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[Science] speeding up computation & the future

Not just Moore's Law - improved algorithmic approach helps make critical calculations much much faster, bringing their practical use closer. 

[Health] Are all births traumatic?

As usual, these are birth anecdotes, not statistics, so the percent they represent is hard to say, nor does it address things like sheer numbers, costs, etc. But still worth considering, keeping in mind AA's note about the number of medical mistakes annually (my wife's was very good, but it was overseas and we got to pick the country!). Also, read the comments.

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/ellenoconnellwhittet/mothers-birth-...

Billy Crystal bombs/kills it

Billy steps in comedy "minefield"

https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_60955a3fe4b0aead1b832cd9

Billy kills it with Tiffany Haddish in Alzheimer's/real life Ethiopian Jewish romcom (opened today)

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/billy-crystal-tiffany-haddish-talk-1...

How perfect is the juxtaposition of extreme multiculturalism slamming into intolerant judgmental "woke" expectations.

Eat yer meat: Limerick for Mr. Smith

NFT Art crash already?

Berkeley Telegraph: Hippie & Redneck Conversion

All those drugs ran over whatever great ideas they had.

And yet what's running over the ideas of the rest of America?

It's one thing to blame lunatic fringe theory on acid and lures - another when it's just listening to talk radio.

Where have all the flowers gone?

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/07/the-death-of-t...

Truman's Campaign of Truth

Beginnings of Voice of America and challenging disinfo

(is this culture? or just old politics? certainly marked a "sea change" in radio)

https://www.coldwarradiomuseum.com/campaign-of-truth-at-voice-of-america...

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Born in swaddling clothes (designer, of course) at the confluence of big waters, my first recorded words were "Dad, can I have the keys to the car?" Raised a Southern Pedestrian, my musical talents were recognized at an early age, leading to my being exiled to the shed out back with a stack of books that became my eddykayshun - advanced readin', writin' & ritmytick, creating a major quandary of "what will I do, oh what will I do?" (Gunslinger) As an old black man advised in song, "You Gotta Move", so move I did, traveling the byways sideways even a lot of driveways, picking up sticks and psychological tics, even movin' to Beverlee through a quaint misunderstanding of the seriousness of TV series, until finally I blew up so big the carry nation incarnation tarnation couldn't hold me no more, so I fixed my sights on yonder sitar, and like Queequeg and Paul Bowles and one of those abducted kids by the Pied Piper of Hamelin, I ventured forth to the larger world, pickin' and grinnin', doin' me some reckonin' and naughts from naughts, occasionally rightin', building me some buildings and wiring and just trying to understand the babble comin' out of people's mouths and heads, I finally ended up in what Rummy quaintly calls "New Europe", which ain't so new from what I sees, but that pit in my stomach from lack-of-moving-sickness finally disappeared, and instead I sit behind a whopping big desk stacked with missives from all the chiefs with big whampum around the world telling me "what's going on". Which seems like a load of boolshit to me, but I guess that's what keeps me busy and entertained now, separatin' the weeds from the chapstick. So my name is Perry Keys, or Peracles to you, and since my mammy always said, "say please and thank you", I added the please, but I'm holdin' back on that thankee until I feel you've earned it. But do welcome, and I hope we's a gonna have a real good time. It all starts with, "I wuz born a poor young white chile livin' in the South..." and we cycle through again, like Nietzsche and his infernal regurgence. So enjoy, and let's spin a spell...

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