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    @clarkgoble I can't believe the claimed frequency of updates. I do most of my land buying and site planning with heavy use of Google satellite imagery and find it woefully late, years late, in reporting changes that I verify on foot.
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      @indigo @jeremycherfas The politics are decaying in UK and USA, the weather is going to hell nearly everywhere. But Canada dumped a corporation captive PM for Trudeau and may be the last habitable spot where some English is still spoken [www.google.com].
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        @mattgemmell had to click thru and see ad. I still have PTSD [post-technology stress disorder] from my years of converting Ada coded systems to Java. Like seeing the name rehabilitated.
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          @johngordon do you know if the behavior matches the brief spate of saying NO to everything in a more typical development, e.g. "terrible twos". I like to think we as a society [not speaking for affected parents] see development delayed as devlpmnt denied.
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            @johngordon we in the US may think we kicked the British out in 1779, but we ARE the British, right down to the corrupted democracy, confused voters and lapsing empire.
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              @johngordon way more questions than answers there. "productivity" is calculated from the measurable economy but several forces wring families out of the economy. Does "productivity" include selling your flatscreen on e-bay or your car on craigslist?
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                @johngordon now I worry whether I am or ever have been a "stupid". Have a link to Summers' essay?
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                  @johngordon I think an old worry is now bearing fruit: Creativity and pulling in ideas from barely related contexts [still difficult for AIs] will offer the job opportunities of the future but for far fewer of us. The social aspects of work will warp.
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                    @johngordon And if employment is being altered so radically, so must retirement change? That is where I am at these days.
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                      @johngordon in 80's we wondered why computerized paperwork had not yielded productivity gains. but now "...defence of technological change – that it creates more new jobs than it destroys – no longer holds water...."
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                        @joeo10 yeah, I worked ad DEC then and we had access to OS source...nothing like nowadays.
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                          @joeo10 back in 70s I glued a procedure on to my RSTS login that recognized a pattern but never allowed a repeat of previous strings that were used to log in...a MITM could bag the string but maybe not the pattern. It worked.
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                            @joeo10 which ideas do you think would work? Which critiques of current authentication were the most persuasive? There are ideas beside those listed.
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                              @johngordon and selenium is also at least over done. literature from supplement makers says it is important for forming superoxide dismutase...but other studies showed that over 200mg [a few Brazil nuts worth!] began to correlate with increased cancers.
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                                @johngordon got so annoyed at iTunes shooting holes in my library that I installed the Amazon MP3 app. Spent over 24 hours doing "delete download" in iTunes and re-downloading to fill in missing tracks. Doubt apple gives a damn.
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                                  @cgiffard in the US, such neglect is forced on people in low income brackets...and then the costs are socialized and all involved complain and swear the system must be fixed...but its already the result of fixes almost as bad as those proposed.
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                                    @feorlen visited Boulder for 5 years [jr. was in grad school] and never rented a car. RTD really work for that destination from DIA and then got around by bike. Denver not so small but yeah, skip the airport pick-up.
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                                      @johngordon the help pages for my credit card account gave me no help...I am faking the monthly alignment by consing up my own statements via date parameters in the "view recent transactions"...a total PITA. this is too simple.
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                                        so I could go by "1mhz" but, no. Present occupation involves replacing fossil fuels with ultra-clean biomass combustion, hence "prometheus".