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duerig
    @jacobrealo Of course, this drives home why these kinds of 'emergency laws' are almost always a bad idea. Even if action taken now is completely valid under AUMF, that would only mean that AUMF was overly broad to begin with.
    duerig
      @jacobrealo It would be kinda like using the WW2 authorization for war as a reason to drive tanks into a skinhead rally or somesuch. Crazy.
      duerig
        @jacobrealo I agree. It isn't useful to classify every 'bad' person as somehow the same and all working together. And it is bad legal precedent to try to extend laws from a decade and a half ago to act against people who had nothing to do with the event.
        duerig
          @jacobrealo You have forgotten how the changing-standard-of-evil works. Any emergency measure with MUST BE PASSED NOW OR WE ARE DOOMED will eventually become a routine tool for investigating shoplifting cases.
          duerig
            BTW, if anyone knows the proper way to wire up a ULN2003A for powering LEDs or lasers, let me know. It has driven me mad and I can't tell whether it is defective or my mental model is just wrong.
            duerig
              @eyes Who could ask for more? :-) @thedoctor
              duerig
                @thedoctor @pamdavis Since I can't see new chats in the interface, I will just leave it on in the background and listen. I've got to debug a problem with systemd anyhow.
                duerig
                  @hybotics Great news! I hope this is a more permanent situation for you! With luck, you can stop stressing about housing soon and go back to creating a massive robot army. :-)
                  duerig
                    @jessicadennis When we are away for even a few days, our cat comes and aggressively sits on our lap insisting on a petting. And she meows in distress and purrs at the same time, letting us know that we were bad and had better not stop.
                    duerig
                      @indigo Hmm. I had assumed that you were taking photos of dewdrops. Was this rain instead? It seems like an awful lot of water to be dew.
                      duerig
                        @indigo I hadn't even seen this one. It looks like some elaborate scifi board game they would play on the starship Enterprise.
                        duerig
                          @indigo Totally worth it, though! The dewdrops on this petal and on the flower before are just amazing.
                          duerig
                            @lasar Haha. There was a comedy bit I heard a while back where the comic mentioned rotary phones 'And we used to hate people with a 0 in their telephone numbers...' @blumenkraft