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sun posted: Sun 2018-04-08 05:13:45 tags: n/a
There was an artcle linked on Reddit about what humans will do when much of survival-work is automated. The article assumed a universal basic income to allow mankind working at "being human" - investing time in family and self-improvement. I think that's incredibly naive - it could just as easily be that 99.9% of humans will still have to scrabble and drudge. Eveywhere in Marxist theory, replace "means of production" with "machines of production", and realize that "private security" and "law enforcement" c... (...more)
fri posted: Fri 2018-04-06 14:06:51 tags: movies
Another movie in the recent watch rotation was Nineteen Eighty-Four. The character of Julia was played by Suzanna Hamilton, whose limited resumé also includes Roman Polanski's 1979 adaptation of Thomas Hardy's 1891 novel, Tess (of the d'Urbervilles). Mixed feelings about seeing that now, considering Polanski's crimes.
thu posted: Thu 2018-04-05 08:59:12 tags: diet, movies
Protein choices blog: Stonyfield whole milk greek yogurt Strawberry: 12g protein / 150 kcal = .0800 protein index Plain: 15g protein / 120 kcal = .1167 p.index Been plowing through a lot of movies, between Monk episodes, via Prime lately. Last night it was Greenfingers (2000). Before that in most recent memory were Moonlight (2016) and Thanks for Sharing (2012). Moonlight was an OK story, heartwrenching at times but I kind of felt like Chiron's transformation to thug was disjointed and non-credible.... (...more)
wed posted: Wed 2018-04-04 08:52:41 tags: wine
wineblog: JM Fonseca Twin Vines vinho verde. 10% ABV. Tolerable ice-cold, otherwise it bears an unpleasant twang, something like overripe melon or underripe something-else. Seems my timing was perfect with SRET: purchased 4/3, ex/eff date 4/4, so on the 4/12 payment date I'll reap the declared .0932/share dividend. It's trading today around 14.25/share, so on that basis we can say its monthly dividend return is about .654%. That doesn't sound like a lot, but multiply by 12 and you see it's a healthy 7.... (...more)
tue posted: Tue 2018-04-03 08:42:21 tags: n/a
Invested the last significant chunk of unallocated cash in brokerage
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