lightnquick
lightnquick001
4/16/20
1:47 PM
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That comparison is a bit drastic... I meant that I’m living quite well in a civilized, ‘technologized’, professional environment. This is why I’m not entirely sure about the ‘necessity’ claim.

9/4/19
1:48 AM
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Ahh - the joys of pumping in Europe: pump first, then go inside and pay. Go back to car and drive off. Makes things easy.

3/27/19
10:09 PM
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Meanwhile, we’re almost back at $2.95 / gallon in MI - let’s see how the truck/SUV sales do in the longer run...

3/27/19
8:18 PM
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Wow - speeding past sharks, crocs, and box jellyfish. Getting nabbed by the Australian police doesn’t sound so bad.

3/10/19
4:28 PM
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Maybe with the exception of pushing e-cars - but I think that ‘cheaper spaceflight’, ‘hyperloop’ (still to be realized), ‘drilling tunnels’ (problematic) primarily try to solve specific technical problems more so than big societal problems.

3/9/19
9:24 PM
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What exactly would you call his ‘valuable contribution to society”?

9/25/18
2:06 AM
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I want to like dark mode, but I find the contrast between it and third party apps that don’t have it too harsh. Maybe I need to give it some time...

7/23/18
1:17 PM
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He is just another example of an increasingly myopic part of this country’s society: reduce taxes, increase shareholder value.
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6/6/18
3:53 PM
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As far as I know the ‘core’ of Jupiter is likely metal hydrogen which is a gas, just really dense (and really cold).

6/5/18
5:53 PM
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That’s the business perspective. There’s also an ethical perspective, and it’s about ‘leverage’: Sherpas need the money. Rich Westerners wave with lots of cash. Whenever there’s a situation where one side has money, and the other side needs it to survive, there’s no real power balance. Read more

5/30/18
2:16 PM
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Any chances you were part of that gang? Not the mauling, but the patching part...

5/24/18
3:52 PM
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According to Gary Larson, accordion is one of the instruments of hell. The other one is banjo. Read more

5/18/18
11:52 PM
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Don’t understand this. If a bill is correct - why argue? Are we on a bazar in Uzbekistan? (sorry, Uzbekistan - I’ll be happy to bargain if I AM at a bazar there...)  Read more

5/9/18
1:05 PM
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Is that the woman with the cerebrospinal leak from Infinite Jest?

4/14/18
7:47 PM
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That’s the type of road where in Germany, during your driver’s license final test, the instructor would take you, make you stop the car uphill, and start moving again. Read more

9/28/17
5:30 PM
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Thanks for that in-depth answer! My follow-up question would then be about these legality of such ‘covenants’ (which does sound awe-inspiringly biblical!). Similar to when you sign a dodgy purchase agreement, you might be off the hook, because that contract per se was not legally valid.