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tedu honked 27 Nov 2021 23:58 -0500

Some of the references cited by the shuriken Wikipedia article appear to be of dubious scholarship.

tedu honked 27 Nov 2021 18:50 -0500

Found an MRA who's big mad hurricanes are only named after women...

tedu honked 27 Nov 2021 14:13 -0500

There's no reason why the Roku couldn't have been fast, but the Apple TV actually is.

tedu honked 26 Nov 2021 22:27 -0500

I am willing to reconsider my petition to exile North Carolina from the union because their intrastate #freedomball antics are amusing.

tedu honked 26 Nov 2021 21:02 -0500

Today on HN: the masks I saw people wearing on my last trip to the grocery store are a representative sample of the models people wear worldwide.

tedu honked 26 Nov 2021 19:23 -0500

Slowly expanding my circle of bars that are in noncompliance with city covid protocols, and it's like I'm a roaring 20s larper. It's not that I disapprove of prohibition, but everyone is having so much fun.

tedu honked 26 Nov 2021 19:13 -0500

When, precisely, does happy hour end, and perhaps more importantly, when is a customer order received? Is it when the customer shouts uno mas or when the bartender taps submit on the pos tablet?

Also, for future reference, how does happy hour work in communist societies?

tedu honked 26 Nov 2021 18:57 -0500

The good news is the new covid variant confirms everything I believed yesterday.

tedu honked 26 Nov 2021 18:49 -0500

An AWS price reduction? In this economy?

tedu honked 26 Nov 2021 18:40 -0500

Consummist is an anagram for communist.

tedu honked 26 Nov 2021 18:38 -0500

Did my part to keep the economy alive in the fight against the virus by buying (again) an Apple TV.

tedu honked 26 Nov 2021 16:52 -0500

Biden is really making the dollar great again. Up 8% in value today alone.

USD to BTC

tedu honked 26 Nov 2021 16:37 -0500

Only the most powerful intellectual curiosity can ask the most important questions.

HN wants to know about furries

tedu honked 26 Nov 2021 14:58 -0500

"Pa. electricity prices will be rising by as much as 50% next week."

The real inflation is all the overtime the phrase "as much as" is being forced to work.

And nowhere in the article does it explain the utility raising rates 50% was previously charging substantially less than average.

tedu honked 26 Nov 2021 14:38 -0500

I want a new tv, but I don't want an old tv, and if I get a new tv that would result in me also having an old tv.

tedu honked 25 Nov 2021 23:41 -0500

Who else longs for the days when kitchen appliances where 2x better and cost 10x more?

tedu honked 25 Nov 2021 20:14 -0500

Today we give thanks for #freedomball overtime and the opportunity to spend more time yelling at the screen.

tedu honked 25 Nov 2021 18:11 -0500

New frontiers in electrical engineering.

Double extension cord

tedu honked 24 Nov 2021 21:41 -0500

"Amazon is nearing a deal to make a Mass Effect TV series"

Blessed Bezos, you have heard our prayers and answered.

tedu honked 24 Nov 2021 20:14 -0500

Müde: teilgenommen

Rüde: geilgenommen

tedu honked 24 Nov 2021 19:23 -0500

"The vice-presidential shopping spree came as Americans stateside suffer from the worst inflation in three decades, putting strain on both consumers and small businesses."

But doesn't inflation mean the real cost of the pot wasn't that high? In 19 dickety six dollars, it was like a $3 pot.

tedu honked 24 Nov 2021 18:01 -0500

"To really secure bitcoins, a hardware wallet or a passphrase in a safe deposit box."

Oh boy, wait until you find out just how much liability the bank has for keeping the contents of your box safe.

tedu honked 24 Nov 2021 17:31 -0500

The federal reserve needs to crank interest rates so that all the house prices crash except for mine.

tedu honked 23 Nov 2021 21:13 -0500

Who's hotter and who's cooler, Maui Jim or Tommy Bahama?

tedu honked 23 Nov 2021 20:58 -0500

I really don't know how we intend to enforce truly equitable math, except by teaching more math. Whether you teach it in schools or not, some people are going to learn how compound interest works. Is the plan to ban such knowledge from the internet? Or to reshape society so that knowledge of natural phenomena is of no use?

tedu honked 23 Nov 2021 20:45 -0500

First comment about this article is the implied subtext that nobody really needs calculus. But multivariable calculus, which most people don't get to until college if it all, is incredibly useful for understanding all sorts of things about the world around us.

Second comment is that this is quite the bait and switch, or motte and bailey, where we complain about the pronouns in math class, but then the example provided is completely unrelated.

