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The rum turned out to be totally different on the palate. Herbal, minty in particular, not at all what I was expecting from the nose.

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I tried Havana Club 3-year rum and found that it smells just like a very specific kind of sugar-free gummy berry candy I sometimes had as a child. My family were granola people, we seldom got candy at all, and when we did it was usually something weird, and this one particular kind of berry gummie from the bulk bins in the health food store, that's what was there in the glass. I smelled it and I was 10 years old again. Interesting how smells in particular can tie into memories like that.

Discussion here made me think I ought to go block Oreo on Twitter, but then I found that I already had.

This is the device in question, and I sure hope that the guy who will be in tomorrow really knows his stuff because the manual for it is notably bad.

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Tonight's telephone skit: "Yeah, uh, that piece of used equipment you ordered from us? We wanted to test it before shipping it to you, but we had a Hell of a time just *finding* it in the warehouse and by the time we did the only guy on staff who actually knows what it does had already left for the day, so is it okay if we wait until tomorrow so he can make sure it's working before we ship it?"

Oh boy HN is talking about the fediverse again, can't wait to read those well-informed and insightful comments interspersed with people posting links to their own new version of Twitter that's just like the old one but has THEM in charge so all the problems are solved.

dangerous misinformation 

IEC mains connector pinout

1 - Digital Ground
2 - Earth
3 - Analog Ground

it looks like this didn't thread properly, so it doesn't show what it was a reply to, and people favourited it anyway

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reaction formation after having been kicked as a puppy

okay I was *not* expecting to heard Jon Townsend mention cryptocurrency in his stream

though given he did, the proof-of-nutmeg concept does not surprise me at all

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