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  1. Trump is disbanding the Jason group. He already knows all the answers science can give apparently.
  2. https://erlc.com/resource-library/statements/artificial-intelligence-an-evangelical-statement-of-principles Quite interesting, actually. Worth the read. SPOILER: As one might expect Article 6 declares no AI sexbots allowed.
  3. Did you know that Prep H once tried to negotiate with the Cash's for the rights to use that song in an ad?!!!! from Feb 2004: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/1454814/Cash-family-rejects-piles-of-cash.html
  4. Actually Wikileaks was Trump's explicit ( "WikiLeaks, I love WikiLeaks." ) hero during the election though it appears he himself as well as others have forgotten that small point.
  5. Can you imagine living in close proximity to Assange for 7 years?
  6. Using as evidence the factoid that Sweden and other coutries regulate the construction of low use forest, farm, and recreational roads which serve 4% of a country's traffic and scaling that to the Interstate, federal, and state highway systems in the US is more a bit of an inferential leap. In my opinion it would be nice if such legislation were put in in the US...especially w.r.t. access issues. Note the ownership groups in Sweden cannot prevent access unlike in the US. Not sure about the exact legislation in Canada but I do know that forest/hydro roads are always open though not always fully maintained.
  7. And here is a typical one as pictured on the Swedish EPA website http://www.swedishepa.se/Enjoying-nature/The-Right-of-Public-Access/This-is-allowed1/Private-roads/. The owners may ban motor vehicles but not access by foot, horse, cycle, etc. Further many do receive subsidies and these roads generally must allow general motor vehicle access. These roads handle about 4% of Sweden's traffic and about 50% are forest roads mainly opened for commercial purposes.The majority carry less than several score vehicles a day. I could note that my guess is that Newfoundland has around 50% "private" roads due to forestry, mining, and hydro. They are generally maintained well enough for off road trucks. It's not a real issue for most. My further guess is that Alberta would likely approximate Sweden given all the oil, mining, ranching, and forestry. Isolated statistical factoids presented without context very rarely are very revealing. Worse, they can be downright disinformational.
  8. Nut flour is different from whole nuts/nut chunks. That said, you're wrong in any case. Proof: If you don't like nuts/chunks try the various German and Austrian tortes using nut flours. Or these cookies.
  9. Hazelnut sandies beat pecan sandies all to hell. One recipe: https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/hazelnut-sandies-recipe/. I used 1/2 tsp allspice ground in mortar and 1 capful vanilla (from a different recipe) rather the suggested almond extract suggested in this recipe.
  10. Well a major theme was that it is good to learn for yourself. Not a popular concept in some of the more extreme corners of Xtianitity. As for Garrus, got a new harness probably ready for more.
  11. All night and this morning he has been climbing everything in the house. I Think I'm going to change his name to Jonathan Livingstone Cat. Or possibly Cat of La Mancha.
  12. Sorry. Better links??? (Cat still stupid.)
  13. Garrus escaped from his harness and decided to climb a tree... Took me, my daughter and the next-door neighbor about an hour to get him down as he was over 3 stories up. Cats are proof positive that what goes up doesn't really have to come down.
  14. I REALLY wanted to go to Woodstock after it started. Couldn't see how to get there in time. Greatest fail of my life.
  15. No...2 or 3 a year. Most of the others rise then fail. This one has grown yearly since 2007 until now it it held in the largest hotel venue on the island. The only way to expand further--which may be in the cards at some point--is to hold it in the Convention Centre. Stefan Kapičić was also around this year, but I'm not a Deadpool fan. There was a very interesting animator who gave some really interesting sessions though I am no artist. An artist friend of my daughter's gave me 3 very good drawings of Tali, Mordin Solus, and Liara (characters familiar to Mass Effect 3 players which happens to be one of the few computer games I really like).
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