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by farmer
March 21st, 2020, 8:53 am
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Topic: Book Club
Replies: 10
Views: 1487

Re: Book Club

I can imagine it set in The Simpson's universe, with Homer Simpson replacing Bogart as as Marlow. It is in the Simpson's universe. That's what made the book worth writing. It's like if Moe Szyslak and Barney Gumble were gay, and they framed Ralph Wiggum for murder. It's like if Mr. Burns were unemp...
by farmer
March 19th, 2020, 4:44 pm
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Topic: Book Club
Replies: 10
Views: 1487

Re: Book Club

Only read a few chapters. Not easy on a screen. But very enjoyable so far. A sort of primitive noir. (Meant in a good way.) It's a murder mystery, along the lines of "The Big Sleep." But with actual physical evidence from a real event. From section III page 63: Smolarek said she "perceived" that bl...
by farmer
March 11th, 2020, 11:28 pm
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Topic: the great american novel
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

Re: the great american novel

Painful? I am watching a man in a gratuitous shirt play steel drums at the Parrot Island lounge, I feel no pain whatsoever.

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by farmer
March 11th, 2020, 11:02 pm
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Topic: coronavirus kill rate
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Re: coronavirus kill rate

I contemplated whether a killoff of old people in countries where people smoke a lot (or don't control pollution) could actually help the stock market. My conclusion is the cost would far outweigh the benefit. It is devastating to have people die, at any age or financial condition, in any political ...
by farmer
March 11th, 2020, 10:55 pm
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Topic: coronavirus kill rate
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Re: coronavirus kill rate

I see this thread has a lot of views. I don't know if that is just random Internet garbage. On the small chance people are actually curious to know what to make of this crisis, here is something. It is a somewhat overblown panic. Rush Limbaugh's instincts on this are good beyond what you or I can un...
by farmer
March 11th, 2020, 10:24 pm
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Topic: coronavirus kill rate
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Re: coronavirus kill rate

One of the funner parts of coronavirus was when my heart stopped while I was driving from coughing after taking too much albuterol. I woke up and saw I had crashed through the fence of the largest cattle rancher in Florida. A Mexican ranch hand pulled off to ask me if I passed out. I did not know wh...
by farmer
March 11th, 2020, 10:00 pm
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Topic: the great american novel
Replies: 3
Views: 1006

the great american novel

I tried to take a shot at writing "The Great American Novel." Traditionally, this is a novel which uniquely captures the American experience, as contrasted against the British or European experience. I updated the concept by trying to capture the Florida experience. Unfortunately, I believe I failed...
by farmer
March 11th, 2020, 9:52 pm
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Topic: coronavirus kill rate
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

Re: coronavirus kill rate

I assume I had the slow/mild subtype. They never would have thought to test me for coronavirus. But they wanted to test me for THC, even though I said I didn't vape or smoke weed. Because a lot of people don't tell the hospital if they vape THC. People come into the hospital with congested lungs. Th...
by farmer
March 11th, 2020, 1:29 am
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Topic: the dark matter of politics
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Views: 1300

the dark matter of politics

I have long observed that nihilists play a significant role in democratic elections. Here is an example. Suppose you point out to supporters of Bernie Sanders for US President, that his policies would result in poverty and correlated suffering and death. Without admitting to it, many of his supporte...
by farmer
March 11th, 2020, 1:15 am
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Topic: coronavirus kill rate
Replies: 7
Views: 1174

coronavirus kill rate

I got the novel coronavirus back in January. It is totally a lung infection. It's mortality is totally dependent on how irritated, unhealthy, or inflamed your lungs already are. For that reason, because of the low smoking rate in the USA, and the clean indoor air, I estimate kill rate in the USA to ...
by farmer
October 4th, 2019, 11:35 pm
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Topic: Robot Kills Alligator
Replies: 1
Views: 2038

Robot Kills Alligator

by farmer
January 2nd, 2019, 1:09 pm
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Topic: where did this bullet come from?
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Views: 342

where did this bullet come from?

Someone found a bullet, I am trying to figure out where it came from. There is like a cylindrical dent repeated all over it. Like it bounced off many identical things. http://confederaterobot.com/repeatedgrooves.png This could be from the inside of a Savage Range Systems high-capacity bullet catcher...
by farmer
November 16th, 2018, 12:30 pm
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Topic: hog hunting
Replies: 2
Views: 321

hog hunting

by farmer
August 25th, 2018, 12:16 pm
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Topic: AR-10 Assault Robot
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Views: 327

AR-10 Assault Robot

I have to rethink the posture before I can put a reaching tool on there. So I just put an AR-10 which maintains an effectively constant center of gravity with a greater than 1000-foot reach
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by farmer
July 3rd, 2018, 1:12 am
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Topic: funny robot videos
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: funny robot videos

Grade 8 bolts and got them all...
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