WorldsOldestKitten
WorldsOldestKitten
WorldsOldestKitten
Mar 21 2017
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A part of me—maybe it’s my advanced old age—is quietly satisfied that two such wholly unexpected people could still have found delight in Adams and his divine surrealism. Read more

Mar 4 2017
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DailyKos is happily *drowning* in Beeblebrox allusions; it all started on a thread referring to the GOP ACA replacement being located ‘at the bottom of a locked file cabinet in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door reading, “Beware of the leopard.”’

Oct 29 2016
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Had to look at that stock photo for almost a minute to reassure myself that wasn’t the house we used to live in. Sooooo close.

Oct 4 2016
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I’m a major RPG gamer, have been for 30 years, both computer and paper/dice ... but where’s the game when the bad guy can’t shoot back and the love object can’t resist? Westworld is fish in a rain barrel. No risk, no challenge.

Oct 3 2016
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#16: What sort of world are the “guests” coming from, that this environment is something by which they’d naturally be delighted? The so-called “real world” must be utterly devoid of empathy (the more likely scenario) -- or so “PC” as to render any expression of frustration criminal (less likely scenario).

Sep 27 2016
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I was referring to the headline, which said “has no alphabet,” as were the posts before mine. I have no problem with the term abugida, since I was a linguistics major myself -- in the body of the article.  However, using that term in the header would have done nothing to attract the needed “clicks,” since I’ve also Read more

Sep 26 2016
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It probably would have been more accurate if they’d described it as “an alphabet that doesn’t work the way most modern alphabets do,” since Hebrew didn’t have vowels, either.

Sep 26 2016
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Thank you so very much! I’d wondered whether there was a connector on the ball to confirm to Pepper that it had seated correctly. For some reason I always want to make things more complicated than they are. I appreciate your patience with me, Ms. Grechka!

Sep 24 2016
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OK, I can see that the human assistant is removing the ball from the cup, but what does she do to the ball afterward? There seems to be a two-step process each time she removes it. What am I missing?

Aug 26 2016
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When I first read of this [last week in Salon] my first thought was, “What a stupid place to try out self-driving cars! Pittsburgh is the original you-can’t-get-there-from-here city!” (And it’s true; you can sit in your vehicle and see your destination on the next hill over, but damned if you can figure out which road Read more

Aug 23 2016
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Fun fact: The Playpen prosecutions focused exclusively on users, not on those who produced or shared underage porn, even though viewing the stuff is arguably a far less heinous offense. The FBI *prefers* to prosecute users because they’re an easier prosecution — no messy boring need to prove intent, for instance. Read more

Jul 14 2016
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Critical for us senior cits with arthritic fingers — will they come out with a new version of their turbo controller? If they will, the hubs and I are SO on board for this.

Jul 13 2016
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The same day, in the same city (Pittsburgh) a man who had repeatedly raped a two-year-old girl was sentenced to three months of house arrest. Read more