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Very Little Gravitas Indeed
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Oct 5
5

I get recasting a role for an ongoing show or a revival if a cast member dies, but recasting a role for a table reading of a previously produced script just seems kind of tasteless.”

Oh, fuck off.

Sep 25
27

Is he going to fly it for several hours at a time, with someone intentionally triggering a MCAS failure at random times? Read more

Aug 29
9

It’s really not. I mean, he may be overpromising in terms of time, but the theory and practice of it is hardly unique to him or Neuralink. There’s lots of research going on with stuff like this, or with things like embedding chips to control a robotic replacement for a missing limb, for instance.

Aug 29
7

While Musk is a dick in many ways, in this particular instance he’s right. You can’t completely stop a field of technology from developing, and if it’s the worst case scenario if it’s done behind closed doors in some shadowy dictatorship. It’s best to develop it out in the open, addressing the ethical questionmarks Read more

Aug 24
1

Since working remotely, I’ve been amazed at how many people struggle with it.  They can’t process how to have a meeting or collaborate without being face to face.  They can’t figure out how or when to screenshare.  There are constant threats of “we may not be able to work from home”.  They can speak for themselves, Read more

Aug 24
3

I agree on the business side. Video calls can be nice to see co-workers who you don’t see in the office any more but there are many times where I have opted for a phone call because looking at a person’s face was not a priority to me.

Aug 24
2

This is so spot on and I have seen it at dozens of my customers.  I work in infrastructure automation and security.  

Aug 24
1

Oh, all of that is absolutely true, no question. I was just saying that the infrastructure guys don’t fully know how many server instances of each type running which hardware are needed. They can make estimates based on predicted numbers, but its very easy for some predicted numbers to be a bit off and some complex Read more

Aug 24
38

The same day that many schools are back in session, Zoom, the teleconferencing software that’s become the go-to for many educators’ remote-teaching needs for the foreseeable future, seems to have crashed for large swaths of the US. Read more

Jul 17
1

At best, efficiency would be 1:1 (but very unlikely).  Many home heat pumps are better than 200% efficient ("moving" heat can be over 100%!)  Industrial ammonia systems can be much more efficient.

Jun 26
3

There may be a way to talk your customers through it, after all as an insurance broker you have their ear in matters of risk avoidance. Read more

Jun 26
19

I only do this if they are also not keeping their distance, and have found that this creates an immediate and effective social distancing zone around me. Which just shows that people not wearing masks are smart enough to know that they are being stupid and the only reason they aren’t wearing them is that they just Read more

Jun 26
21

This is shocking. As paragons of their community, I’m dismayed to hear that an officer of the law failed to set an example that could positively impact the health and well-being of people they swear oath to protect.

Jun 26
12

Meanwhile, can we talk about all those masks being advertised, even here on this site, that have the escape valves that totally bypass the mask, making then ineffective for containing COVID-19?

Jun 26
22

I would gladly give my business to a place I heard was turning away people not wearing masks. you can bet your ass I’m avoiding anywhere that is ignoring the seriousness of the situation.

Jul 11 2017
2

>the inherent nature of women is to take care of every child they see

So women are clearly superior parents to men and so if they’re doing anything wrong to a child and there’s a man around, it must be him using his evil man powers to hypnotize her into being a bad parent?

Got it. How could I have ever implied you were Read more

Jul 10 2017
9

Honestly, I took your initial post as trying to absolve the mother of responsibility for what happened to the child too; like you were saying the stepfather used brainwashing to control her mind and basically strip her of her free will. Read more