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  • You lost me at “According to Kanye”

  • RFK Jr. Says Doctors Found a Dead Worm in His Brain: Report
  • The phrasing of “was caused by a worm that got into my brain and ate a portion of it and then died” implies that just a nibble of his brain was so toxic that it caused the parasitic worm to die. Hopefully RFK Jr. gets proper treatment and any lasting effects are healed. With a presidential race where the candidates’ mental faculties are such a point of contention, it seems like RFK Jr. will avoid much of the armchair doctors’ criticism despite his affliction because he’s not either of the two main candidates.

  • Two new iconic LEGO sets announced, based on a pair of well-known European wonders
  • Is the Notre-Dame de Paris the first time since 1957 that Lego has made a set with a direct and specific religious basis? Not counting Advent calendars or Indiana Jones [edit: or Thor] sets. As far as I can tell at the moment, 1309 Church was the one and only religion-based set. I don’t think the Taj Mahal sets would qualify since the building seems to just a mausoleum and not a temple per se?

  • Cool hat
  • What did you get told as a child that you realised was a lie as you got older?
  • Ok, just verifying that that fallacy wasn’t the crux of your argument

  • What did you get told as a child that you realised was a lie as you got older?
  • Are you implying that a negative categorically cannot be proven?

  • What did you get told as a child that you realised was a lie as you got older?
  • Let’s start with clarifying an element of the question:

    Which characteristics define a god? Do these characteristics violate the laws of physics and/or internal logic? If these characteristics do not violate the laws of physics, then what aspects distinguish a god from a mundane or natural entity?

  • Orb Rule
  • Norbit-ing my porn

  • We should've figured it out well before then
  • Just wait until you hear about stuffed crust

  • Anyone interested in the Milky Way? (LEGO Art 31212 - 3091 Pieces)
  • The choice to make it out of miscellaneous parts rather than the 1x1 round plates or 1x1 round tiles found in most mosaic sets makes it look like Lego just wanted to get rid of the parts that they had sitting in surplus. Even shaping the details with wedge plates such as in The Rolling Stones (31206) set, or a mix of 1x1 rounds and wedge plates such as in Hokusai – The Great Wave (31208), would look much nicer and less slapdash.

  • Teenager finds ‘holy grail’ Lego octopus from 1997 spill off Cornwall coast
  • Probably by the degree and type of erosion, I would guess. Sellers and traders of these pieces also likely would have to keep up some level of reputability in order to remain in the market.

  • Teenager finds ‘holy grail’ Lego octopus from 1997 spill off Cornwall coast
  • To clarify, the octopus mold itself isn’t particularly rare or expensive. The article refers to this individual piece as a “holy grail” because among the parts of the Cornwall flotsam, the “octopuses are considered the most prized finds as only 4,200 were onboard” in the lost cargo. The family in the article has been scavenging for years to collect the various parts, so this is something that is valuable to their subset of collectors but not really valuable to the typical Lego collector or fan.

  • funny signs @lemmy.world Squorlple @lemmy.world
    I’d say the right lane is closed right there as well

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/14765757

    > Seems like the high winds knocked it down. This is just after an intersection where traffic turning right into this lane wouldn’t see the orange sign in the road due to a sign for the business on the corner, so this road safety sign was an ironic driving hazard. Not to worry, a couple of strangers and I managed to flip it out of the way of traffic: > > > !

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    We take enforcement of road signs very seriously here in Fenton!

    Seems like the high winds knocked it down. This is just after an intersection where traffic turning right into this lane wouldn’t see the orange sign in the road due to a sign for the business on the corner, so this road safety sign was an ironic driving hazard. Not to worry, a couple of strangers and I managed to flip it out of the way of traffic:

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    You are in this solar system, but we do not grant you the rank of planet
  • Hmmm… Lost a planet Obi-Wan has. How embarrassing.

  • You are in this solar system, but we do not grant you the rank of planet
  • It’s like … mythology or something, and the planet(oid) being anthropomorphized.

    I mean, the planet(oid)s are named after gods.

    The personification of its classification is probably related to the exclusivity of the title and “bigger is better” mentality. Since every life form has a taxonomy for domain to species, there’s not really an exclusivity to each echelon. I don’t imagine anybody really thinks like this meme below, for example:

  • Riot cops line up next to a sign at University of Texas at Austin.
  • Here is another camera angle. Source

    https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/d1caa7c3-8063-402d-8248-ce5f401d8491.jpeg

    Here is a LinkedIn post from at least 1 month prior with a photo of a similar sign. Source

    https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/e1ae731d-a073-44f2-a9f2-e4897bf2afa2.jpeg

    Here is a LinkedIn post from at least 3 weeks prior that has been edited but contains the same phrase. Source. Because the post has been edited, it does not act as standalone evidence but it is supporting evidence.

    https://lemmy.world/pictrs/image/bee91ddc-21b5-4321-8967-5428991baa74.jpeg

    The phrase seems to be an existing slogan for the campus, and there seems to be signage with that phrase and color of background of text. The photo in the original post seems to be plausible.

