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Unashamed space colonist & atomic energy enthusiast. Getting ourselves out of tight spots using technology is pretty much what we humans DO. Appeared in the 2012 documentary “Lunarcy!” & still occasionally get contacted by people who have seen it recently on CBC. Low-key supervillain, looking to build a better world that will be worth conquering. Not a typography nerd, but enjoy using LaTeX.

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Somebody had reversed the wires on the A & K terminals. Redrawing the circuit doesn’t satisfy me that this should make any difference, but with it corrected, the phone still rings, & now goes off-hook when the hookswitch is lifted ― at least with a jumper wire across C & F. I haven’t tried this with a real handset, as the connector is still busted. A grain-of-wheat incandescent with wire leads would have been better, but that bin isn’t accessible at this hour.

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aNONradio would like to welcome back @publius ' show "Hear Now The Words"!

"Hear Now The Words" with publius is a long-form spoken-word program, consisting mostly of publius' reading of classic science-fiction novels... and maybe more!

"Hear Now The Words" livestreams every Tuesday and Friday from 15:00 to 16:00 UTC (7-8AM PST).

Check out publius' DJ blog here:

Thank you publius! We are very happy to have you back!

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Some people take their anti-housing activism way too seriously.


Important anecdote from on Boulder, CO. Ppl living illegally in crowded homes didn't register to vote for fear of being caught. A local Dem Party organizer & anti-housing activist used voter reg data to report illegal households - disfranchising his own voters.


The romantic ideal of the Nation has long since outworn whatever value it once had. If we continue in the pretense that human nature is divided by arbitrary lines on maps, by mother tongue, or other such nonessentials, how can we face the challenge of the stars?

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@maiki So, I see you writing pretty frequently about something called “HUGO”. The Web site, unfortunately, seems a bit vague as far as what this thing does or can be used for. The description “a modern flatfile CMS that supports [various things I either am not interested in or don’t know about]” leaves me with no clear answer as to whether I can use it for what I want, which is to semi-automate the production of unstyled no-frills HTML pages, or whether there is some better tool. Any advice?

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Just a quick reminder :
Useful electric power was first generated from nuclear fission on 20 December 1951, at the Experimental Breeder Reactor №1, in Idaho, USA. This reactor also proved the possibility of converting the fertile materials (uranium-238 & thorium-232) into fissile materials (plutonium-239 & uranium-233) faster than the fissile is consumed, unlocking a truly immense fuel resource, orders of magnitude greater than all the fossil fuels taken together.

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Crap like what Logitech just pulled is why I don't have any "smart home" devices. I am not even particularly concerned about the hypothetical privacy issues, it's the guaranteed issues with designed obsolescence and dependence on a manufacturer's server farm somewhere, that will inevitably shut down. And features that can disappear without warning at any time.

@snowdusk OK, I think I have successfully updated the archive links on my show pages.

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Can you imagine how horrifying the song “Puff the Magic Dragon” would be to dragons? Here you are, enormously powerful, more or less immortal, but if you allow yourself to get involved with one of these humans, you suddenly find yourself at the mercy of the weak & ephemeral…

“Whereas [chapters] 1―83 are a guide to the actual court ceremonial of the 10th century, 84―95 are of purely antiquarian interest.”

So, Elon says nobody ever changed the world on 40 hours a week? Well, he’s supposed to be the big innovator. Time to get into that space & disrupt something!

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