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  1. milko


    lol! Well, I am going to read further because that Indy article doesn't supply any details whatsoever on how coarse, or how they made it work or whatever. But as soon as I go even a little bit too coarse I end up with coffee-scented ditchwater. Now I'm trying to skim the Matter paper, which is flying over my head to a fairly large degree. I'm struggling to see much practical information about what they actually did. I think "they found a coarser grind point might summarise it. "Laser diffraction particle size analysis was performed on a Beckman Coulter LS13 320 MW" that part might be a bit far for my kitchen attempts.
  2. There's definitely a lot of "aha! I recognise that reference!" to them, but I really like them nevertheless. I guess that for example if you don't spend much time on Twitter then some of the jokes would pass straight by you.
  3. And, it's fun to enthusiastically like something so joyfully non-serious, with a group of like-minded people. I think we sometimes forget that as we band together to dunk on the latest Terrible Gaming Thing.
  4. milko

    Cricket Thread

    It’s probably what they needed a lot more of over the course of two innings. It’s going to be very funny if Root gets a fifth wicket tomorrow.
  5. milko

    Cricket Thread

    They seem to have been watching the past few years of England performances. I wonder if they’ll speak of trying to bat positively and play naturally and all that, as well.
  6. Always had a soft spot for this game of Frolf
  7. Can you do something with 'select color' and slowly move a slider? Sorry for being all vague, I should probably check before posting.
  8. milko

    Cricket Thread

    Yeah, that's the angle I was going for really. The "this shouldn't be a demerit", not particularly the "farting as a legitimate tactic", I think I need more time to process that one. I watched the NFL neuter celebrations with penalties a few years ago too, it's kind of weird and I only sort of get it. Century for Pope!
  9. milko

    Cricket Thread

    Yeah I just listened to the Sky pundits spend most of the lunchbreak arguing abour Rabada. He's been a fool and no mistake, but it still doesn't really sit right with me that this one was a demerit point. Buttler was swearing on the hot mic, it's a bit different. But maybe we don't want to be encouraging the kids to celebrate too aggressively either.
  10. milko

    Cricket Thread

    haha Stokes just put the ball quite a long way out of the ground off Maharaj, batting does seem a bit more fluent this morning. That looked quite dangerous for the nearby traffic.
  11. milko

    Nintendo Switch

    I have to say, from first glance on a mobile screen I thought somebody had modified an egg box.
  12. milko

    Cricket Thread

    Pope and Stokes setting something good up here. Rabada suspended from the next test. Fucking ridiculous really. I know him and Joe Root have some kind of previous, but he bowled his off stump out of the ground and then did a roaring celebration more or less right next to Root. I mean, it's a bit off? But also the kind of thing that adds a bit of needle and interest to a match, this stuff is fun! A demerit point which took him over the threshold and 15% of his match fee. Meh.
  13. Interesting. If the author is trans (which I understand is the case) it feels unlikely to be intentionally anti-trans at least! I mean, it's quite confronting and confident, but I'd thought entirely positively so as well. Tricky, and not really my place to judge, but if the author's own community is objecting, then I better understand the reasoning for taking it down.
  14. I don't think it is, at least not yet. They do Kindle etc formats, but all online. Archive.org has it still: https://archive.is/oXDEt
  15. That story has been pulled, by the author's request, apparently (though official statement still to come) because of shitload of trolling and bad faith reaction. Which is weird, when I read it there were about six comments saying things like "this is the best sci-fi story I've read in years" and "I'm a 60 year old man and thanks to this amazing story I finally understand the gender/trans/nonbinary thing, thankyou" and a bunch of tweets saying similarly positive things. Sigh. What a shame, I hope it finds a way back, and I hope a few of you got to read it! I wish I'd kept a copy too, I'd have so much more to say now I know it's gone
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