's definitely not what my python scripts are doing....

Interesting finding. "[I]n all 344 cities [in China], solar photovoltaic systems were capable of generating and selling electricity at lower prices than the grid without subsidies, and in 22 percent of those cities, they could also produce electricity at lower prices than coal."

#SolarEnergy #Electricity #PowerSupplies #RenewableEnergy #China

Did too much work today, and took time to get my every-8-weeks meds. So here's a picture of the central library from a few days ago. One of the things I appreciate about Seattle is that one of its most impressive landmark buildings is a library.

For work, I often find myself colourising (or colorizing) files of depth data. I don't mind that I switch between US & UK spellings, and I standardise to US for documentation since that's the overwhelming majority of my collaborators' dialect. But I am super annoyed to see myself writing "colorise" these days, because as far as I know that variant is wrong _everywhere_.

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@star thank you! This is not surprising, but I definitely had a simplistic image of how these rituals played out.

@star How were people chosen to be sacrificed? And was it regarded as an honour, a punishment, or something else?

I'm struck by how the "civilised Europeans" turned their nose up at these human sacrifices when every one of their cities had either a gallows, a chopping block or a pyre for burning apostates.

Our shul did a kosher chicken BBQ this past weekend while I was out of town.

Everyone: "How will we kasher the cooker?"

Me at the end of the table: "flamethrower..."

This is the chair of the ritual committee working to kasher the BBQ.


:lotalac: Cualli teotlac, mimichtin!馃悹 Hello and welcome again to another thread about The Aztec Empire! I really should come up with a name for this series 馃 Any suggestions? #StarTalk

Today we will be discussing a topic often brought up in media with about 0% understanding of the source or lore: The fierce and mighty gods and goddesses of the Mexica Pantheon :sugarskull:

As always: Questions and comments encouraged! And if you can spare it, please tip the writer!


@ghost_bird Yup! The "official" reason I switched from Windows to Mac ~15 years ago is that the BSD internals are convenient when I'm often developing on my laptop to run on a *nix machine somewhere else. But that Aesthetic was definitely also a selling point.'s reminding me of when we got the Encyclopaedia Brittanica on a single CD-ROM, and my poor grandma could not believe that a whole shelf full of books now fits in a single 5" plastic disc. [in the mid-90s, when this was still new & exciting, to be fair]

2) As the Coral Atlas scales up I'm starting to see where I was doing things in lazy ways that don't scale. As a result I can tell you that at 3.7m pixel resolution, 1/4 of the Great Barrier Reef fits in this laptop's RAM, but the entire country of Fiji does not. Which is giving me a thoroughly odd mental image.

Two observations about my current work in progress:

1) You know how h4xx0rz in movies are often depicted watching streams of green text go by and it's all very dramatic? I am currently in that situation as I monitor several test runs of some automation, but with one key difference from the movies: it's really heccing boring.

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