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Tiny Cat is already not feeling Wednesday.

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On the one hand, I really need/want to eat less pizza. On the other hand, this is a block away from my house:

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Cacio e pepe!

 ‎· Meg Vmeg 1
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and I would walk 500 more

 ‎· LibSkrat 4
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» posted to not mein kampf of tea and dailybooth

hello fellow hoomans

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There's that "can we have a book rental service that isn't a library" tweet that lots of folks been dunking on, and a small number of librarians have responded to in more of a reference-interview "what are you looking for?" style. I haven't seen the original tweeter respond to any of those, but it made me a bit curious what the original poster might have in mind. Given that she asked for "a great and easy experience, but not a kindle reader", I'm assuming she wants easy access to print books, including those in high demand. Two non-routine ways of doing that, which I've seen different public libraries deal with in various ways, are home delivery and various forms of "express lane" borrowing policies for popular titles. I'm a bit curious to hear what people here think of those practices and how they might be best done (or not).

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For local examples: our city's public library offers home delivery to people who can't easily get out of the house, based on application by phone interview. I don't think they offer it to anyone else. For popular best-sellers, some of our local libraries have things like shorter borrowing times, limited or no renewals, and/or limits on how many popular titles can be checked out at once. And a few suburban libraries also have copies of books that patrons can pay $1 to check out for a week.

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I'm not sure about the modern part of it. That implies the person isn't that familiar with all the amenities a library has to offer, maybe. But I'm not sure that's what meant. My library does the thing were you can get books delivered to your closest branch. They have a large number of branches in the system, which makes that a nice service.

 ‎· Jill 1
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Well, at least I still get some desk space. :)

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Why books don’t work https://andymatuschak.org/books

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+/zverok/2191389

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because they don't need to eat!

 ‎· неподвижные брови счастья 14
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On a lark, I bought some Tom's Activated Black Charcoal Natural Toothpaste, and it's one of the most cognitive-dissonantly disturbing products I've ever used.

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Um

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seems like in order for charcoal to do any leaching, it would have to be on your teeth for far longer than the recommended 2 minutes of brushing?

 ‎· Courtney F
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An idea for "breakfast for dinner" -- carbonara. Covers your bacon and eggs.

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Lazy me did not make this idea a reality today.

 ‎· Julian
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It would be a little too much specific, I know, but can you add a "mark as spoiler" check box so that we can only see the feed only when wanted? The blur effect would be costly by means of performance, also would not fit into the minimalist design of mokum. A generated Lorem ipsum between SPOILER ALERT warning as some kind of bracket would be nice, and would be better with a "click to see the feed" - like link to decrypt to the original feed.

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If you ever come to implement this feature please please use the CSP style so that people could █████ instead of spoilers, because █████ and ████ ███ ████!

 ‎· 9000 10
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^ I like this, Lorem Ipsum is fine too, though :-)

 ‎· медовик прогресса
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Why Did the CIA Classify the Soviet Army's Recipe for Borscht? http://bit.ly/2I5ERls

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"The problem for people who care about government transparency is that the CIA's efforts to conceal history go far beyond soup."

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«The soup was good, but not good enough to qualify as an American state secret. ... Too often, Brown says, "it becomes a slippery slope" where "'dangerous to national security'" exceptions get applied to materials that might just be embarrassing. Once, he tells me, the CIA tried to use the national security restriction to hide a joke about an attack on Santa Claus.»

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Langley, Virginia, 1970s. CIA HQ. Captain John Calmer, a Soviet sector analyst, stays to work at night. It is strictly forbidden, but he earned his trust by his magnificent, nearly prescient reports. He is a Soviet spy, Ivan Smirnov. When everybody leaves the building, he takes the fire escape stairs to the executive floor, quickly picks the lock to the CIA Director’s office, and silently enters. He knows where to look. He opens the Director’s safe with his copy of the key, acquired long ago from one of the cleaners, and takes the yellow-orange folder from it. He enjoys the view of clear black letters: TOP SECRET//HCS-O/UMBRA/NOFORN. He pulls his trusty Minox, takes a deep breath, and opens the folder...

 ‎· Military grade meh 6
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Next morning, the CIA director comes to his office and orders cleaning. He looks at the hole in John’s head, and the walls splashed by something looking like borscht. He takes the folder back from the officer’s dead hand, strikes off the number 14 on the back page, writes “15” over it, and puts the folder back into the safe.

 ‎· Military grade meh 7
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@sorhed: bo-o-o-o-oy...

