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Agreed. Intelligence without the wisdom to match can lead to some ill-reasoned conclusions.

Or, is this what our silicon based overlords would want us to think. :)

I’m conflicted here. Showing porn to a subordinate is clearly bad. No question about that.

On the other hand, continuing a job when your employer calls you a slave?

Sure, leaving a long sought after position is going to sting, but when does a person accept that their ambition is leading them in the wrong direction?

katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The Unabomber Manifesto

First time I’ve read this. Gotta say the dude appears to be on the autism spectrum some. Brilliant with math and idealistic thinking but having horrific difficulty with human relations and life’s inconsistencies.

Amazing to have someone so succinctly analyze and critique all of modern living and its problems in 131 paragraphs, yet come up with a best solution of sending bombs to other folks.

Yes. Thank you, our soon to be overlords...

    When Kepler launched in March 2009, scientists didn’t know how common planets were beyond our solar system. Thanks to Kepler’s treasure trove of discoveries, astronomers now believe there may be at least one planet orbiting every star in the sky.

     Makes sense to me when looking at the sheer probabilities of the likelihood of our earth.  That we live on a ball of dirt that has exactly the right balance of elements and compounds, and gravity, and energy from a nearby star must have been one of countless similar planets that almost had the right balance.   

Or, now to consider the likelihood that there are more planets that found a working balance for life. Pretty cool.

Thanks. We will. We’re about another day or two from skating. About three inches of unexpected snow slowed down the ice. A nice little slush puddle on top right now. I’d like to post a pic or two of the finished product . Do you know the best way I can post a couple of pics from my phone?

Or, people stealing electricity that still happens around the U.S.

This, from the big city down the road from me.

katakowsj  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: WTF?

Nice. Better than mine. My cookie said, Always take Russian murder bag to local authorities.

It’s fairly simple as long as you’ve got some basic requirements:

1. A flat spot to set up a rink. My maximum space is 40’ by 28’. I’m limited by a fence, driveway, house and tree.

Flat is super important. I luckily have a rise of 7” over the length of the rink and it’s level side to side.

2. Something to keep the water in. I buy a rink liner from. A place I found online, Blue Lakes Plastics in Minnesota. 32’ by 45’ white plastic liner for $130 USD delivered.

I’ve done the old school ‘wet down the snow’ method a couple of times. It only works when it’s reallly cold for a duration and warm ups not only melt your rink, but the water runs off. All gone.

Bathtub method is far easier and reliable.

3. Sides. Gotta consider how much these may cost and how to store this stuff afterward. After careful deliberation I arrived building a fence two feet high on the high end of the rink and 2 feet 7 inches on the lower end.

I used 8’ long 5/4 treated decking from my local big box lumber store and built 8’ long fence sections (or less as required) and used deck screws to keep stuff together. I also pounded galvanized posts into the ground to keep the sides up. Drop in liner. Fill. Done.

Interesting. How does Bitcoin energy usage compare, in relative terms to the energy involved in creating and maintaining a governmental fiat currency?

Also, won’t mining come to an end as BTC has a finite # of mineable coins?

Only to spend the time and energy to come to the conclusion that Trump is most at fault for sabotaging the legitimacy of his presidency.

I've actually seen the very same behaviors in some of my hyper-emotional, hormone-impaired eighth graders I teach each day.

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