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And then they became extinct in gigantic wars over which of them got to be played by Hugo Weaving.

Which explains why there’s not the slightest evidence of their existence, despite decades of search. Why Superintelligent Machines Are Probably the Dominant Lifeforms in the Universe How can they “probably” be the dominant lifeform of anything, when the whole article … Continue reading

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Someone worked hard on this.

Just guessing, but it’s manufactured in Portland, right? C’mon, I’ll bet it was Portland.

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That’s more like it.

Yeah, baby. Now if only it’ll stay this way for a while. Cold? Yer damn tootin’ it’s cold. But I consider myself blessed that I’ve finally shaken off my morbid fear of chimney fire enough that the inside of the … Continue reading

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If it weren’t so cold, I’d go sunbathing!

Don’t know how long it’ll stay, but the sun really did show up this afternoon. Batteries and boys are loving it. I’m stuck inside making bread at the moment, but once I get the dough rising I think we’ll take … Continue reading

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Did I hear this correctly?

Okay, this computer thingy is my only news source, except for the Jeep’s radio which only returned to me two days ago and I only drive it a mile at a time. So this computer thingy is my only real … Continue reading

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So gray.

Gad, this is depressing. Shouldn’t even be on the computer right now. Today was supposed to be clear, according to that lying sumbitch of a weatherman, unlike yesterday and the day before and the day before. The weather report still … Continue reading

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I lost my leg in 1972. It hurts, and the prosthetic is very important. And since I’ve moved here, I’ve grown to love dogs. So…

…this got my attention. That’s all I’m saying.

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Look who’s home!

And just to keep me honest – Today started drippy and has become positively rainy. So guess which new thing stopped working on the Jeep, halfway home? I never completely lose. Seems like I never completely win, too. ETA: Just … Continue reading

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Of the War on Mice…

I saw a comment from Zelda the Zealous, demanding immediate jihad against the Lair’s mice. Took me back to a conversation I had with Neighbor J, just day before yesterday. J has a thing about mice. He has festooned his … Continue reading

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Woke this morning to an email…

…telling me a bunch of money had just been transferred from Paypal. Seems after yesterday’s whining post, four or five people hit the tip jar. Probably enough for me to stop procrastinating and buy those tires. Thanks, guys. That really … Continue reading

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I really shouldn’t be annoyed.

But I kind of am. I mean, it’s serendipity of a sort. I never have $300 in the bank. Never. Right at the moment it’s closer to $400, raised from generous contributions to the blog and intended for tires – … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle again?

Just got a call from the guy at the repair shop. It’s possible – just barely possible, in this frequently dysfunctional little place – that the Jeep will be running under its own power as early as tomorrow. And that … Continue reading

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Well, these things happen…

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I am not a perfect moron. Almost. Very close. But not perfect.

So this morning’s first chore was to dash into town with D&L to talk to the guy at the repair shop about the Jeep. I was going to phone but they wanted to do their regular Monday trip early, so … Continue reading

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A winter warning for drivers…

In the cold, animals can be attracted to the heat of your engine. Always check before driving.

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What’s going on: Also, history’s coolest gun gets cooler yet.

Although we did get a lot of rain yesterday and some snow overnight and the mud is back to being horrendous, it looks like the promised weekend storm was more or less a bust. At quarter to ten the sun … Continue reading

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Synchronicity comes to the Gulch once again…

…in the person of Weekender Neighbor S, who called me out of the blue and asked if this was a good time to tow the Jeep to town. I could have wheedled the help out of one of the regulars, … Continue reading

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Cloudy, with 30% chance of locust showers, fire from heaven. Boils likely after midnight.

Right at the moment I’m looking at an almost cloudless sky. My charge controller hit float sometime around ten and it’s still there, so the batteries are getting a very nice and well-deserved soak. Which is good, because holy cow … Continue reading

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Okay, see, now this is funny.

Almost certainly someone will take offense. What would happen if monks under a vow of silence decided to put on a Christmas pageant…

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Fashion for open-cockpit driving in December…

A couple of Christmas presents from past years have proven worth their weight in Gor-tex in the past several days. People gave me these things for extreme cold, which we get only rarely, and I stashed them with my heavy … Continue reading

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