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Subject: Comment of the day
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Date: 2018-04-30T16:02:40
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The comment, from a user named
'SMC90', says “Quite disappointed that there was not more about the
sewage ejection system !”


(original source)

Subject: Software sucks
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Date: 2018-04-30T15:56:34
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It's been too long since I did one of these posts. The blame is entirely mine, as the software itself has been holding up its end of the job.

Here I am asking my phone for driving directions to the Wawa store:

A screenshot of my phone;
I am doing a location search for ‘Wawa’ and the phone's top 5
suggestions are each between 7.7 and 47 miles away; at the bottom of
the screen are stores 2.2 and 2.4 miles away.

  1. Why is each of its top 5 suggestions more than 7 miles away, when there must be half a dozen stores closer than that? Is there something so marvelous about the Wawa in Upper Darby that I should prefer it?

  2. Why is it suggesting that I might be interested in a Wawa 47 miles away in Bethlehem?

  3. Last time I asked for directions to a Wawa, it was to the one on Oak Lane, 5.9 miles away. Why doesn't it guess that I might be trying to go back to the same place?

(I have no problem with the inclusion of item 6, 17 miles away; that is the town of Wawa, Pennsylvania, after which the store takes its name.)

Subject: Why do people hate?
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Date: 2018-04-30T15:43:04
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A screenshot of my phone;
I am doing a Google search and have entered “why do people hate”.
Google's suggested completions of this are “Why do people hate me”,
“Why do people hate cats”, and “Why do people hate cilantro”

Subject: Headline of the Month
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Date: 2018-04-30T15:40:18
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This is old news, but maybe you haven't seen it yet:

Nun Involved In Katy Perry Convent Lawsuit Collapses And Dies In Court

Subject: Today I learned…
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Date: 2018-04-30T01:47:59
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I was looking at this page from Agricola's 1556 treatise on mining and metals, De re metallica, which Wikipedia describes:

The book remained the authoritative text on mining for 180 years after its publication. It was also an important chemistry text for the period and is significant in the history of chemistry.

It's in Latin, and I wanted to see if there was an English translation available, which is why I was at Wikipedia.

There is indeed. It was translated in 1912 by one Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover.

Yep, that Herbert Hoover. I knew that Hoover had been a mining engineer, but I didn't know he was also a scholar.

Lou Henry was his wife, an accomplished woman. She held a geology degree from Stanford, and spoke Mandarin.

Hoover gets a bad rap. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time, and his many accomplishments are overshadowed by the crash of 1929.