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By gzt (Mon Mar 14, 2011 at 04:50:00 PM EST) gzt, nuclear, wifing unit, daylight savings, chess (all tags)
Working, as usual.

The furniture we got at Ikea recently is working out well for us.

My aunt apparently got diagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies and got moved into hospice care - she's apparently deteriorating rapidly. She's had mental problems for years and is only in her early 50s (if that, she's younger than my father). My grandmother died just last year and had Alzheimer's, so it makes you wonder about heritability. Hrm, aunts aren't covered in the bereavement leave policy at work.

Chess is going decently. I won a terrible game today at lunch. I severely messed up the opening, but the opponent flubbed the attack allowing me to equalize and then win. I played inaccurately at the beginning, he played inaccurately at the end, and what counts is that you're the second to last person to make a blunder. Seriously, I severely messed up the opening. There ought to have been a devestating attack in there somewhere.

Huh, 4:30 already? I guess I haven't caught up, mentally, to daylight savings yet. Still feels early.

I am in favor of nuclear power.

I'm working on a take-home test right now in stochastic processes. It isn't so bad, really. There's only one or two that are tricky, the rest are just matter-of-course. I just have to hammer out some details.

I got my 2010 bonus, but, as the wifing unit is thinking of going back to school to become a Montessori educator and we're not sure about some other financial things, we're spending a very small amount and saving the rest rather than spending a modest amount and saving the rest.

An old friend of mine is coming through town. I'm totally letting him crash on the couch! Woo.

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nuclear power by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Mar 14, 2011 at 09:16:31 PM EST
I am in favor of it if the right people are building and running the reactor.
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
The issue is by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #3 Tue Mar 15, 2011 at 09:04:57 AM EST
if you can't get the right people to run a nuclear reactor. How can you get the right people to run all those coal plants? God help the people downstream of a coal ash heap hit by flooding.


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Oh, I agree. (nt) by ucblockhead (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Mar 15, 2011 at 10:24:12 AM EST

[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
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Myself, I'd rather the no-brainers by ambrosen (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Mar 15, 2011 at 01:51:59 PM EST
were stacking supermarket shelves, and it was the brainers making the nuclear power stations.

nuclear power by Merekat (2.00 / 0) #6 Wed Mar 16, 2011 at 04:25:35 AM EST
I'm not so much in favour of it as being unable to comprehend how we could continue to serve global energy need growth without it.

Even in the shorter horizon, Europe writing cheques to Putin gives me more creeps than radiation risk.

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