(absolutely no idea how two simple * characters turned into artisanal asterisks on the way from Mastodon to Twitter)

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PSA: if you're an introvert who dislikes
curious strangers striking up a conversation, visiting a touristy spot with a puppy in tow *and* a stereoscopic lens on your camera is a decision you might regret. 🙂

I'm wondering why there's a single y in there. Why, y, why?

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Mr 6: y Mummy, can the puppy come into my room?
Wife: I don't think so, your room is messy! She could pick up something and choke on it.

Reader, 15 minutes later that kid's room was spotless.

I had somehow missed that there is hi-res, up-close drone footage from the Arecibo telescope collapse.

youtu.be/3oBCtTv6yOw

This man is 92 years old. What an incredibly impressive (and yet, genial and humble) human.

youtu.be/Rz5VHD55Vyw

For context, joblessness was absolutely rampant in Austria in 1933, so I'm sure the talk topic would have drawn quite a crowd.

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It would help if I actually added the picture, wouldn't it 🤦‍♂️

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To my Israeli friends: look what I just found in my local museum. 1933 poster advertising a David Ben Gurion lecture in Vienna talking about "Palestine: the land without joblessness".

Junior asked today why dogs don't have butt-cheeks.

And that's how you end up explaining the basics of biped locomotion to a 6 year old.

And then the process breaks down at ringing the bloody doorbell.

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It makes it all the way to my doorstep, in 10 days, from the other side of the world. That's MINDBLOWING.

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I can then proceed to monitor the package, in near real time, as it moves around the planet towards me. I can check its customs clearance status. I know exactly when it gets loaded onto a delivery truck. Isn't that amazing?

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On Monday morning, I get a notification from a less-than-postcard-sized device in my pocket that someone on the other side of the world has mailed a parcel to my address.

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So I can sit at my desk on a Sunday night and place an order for an item shipped from the other side of the world. I can pay them practically instantaneously, too.

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Modern logistics chains are utterly amazing. 🧵

So Patreon is going public?

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