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2389. Unread 

title text: I'll never install a smart home smoke detector. It's not that I don't trust the software--it's that all software eventually becomes email, and I know how I am with email.

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2388. Viral Quiz Identity Theft 

title text: [scrolling through a giant spreadsheet of transcribed data] 'Wow, a surprising number of users grew up at 420 69th St.' 'Yeah, must be a high-rise or something.'

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2387. Blair Witch 

title text: "Are you concerned the witches won't breed in captivity?" "Honestly, we're more concerned that they WILL. We don't know what it involves, but our biologists theorize that it's 'harrowing.'"

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2386. Ten Years 

title text: The ten-year cancerversary is traditionally the Cursed Artifact Granting Immortality anniversary.

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2385. Final Exam 

title text: For those of you also taking Game Theory, your grade in that class will be based on how close your grade on this exam is to 80% of the average.

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2384. Set in the Present 

title text: She referenced Billie Eilish, so this must be getting pretty close to the pandemic. But we've seen the last two years in-universe, so if it's set in the future, they must be in at least 2023 by now. [*adds thumbtacks and string to wall*]

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2383. Electoral Precedent 2020 

title text: He also broke the streak that incumbents with websites are unbeatable and Delawareans can't win, creating a new precedent: Only someone from Delaware can defeat an incumbent with a website.

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2382. Ballot Tracker Tracker 

title text: Good luck to Democrats in the upcoming Georgia runoff elections, and to the Google Sheets SREs in the current run-on elections.

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2381. The True Name of the Bear 

title text: Thank you to Gretchen McCulloch for fielding this question, and sorry that as a result the world's foremost internet linguist has been devoured by the brown one. She will be missed.

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2380. Election Impact Score Sheet 

title text: You might think most people you know are reliable voters, or that your nudge won't convince them, and you will usually be right. But some small but significant percentage of the time, you'll be wrong, and that's why this works.

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2378. Fall Back 

title text: Doing great here in the sixth and hopefully final year of the 2016 election.

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2377. xkcd Phone 12 

title text: New phone OS features: Infinite customization (home screen icons no longer snap to grid), dark mode (disables screen), screaming mode (self-explanatory), and coherent ultracapacitor-pumped emission (please let us know what this setting does; we've been afraid to try it).

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2376. Curbside 

title text: The state has had so many contact tracers disappear into that shop that they've had to start a contact tracer tracing program.

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2375. Worst Ladder 

title text: [Six months later] "Well, our 'worst ladder' subscription series was a surprisingly lucrative success, but was completely canceled out by the losses from the disastrous Home Depot merchandising tie-in."

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2374. 10,000 Hours 

title text: I'm proud to announce that as of this year I've become a world-class expert at chewing.

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2373. Chemist Eggs 

title text: Chemists actually find it simpler to define a general odor of rotten eggs as a baseline, and the LACK of rotten eggs as a distinct smell.

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2372. Dialect Quiz 

title text: Do you make a distinction between shallots, scallops, and scallions? If you use all three words, do they all have different meanings, all the same, or are two the same and one different?

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2371. Election Screen Time 

title text: Feels like I picked a bad year to try to start having a healthy relationship with political news.

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