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"Lava 1" by lord_yo, used under CC BY / cropped

The city's central computer told you?! R2D2, you know better than to trust a strange computer!

C3P0

When I teach math to students who want to use calculators or argue with people who like voting by touchscreen, I always find myself trying to explain why you should be careful trusting machines too…

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28 Nov

Decadence

short

Dove Promises

This morning I ate a piece of Dove Promises candy that I''d received as a gift. I noticed that there was a message printed in the foil wrapper. Was the message "You will find happiness with a new love" or "Your lucky numbers are 5 9 17 18 24 46"? No, it said

Get your feet massaged.

Do I really ne…

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Num me vexo?

Alfred Novus Homo

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People who don't know anything tend to make up fake rules, the real rules being considerably more diffiucult to learn.

Aaron Sorkin

Caveat Lector

I have gleaned these rules through decades of trial and error. Since it is considered “impolite” to ask about directly, I can only guess at these rule…

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Today I saw The Fog of War (or as its author insists on calling it, the fog of war). Whenever I see or read things like it, I'm reminded of a view of the world revealed to me by S. H., loan officer at L. Toyota. He revealed his philosophy to me in parable:

Remember last week when that lady tried to…

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