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    XKCD uses "update": https://xkcd.com/2224/...
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    If that isn't a joke, I'm confused as to how it applies in this case....
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    ... Pick a different pronoun....
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    Well, I learned from my father that words have gender, while people have sex (not to be confused with sexual intercourse). Which makes German a lot easier to accept. As you say, there are at least three concepts which are...
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    Oh! And I could sell our farm's meat on a sliding scale to keep it affordable....
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    The surgery my elder child is planning to have is now called gender affirmation surgery....
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    Probably true but in my case it's Midwestern US understatement as I am a native Michigander....
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    I have two offspring to figure in to my budget. (Ages 15 and 13). Our family income is currently about 1600 times 36, from Social Security survivor's benefits, so tax free, and I'm spending above my means. (I have a...
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    A 401K is a type of retirement savings account....
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    Correction: ...limiting the top income in a firm......
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    I can live comfortably on say a quarter million per year. For the first phase, I'll risk my head on a stick while I do the following: Establish one or more think tanks. Goals as discussed in assorted previous posts....
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    I'll definitely have the R&D team look into measles as well as other options, e.g. Ebola, zika, etc....
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    Measles and polio do not have a sufficiently high fatality rate. For instance, my mother says she thinks she had all three major sorts of measles. Not sure why climate emergency accelerationists are defined as being mutually exclusive with those...
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    While I draft my "altruistic centibillionaire", here's a short evil plan. I did some worldbuilding about 20 years ago for a story called "The Stupidity Virus", where a very virulent disease killed off the dumbest 50% of humans. I would...
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    Either the earworm went completely over my head, or the above referenced comment linked to a different comment than intended....
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    I'm a woman. Educating girls is number six on Project Drawdown's list. Still working on my answer to the challenge... but part of it will be establishing good relations with First Nation elders in Nunavet....
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    GT @ 30: As a practicing Quaker, I'll be trying to convince you to approach religion with more nuance....
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    I wouldn't mind reading your short story....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I'm taking two college level classes this fall for the first time in years, so I haven't sought out Fall yet as I know I won't have the headspace for a complex novel....
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    The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O. was also faster-paced than recent Stephenson books, in a way I like. I credit the coauthor. As an aside, I fear Stephenson is suffering from Successful Author Syndrome, where the editor doesn't have the...
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    Coming in late with my demographics. White, 47 year old cis female, socially awkward but probably not on the autism spectrum, with two children at home, currently ages 13 and 15....
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    Yes. Classifying books correctly is key. It seems that the libraries near Charles H are not in the category of "libraries that routinely keep physical books". It is possible to do tool libraries elegantly. The library I use most often...
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    Public libraries that routinely keep physical books must also routinely weed their collections, as their storage space is finite. This policy would have to keep providing additional storage space, or encourage people to build houses out of discarded books, or...
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    Regardless of my level of influence, I've determined that my primary criterion when I vote in the US presidential primary in February will be environmental policy and plans. Does anyone have any thoughts on the different candidates? I've ruled out...
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    I'm a US citizen living in the US and currently my family's income is in the global 1%. (This may change in 2022 when we lose 2/3 of our Social Security survivor's benefits.) However, my perceived agency to affect national...
  • Commented on Upcoming events
    To pick just one piece of the article Greg linked to in 523, Trump has threatened to end birthright citizenship before. However, it is granted in the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution so using an executive order to end...
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    EC @498 & 499, I'm curious by how much the Arcimoto I linked to in 448 exceeds your specs....
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    Arcimoto is getting close to releasing what could be a nice electric tricycle, rated as motorcycle. As I don't have a motorcycle license and can't afford a new vehicle, I won't be getting one....
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    I'm an under 50 (for a few more years!) woman. I frequently enjoy reading the comments, but the most voluable commenters seem to be online a lot more often than I, so the conversation has usually moved on before I...
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