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Life inside a black-capped chickadee nest box

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Peek inside of a black-capped chickadee nest with this narrated video by birding YouTuber Lesley the Bird Nerd. For 20 engaging minutes, Lesley shares 54 days of a chickadee family’s life, including nest-building, their courtship of food offerings, the first egg, six hatchlings, feeding, and fledging. She also captures footage...

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lograh
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This is magical

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Via, but I couldn't find the original GIF.

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lograh
75 days ago
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Liberal Education

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Click here to go see the bonus panel!

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Thank you to patreon typo squad for finding the one typo amongst 8 trillion words.


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Remember when people used to read the little blog posts under comics? They don't now, so I can write whole lines of gibberish, squinkle dabyougargh nunglepeep.

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hannahdraper
86 days ago
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Fuck it’s perfect.
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larryorr2
85 days ago
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Brad,

Is this what your tuition went for?

Dad
denubis
86 days ago
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That last line broke my soul a little bit. Also, I work in an arts faculty and... ooof this is on the nose.
brennen
86 days ago
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Preach.
Boulder, CO
GaryBIshop
86 days ago
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Deep stuff!

Great Moments in Taxonomy

jwz
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Horrible edge cases to consider when dealing with music.

Pairs nicely with Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names, Time, Time, Time Zones, Geography, Addresses, Maps, Plain Text, Gender, Lists.


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lograh
93 days ago
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a great collection of links here
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Consensus Time

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Now, you may argue that the varying hour lengths and feedback effects would cause chaos. To which I say, yeah, and I'm also curious to see how the weekday cycle interacts with it! So, you in?
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lograh
112 days ago
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I am solidly against DST in every form, but this proposal I can get behind.
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dukeofwulf
111 days ago
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I've always thought the best idea is to just eliminate time zones entirely and go to a single world time. Every locality and business can set its schedule as it sees fit relative to the standard time, and no complicated time zone or DST conversions. But I do see how that would be radical for some people.
gordol
111 days ago
Ok, then your morning starts at 3am.
dukeofwulf
111 days ago
Exactly! Why do I care if I wake up at 3 AM, if my work schedule is 5 to 13? It's all arbitrary anyway: we have to check business and office hours. The sun doesn't rise at the same time in Atlanta (7:46 today) and Boston (6:54), even though they're in the same time zone. Stop pretending that 00:00 has to happen sometime near the middle of the night, and a lot of things get simpler.
gordol
110 days ago
Because humans are biologically predisposed to be diurnal creatures. Awake when it's light out and sleep when it's dark.
dukeofwulf
110 days ago
You're not getting what I'm saying. We'd still work according to the same schedule (awake in the local daytime), only the numbers would change.
dukeofwulf
110 days ago
One-minute explainer: https://youtu.be/c3EQDfqqHsI
songster
109 days ago
How does that help? I mean, currently we have lookup tables where you can see that New York is 5 hrs behind London, so 9am in London is 4am in New York. You're proposing we move to a system where 9am is 9am everywhere, but you need a lookup table to know that while the London workday starts at 9:00, the New York workday starts at 14:00. How does that make things any easier?
dukeofwulf
109 days ago
You'd still have to look up the business's schedule, but you wouldn't have to make a time zone conversion.
JavaJim
109 days ago
yes - it doesn't remove the need to look things up - so equal there. But if something says it happens at 11:00 then it happens at 11:00 for everyone. All our clocks have the same time all the time. So after you look something up you don't have to do math to convert to your own time zone. Example: airplane departs at 2pm (1400) and lands at 8pm (2000) - you don't need to look up whether that is 8pm local time or 6 hours after takeoff. It is 6 hours after takeoff.
hyourinmaru
107 days ago
from 1998: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatch_Internet_Time
dukeofwulf
107 days ago
Ah, Swatch. So ahead of their time. If only they hadn't bungled the branding so badly.
mareino
111 days ago
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Would this count as wibbily wobbly timey wimey?
Washington, District of Columbia
jepler
112 days ago
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but how's the app going to be monetized?
Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm
mkalus
112 days ago
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Yes, let’s do that instead of the stupid permanent DST thing.
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deezil
112 days ago
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Sure. Why not.
Louisville, Kentucky
macr0t0r
112 days ago
No! Please, No! DST is bad enough, you monster!

First They Came

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First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
 Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
 Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
 Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

Post-war Confessional, Rev. Martin Niemöller

Watching the world respond to Russia with quiet acquiescence has been nearly as horrifying as watching the events themselves unfold. Our lines in the sand have always been drawn exclusively around our country club. Instead of action, we offer compliance to a deranged man’s orders to stay, as if his obedient dog. Through our inaction, the world has professed that human life in Ukraine is not equal to human life elsewhere. Thus, history repeats.

I am in disbelief. It has been sobering to watch the world refuse to stand up to evil, to instead allow the innocent to continue to be murdered, solely because they don’t serve American or European interests. Even American businesses – one by one leave, yet are too scared to use their remaining influence or capabilities to become a much needed megaphone inside Russia, still afraid to defy Russian law even though Russia has become lawless herself. The time for compliance is quite over. Bridges must be burned, and the leaders on them.

Will we really stand idly by while this country’s fresh embrace with democracy is snuffed out by a warmonger? How humiliated we should be to stand by and watch the innocent be helplessly murdered at the pleasure of such a tiny little man. America, the home of the brave, unwilling to hear the screams for help of those who don’t serve our interests. Where is this bravery we speak of? Has our own freedom been of any significance if we won’t rescue the oppressed?

If we are not willing to take up the cause of the innocent, we’ve lost far more than we stand to risk by answering the call. Our identity as a people hinges on our willingness to sacrifice for those in need. God and history will judge us one day for these sins.

We swore never again. These were seemingly empty words.


Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.

Isaiah 1:16-17

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