In the data of Yoshi's Island, there are two alternate unused versions of Yoshi with a full mouth (left: used in game, middle and right: unused). It is unknown if these were simply early graphics or remnants of a mechanic where Yoshi could eat much larger objects than usual.

media transphobia 

Oh hey apparently there was a thousand-strong protest for trans rights yesterday in London and all I saw in The News was that JK Rowling did some Bad Tweets again.

Remind me again who's silencing and erasing who?

Shipping is too expensive for me in the UK bit if anyone in the US wants a pride flag this company is selling them for just the price of shipping

Passer une minute à faire ça aurai déjà été une perte de temps mais alors du coup j’en ai passé 30

In Super Mario 64 DS, getting crushed while holding a coin box while on low health will both kill the character and restore some health through the coins. This traps the character indefinitely in a state of simultaneously being dead and alive, requiring the game to be reset.

hot mask take 

it should be added to all human rights list that everyone has a right to conceal their face in public

how often do you clean your downloads folder

Reminder that plants never sit still. All plants everywhere are always jostling about like this.

your regular reminder that censoring words l*ke th*s is actively counterproductive because it bypasses the filters that people set up for themselves

to take an innocuous example, if i use filters to block the word "orange", and you write "or*nge", you have now ensured that i will see a post that i have explicitly tried to get out of my timeline

animal crossing, moderately gross 

honestly beardo looks like he has pubes and I hate it

I know that it's supposed to be belly hair but it... does not look like it

apparently when you fuel a space rocket on pad for testing purposes without going to launch it's called a "wet dress rehearsal".

Like, someone took "dry run", came up with "wet run", and then mashed it together with "dress rehearsal" to come up with "wet dress rehearsal"

animal crossing 

for those who don't know, is a great place to keep track of recipes, museum donations, etc. in the game

Yes, the better your fabric or paper mask seals, the more effective it is, but we're talking very small margins. If you want to take the extra time to get that tiny little boost, good on you! But not doing that is not "wearing masks wrong"

Let's reserve "wrong" for people whose masks are not covering both nose and mouth completely, yeah?

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PSA: cloth and paper masks worn to help prevent spread of Coronavirus (and other diseases) do not need to form a seal to be effective.

They do two things:
a. capture most of the droplets you exhale/cough/sneeze out
b. slow down (and thus reduce the range of) any droplets not caught

If you have two layers of fabric covering your nose and mouth, you are wearing a fabric mask correctly.

If breath reflects off of them and escapes around the edges, that is just fine -- the bulk of the droplets were caught, and those few that leave around the edges are slowed a ton. Mission accomplished.

Misinformation on this point (most of which seems to be repeating proper fit and donning for PPE masks, which do need to form a seal) is leading people to not wear masks because they believe they are difficult or impossible to wear correctly.

PS: Above the Noise (linked in OP) is a pretty good show that tries to explain things in a relatively neutral tone so that you can make your own decisions on stuff, without being the kind of "neutral" that undermines science and basic moral thought. It's run by a black host (sometimes aided by a high student crew of mostly black folks) and they've managed to explain a lot of very good nuanced points on things.

For example, their episode on bail does a great job of explaining why bail is bad, but also why it's important to make sure it gets replaced by the right alternative (CW: violence, suicide):

Highly recommend following them and sharing videos with folks who haven't thought too much about the nuance of issues and could use some extra thought.

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i cannot find the old post where i said this so i'm gonna write it again:

everyone intuitively already knows that the economy is already planned. it's centrally planned in boardrooms of massive corporations to get the largest value for their shareholders. this is why you can google and find nerds excitedly speculating about marvel movies that will come out in 2025. it's only when we're asked to think about it that we revert to the grade-school propaganda idea of the market, supply and demand, and capitalism as something that just "happens," without conscious outside prodding.

the difference between capitalism and socialism isn't central planning, it's that under socialism the planning serves the needs of the whole population, rather than increasing the profits of a tiny few.

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