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January 17 2020

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Bad Map Projection: South America
The projection does a good job preserving both distance and azimuth, at the cost of really exaggerating how many South Americas there are.
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January 15 2020

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Tattoo Ideas
The text ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US with a lengthy footnote explaining that I got this tattoo in 2020 and not, as you may assume, 2001, but offering no further clarification.

January 13 2020

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JPEG2000
I was actually a little relieved when I learned that JPEG2000 was used in the DCI digital cinema standard. I was feeling so bad for it!

January 10 2020

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Star Wars Voyager 1
There's some flexibility depending on your standards for measuring runtime and the various special editions. If you still want to have a party, I'm sure you can find some combination that works.

January 08 2020

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Parenthetical Names
I never got around to seeing that movie about the battle (of Midway).

January 06 2020

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Alignment Chart Alignment Chart
I would describe my personal alignment as "lawful heterozygous silty liquid."

January 03 2020

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OK/okay/ok
After changing it back and forth several times and consulting with internet linguist Gretchen McCulloch, I settled on "ok" in my book How To, but I'm still on the fence. Maybe I should just switch to "oK."

January 01 2020

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I Love the 20s
Billboard's "Best of the 80s" chart includes Blondie's 1980 hit "Call Me." QED.

December 30 2019

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New Year's Eve
"Off-by-one errors" isn't the easiest theme to build a party around, but I've seen worse.

December 27 2019

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Weird Hill
I'm compromising by picking a weird hill to lie on.

December 25 2019

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Christmas Presents
"The parisitism might be mediated by a fungus!" exclaimed the biologist who was trying to ruin Christmas again.

December 23 2019

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Edible Arrangements
Any arrangement is an edible arrangement if you're hungry enough.

December 20 2019

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Thumbtacks And String
A tattoo of a tattoo parlor receipt

December 18 2019

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Star Wars Spoiler Generator
The heroes seem to be gaining the upper hand until Darth Juul manages to flip the switch on the car wash control panel from 'REGULAR' to 'PREMIUM.'

December 16 2019

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Ground vs Air
Water is thinner than both, and fire is *definitely* thicker.

December 13 2019

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Brussels Sprouts Mandela Effect
I love Brussels Sprouts Mandela Effect; I saw them open for Correct Horse Battery Staple.

December 04 2019

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AI Hiring Algorithm
So glad Kate over in R&D pushed for using the AlgoMaxAnalyzer to look into this. Hiring her was a great decisio- waaaait.

December 02 2019

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Is it Christmas?
We've tested it on 30 different days and it hasn't gotten one wrong yet.

November 29 2019

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Group Chat Rules
There's no group chat member more enigmatic than the cool person who you all assume has the chat on mute, but who then instantly chimes in with no delay the moment something relevant to them is mentioned.

November 27 2019

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How To Deliver Christmas Presents
Building codes in hurricane zones rely on studies of how easily flying debris can break residential windows. If you're looking for a science fair project idea and you hate your neighbors, I'm sure they could always use more data!
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