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US State Names

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Technically DC isn't a state, but no one is too pedantic about it because they don't want to disturb the snakes.
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Covarr
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I think this map is wrong. Where is Gondor?
Moses Lake, WA
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Apple Spectrum

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If I were trapped on a desert island, and could have an unlimited supply of any one type of apple, I'd be like, "How did this situation happen?"
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Covarr
2 days ago
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Granny Smith are the best for apple pies and for voice actors. Just sayin'.
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sirshannon
2 days ago
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Most popular NewsBlur item ever?
samuel
8 hours ago
We've had 50+ shares before, I think when I launch something big.
adamcole
2 days ago
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One of my favorite times of year is the annual cider festival my family friends put on at their farm. They buy bushels of every strain of apple they can get their hands on and press them and you can sample cider made from each.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Courtney
2 days ago
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This is missing Pink Ladies, the best apple
Portland, OR
darastar
2 days ago
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Wait, does this mean that by loving to munch on Granny Smiths best...I'm "doing my own thing" too?
ice0032
2 days ago
Look at you being original :)
darastar
2 days ago
Look at me and my intense desire for all sour/tart foods and beverages.
wreichard
2 days ago
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Why are people so down on Red Delicious? I've met very few apples I didn't like in the right situation.
Earth
sdevore
2 days ago
I find the issue with the RD is that too often they look awesome but are mealy, I agree when they are good they are good. But seem far to likely to be not
AllanLM
2 days ago
This is why: http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/09/the-evil-reign-of-the-red-delicious/379892/ -- they're just the worst!
fanguad
2 days ago
A good Red Delicious is good - light, crisp, sweet. Most are bad.
wreichard
2 days ago
They can definitely be really awful when they're soft. But when they're just right...they can hit the spot.
wreichard
2 days ago
"The worst apple"...LOL. Makes me think of Franklin and the eagle: "He is a bird of bad moral character."
wreichard
2 days ago
Nobody eats them here in the UK. They seem to like Bramleys for cooking and Gala or Pink Ladies for eating.
rraszews
2 days ago
RDs were bred to put all their effort into growing a thick, beautiful skin, so the inside suffers. Now, the skin is my favorite part, so I'm okay with that, but it'd be awesome if we could breed gala or pink ladies to have a thicker, tastier skin, because all the "good" apples have thin, flavorless skins.
CaffieneKitty
2 days ago
Red delicious seem to have a tougher skin and be mealy, and despite the tough skin seem to bruise more easily than others. I used to only go for Granny Smith, but now Ambrosia are my preference (Royal Gala will do in a pinch)
wreichard
1 day ago
I'm with rraszews in liking the skin of the RD, but I'm with you in dreading that big soggy depression you can hit unsuspectingly. I loved Granny Smiths as a kid, but I tend toward the all-rounder Galas now myself for chomping on.

Baby Post

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[bzzzt] "REMEMBER TO CHECK IN FOR YOUR FLIGHT TO LONDON." "My wha-" [bzzzt] "YOUR UBER WILL ARRIVE IN FOUR MINUTES."
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Covarr
4 days ago
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Why yes, I did mean to post a The Wheels on the Bus video to Facebook six times. What are you gonna do about it, huh?
Moses Lake, WA
tdknox
4 days ago
Not much, I'm fascinated watching them go round and round, all through the town.
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Biodiversity (Part2)

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Research into Deadly Poisonous Zanzibar Hamsters had to start somewhere.
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Covarr
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I'll take any excuse to hate on Huey.
Moses Lake, WA
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METROID - A Time Capsule of Frustration | GEEK CRITIQUE

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From: The Geek Critique
Duration: 19:12

In 1986, Metroid was a game-changer. But thirty years later...

This is part of a series covering the five 2D Metroid games. They can all be watched right now for $1 backers on Patreon, and they'll be released on Saturdays. Here's the schedule:

Nov. 26 - Metroid
Dec. 3 - Metroid II
Dec. 10 - Super Metroid
Dec. 17 - Metroid Fusion
Dec. 24 - Metroid: Zero Mission

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Covarr
6 days ago
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An excellent analysis. I can't wait for the rest of the season to be released.
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XKCDE

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4. They unplug the root machine but the thousands of leaf VMs scatter in the wind and start spinning up new instances wherever they land
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Covarr
8 days ago
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With a workflow like this, it's a wonder new comics ever get posted at all.
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awilchak
3 days ago
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Wish I still had that $300 of trial credit with Google Cloud
Brooklyn, New York
satadru
6 days ago
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"Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal."
New York, NY
jepler
7 days ago
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the xkcd fork-bombing of 2016
Earth, Sol system, Western spiral arm
zippy72
7 days ago
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I once wrote a script on Windows cmd that has the same idea. Say it's called this.bat:

Start cmd /c /I this.bat
Start cmd /c /I this.bat
Exit

And watch as the box inevitably and unstoppable grinds to a halt.

This might not work any more as I last tried it on NT 4. Use at your own risk, for entertainment purposes only...
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Lythimus
8 days ago
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Can someone please share a vagrant or docker script for this?
Cthulhux
8 days ago
Oh, Linuxers. You make me sad.
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