  • Sandworm size chart
  • Where is the Alaskan Bull Worm?

  • [MOC] Death Star Detention Center Rescue

    Link to instructions

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    This MOC took an especially long time to come together. The design required figuring out how to build both hollow and solid hexagonal shapes with a rectangular brick system; unusual geometry also continued to be a challenge with the angular gray walls, especially the area immediately by the sealed hexagonal “doors”. The modular hallway/cell system also took up quite a bit of time to get right due to the unit sizes of the 1x2 grille tiles and the width that the inside of a cell would have to be. This is also my largest MOC or set by piece count, more than double the next largest.

    Once the design was finished digitally, the parts order took a few weeks to come in through Pick a Brick and BrickLink.

    While constructing, I ran into an interference issue with the elevator doors and the doorframes that Stud.io didn’t alert me about; remedying this issue then led to the doorframes interfering with the vertical piping and an angled wall. I had already made the parts order and couldn’t bear to spend more money on another, so the solutions had to come out of the pieces that I had on hand.

    After polishing up a couple of the fine details and making and then remaking the instructions, I realized that this MOC was both too long and too wide for me to properly photograph with my current set-up. After ordering a 2’ x 2’ x 2’ light box, some LEDs, and other miscellaneous photography gear, it was finally time to take photos.

    On the back wall, there are three independently oscillating “floor indicators” for the three elevator shafts. The middle elevator cabin can rotate to open up into the lobby.

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    “Maybe it’s another drill”

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    The tractor beam power-generator was actually a design of mine from a few years ago. I had already designed the base of the detention center lobby to have right angle corners in the back, and this seemed like a good way to make use of that extra space.

    The other right-angled corner gets the hangar control computer. As with the tractor beam power-generator, this wasn’t part of my original idea, but it seemed like a great fit for that extra area. I don’t like having voids left unused in my MOCs if I can help it.

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    The hallway was the very germ of this design. I wanted to put Coral colored Lego pieces to use in a Star Wars build simply because it’s one of the least likely colors to show up in a Star Wars build. Putting the Coral color in a well-known Original Trilogy context just felt like the boldest possible way to apply it as well.

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    The hallway is a totally modular system. The corridor segment can be stacked ad infinitum to elongate the passageway, and at any point it can be capped with the white “endless void” module. Each of the doorways to the left and right of the hall can fit with a cell door and a cell or with the garbage chute grate and the sloping chute surface.

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    “Into the garbage chute, flyboy!”

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    The cell has a removable section for the roof and walls, and a studded surface for Leia to lay upon (no pun intended). The treasure chest pieces work out perfectly for the wall color, texture, and angle.

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    I also included a custom build IT-O Interrogation Droid with a white syringe to help induce Leia to disclose the location of the Rebel base. Did you know that the Exploriens helmet had mini-peg connections at the top? That connection had never been used in a set for that piece.

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    Genesis Circlejerk @lemmy.world Squorlple @lemmy.world
    Defending Phil Collins singing/writing for the band like:
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    King Crimson - Epitaph
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    Aurora Borealis!? At this time of year, at this time of day, at this part of the country, localized entirely within maybe as far south as Alabama to northern California?

    cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/13503475

    > Context: https://thehill.com/homenews/nexstar_media_wire/4552740-severe-geomagnetic-storm-conditions-impacting-earth-noaa-says-what-to-know/amp/

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    Aurora Borealis!? At this time of year, at this time of day, at this part of the country, localized entirely within maybe as far south as Alabama to northern California?

    Context: https://thehill.com/homenews/nexstar_media_wire/4552740-severe-geomagnetic-storm-conditions-impacting-earth-noaa-says-what-to-know/amp/

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    Political Memes @lemmy.world Squorlple @lemmy.world
    🐔🟨ThE pArTy Of FiScAl ReSpOnSiBiLiTy
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    BrickLink update set to be enacted next month which will conflate several types of mold variants
    www.bricklink.com BrickLink Help Center

    BrickLink® is the world's largest online marketplace to buy and sell LEGO® parts, Minifigures and sets, both new or used. Search the complete LEGO catalog & create your own BrickLink store.

    Here is a full list of affected parts.

    While this proposed change may make it easier for sellers to store, organize, and distribute parts, it will deal a toll upon buyers, builders, and researchers by erasing documented distinctions between piece variations.

    I suggest checking out R. R. Slugger's video for an analysis of the importance of BrickLink and its exactness as well as his discussion regarding how this change would negatively affect the Lego community.

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    Squorlple Squorlple @lemmy.world

    I don’t care what people say, the most important historical event in my lifetime was the discovery and release of the lost Steely Dan tape containing The Second Arrangement

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