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[–] spittingimage 2 points 12 hours ago

I hate that guy. Man, I'd love to pour molten gold down his throat.

[–] spittingimage 1 points 12 hours ago

The end is nigh, I tell you!


[–] spittingimage 3 points 12 hours ago (1 children)

Can you tell me why without involving TikTok?

[–] spittingimage 2 points 12 hours ago* (last edited 12 hours ago)

Ambush Bug gained his powers when a spaceship carrying alien laundry crashed down in the asylum where he was being treated, and he dressed in some of it.

To me, that's always going to be special.

[–] spittingimage 4 points 12 hours ago (1 children)

Science as in "I have a theory about a region of intense and mysterious radiation... let's stick our bodies in it and see if I'm right."

[–] spittingimage 1 points 13 hours ago (1 children)

Who certifies freaks and what does the certificate entitle you to?

[–] spittingimage 4 points 13 hours ago (1 children)

You've memorised the Doomsday algorithm?

[–] spittingimage 5 points 16 hours ago

That'll never catch on. The barter system is here to stay, take it from me.

[–] spittingimage 9 points 16 hours ago (2 children)

Nice colour. Good striations. That is a fine rock.

[–] spittingimage 1 points 17 hours ago (1 children)

Wouldn't share that around the office. My last dream was of encasing my boss in lego.

[–] spittingimage 3 points 17 hours ago

The warehouse was sacked by nomadic raiders. I can see the smoke on the horizon.


cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/17085827

Lemmyversers, I'm looking for some help developing a new mnemonic device.

Inspired by a video by Epic Spaceman, where he explains a handy system for comparing the size of things from a banana to an atom, I’ve come up with a mnemonic device to aid in remembering these scales.

He lists items, each smaller than the previous by a factor of 10:

It goes:

  • Banana
  • Coin
  • Edge of the coin
  • Waterbear/microorganism
  • Red blood cell
  • Bacteria
  • "Good virus"/Bacteriophage
  • Corona Virus/"Bad Virus"
  • DNA
  • Atom

So a coin is roughly 1/10 a banana, and the edge of that coin is roughly 1/10 the size if that coin.

It gives good references for thinking about other things if similar size. A sort of banana for scale at each factor of 10.

And allows you to quickly determine approximations like Covid is roughly 1000 times smaller than a red blood cell. Or an atom is roughly 1 billion times smaller than a banana. (That doesn't sound right. Is that actually right?)

Do you think that's a useful memory tool? And are these best touchstones for scale at each level?

The mnemonic I've come up with for it as you may have guessed, is:

  • Be
  • Cool
  • Even
  • When
  • Really
  • Big
  • Goblins
  • Casually
  • Drop
  • Acid

Do you have any better ideas or tweaks you"d recommend for the mnemonic or the touchstones?

Would this be helpful when trying to wrap your head around the scale of the micro?

Also, what would make for a good macro version of this? Where everything got bigger by a factor of 10?


I'm sharing this because any reduction in unnecessary packaging waste is good for the planet - and because I think laser-etching avocados is funny. 🙂


I followed a Jaime Oliver recipe for curry, which started with grating onion, ginger and garlic. I liked the curry, but grating an onion is a miserable job. He said that technique unlocked the onion's 'sweetness'. How much difference do you think I'd notice if I used a food processor?


cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/13601128

cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/8027175

'Reef stars' restored Indonesia's blast-damaged corals in just 4 years

Loki (spoilers) (self.sciencefiction)

I noticed that one of the monitors in the loom control room had "SKIN?" written on it in the dust that covered it. It seemed pretty mysterious and I was sure it was a detail that was going to be important, but it never came up as far as I noticed. Any theories as to what it's about?


I've been on a cosmic horror kick lately, and what I'd really like to read is stories or novels of the awful and unfathomable on a spaceship. Stories where we go to them, poke what shouldn't be poked, scan what shouldn't be scanned, and things proceed from there.

submitted 7 months ago* (last edited 7 months ago) by spittingimage to c/[email protected]


  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 180g/6.5oz halloumi cheese
  • 2 heaped tbsp garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tsp vegetable stock


  1. Cube the halloumi and set it aside.
  2. Mix all remaining ingredients together in a saucepan and place on the heat. Allow to come to a simmer, stirring frequently.
  3. Mix in the halloumi and stir until heated through but not melting.
  4. Remove from heat and serve with rice.

I learned this recipe from a couple of vegetarian friends who eat it twice a week because it's cheap, easy and packed with protein. There's no need to add salt, the masala powder seasons it nicely.

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