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  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    Perhaps "housewife" is an overly 50's, and overly loaded, term. Study after study have found that women do a disproportionate amount of the housework. Now produce a vibrator that, in its off hours, cleans the oven, empties the litter box,...
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    If the tech is developed to build a general purpose housekeeper/ sexbot, we won't have to think hard to guess who they'll be marketed to. Overworked housewives who want to spend more time with their children?...
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    I'm lucky a local brewery is close enough I can just take my growler over there for a refill....
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    Hmmm. I was thinking of “Vintage Season”....
  • Commented on WTF
    Isn't it only the House staffers that won't get paid on Jan 14th? I think the rest of the government will continue to function till the end of September, due to the existing (passed & signed) budget bill....
  • Commented on WTF
    The executive branch, which, um, executes, is still functioning. And the judicial branch is doing all too well. We can do without new laws from the legislative branch for a week or two, perhaps....
  • Commented on New guest blogger: qntm
    It's actually a Web app, i.e. a Javascript program. Visiting the Web page loads the program into your browser, where it runs....
  • Commented on WTF
    George Santos is going to be the next Speaker of the House. It's already on his resume....
  • Commented on WTF
    Is it possible that long-term sustainability of any human society requires some set of beliefs to make sense of all this messy stuff in a way that makes us comfortable keeping things going? I think that's very close. Organized religions,...
  • Commented on WTF
    Every religion seems to me to be a power play, not all that distinguishable from the current political shenanigans, older games of thrones, etc. Someone, or some group, that wants to tell other people what to do, devises a rationale...
  • Commented on WTF
    I've got the complete McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology in my basement. Picked up when the local library (town size of about 10K people) was getting the next edition....
  • Commented on WTF
    by lovingly designing a future Earth, dumping people you don't like into it, and using your death world to metaphorically give them their just desserts (or even deserts). You're talking about Australia? Not so lovingly....
  • Commented on WTF
    tokers (or ex-tokers) who are over the age of 60s keep their mouths shut about drugs while attending church but at home are listening to the Greatful Dead. The real problem is attending church. The opiate of the masses! Bring...
  • Commented on WTF
    London surrendering to the Scots or Welsh would probably work better than a BoJo rerun. Even the French....
  • Commented on WTF
    I was thinking of Cavorite paint....
  • Commented on WTF
    Whether or not the workplaces walk around on chicken legs TBD. It would of course be more carbon-friendly if the workplaces simply drifted with the wind, hung from giant dirigibles....
  • Commented on WTF
    This is almost inevitable, since people rarely stay in jobs that long any more, and it's easier to commute than to move. So we make commutes hard! Very slow cars with 15mph top speed (didn't someone propose that?) would theoretically...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    IN WRITING & PUBLISHED Yes. But -- just another form of "says". (If it wasn't published, how would we know it had been written?)...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    greater than WWII, right? Which shows straight off, that Putin is - very dangerously - mad. I think it's pretty much impossible to infer anything about a politician from what he or she says. They tend to say whatever they...
  • Commented on WTF
    I have a horrible suspicion that it is "deliberate" Really, most things are not deliberate, they're SNAFU....
  • Commented on WTF
    Surely that's Bonnie Bedelia, not Julianne Moore?...
  • Commented on WTF
    Which will have absolutely no effect on the various continued nefarious activities of T and his cronies....
  • Commented on WTF
    Why stop at just bones? https://allthatsinteresting.com/robert-nelson-cryonics In March 1979, Nelson locked the vault and walked away from the venture altogether. Inside that Chatsworth cemetery he left nine bodies in liquid nitrogen capsules that, without regular maintenance, would melt and leave...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    I used "the" with Ukraine for decades because that's what I had always "heard". Same here. But I always figured it referred to a territory, like "the Great Plains" or "the Midwest" or "the North". Now I try and drop...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Yes, the evil ghosts of "Prohibition" are still stalking the USA, are they not? More like the evil ghosts of the Puritan religious cult, 21,000 of whom emigrated to the New World during the rule of Charles I....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    And "Nurse Brown" is such a great name for that person....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Ah, Wisconsin! Also the home of Ed Gein and Jeffrey Dahmer....
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    For Singularity fans, I recommend finding the movie "The Invisible Boy" (the 1957 movie) and while watching it, try to ignore the terrible low-budget direction and awkward acting, and concentrate on the story. Humans build a supercomputer, it quickly becomes...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Speaking of PREEs... Given the ethical and moral problems of both FIFA and Qatar, I'm a bit surprised that I haven't heard more calls for a boycott of the World Cup. After all, it's a profit-sucking entertainment enterprise, and the...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    I can't see how "suburbia" can be congruent with speeds approaching 70mph being anything other than flagrantly illegal I live in suburbia around a small city, and the first thing I do when I go downtown, for shopping and/or decent...
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