Weather in the Netherlands is very bright during the day, and freezing during the night. March is normally cloudy and overcast. It's been suggested that this is due to the reduced number of planes producing water vapour in the atmosphere. Are other parts of the world seeing a similar effect?

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Found this on, caption said it was taken in Prague, and the source is AFP. Unknown photographer.

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COVID-19 panic 

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So, that premium Adult Beverage with the quirky backstory? Frank-Lin Distillery's flavoured bulk ethanol

...They need rail access because the ethanol comes in by the trainload, in tank cars. One of their major suppliers is MGP Ingredients in Illinois. They used to be called Midwest Grain Products, and before that, Midwest Solvents....

#FrankLinDistillers #SkyyVodka #alcohol #branding

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Attn: Americans in the Netherlands -- you can vote in the primary today 16:00-21:00 at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam. Your vote will likely count more than voting in your states since the global primary sends its own delegates to the convention.

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If you miss this one, there's one in Utrecht 7 March and Den Haag 10 March. More info at the Democrats Abroad website:

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#FollowFriday recommendation for @WoodsRunner

I just 'met' him today but already I can tell I'm gonna like hearing what he has to say and I think a bet of y'all would too.

(Yea it's not Friday whatever)

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The EU commissioned a special Donald Duck issue.

Today published this letter, in which the publisher is asked to make changes to how the EU is portrayed.

From an article about the issue by, which is behind a pay-wall.

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@kensanata first time i visited europe i was surprised by how much people in a 'first world' country could actually live their whole lives thinking they are 'good people' and 'do no harm to others' (and really, they're not doing anything wrong) and recycling and being nice to their neighbors. without realizing they were working for companies that actively engaged in social exploitation in far-away lands, buying things made by someone that makes 1 dollar a day etc.

because in these first world country everything is so clean and orderly. and the trains come on time and you don't see poor people on the streets. poverty is elsewhere. but it's hard to see how much your life impacts poverty across the globe in these situations. we need to remember, as david harvey always says, how did the food we eat was produced. the things we buy. why are they so cheap? how can i buy a shirt for 5 dollars if getting a haircut where i live costs 4x that?

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Was der @milan nicht alles im Portfolio hat...



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If people want an open network, stop shit-talking open things 

Gasoline/Diesel-powered vehicles probably emit more than 3kg/l in CO₂, rather than 2.4-2.5 kg/l as previously thought.

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it's a start, but i'm gonna make prints again


(photo of a hand next to a black and white print of a dark photograph that vaguely shows a pine tree root heavily covered in fallen needles)

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'Weston in The Wild'
Photos 1 & 2

This my first shoot with Fomapan 400 Action or any Foma Film in fact.

Note: I am going to need to be extra careful with the drying of Fomapan 400 Action film, as it seem to be very susceptible to damage from any kind of contact removing surface water.

Camera/Lens: Nikon 90X/Nikkor AF 35-70mm
35mm Film: Fomapan 400 Action @ EI:400-ISO
Developer: Rodinal @ 1+50 for 11mins 30secs
Scanner: Canoscan 9950F
PP: Rawtherapee/GIMP 2.10

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When USB-C ports were first invented, they were enormous. Thankfully technological advances have reduced them in size since.

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Ever since that article that highlighted how business people think about debt, I avoided the term “technical debt” like the plague and communicated exclusively in terms of risk.

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Holzgebäude als CO2-Senke

Statt auf #Zement und #Stahl sollten wir auf einen altbewährten Naturstoff setzen, sagen Forscher: Nachhaltig produziertes #Holz könnte den #Städtebau von einer Treibhausgas-Quelle in eine #CO2-Senke verwandeln, geht aus ihrer Analyse hervor. Das natürliche #Baumaterial wirkt sich dabei doppelt günstig aus...



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