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Jul. 27th, 2004 | 08:00 pm
music: Felix Da Housecat - Happy Hour

Is it unethical to order food in, because the weather is too unsafe to go get it yourself?


in fact, the question itself is somewhat unethical, because you are presuming to make value judgements on behalf of other people (the deliverypeople). I'll be a little more generous if you've done some kind of survey in order to have a statistical understanding. But we must assume that the other people in this world are rational actors, or go mad trying to save them.


P.S. - When it freezes and/or snows in Austin, I take a taxicab to work. It's like being the star of some ponderous, slapstick-tragicomic automotive ballet.

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from: triple_entendre
date: Jul. 28th, 2004 04:05 am (UTC)

Ooo! I want a railgun! And a pony.

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from: vioxel
date: Aug. 9th, 2004 06:37 am (UTC)

If you really want a railgun, I can introduce you to Dr. Hebner. His array of faraday disks is currently disassembled, and spread over several buildings, but it can be rebuilt. My team in grad school is trying to convince some folks to fund the reassembly, so we can use the thing as a homopolar pulse welder.

We're estimating six months build time, at a cost of roughly $1m. Maybe a little more or less, depending on where assembly takes place, and transport costs.

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