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cgiffard
    The president of Estonia makes a refreshing change from the anti-intellectualism of populist politics. Very considered, and doesn’t talk down (even though I don’t necessarily agree with everything he’s after.)
    arstechnica
      Why can’t the Estonian president buy a song off iTunes for his Latvian wife? http://arstechnica.com/business/2016/05…
      cgiffard
        @jws Queensland may also refer to: Queensland, Calgary, a neighbourhood in Alberta, Canada Queensland, Georgia, an unincorporated town in Georgia, U.S. So nothing that notable. But still, there’s *always* a US town with the same name as *anything*.
        cgiffard
          @jws I don’t know, but I didn’t want my post to have to suffer the potential ambiguity (and then have to go back to clarify.)
          cgiffard
            Eurorack楽しそう
            cgiffard
              Huh. Our super, ultra American CMO has a PhD in Marine Geochemistry from the… University of Queensland (Australia.)
              cgiffard
                What a crazy instagram account.
                cgiffard
                  @keita Same, because I often watch videos on mute, or with the volume very quiet.
                  cgiffard
                    @keita (Which from my standpoint doesn't sound anything like Chinese anyway!)
                    cgiffard
                      @keita Nevertheless, there's a difference between "I had some trouble understanding him. Would you mind uploading subtitles?" and "CHING CHONG!"
                      cgiffard
                        @keita I think the onus is on the more competent native speaker to assist the less competent speaker, whether that be by better listening, or better annunciation.
                        cgiffard
                          The number of racist comments on this video, shit! YouTube is a fucking cesspit. Poor guy. What he's doing is cool! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh9Xh2OA-j4&feature=share
                          cgiffard
                            @skematica Reason for those: https://posts.app.net/69156884 (and then people not cleaning it up.) @feorlen
                            cgiffard
                              @keita Apparently shipments for both headsets are blocked up pretty badly — I think they use the same display panels.
                              cgiffard
                                @keita Come to Australia and try mine! It’ll probably be faster and cheaper at this rate. :-/
                                cgiffard
                                  One of them really isn’t into games at all. But after seeing a couple of the visual demos she mentioned: “I’ve never wanted to play a video game more in my life.”
                                  cgiffard
                                    Last night two of my friends came over, and we had dinner and I showed them the Rift. After trying Elite:Dangerous, and shooting down an enemy combatant in a training mission: “That was the craziest thing I’ve ever done in my life!”