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Stupid face, weird voice, absurdly long neck. Don’t live in Glendale or West Covina. Guess that makes me Durpleton.
RIP Apollo.

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From the article:

Gauna is known online as The Malibu Artist.

Roman Dodecahedrons: A Mystifying Archaeological Find (hackaday.com)

Much about archaeology can be described as trying to figure out the context in which objects and constructions should be interpreted. A good example of this are the metal dodecahedrons (twelve-sided shape) which have been found during archaeological excavations at former Roman sites. Since 1739 over 115 of them have been...

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Knitting is generally accepted to have been invented in Egypt around the Millennium, with the first clearly knit object (intricate colorwork socks) dated to around 1100 CE. Roman artifacts from 2-4th centuries would not be “knitting” tools, since knitting as we know it didn’t exist yet. Nalbinding predates knitting, but requires a flat needle with an eye which is fully passed through each loop, so this tool is still not related. It could be some kind of weaving/textile tool, but those knobs don’t actually look that easy to work with. I would expect some kind of taper to facilitate passing threads/yarns over the tip if that were the case. My opinion: it’s a coincidence that it just happens to look like the “knitting looms” at the hobby store.

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I haven’t heard this in so long that I forgot about it entirely. Holy shit it brings back the memories...
Still good though. I wonder if i still have that CD somewhere. (Yeah I’m old)

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Apparently I ripped it into mp3 at some point and had it my library, so I was able to listen to the whole album during my workout. Crazy how the lyrics came back instantly after 20+ yrs! Messed up my breathing cause I had to sing along. :) I gotta look for those CDs though, I'm sure there's more in there I've forgotten about.

Owls Around the World: Study reveals surprising movements of short-eared owls in Europe and Africa (lemmy.world)

Short Eared Owls are widely distributed, having made their way to all continents but Australia and Antarctica. They even found their way to Hawaii long enough ago they have changed into their own subspecies, the Pueo....

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Their eyeshadow game is on point! So dramatic, I love it.

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The Alot Is Better Than You At Everything

Allie Brosh was on Reddit back in the day. If the drawing style looks familiar, then she might have run a sub for a while before stepping back from the internet.

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I think I need the boundary you stated in the post. I really struggle when it feels like I’m not in control of my time/energy. When someone else takes away my self agency. I hate that feeing and makes me resentful towards whatever external factor is causing it.

I know the reason why this is a sensitive issue for me, and no longer am in those circumstances. But it comes up in other contexts, and I don’t know how a boundary would work there. Eg, work requiring me to “sacrifice” personal time. I get paid for the hours I work, but it deeply bothers me to have to give up my morning routine so I that I start work early to meet someone else’s deadline. It’s not unreasonable to have to occasionally work a little more, so setting a hard boundary isn’t appropriate, but where is the line for my personal comfort? Same with personal relationships, it’s not unreasonable to give in sometimes, but where to draw the line?

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This one’s tough, they’re both so adorable…

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I googled it - so much drama in taxonomy! Also learned that screech owls have a courtship duet song, so that seals it for me.

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Do it! I didn’t know much about owls before this & have just been casually googling. A ‘guided tour’ of the history would be amazing.

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Gotta go for the resting sick-of-this-shit face of the Snowy Owl

Is it considered ableism to treat someone unfairly with regard to their health condition(s) even if they're not a recognised disability?

Or what would that be called? Pretty much the same things that would usually be considered ableism, but when there’s not a recognised disability involved but just health issue/s (which could be “disabling”)....

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I don’t know what OP might be thinking of, but I can give you an example. DSM-5 does not recognize Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), which is associated with chronic traumatizing experiences (e.g., victims of physically abusive parents, victims of sex trafficking). The diagnostic criteria would be different than the currently recognized PTSD, which tends to be based on one or a few traumatic events (eg., soldiers/survivors of war, car crash, rape). Since it’s not recognized, many people who have PTSD-like symptoms but who don’t fit the current criteria get diagnosed with anxiety or other disorders, and subsequently don’t get access to the most effective treatments. CPTSD exists on a spectrum from sub-clinical to disabling, just like PTSD. People on the extreme end should get the necessary accommodations for their disability, but without the clinical diagnosis are often expected to kind of suck it up in the “everyone has anxiety” kind of way.
Bessel van der Kolk and other mental health experts/clinicians have been working for decades to get it included in the DSM, but it continues to be excluded. It is, however, in the ICD-11.

fuck the manosphere

I just want to vent a bit - I started seeing someone a few weeks ago. Old fling that I ran into through some friends that got rekindled, and I was excited that it seemed like more than just casual hookups this time. But there were some yellow flags I ignored that turned out to be red flags, and now I’m feeling frustrated and...

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Nobody is actually happier enforcing patriarchy, it’s just that shedding it can be uncomfortable and difficult.

This is such a great line. It works for any toxic worldview/belief system.

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Boil ‘em, mashbake ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew…

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I don't speak or read Chinese, so here's the closest thing I've got: 何?!?

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I can use google translate, I figured out your comment. Just making a joke was all.

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Ours is Loretta cause that’s what she looks like. My mom named hers Mavis for similar reasons.

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This didn't go where I thought it was going... in the best possible way. I love the positivity and genuine goodness in this post and these people. Thank you for restoring a little of my faith in humanity.

What is your cleaning pet peeve?

I’ve realized I am really bothered by passive voice in cleaning with people I live with. “I am going to do the dishes tonight” - great “Eric, would you take out the trash tonight please?” - that’s fine! I probably would have taken it out if I had realized it was full. I’m an adult and this is my house, I try to...

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Unpopular opinion maybe, but my peeve is when men stand to pee. It gets everywhere and is so disgusting. Every weekend when I’m bleaching the walls and everything in the “splash zone” it irks me that guys won’t also just sit to pee.

As Joshua trees burn, massive wildfire threatens to forever alter Mojave Desert (www.latimes.com)

“We’ve lost a huge area of native vegetation,” said Debra Hughson, deputy superintendent for the Mojave National Preserve. “A lot of pinyon [pines], junipers gone forever, and a lot of the Joshua trees, likely.”...

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Because it’s not a traditional forest, it’s a desert. We had a wet winter here, which allowed non-native invasive plants/grasses to grow abundantly. Those grasses are dead, dry fuel now, allowing the fire to burn hotter than it would normally, which makes it harder for individual specimens to survive the burn. The intense fire heat also changes the nature of the soil itself, causing more water to run off rather than being absorbed. Desert topsoil in this region has a unique, delicate balance already, even footsteps or tyre tracks can disturb the biome for decades.
Compounding that, climate change has already shrunk the area where slow growing Joshua Trees can even survive. The trees lost in this fire will not grow back. You can still easily see burn scars from the 90’s in Joshua Tree National Park, which is adjacent to the Mojave National Preserve.

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That mallard is legally occupying that parking space, and secretly enjoys when people pull up thinking it’s an open space only to find it occupied. Duck facts.

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I thought about that also! In a proper lace weight yarn it would look like a web made by a spider on drugs. Halloween decoration, maybe?

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I guess a third hand would make it easier to deal with working directly from the skein?? It kinda reminds me of all the cheap product listings where knitting needles are pictured with crochet fabric/being modeled like crochet hooks (& vice versa)...

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One giant drop stitch is a good description for the fabric, with maybe some macrame in the middle there...

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Hey I just found this community and your post. I love this picture, although the location of the shifter made me laugh… my first road bike that I commuted on had downtube shifters. A Univega (named Vegas, what else) that was a handmedown from a cousin. I felt so fancy when I eventually got indexed shifters on the handlebars!

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