There is a beautiful and dreadful monotony to it: the way that the
high-and-mighty government founded on the weighty principles of (in the American
case) personal freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, whatever that
should mean for an individual, copes with the progression of time. From the...
There's a manga I own, Aria, which I absolutely adore. It's an exposition of the
boring daily life of gondoliers ( Undines ) living and working on Mars, who navigate
(in both their professional capacity and private lives) Neo-Venezia, a city
which is the terraformed red-planet's doppelganger of the...
Hurricanes: they're a reality of living on the eastern seaboard. One blew
threw the other day, Hurrican Dorian; as usual the models were all over the
place: the NOAA map plotting the "cone of uncertainty" mopped almost the entire
east coast with the multi-colored potential "paths", some predicting t...
There's a few different flavors of Steel Reserve: the most elusive (and
one I only just found today) is pineapple. The less-rare flavors are: Blue
Razz, Black Razz, Watermelon, and Pink lemonade, among some other minor
variations; while it's not the best / healthiest choice to drink a malt, I
Yesterday I grabbed lunch with my supervisor: Vietnamese coffee and
phở noodles. The coffee was simply sweetened, condensed milk at the
bottom of a glass of very bitter, very strong coffee. It brews on
your table and drips out slowly from this metal apparatus sitting atop the
glass. It comes out...
Little known fact: my name's not actually Prettyboy Yumi (as cool as that
would be); most Sysops prefer to keep themselves anonymous (or as
anonymous as they want to be). I enjoy teasing my face a lot but the
idea that any trivial algorithm which can recognize faces can associate
pictures of the sam...