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GlassHalfHopeful β“β“žπŸ…žπŸ…πŸ…” @lemmy.ca

Let go and let entropy. 🌌

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Donald Trump offers supporters $299 assassination attempt-themed sneakers
  • Honest question. Is that photo actually from the event? Maybe it's all the poor quality sources I'm seeing, but I don't see the wound/blood. And he's been photographed making that hand pumping motion numerous times.

    I don't doubt that he would take advantage of something like this since he brands everything he can. And it's gross. So gross.

    But... is that what's actually happening here or is this misinformation?

  • peek
  • Oh my! πŸ’œ

  • Spanish PM Urges NATO Leaders to Eschew 'Double Standards' on Gaza and Ukraine
  • This isn't the first time I've heard such good sense coming from Spain, lately. I normally don't hear much in the news headlines, but I hope I continue to. We need more vocal leaders like this challenging Western hypocrisy.

  • TIL: Why News Was So Neutral in the '50s & '60s
  • Curious, how does one summarize a video like this? I imagine I could make use of this quite a bit.

  • Dresden Files - All caught up (spoilers all)
  • I would always try to remind myself that the character is a person and they are simply observing things and that many of those observations are ones I would even make myself. There's no wrongness in noticing any particular thing. It's just input. However, when I'm describing observations about a person to someone else, I'm almost certainly not going to provide that kind of detail. It's absolutely superfluous. And so I found Butcher's propensity for that to be weird. At the same time, it was human enough that I felt it could be tolerated should the story be good. And the stories are good. I miss them.

    It's been at least two years since I read a Dresden story and I'm not sure what Butcher's timetable is for more books. Word on the street (aka wikipedia) is that he has plans for five more. No idea if he's written much in this world the last 4 years though.

    I've never been good at "following" personalities, so I get surprised when I eventually find out new books are published. One author I enjoy just released the final book in a series I've been reading. I found out because apparently I'm on his email newsletter list. I guess I should be doing that for every author. 😁 No need to when it comes to Patrick Rothfuss though. I've given up on that dream. (Okay okay. Below the belt. sorry. But a little not sorry also. 😬)

  • A cool Guide about Reddit Users
  • Printed and posted on my wall. An incredible resource!

  • Dresden Files - All caught up (spoilers all)
  • I enjoyed these books, but there were many moments of eye rolling and frustration especially early on. I started a game with my partner where I yelled "tips!" out loud every time Butcher describes the tips of womens nipples through their shirt. Gah.

    Regardless, the books and characters grew on me and I really look forward to future reads. It's been forever since the last book. It's so odd to fly through so many books and then find myself waiting. I tend to read series really late and don't usually have to wait. Ack! I even watched the TV series as a filler. πŸ€ͺ

  • Scalpers Reverse-Engineer Ticketmaster's 'Non-Transferrable' Tickets
  • On one hand, kudos to figuring out how to do this. On the other hand, aren't scalpers reselling at a much higher rate in order to make profit? Aren't ticketmaster's costs already outrageous? Regardless of the outcome of this case, consumers still seem to lose...

  • Great crested grebe fam more inside
  • What a neat bird! Love those crests!

  • Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) - Nundah, Brisbane, Australia - June 2024
  • And I just had to look this up to confirm. Neat! They have the look, but I never made the connection. TIL!

    The reason I ever looked these birds up in the first place was, funny enough, because of the reason mentioned in the Wikipedia article: "The loud, distinctive call of the laughing kookaburra is widely used as a stock sound effect in situations that involve an Australian bush setting or tropical jungle, especially in older movies."

  • I modded a scanner to into a camera, this is 'Eik'
  • I was wondering if you had done more. Two minutes?! Wow.

  • Dragonfly hung out with me at the lake
  • I get pretty lucky with dragonflies compared to most other critters. They are so cool. πŸ’œ

  • Joe Biden To Sit Down With ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos For First Post-Debate TV Interview
  • Gotta be honest, I'm normally sleepy at that time as well. Late is late.

  • What's new in Joplin 3.0
  • Yes! I just confirmed that notes and notebooks move to the new trashcan! So grateful! πŸ’œ

    I had to rollback my database just last week because my son managed to accidentally delete a whole notebook on his phone and was pretty upset. I resolved that, but was once again so frustrated with the lack of trash. Now this will be a thing of the past! πŸŽ‰πŸ₯³

    Also noticed undo and redo buttons for the first time. That was killing me just as much!

