I like keeping my nexus window open to pop back and forth, even while I'm doing other things (or listening to music). But the ding won't stop even at lowest level.Please make it (optionally) go awayContinue
This is not a big deal,just a fun thing.I'm thinking of it as rather funny, but I am intrigued by what it tells us about Amazon's algorithms. The suggestion of books to buy is supposedly driven…Continue
"While there may be something nefarious afoot here in the timing of the story, I have absolutely zero respect for Sharpton and am not likely to lose any sleep over it. He's an opportunist who games the news, and games other peoples'…"
"In the right context, gut feelings are useful. They're based on subconscious pattern matching with experience tweaking weights of the inputs. When a skilled machinist or woodworker practices their craft, of course they are using logic, but they…"
"Gut feelings are over rated by the religious and new age crowd, and under rated some people obsessed with the concept that humans should (or even can) be purely rational.
The truth is what we call 'gut feelings' is the mix of our very…"
"The problem with the book of Jonah is that people take it seriously. It should be viewed as humor, Jonah is the bronze age Henny Youngman... never gets any respect.
Tries to run away, gets dumped in the ocean, eaten by a fish, vomited out ... laugh,…"
"Interestingly, I think that an element of doubt is at the core of finding truth. Some years ago the edge question (www.edge.org) was "what do you believe is true that you cannot prove?"
Even scientists may believe things that turn out to…"
"Music can have interesting side effects. I was a cloistered young JW in the early 60s when I encountered some Leonard Cohen. Something about his mystical erotic approach caused me to suddenly step outside my Biblical tunnel vision.
There is such a…"
"Evolution itself requires death.
Painful in some ways, but all our history, our makeup as a species and as life itself has arisen out of conflict and death.
In a way I can see the appeal of your wish, but it also is very similar the typical…"
"That makes perfect sense because animals NEVER senselessly harm one another, damage their environment, or try to get their own advantage. All animals care deeply about the feelings of all other animals .....
"I see where you are going here, I think. To understand your opponents, you need to understand their perspective even if you strongly disagree. And many times positions are not all black and white, even though people on each side of the fence try to…"
"I agree with you. It gets tiresome to encounter these rants against some strawman 'libertarian' (greed selfish, yada yada) which is why I avoid these discussions. I spent my early life as a true believing lefty, but gradually become…"
"These two words get tossed around quite a bit, but I think they really have two different flavors. It is an oversimplification to say that an agnostic isn't sure and an atheist is (though those cases can exist)
Atheist is believing there is no…"
"I one who thinks FAR to much was made of this by A&E.
Seriously, all they had to do was say his offensive remarks did not represent the stations. Sheesh is it that hard?
Sure he's a jerk, but lots of people have wrong opinions. Lots…"
Nice looking dog you have! "Securing" a dog is a concern. Previous dogs have stayed outdoors ALL the time, never running away . But I live out in the country. Free roaming is my preference, but the H.S. doesn't like to hear that. I'm losing sleep trying to come up with an alternative.
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