I appreciate that @LadyMargaret stays on top of new emoji proposals and I don't even have to do anything for the interesting ones to just show up in front of me.
Peter Schilling's "Major Tom" has a lyric:
Across the stratosphere
a final message
give my wife my love
then nothing more
And I'm reasonably sure it's "'Give my wife my love', and then nothing more is heard", which makes sense given the song.
Sometimes I just hear it like a bitter swipe from the poor major: "Give my wife my love, but she gets nothing else.".
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@LadyMargaret I think(?) there's a way to represent "woman" or "man" as used in combining emoji as a single non-emoji glyph in Unicode. (Do you remember what that was? VS15... before it?)
My real question, though, is whether there is a way to represent "flag combining letter" (e.g. C or A in 🇨🇦) as a non-emoji. Do you know if there is, and if so, how?
(Sorry, I should be able to look this up, but I don't know how off the top of my head. If not I'll dig through the books.)
I have no idea why *this* is what I noticed from tonight's comic, but it's interesting that Sam's mental lightbulb:
* is a downlight (only emits light in the "down" direction, although sometimes that's actually a different angle)
* has an E27 base (which made me look up where QC is set: Northampton, MA) (mostly because I thought maybe Canada somehow, which has a lot of GU10 downlights)
(I suspect this was Jeph aiming for an LED bulb, which that probably is, being too blue for most halogens.)
Surprised at something, I just muttered "what the heckie". I blame @gdkar.
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It's https://www.iogear.com/product/GCS1716/ , though I think I only have 12 sets of cables for some reason. I believe it works, but I haven't honestly tested it in many years.
Yours for the cost of shipping from the US midwest.
Reading things labeled as "takes" ("hot", "cold", or otherwise) often feels like "X take: [...]" could instead be read "fundamental attribution error: [...]".
Like, not *always*, but it often seems like a "this is how it seems to me, and I'm not that interested in what anyone else's experience is", and... I'm not a huge fan of that. (I'm very possibly interested in your opinion and experience! I just don't know that they're the only ones that are valid.)
The benefit of flagrantly "probably queer" hair on Amtrak was that on the first two trains, the person I'd identified as the most evidently queer on the train has at some point ended up taking a seat next to me.
(Which is cool, because I vaguely want to talk to those folks, but lack the guts to actually sit down next to them and start a conversation, and if half happens without my doing, that's nice.)
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