My 6yr old has discovered Train Sim World. He loves it. The exploratory and interactive elements are perfect for a kid.

Great onboard of a Polish MiG-29 at Fairford. Lots of rumbles and rattles. There's a tail slide in there too.
youtu.be/GOLWf2fWnUc

Beautiful blood orange sunrise today. Very cold though.

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In 1998, a programmer who had been working on Y2K fixes started to get anxious because he couldn't believe how pervasive the problem was. He switched from company to company trying to get away from it, but everywhere he went he became regarded as the Y2K expert and immediately became the team lead for that company's Y2K contingencies. He finally had a nervous breakdown, quit his job, and decided he wanted to be knocked unconscious when the Y2K actually came about.

A month before Y2K he was put into an artificial coma and cooled down to a near cryogenic easily sustained long term life support.

Unfortunately the life support notification system had a Y2K bug, and no one revived him for 8000 years.

Finally he was found and revived. He woke up, and saw himself surrounded by lots of glass, light, stainless steel, and tall beautiful people in white robes. He asked if he was in Heaven.

They replied, "No, this is Chicago. Actually but it's a lot like Heaven to someone like you."

"Someone like me?"

"You are from the 20th century. Many of the problems that existed in your lifetime have been solved for thousands of years. There is no hunger and no disease. There is no scarcity, or strife between races and creeds."

"What year is it now?"

"Yeah, about that - it's the year 9,998. You see, the year 10,000 is coming up, and we understand you know something called COBOL?"

The absolute spectacle of mendacious shit bags trying to present themselves as allies on social media is horrific to behold.

I like that there's a blog post about Stewart Copeland's arrangements at the beginning of Police songs.
unbehind.blogspot.com/2013/03/

My colleague has this habit of standing in my office doorway starting at me for several seconds before speaking. It is a tiny little thing but actually really bugs me. Speak already!

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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:
This is the ideal male body. You may not like it,
but this is what peak performance looks like”

If you enjoy The Police this is a good docu: youtu.be/YTfu9PuHKqU
Sting's kind of an asshole but you can't help respect the seriousness with which he approaches things.

Man who would have guessde a cow getting a bus could be so popular.

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Q: What do you call a DnD party made up of entirely Orc Bards?

A: An Orchestra. 👹

*bada bing* 🥁

Thank you thank you, I'll be here all week!

(exit, stage left)

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“The problem with these tests is twofold. First, parents are testing their children in ways that could have serious implications as they grow older — and they are not old enough to consent. Second, by sharing their children’s genetic information on public websites, parents are forever exposing their personal health data.”

nytimes.com/2020/01/02/opinion

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