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@pauline Marina takes issue with my practice of carefully deconstructing apples with tools and carefully piling the equally-divided pieces into a special bowl before consuming them with a petite fork (or chopsticks) and optional side of dipping sauce (e.g., chamoy, black garlic molasses, reduced wine).

Everybody boggling at the dumbass Roose “Bing wants me body!” thing should really be thinking about how this pattern is going to repeat itself over and over again with other applications of “AI”, like, I dunno, Tesla’s FSD. I wrote about it! Today!

You may have seen the letter, co-signed by hundreds of New York Times contributors, criticizing the Times' coverage of transgender issues. Well, the Times has responded. The letter is signed "Joe & Katie," so I assume that is executive editor Joseph Kahn and opinion editor Kathleen Kingsbury. To my mind, the letter is a master class in gaslighting, but read it and judge for yourself. I'll post the full text in a series of replies to this toot.

The presence of the body pillow in some sense convinces her that even after we all get up, she’s still sitting on someone.

In the words of @pauline, “[W]e all torment ourselves with cats that are ourselves.”

Poor tormented Chibi.

Happy Valentine's Day to suffragist Annie Tinker and her "friend."

Learn more about Tinker and her other "friends" in Public Faces, Secret Lives: A Queer History of the Women's Suffrage Movement

#GalentinesDay #ValentinesDay #ValentinesDay2023 #LGBTQ #LGBTHistory #womenshistory #queerhistory #histodons

selfie, eye contact, happy Lupercalia 🐐 🐕 

With extra “Barns of Iowa” content. This hallway of ours is really narrow.

check it out, i’ve been learning some cool new facts about the solar system with bing!!

Maybe I should have clarified that genus Carcharodon was the pivot point for the awful joke, sorry fediverse

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It’s not that I mind constantly mistyping VARCHAR as CARCHAR, I just wish my brain wouldn’t jump in every time with a pun around “byte.”

Gilla Band killing it in Berkeley last night. It was a pretty male crowd (because Noise Rock is Serious?) but a respectful one; once the good-sized mosh pit got started, a group of small women near me took turns going in, got bounced around for a minute, came out wobbly and giddy.

They didn’t do their breakout hit titled after my deadname but it all pleases without concepts.

Openers Pure Adult did some good work too. Haven’t had this much fun of this sort since Namba Bears in Osaka.

A self-described whistleblower who previously worked at a clinic that treated trans youth came forward today. This is going to be a bigger deal than the usual nonsense. I won't be able to get a post out until tomorrow, so for now I am going to do something I try to avoid and post a link to Fox News, which is reporting the hospital she worked at is under investigation by the attorney general.

Zoomer alert: cafe staff at the Salesforce transit center just killed "Flashdance... What a Feeling" in favor of "My Heart Will Go On" and are amusing themselves with a tuneless sing-along

I start every morning at the mirror putting on face serum while doing arpeggio lip trill exercises, at which point cartoon bluebirds fly in through the window with my brow tweezers

weird death ideation 

Epitaph came in a dream: I WAS A DIN AND I DIED

As ever, on #元宵節 #LanternFestival
—the first full moon of the lunar year, when lanterns light up the night.

A well-known 11th c. lyric attributed to statesman Ouyang Xiu 歐陽修 and also to woman poet Zhu Shujen 朱淑真

#everynightapoem #chinese #poetry #translation

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Basic models of flocking behavior are controlled by three simple rules: 1) separation: avoid crowding neighbours (short range repulsion); 2) alignment: steer towards average heading of neighbors; 3) cohesion: steer towards average position of neighbors (long range attraction). With these three simple rules, the flock moves in an extremely realistic way.