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April ᛃ

All the important stuff: http://scarytaskbar.com

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Food of the Enslaved: Barbecue, featuring Michael Twitty "New Instagram - @18thcenturycooking This video is the second of a series that focuses on historic foods of the enslaved African community of North America." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwkRWIwZ43A

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The tradition of women ruling the indoor kitchen, while men ruling the barbecue pit goes way back to the 18th century (or possibly earlier).

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I just need those ribs in my life right now.

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Maggie Delaney: Her Story - Feature Length "For years, Carol has been researching and mastering her live performances of fictional character Maggie Delaney, an Irish indentured servant who gains passage to the new world, only to lose her family in the process. Townsends is proud to present the telling of this story." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqOgWngL5aY

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» posted to April ᛃ, history, and fashion-history-culture

Doing Laundry in the 18th Century➧ http://www..." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xenLzd2-Dk

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» posted to April ᛃ and randomquotes

"If you're gonna die, at least die trying not to." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP_XPLFEMng

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"You can keep your Star Wars and bacon. I'll just sit over here with my Star Trek and Taylor Ham." #Stephisms

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These People Love to Collect Radioactive Glass. Are They Nuts? https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/these-people-love-to-collect-radioactive-glass/

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"For many glass collectors, the only color that matters is Vaseline. That’s the catch-all word describing pressed, pattern, and blown glass in shades ranging from canary yellow to avocado green. Vaseline glass gets its oddly urinous color from radioactive uranium, which causes it to glow under a black light. Everyone who collects Vaseline glass knows it’s got uranium in it, which means everyone who comes in contact with Vaseline glass understands they’re being irradiated. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the gaffer making footed cake plates in a glass factory, the driver loading boxes of lace-edged compotes onto a truck, or the tchotchkes dealer setting out vintage Vaseline glass toothpick holders and tumblers for prospective customers—all of you are being zapped. Let’s say you’re that tchotchkes dealer’s customer, and you decide to purchase those tumblers because you think their hue will go nicely with your lemony Formica kitchen table. Well, you just bought yourself four tumblers full of radioactive beta-waves. Go ahead and fill those tumblers with orange juice or milk, then serve these wholesome beverages to your adorable children. Now you’ve exposed your innocent lambs to even more radiation, since minute traces of the uranium in the glass can leach into whatever your kids are drinking, coating their throats and stomach linings with a cool, radioactive wash. After slaking your children’s thirst, carefully rinse those tumblers by hand to absorb sponge after sponge of even greater concentrations of radioactivity. For the record, none of this matters, not even a little bit."

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I almost started collecting uranium glass, then I got pregnant and was told not to do that for a number of reasons. I still regret it.

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Never Judge A Book By Its Movie Cross Stitch Pattern https://dailycrossstitch.com/product/never-judge-a-book-by-its-movie-cross-stitch-pattern/

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My husband's employer sent this out to everyone. (he works in a restaurant)

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sleeve?

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@halil: elbow. There’s a couple of demonstration videos here https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2018/02/27/health/how-to-sneeze.amp.html

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@bentleywg: Thanks for reading The Times. Create your free account or log in to continue reading.

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@halil: the videos: Sesame Street https://youtu.be/QW1yodZJpG8 / Press conference clip https://youtu.be/D53qYVWt1io

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The Killer Mobile Device for Victorian Women ""Certainly, they clanked; when they moved, the chatelaine would’ve made a lot of noise."Like a customized Swiss Army knife, a chatelaine provided its wearer with exactly the tools she needed closest at hand. " https://www.collectorsweekly.com/articles/the-killer-mobile-device-for-victorian-women/

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#NoPockets

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The past tense of "sync" is..... (from archive.org)

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This implies that "sunkronized" is a word.

