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quote 2017-09-23 22:39
"It's not irony or satire if it's indistinguishable from the real thing. Shouting slurs at people isn't somehow mitigated by whether you really, secretly mean it or not."
Crash Override: How Gamergate (Nearly) Destroyed My Life, and How We Can Win the Fight Against Online Hate - Zoe Quinn

Crash Override by Zoe Quinn, page 75 (footnote)

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text 2017-09-23 10:09
Reading progress update: I've read 260 out of 346 pages.
Life and Letters of Charles Darwin - Volume 1: By Charles Darwin - Illustrated - Charles Darwin

Darwin wanted to know how plants colonised islands, so he did experiments with seeds to sea if they floated in salt water and if they would germinate after a week of such. He also tried feeding seeds to fish on the theory that they might be eaten by birds and the seeds then transported to new islands.

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review 2017-09-21 01:26
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology by Leah Remini
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology - Rebecca Paley,Leah Remini

This book is unreal! You have to read it to know what I mean. Leah Remini is so brutally honest, I tend to believe her. What these people do is just despicable. Kudos to Leah for getting herself and her family out.

 

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text 2017-09-18 18:07
Reading progress update: I've read 256 out of 346 pages.
Life and Letters of Charles Darwin - Volume 1: By Charles Darwin - Illustrated - Charles Darwin

Blistering Barnacles! He's finished his work on Cirripedia!

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text 2017-09-17 11:50
Reading progress update: I've read 250 out of 346 pages.
Life and Letters of Charles Darwin - Volume 1: By Charles Darwin - Illustrated - Charles Darwin

The amusing tale of how, whilst in the grip of beetle collecting mania, Darwin put one example between his teeth so he could grab another, only to have the first squirt acid down his throat...

 

The Voyage of the Beagle has several crazy tales of similar ilk about the life of a natural history student collecting specimens.

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