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Thank you to the GCHQ/NSA/CIA/MI5/whatever agent living in my Google Home for providing such bops when I hit shuffle today.

I figured since I’m probably going to be working from home for another million months that I should upgrade from the flimsy IKEA desk I had… to a more expensive IKEA desk.

This one has CUP HOLDERS!!

Just to emphasise, in the space of 12 months they assessed TWO PATIENTS.

TWO.
IN A YEAR.

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Between December 2019 and 2020, the NHS Gender Identity Clinic in Exeter received 495 new referrals, discharged 14 patients, and assessed 2 people.

The waiting list is nearly six years long.

The state of British trans healthcare is unconscionable. whatdotheyknow.com/request/712

That entire setup was just to make the parallel between “The whole world’s a stage” and stages in Smash Bros okay.

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Smash Bros. but it’s based on the works of Shakespeare.

The whole world’s a stage so the only way to beat someone is to hit them hard enough to achieve escape velocity.

Finally got around to watching The Owl House and it’s such a hella good show and this scene makes my heart sing okay. youtube.com/watch?v=fLT37qQG8T

Congrats on having a moderately respectable president for the first time in four years, America.

Been waiting 11 years for us to get one, still.

We’re now at the weird middle part where Harris is VP but Trump is still president.

Gotta wonder how much power Microsoft Teams is sapping when my laptop's battery lasts like 2× longer when it's not running.

JFK's Rice University speech about the need to land humans on the Moon is just such a damn good speech. So many quotable parts.

State Department thing re: Trump's term ending is probably a hack or similar.

1) The date is written as a timestamp (which ain't how humans write dates). It's also in UTC.
2) The page didn't exist before today.
3) Trump's bio lives on whitehouse.gov, not the DoS site.

The Defiant and NX-01 Enterprise are especially bad for point 2, where the helmsman literally sits in the middle of the captain's sightline with only a couple of inches (if that) of height difference. Pretty poorly thought out layout, tbh.

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2) Voyager is the only 90s Trek hero ship where the helm console is positioned to give the captain/XO an uninterrupted sightline of the viewscreen.

Like, those both seem like pretty fundamental practical considerations that the others just don't have??

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This tweet was prompted by two main things I noticed:

1) Voyager is the only 90s Trek hero ship where all the bridge officers can use a console without first having to turn around to face a wall.

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Voyager had the best bridge layout of the 90s Trek shows. Don't @ me.

I once heard a quote, I don't remember by who, saying that politics is just war without fighting--but only because everyone agrees to follow the rules.

As soon as someone rejects those rules (say, they refuse to concede after losing an election), it just becomes war.

Trump and a number of his allies got kicked off Twitter today, huh? Nice to see them finally draining that swamp they kept going on about.

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