Fraggle Rock did the "Well-meaning but ignorant person starts campaign for smaller humanoid species without actually asking them what they want first, and they actually don't like it" in 1983, and I think their example makes at least a bit more sense than Rowling's house elves thing.
(episode 6, "The Preachification of Convincing John")
Pronunciation /ɪˈskeɪpm(ə)nt/ /ɛˈskeɪpm(ə)nt/
A mechanism in a clock or watch that alternately checks and releases the train by a fixed amount and transmits a periodic impulse from the spring or weight to the balance wheel or pendulum.
Late 18th century from French échappement, from échapper ‘to escape’.
Edward escaped between the ticks of the tower's clock. The clack of the huge instrument's escapement hid all of his scurrying noise.
> The official abbreviation for Coordinated Universal Time is UTC. This abbreviation comes as a result of the International Telecommunication Union and the International Astronomical Union wanting to use the same abbreviation in all languages.
> English speakers originally proposed CUT (for "coordinated universal time"), while French speakers proposed TUC (for "temps universel coordonné"). The compromise that emerged was UTC [...]
I love this, making compromises by picking an option that would piss off both parties
Color E-Ink Android Tablet kickstarter... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2026122594/reinkstone-r1-true-color-e-paper-tablet-powered-by-android
Not in my budget at the moment, and not something I actually need, but, cool?
I was hungry and found a packet of ramen I bought when it was on sale.
I used only part of the flavour pack, but still, AAaH, HOT!
Well, at least I'm warm now...
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PSA for Switch owners
The latest 11.0 update means that Google Analytics is
a thing on the switch and turned on. What that
means is that Nintendo has a deal with Google to
share with them your data for advertisement
To turn it off
1. goto the eShop
2. goto your profile where your funds and account
3. go down to the bottom of the page
4. there you will see “Google Analytics
5. select the Change
6. select “Don’t Share”
Please spread the word. Really shitty of Nintendo to
just quietly start allowing Google to spy on users for
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