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  • Commented on Home again
    Two blog posts, one from Kevin Drum and the other Matt Taibbi provide some insight. "In 2000, conservatives were determined to avoid another George H.W. Bush, so they picked a candidate whose dedication to conservatism seemed unassailable. And as far...
  • Commented on Tanenbaum's Law v. the Fermi Paradox
    "Maths! Why did it have to be maths?" This discussion reminds me of The Genesis Quest by Donald Moffitt, wherein humanity harnesses the power of a sun to transmit a radio stream to other galaxies. Wikipedia: "The Genesis Quest gets...
  • Commented on Mercury, Retrograde
    "it gets cold, windy, and rains a lot" Haha, my daughter is doing her "semester abroad" at the University of Edinburgh next month. She's coming from the University of Miami. I expect a steady stream of complaints about the weather...
  • Commented on Mercury, Retrograde
    Once, I had become so skillful in navigating the phone tree of my original cable service provider (to arrive at the second tier of technical support), I was reluctant to switch to a new service when a competitor finally arrived....
  • Commented on Upcoming reading in Edinburgh
    I'd send my daughter to the reading to fill me in but she won't be starting her "semester abroad" at the University of Edinburgh until January....
  • Commented on Upcoming reading in Edinburgh
    Heh, prior to my purchase of the Brother (multi-function mono laser) I was using a HP Laserjet IV. It was purchased used for $50USD and lasted a good 7 years after that. It was built like a brick shithouse and...
  • Commented on Upcoming reading in Edinburgh
    Well, check out Brother's colour printers. My wife's Macbook Pro works flawlessly with the wireless Brother as well as my Thinkpad X201....
  • Commented on Upcoming reading in Edinburgh
    OT, responding to your request for comments re: Printers. Deep six the HP and go with Brother. I just bought a Brother MFC-7860DW with wireless printing and am loving it. It's a monochrome laser which is much cheaper to operate...
  • Commented on More news from our Martian Invaders
    Can I move there, please?...
  • Commented on Cynicism
    "How about you?" Me? To paraphrase Diderot: "We will never be free until the last billionaire is strangled with the entrails of the last investment banker."...
  • Commented on Another trick question ...
    No, I won't take the high road. 1. Become paralyzed in one arm but recover after one year. 2. Lose half my net worth. 3. Have 2 of my unemployed relatives move in with me for a year....
  • Commented on Three wishes
    Well, obviously, that would work out in the details....
  • Commented on Three wishes
    If you can't use a wish to settle with an enemy of what good are they?...
  • Commented on Three wishes
    1. FTL luxury space yacht, fully stocked with provisions, and that has planetary lift off. 2. Companionship of my choice. 3. Somewhere to go....
  • Commented on Three wishes
    There are two ways I want to approach this question. The Personal: Good Health/Long Life/Solid Pension. There's no point having good health unless you can live long enough to enjoy it. I don't want riches but a comfortable income that...
  • Commented on Brief announcement
    Persephone Hazard?!! Ah, okay....
  • Commented on Rule 34 reviews (contd.)
    I am soooo looking forward to this book that I pre-ordered it on Amazon months ago and forgot only to order it again. I was looking at my account info wondering why I ordered it twice....
  • Commented on Cookie policy
    "Secondly, in case you haven't noticed yet, I'm British and my server is hosted in the UK." 0.0 Just kidding. I live in Florida and would trade places with you in a nanosecond....
  • Commented on Sunbathing in Edinburgh
    Being born and raised in Chicago, I would never sneer at another's snowbound plight. Chuckle perhaps, but never sneer....
  • Commented on Shiny!
    Well, good for you. Congratulations....
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