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  1. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Nice: from Latin nescius.

    XIV Century: noun, adjective ignorant, stupid, foolish.

    XXI Century: Adjective polite, courteous, kind, agreeably, virtuous, respectable.
     
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    ponder

    verb

    think about (something) carefully, especially before making a decision or reaching a conclusion.

    "I pondered the question of what clothes to wear for the occasion"

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    vagary

    noun

    an unexpected and inexplicable change in a situation or in someone's behavior.

    "the vagaries of the weather"

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    Love this new feature when long press word and up pops options, the newest option Define. Mostly goes to Definitions from Oxford Languages but have seen others

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    Capricious - motivated by sudden whim or fancy

    Oh, I've been feeling this way lately.

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    neoteny

    nounZ ZOOLOGY
    1. the retention of juvenile features in the adult animal.
      • the sexual maturity of an
      • animal while it is still in a mainly larval state, as in the axolotl.
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    demiurge

    noun

    a being responsible for the creation of the universe.

    (in Platonic philosophy) the Maker or Creator of the world.

    (in Gnosticism and other theological systems) a heavenly being, subordinate to the Supreme Being, that is considered to be the controller of the material world and antagonistic to all that is purely spiritual.

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    Is that a Thagomizer?

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    google pictures suggest its physical manifestation is probably an octopus that squirts black holes

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    I did find this

    Then I opened the email alert and found this

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    So we're good

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    In my case, it's because I can't remember what I was going to do five minutes ago.
     
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    Warning, crude language.
     
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    • Please don't post nonsense.
    I am a Rocket/Warkid Scientist/Soundtest

    "When you own a language that applies to every language making you the worlds first trillionaire"

    Also "Crumb" which is a "Measure of love"
     
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    ableism

    noun

    discrimination in favor of able-bodied people.

    "we were fed up with the ableism of the women's movement"

    (Not sure of any connection with the women's movement???)

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    This comes from someone allergic to vaccine being denied a job in a nursing home

    Seriously, while being sympathetic to your disability (your allergy to vaccine) your allergy rules you out not only for this position but many others

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    Kinda like being blind rules you out as a pilot. Discrimination!
     
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    Made good progress on self driving cars

    A rocket to the Moon is all but self driving

    Why the lag in self flying planes?

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    Birds do not recognize right-of-way.
     
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    Epistemic : of or relating to knowledge or knowing : cognitive.

    Epistemology (/ɪˌpɪstɪˈmɒlədʒi/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epistemology
     

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