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Welcome to another Spring!

A philosopher once told me:
Birds are very important

This season Spring ends on Wednesday June 20th
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A thread for interesting news, like the invention of new springs to the discovery of new sponges!
News that makes people upset is great for clicks, but not a good fit for this thread.
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It's 20 C outside. I think I'm gonna die
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Random Video Thread

Have you been surfing the information superhighway and found a video that you don't want to make a thread for, but it doesn't fit anywhere else? You can post it here
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Parking Lot Carnaval

Parking lots are so versatile
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YOUR SOUL IS MINE
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When I obtain immortality, I'm going to get a lion.
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Guess I'll be out a few days
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At 12AM desert switches to breakfast.
Only people who make crêpes at night will get this.
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No interesting article thread?
Here's a very Springtime article that was a good read

https://kristentsetsi.medium.com/why-do-you-want-children-and-other-questions-we-arent-supposed-to-ask-ced2fb19a6f3
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Linguistic loving anon, what do you think a return to 'purer' (aka less loanwords) English language would be like?
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Does /spg/ like planes?
The Dash8-400 is a really classy plane.
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Religion

Does kissu think that religion provides more of a benefit towards society overall than it does cause harm through intolerance and dogma? I've met and seen some really insufferably religious people throughout my life that would happily take away individual freedoms and liberties should they ever have the power to do so because of what their religious texts say. In that sense, I've been quite soured on it to where people bringing up their religious beliefs can annoy me. On the other hand however, I think the base of what religion is supposed to provide, a sort-of "guide" to living and goal for happiness, is extremely valuable. For those aimless or carrying extreme existential dread, I feel that it can be a lifesaver because it gives you purpose and something to strive towards.

I just wish that religion could exist with all its beneficial qualities while being free of all the persecution and downsides that come along with it.
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かわいい~
do you think the big goose would notice if i took one the little ones home?
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Have you ever or would you want to go to a Renaissance Fair? For those that don't know, in the US (and presumably elsewhere) there are festivals where people, uhh.. dress and act like old medieval (kinda) Europe and there's food and crafts and performances and stuff. It's definitely not historically accurate to any time or location. The people that work there are in character, but you don't have to dress up or roleplay, but it's more fun if you do.
It's quite famous for being the environment with the highest concentration of dorks and weirdos, so it's not as stressful as most public gatherings.
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pyon pyon spider
chilling on a leaf
flossing its fangs
waving at you
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hi!
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https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/writers-guild-issues-rules-potential-strike-1235402387/

Apparently the Writers Guild of America is getting pissy about things and are threatening a strike if their demands aren't met. One of the things that'd immediately happen if this were to occur would be that late night hosts would pretty much immediately have no material and be off the air, so sucks for the people that actually still have cable I guess? Aside from that it could potentially impact movies and TV for Hollywood and elsewhere across the country. What gets me curious is what does the WGA even do? Could they not be replaced by independent writers or AI or something? If these are the people responsible for churning out scripts for modern western flicks/cable tv then I have to wonder if it wouldn't be better if they do strike and take themselves out of the idea pool for media. Probably would be better if that were the case.

Also are guilds for writers like this a thing more exclusive to America because of how massive the entertainment industry here is, or are they a commonality to be found in other countries too including Japan?
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bees of spring hard at work
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I know people love Atlas, but personally Spot feels like the more immediately useful bot. Think of all the lives that could be saved in manual labor jobs by having it going into more dangerous areas first instead of the new hire.
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Important video
If you don't watch it you're banned
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>/jp/
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Never seen a "plead" before on a file.
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Thoughts on KDE?
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almost through spring
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Apparently there's butterflies out there that drink the tears of other animals.
I don't know what to do with this information.
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It was a nice rainy, relaxing day. This time of day it would normally be dark, but for whatever reason it's brighter than it should be and it's really pretty to look up from my window and only see tree tops instead of ugly houses
also photoshop has a brush that works remarkably well as leaf silhouettes
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They are going to try to launch Starship again today in about 3 hours.
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Hey, anon, wanna go look at the butterflies for me?
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Strike Witches is real!
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Big storm came through and kind of wrecked my roses. Had to chop off some of the longer stems to get it to prop back up. Still got a lot of buds at least.
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Hey pissu, check your lawn. It's getting time to start taking part in the most meaningless of rituals once again!
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>/spg/
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could the tale of Ozymandias be interpretted as the philosophy of nhilism or would that be reading too much into what the poem is trying to say?

