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5-7 books to something something about me? Good Lord. Um...

Okay, "A Wrinkle in Time", that's like a free space.

Thaddeus Golas, "A Lazy Man's Guide To Enlightenment".

Robinson, "A Short, Sharp Shock".

Me, "All Reality" (

Ram Dass, "Be Here Now"

I don't know! Maybe Morick (ed) "Challenges to Empiricism".

Ooh how about Abbott's "Flatland"?

"Principia Discordia" of course.

Darn, that's eight already, and I haven't listed "The Wind in the Willows" yet, which should probably have been first.

And lots more!!

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Bachelor's degree in from Princeton, 1981, which makes me ?good at ?discussion?.

(for the US) , in that I think power should be more fairly distributed than it is now,.

Master's in from Pace, 1985ish; professional for like 40 years, mostly for and now for (all opinions strictly my own, of course, not theirs!), mostly on the side. and anything else really, they're just languages. :)

Greatly enjoy , and I've done a number of novels (working on the dozenth in 2022). Have also greatly enjoyed playing with .

I have no visual skills, but lately I've been producing thousands of images using and a few with other text-to-image tools. The future is wild!

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Project 2025 was from the Chris Rufo school of fascist communications, where you discuss your evil schemes out loud, confident the "normies" are not paying enough attention to notice.

But now it seems less politically engaged people are taking notice.

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If you're in #Boston and you want to help make this new cholera vaccine a reality, consider volunteering for this trial. You have to stay in the hospital for a week, but you aren't going to get sick; you can do basically anything you want (including e.g. working remotely) nearly the entire time you're there; and you'll be paid $1,700 for your participation. And you get to help change the world for the better! DM for details if interested.

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We ran out of bread, so I made two (smallish) loaves of bread, and now we have again!

2 cups warm water
2 tsp or 1 packet yeast
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vegetable oil
Add flour until muddy (2 C or so)
1/2 tsp salt
Stir 100 strokes, rise 45 minutes
Addmore flour until dough (3 C or so)
Knead, rise 45 minutes
Punch down
Form into 1 or 2 loaves
Put into oiled / PAMmed bread pan(s)
Let rest while oven preheats to 350°
Bake for 40-60 minutes, until done

Tada! I kneaded some cool butter into this one, for a little extra richness.

Dang, the majority of the is either corrupt, incompetent, or both.

That's a pity.

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😷Use precautions, #Covid infections are increasing across the US:

🚨"US CDC quietly changed its position on Covid yesterday. Now says it is a year-round threat and advises multi layered protection, including clean air."
-S Boots

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Winning a trifecta will ensure that Americans celebrate Independence Day🇺🇸next year.

Rep Morelle, top Dem on the HSE Admin CMTE: “This amendment will do what #SCOTUS failed to do -prioritize our #democracy” -to reverse SC s immunity decision.

He said #TFG “must be held accountable for his decisions. I urge my colleagues to support my amendment & stand with me on the front line to protect our democracy.”

The effort stands almost no chance of succeeding in this Congress.

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There is nothing that could possibly make me want to put my head in here more than this sign. #fossil #museum #reptile #crocodile

Bitcoin, USPOL 

Oh great ... I can just see web3isgoinggreat dot com in 2032: "US Gov't loses $1.7 trillion in spear-phishing attack on Bitcoin wallet."

Posted a little microfiction (nanofiction?), inspired by some recent "AI" discussion.


A thirty minute video on why Quantum Chromodynamics can't be explained in a thirty minute video. 😁 She is great, as ever.

It always surprises me when even a technical person says "Why am I getting an error trying to foo the bar?" rather than "Why might [exact command] fail with [exact message] when [exact context]?".

C'mon, be better!

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Democrats move to repeal anti-obscenity and anti-abortion act from 1873 | Abortion | The Guardian

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Sharing from @rachellense Bluesky post.

"I made this Pride flag using only NASA images and our team thought it would be cool to share on social (I work on the NASA heliophysics communications team), but it's getting all sorts of hate on the bird app and Fbook. Thought y'all might be more appreciative of it here. ☺️🏳️‍🌈💖"

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