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Deeply-Held Beliefs


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18th Century Mac & Cheese | Stump Sohla

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From: Babish Culinary Universe
Duration: 11:42

Welcome to Stump Sohla, where we use a big ol' game-show-style wheel to try and stump one of the internet's most talented chefs, Sohla El-Waylly! This week, a comfort food made complicated with no modern tools or stove; just an open fire and some incredible willpower. Will Sohla get stumped? Well it's the first episode of her new show, so it's thematically unlikely - but enough of that, let's dig into some Revolutionary-War-era mac and cheese!

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Starring: Sohla El-Waylly
Director: Andrew Rea
Camera: Andrew Rea / Brad Cash / Jessica Opon / Sawyer Jacobs
Editor: Brad Cash
Producers: Sawyer Jacobs, Kevin Grosch, Jessica Opon, Andrew Rea and Emilija Saxe

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this should be wonderful
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4 days ago
You have good taste.

Emoji 13.1 — Now final, to be widely available in 2021

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Emoji 13.1 is now final with 217 new emoji sequences! Of these, 210 are skin tone variants; the other seven new emoji are:

Most of the skin tone variants are for the multi-person emoji groupings couples with heart and couples kissing.
This minor release was created to add new emoji before 2022. The Unicode Consortium is a volunteer organization and we would be completely without new emoji in 2021 if it weren’t for the dedication of many volunteers who make this possible. Thank you! ✨

The new emoji are listed in Emoji Recently Added v13.1. The images provided on that page are just samples: vendors for mobile phones, PCs, and web platforms create their own images.

New emoji in this release should begin appearing on devices in the coming months. These new emoji will also be available for adoption. Donations for adoptions help the Unicode Consortium’s work on digitally disadvantaged languages.

For implementers:
  1. There are no new atomic characters. Instead, each emoji is a sequence of existing characters.
  2. UTS #51 and associated data files have been updated for Emoji 13.1.
  3. CLDR v38 alpha has also been updated for Emoji 13.1. This includes names, search keywords, and sort orderings for the new emoji, available for over 80 languages. It is scheduled for release at the end of October.

Over 140,000 characters are available for adoption to help the Unicode Consortium’s work on digitally disadvantaged languages

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Woman with Beard died for your sins.
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Arq 6: More power, more security, more storage savings

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Today we’re releasing Arq 6! We’re really excited about this. It’s been 4 years since Arq 5 first came out (although we’ve shipped 155 updates to Arq 5 in the meantime).

Our goal with Arq 6 was to make it work with the latest operating system features and the latest cloud storage options, make it more secure, and add the features people have been asking for, all while keeping it very simple to use, with smart default settings. We used our 10+ years of backup experience to try to make it the best backup app out there.

Perfect Backups

We worked with Apple to get access to the APFS API, so Arq 6 has native support for creating and using APFS snapshots.

This is great because it means Arq’s backup will be a perfectly consistent view of your files at a point in time, even if you’re modifying files as Arq is backing them up.

This is super useful for backing up things like virtual machines that are in use, for example.

On Windows, Arq 6 now uses VSS for the entire volume in order to achieve perfect backups.

More Power

Arq 6 is more powerful in a bunch of ways:

  • Arq 6 can run multiple backup jobs in parallel
  • Arq 6 scans and uploads files in parallel for faster throughput
  • it auto-mounts network shares on Mac for reliable backup of NAS data
  • you can limit the scheduled backups to certain days of the week
  • you can limit the transfer rate to certain times of the day and certain days of the week
  • Arq 6 has powerful new rules for selecting which files are included and excluded from backup
  • Arq 6 has time-based retention rules in addition to budget-based rules
  • you can optionally keep deleted files in subsequent backups for easy locating of deleted files
  • you can configure it to alert if there have been no backups for a certain number of days (instead of after every aborted backup)
  • Arq 6’s new data format eliminates the need for reading metadata before browsing and restoring from other computers’ backups

More secure

Arq 6 has a new password feature. You can set a password to prevent others from opening Arq and deleting backups.

It also switches to using SHA256 for checksums instead of SHA1 which is less secure.

More storage savings

Arq 6 takes advantage of the latest ultra-cheap storage available from AWS and Google.

AWS’s Glacier Deep Archive storage option is only $0.99/TB per month!

Google’s new Archive option is similarly inexpensive at $1.23/TB per month, and with no delay in downloading your data.

New Arq Premium subscription option

Our new subscription offering is called Arq Premium. It’s $5.99/month for all the features of Arq 6 for up to 5 computers, plus:

  • 1 TB of storage included
  • Super-simple setup
  • Secure web access to your backups if you need to grab files

Arq Premium is a great option for folks who want a simple, all-in-one backup solution.

Get It!

Arq 6 is a paid upgrade for Arq 5 users. Download it here or buy now.

As always, if you have any questions please email us at

Even More Features

But wait, there’s more!

  • All-new, modern user interface (with the same great native Mac and Windows agents)
  • Disk device tracking instead of path-based; multiple external drives with the same name are treated as separate volumes
  • Faster object cleanup
  • Faster validation
  • Faster search
  • System-level daemon on Mac so it can back up when you’re not logged in
  • Destination-agnostic, portable data format that’s open and documented
  • Progress bars showing percent complete
  • Wake-for-backup option
  • More informative SMTP test results — full SMTP connection log when an error occurs
  • Proper connection pooling for SMB and SFTP storage locations with a configurable number of maximum threads — useful for SFTP providers that limit the number of simultaneous connections
  • Option to start a backup as soon as a volume is connected to the computer

Next Steps

If you read this far, thanks! Head to to see screen shots and download a free trial. Go

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love me some arq.
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The Best Budgeting Apps and Tools


After researching nearly 50 budgeting apps, having eight people test six of them in their daily lives, speaking with three financial experts, and reading through a half-dozen personal finance books, You Need a Budget (YNAB) is the only budgeting app we’d spend our own money on. Its guided setup helps you create an effective budget, and its user-friendly phone and Web apps help you stick to it better than anything else we tested.

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Love me some YNAB
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Love YNAB!
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Tim Cook Named Board Chairman of Tsinghua University’s School of Economics and Management

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Not the best timing for this, I think we can all agree.

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Wow scathing criticism from Gruber.
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