    Two birds with one stone it seems!, (either that or I'm blind 😁)

  • What's new in Joplin 3.0
  • The trash folder is huge. Can wait to see this added to Android

  • Steller's Jay [OC]
  • These jays will never stop being one of the most beautiful birds I've yet to see. Some day we will meet. 😁

  • TIL that the ruby-throated hummingbird flies non-stop across the Gulf of Mexico as part of its spring migration and has a VO2 max that is about 10 times higher than elite human athletes.

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/21718242

    > - > - Author: /u/tW188y > - Link Shared on Reddit > - Original Reddit Comments >

    From the article: >This feat is impressive, as an 800Β km (500Β mi), non-stop flight over water would seemingly require a caloric energy that far exceeds an adult hummingbird's body weight of 3Β g (0.11Β oz). However, researchers discovered the tiny birds can double their fat mass in preparation for their Gulf crossing, then expend the entire calorie reserve from fat during the 20-hour non-stop crossing when food and water are unavailable.

    This is nuts!

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    Gemini App w/o Google App and forced Android login integration?

    Is there any way to install and use the Gemini App without the Google App and forced association of the account with my Android phone?

    I have a specific Google account just for Gemini, but I neither use the Google app nor desire for my phone to maintain this alt google account as one of the phone associates accounts. I think many folks would prefer login stay within the app itself.

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    apnews.com Boy Scouts of America changing name to more inclusive Scouting America after years of woes

    The Boy Scouts of America is changing its name for the first time in its 114-year history. The Texas-based organization is announcing at its annual meeting in Florida on Tuesday that it will become Scouting America.

    Boy Scouts of America changing name to more inclusive Scouting America after years of woes

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ca/post/20749204

    Another positive step in the right direction for an organization rife with brokenness. There's a lot I don't like about the organization, but this is something a love--a scouting organization open to young women and the lgbtq community. The next step is being inclusive of nonreligious agnostic and atheist youth and leaders. As well as ending the cultural appropriation of Native American peoples.

    May this organization continue to build up youth, never allow further violence against youth, and make amends for all the wrongs. There's a lot of good that comes out of organizations like this and I won't discount it even though it's riddled with a dark history.

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    apnews.com Cicadas are nature's weirdos. They pee stronger than us and an STD can turn them into zombies

    The periodical cicadas that are about to infest two parts of the United States aren't just plentiful, they're downright weird.

    Cicadas are nature's weirdos. They pee stronger than us and an STD can turn them into zombies

    😳

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    OnePlus 11 Lens Attachment?

    Could anyone recommend a OnePlus 11 telephoto lens attachment? My searches are coming up dry so far.

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    www.smithsonianmag.com These Small Birds Flutter Their Wings to Say 'After You' to Their Partner

    A new study of Japanese tits provides the first evidence of non-primate animals using gestures to convey messages

    These Small Birds Flutter Their Wings to Say 'After You' to Their Partner

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/13638497

    > A new study of Japanese tits provides the first evidence of non-primate animals using gestures to convey messages > > When a mated pair of small birds called Japanese tits arrives at the nest, one of them might flutter its wings at the other. The second bird then typically enters the nest first. This motion might be a signal, meant to convey the message β€œafter you” to the other bird, scientists reported Monday in the journalΒ Current Biology. > > The research provides the first evidence of animals besides primates using gestures to communicate meaning. The result β€œshows that Japanese tits not only use wing fluttering as a symbolic gesture, but also in a complex social context involving a sender, receiver and a specific goal, much like how humans communicate,” Toshitaka Suzuki, a co-author of the new study and a biologist at the University of Tokyo, tellsΒ Science News’ Darren Incorvaia.

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    A Bird's Field Guide...

    My youngest shared a page from his funny poem book with me. I laughed out loud quite literally and thought I would share it with you all as well. πŸ’œ

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    OnePlus 11 Lens Attachment?

    Can anyone recommend a OnePlus 11 telephoto lens attachment? My initial searches seem to be coming up dry.

