Thursday, 4 October 2018
quote [ Amazon took away monthly bonuses and stock awards from its hourly workers, as the company announced a minimum-wage increase Tuesday. ]
TNSTAAFL. Follow up to this post.
Tuesday, 2 October 2018
quote [ While MDMA is known to trigger prosocial behavior in mice and humans, it has never been witnessed in invertebrates, animals that have no backbone. Vertebrates and invertebrates have wildly divergent bodies and brain structures, and for a long time scientists didn’t think the latter had the capacity to be social. They only recently realized invertebrates deserved a second look. ]
An eight arm hug sounds awesome.
Monday, 24 September 2018
quote [ Austin: Oh wait, now she's dead?
Joseph: Now she's d- After they have sex.
Austin: Oh like-
Joseph: They have to have sex first.
Austin: Oh, she died immediately after??
Joseph: Haha, yes!
Guy in Porn: You're a quick learner Constance.
Austin: Oh man, this is the most fucked thing I think I've seen in a while. ]
Oi, it's been a minute. I figured the longer I went without producing something the more likely I wouldn't do it at all. I didn't get into anything personal on the episode, instead a friend and I got drunk and conversed for 3 hours. After I took out most of the incoherent ramblings I still got a solid 100 minutes of SE podcast goodness. More talk about the state of me in extended.
Thursday, 20 September 2018
quote [ One 19-year-old patient spent six months with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome – formerly known as being in a vegetative state — after an accident caused a severe injury to his left temple.
Some of China’s best neurologists conducted four rounds of assessments on his potential for recovery and gave him seven out of 23 points on a coma recovery scale, a score which meant his family had a legal right to unplug his life support.
After going through his brain scans, however, the computer gave him more than 20 points, close to the full score. ]
Some positive news in the world of AI. I, for one, welcome our new robotic overlords and may they keep us in a vegetative, dream state to use as batteries to power themselves with forever and ever, amen.
Wednesday, 19 September 2018
quote [ But on Tuesday, we saw a rare moment of bipartisan and trans-industry harmony on copyright law, as the Senate unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act, a bill that creates a streamlined process for online services to license music and federalizes America's bizarre patchwork of state laws governing music recorded before 1972. ]
I registered with BMI this year and am listed as a songwriter for a song I co-wrote. Under current law, I believe no one can play it without permission until 2113. If I reach average lifespan I'll be dead by about 2061.
Wednesday, 5 September 2018
quote [ The latest legal move comes after Bobbitt last week filed a lawsuit against the couple, claiming the two used the GoFundMe account "to enjoy a lifestyle they could not afford." ]
Follow up to this post.
Really starting to sound like this couple committed fraud.
Thursday, 9 August 2018
SE Digest Update (and a new travel story to boot!)
quote [ Before I arrived in Japan, I had already set an assumption about how my experience would go. I was traveling solo, don't speak the language, am socially introverted, and I had chosen to stay the first week at an AirBnB private room in a small town outside Tokyo. I imagined most of my trip would be spent alone. ]
I CAN POST!!!
Finally! I felt like I was drowning not being able to interact with SE. You're my friends even if we've never met. I missed you.
I wanted to post this a while ago, but due to some weird glitch in the matrix, my ability to PM, comment, or post was causing a connection error using the Chrome browser. Installed Firefox and all seems well.
Please check out the extended for more info on the future of the SE Digest podcast and a new(ish) travel story I wrote.
Thursday, 19 July 2018
quote [ Had a little problem with opiates when I was a teenager. And by little I mean I overdosed on them. ]
[NOTE: This was recorded on July 14th, but due to connection error issues in Japan I could not post until today.]
The answer to life, the universe, and everything is not to be found in this episode. Instead, hear me share experiences of my first week in Japan, proffer thoughts on the culture, and tell of an unexpected romance that occurred. A bit of SE talk on drugs and nutrition, but mostly this is a ME ME ME episode. Thanks for listening.
Photos of my trip thus far in extended.
Wednesday, 4 July 2018
quote [ Konnichiwa and great fappin' morning, noon, or night to you, sensible human beings of the world! ]
A tad grumpy due to tiredness and another phone issue I discovered upon arriving in Japan today. Layovers suck. At least this airport has smoking rooms.
Saturday, 30 June 2018
quote [ Today it seems ridiculous that anyone would try to nuke the moon, but the political and cultural tensions of the 1950s made desperate plans seems sensible. In 1958, the Armour Research Foundation—the precursor to the Illinois Institute of Technology—developed a plan with guidance from the Air Force. ]
Was watching an episode of Mr. Show that had a silly sketch about NASA blowing up the moon. It got me thinking so I did a quick search and reaffirmed that truth is stranger than fiction.
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