Second attempt at plasti-dip went much better. Covers up the brand, it's grippy instead of slick & droppable, and the color is much more my style.

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It's moderately amusing to me that my music player got out of sync and is actually playing Talking Heads, but thinks it's playing "Denogginizer (Kill the Brain)."

what is the POINT of the Debian firmware installer if it's just going to complain about missing firmware

This is just what pops out when you put my whole music library on shuffle. I didn't plan it, but I sure ain't mad either.

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Getting the best sort of whiplash as my playlist lurches from Arch Enemy to They Might Be Giants to Cabaret Voltaire to Yazoo.

Tried using plasti-dip for the first time and ugh lol, I'm sure glad this stuff comes off easily.

Audio chip opinion: I don't really like how most FM synth sounds. Especially OPL2/3. It's too smooth, reminds me of elevator music. I like something with tooth, gimme that SID or AY-3-8910.

@diane_a@pluspora.com:

❝Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.❞ — Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE

• Cecilia Payne won a scholarship to Cambridge.

• Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said to heck with that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

• Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

• Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne — after telling her not to publish).

• Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

• Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard and the first woman to head a science department at Harvard. She also inspired entire generations of women to take up science.

• Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

Your local watering hole got taken over by composite subatomic particles? Yep, that's a classic 

bar baryon invasion

DDianetics: a porn parody starring 

L. Ron Jeremy

All jockstraps are the same size 

d cup

Living the life where one super long mustache hair is sticking up into one nostril, and the other nostril has a super long hair sticking down into the mustache.

Elevator pitch: Like elevator yaw and elevator roll, but along a different axis

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