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  1. 5 days ago on Working Daze

    Not to mention that Apple stuff all runs (some version of) Unix or Linux these days.

  2. 5 days ago on Doonesbury

    I was getting so many E.D. commercials on Pandora that I changed my profile to say I was in my 30s.

  3. 8 days ago on Doonesbury

    My brother told me he never prayed, until one moonless night scaling a cliff during Ranger training.

  4. 8 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    > …covfefe

    Thank you for taking us back to a more innocent time, when a President could cause an uproar by tweeting after midnight while falling asleep on the “throne”.

  5. 8 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    They are either doing the same with video, or working hard towards doing the same with video. Video is harder, since they need AI to “watch” it, then do facial recognition, then generate the data for the database saying who was where when. Later, they’ll probably figure out how to store what people were doing.

  6. 8 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    I think they’re just lying to get you to buy a subscription. If I had pearls, I’d be clutching them now: a company lying to get money! Who would imagine?

    And this is who people are trusting with their video.

  7. 8 days ago on Doonesbury

    And, BTW, the GPS satellites don’t triangulate your position; your GPS device (probably built into a phone) triangulates its own device. The satellites just broadcast what time it is. The phone figures out where you are by comparing the times and computing how far away each one is. It’s the only modern application using both Special Relativity and General Relativity.

  8. 8 days ago on Doonesbury

    …and GPS was a 100% military program, until fairly recently.

  9. 9 days ago on Pearls Before Swine

    There was an academic research paper that concluded that, IIRC, the 12 wealthiest families in Venice 500 years ago are still the 12 wealthiest families in Venice. The rich do get richer, unless they somehow screw something up royally. Historically, the wealthy are wealthy because they own (significant amounts of) real estate, and the less-well-off then pay them rent forever.

  10. 9 days ago on Luann

    Ah. I thought he used it to outfit the café. It’s stupid expensive to create a (legal) restaurant in a place where there wasn’t already one.