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Hey everybody! Yes! Everybody!

Can we all of us agree right now that from this point on, no matter where you are or which date format you prefer, writing the date as a string in the form "nn/nn/nn" is definitely wrong?

Ditto using "MA" as a short form for the month of an expiry date.

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Happy Bat Appreciation Day! Bats are important pollinators of lots of delicious fruit like guava, mango, banana, cacao, agave, and durian! The Arizona short-nosed bat was just taken off the endangered species list! Bats are cute as fuck and save everyone from using a ton more pesticides than they'd have to otherwise! Bats are the best, please appreciate some bats today.

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*to the tune of ducktales*

blockchain

fuck's-sake

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You know what would be nice? Boosts with added CW

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One thing I don't understand is people complaining about graffiti on trains and walls but they couldn't be bothered a bit by ads being everywhere in our daily life actively and literally trying to manipulate everybody's thoughts and actions. But it's legit because that access to your brain is bought with money.

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Technical Note: We originally wrote this article in Word, but then we converted it to Latex to make it look more like science.

tmi, lewd-adjacent Show more

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reactionaries trying to drag socialism but accidentally making socialism sound cool and socialists in the replies saying "hell yeah" is extremely the mood

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Brief survey of #encryption chat apps I've looked into:

Signal: gold standard, heavily reviewed, metadata quite private, but requires your phone number.

Wire: equivalent to Signal on messaging, less private around metadata, but can use a username. I prefer Wire.

WhatsApp: equivalent to Signal on messaging, but Facebook has and uses metadata.

Telegram: rolled their own crypto, not at all hard to find trustworthy cryptographers calling their work out. Not sure what their state is in 2018 but 2015 was bad.

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I know I probably say this on here a lot, often when I've been drinking, but can we talk about how Pinkerton is probably Weezer's best album, and probably one of the most underappreciated albums of the mid-90s?