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Comment Re:As Wallace Matson said: (Score 1) 1007

I happen to think that we can know the truth about some things easier than we can about others. You can't have a "round" square for instance, or there is a huge planet orbiting our sun at roughly 4.9 AU. I live with the notion that for the most part my senses don't lie to me, and they show reality as is... and where they do (as in extreme situations of relativity or quantum dynamics) I can build instruments that are better than me at seeing reality, but which my brain is capable of understanding. Reality is real. I am an atheist, and my ex is not, my kids will make up their own mind regardless of what I say, but I take opportunities to express my point of view (with as much respect as I can muster, and sometimes it's really tough, as when she expresses creationist views!). I cannot let superstition win by default. I also encourage them to think for themselves, so far it's worked, and they can tell BS when they see it or hear it.

Comment Grasshopper Salsa (Score 1) 626

I have in my fridge a container of grasshopper salsa that is The Yum. From Diane Kennedy's Oaxaca book. It's not the only insect recipe there either. Ant grubs (Escamoles in Mexico) are delicious (to those that can afford them!)... and don't get me started on how good agave worm tacos (Gusanos de Maguey) are!

Comment Re:Paleo diet (Score 2) 130

OK... My bad, you guys are right, this guy was neolithic, not paleolithic, I'm sorry. Yup, you heard it right, someone on the internet admitting they were wrong, and apologizing for it!

Comment Typematrix keyboard (Score 1) 591

I want to be replace the laptop's keyboard with something that looks like my typematrix [dvorak] keyboard (no, I don't own stock in the company, I'm just a very satisfied costumer). But in general, I'd like a laptop I could build myself from parts, standarized replaceable keyboards, screens, motherboards, drives, cases, etc. The same thing we take for granted in desktops and servers.

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