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Cloud Storage and Sanity

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I have a lot of Apple devices in my house hold, my family and I have become accustomed to the ease of use, and deep integration of iCloud in iOS and MacOS devices. Apple’s recent announcement to add their child safety technology to iOS 15 and MacOS Monterey has been met with a lot of concern, not all of it unfounded. The eff has written a few fairly compelling pieces about the dangers of this technology.
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rickhensley
54 days ago
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It's a shame to know someone that actually publishes reasonable thoughts. Good on him for really examining this for himself.
Ohio
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Number One Dad

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Only the orangest of the cheez powders for my children.


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rickhensley
74 days ago
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Best dad ever would offer ice cream, and as a bonus it takes less effort to prepare!
Ohio
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hannahdraper
72 days ago
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Two potential captions: "The story of PCS season," or "I'm in this cartoon and I don't like it."
Washington, DC

Commonly Mispronounced Equations

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"Epsihootamoo doopsiquorps" --the Schrödinger equation for the hydrogen atom
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rickhensley
94 days ago
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Why do I feel like I just read an incantation from The Book of the Dead?
Ohio
jarage00
94 days ago
You must not read from the book!!
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CallMeWilliam
93 days ago
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It's been a while since I've seen some of these formulas. They are all like old friends.
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94 days ago
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"Epsihootamoo doopsiquorps" --the Schrödinger equation for the hydrogen atom

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Eden

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Then there was that herb garden of minor neuroses. In retrospect, big mistake.


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rickhensley
124 days ago
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Sadly the corn became a dominant trait in certain branches of humanity
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Language

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100 is really just a starting point. We may need to go as low as 1 before we see results.


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rickhensley
288 days ago
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I support this, but I hope to have at least a little say in who my 100 are, or more importantly who they aren't.
Ohio
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jlvanderzwan
287 days ago
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Y'all should read "War of Words" by Mark Pagel, evolutionary biologist. It's a short three-page article he wrote for New Scientist in 2012.

https://doi.org/10.1016/S0262-4079(12)63141-8

TL;DR: language is as much a marker of who is in the out-group as it is a marker of who is in the in-group. You don't want to be universally understood most of the time, you only want to be understood by the in-group. And that's not even taking into account the need to be able to deceive others on top of that. So languages constantly evolve to meet those trade-off, leading to linguistic diversity.
rraszews
288 days ago
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Years ago, I formulated a "law of fandom jackassery", which measured *relative* bastardry as a function of the size of a community and concluded it was a bell curve - small and large communities had the same bastardry as the population average, while medium-sized ones were much,much worse.
Columbia, MD
GaryBIshop
288 days ago
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true

Egg Strategies

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Neutral Evil is for people who like keeping the weight nicely centered in the carton, but also hate everyone else who wants that.
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rickhensley
290 days ago
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So I finally can confirm I'm lawful good. I've long wondered this.
Ohio
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emdeesee
278 days ago
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I'm lawful good, and I don't even like eggs.
Sherman, TX
jlvanderzwan
289 days ago
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I switch between Lawful Good/Chaotic Neutral.

I think Chaotic Neutral and Chaotic Good should be swapped though. First of all, Chaotic Good is more random than Chaotic Neutral, which doesn't add up. Also, the choice for "chaotic" neutral still follows a pattern, and has some practical use: the weight is evenly divided over the carton.
Levitz
287 days ago
My thoughts EXACTLY. Also disappointed in myself for having a strong opinion on this XD
jlvanderzwan
287 days ago
No, no, this is important! Also, I just realized it's worse than I thought: the Kolmogorov complexity of CN carton arrangement is the lowest after LN (implement egg carton as a flat array with stride of six, fill odd positions with an egg), which is preposterous!
Levitz
287 days ago
...ok you're definitely much worse, you freak! ;)
fancycwabs
289 days ago
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I tend towards Lawful Good or Neutral Good for a standard egg carton, and Lawful Neutral for the 24 egg cartons we get from Costco.
Nashville, Tennessee
gordol
290 days ago
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Guess I'm True Neutral.
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5mb
285 days ago
I'm also True Neutral, but the cartons we get have the expiry date printed on the end, so I try to have the weight of the eggs towards the rear of the fridge with the date on the carton facing outward.
davidar
290 days ago
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I would be Lawful Neutral, if not for the fact that I want to leave the suspicious looking eggs until last which makes me Chaotic Good in reality.
bja888
290 days ago
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Chaotic Neutral here
eriko
290 days ago
Right there with you.
ChrisDL
289 days ago
Samezies.
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290 days ago
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Neutral Evil is for people who like keeping the weight nicely centered in the carton, but also hate everyone else who wants that.
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