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Word 23 (cont'd from @krinkle):

"""
Ronseal (adj.)

of something to do precisely as one would expect from its outward description.

e.g. "a Ronseal deal", "a Ronseal solution".
"""

The phrase entered British vernacular after the 1994 TV advertising slogan "It does exactly what it says on the tin", by wood paint manufacturer Ronseal.

en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Ronseal
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Does_exa
bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-209453

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It's my dad!
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RT @NotreDame
Verlin Miller is an artist plying a unique trade: He makes doors.

His skill and craftsmanship can be seen all over campus having made over 300 doors for Notre Dame and @saintmarys, including the @NDBasilica doors.
twitter.com/NotreDame/status/1

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@thewk It's not dumb at all. YouTube used to visibly display RSS feeds, then later "removed" them. it's still a functional feature, though.

I followed this guide: support.learnworlds.com/suppor

If you know how to identify the channel's user ID, you can skip straight to this URL and input it: youtube.com/feeds/videos.xml?u

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I'll happily do an A/B test between MP3 files and FLAC files.

I just picked up Vader's XXV album on CD. I've had this album as Amazon VBR MP3 files for over a decade.

The differences are subtle, but music like this that has a lot of things going on at once really push MP3s to their limits.

(Also having the liner notes for a change is :chefkiss:​)

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I have setup a Trunk instance for the #Dutch speakers.

Voor de Nederlands-taligen onder ons: de Trunk is bijna klaar. Suggesties voor lijsten hoor ik graag. Ook als je op de lijsten wilt.
trunk-mastodon.nl

Als je Trunk niet kent: het is een tool waar je mensen kunt zoeken om te volgen op de Fediverse.

Graag boosten als je NL-talige volgers hebt ;-)

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I just don't get why Google is so bad at AI.
Here's an autogenerated menu for a British café. I assume it has used some *very* fancy algorithms to either scrape their website or OCR photos of the menu.
The results are nonsensical garbage!

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thinking of pronouncing the o in cryptocurrency as a schwa, just to see whom it annoys

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I, I live among the creatures of the night
I haven't got the will to try and fight
Against a new tomorrow, so I guess I'll just believe it
That tomorrow never comes

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Wikipedia Haiku is a bot that posts moving haiku poems every four hours, made up entirely of random phrases from Wikipedia. You can follow at:

➡️ @wikipediahaiku

#WikipediaHaiku #Wikipedia #Haiku #Haikus #Poetry #Poems #Poem #Fun #Writing #Bot #Bots

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When the species was
listed endangered it faced
a number of threats

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I'm not convinced that math has a point, floating or otherwise

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Me: Can I have a cup of tea
J: I can make you a cup of tea
Me: Earl Grey
J: Earl do it
Me: Greyt

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Did you know I have stamp stickers in my shop? Now you do! As an added bonus you also get the (full color!) font with purchase. Mails around the world! 🐦✉️ #mastoart

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The spirited man says things are about to get heavy, for we are amidst our move from crisis mode toward humanity's next period of flourishing.

The video shows how we are currently toward the end of our third cycle of an 80 year block (from 1780), with the fourth cycle starting around 2028-2030.

An interesting theory.

youtu.be/xeVyfiP0cLk

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makeup, video games 

my eye was drawn to the discount code first and I thought sephora was running some kind of cross-promotion with a first-person shooter franchise. alas no

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