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b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Juicero responds

NYT had a profile of Mike Judge the other day where there was a line something to the effect of 'If Idiocracy envisions the future, then Silicon Valley envisions how we might get there--not through the fault of our dumbest, but our brightest and best.'

b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Enceladus could support life

Does NASA take donations for mission-specific projects? I would definitely give them some money (albeit a drop in the bucket for a space mission) to do an Enceladus flyby.

b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 12, 2017

FYI bookbinding is my family business. I know several professional bookbinders. It's not an easy skill to obtain practical advice and instruction in, so if you ever want me to put you in contact with anyone, I'd be happy to. Have no idea of this is something you're interested in, so just disregard if not. Tried to send this as PM but kept getting 502 error.

Edit: just got a 502 here, as well, and it went through, so probably I blew up your​ inbox with the same message 4 times. Sorry!

I have a very shiny tinfoil hat to don here. Part of me thinks this is Trump giving Putin what he expressly wants.

By all accounts, Putin is striving for a return to the Old World Order, in which Great Powers wielded influence and cut deals to divvy up the world. What better way to start down that path then by feigning a proxy war with the US? Far from being the beginning of a falling out with Russia, I think this shows a level of coordination that we've not yet encountered.

My aversion to conspiracy theories makes me hate myself for even saying this, but my track record of being incorrect on all things Trump gives me some comfort.

b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 5, 2017

I've only had chicory once, at an otherwise decent diner in Oklahoma City. I thought that someone pissed in my coffee or something. I was about to send it back when the Texan whom my buddy was dating chimed in with, "It's just chicory; it's good." Later that day, this girl would give an Uber driver 3 stars for being Mexican (she just "didn't like something about him"), just so we're clear about the type of person.

b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 5, 2017

It's the least I could do.

b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 5, 2017

I've seen you use that one too often to ignore any longer.

If I'm correct, you could get the same effect from baking soda. If anyone drinks shitty coffee, please try and report back. My taste is far too refined.

b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 5, 2017


My assumption about the eggshell/salt combo is that calcium carbonate/sodium chloride combo make sodium bicarbonate, which in turn raises the pH. Just a guess.

What makes you say that? I've been really happy. I've been on Fi for about a year, and I've visited 5 countries and all over the US in that time without issue. It works everywhere, and it's cheap as shit.

My biggest problem with Google right now is that you can't buy a Pixel from them to save your life (except for the really big, expensive one), and they don't even let you pay to join a waiting list. Nexus 5x is fine for now though, so no big deal.

b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: #trypod

Most of the episodes are Rosen playing moderator to two lawyers who have opposing views of some constitutional issue. My biggest problem with it is that they don't really do sound recording, editing, or mixing very well. I don't know anything about how one should do that, but I know when something consistently sounds like pure shit. Sometimes I think that Rosen just has the record feature of his iPhone turned on, and then puts that directly on air.

b_b  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: DONALD TRUMP DECLARES WAR

Who knew that the silver lining of Trump's presidency might just be a flame war with the worst faction of lawmakers since the Civil Rights era? I'll admit to have been fully anticipating an implosion ('explosion,' in the President's parlance) of the GOP, but I thought that he and the 'baggers would be on the same side. Sad.

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