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Old 2020-11-24, 17:10   #4126
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A mysterious metal monolith was spotted in the Utah desert by a helicopter team doing a wildlife survey.
It was in a pit surrounded by a bunch of agitated Australopithecus afarensis.
Yeah, it was posted earlier.
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And so it begins. We already have reason to visit Clavius Crater. We need to stop the Europa Clipper now.
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Old 2020-11-24, 18:20   #4127
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Does "I was like" mean "I thought" or "I said"? Or is it non-specific?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valleyspeak
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Old 2020-11-24, 19:20   #4128
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Frank Zappa's song "Valley Girl" is worth a listen as a caricature of this use of language. I moved to the LA area in 1987, and there were definitely girls at my high school who intentionally spoke like that- maybe a bit of a subgroup like "emo" kids a dozen years ago.
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Old 2020-11-25, 13:15   #4129
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https://blog.mozilla.org/security/20...tps-only-mode/
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Old 2020-11-25, 14:05   #4130
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Once HTTPS becomes even more widely supported by websites than it is today, we expect it will be possible for web browsers to deprecate HTTP connections and require HTTPS for all websites.
- as if no-one uses a browser to access devices on their local LAN or isolated networks!
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Old 2020-11-25, 14:36   #4131
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- as if no-one uses a browser to access devices on their local LAN or isolated networks!
Are you saying you use your "free" browser for purposes that don't make advertising money for the providers? That means you are stealing!

Well, at least I'm sure they see it that way. And they would be happy to charge you money for an HTTP capable browser.
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Old 2020-11-25, 17:29   #4132
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Are you saying you use your "free" browser for purposes that don't make advertising money for the providers? That means you are stealing!

Well, at least I'm sure they see it that way. And they would be happy to charge you money for an HTTP capable browser.
You mean you don't use an ad-blocker?

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Old 2020-11-25, 18:11   #4133
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A mysterious metal monolith was spotted in the Utah desert by a helicopter team doing a wildlife survey.
It was in a pit surrounded by a bunch of agitated Australopithecus afarensis.

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/ut...rnd/index.html

Just kidding about the last part.
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Old 2020-11-25, 18:28   #4134
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The AP story described the thing as "a three-sided stainless steel object." I'm not certain what "three-sided" means, but I'm guessing it means it's like a long rectangular sheet of steel with folds parallel to the long sides, so the end-on view looks like this:


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Old 2020-11-25, 18:39   #4135
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Old 2020-11-25, 19:34   #4136
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The AP story described the thing as "a three-sided stainless steel object." I'm not certain what "three-sided" means, but I'm guessing it means it's like a long rectangular sheet of steel with folds parallel to the long sides, so the end-on view looks like this:


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An inside and outside and, when you touch it, an unside.

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