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Do Carbs Make You Fat? "Do carbs make you fat? Short answer: no. For the full, science-backed explanation on why carbs don't make you fat and why a low-carb diet has no advantage over a high-carb diet, read on." https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/why-carbs-dont-make-you-fat/

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The Rise and Fall of the Army Surplus Store "What happened to the once venerable tradition of the army surplus store? In this article we chart its rise and fall." https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/rise-fall-army-surplus-store/

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In my late teens, we went to Harry's Army Surplus every year to buy me a new pea coat. I loved those pea coats.

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We had one in the small town where I grew up. That's where I got my combat boots in high school.

 ‎· Kirsten
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Show me your desktop. Here's mine (on new laptop) #desktop2020

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Thing 1 is my daughter's new laptop, and I have no idea how she has customized its theme.

 ‎· April ᛃ 1
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This has to be one of the more amusing spam emails I have received. Too bad I can't reply to tell them "Please DO go public with that video and spread it far and wide, to as many people as possible! I want EVERYONE to see the miraculous penis that I have spontaneously sprouted. If you happen to also have a video of the exact moment it sprouted, please send that one to all the news outlets. Thanks to you, I am going to be FAMOUS!" :D

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O.o

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Oh, I needed that laugh.

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When I noticed that my internet bill was higher than usual, I logged into my account to investigate and discovered a service that should not be there (TV). So, I contacted Comcast to find out why TV was showing in my services, who authorized it, and how much I was being charged for it. After my nice chat conversation with a customer service rep, the end result was my bill was lowered to less than it had been before the sudden unexplainable increase, and my speed was tripled.

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My hubby is a lot more careful with his phone than he is with TV remotes, so I make him use the Roku app on his phone, as the remote, and hide the real TV remote where he can't find it. Of course this means he runs into weird issues and complaints that only someone like him will have. Tonight he accidentally tapped the red power icon in the upper right corner of the Roku app, and did not understand why the TV spontaneously shut itself off. He insisted there was something wrong with the TV and made me drop everything to investigate.

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Leaked Documents Expose the Secretive Market for Your Web Browsing Data "An Avast antivirus subsidiary sells 'Every search. Every click. Every buy. On every site.' Its clients have included Home Depot, Google, Microsoft, Pepsi, and McKinsey." https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdkq7/avast-antivirus-sells-user-browsing-data-investigation

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"Although the data does not include personal information such as users' names, it still contains a wealth of specific browsing data, and experts say it could be possible to deanonymize certain users."

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"Until recently, Avast was collecting the browsing data of its customers who had installed the company's browser plugin, which is designed to warn users of suspicious websites. Security researcher and AdBlock Plus creator Wladimir Palant published a blog post in October showing that Avast harvest user data with that plugin. Shortly after, browser makers Mozilla, Opera, and Google removed Avast's and subsidiary AVG's extensions from their respective browser extension stores. Avast had previously explained this data collection and sharing in a blog and forum post in 2015. Avast has since stopped sending browsing data collected by these extensions to Jumpshot, Avast said in a statement to Motherboard and PCMag. However, the data collection is ongoing, the source and documents indicate. Instead of harvesting information through software attached to the browser, Avast is doing it through the anti-virus software itself. Last week, months after it was spotted using its browser extensions to send data to Jumpshot, Avast began asking its existing free antivirus consumers to opt-in to data collection, according to an internal document."

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"De-anonymization becomes a greater concern when considering how the eventual end-users of Jumpshot's data could combine it with their own data. "Most of the threats posed by de-anonymization—where you are identifying people—comes from the ability to merge the information with other data," Acar said. A set of Jumpshot data obtained by Motherboard and PCMag shows how each visited URL comes with a precise timestamp down to the millisecond, which could allow a company with its own bank of customer data to see one user visiting their own site, and then follow them across other sites in the Jumpshot data. "It's almost impossible to de-identify data," Eric Goldman, a professor at the Santa Clara University School of Law, said. "When they promise to de-identify the data, I don't believe it."

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Thanks to Avast, retailers can know exactly what kind of porn their individual customers are into, as well as other sensitive personal info, by matching time stamps on purchases made on their site to the timestamps on data they get from Jumpshot. Once they have matched those, they can then apply a name, street address, phone number, etc, to the Jumpshot data, and fill in the blanks about each customer by their browsing habits.

