The only thing worse than yellow snow is green snow. -- Bob Ross

Silly question, but does anyone know of a good way to find out on Windows which app is eating a particular keyboard shortcut?

@ColinTheMathmo - the magazine article is completely misleading; many quasiparticles can be found in chunks of matter designed to have interesting properties, but they aren't *elementary* particles and this could not "account for dark matter".

If you're not familiar with quasiparticles, try this:

I once absent-mindedly ordered Three Mile Island dressing in a restaurant and, with great presence of mind, they brought Thousand Island Dressing and a bottle of chili sauce. -- Terry Pratchett

The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately, in England at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. -- Lady Bracknell, The Importance of Being Earnest

Today I learning that Ingenuity, the helicopter on Mars, carries a piece of fabric from the wing of the 1903 Wright Flyer, the Wright Brothers' airplane used in the first controlled powered heavier-than-air flight on Earth.


Napoleon built his campaigns of iron and when one piece broke the whole structure collapsed. I made my campaigns using rope, and if a piece broke I tied a knot. -- Arthur Wellesley

Don't ever let anyone tell you that fairy tales aren't real. I drink a potion made from magic beans every day, and it brings me back to life. -- Nanea Hoffman

🇺🇸 Michelle #Obama letter on today's announcement by the #US Supreme Court overturning legal #abortion in the #Roe decision:

"I am heartbroken today."

If cats looked like frogs we'd realize what nasty, cruel little bastards they are. Style. That's what people remember. -- Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

If you're ever looking to watch a random #documentary, I can highly recommend the BBC Horizon collection on which has over 500 episodes spanning a large part of #BBCHorizon's aired episodes from 1964 to 2014; that's 50 years of snapshots of explorations of the scientific views of its time.

You can either download the entire archive, or instantly watch individual episodes.

#BBC #Horizon #SeriesFiXatoWatches #FiXatoRecommends #documentaries

The Russian embassy in Lithuania now resides in "Ukrainian Heros Street", after the Lithuanian government decided to rename its street

First time trying a sashiko-type embroidery on my broken jeans. I like them even more than I did before I ripped them!

#sashiko #mbroidery #FiberArt

Those who refuse to use standard user interface elements are doomed to re-implement them poorly.


One of the few things more boring than reading documentation is writing it.

@rysiek I've found that adding some humor and taking an approach to writing a 'bathroom reader' makes both reading and writing actually fun and more interesting.

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder. -- Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."

Arthur C. Clarke

"Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced."

Barry Gehm

"Any technology, no matter how primitive, is magic to those who don’t understand it."

Florence Ambrose (Freefall, Stanley)

"It’s still magic even if you know how it’s done."

Terry Pratchett

@christianp If you don't flip through all of your slides, you might get disqualified!

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