And while some critics roll their eyes at the idea of, for instance, using “they” and “them” as a non-gendered singular pronoun, educators like Pariso say insensitive language can be a significant obstacle to learning.

She noted that an earlier draft of the framework included sample lessons on calculating a school cafeteria’s food waste — but that many of her students would have found the entire exercise alienating because they lack food security at home.

https://sfstandard.com/controversy-rages-as-california-follows-sfs-lead-with-new-approach-to-teaching-math/

tedu honked 23 Nov 2021 19:54 -0500

"Opposing counsel told me all he does is go around the country and lie to judges."

(X)

tedu honked 23 Nov 2021 19:50 -0500

I see HN is back to arguing well actually what if I moved the mouse cursor over the accept button but it was my cat that actually clicked it???

tedu honked back 23 Nov 2021 19:27 -0500
in reply to: https://honk.tedunangst.com/u/tedu/h/J84L4741Z97wjt52Wy

If you walk into an Abercrombie & Fitch, the first thing you’ll notice is this: It smells exactly the way you remember. It smells like a hot upperclassman leaning up against your locker, toying with his puka shell necklace, asking to “borrow” your algebra homework. It smells like popping the collar of not one but two polo shirts, worn one on top of the other. It smells like a ripped miniskirt that costs $98.

Okay, I like this article.

tedu honked 23 Nov 2021 19:26 -0500

"The teens who hated Abercrombie are the adults shopping there now — and they can’t believe it either"

Hahahaha, how's it feel to be old and cool?

tedu honked 23 Nov 2021 19:06 -0500

The six people running honk: nice flex.

Everyone else: wtf?

tedu honked 23 Nov 2021 18:57 -0500

Making a jumbled mess of everything.
Presenting content as the author intended.

tedu honked 23 Nov 2021 18:49 -0500

Really need to add strikethrough to honk's markdown support for maximal mastotrolling potential.

tedu honked 23 Nov 2021 18:46 -0500

I never actually use the physical Apple Card. It sits in its holder, in my desk drawer, unblemished by the harsh conditions of the gritty world in which we live. As Steve Jobs would want.

tedu honked 23 Nov 2021 18:32 -0500

In a crushing blow to big turtle, big straw disrupted the cocktail straw supply chain, so now everybody in the bar is getting long thick plastic tubes, just the way they like it.

tedu honked 23 Nov 2021 18:05 -0500

The Apple Card weekly spending progress meter is peak consumerism.

Seven energy bars

tedu honked 22 Nov 2021 20:03 -0500

Guess I'm not getting an Apple TV. UPS driver decided to silently hold it for pickup instead of delivering, holding period timed out, and now it's on the way back.

tedu honked 22 Nov 2021 17:12 -0500

Well, this is a not great bug. iOS 15 safari just made the "private" tab group a normal tab group. It's still called private, but has all the cookies as any other. Not ideal.

tedu honked 22 Nov 2021 14:49 -0500

Dutch cafe has added snert on toast to the menu. Or snot, as I like to call it.

tedu honked 22 Nov 2021 13:59 -0500

If you don't have a twitter account, you can't follow senator wyden, and therefore are an enemy of privacy.

tedu honked 22 Nov 2021 13:49 -0500

"Congress will protect consumers' privacy to stop big tech companies from stealing Americans' personal information, whether these companies like it or not," Blackburn said in a statement.

Oh, good, I'm so sick of Jeff Bezos charging stuff to my credit card. He's got enough money, he should use his own card.

tedu honked 22 Nov 2021 13:37 -0500

Was going to post this the other day but I forgot.

Caught a case of the sniffles for the first time in over a year. Nature has healed. Now I am the virus.

But too late, the sniffles are gone. Now I am healed. Loose monetary policy is the virus.

tedu honked 22 Nov 2021 12:59 -0500

Oof, somebody mentioned the turn of the century swing craze, and I was reminded I'm dangerously close to being a xoomer.

tedu honked 21 Nov 2021 23:03 -0500

Five episodes in, right on schedule for the backstory episode. It's like everybody took the same tv series class in film school.

tedu honked 21 Nov 2021 14:29 -0500

Ugh, kids these days and their low effort "I feel like x86 is coming to an end" comments. I've got some vintage "x86 is totally doomed" comments from ten years ago, and you just don't see passion and energy like that on today's forums.

tedu honked 21 Nov 2021 13:57 -0500

If we replaced high speed rail with parallel moving sidewalks, each moving 1 m/s faster than the last, we'd need a track around 180 meters wide to get up to 300 km/hr.