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tl;dr: take E6000 warning labels seriously if you do not want to be living in a House episode.

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Shoe Goo and Goop are the same formula (same company, just labeled for different uses), and the same warnings apply.  It's very useful stuff, but you definitely want to apply it outdoors or with active ventilation.
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yesterday evening: "and now I will watch Daredevil"
actually watched: first hour of Seven Samurai
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Finished it last night. Would watch again [keep in mind my favorite movie is even longer]. But not right this second.
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I don't always look at other people's trip photos, but...
Here are 8400 Apollo images, all scanned at 1800 DPI, free to download. Personally, I can't stop drooling.

Completely unrelated, does anyone know of a bulk Flickr downloader? I'm willing to write one myself, I just don't want to bother if there already is one.

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Explore Project Apollo Archive's 8,435 photos on Flickr!
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#slowpoke I just found out there are a couple of Jessica Jones teaser trailers. (Netflix: shut up and take my m- oh yeah you already are. Carry on.)
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It was very, brutally, effective at making Fisk a complex character. They spend most of that episode making you think the villain maybe isn't so bad, and then that scene happens. For all the violence, I do appreciate that there aren't any one-dimensional characters in the show.
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American journalism: all fruit is either an apple or a pear. is this fruit an apple or a pear?
Reality: this is a potato. potatoes are not even fruit.
American journalism: seems to be an apple, then. our readers will be excited to know this.
tl;dr: #itscomplicated
From The Atlantic
“Francis does not fit neatly into American categories.”... “We have this culture-war frame that has built up over the last 40 years, which has very carefully portrayed Catholicism as a bearer of conservative personal and ethical and medical moral values, and has downplayed John Paul II and Benedict’s radical critiques of free-market fundamentalism and militarism. Both were very outspoken on those things.”
How to read the pontiff as he visits the United States of America
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L'Eglise est la friternité du Christ.
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Repainted the star (finally) and gave the whole front a clear gloss on the theory this might protect it from nicks ... came out screwy in one spot on the red though. #battledamage
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You are the Doctor? That does explain a lot.
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So, JB Weld, we meet again... For the last* time.
* not actually last
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Click through to view the actual comic. It's a very good, insightful summary.
New comic! This comic was originally posted on Everyday Feminism.  NOTE: I know this comic came out kind of weird and small and i'm sorry about that. This comic was created in response for an ask f...
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Down to 2 gerbils (Luke and Leia who live in separate cages because they don't know they're related.)
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(not spoilers except for, you know, reality looking like ST:TNG)
I'm strongly against spoilers -- even saying whether I liked a movie or didn't -- so I won't do that here. But I did want to publicly recognize a thing this movie got exactly right: the large and unremarked-upon role of women and non-white people in a variety of positions in the space program.

The real space program is exactly like that, damn it, and it's nice to see a movie get that so right at last. The movie doesn't call attention to it, they just do it, which is exactly how it should be. (This is surely in part because the source novel does the same; it's just one of many things Weir absolutely nailed.)

It was something I really loved about that work. I drove rovers with people from Italy, from Taiwan, from Mexico, from India, from Ghana. I loved that in part because it felt like being on the bridge of The Enterprise, and also because ... well, it just felt right.

It took me a long time to realize why: it was because in a perfect world, a world in which racism and sexism played no role, that's what the team would look like. High-quality gray matter is distributed without regard to race or sex, so if you just went around the world choosing the perfect people for the work, you'd naturally end up with just that sort of diverse team.

It still wasn't perfect, but it was very very very good, a taste of how the world should be. And will be. Kudos to Ridley Scott for showing us all that world.
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Volunteer snapdragons in the driveway cracks are still scoffing at the parable of the sower. Why don't they do this well when I plant them?
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Seeds are spread randomly nearly everywhere. The ones that come up do so because they are in the proverbial perfect spot. It's less logical to expect them to grow where you plant them unless you know how to build the soil perfectly. My brother is good at it. I suck. So I let things grow and work around them.
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System.TypeException: Invalid integer: Life"
huge sigh
the system they had last year was working why did they change it
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If you know me even slightly or in an on-the-internet way, feel free to say hi; I'll be happy to hear from you.  You might want to remind me how we know each other, because I am a ditz.

Can't place the quote that's under my name?  It's from Swallows and Amazons.
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