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I love . It's such a great way to work something out in concept before implementation and then be able to refer to it later when it's time to actually implement.

Aha - Array.prototype.forEach now passes (value, i) to the enclosed function. Excellent.

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Anyway, now I know that I can iterate over an array of regular expressions to find one that matches. Now all I need is an equivalent to Python's enumerate().

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Damn it, I've been fighting with this javascript for fifteen minutes trying to figure out why I was getting an array's index instead of its value when I iterated over it, and it turns out I used for (const x in y) instead of for (const x of y).

re: politics 

"So this tells us what anti-conservatism must be: [...] The law cannot protect anyone unless it binds everyone; and it cannot bind anyone unless it protects everyone."

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"Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect."

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"[Conservatives'] definition of freedom is that the powerful have the right to do whatever they want to the weak, and that the weak have no choice but to take it. That's the foundational belief of conservatism, even if not all of them are able to articulate it. You'll never get anywhere with one because you don't share a single premise."

I probably don't need sweatpants and thermal socks now that it's 81°F in the house, do I

ICD-10 code V9107: Burn due to water skis on fire

paneity, n. The state of being bread.

"Poor ol' Freckles, thought of ants and died" is a sentence that pops into my head any time I see horses.

("What's the third?" It's an obsolete word that comes from a different Latin "primarius", via Anglo-Norman rather than Middle English, and means "first in time, importance, or position".)

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Idle thought: English has two (really three) words spelled "primer" with different etymologies.

"primer" meaning "an introductory text for the basic concepts of a subject" is from Latin "primarius", meaning "prayer book". It's properly (if there can be a "proper" pronunciation) pronounced with a short I in US English: /ˈpɹɪ.mɚ/

"primer" meaning "something that comes first or primes" comes, as you might expect, from Latin "primus", and is pronounced with a long I: /ˈpɹaɪmɚ/

"Our grandchildren will be like goddamn it how many mg in a fucking 'yeet'"

I would have sworn this was an April Fool's joke, but I'm seeing references to the Penn district from last year and to Penn 15 specifically as early as January of this year.

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I can't believe I'm not making this up: there's an effort afoot to renovate and restore the area around NYC's Penn Station, called the Penn District. Each part of the plan by real estate firm Vornado is given a number: Penn 1, Penn 2, etc.

The centerpiece is a skyscraper whose height will rival the Empire State Building, and unbelievably, it's been given the code number Penn 15.

A user has asked if they can have their deleted account back. I used to know how to do this, but now I can't find the flag that marks an account as Deleted. Can someone remind me the best way to restore a deleted account? (I'm aware that this can't be done from the moderator console, and that I'll have to do some database fiddling.)

Ellie boosted

While the security officer and the conn officer are interrogating Romulans, I'm going through Jeffries tubes to get to Main Engineering so I can get power going again. This is fun!

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