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tedu honked 03 Feb 2023 01:03 -0500

If you're paying $7 for an egg, it better be some giant ostrich egg or from an endangered sea turtle or something.

tedu honked 02 Feb 2023 22:45 -0500

Which would win in a fight, an ohmu or a sandworm?

tedu honked 02 Feb 2023 16:52 -0500

“The U.S. would be better off if people like me, patriotic Americans, still tightly held the ownership of this business,” Mr. Pierce said in an interview. “My group of shareholders, probably $6-$10 billion of value I gave up. Was that really the right call with the benefit of hindsight? I don’t know.”

Man, I wish there was some more elaboration on how patriots owning tether benefits the US. And also, wtf did he give it up? He lost billions of dollars and he hurt the US. What kind of patriot does that?

https://www.wsj.com/articles/tether-ownership-and-company-weaknesses-revealed-in-documents-11675363340

tedu honked 02 Feb 2023 16:27 -0500

"New England braces for ‘epic, generational arctic outbreak’"

First of all, what? Second, 80 in Miami, suckers.

tedu honked 02 Feb 2023 15:22 -0500

The price of the honk API will double every day from now until the end of free ride February.

tedu honked 02 Feb 2023 14:38 -0500

An airline where the aircraft is also deboarded by group number.

tedu honked 31 Jan 2023 18:13 -0500

Not your hub, not your code.

tedu honked 31 Jan 2023 17:32 -0500

"Jalen Hurts has a girlfriend and Philly is in its feelings"

Bold choice going for the it/its pronouns, but I'm glad it cares for us.

tedu honked 31 Jan 2023 17:13 -0500

"Notably, the Appeals Court that blocked this grotesque perversion of justice is based in Philadelphia, a city generally renowned for unimpeachable integrity."

Most ridiculous sentence I've read in a while.

tedu honked 30 Jan 2023 19:11 -0500

Thinking of getting 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim to play on upcoming vacation.

tedu honked 30 Jan 2023 13:39 -0500

Beer garden is more apocalyptic than celebratory.

Closed beer garden industrial vibe

tedu honked 29 Jan 2023 18:23 -0500

If it's not your greased pole, then it's not any of your business who climbs it, now is it?

tedu honked 29 Jan 2023 18:01 -0500

I bet twitter engineers are niners fans.

tedu honked 29 Jan 2023 17:56 -0500

No fighting in the war room!

tedu honked 29 Jan 2023 17:27 -0500

The inevitability of the goal line manpush.

tedu honked 29 Jan 2023 16:31 -0500

Can you believe that if it weren't for the Mickey Mouse copyright act, tickets to the superbowl would be free?

tedu honked 29 Jan 2023 14:51 -0500

Read a long article about 3-D printed houses, mostly about cost savings and labor reduction, but barely any mention of modular prefabs.

tedu honked 29 Jan 2023 13:18 -0500

It's a t-shirt, not a jersey, and therefore not even slightly annoying.

Retro vet stadium eagles shirt

tedu honked 29 Jan 2023 12:50 -0500

I need this man's real time assassination coordinates.

I'm in Philly and a lot of people are wearing Eagles jerseys and maybe I'm a carmudgeon but the idea of (publicly) wearing a jersey and orienting your whole day around getting excited about a game where people run into each other with helmets is vaguely annoying.

tedu honked 29 Jan 2023 12:22 -0500

If I had known about warm weather snow makers sooner, I would have started a gofundme to sneak one into the linc and fill the stadium with snow before the game.

tedu honked 29 Jan 2023 11:10 -0500

We are receiving disturbing reports of niners fans loose in the city.

tedu honked back 28 Jan 2023 21:55 -0500
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I think this article would have been "better" had it dug into the fact that the snow maker allowed the ski slope to open a month early. What were the knock on effects of that? How many people subsequently drove to the slopes in their carbon machines? How many relaxed in the ski lodge, next to a log fire? Did the snow maker use power, or did it induce even more power consuming demand?

(If you want to write the angry about snow makers article.)

tedu honked 28 Jan 2023 21:02 -0500

Ant-Woman and the Asp

tedu honked 28 Jan 2023 20:26 -0500

The men who wear shorts all winter

Confidence, however, is the real must-wear shorts accessory. Connell says that he’s got “chicken legs” but has no qualms putting them on show. “If women can wear short skirts everywhere, men should be able to wear shorts,” says Sanders, who also wants restaurants to allow them for dinner. “I take care of my legs, I’ve got a reasonably nice pair for my age. If you’ve got it, flaunt it, I say.” 

https://www.ft.com/content/e28b05ff-1ac1-4c4e-87b6-dd7d1bb3da4e

tedu honked 28 Jan 2023 20:20 -0500

Imagine writing an entire article about energy usage without specifying the amount of energy used. Speaking of wasted energy...

Some worry the amount of energy needed to make the fake snow contributes to the very problem resorts are trying to confront

The costly machines require an enormous amount of energy to operate

The machine uses electricity to draw from local water sources, pumping 20 gallons of water per minute.

some companies argue the amount of energy needed to run them is its own cause for concern

these energy-intensive machines are “really not the answer.”

“The irony of trying to fight temperatures by using a lot more energy to make snow is pretty much using the cause [of climate change] to find a solution.”

The SnowFactory, which has been sold globally for 10 years, requires nearly four times as much energy as normal snow guns.

Like TechnoAlpin’s SnowFactory, the Latitude 90 snow-making machine requires a lot of energy to operate.

While energy consumption is high for the machines, they use way less water — 12 gallons per minute compared with snow guns that use 70 to 110 gallons a minute, according to Brown.

That's every reference to energy use. Not a single mention of watts, or amps, or tons of coal, or whatever.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2023/01/28/snow-machines-ski-resorts-climate-change/

tedu honked back 28 Jan 2023 18:16 -0500
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Bad movie results:

The winner was The Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Also the only nominee with "Good" in the title.

I learned about Bad (or Andy Warhol's Bad), which won a Saturn for best supporting actress.

I believe the Bad Boys franchise was the most profitable Bad movie series.

There were zero votes for Bad Moms, which was on the tv when I asked the question.

tedu honked 28 Jan 2023 12:54 -0500

What's the best movie with "Bad" in the title?

tedu honked 27 Jan 2023 21:44 -0500

New blog post: I tried running a honk server, but I was dismayed by the vile things that the users were posting.

tedu honked 27 Jan 2023 21:28 -0500

Imagine if, instead of complaining I don't like your posts, you invested that energy into checking your read receipts.

tedu honked 27 Jan 2023 21:20 -0500

If you find a way to successfully convince people to sign up for your honk server so that you may rule over them, more power to you.

tedu honked 27 Jan 2023 21:14 -0500

Help! I'm being oppressed because mastodon polls don't implement ranked choice voting!

tedu honked 27 Jan 2023 21:10 -0500

For those fedizens curious about the governance model of honknet, I will refer you to the writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, notably but not exclusively The Social Contract.

tedu honked 27 Jan 2023 18:05 -0500

I think I am slowly switching from team mint the coin to team mega coupon.

tedu honked 27 Jan 2023 17:36 -0500

People drawing up conspiracies about the words inject and infect being similar, and hello, the word insect is right there too. How did you miss that?

tedu honked 27 Jan 2023 17:23 -0500

Now that WOTC has released the DND rule book, who's excited for activitypub support to play online?