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I think of Scott Manley and Danny2462 as the shoulder angel and shoulder devil of the KSP community.
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I'm reading Kael "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe", which I haven't read in probably a quarter century, and it is such a different experience now. I mean, I was prepared for the whole Aslan = Jesus thing, but it was still quite a surprise to hear Lewis's Trilemma in a children's book. And yes, it's the same Lewis.

Allegorical borrowing from one of the foundational texts of Western civilization is one thing, but allegorical borrowing from your own apologetic writing, and putting it in the mouth of a character whose name means "church"? I know you can do better than this, C.S. Please see me after class.
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Anyone know of a good counterargument to this? It sure seems plausible to me.
Five years ago this week, Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law, and we’ve been debating it ever since. Like many Americans, I oppose Obamacare, and I think we ought to repeal it and replace it. Over the past few months, however, I’ve come to the conclusion that...
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+Dustin Barnard​ That's... astonishing. #til
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Juniper recently sat through "Ghostbusters" with no trouble (not my idea, I was traumatized by that movie as a child), but she's terrified by this and refuses to be in the same room with it.
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+sha11235​ Yeah, it's not completely out of left field, but I find the incongruity amusing.
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"How can we fight online shaming campaigns?" http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=2221

In retrospect, Amanda Marcotte and her ilk seem to have succeeded in derailing a discussion of Scott Aaronson's privilege-blindness into a discussion of the cruelty of internet feminists. I would find the irony easier to savor if they weren't doing this under the banner of a cause I support. I am forcefully reminded of this post about the perils of the total-war approach to social justice: http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/06/14/living-by-the-sword/
Longtime friend and colleague Boaz Barak sent me a fascinating New York Times Magazine article that profiles people who lost their jobs or otherwise had their lives ruined, because of a single remark that then got amplified a trillionfold in importance by social media. (The author, Jon Ronson, ...
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Modern physics in a nutshell.
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Darwin Award, invertebrate edition: I just watched a spider rappel down from the ceiling directly onto my cat's upturned face.
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Actually, she's extremely good-natured and not too swift, so it got away.
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Awesome. I just bought the game this week. My daughter already knows what apoapsis is. =)
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HOW CAN SHE HAVE SO MANY SOCKS AND YET NONE OF THEM MATCH?!
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I was going to say the exact same thing, Francis. Apparently we all need to get together for some mix-and-match. 
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I still can't really believe I pulled off this landing (from orbit).

I did have help from the "Trajectories" mod, but still...
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That ship looks like it should flip over.....you must control it well with that off center center of thrust.
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Um, no. Maybe you mean "slower"? Or "more full of pointless security screenings"?

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At least they have fabulous accents.
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When you put it like that, it sounds so simple...

And yes, that is the entirety of +Hewlett-Packard​'s documentation on the subject.
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I found something that has at least 70 pages, because that's where the part describing how to disassemble the printer in order to clear out such a jam begins. It's only supposed to take like an hour or so...
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