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March 23, 2018

One Flu Over the ONT

Hi gang. Since my nose has been going crazy the past few days, I've gone through lots of tissues. Not as many as this woman, however.



So, does anyone play the Civilization series of games? I confess I am a big fan, I don't like to contemplate just how much time I've spent building my imaginary world. IMO Civ V was the pinnacle of the series, I just don't like Civ VI nearly as much. In any event, here's something interesting that I came across the other day:

How the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk’s Civ V mod should make us fear superintelligent AI

It seems that someone designed a mod that replaced the normal science victory – send a spaceship to Alpha Centari- with a new one where you have to develop a functioning A.I. Be warned though, if you don't take the time to develop AI Security while you're at it, well....


In any event, it looks like a fun mod for Civ fanatics or for those fascinated with AI. There's a link at the link where you can find the mod.

Troll of the Week

'Til Death Do Us Part

Couple Gets Married In The Hospital Just Hours Before The Bride Passed Away


The last words of a young woman's life were spent telling her husband how much she loved him on their wedding day.

Dusty in here all of a sudden...

In The News

Police are investigating a car crash that killed a zebra near the grounds of an ostrich festival in a suburb of Phoenix.

Phoenix? Sounds like Florida to me. Meanwhile, in Florida:

Golf Cart-Driving Florida Man Tries to Blow Up Neighbor’s Chickens With Home-Made Whiskey Bomb During Dispute Over BB Gun

And Now, It's Time For..


Ummmmm. Now I want deli...

Y'know, if I could only have 1 food for breakfast for the rest of my life, it would be a toasted onion bagel with cream cheese, sliced tomato and lox. Perfection in the morning.

Seems About Right

ONT Jetsam

Scientists unravel the mystery of the Roman 'gate to hell'

Rome was definitely my favorite stop in Europe. I didn't get to see this death temple (not least because it's in Turkey), but I saw SO. MUCH. in Rome. And there is still SO. MUCH. MORE. to see. Still, interesting article about ancients taking advantage of processes they didn't understand.

When you've lost WSJ...Black Protest Has Lost Its Power

Well, not really. The WSJ Op-Ed page has always been a lot less liberal than the rest of the media, but still...

Ruled Britania

These jagoffs look UP to the Broward County Sheriffs Dept.

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