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tech products come in three categories:

"With this Tech Product you can do everything you'd ever want to do! Browse the web, edit photos, play games, etc" (10€)

"ELEVATE YOUR GAMING TO THE NEXT LEVEL WITH Tech Product, PLAY LIKE A PRO AND WIN EVERY TOURNAMENT" (50€)

"Tech Product" (300€)

I don't think this phrase is used in English, at least I couldn't find anything about it

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The moon bridge is out

(In Finnish, when the moon is above water and creates a reflection that stretches from where you are to the horizon, it's called a "moon bridge")

Fun fact, you can travel from Helsinki to Pyongyang with just one train change

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It is entirely within the borders of Finland and they have representation in the form of one member of Finnish parliament, but then they also have their own parliament, get to make their own laws, have their own flag, and so on.

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It is entirely within the borders of Finland and they have representation in the form of one member of Finnish parliament, but then they also have their own parliament, get to make their own laws, have their own flag, and so on.

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Currently visiting Åland, the part of Finland that is highly autonomous (and a very nice place to visit in summer)

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These old video games had better storytelling than whatever we have now

pairing up socks: should you do it before or after hanging them up to dry?

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hi 👋🏼 today I got an ADHD diagnosis and I think I have to say I am now 100% confident that either you, or someone you know, probably needs to read this article: gekk.info/articles/adhd.html

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alcohol 

After a long time of not being drunk, I am once again definitely drunk (because I generally treat alcohol as a really social thing, and because of reasons you might know about, I have had no in-person social interaction outside my immediate family for a few months now) and for some reason I'm not feeling bad but actually pretty good

(I don't want to condone alcohol use. Please use your judgement before drinking. Alcoholism is bad and I just wanted to comment on my own current state.)

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The podcast (and their names) is Ted & Kaj, two people who became wildly popular comedians (in the Swedish-speaking parts of Finland) during the 2000s, then did their own things for a while, and now they do a podcast where they mostly talk about their lives (current lives as well as their entire past). And that ends up creating a lot of insight into the society they (and I) live in, while still being pretty funny and down to earth. It's a smallish niche, but it's *my* niche too.

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The podcast (and their names) is Ted & Kaj, two people who became wildly popular comedians (in the Swedish-speaking parts of Finland) during the 2000s, then did their own things for a while, and now they do a podcast where they mostly talk about their lives (current lives as well as their entire past). And that ends up creating a lot of insight into the society they (and I) live in, while still being pretty funny and down to earth. It's a smallish niche, but it's *my* niche too.

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I've been listening to a specific podcast recently. It's interesting how it's so hard to put into words what the whole point and theme of the podcast is, but if you know who the people in it are, then you already know what you need to know (and if you don't, then you may not be interested in it anyway).

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Should array indices start at 0 or 1? My suggested compromise of 0.5 was rejected without, I thought, proper consideration.
--Stan Kelly-Bootle

Why does ":)" so often feel to me like "sorry but you're wrong and I'm right"

The Finnish state liquor store Alko came up with a clever slogan referencing pop culture, reminding you to always drink water. ("Ei tippa, vaan tapa")

Then they made a Swedish translation (as they always do) which is otherwise a perfectly good translation of the slogan, but then it loses the pun/pop culture reference thing entirely and just becomes a slightly unusual sentence without any context. ("Inte en droppe, utan en vana")

Here's a random thought: If, for whatever random reason, Windows was to suddenly cease to be an option (as in, no new Windows development or support would happen from now on), where and how would the desktop/laptop OS landscape then continue evolving?

All the empty space inside each letter and between the characters are such a waste of screen real-estate, from now on I'll just be looking at a black screen all day long to get maximum information density and avoid wasting any screen space

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