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We've also launched an early version of Inkscape 1.1 alpha for testing!

Calling early adopters to help us test and provide your feedback to improve the major release in the spring.

Read more & download the alpha here:

https://inkscape.org/news/2021/01/17/102-and-11alpha/

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societal dot co continues to be filling up with Parler and Qanon accounts with no moderation intent, they have a Spiked account which posts far right Qanon conspiracy stuff continually and they are currently listed as the number 2 account on Mastodon.social's "general" accounts sign up page list for new people.

They (Societal) are a very astroturfy UK clothing brand site that sells "progressive" clothing but also thin blue line clothing while also another branch of whoever is running them runs "Godinterest dot com" which is a Christian clothing site and congregation? vaguely anti-vax news site.

Their about page when talking about getting the "societal app on android" says to download the Gab app.

Their instance description lists them as "We champion free speech, individual liberty and the free flow of information online".

#fediblock

"Ya Sam Sapozhnik - Я Сам Сапожник - I Myself Am a Cobbler

This is used to describe someone who is completely out of his depth, but so clueless that he does not realize anything is amiss and even purports to be the real expert."

chabad.org/library/article_cdo 🐘

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From here on in we are subject to the mysterious effect of Lothlórien Time Dilation. While the members of the Fellowship feel they've spent only a few days there, they will later realize they were there for almost a month.

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Today in LoTR: the gang arrives in the City of the Trees, Caras Galadhon. They have an audience with Celeborn and Galadriel and tell them of Gandalf's fall. Galadriel silently tests each of them. Gimli has a crush. Boromir is suspicious and pries at Frodo.

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Perusing a 1982 Dictionary of Newfoundland English. Some favorites:
'gut-foundered': very hungry
'hollies': cries of dead fishermen
'shocking': very, extremely
'slubby': slimy
'roaration': deep, prolonged noise
'scrump': to overcook
'screech': type of dark rum
'gawmoge': to deceive
'floption': confusion

That same root also gives us Greek "-therm-" (heat, as in "thermal").

I just think it's funny that getting gored (like by an ox) results in gore, but the terms are unrelated.

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Curiously, "gore" as in "blood & guts" comes from a totally different root word meaning mud/filth, originally derived from a root meaning "heat". One gets a mental image of steaming entrails, no?

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This sense is closely related to "gore" as in "to pierce with a horn/spear", like "gored by an ox". Both are related to Old English "gar", meaning "spear"—a frequent element of Germanic names, e.g. Hrothgar, Edgar, & even Gerald.

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Side note: the Naith is a wedge-shaped area of Lothlórien between the rivers Celebrant & Anduin. "Naith" in Sindarin means "gore", Tolkien tells us. This sense of "gore" means "pointed/triangular patch" (of fabric, land, etc.). en.wiktionary.org/wiki/gore#Et +

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Another great line.

"The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater."

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Today (for reals): Elves guide the Fellowship to Lothlórien. The Elves insist on Gimli being blindfolded (security theatre, if you ask me), so in solidarity all the Fellowship gets blindfolded.

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There are like a gazillion logic books, manuscripts, from sub-Saharan West Africa that no modern-day scholars have even looked at!! What!!!

(historyofphilosophy.net/sokoto,
historyofphilosophy.net/diagne)

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