I seldom see ads on TV due to streaming but watched sports ball today, live, and saw an add for Celebrity Big Brother. 1. Surprised that show is still on the air. 2. I didn’t know any of the celebrities except Kato. 3. So glad I know longer consume entertainment through that medium.

PSA, and sorry for being obnoxious, but image captions weren't designed to be hidden jokes. There are blind people in here and they need those captions for their screen reader software. By providing a readable caption, you help them enjoying the fediverse just as we enjoy it.


Why do email clients try so hard to hide the BCC field? This is why we have so many people spamming email addresses to everybody they know.

The week after New Year’s when you get a Christmas card from the people who received yours first and then felt guilty so sent you one.

Looking for an inexpensive unlocked international Android phone to play around with. Currently thinking about a Moto G6, is there something else I should look at?

How much should I sell hackernews.com for?
A. Whatever you can get
B. A new kitchen
C. Get rich or die trying
D. Bring back HNN


When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,

"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes

I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."

Really wish Brian Oblivion was on a social platform.

In Seattle for Hushcon, found greasy spoon diner for breakfast and Mad Max is on the TV. It must be fate.

Anyone else here read "The Cuckoo's Egg" by Cliff Stoll? I think it had an effect on me, reading it quite young. It probably planted the seeds that ultimately led me here.

I packing my very battered copy and seriously regretting not picking up a new one when I had the chance.

Theory: If you have a failed/ing battery on your MacBook Pro the OS won’t tell you. Obviously the OS knows, there are tons of sensors in these batteries, but Apple doesn’t want to tell the user the battery is bad because it’s not supposed to be user serviceable. So instead it just lets the machine degrade and randomly crash to force the user to bring it in. Unless you are like me and take your laptop apart because you think the SSD is failing only to find a battery balloon.

If the Empire generally just dumps its trash into space such that bounty hunters can hide in it, then why are there trash compactors on the Death Star?

Can someone explain to me how a federal election holiday would work? Presumably the holiday is so that people would have a day off work so that they have time to go vote. Problem is I don’t know any other US federal holiday where no one has to work. Even Christmas and New Year’s people are working. And the people who need the day off to vote the most, lower social economic classes, are the people who will most likely still need to work. So what is the benefit of a federal election holiday?

Because of new postal regulations China no longer has favored status, but Russia does. Guess were all the stuff from Ali Baba ships from now.

You know your kids got too much Halloween candy when it’s almost 2 weeks later and you’re still having dinner out of fun size snickers.

‪Listening to Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash via Bluetooth headphones and an iPhone in the middle of the mass of humanity that is Penn Station gives it an entirely new dimensions.

This Lyft driver has SXM 126 Urban View on the radio and its all about getting African Americans to vote. So patriotic, so moving, I never hear this side... (where are my tissues)

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