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  1. Comment on A little palette cleanser from all of the heavy stuff we talk about here—and a beautiful little surprise for us just before bed in ~life

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    They definitely do not try to be clean! Raccoons leave a terrible mess behind, after they destroy all the nice things you wish you could keep outside or grow in your garden.

    They definitely do not try to be clean! Raccoons leave a terrible mess behind, after they destroy all the nice things you wish you could keep outside or grow in your garden.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Concerning levels of arsenic and lead found in tampons in world first study in ~health

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    I heartily recommend them. Used a cup for decades until I no longer needed to, and I found it was almost always the best choice for me. (On camping trips, not so much.)

    I heartily recommend them. Used a cup for decades until I no longer needed to, and I found it was almost always the best choice for me. (On camping trips, not so much.)

    19 votes
  3. Comment on Lemonade stands in ~life

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    I wonder if enough people are carrying cash to make this idea work? I carry cash and change but I know a lot of people just don't bother any more. Do kids carry change nowadays? Funny, Facebook...

    I wonder if enough people are carrying cash to make this idea work? I carry cash and change but I know a lot of people just don't bother any more. Do kids carry change nowadays?

    Funny, Facebook showed me a memory today from 2012, when I encountered a lemonade stand. Those kids also had cookies available, with a combo deal for sixty cents. I was their first customer and I don't know if they got many more.

    Somehow the idea of a lemonade stand is charming and classic, but the thought of kids selling stuff out of a cooler at the park feels a little sketchy to me.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on If Taylor Otwell and Taylor Swift stood in the US presidential election, who will you vote for? in ~talk

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    I had to look up who Taylor Otwell is, so I guess I'm in the Taylor Swift camp. Fortunately I'm Canadian and I don't think you'll let me vote.

    I had to look up who Taylor Otwell is, so I guess I'm in the Taylor Swift camp. Fortunately I'm Canadian and I don't think you'll let me vote.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What are some lesser known food and cooking YouTubers? in ~food

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    Cooking the Books, just under 50,000 subscribers. Anna makes vintage recipes from her collection of old cookbooks. She's a natural in front of the camera and I find all her videos enjoyable....

    Cooking the Books, just under 50,000 subscribers. Anna makes vintage recipes from her collection of old cookbooks. She's a natural in front of the camera and I find all her videos enjoyable. Mostly American mid-20th-century home cooking, with lots of maraschino cherries and Bisquick.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Randy Travis sings again, courtesy of AI in ~tech

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    Also Canada here: I tried one of the suggested shorts alongside the video and got to hear a sample of it. Maybe that would hold you over until you find the whole thing, if that's what you're after.

    Also Canada here: I tried one of the suggested shorts alongside the video and got to hear a sample of it. Maybe that would hold you over until you find the whole thing, if that's what you're after.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Cool, thanks for the suggestion.

    Cool, thanks for the suggestion.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I'm reading Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States, by James C. Scott, recommended by @fefellama. So far I'm still on the introduction! Got through a couple of pages this morning...

    I'm reading Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States, by James C. Scott, recommended by @fefellama. So far I'm still on the introduction! Got through a couple of pages this morning but had to look up swidden, corvee and polity. I think once I get my brain in gear I'll enjoy learning about this. Why on earth did people form cities and states when it's so much easier, healthier and more enjoyable to be a hunter/gatherer? Maybe I'll soon know more.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Some observations about some of the conversations here in ~tildes

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    Nits. People pick nits.

    Nits. People pick nits.

    15 votes
  10. Comment on What are some of your favorite history books and why? in ~books

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    Thanks, Against the Grain sounds good. I just put it on hold at the library.

    Thanks, Against the Grain sounds good. I just put it on hold at the library.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Hermeto Pascoal - Música da Lagoa (Sinfonia do Alto Ribeira, 1985) in ~music

  12. Comment on The search for the ultimate home/apartment spring cleaning guide in ~life.home_improvement

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    I've been watching Clean That Up lately and finding lots of useful hints. He has a spring cleaning playlist if you're interested.

    I've been watching Clean That Up lately and finding lots of useful hints. He has a spring cleaning playlist if you're interested.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on Eclipse playlist recommendations in ~music

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    Doctor My Eyes by Jackson Browne. "Doctor, my eyes, tell me what is wrong, was I unwise to leave them open for so long?"

    Doctor My Eyes by Jackson Browne. "Doctor, my eyes, tell me what is wrong, was I unwise to leave them open for so long?"

    2 votes
  14. Comment on What's a "house rule" that has made a game more fun for you? in ~games

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    And my cousin and I played "Executive Ping Pong." Sit in chairs with your feet up on the table and try to rally. We didn't get far with that, actually.

    And my cousin and I played "Executive Ping Pong." Sit in chairs with your feet up on the table and try to rally. We didn't get far with that, actually.

    5 votes
  15. Comment on Why does the letter 'S' look like an 'F' in old manuscripts? in ~humanities.languages

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    One of my English professors told us she'd had a student who used a facsimile of an old manuscript for her reference material. Her paper on Shakespeare's "Where the bee sucks, there suck I" was......

    One of my English professors told us she'd had a student who used a facsimile of an old manuscript for her reference material. Her paper on Shakespeare's "Where the bee sucks, there suck I" was... noteworthy.

    18 votes
  16. Comment on It's fair to describe schizophrenia as probably mostly genetic in ~health.mental

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    Well, I don't know about that. Some people seem to cope quite well with it. Others, like my brother, are paralyzed by anxiety and paranoia, unable to work, poorly supported financially and...

    Schizophrenia is hardly the worst thing that can happen to you.

    Well, I don't know about that. Some people seem to cope quite well with it. Others, like my brother, are paralyzed by anxiety and paranoia, unable to work, poorly supported financially and ostracized by much of society. This is with medication, psychiatrists, social workers etc. My brother has always been compliant with whatever treatment they gave him and still, his life has just sucked for decades.

    6 votes
  17. Comment on Can you recommend songs or musicians/bands with lyrics in Spanish? in ~music

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    I'm a fan of Jesse y Joy. What a voice! They're a Mexican sister/brother group. I'm more familiar with older songs like Llegaste tu and the first one of theirs I ever heard (and a fun video),...

    I'm a fan of Jesse y Joy. What a voice! They're a Mexican sister/brother group.

    I'm more familiar with older songs like Llegaste tu and the first one of theirs I ever heard (and a fun video), Chocolate, but there's a lot of new material as well.

    My first exposure to Spanish lyrics came many years ago in the form of this very fine album, which I still have. Thank god for the bargain record bins of my youth.

  18. Comment on How to preserve a 9000 piece jigsaw puzzle? in ~games.tabletop

  19. Comment on What's your favorite Wikipedia page and why? in ~talk

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    Not exactly what you asked, but Hatnote plays sounds representing the latest Wikipedia edits. "Bells indicate additions and string plucks indicate subtractions. Pitch changes according to the size...

    Not exactly what you asked, but Hatnote plays sounds representing the latest Wikipedia edits. "Bells indicate additions and string plucks indicate subtractions. Pitch changes according to the size of the edit; the larger the edit, the deeper the note." There's also a visual component if you want to watch. Try different languages! I like the whimsy of it and the music can be kinda relaxing.

    14 votes
  20. Comment on Google's Say What You See - Come up with a prompt to match an already generated image in ~comp

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    I (Canadian) got that too.

    I (Canadian) got that too.

    7 votes