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The Context

Once upon a time there was a little webcomic called Ctrl+alt+del created by Tim Buckley. It was a simple gamer comic that had oodles of fans as well as detractors who disliked either the main character, the B^U-faced art style, or Buckley himself. This is not a unique thing for any creation/creator on the Internet, but Buckley made an easy target due to the Mary-sue qualities of his main character, his real life responses to criticisms, the fact that he pre-drew faces and…

"I Came Out Here To Have A Good Time And Honestly I Am Feeling So Attacked Right Now" is a meme-phrase originating from the enthralling cesspool that is tumblr.

It is, as one may guess, a sarcastic, intentionally dramatic reaction for feigning offense, and is used in situations where offense may not even have been meant (such as someone disagreeing with you, or simply stating an unwelcome fact).

It was originally…

A serious problem that affects North American bats as they hibernate. A white fungus appears on the muzzle, ears, and wings of hibernating bats, disturbing them and causing them to wake early. Awakening early causes the bats to move around, and thus deplete their fat and energy reserves. Without a food source (insects) to replenish them, this leads to mortality, usually in 90 to 100 percent of the cave population.

The first recorded instance of WNS was in a New York state cave in…

This is for all you DIY enthusiasts out there.

Back in the days when I was working as a Landscaper I occasionally dug garden ponds for people. Of course, if you dig a hole in the ground and try to fill it with water, the water quickly soaks away. The solution is to line the hole with some kind of impermeable liner; the best ones are made of Butyl rubber. The size of the liner needed is simple to calculate- max width plus twice the max depth, max length plus twice the depth,…