I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”
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heard it was an S season but it is NOT summer
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The Kissu Salon

Let's have a thread for expressing thoughts and ideas which don't really deserve their own thread, and possibly aren't entirely appropriate for elsewhere on the site. As the content that description begets may not be entirely up to /qa/lity standards, I ask that posts made in this thread are moderately thought out and are kept at a civil level so the thread remains somewhat peaceful and is befitting of kissu. Aside from that, feel free to get whatever it is that's bothering you off your chest, or say whatever odd thoughts may come to your head.
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Finally feels like Spring has come. The forecast shows that the daily high for the next 10 days will be around 60 to 70 F (15~20C)
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キタ───(゚∀゚)───!!
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To other ESLs, does your native otaku community have any interesting idiosyncratic practices?

A few years ago, a new practice developed in Spanish-subbed OP/ED videos: rather than keep the subs at the bottom and/or top, they were instead both moved to the center of the screen. Large, bold italic sans serif for the translation, with smaller non-bold romaji below it. In many cases they are AMVs as well, rather than using the pre-existing video or a static image. Pic is a good example, which on top of the above has a watermark and is at 360p max, because of course it is. Compare it to these other three traditional English lyrics videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq6VhQGz-no
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeRksGNmk0w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6JB3monBI4
I searched for OPs in Portuguese, Italian, French, Indonesian, Thai, Arabic, at a glance it doesn't seem like they do this. The Chinese do have something like it, it appears:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9IaLy7IN9M

Rather innovative imo. It looks like it started to hit the mainstream about four-five years ago, in great part thanks to a certain "meena♡" who had already been using the formula back in 2014:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlLVz75Ag_s
They've got nearly a total of two hundred million views spread throughout a hundred and four videos, the most popular of which is Naruto's OP3 from five years ago standing at 64M views:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-hzTmeCqN0
You can see it's a more primitive form because it doesn't yet feature romaji like the current standard. Neat.
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The nice thing about spring is that the sun is (usually) still up when I wake up. The downside however is that it's bright as hell outside when I go to bed.
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Is spring a season of fat or slim?
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Most images of megamouth sharks are incredibly cursed
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My springtime maids
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what are your opinions on the spring season?
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If while reading Animorphs you spend a lot of time imagining what it would be like to be controlled by a Yeerk, getting to know it and its circumstances, empathising with it even as you are aware that it is a soldier of the enemy of Earth, and showing it human experiences... doesn't that make someone an M? Like a really, really, really big M?

(pic unrelated)
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Do you have a favorite spice?
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Accept the Singularirty

At one point I was worried about AI being able to replace the capabilities of other people, but upon using it and adapting it into my lifestyles I've found that it behaves in a similar way to the hypothetical brain-computer interface where you can upload skills into your head or be able to directly interface with technology.
Through introducing a chatbot Q&A style interface it's much easier to acquire information, much like you could as a kid and you could ask your parents simple questions like "why is the sky blue"(and they would say Rayleigh scattering of course). Instead of having to hunt for knowledge in books you can pick it out and have it read out to you in numerous styles.

ChatGPT lets me learn a lot of concepts which I've been unable to figure out on my own. Though I might have figured them out through working with industry pros who picked it up from other pros I've been able to put the knowledge in my own hands solely through autodidacticism.
It's ability to write out examples helps greatly for people who pick things up better through written examples than they do from reading documentation and you can ask it questions and it will do it's best to answer.

So to put it in a simply, AI seems to be a tool which is best to draw out the latent potential of humanity and push people into situations where they're capable of learning anything that their brains allow them to.
At which point we can ask the question of what is done more efficiently by human and computer... since we are fundamentally different engines... one based on computation of electric signals and the other chemical transfers between neurons.
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wtf it's almost June??
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The path down the route of the picture book otaku is a treacherous one, but it's a route that must be walked on...
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Welcome to Spring,

Spring Wheat planting begins late March to April.
Don't forget to get started before it's too late!

This season Spring ends on Monday, June 20.
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cute picture of spring
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ready for summer
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I wasted my spring indoors looking at sns feeds and writting code.
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Total lunar eclipse happening this weekend! (May 15–16, 2022)
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/lunar/2022-may-16
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what would you do in this situation?
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I like basketball
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Weatherman said this will be the last cool day we have, probably until Fall. This is the worst time of the year for local weather because it's a full season of pain ahead. I still have trouble believing people willing immigrated and settled here before air conditioning was invented.
So, a month in advance: I HATE SUMMER!
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vengeance
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What is his phenotype?
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queck
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dude drugs lmao
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Cat Jump
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A MALE MOURNING DOVE OUTSIDE MY WINDOW HAS IMPRESSED A FEMALE! He was walking around her, preened her a little, and then... THEY MATED!
HE DID IT!!!

