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J’ai fait un plat pour ma copine et elle m’a appris un nouveau mot : fade. J’espère que c’est un compliment 😬 🤞

Apparently, according to Drops, in Arabic a coconut is an “Indian walnut” and a peanut is a “Sudanese bean”. Fun!

9-day streak so far, and I picked up the Assimil book again and started doing Drops. The encouragement from Duolingo seems to be working so far. The actual course is pretty weird though, but maybe backed up with the book I might make some progress.

Quelqu’un a fait un robot pour jouer à Complot en français sur Telegram

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vim: copying text is called yanking
emacs: pasting text is called yanking
everyone else: nothing is called yanking oh my god

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The Arabic course on Duolingo is finally available in beta. Yay!

To be honest I’m not really a big fan of Duolingo’s method but so far my attempts to learn Arabic haven’t lasted so maybe Duolingo will be enough to motivate me to do a little every day.

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A native French speaking friend next to me is trying to write a story and is having to look up the conjugations for the passé simple. French is an absurd language.

The next level of rage is if you are running screen and you accidentally press <screenkey> S. Then it locks the screen terminal instead of the outer terminal and confused chaos ensues.

I wonder what percentage of times when people press Ctrl-S they actually intentionally wanted to lock the terminal rather then hitting the wrong key and getting into a confused rage when the terminally inexplicably hangs.

Surely we should just remove this anti-feature by now?

“Once you know the female history of computer development, you can’t unsee the giant cock-and-balls scribbled all over it” 😂

It’s very annoying that Gnome doesn’t have a way to not hide the wifi password when you’re typing it in. 99% of the time you are just copying the password from somewhere else that’s already visible to everyone who could see your screen. Sometimes it’s really long and hard I have to make several attempts to type it correctly.

YouTube is showing me an advert for a creepy pickup artist. What have I done to make YouTube’s algorithm think that would interest me? 😩

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I googled SGNTK1D C1A and found a load of other people also worrying that the Heathrow Express has been hacked. Fun

I like how they put this sign here with a large photo of what is directly in front of you in case you can’t be bothered to lift your eyes and look at it yourself :p

This video now has subtitles in English and Spanish if any non-esperantists want to laugh at my terrible drawing and acting

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