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  • Commented on Vacation
    Kennedy Space Center is not too far away and, if you're lucky, there might be a launch scheduled. https://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/ Also check out the Microsoft Store at the mall. http://content.microsoftstore.com/detail/Thefloridamall...
  • Commented on Amazon: malignant monopoly, or just plain evil?
    I already cancelled my Rhesus Chart Amazon order on Feb. 23 and switched to Barnes&Nobel even though it cost a little more. Fuck Amazon. I only use them if I absolutely cannot get something anywhere else....
  • Commented on Monarchy versus the Panopticon
    We live in a world where technology has reduced the expectation of privacy and the political systems are moving to make it illegal for you to bypass that tech to achieve any privacy. I can see in the future trying...
  • Commented on His Master's Voice
    We, in the U.S., still speak the King's English (King George III), thank you very much. http://www.livescience.com/33652-americans-brits-accents.html "The Patriots and the Redcoats spoke with accents that were much closer to the contemporary American accent than to the Queen's English. It...
  • Commented on A Bad Dream
    The US is a "worse case scenario" for what happens to a nominally "progressive" western democracy as it is gripped by the wealthy class. We call it the "elite consensus" around here where both the Democratic and Republican political parties...
  • Commented on The Anthropic Stupidity Hypothesis
    Lead and heavy metals in the water and food chain....
  • Commented on Things that keep me awake at night #1: The end of telephony
    I keep a landline because they are mostly impervious to disasters. Hurricane hits (I live in Florida) and the power goes out, the landline still works. For the same reason I'd keep my bicycle when they start selling flying cars....
  • Commented on In case you were wondering ...
    Taking out the periods should shorten it up a bit....
  • Commented on The ticking clock, stopped
    I should have said a similar scenario....
  • Commented on The ticking clock, stopped
    Ah, there was a sci-fi novel with the same scenario (and dammit, I can't remember the name). Pharmaceutical Co. developed the immortality drug. It was sooooo expensive only the rich could afford it. Everyone else was promised that the price...
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