hair removal, robots
Why *don't* we have delta robots for electrolysis?
All the components exist individually, so you should be able to clamp down several square inches of skin to keep them from moving, have an operator okay each detected follicle, and let the robot do its thing, several at a time.
Would still take a few minutes per area, but that's loads faster than anything else.
(Sure, "let a robot stick electrified needles in me" is a high bar, but that much moreso than a human?)
I have been reliably informed that my map does indeed not contain *every* library in the appropriate regions, or even all the public ones. This complicates matters. 🤔
🎉 Inform 7 will be open-sourced* some time in 2019: http://emshort.com/narrascope/talk.html . Yay!
*: Artistic License 2.0 with Bison-style grant to clarify that compiled IF isn't under the same license.
phone calls, question
What do other people do for phone calls with people they don't know (generally businesses in my case)?
I mock up a script and little blanks to fill in with any questions I have in a text file, but I just realized that this is probably unusual, so now I'm curious about what other folks do.
subtooting nobody here, vague complain, cops-adj
Sorry, literal Facebook-employee straight cis bro with a history of being dismissive of marginalized people's concerns. You probably shouldn't wade into a discussion among queer folks about why they might not want to involve cops in something by leading off with how they're all wrong.
uspol, long, + / pos, mentions bad things, possibly controversial
I like living in the United States of America, and I support the USA.
I do not support literally everything done in the name of the country, nor do I think anyone does. Holding children in concentration camps is clearly wrong; systemic discrimination against various groups is also obviously bad. But I don't feel that the best way to fix them is to abandon the country because some jerks are doing bad things on its behalf.
Stonewall was a riot. But Stonewall happened here.
The March on Washington was a protest. But the March happened here.
The move to ban slavery caused a literal civil war. But it happened here.
We did those things. And we are better for them.
Is everything excellent? No.
Have we started wars? Yes.
Have we oppressed large populations? Yes.
Have we failed to make reparations for that oppression? Yes.
Even so, do I think things are *better than they were*? Yes.
Do I think we have a long way to go? Yes.
Do I think we can continue to make things better? Yes.
If you think that we can't improve, then that's on you.
I think we can.
I think it'll take work.
And I support people in their efforts to do so.
Happy 4th of July.
mh (not mine, nonnegative, long ago)
Every now and then, I think back to when a friendly coworker said she was thinking about going into therapy after she graduated. I thought she meant as a profession, and she seemed like she'd be good at it, so my response was "Ah, yeah, that makes sense.".
I didn't realize what she meant ("... as a patient") until much later. I still wince when I think about it.
subtoot of various people over the years, about me
Other people, to friends / public: "I like lots of people and [probably | maybe] even you!"
Me: "Yeah, but you don't mean *me*, I'm sure."
Them: "Every. One. Of. You."
Me: "But still, surely not me."
(I still think I'm right. It appears I need explicit indications on this subject.)
🎉 The Unicode Standard, Version 12.0 is finally available in printed form!
> It's hard to know what the joke is!
> Why is top-boosting bad?
black mirror s05 cws, marginally spoilery
From memory, may miss a few, but hopefully nothing major. Deliberately not necessarily in chronological order in the episode to avoid being too spoilery.
e01 / Striking Vipers: infidelity, minor animated violence, very minor blood
e02 / Smithereens: sui, drunk driver, ~minor blood, guns, kidnapping
e03 / Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too: family manipulation + abuse, some psych horror, kidnapping, drugs, possible sui ideation, ambiguous mouse + human death
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