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Sometimes I'm amazed at how much popular media demonizes science/scientists, even in the most seemingly benign ways.
From superhero movies showing scientists helping the villains create world-destroying machines to scientists in Pokemon Red/Blue creating Mewtwo, a dangerous creature they abused and then could not control.
Jurassic Park is a major one, with many anti-science themes. Rick and Morty is another. Even Back To The Future had Doc's inventions ruin lives.
in a great end-of-the-year tradition, the nerds at darktable have a brand-spanking new 2.6 release now available!
congratulations darktable team on a fantastic release!
also, contributor Matthieu Moy has written up an extensive blog post detailing some of the awesome new features - give it a read as well:
Cleaning up a customer's PC, I made the mistake of leaving a tab open on Yahoo's home page. Only 1 minute later: malvertized. Sunuva...
I did it again to pin down the cause, & indeed it's Yahoo's ads breaking out, taking over the page, & loading scary messages that make it difficult to leave.
I can't stress enough, folks, that an ad blocker is Internet SECURITY software.
"Styling a Select Like It’s 2019" https://www.filamentgroup.com/lab/select-css.html
I had no idea that native styling of select elements (no trickery, just CSS) had come this far.
"Ostrich" is etymologically from a two-word Latin phrase, "avis struthio". "Avis struthio" means "ostrich bird".
"struthio" (which means "ostrich") comes from "struthiocamelus", which is from Greek στρουθιοκάμηλος, both of which mean "ostrich". But στρουθιοκάμηλος is built from two other words: στρουθόs, "sparrow" + κάμηλος "camel".
So etymologically, an ostrich is a "sparrow camel bird".
Anyway here's a stream of Terry Crews painting in a cozy living room with a crackling yule log
I don't have a choice, the video is too good: Prime Minister of Luxembourg about Brexit
It's been a crazy week with all this "let's vote for Adobe Premiere port to Linux". I kept wondering what free/libre projects can we realistically support financially instead, so I started digging and talking to devs. Here is the result:
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