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Eat food, not too much, mostly plants.

Don't take me too seriously.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Non fui, fui, non sum, non curo

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    I think they'll offer rebates for autonomous vehicles as soon as their calcs demonstrate that it saves them money.

Six of one, half dozen of the other. The actual mechanism by which it happens isn't all that important to me. The pressure comes from the insurance companies and winds up at the manufacturers by roundabout path of consumer behavior.

I'm thinking in the scale of centuries today anyway, 'A ways off' is basically tomorrow given how I'm currently relating to the clock.


A generous word.

Joe Schmo isn't included in the decision making for things like this. The insurance companies will DEMAND automated vehicles, Joe Schmo, Jane Q. Public be damned.

Once trucking becomes automated the consumer market will follow quickly, again, because money.

OftenBen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Anyone else watching for Orionids?

Yup. From what I understand the Orionids are little bits off the comet that are stuck in it's orbit path.

I'm definitely too jaded.

My mind is so made up and decided that automated vehicles are going to be the norm that I don't even think of things like this as news.

I mean, is there any other way to take steam out of a meme like this?

You have to 'Hello, fellow kids' your way out of it.

OftenBen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 18, 2017


I hate my brain some days. See last weeks post about rotting, stinking corpses.

Work is work, tonight I'm getting dinner with some friends I haven't seen in a while. One is about to go bum around Thailand for a month before starting a apprenticeship at a really bougie restaurant in South Korea, the other has a girlfriend who is more into her cats than she is into him.

OftenBen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Ads Don't Work That Way

How does decision fatigue fit into all of this?

I have no problem eating a cow that had a decent quality of life.

There's a great butcher at Eastern Market in Detroit who sells only ethically raised beef. For my birthday I'm going to buy a pair of tomahawk steaks from him.


I'm shocked we haven't elected Kid Rock already.

A perfect example of why religion and government should not mix.

OftenBen  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 18, 2017

The mitten is looking forward to having you back my man.

I'll go save a seat at Ashley's.

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