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Damn it! wxdata.weather.com depreciated and no longer available, as of 2020-01-15. Not going to be as easy to fix this widget, as it was last time. Will likely need to be rewritten, almost from scratch, using some other free weather API, and I am not sure I want to go through all that.

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Found a working substitute, for now. Not crazy with the look of it though. It seems very out of place. Might only have the possibility of looking good on my desktop, at night.

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My latest t-shirt design - Warning: I'm Not Listening to You https://www.zazzle.com/warning_im_not_listening_t_shirt-235805260363139784

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There's a non-zero possibility that Iran has a fleet of Communist assassin dolphins "For better or for worse, humans have been training dolphins as soldiers of war since at least the 1960s; even to this day, the Russian government in particular has been known to enlist them in subterfuge." https://boingboing.net/2020/01/11/theres-a-non-zero-possibilit.html

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Y2K 2.0

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See https://mokum.place/micah/2464275

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Trying to think of a name for my new laptop, which is my 10th computer. It's hard when you don't know it's "personality" yet.

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1. We named the first one, Ed, as in Special Ed. It was really slow. (retired)

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My first computer was a Mac Classic II https://everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_classic/specs/mac_classic_ii.html . I named it Box, after Star Cops https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYsbD5hewig

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Our town has secured around $70,000 in donations and grants, mainly from the United Way of Greater Newark and Clara Maass Medical Center, to put towards the purchase of water filtration solutions, for the ongoing lead problem. Our town has opted to purchase pouring pitchers, rather than faucet mounted filters, due to faucet compatibility, installation, and usage issues that were reported by Newark residents, when they received their free faucet mounted filters from the City of Newark. Our mayor feels the pitchers would be easier to use and avoid many of the issues that can occur with the faucet mounted ones. Our town will be prioritizing distribution to those homes who have someone in the household who is currently under a doctor’s care; elderly; a child under the age of six; or a pregnant/nursing mother. Additionally, they are limiting eligibility to only people living in homes built before 1950, that have less than 4 units, total. This means residents of newer homes and apartment building dwellers (regardless of how old the apartment building is) are ineligible to receive a free filter, because the town thinks it's unlikely that they have older lead service lines.

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Personally, I think the pouring pitchers are a mistake, because of the limited amount of clean water they will provide at any one time, and the length of time they take to filter water. They are not practical for filtering the large amount of water required to boil a pot full of spaghetti or make a gallon of iced tea, for example. This means that residents will likely end up using unfiltered water for most cooking purposes, and only use the pitcher for drinking plain water from a glass, or for preparing infant formula. They would still end up consuming primarily unfiltered water, along with any lead that may be in it.

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@April - got it. I'm glad you don't have the issue!

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I bought these Anchor Hocking Oven Basics 6-Inch Mini Pie Plates, to replace both the small bowls AND the white ceramic desert/salad plates in my cabinet. Going to hang on to a few of the flat white plates, just in case there are some specific uses for them that I didn't anticipate, for which the new mini pie plates would be unsuitable. https://amzn.to/37CQqdM

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Since I already use 9" pie plates as dinner plates, and LOVE them, this was the logical next step in my quest for a cabinet full of all clear glass, versatile, durable, multi-purpose stuff.

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@k8s: I have a bunch of those, too. I use 20 oz mugs for tea & coffee, and 24 oz for my soup or chili. But when setting the table for a sit down dinner, I have 24 oz clear tempered glass square bowls, which are also great as small serving bowls, and awesome cooking utility bowls, since the corners also double as pouring spouts.

 ‎· April ᛃ
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Sugar-free low carb chocolate chip cookies https://the-lowcarb-diet.com/low-carb-chocolate-chip-cookies/

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I'd increase the sweetener by at least 1/4 cup, next time I make them.

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These turned out to be my husband's favorites, and he says don't change a thing, they are sweet enough just the way they are.

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