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when the queen dies they select an infant to be fed only royal jelly, which causes her to develop differently from her peers, who are feed beans on toast. she then matures in a queen cell, capped with wax, until she is ready to emerge and one of the Buckingham Palace attendants cuts a hole in the wax around her head

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[at the post office]

"I need some stamps, please."

"What value?"

"IT'S NOT ABOUT THE MONEY. IT'S ABOUT SENDING A MESSAGE."

"S-Sir?"

"YOU HEARD ME"

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employer: plz don't add birthday, photos or gender in your cv. we want to ensure there is no discrimination during the application process
also employer: wtf you are a minor? why didn't you tell us?
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The third major concept in Lain is that the contents of the Wired are not merely electrical information and data, but the images of the human collective subconscious, our collective information space, and our collective spiritual visions.

This is the bridge into the idea that Lain is about the emergence of the Noosphere and the manifestation of the virtual collective imagination into physical reality. The various pastiches about ghosts, MiB conspiracy theories, aliens, etc tap into this, but we've really seen where this can lead in recent years.

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This is such a cool thread

RT @NomeDaBarbarian@twitter.com

Because I was curious tonight...

English: "Once upon a time..."
Arabic: "There was, oh what there was (or there wasn't) in the oldest of days and ages and times..."
Armenian: "There was, there was not..."
Czech: "Beyond seven mountain ranges, beyond seven rivers..."

🐦🔗: twitter.com/NomeDaBarbarian/st

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I'm not convinced that websites need algorithms to drive attention or that there is such a thing as ethical AI under capitalism... but Twitter appears to making good faith efforts at it by hiring some of the most renowned critics and putting them in charge. We'll see, I guess.

"How Twitter hired tech's biggest critics to build ethical AI"

protocol.com/workplace/twitter

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"he said auctioning the source code was the "natural thing to do" as a computer scientist."

how is that ever the natural thing to do, let alone for a computer scientist

like, maybe natural for a capitalist

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A push to archive the early history of jungle and drum and bass in East London (funded by the National Lottery and backed up by local library/archive services).

Definitely worth doing, so much of the whole rave culture in London, East Anglia and SE England of the 90s to 2000s has effectively been erased due to a conservative backlash against the drugs and hedonism it involved, although its co-opting by lad culture and car culture in the 90s didn't help at all...

theguardian.com/music/2021/jun

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Welcome to centralized Internet 🤷 A number of high profile websites are down right now, apparently due to a failure at Fastly (?)

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Octopuses have three hearts and a doughnut-shaped brain. They have eight arms. Each arm contains its own 'mini brain.’ They use tools; in the wild octopuses have been shown to build little dens. They are able to recognise individuals outside of their own …

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A girl who couldn't be older than 12 just came into my store and ordered a coffee frappuccino and when I asked for a name for the order she said "Leeroy Jenkins"

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