Kilian Evang (@texttheater)

Berlin, Germany

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September 8th, 2020

thingskatedid thread where we find the value of e, because I'm too lazy to look it up

I'll start us off: e = 5

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adinamwilliams An unexpected definite "pay attention to *the breath*" appeared in a mindfulness meditation.
I'm reminded of "I punched Bo in the face" where "the face" is Bo's face.
But "breath" isn't a familiar example of inalienable possession & most inalienably possessed nouns aren't masses.

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TheOnlySprout in action, @Nigella_Lawson is cancelled for transphobic comments 27 years ago, apologizes and it's accepted... no, wait... pic.twitter.com/7E07ZP1G6x

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jamesgraham Ruin a film title by adding the phrase “in a limited and specific way”. I’ll start:

The Empire Strikes Back in a Limited and Specific Way

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rcalo By “A robot wrote this entire article,” we mean we wrote a prompt and then stitched together a response from eight outputs, which were based on a model trained on writing by real people. theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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EnglishGibson To those who turn their noses up at singular "they" and variants like "themself" I say this: languages like German would give their eye teeth for a fully functional, pre-existing non-gender-binary system like this, and you're calling it into question???

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antjeschrupp Ich finde ja, man sollte diesen Typen endlich mal all das verbieten, wovon sie behaupten, dass es ihnen verboten würde. Denn sie sind eine Gefahr für Demokratie und Gesellschaft - Hauptsache, es brennt, mein Freund | Übermedien uebermedien.de/52520/gabor-st…

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Wer nannte es Abklingzeit und nicht Quasilation twitter.com/c_drosten/stat…

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frachtschaden "unterbrochen" pic.twitter.com/NDzMpK3ASc

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mob_eld New blogpost "Endangered language archives: what do their terms allow you to do?" comparing the access and reuse terms of @AILLA_archive, @ELARarchive, @paradisecblog & @mpi_tla.
mobeld.hypotheses.org/29

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cactus_chef Tag yourself
de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der…

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malikibheis This is the little intro video I made during lockdown for , a project by @LesEnfantsTerr
Since it has now closed its doors, I wanted to share this. All animations were handmade by me, mainly filmed in stop motion. Oh, and there’s a clown in it.
Music by Reid Willis. pic.twitter.com/vOPaBUJ5lf

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CarolinPirich I just love this guy.

“If the path before you is clear, you’re probably on someone else’s.”
C. G. Jung

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thingskatedid Petition to mask out 2020 from the concept of present tense. So I can say things like "I go swing dancing" without feeling like I'm some kind of horrifying monster

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