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He got caught in a time distortion and wound up on Earth in the early 21st Century. He was able to survive by becoming a construction contractor in Star's Hollow Connecticut.

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Regardless of how "civilized" humans are, borders are just lines on sheets of paper. The real border is where you can place your feet by use (or threat) of violence. The law between nations is the law of the jungle.

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"They love and share, and share and love and share. Love love love, share share share. The Itchy & Scratchy Show!"

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I told my friend about all my problems, and he said, "Cheer up! Things could be worse!"
So, I cheered up, and sure enough, things got worse.

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Get off his back, he's a divorcee with 3 jobs, just trying to make ends meet!
/s

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Agreed. #1 advice from anyone is "invest in real estate because it's the only thing they're not making any more of." So even if a huge corporation owns nothing and just rents every inch of office space, most likely their investment strategy includes commercial real estate.

Anecdotally, I happen to know of some people who threw a ton of money into local commercial buildings pre-pandemic, because that was the way the investor-class herd was going. These are people that I consider very wealthy, but are small potatoes compared to most of these big corporate CEO types. Now that they own all these buildings, they're squawking because they can't rent them.

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I have an FSA card (essentially a pre-paid credit card for paying medical expenses). Only medical expenses, though. Band-aids? Prescriptions? Doctor office co-pay? All fine. Buy a candy bar or a carton of milk at the pharmacy? Nope. And if it's audited I have to be ready to provide proof that EVERY PENNY that left that account was used for medical expenses.

If I have that burden with my limited resources, I'm sure the poor widdle ISPs can scrape together some kind of BS explanation for where all that money goes.

Vulcan annular warp drive is an application of Cochrane's warp drive design and wasn't in use prior to his warp flight

This hypothesis is predicated on the fact that the explicit intent behind Zefram Cochrane, whether or not this has been successfully communicated on screen, is that he is the inventor of warp drive as we commonly know it in Star Trek, and that prior to his invention, the existing warp-capable galactic powers were utilizing some...

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Interesting. I remember questioning the Apollo class when they showed up on Unification, mostly because (at the time) they looked so much like TNG-era Romulan warbirds that I wondered why someone would think they were Vulcan. And prior to First Contact, we hadn't seen a Vulcan ship in canon (that I can recall). It makes more sense though if they developed annular (or annular+nacelle) designs.

California judge charged with killing wife had 47 guns, 26,000 rounds of ammunition: Court documents (abcnews.go.com)

A California Superior Court judge arrested last week has now been charged with killing his wife in front of their adult son at their home. Court filings reveal the judge had over 47 weapons and 26,000 rounds of ammunition in his home.

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guesstimates the number of people between CA and my house
Whew! I think I'm safe

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If money is your god, then no-one else can be.

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Another few months and we'll have beaten it for 2024 too!

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I'm with you OP. All of this controversy the last couple of months not only sent me to decentralized social media, but finally made me pull the trigger on FOSS hosting projects. Currently working on selfhosted cloud storage for photos and documents. I already have my phone's camera backing up to a RaspberryPi server in my living room, instead of to Google Photos.

The end goal is to decouple as completely as I can from Google - and the spider's web of interconnected and interdependent online services - to something that I own (or at least have a measure of control over).

The downside is that it's been a long time since I was in the server game. The learning curve is more like a vertical cliff face.

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One thing Disney is known for is relentless legal pursuit of IP theft. Oh, and cartoon movies. Sometimes they do that too.

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Tuskens finally take revenge for Anakin's attack, Ben sees his opportunity and blames it on Stormtroopers, Luke wipes out the Empire based on a false flag.

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@neuraltimes
I think your newsletter needs an RSS feed.

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It takes a single click, and then you never see it again. Why deny the utility of something to everyone just because you're personally offended by one user or community? There are plenty of safe places online that have carefully curated content if you wish for centralized control. The whole point of federation is that one person or clique does not make wholesale decisions for everyone on the platform. I'm not certain why you'd even be on the fediverse if what you want is a walled garden.

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"Oh? There's no way that the audience will believe that, the jacked, 6-ft-5 guy with the shaved head and dark tan is Rupert, a junior accountant with a troubled small firm? Fine, put some glasses on him and make him drop a folder full of papers during Scene 1."

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Withings Scanwatch is cross-platform. No need for a branded device to use it, does all the usual tracking stuff plus afib detection. One of the reasons I chose it was that it looks like a watch and not a toy. Also, depending on how you use it, it can go for days between charges. Most of the similar "brand locked" devices seem to only go 1 or 2 days max.

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I can't say I agree with the potty talk, but the man makes some good points, I tell you hwaht.

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The original idea for Youtube was "make your own tv shows" so it wasn't really intended for highbrow entertainment, infotainment, etc. Then they started promoting videos that were longer format, so the "watch my sister go splat trying to jump in the pool" videos got replaced by how-tos, unboxing, and explainers. Then tiktok came along and Youtube is trying to turn itself into "watch my sister go splat in 60 seconds or less."

It's sad that with the concentration of developers and creatives at their disposal -- not to mention the financial resources -- they can't innovate something beyond tiktok. Instead of tagging along after a trend and wind up looking like an old geezer dressing up like a 16 year old.

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The uncertainties of existence make people seek out an authority to provide safety. Unfortunately, that authority needs to make difficult decisions without the normal emotional fallout that would cause most people psychological harm, so the ones most suited for it are sociopaths. Sociopathy (a tendency toward lack of empathy, including -- in some cases -- even the desire to cause others psychological or physical pain) is an aberration. Perhaps it's even a disability in the sense that persons are not "neurotypical" and therefore require special consideration. Unfortunately, the culture greatly rewards sociopathic behavior, so not only do they gravitate towards positions of power, they are sometimes propelled toward them.

So, in short, you're right.

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