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So Musk's shiny rocket test flight ended with an explosion, and his explanation was, "Fuel header tank pressure was low during landing burn, causing touchdown velocity to be high & RUD". RUD apparently stands for rapid unscheduled disassembly.

Which is the most wanky way to describe a crash I've ever heard.

Like ffs Netflix, you *have* this movie, why is it not available here? Why do I need to pay for a VPN to cheat a system which has no right still existing in the first place?

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I really hate that we're 20 years into the 21st century, and the internet it still doing the whole "this video is not available in your country" thing


Thinking about it, I could probably make halal char siu if I used turkey or something. It's similar enough in texture that it should probably work.

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An update, after marinating for 24 hours and then grilling. Quite impressed at how well this came out!

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Indigenous Australians vs mining companies.

Just one company, Rio Tinto, currently has permission to destroy 1,700 Aboriginal heritage sites. That's just one company.

Imagine in a UK company had permission to destroy 1,700 English Heritage and National Trust sites. Imagine the outcry against this.

A parliamentary report talks about this, yet it's just a report, and legally, Rio Tinto can just go ahead.

Article here: Juukan Gorge inquiry: Rio Tinto's decision to blow up Indigenous rock shelters 'inexcusable'

Parliament committee says miner must negotiate a compensation deal with traditional owners and ‘ensure a full reconstruction’ of the caves

#IndigenousAustralians #FirstNations

Here come the test results: You are a delight.

That's what it says. A delight.

We weren't even testing for that.

I will never cease to be angry about the fact that capitalism is a system where people would rather destroy perfectly good things than to give them away for free.

Or, worse, where people who would try to give things away for free are unable to do so, because there isn't any infrastructure for that.

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In other news, no, I did not put a hex on my neighbour but, yes, I am still tempted to do so.

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Except in my case, it's always flight because I'd be fooling myself to believe otherwise.

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Shouty white boys who make too much noise for no good reason really trigger my fight or flight response.

If cyberpunk isn't real then how come a bunch of us have stupid haircuts, online alter egos we identify with more than our real names, alter our bodies and hate cops


Side note, char siu is pronounced exactly the way it's spelled, but you would not believe the hilarious mispronunciations white English people have given me. When when they've literally heard me say it moments before. Every time, I don't know whether to laugh or cringe.

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So much of the best Chinese food is neither vegetarian nor halal. Which is a pity, because there are a bunch of people who I can never share some things with.

Like char siu, which I am currently attempting to make!

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