 ‎· silpol 1
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It was a good day yesterday

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For a bit more enjoyment for us armchair-riding experts, a more traditional and less ephemeral aircraft. The funny bits: it's allegedly designed to fly up to 65000 ft (20 km) high, and is powered by a kerosene-fed diesel motor. Was never flown yet, though. #aircraft #link https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/28409/the-mysterious-and-potentially-revolutionary-celera-500l-aircraft-may-fly-soon

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Pusher engined aircrafts are notorious for overheating. They were tried numerous times during ww2 and around, but the issue was never solved. Still looks cool though

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Live action version of

 ‎·  D7515F7F-46F4-45C4-BB50-609F72C9631F.jpeg ‎· Micah 1
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The HN thread (https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=20129833) mentions another funny pusher: http://synergyaircraft.com/

 ‎· 9000
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^^^ you meant to say "looks hot", didn't you?

 ‎· кружок татарских лайфхаков 5
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My favoride diesel is still Napier Deltic. It's not aero - but it's predecessor, Jumo 204, is

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To decrease the probability of recovery all incidents happening in our system are designed to have at least three root causes.

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(Lambdas are old news; you can now deploy zetas.)

 ‎· 9000 1
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@9000: If you stay home with Zebra, You’re stuck in a rut. But on beyond Zebra, You’re anything but!

 ‎· unbelievably dirty cheating 1
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"Poll in France: In your opinion, which country contributed most to the defeat of Germany in 1945? (Source: polls IFOP 1945, 1994, 2004, 2015)" https://www.les-crises.fr/la-fabrique-du-cretin-defaite-nazis/ - via (and English-language graphic) https://www.thecanary.co/us/us-analysis/2019/06/05/trumps-state-visit-was-marked-by-a-shameless-attempt-to-re-write-history/ (Thanks to Halil).

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TIL https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Family_Association The Florida Family Association (FFA) is a Tampa, Florida-based non-profit organization [...] In 2013 the New York Times noted FFA was a one-man Christian fundamentalist organization."

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Florida Man, Inc.

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TILLC

 ‎· Micah 2
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Woke up this morning thinking about this immensely shitty twitter take. https://twitter.com/JentoInfinity/status/1136260622155505666

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I think the LSW is a great counterbalance against that kind of gatekeeping.

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I agree with Jill that this person feels under-appreciated, but the person has also been an asshole. I have no time for the doubling down. But I don't really do hot takes on social media, just in my own office to myself.

 ‎· kaijsa 5
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Celebrating the fine work of Scarlet, an honorary Pikas. Bravo!

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I might cry ❤️

 ‎· scarlet fixes things 7
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This is just beautiful @cpikas!

 ‎· Galadriel 4
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I left it on the fridge and it made me smile when I went to get out the milk for my cereal :)

 ‎· Christina Pikas 4
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i love you all. 💙👩🏼‍🏫 <- schoolgirl emoji

 ‎· Stephªn1e☀️CogSc1L1brªr1ªn☀️ 2
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Y'all heal my heart.

 ‎· Kirsten 5
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Eyes

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#boobsies

 ‎· Hüseyin ÖZKILIÇ 1
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Back in February, my young charge came in wearing new Nikes. But they were lace-ups. Because of his disability set, he has some fine motor deficits and is unable to tie his shoes. Guess who gets to tie them? So, I said to his sister when he was getting off the bus the next day, "Now I'll have to teach him to tie his shoes."

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She replied, "I don't ever see that happening."

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@jvjannotti: You did so much better than I would have done. I probably would have bought him a set of these: https://amzn.to/2F64Jf9

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(https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2357267094340235&set=a.1608357262564559&type=3&theater)

 ‎· маленькое угловатое медиа
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https://secretgeek.github.io/html_wysiwyg/html.html #SOOOOQA

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How can you kill that... which has no life? O_o

 ‎· Military grade meh 2
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Dear friends, few days ago I had a dream that Mokum needed to be shut down because Facebook CDN stopped supporting .place TLD for a very dream-plausible reason involving routing of domain names (I mean, names themselves, which again made perfect sense then). It was so convincing that I was not even mad, I just shut down the servers and woke up, and did not remember the dream. Last night I had another dream in which I remembered this incident and decided to find out if anything could be done. So I started the servers again and found out that current names routing dream-logic no longer required any third-party services, so I was happy to see that servers were running correctly. So, I guess, you can again use Mokum in dreams as well. We're sorry about this service interruption!

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проснувшись однажды утром после беспокойного сна...

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"Our service is new..." :D

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This is the best breaking news in dream world I’ve ever received.

 ‎· Micah 3
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Oh that's why I got 410 yesterday, which was very dream-plausible :P

 ‎· selimweg 4
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Who’s you Patrick Swayze?

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(The 1976 Fender guitar catalog was fairytale-themed. Art by Bruce Wolfe. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1517099611760633&set=gm.478332172914119&type=3)

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(Anna Brilling. Wooden house in Kimry, 1926 https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2492244970815331&set=a.1545196535520184&type=3&theater)

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