@mhoye export PWD=/tmp/
well this is a #startrek meme that absolutely has to be on mastodon
cw'd for eye contact
@mhoye - This one also packs up neatly to stow in your carrion bag https://shop.jkarmy.com/m18a1-claymore-mine-style-neck-pillow-on-air.html
@mhoye They're easier to travel with if you get the inflatable ones. https://www.lotmoredeals.com/products/inflatable-hoodie-travel-neck-pillow-cap
You ever notice how Yoda's speech patterns in Empire and Jedi sound really naturalistic even with the inverted sentence structure, while in the prequel trilogy and every other time he's appeared his speech always sounds kind of stilted and wrong and harder to follow?
That's because a linguist was brought on to consult on the script treatment in the OT and to help make sure Yoda's sentences were inverted "properly" on the phrase level to maintain intelligibility. This did not happen in the prequels.
some thoughts about "OK Boomer" from a GenX perspective
honestly, given the reactions that the phrase "OK, Boomer" have been getting in the media, you'd think packs of teens have been systematically targeting elderly people for brutal street muggings or something. but, no... it's just a phrase, and a mild one at that. why is it so upsetting?
because it's not rebellious or confrontational, which are things older people are used to getting from younger people. it's straight-up *dismissive*. and it's not something we, GenX, the first-generation children of the Boomers, ever had the chance to express.
our rebellion was taken away, repackaged, and sold back to us when we were too young to know what it was for or why it could be powerful. we grew up feeling helpless and hopeless, trapped in a world where we had nothing meaningful to say and nothing useful to do because Doom was Nigh--the ozone layer, nuclear war, the Y2K bug, politicians that hated us sending us off to wars for blatant lies. Boomers got to have their Swinging 60s--we grew up under the specter of AIDS. we were isolated from each other, so we never realized that we weren't alone. and when we were finally able to get our own voice out into the popular culture, we spoke obliquely of isolation, depression, inward-turned knives.
@nev which model do you have?
The real meaning of "OK, boomer".
@mhoye did you stuff in some old newspapers for the next owner?
Hey #toronto #coffee nerds, this is happening tonight at Boxcar Social at 7pm: https://nowtoronto.com/food-and-drink/food/toronto-coffee-cups-recycling/
(It's a meeting for folks interested in standardizing reusable coffee cups between shops across the GTA.)
I think this is a spoiler for the next Spider-Man movie. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/07/the-electric-flight-of-spiders/564437/
@mhoye you should really consider getting a shaft https://newatlas.com/ceramicspeed-driven-shaft-drive/55364/
@mhoye I'm disappointed you didn't get offered a tactical belt
@gnomon @Gargron - And the SilverPush smarphone implementation has been around at least 4-5 years: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/11/your-phone-is-literally-listening-to-your-tv/416712/
@gnomon @Gargron - That's really old news, these stand-alone devices have been around for decades https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portable_People_Meter
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