Amazingly stupid birds, though. I don't know how they even know how to mate.
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Troglodyte
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slam dunk
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Why don't you enjoy some autumn instead?
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It's out
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Elon Musk bought Twitter for 44 billion
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mini japanese garden channel
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Is Japanese pudding just Flan(dre)?
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Found this outside today.
Are these shimeji mushrooms? They seem to look like that but aren't fresh anymore.
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what anime did you watch today
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I think perhaps the best thing about Spring here is that I can have my window open and hear birds. Once summer hits the outside turns into an oven and no sensible person with air conditioning would ever open the window again.
Someone needs to fix this. I want to hear birds outside, but not feel air baked in the ovens of hell rush into my room.
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/spg/ 2021 is about to end. Do you have a message for your /spg/ 2022 self?
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Maybe I need an electronic unicycle. I'm a non-driver, but maybe unicycles are the answer?
My area is kind of hilly and bumpy, though, so maybe it's just a fast ticket to Faceplant Land.
https://apnews.com/article/oddities-business-lifestyle-massachusetts-fall-river-59d033f3aa3e0d3e444d831807416ec3

Hmm, but I guess you can't really carry groceries, huh.
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ramadhan is coming, i need to stop lurking imageboard
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I've never seen someone so phonetically destroy the hearts and dreams of dweebs n' weebs quite like this and all in spoken N1 Japanese.
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>/spg/
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Spring is here~ Spring is here~

https://youtu.be/yhuMLpdnOjY
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The US officially has its first new Federal holiday since 1983, and it's coming up this 19th!
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Spring cleaning! Banish all the old threads.
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Laid in bed a couple hours only to not fall asleep. Why can't my mind shut off when I want it to...
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Welcome to Spring,

The season of rebirth and virility.
As the layers of ice melt it reveals a time forgotten.
Migratory flocks embrace their old homes.

This season spring ends on Sunday, June 20.
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FUCK the Law, and FUCK the Man!
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If we ever did get the technology to find and travel to another inhabited planet it would probably be less interesting that we think it would be. Most likely we would be incredibly worried about bringing disease to these denizens and of disrupting their lives and ecosystems, so we would just watch from space and never actually set foot on the planet.

Hardly worth the effort really. May as well get rid of all of these space programs and save the money.
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Warning: politics (of bees)
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We did it! Now to figure out what everything actually does...
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Cyberpunk
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We're living in Amerika for now, but what's it going to be like living in China?
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python sucks, stop using it
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My frozen bagels thaw in the open air
It's almost summer.
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Solar eclipse soon! Anyone here in a position to see it?
https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/solar/2021-june-10
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Why do people like barbeque sauce? Meats are supposed to be salty, whats so enjoyable about putting a sweet sauce on them? To me, it tastes awful and completely ruins the flavor of the meat.
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Coronavirus thread

Will NEETs ever see their deserved coronabux? How bad IS the virus for young people? Are China's numbers to be trusted? With India's slums hit, will the death rate will climb to heights never imagined? Find out on the next exciting episode of Quarantine Z
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I fly
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Whoops.
https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/doj-seizes-millions-ransom-paid-colonial-pipeline/story?id=78135821
The FBI has seized bitcoin from the paid ransom from a big US pipeline company to hackers in Russia. I'm quite curious to see how this was possible, and of course I wonder if this will affect its value. Personally I've hated this crypto thing so I wouldn't be upset to see it collapse, but this probably isn't enough and people will forget about it.
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Soon...
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The seasons come and go so fast, you should slow down at some point to appreciate the beauty of Spring.
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spring outfit for my doll
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"Talking" pets

Apparently some people are trying to teach their pets to talk with buttons. How much do you think they understand?
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Kissu how do I stop being racist. I genuinely have a searing hatred for blacks, middle easterners, indians, and some asians. I have a bit of quandary, though: I'm not at all racist towards people. In social interactions my brain shifts to autopilot and I just say or do whatever without any bias or malintent, but when I'm on my own, left to my own thoughts I can't stop myself from thinking about how much I hate other races, and especially how much I hate interracial couples, and depictions thereof.