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    Gamified Bird Identification App?

    Does anyone know of a Duolingo-like birding application that gamifies bird identification?

    (Particularly for Android and extra points for sound ID in addition to visual ID)

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    apnews.com 31,000 Ukrainian troops killed since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion, Zelenskyy says

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in action in the two years since Russia launched its full-scale invasion.

    31,000 Ukrainian troops killed since the start of Russia's full-scale invasion, Zelenskyy says

    "Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that 31,000 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in action in the two years since Russia launched its full-scale invasion.

    "A U.S. intelligence report declassified in mid-December 2023 estimated that 315,000 Russian troops had been killed or wounded in Ukraine. If accurate, the figure would represent 87% of the roughly 360,000 troops Russia had before the war, according to the report."

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    I will never feel as though I fit in this world, a place where the so-called leaders of humanity callously throw away the lives of their own people--slaughtering the innocent along the way--in their own broken, vileness.

    There is no goodness from such death.

    We have the ability, today, to be so much more than we have ever been. We can realize the greatest of human potential. Yet we continue to choose death.

    Had I only been born in a later age where I could spend my one life in an era that is extraordinarily glorious. Presuming of course that our species would survive itself to such a time.

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    Not seeing comments

    Any idea why I am not seeing comments for any of the posts here?

    When I click the "Last weeks thread" link and it opens in my web browser, I am then able to see the comments including my own...

    πŸ€”

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    How often do you attempt to use preternatural abilities on the world around you?

    I am one with the Force and the Force is with me.

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    apnews.com White House promises 'major sanctions' on Russia in response to Alexei Navalny's death

    The White House says it is preparing additional β€œmajor sanctions” on Russia in response to opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s death in an Arctic penal colony.

    White House promises 'major sanctions' on Russia in response to Alexei Navalny's death

    Even more major than the current major sanctions...

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    apnews.com Texas judge grants pregnant woman permission to get an abortion despite state’s ban

    A Texas judge has granted a pregnant woman permission to obtain an abortion in an unprecedented challenge to the state’s ban that took effect after Roe v.

    Texas judge grants pregnant woman permission to get an abortion despite state’s ban
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    apnews.com High-fat flight is first jetliner to make fossil fuel-free trans-Atlantic crossing from London to NY

    The first trans-Atlantic flight by a commercial jet powered solely by so-called sustainable aviation fuel has flown from London to New York.

    High-fat flight is first jetliner to make fossil fuel-free trans-Atlantic crossing from London to NY
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    apnews.com High-fat flight is first jetliner to make fossil fuel-free trans-Atlantic crossing from London to NY

    The first trans-Atlantic flight by a commercial jet powered solely by so-called sustainable aviation fuel has flown from London to New York.

    High-fat flight is first jetliner to make fossil fuel-free trans-Atlantic crossing from London to NY
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    Ornithological society to rename dozens of birds β€” and stop naming them after people

    apnews.com Birds in North America will be renamed to avoid any 'harmful' historical associations with people

    Birds in North America will no longer be named after people. The American Ornithological Society announced the move Wednesday.

    Birds in North America will be renamed to avoid any 'harmful' historical associations with people
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    apnews.com Health providers say AI chatbots could improve care. But research says some are perpetuating racism

    Hospitals and health care systems are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence to help summarize doctors’ notes and analyze health records.

    Health providers say AI chatbots could improve care. But research says some are perpetuating racism
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    apnews.com Video provides first clear views of WWII aircraft carriers lost in the pivotal Battle of Midway

    Footage from deep in the Pacific Ocean has given the first detailed look at three World War II aircraft carriers that sank in the pivotal Battle of Midway.

    Video provides first clear views of WWII aircraft carriers lost in the pivotal Battle of Midway
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    apnews.com Texas Walmart shooter agrees to pay more than $5M to families over 2019 racist attack

    A white Texas gunman who killed 23 people in a racist attack on Hispanic shoppers at a Walmart in 2019 has agreed to pay more than $5 million to families of the victims.

    Texas Walmart shooter agrees to pay more than $5M to families over 2019 racist attack

    Genuinely curious and ignorant about restitution from inmates who spend the read of their lives in prison.

    How would he ever be able to pay 5M+ USD?

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