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"The Damn. Chronic" by DJ Critical Hype - Dre's beats meets Kendrick's flow. Excellently executed. https://audiomack.com/album/dj-critical-hype/the-damn-chronic

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Is now a good time to remind everyone of alternative social networks? It doesn't hurt to take a look around, and see what kind of community you could build if you were using another platform for your social life online.

I've been eyeing https://mastodon.social for a while, and it could be your new favourite social network. I'm @kongputer, and a newbie myself. Come say hi.

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"Developers, designers, and product need to talk more on how to achieve this. A 1,700 word article might weigh 10KB but by the time you load HTML, JS, CSS, images, 3rd-parties, and ads, it can range between 2MB to 8MB depending on the web site. Bear in mind, the first Harry Potter ebook is 1.1MB and that includes cover art."

https://projects.hearstnp.com/performance/

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Plastic particles found in bottled water - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43388870 Reminds me of Anil Dash's write up about the bottled water industry: http://anildash.com/2007/07/bottled-water-is-still-a-scam.html. Get a container that you can reuse, and just fill it with tap water. Better for you, and the environment.

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Rest in Power. Craig Mack's "Project Funk Da World" and Biggie's "Ready to Die" were my highlights of 94-95.

Craig Mack, rapper behind Flava in Ya Ear, dies aged 46 - https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/mar/13/craig-mack-rapper-behind-flava-in-ya-ear-dies-aged-46

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Shout-out to @starlingbank. Went three weeks to Costa Rica using Starling exclusively, and had 0 problems. Hotels, petrol, tours, restaurants, cornerstores, everything just worked. Bonus: after your vacation, it's easy to see what you spent your money on.

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Thank you for the fiction. "Ursula K. Le Guin, Acclaimed for Her Fantasy Fiction, Is Dead at 88" https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/obituaries/ursula-k-le-guin-acclaimed-for-her-fantasy-fiction-is-dead-at-88.html

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Tracey Crouch, the newly appointed UK minister of Loneliness, should check if something like this might be feasible in the UK: https://www.citylab.com/equity/2015/10/the-nursing-home-thats-also-a-dorm/408424

Sounds like it could make some people less lonely, and give students an affordable place to live.