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FYI - use "nitter" instead of "twitter" for references to tweets.

Just replace with or another nitter site to link to tweets. Here is a list of sites...

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Well, there are guides like
where you are already halfway through it.

Or this guide which has a little more detail

The other thing I would recommend for the web interface is to point at things to see the text hint & click them if it seems right. You can click on links, hash tags, profile names, icons, and so on.

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A more concise explanation of the "Fine People Hoax"

I might have to pin this one....

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The "fine people" hoax and how to combat it
Scott Adams has had several discussions about this hoax and has found the rebuttals following a specific order. Here's that order and what you can say at each step. It includes links to relevant information as well.

Reading past the headlines on Climate Change...

Apparently deaths related to heat are going up but slower than cold related deaths are dropping. That is not what you would get from the breathless headline.

Oops. NWS flash flood warning was too late for some drivers in Colorado.

A couple dozen cars were stuck overnight on I-70 in the Hanging Lake tunnels. Several mudslides have closed the interstate after fires last year. In this case, cars entered this area while still open, the alert was issued, the road was closed to further traffic, but these cars got stuck between mudslides.

A novel idea for a captcha

Though I guess it would be easy to automate a bot to defeat it.

Novel use of a condom...

Used because it is waterproof and relatively strong for a hole repair of a kayak. Then used to get a gold medal!

RIP Ron Popeil

The TV pitchman and inventor Ron Popeil has died at age 86. But wait, there's more.... was a key catchphrase he would use in ads.

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Working with a couple archivist on a podcast concept, and I'd like some feedback.


Amusement park ride had a little more excitement than usual...

In this case, a "sling shot" ride was launched an a seagull crashed into one of the passengers. Apparently both the rider & bird survived without serious injury.

The biggest thing to hit me on a ride was bugs at Cedar Park. If you ride one of the big / fast coasters at dusk you can get hit by several on the ride.

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This is an Ulam Spiral. With 1 in the center, the integers are wrapped around it in a spiral pattern.

With the PRIME numbers highlighted, they have a preference for the diagonals. The pattern is more clear visually the further you zoom out. Here is a 50x50 square:

Not getting much M5M coverage...

So Speaker Pelosi has denied two Republican choices to the House January 6th commission. In response Minority Leader McCarthy has said that NO Republicans will participate if all are not seated.

I'm not expecting much from this "investigation" in any case.

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@MZHemingway: "Pelosi gave a HUGE gift to Republicans by removing GOP members from commission. And, in a surprising turn of events, GOP leadership was smart enough to take that gift.

>@JakeSherman: 'NEWS: @GOPLeader will pull all Republican members from the Jan. 6 committee in response to @SpeakerPelosi vetoing the appointment of @RepJimBanks and @Jim_Jordan '"

#Pelosi #USHouse #DCriot

(H/T @shem_infinite RT )

Canadian Human Rights museum plans to open ONLY to fully vaccination customers

I guess that is in line with upholding Human Rights. Right?


I just got my car license renewal card in the mail. I go to the Arapahoe County Clerk's web page to make an appointment. They no longer allow car license renewals in person (COVID?). You have to use a kiosk, online web page, by mail, or drop box.

The first two methods have a $1 charge (electronic check) or 3% (credit card) to use. The last two have no verification method other than getting the tags & updated registration in the mail after a week or so. Sigh.

Matt Stoller is looking for help in two areas

The first is sleep treatments - especially CPAP machines.

The second is dental implants.

Both seem to be high cost, high margin kinds of medical treatments. I might have added hearing aids to the list as well. I got quoted about $7K for two hearing aids a few years ago.

If anyone has inside knowledge and willing to share it for publication - please let him know.

More humor from Lauren Boebert

In this case those Texas Democrats were carrying Corona instead of Miller Light.

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A handful of stories about big tech censorship...

A county looks for a new platform after YouTube bans their recordings of county meetings

Dr Drew censored again by YouTube

Psaki admitting to government directed censorship

A guy flagged for offending YouTube content that was locked & private

Rep. Crenshaw’s Five-Word Firestorm

In response to a critic, he reminded people that the Democrats lost the Civil War.

Microburst At Lake Dillon Overwhelms 30+ People On Boats, Paddleboards

Just lucky a rescue crew was training when a microburst hit Lake Dillon. About 30 people were rescued from sailboats and other watercraft.

Bad Map Projection: The Greenland Special

A fake map projection where everywhere except Greenland is at equal area size and Greenland is at the Mercator size.

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