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AAAAH.  CMU's once-a-year Carnival is happening now.  They have funnel cake.  Do I declare this a "day off the diet" day, or stay strong?
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So, one bizarre thing the Apple Watch could enable is... does anyone besides me remember the Sony PocketStation?

It was basically a memory card for a PlayStation that had a display and buttons on it. A compatible PlayStation game could, alongside its save data, write mini-applications to it, that integrated with the PSX game in some way. Like, "Final Fantasy 8" had a "Chocobo World" game you could play on-the-go, and doing so would level up a summon spell in the main game.

(I am one of the crazy people who imported a PocketStation from Japan to use with my PlayStation. I still have it somewhere.)

Anyhow, the Apple Watch could run PocketStation games alongside iOS ports of the original PSX games. That wouldn't actually be completely stupid (though buying an Apple Watch just for that reason would be).
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I think this is the first year I'm glad that I ignore the Hugo awards, rather than just indifferent about it.
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Good heavens.  I just realized I've been manually processing Apache http logs FOR TWENTY YEARS NOW.
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If I did exactly the same thing every time, I would.  But there's no "DWIM" exploratory data analysis script that I'm aware of.  (I think it would require cracking "hard AI".)
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So, to me, the most exciting thing about Apple putting out a laptop with literally no connectors except for "headphones" and "USB type C" is that it would seem to indicate there's no reason not to do the same thing for the iPhone/iPad.
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Well, on the laptop, they just did.
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Right, right, today is another one of the days when I like to engage in triskadekaphagia.
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Proof that our house just doesn't care about live TV anymore: last night, we recorded "Game of Thrones" to the DVR, and watched a few "Daredevil" episodes instead.  (We'll get to GoT some time this week.  Probably.)
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During natural disasters, yes.  I personally do find live weather reports more useful than TiVoed ones.

Apparently, at other times, some type of sportsball enthusiast also thinks so.
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Vampire queens dig pimpernels. It is known.
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"Whoah! You hate wood too? Yeah, crush that wood! Wood's the worst!"
-- Star Butterfly
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Hey, know what?  Good whisky is good.
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In "Google likes to turn things off" news...
Google's own projects are starting to use GitHub instead.
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