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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    The word "Flock" just came up in that thread. I like that word because somehow I flipped it with "frock" in the kit modeling thread.
    You oughta be deflocked for that!
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    The Prague Zoo has named its new baby Orangutan "Pustakawan". It means "Librarian."
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    Ook.

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    Oh, I have many friends I need to share that news with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    I sometimes wonder what would happen if we didn't have the whole weird "Santa Claus" narrative, and some small group of people invented it today.
    Child psychologists on national television, moral panic, parents in court and children in care, I suspect.
    I posted this a while ago on another thread. It prompted me to actually write something about a parallel universe in which the concept of Santa Claus is a secret and cultish idea, newly brought to light in a dawn swoop by social workers and psychologists. It's too long to do my usual cut-and-paste job into a thread here, but anyone who's interested can find it at https://oikofuge.com/christmas-news-...llel-universe/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    The Prague Zoo has named its new baby Orangutan "Pustakawan". It means "Librarian."
    And just for clarity, that surely is the word for librarian in Indonesian, not Czech. It has far too few consonants to be a Czech word.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jens View Post
    And just for clarity, that surely is the word for librarian in Indonesian, not Czech. It has far too few consonants to be a Czech word.


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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    I posted this a while ago on another thread. It prompted me to actually write something about a parallel universe in which the concept of Santa Claus is a secret and cultish idea, newly brought to light in a dawn swoop by social workers and psychologists. It's too long to do my usual cut-and-paste job into a thread here, but anyone who's interested can find it at https://oikofuge.com/christmas-news-...llel-universe/

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    A Christmas song written by AI (specifically, neural networks).

    Musically, it's actually not bad. Lyrically, it is...something else.

    https://youtu.be/BVu2y707NFk
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    Really trivial stuff that amuses you...

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    Lyrically, it is...something else.
    Oh my.
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    I saw today's Cake Wrecks and immediately thought of Gillian. You can't erase icing, but the wreckorators will try!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanF View Post
    A Christmas song written by AI (specifically, neural networks).

    Musically, it's actually not bad. Lyrically, it is...something else.

    https://youtu.be/BVu2y707NFk
    His Christmas Carols in a minor key is interesting as well!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    His Christmas Carols in a minor key is interesting as well!
    First place my mind went was The Nightmare Before Christmas. The film turned some traditional songs entertainingly creepy.
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    We mailed some packages from Maryland intended for New York and New Jersey on Dec 11. The projected delivery date was Dec 15.

    As of today, Dec 23d, they are all in Washington DC, except one. It is in Jacksonville, FL.
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    I've got one that's supposed to have been in Oakland two days ago that, last I looked, was sitting around in Kent, WA, which is where my packages go to age before they get to me, leaving me paranoid that it's being sent back to me for some reason.
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    Our puppy literally chases his tail. Fast or slow, intently or idly, depending on his whims of the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gillianren View Post
    I've got one that's supposed to have been in Oakland two days ago that, last I looked, was sitting around in Kent, WA, which is where my packages go to age before they get to me, leaving me paranoid that it's being sent back to me for some reason.
    The Wife and I have been frustrated with a few shipments in the past few weeks, as well. I had one that loitered between two USPS locations in the same city for 8 days. My wife had a shipment that bounced around several locations in Washington and even Oregon, I think. After 30 days, we were able to cancel the order with the vendor for a refund...and it arrived a few days later.
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    I bought something from a guy in NJ who shipped it on the 11th, and it went from NJ to NY and back to NJ by the 15th, and hasn't left there since. At this point I have no idea when, or if I'll receive it. Or if it will be found by one of the Mars rovers.

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    Somethings who dig up while cleaning, so far an old ribbon cable for hard drives and a couple of encyclopedias on cds, someday I have to get rid of some of this stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpatz View Post
    I bought something from a guy in NJ who shipped it on the 11th, and it went from NJ to NY and back to NJ by the 15th, and hasn't left there since. At this point I have no idea when, or if I'll receive it. Or if it will be found by one of the Mars rovers.
    I had a similar experience with a package from Amazon. After the package allegedly sat in Teterboro, NJ for about a week, Amazon canceled the order.
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    Turns out disassembling all those sorting machines caused the USPS problems. Who knew?

    A YouTube channel I watch did a parody Great British Bake-Off for Christmas.
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    Amusing: My laptop's camera has a built-in shutter to cover the lens. I need not resort to stickers or tape anymore!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Amusing: My laptop's camera has a built-in shutter to cover the lens. I need not resort to stickers or tape anymore!
    Unless the opening and closing of the shutter is purely mechanical and at your control, you still do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
    Unless the opening and closing of the shutter is purely mechanical and at your control, you still do!
    It is. A small manual slider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    It is. A small manual slider.
    Darn that ruins my plans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Backroad Astronomer View Post
    Darn that ruins my plans.
    Oh, so that was you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    It is. A small manual slider.
    Do you pretend you are General Hammond?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    Amusing: My laptop's camera has a built-in shutter to cover the lens. I need not resort to stickers or tape anymore!
    My wife mocks my tinfoil laptop camera cover. "Oh, so you're one of those people..." Teaching remotely has taught me that simply wanting the camera off isn't enough. She said, "Oh, that makes sense."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    My wife mocks my tinfoil laptop camera cover. "Oh, so you're one of those people..." Teaching remotely has taught me that simply wanting the camera off isn't enough. She said, "Oh, that makes sense."
    I use black electrical tape. The camera does come on.
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