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Well, according to Wikipedia (again) I am part of 'Generation Jones'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generati

I've never heard of this before, but apparently it's a thing. To quote, "Generation Jones is the social cohort of the latter half of the Baby boomers to the first years of Generation X … Key characteristics assigned to members are pessimism, distrust of government, and general cynicism."

I've always just told people I am as old as the Space Age. If you know history, you now know the year I was born.

According to Wikipedia 'Baby Boomers' consist of the generation born between 1946 and 1964. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baby_boo

That makes me a Boomer, but here's the thing: it also makes my parents Boomers. So, can a 'generation' include more than one generation?

I've never felt like I was a Boomer really. I certainly do not represent the typical Boomer in my attitudes and preferences. (Anime anyone?)

But then I don't identify with any other named generations either; so what am I?

Global Warming, Science, Politics Show more

Dang it, it's March already? How did that happen? And I've STILL got a foot of snow on the ground out there.

Got another three inches of fresh snow overnight. Still have a foot of old snow on the ground too. Spring seems so far away right now.

I was born before 1960 and grew up in a world under threat of nuclear annihilation. In my teens I saw a criminal president forced out of power.

Then things got better. We still had problems, but I no longer feared immanent nuclear war or felt our politics was deeply corrupt.

Today it's all come rushing back and worse than ever. An order of magnitude worse. And capped with a threat of soon-to-be irreversible Climate Change.

Have we learned nothing?

Politics, Cohen Testimony Show more

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Vandals have broken into a historic church in Dublin and stolen the head of an 800-year-old mummy nicknamed "The Crusader."
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And here's an hour later, zoomed out a little so you can see where the only inhabited area of Western Washington getting snow is. (Hint: my place is under one of the dark-blue spots.)

Snowing really hard right now. At this rate I'm going to be snowed in again.

Parsing gigabytes of JSON per second with the help of SIMD instructions:

github.com/lemire/simdjson

Wow! It's really snowing hard right now. Big, wet flakes coming down like crazy. Hope this doesn't stick, 'cuz I'm supposed to drive into Seattle tomorrow.

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Rusted Neuron – an Intentional Community

Rusted Neuron is an invitation-only 'Intentional Community'. It is not intended to represent a specific focus, although the people you find here are generally intelligent, creative, and witty. Content and conduct rules are set by the community, not by fiat. The one thing we will not tolerate here is intolerance; you can agree to disagree, but you must treat others with respect.

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