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Good point. I wonder if using "consumes energy" limits the narrative. I searched and found:

Today, 99 percent of Iceland's electricity is produced from renewable sources, 30 percent of which is geothermal (the rest is from dams—and there are a lot of them), according to Iceland's National Energy Authority.Oct 20, 2008

Which then leaves Iceland consuming 100-99 = 1% of their energy each year in the form of nonrenewable energy. It's much better than, say Venezuela, doing the same crypto mining while burning dinosaur bones only.

I am proudly a fat cat bureaucrat middle school teacher. I guess I do provide a service that adds value. It doesn’t always feel that way every day.

I could get paid minimum wage for what I do. That seems fair:

Thanks for the post. I’ll check into it.

Have you happened to read “The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence has Declined”. I’m about 3/4 through it and it’s a great read. Lots of data driven arguments about why we humans are killing each other less often. Pinker offers up solid reasoning and evidence of hope for a continually less violent future. It’s worth checking out too.

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Good point, but where do we expect a Limo driver of 40 years to take some responsibility for recognizing the writing on the wall?

Wow. Wanna prove to the other guy that you're scared of him?

Gather up all the people you can and make crazy threats about how badass you are.

Next step, you’ve got to prove it and people get hurt.


Cool. I’ll have to check those out in the future. The Banana always had the edge as far as shirts go. Target stuff usually felt thin and wrinkled way too easily.

I haven't found that to be true. Where are you shopping lately? I've long been a Banana Republic fan, but I can see the future of that may be changing. The overpriced pants that I've bought the Banana have tended to be a good value over time as they were durable and low care (lots of wrinkle free apparrel).

Recently, though I've found Target has got their stuff together and I'm finding they are definitely my go to for pants, especially jeans.

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This sounds to me like a wordy article from The Onion. Absurd.

True. It does sound nicer than the promising research that I did not see yesterday. I’ll be happy for those little mice for now. Thanks.

Yeah. What's up man?

I'm pretty sure I just heard the tiny remnants of my grade III glioma shout, "Shit! The party may be over guys."

This does sound promising.

Watching the robot recognize and blast a four by four block out of the ring in testing makes me wonder who has been the first fool to step into the ring and have his foot attacked. Or, worse, a guy that then falls down into the ring only have the robot go berserk trying to knock him out. Ouch.

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