The world's largest bee 'rediscovered' after 38 years - http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2019/february/the-worlds-largest-bee-rediscovered-after-38-years.html
"Finding yourself" is not really how it works. You aren't a ten-dollar bill in last winter's coat pocket. You are also not lost. Your true self is right there, buried under cultural conditioning, other people's opinions, and inaccurate conclusions you drew as a kid that became your beliefs about who you are. "Finding yourself" is actually returning to yourself. An unlearning, an excavation, a remembering who you were before the world got its hands on you. - Emily McDowell
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Listening to the latest edition of "The Dollop" made me laugh so much I forgot I was in pain, which is a good reason to rec it to others I think.
It's an American history podcast, incredibly well researched & excoriatingly tough, bitterly & joyously funny.
Does tend to be long on the ads upfront but they can skipped.
Just to add insult to injury I've just had an email to say that my Masters fees are so late I might get kicked off the course when I only have 2 modules left 😭 so that's £700 behind on stuff I am now
If you're reading this and happen to be rich and can throw a few £ my way I'd appreciate it!
Have developed a weird obsession with those 'room ambience/fireplace/snowstorm videos on YouTube.
Mostly just puzzling over the decor of the CGI rooms and wondering if it's possible to buy a rug like that in real life? How do keep all those stuffed deer heads dusted..etc
Am kind of fascinated by these fantasy places in other ways I can't quite figure out.
Special new article by @JubalBarca for World Pangolin Day, as his "An Unexpected Bestiary" series does an extra-length special just on pangolins, their folklore, and how to use them in creative settings:
I love this. Imagine what's down the other leg of the trousers of time...
The earliest plans for a permanent Soviet outpost on the Moon included a soil-drilling, self
-burying habitat and a rocket-fuel-burning internal combustion engine.
I'm currently calling in all favors to find a way to get an asthma inhaler in the next few hours. If anyone can help me (one prescription costs $80 for the phone call and $70 per inhaler that I am going through in about a week) either with this immediate need or also with getting my patreon goal met so I am less likely to end up in the hospital again because I can't afford my meds that keep me breathing - please do.
oh also males especially have Really long tails, that are about as long as the whole rest of their body? great, good job boat-tailed grackle!!
they're bold, scrappy lil dudes. like i said, they'll steal food; they also eat seeds, berries, nuts, crustaceans, bugs, smaller birds sometimes (!) ... just whatever they can find tbh. good shit. you cannot stop these birds, and who would want to.
their mating system is called "harem defense polygamy" which sounds like an awful genre of video game.
perceived or real skill in programming does not suddenly give anyone the right to forego basic empathy.
the caustic, casually denigrating culture that infests computer science has got to go. rampant toxicity, in the long run, leads to stagnation in software development, because everyone that isn't steeped in that culture gets pushed out.
A software cooperative near me is hiring a new developer - part-time with potential to grow to full-time and co-ownership! Women, people of color, and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Deadline March 1st.
Still looking for game programming or game design work!
🔹 Unity, UE4, Game Maker, Godot, or any engine.
🔹 Tools, shaders, systems, I'm very flexible.
🔹 Any genre or completely new ones.
🔹 Sydney or remote
firstname.lastname@example.org or DM
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I doubt the new Independent Group are going anywhere. Slapping down warm comments from the Lib Dems re their opening speech, and emphasising their Labour roots (making it harder to take on defecting Tories), means they're only really open to further Labour defectors, on who the pressure to deny being splitters will now increase hugely. They don't have money or an activist base to fight elections on; I suspect they're going to end up quite isolated.
This is beautiful and you should read it.
*staggers into the room clutching a bunch of papers* okay babies let's fix the scare floor https://twitter.com/katietiedrich/status/1096944928167477248
ME/cfs - haver. She/her, white, bi, fat. Dyspraxic/general crip. Sweary AF, especially to TERFs/SWERFs. Made of partially reconstituted filth, space dust & ink.
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