This might seem like a shitpost, but I genuinely don't want to be this way and yet I am. What the heck do I do???
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I think I've finally been able to get over my self hatred and I know I can do anything.
Arigato and maybe I'll come back in a year or less, but I think I've grown. I don't need to go into details but I feel like I can just go out into the world and conquer what little sliver of it that I can.
God bless kissu frens. My friends really are here, so that's why I have to set off to find more frens.
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The cicadas are emerging and singing. Watanagashi is here
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/brood-x-cicadas-are-emerging-at-last1/
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damn, pancakes are pretty tough
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Kissu, if we banded together and create a community of homesteaders, we could essentially create a nation of /qa/!
I did the math, the minimum amount of land that one needs to homestead would be 10 acres, if just 10! 10 of us were to band together and put money into this (in theory) we could have 1.5625 square miles of land that we could create. The great kissu meetup...
Of course all of this is theoretical, I want to apply my distribution ideals into this and have all of us working together and sharing the collective food (individually grown, but when a neighbor is suffering you can provide upon them.)
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6 Hours of night here in Iqaluit Nunavut
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Isn't a Quesadilla just Mexican grilled cheese?
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oppai
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Heat death of the universe? More like heat death of me because it's nearing summer again

(yes I'm aware the theory is about loss of heat)
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I know this from my favorite anime Super Cup
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space debris
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I like coffey,
and not like the drink
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Good luck finding these where you live heh
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Is this desert?
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post your face when you didnt watch any anime today. here's mine
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Temperature is still going up and down, but at least nature knows it's Spring.
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I was right to hate AC
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Does it seriously cost 12$ to buy a sandwich?
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it's snowing outside and snow is piling up
winter is not over!
revert it back to /win/ NOW
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I wanna EAT
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felt like i didn't get enough fats today so i threw some butter and penut butter onto rice and made a boring looking rice pudding with no extra sugar
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These things are impossible to make
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There are examples of symbiosis out there that are pretty trippy.

Like these spiders who keep itty bitty frogs around to safeguards their eggs from smaller insects.
Then there's ants planting fungi in their colonies, feeding them and later reaping the crops. They also feed off the secretions of other insects, so they protect them and sometimes even massage them to get more secretions. Certain species of ant have workers specialized in doing this alone, corralling them and all.
Really, ants are amazing. Some of them raid rival colonies and enslave workers.
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haru, uzuki
my heart was full of hope
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Kuso Videos

Things I would not post on /qa/
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I'm getting sugar withdrawl guys

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Boson
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mumble mumble buisness mumble mumble money
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Fish heads are gross
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Oh lovable cable companies, I can only hope a friendly jetplane finds its way into their headquarters.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/03/att-lobbies-against-nationwide-fiber-says-10mbps-uploads-are-good-enough/
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Where is BiliBili's English translation... I want to get off youtube and their shitty "algorithms will tell you what to watch" and "algorithms will decide what is not allowed".
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what did you say
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Plight of Spring

It seems I have reached that time of the year where the temperature is never steady enough at night to sleep properly. There's too much heat to sleep with all the blankets but it's still cold enough that sleeping in my underwear is uncomfortable.

And so I've ruined my sleep schedule. Hopefully I can fix it soon.
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fat
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Sometimes, I dream about traveling.
Then I remember how awful the world is and how only a fraction of it is worth seeing.
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Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring started with a riot. Legend has it that it was the music that incited the audience with its barbaric rhythms and dissonances. In fact it was the choreography that provoked the scandal: 'Un docteur, un dentiste, deux dentistes' shouted its detractors as dancers mimicked movements that seemed to require some kind of medical attention.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1468-2249.2007.00250.x

Don't fall to the evils of classical music /spg/ !
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Do governments make money for going after people involved in copyright infringement or do they do it for the benefit of the companies that complain to them about it?
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Dumb allergies...
Dumb... spring!
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Mathematics is ridiculous and mathematicians should put their endeavours towards something that is actually useful and not completely ludicrous and not even real. I just heard of something called the Doomsday argument, simply put what this 'argument' says is that we are humans that are born halfway across the lifespan of humanity as statistically it is more likely that we are born in them middle of humanities existence than on the end or at the start. It's stupid and not based in reality at all, somebody has to be born at this time just like somebody had to be born as the first human or the 100th human. According to this theory the 100th human to be born would only have 100 humans follow him and we cannot exist.

Mathematics isn't real and as that is what a large part of our understanding of the universe is based on it follows that a large part of what we know about the universe is not real either.
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don't give up now anon...
summer is about to begin!

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