@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

smuuthbrane

@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works

Almost as smuuth as sharks.

This profile is from a federated server and may be incomplete. Browse more on the original instance.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

He doesn't understand why the Hoo-Mans want him to play at their seasonal parties, but does his best to be the best Festive Nog possible for repeat business.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

So his ears must remain turgid to be upright. And his blood is green. Are we sure Vulcans aren't plants?? Maybe an especially intelligent offshoot of a jade plant?

Finally, I got a ds9 mug. (lemmy.world)

I have been trying to find a reasonably priced hotjo mug for years now in the deep purple color. I saw a bunch of other colors or ones that looked close to the one I wanted but just couldn't find the exact one I wanted. Well, yesterday my wife gave me the best valentines day gift ever! Now, if you'll excuse me, I have a...

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

Nothing like a steaming hot mug of constable in the morning to get you going!

Love John de Lancie, but we gotta shake things up a bit. (lemmy.world)

Given the events of "Picard" and the delays of the writer's strike, it's considerably less likely we'll get to see our old Q up to no good. Natasha has the smarmy attitude expected from a Q, so why not? Certainly welcome to a relative unknown in the role if they can pull it off, but she gets my vote.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

Make it Wil Wheaton.

He disappeared with the Traveller, and somehow got adopted by a Q, and worked his way up to full Qhood. And all he wants to do is fuck with smarmy captains.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

"Piss on Bones? I didn't know he was into golden showers."

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

Masturbating how? Furiously rubbing his cloaca?? Or did he borrow a strap-on from Snuffy?

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

You'd need to explain how they're evil. We use them as a resource, as food, as an oxygen source, as shade, as animal habitat and food… even if they had "evil" intentions I don't see what they would have been or how it wood have played out.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

I don't have the foresight to not throw the bag/box away, and you're suggesting I take a picture. Man, if that's not having an optimistic view of humanity, I don't know what is. Thanks for thinking the best of me, regardless.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

Now this is realistic.

I've gone back at least 3 times before.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

Man, I wish Pizzacake would join Lemmy.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

Oh man, Hollering Elk, that's another I sorely miss. She's fucking epic.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

She didn't post it. This is the first Pizzacake comic I've seen on here since I joined. Were she here I'd follow her and get everything.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

I don't have to chop, stew, dismember, or sell a $5 bill. False equivalency argument.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

Yes, I can read. And see where it's posted.

Doesn't mean I can't debunk a theoretical argument.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

Some people pay good money for a solid debonking.

Or a handful of dead squirrels, I'm sure.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

Aw crap, I'm not an IQ I'm an ENFJ. ;(

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

So, the Swiss suicide pod lets you kill yourself with nitrogen gas, and apparently that's absolutely fine and painless.

Alabama thinks about using nitrogen gas, and it's cruel and unusual?

WTF am I missing here? Or is it all just the BS hyperbole of US politics?

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

You're forgetting that this person is going to die by the State's hand regardless of the method. Given that, how is nitrogen asphyxiation more cruel than lethal injection?

I'm not condoning the death penalty, just confused why someone would say nitrogen asphyxiation is cruel and unusual when in another context it's desirable.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

I am not, it's not relevant. The inmate is going to be murdered by the state, that is a fact. The only choice here is method. How is using a method that has been chosen for suicide cruel?

Again, not condoning the death penalty, just don't see how the change of context for the method changes its nature.

A home automation device triggered by sneezes that says "bless you and "gesundheit"

Kind of like a Google Home or Amazon Echo but instead of being triggered by something like "Hey Google" or "Alexa" it's triggered by sneezes. It's whole purpose would be to say things like "bless you" or whatever the regional response is to a sneeze...

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

My bet is that it would be a non-trivial effort just to correctly identify sneezes. There is a ridiculously wide spectrum of sneeze sounds, all the way from the ol' "aaaAAAAAAH-CHOOOO!" dad sneeze to the cute little squeak that some women make. You might get the device blessing you after passing gas in a particular way. Could be good for a laugh. Especially if you have animals that make noises.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

Spread your light to those that need it most. <3

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

So, who is providing the software? Because that's who is paying to get a unique data set of face images. Specifically Brazilian faces of people who either self-indentify as hung over or want to try to game the system for a discount. I'll let you guess which population is going to be bigger.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

Formerly inebriated people.

A free burger would make for a very expensive data set methinks.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

But they're not using drunk people, they're using hung over people. Not sure why, it's an interesting question.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

In a city with no prominent industry, people will always needs healthcare, childcare, food, and maintenance on their belongings.

Healthcare: doctor, nurse practitioner, nurse, dentist, dental hygienist. Skin and hair care might be stretching the category, but everyone needs haircuts.

Childcare: teacher, ECE, nanny. Big spectrum here from no training required to professionally registered.

Food: production, supply, distribution, and sales. So farmer (but that's capital intensive), food maker (baker, chef, cook, butcher) or distributor or seller.

Maintenance: vehicles (tires, oil changes, body shop, parts, detailing), homes (carpenter, painter, gas tech, electrician, window installer, roofer, landscaper), appliances (appliance technician), power equipment (mechanic, blade sharpening).

Probably more, but that should be a pretty decent list to start with, and all should be pretty portable no matter where you go, save for certain licenses that may be specific to a state or province.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

Don't go into a Starbucks.

For many reasons, but you certainly won't like the pricing there either.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

"Thousands" of Americans betting on something happening isn't an indication of likelihood nearly as much as it's an example of wishful thinking and/or the Dunning-Kruger effect.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

While no car is far, far better than any car environmentally, an EV is far better than an ICE vehicle. Let's not piss on incremental improvements shall we?

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

Wow, he's got TWO things to base his whole personality on. What a complex, nuanced existence he must lead. 🙄

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

I wouldn't recommend using vinyl lettering on a RAM as your method of communication. Try a makerspace, they're wonderfully wide-ranging in terms of hobbies and interests.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

OMG please do! LOL

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

Picard was Borg for what, a day? Seven was assimilated as a child and was rescued after a decade and a half? Two?? Hardly even comparable.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

I've always hoped so. Finally deal with both range anxiety and charging time together.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

Hah, no. Storage and infrastructure are still non-existent. And low temperature operation is still an issue.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

What Toyota is doing isn't a good indicator. They've been at hydrogen for decades. And they are the single biggest laggard for decarbonizing transportation. That's not even an opinion, that's just facts about their lobbying and marketing. No amount of research will make hydrogen infrastructure appear.

smuuthbrane ,
@smuuthbrane@sh.itjust.works avatar

How do you drive demand? If there's no infrastructure you can't sell anything that relies on said infrastructure. How's California's Hydrogen Highway doing? Not good. Demand and infrastructure go hand in hand, and you can't magically make one develop without the other. Thinking otherwise is merely wishful thinking.

  • All
  • Subscribed
  • Moderated
  • Favorites
  • random
  • testing
  • tech
  • updates
  • drbboard
  • programming
  • til
  • wanderlust
  • bitcoincash
  • Sacramento
  • All magazines