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September 23, 2016

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Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

Meanwhile, in celebrity news....

R. Sherman

Re: The F-16 Autopilot, I recall my dad, who was employed in the military industrial complex from shortly after WWII through the mid-70s, worked on various problems dealing with autonomous solutions to pilot incapacitation or inability to execute maneuvers because of pilot reaction time delays. These included sensor determination of whether aircraft survival/evasive action was possible in the face of attack and if so, executing the appropriate maneuver or if not, firing the primary weapon. One can guess what type of weapon we're talking about.

What's amazing is that most of today's "cutting edge" technology was being contemplated probably decades ago and is only seeing implementation now. It's sobering to think about what the engineers a Boeing or Lockheed are dreaming about today that only our grandchildren will know about.

sH2

Which one vapes?

https://whichonevap.es/

David

Question.

Related.

John D

Dolly does it double tempo.

Brilliant. :-)

Anna

I want one.

David

I want one.

Have you been stalking Ryan Reynolds again?

Anna

Have you been stalking Ryan Reynolds again?

He's my wife now.

Jen

This.

https://twitter.com/xeroxeroxero/status/779211275494690816

Sam

Dolly does it double tempo.

Skillz.

David

Skillz.

And hair. So much hair.

Darleen

David

re the Glenn Reynolds tweet ... highly ironic that Patterico is claiming Glenn's intent was clear (which I agree with) when he was all "we must watch our words" during the Limbaugh "I hope he fails" kerfuffle.

And Glenn gave in and apologized on USAToday ... which has only lead to his university launching an investigation. (of all people, Glenn should know he was being caught in Alinsky rule #12 and stopped playing by their rules)

NEVER apologize because people in bad faith are loudly offended by your words.

David

which has only lead to his university launching an investigation.

We live in an age of bureaucratic tweet investigation. There’s a thing to ponder. Given the immediate context, Glenn’s meaning should be obvious. I’m assuming, of course, that we haven’t yet reached a stage of degeneracy in which, when faced with rioting racist thugs encircling occupied cars and hurling bricks through their windscreens and trying to burn alive unconscious white people, one is expected to simply cower in terror and hope that the savages will stop short of murder.

R. Sherman

Reynolds was simply echoing the advice of every security in the universe, all of whom advise to keep moving when one's vehicle is surrounded by a menacing crowd. Would any politician's security detail do something other than "Run them over?"

R. Sherman

Should be "every security professional in the universe..."

Darleen

one is expected to simply cower in terror and hope the savages will stop short of murder.

Yes, you are expected to shelter-in-place and to say one is not obligated to become the next Reginald Denny is triggering.

The darkies are too emotional and can't be expected to behave themselves like civilized people. Collateral damage is the price we must pay for white privilege.

[+]

This.

https://twitter.com/airavatvolvo/status/779134524206620672

David

to say one is not obligated to become the next Reginald Denny is triggering.

Instead, you and your family should sit there and wait to be beaten insensible, and possibly set on fire. For “social justice.”

Darleen

TrigglyPuff 2.0

David

TrigglyPuff 2.0

Ah, our intellectual cream.

R. Sherman

TrigglyPuff 2.0

N.B. it's the University of Kansas at Lawrence.

Joan

to say one is not obligated to become the next Reginald Denny is triggering.

And racist....

https://twitter.com/LiteralSalt/status/779016884352155648

Gregoryno6

A man, A Muslim, and a T-shirt.
http://www.news.com.au/national/western-australia/man-who-filmed-exchange-between-woman-and-hanson-supporter-banned-from-facebook/news-story/317430d4356e62fbce5607c9b4f822f3

David

TrigglyPuff 2.0

There’s some background on the, um, exchange and its participants here. And for those who can endure it without feeling an urge to self-harm, there’s a longer, half-hour video here.

Fen Tiger

In the matter of being dragged from one's car by a mob, this may be relevant.

Barb the Evil Genius

Any kid who has watched the Guardians of the Galaxy movie will know what that coffee table is. As a matter fact, the makers of those tables seem to referencing Guardians of the Galaxy with the tape labeling.

AnotherFred

Stop teasing!: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/twitter-trolls-time-academics-fight-back

R. Sherman

From "AnotherFred's" link:

In my research, I draw on lived experience and place my personal narrative at the forefront. In short, I write about myself.(Emphasis supplied)

Life imitates The Onion.

Hal

Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?

Large battles can be lost on small fields. One of the reasons so many fashionable New York critics didn't like "Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?," I'm convinced, is that the title is so hard to fit into an opening paragraph.

Because the movie is basically about what a shallow, womanizing cad Merkin becomes; how he really cares for no one except himself; and how, he, in fact, disavows the existence of God and his need for no one but himself (in a song, of course - this is Anthony Newley we're talking about).

Little Merkin begins as a Vaudeville-driven child, only to have the devilish Eddie Filth (Milton Berle, initially seen in horns and furry Pan legs) teaching him the joys of sex, until he has a line of willing-women queued up at his bed. Merkin eventually encounters Polyester Poontang (Joan Collins, who was not only Newley's wife at the time, but didn't yet look like a Madame Tussaud's exhibit), who seduces him during an ill-conceived, Zodiac-inspired musical number.

Nikw211

A Tweet for our Times (seen on Christopher Snowdon's Twitter)

AC1

https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/overlay=temp/orthographic=5.99,43.04,1720

frank black

Homer's Odyssey interactive map
http://www.openculture.com/2013/12/odysseus-journey.html

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