Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain. -- Vivian Greene

In about half an hour, UK pass, starting at 19:39:02, duration 97 secs, visible, Magnitude -1.6

In about half an hour, UK pass, starting at 18:02:30, duration 313 secs, very bright, Magnitude -3.2

Some passes of the visible from the UK overnight - I'll tweet/toot warnings closer to the time

This has been a fabulous diversion, but now I really do need to get back to work:

boredpanda.com/humans-are-weir

Me just now: How the hell can this show that began in 2018 be starting season 5 now? That makes no sense! How many seasons per year is that?

*literally counts on fingers*

Me: Well, fuck.

Let's just blend this little rascal here, ha! Happy as we can be. -- Bob Ross

Does anyone here do cross stitching? Fancy holding my hand a bit while I fumble head first into it?

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In about half an hour, UK pass, starting at 18:50:26, duration 201 secs, exceptionally bright, Magnitude -3.6

In about half an hour, UK pass, starting at 17:14:33, duration 333 secs, bright, Magnitude -2.1

Some passes of the visible from the UK overnight - I'll tweet/toot warnings closer to the time

Is there a word for "common mistruths casually told to kids by basically everything, that are trivially falsified by direct observation"?

Numbingly obviously wrong things like "The moon comes out at night and goes away during the day", which is just casually depicted as fact in everything for kids and babies, from picture books to written descriptions of day/night cycles.

I keep seeing stuff like this, the Moon-as-night-sun one is only the first one I can recall offhand.

@cantinto @mvz That's the weird thing, right? That kids accept this bullshit, and literally then fail to notice the moon because they never even look for it. And then grow up still believing in the "Night-sun model". Not their fault obviously - the lie is told so naturally.

I intend to live forever ... So far, so good. -- Steve Wright

For 100 years, the version of Dracula that was being sold in the Icelandic language was actually an entirely new piece of fanfiction written by the translator. And apparently it's really fucking good, so it has recently been translated back into English as "Powers of Darkness: The Lost Version of Dracula"

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In about half an hour, UK pass, starting at 19:38:23, duration 86 secs, visible, Magnitude -1.4

In about half an hour, UK pass, starting at 18:02:11, duration 282 secs, bright, Magnitude -2.6

Some passes of the visible from the UK overnight - I'll tweet/toot warnings closer to the time

'Go to bed, you'll feel better in the morning' is the human version of 'Did you turn it off and turn it back on again?'

In about half an hour, UK pass, starting at 18:49:56, duration 177 secs, very bright, Magnitude -3.0

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