This turned out well - spinach and tomato pizza, with a garlic bechamel sauce underneath, and homemade crust.

reminder that the whole "paperclip optimization" problem (the idea that an AI could/would destroy humanity if you told it to optimize for something because it would become the most optimal path) is actually... already there. they're called companies. it's all called capitalism. it's destroying the environment and exploiting humanity to optimize for money for shareholders.

Slate: The Disappearance of John M. Ford

"I wanted to learn why a beloved science fiction writer fell into obscurity after his death. I didn’t expect that I would help bring his books back to life."

slate.com/culture/2019/11/john

Today in duolingo latin -
psittacos illos igne deleo.

I destroy those parrots with fire.

So ... 60 pages into 'The Coming of the Terraphiles,' and it's Mike Moorcock writing Matt Smith Dr Who as PG Wodehouse viewed by future re-enactors.

Long Live AErikr and Jacquelyna, Crown Prince and Princess of the Kingdom of in the .

AErikr defeated, well, me in the first three fights of the 3 of 5 final.

I just realized that I can say 'The cat loves you' in four languages. It wasn't exactly a life goal, but a nice thing naetheless.

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