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I agree with what Mr. Stross has learned, and the resulting rules. 1/ Don't die. 2/ Idiots are everywhere: fixing their idiocy is not your problem. 3/ Do not do unto others that which would be repugnant were it done unto you.

Also, I can personally corroborate his observation that pain correlates with age. Apparently irrational government seems slightly more explicable when you consider that most leaders and lawmakers are old, achy-cranky, and probably taking exogenous opioids at least some of the time (because most non-opioid analgesics, used constantly, eventually trash the kidneys and/or liver—violating rule no. 1).

Hashtab

Oct. 16th, 2014 08:44 am
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Since last week I've felt a vague sense of missing out on something. Finally realized I had closed my Twitter tab.
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vim: set foldmethod=indent

How did I not know about this wondrous functionality?

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What Does This Change Mean to You?
  • Junk email delivered in real time to your Junk Email folder; no more daily alerts
  • Ability to view junk email directly from your desktop or mobile email client, as well as your browser
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The problem of tiny (if any) pockets in women's clothes existed before the iPhone 6.
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Why is wireless everything cool except for a hands-free cell phone conversation in which a wire, preferably white, has to go to your ear? Wires are awkward. If only there were a short-range radio standard which could be used with a tiny, convenient earpiece.
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Although I am only a casual fan, not a Fan—I can appreciate wisdom from the Great Maker. And this piece is an apt metaphor for all of society, whether or not it was intended (I assume it was, because... Great Maker).
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I agree with Mr. Musk that the human race must get off this rock in order to survive in the long-term. What I am not so sure about is whether we should survive.
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