alien 1: in summary, the humans have nearly rendered the blue planet uninhabitable. The only plan they appear to have is to migrate to the red planet.

alien 2: can they breathe the atmosphere of the red planet?

alien 1: no.

alien 2: is there material there they can eat?

alien 1: no.

alien 2: can the plants and animals of their planet live there?

alien 1: no.

alien 2: is there liquid water there?

alien 1: no.

alien 2: lol wtf?

alien 1: lol idk

Keir Starmer has said he will resign if fined for "Beergate".

Culture Minister Chris Philp accused the Labour leader of trying to "pressure the police into clearing him", which he called "deeply inappropriate". πŸ˜†
Of course Boris wouldn't stoop so low.

@TinBee I’d be tempted on Chinese or Russian as there are enormous numbers of speakers of them, but it adds an extra layer of complexity having a different alphabet. Or maybe it doesn’t, I need to look into it further.

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As someone that only speaks English, what would be the best multipurpose language to learn? People whose first language is less common, there are a handful of languages that would be useful worldwide. But starting with one of the most universal it’s hard to know what would be worthwhile.

If I was specifically going somewhere or needed it for a particular reason, then it’d be easy. But I’m not. I’m siding with German, as I know about 20 words already πŸ˜†.

Has anyone heard of or used manyverse? It's like a social network that stays on your phone. I think you invite others and you share posts between you and potentially friends of friends.

This morning, my toddler insisted that I make him a hovercraft. I think I would call this a success
#diy #MakeStuff

My teenager is required by school to have a #Chromebook. That ship has sailed. But are there some good articles out there that summarize why one should care about using a device so closely managed by #Google? I've got a laundry list but I'd like to give him something shorter and more useful.

NVIDIA's graphics drivers include telemetry and artificially slow the execution of algorithms they don't like. In other words, they're defective by design. u.fsf.org/3ij

I found this quote inspiring.
And it helped me realize that people who discourage me 'cause I don't learn something as fast as they'd like; are wrong about me being unable to learn.

β€œNever discourage anyone…who continually makes progress, no matter how slow.”
-- Plato

My son (2 yo) just came up to me crying. He said, in his own way, that he'd hurt his finger.

It turned out he had just got tomato sauce on it.

Does anyone else use Google Opinion Rewards? They are short surveys and give you Google Play credit.

I don't understand why they ask "Have you watched this YouTube video?". Surely they already know?

Also why do they keep asking my working status?

Motions food and ladies body parts... but not in the way you're thinking 

Bakery owner starts selling vagina doughnuts.

lancs.live/news/lancashire-new

For Β£7!!!!

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