This stupid show is basically “let’s throw mummies in the CT scan machine and see what we get” and “boy, look at how advanced the ancient Egyptians were with chemistry” and “omg Tutenkhamun’s parents were either brother and sister or first cousins!!!eleventy11!!!!” Like they just discovered that the Hapsburgs were not the only dynasty rife with cousin and sibling marriage.
Another quick question for people who speak and write in languages other than English: Do you get upset when people use translation software to reply to your posts if they are not native speakers/writers? Why or why not?
If y'all could boost this post so that I can get more responses from people who speak/write English and at least one other language, that would be great! #CommunityDevelopment
Here are this AM's #COVID numbers from CDC.
Community transmission currently at high/red level and continuing to rise. New (reported) cases are up 300%+ in the last 8 weeks, and the rate of positive tests increased 10x in the same time.
Last night, just as the Moon was totally eclipsed, the International Space Station flew over! I had a whole array of emotions - at first I was angry "fucking satellites are EVERYWHERE ARG" - then I realized it was the ISS, and remembered how I used to always look up when it would fly over and be excited. So then I was sad - we're totally losing access to this beautiful night sky.
I was at a fundraiser for Democrats Abroad this weekend & I asked the new chair for the Canada chapters why so few people were stepping up for Board positions. Our ensuing conversation is further solidifying my theory that nonprofit con-runners burn out so hard because they care so much about the communities they are building or maintaining. Not sure if I'd call this a wicked problem yet. Need to do more research. #CommunityDevelopment
last day to respond to the public consultation stage of the scottish gender recognition reform bill. if yer thinking of filling it in, you've got til 23:59 tonight. scottish trans has some tips for filling it in, and there's an alternative shorter yes/no survey version:
Today's #AHM2002 link goes to Richard Man, a friend from NorCal and a brilliant photographer. After reading how his car burst into flames, it was actually this post from 4 years ago that decided what my link of the day would be.
Perhaps one of the benefits of being an adult on meds that need to be taken with food is that the food could be a slice of tiramisu. #JustChronicIllnessThings
The winner of the #Eurovision Song Contest 2022 is Ukraine 🇺🇦
"wh" asks and "th" answers...
I'd asked / obsevered this some time back, can't find the thread:
Questions asked with "wh" words (where, when, what, ...) are answered with "th" words (there, then, that...)
With a few exeptions:
why -> th?? (how?)
who -> th?? (thou?)
wherefore -> therefore (substitute for "why" above)
Someone had chipped in with the linguistic explanation of this on the earlier thread as well. Which I'm hunting for again...
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Back in school to learn how to more effectively change the world. Feminist geek. Also back on the West Coast. U.S.-expatriate. Ask me how! (she/her)
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