• Does anyone know of a prophetic novel that portrays a world where artificial intelligence has finally?

    gained control of society. Hopefully of the quality near that of "Fahrenheit 451". Thanks
    gained control of society. Hopefully of the quality near that of "Fahrenheit 451". Thanks
    2 answers · Books & Authors · 3 weeks ago
  • In using a transfer switch for a backup generator?

    can more than 1 circuit be powered by a single breaker in the transfer switch? Or should it be only a single circuit provided by one breaker?
    can more than 1 circuit be powered by a single breaker in the transfer switch? Or should it be only a single circuit provided by one breaker?
    5 answers · Engineering · 2 months ago
  • I wonder why some people do not allow comments on their political posts?

    One possible explanation is that they aren't comfortable with their notions and realize they could not support them in any debate. Often the posts are good and valid points to be made.
    One possible explanation is that they aren't comfortable with their notions and realize they could not support them in any debate. Often the posts are good and valid points to be made.
    5 answers · Politics · 8 months ago
  • I use a Nikon D7000 to take movies.?

    The on-camera viewer replays these movies perfectly. When I try to replay these on my computer they are jerky. The camera allows up to 30 frames per second. What can I do to be able to replay these movies on my computer without the “jerkyness”?
    The on-camera viewer replays these movies perfectly. When I try to replay these on my computer they are jerky. The camera allows up to 30 frames per second. What can I do to be able to replay these movies on my computer without the “jerkyness”?
    5 answers · Cameras · 9 months ago
  • In contrasting Obama's with Trump's speeches ..?

    in Saudi Arabia and (for Trump) Israel, it seems to me Obama could be characterized by arrogance and condescension and an air of superiority whereas Trump's posture was one of equality and humility, lacking arrogance and condescension. What think you?
    in Saudi Arabia and (for Trump) Israel, it seems to me Obama could be characterized by arrogance and condescension and an air of superiority whereas Trump's posture was one of equality and humility, lacking arrogance and condescension. What think you?
    5 answers · Newborn & Baby · 11 months ago
  • In photo albums that store photos?

    are the "magnetized" pages safe for the photos and can the photos be removed easily (without being damaged) even after many years?
    are the "magnetized" pages safe for the photos and can the photos be removed easily (without being damaged) even after many years?
    1 answer · Photography · 12 months ago
  • In geneology, how much information?

    can be retrieved if someone was born in Lithuania, then lived in WWII Germany for 8 years before coming to the USA? Are records from wartime Germany and Lithuania (invaded by Russia) still available?
    can be retrieved if someone was born in Lithuania, then lived in WWII Germany for 8 years before coming to the USA? Are records from wartime Germany and Lithuania (invaded by Russia) still available?
    3 answers · Genealogy · 1 year ago
  • Using Queso Blanco, how can I make a cheese dip that is creamy in texture?

    I tried a recipe from the net but the cheese remains in pieces the look like Rigotta cheese.
    I tried a recipe from the net but the cheese remains in pieces the look like Rigotta cheese.
    5 answers · Cooking & Recipes · 1 year ago
  • For the political mavens?

    are you aware that voting machines are NOT connected to the internet and therefore CANNOT be "hacked" in the way this word is usually used. The only way to tamper with a voting machine is to get at its innards. Russia couldn't have "hacked" the voting system - but it DID hack Clinton's e-mails (which were connected to the... show more
    are you aware that voting machines are NOT connected to the internet and therefore CANNOT be "hacked" in the way this word is usually used. The only way to tamper with a voting machine is to get at its innards. Russia couldn't have "hacked" the voting system - but it DID hack Clinton's e-mails (which were connected to the net) and made public some of their contents.
    3 answers · Elections · 1 year ago
  • An Andy Rooney philosophical aphorism:?

    I've learned.... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it. What do you think?
    I've learned.... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it. What do you think?
    7 answers · Philosophy · 1 year ago
  • Have you ever noticed that most...?

    of the drivel posted in the politics section is posted by liberals? You COULD take the position that this is because conservatives are too stupid to post but you would be entirely wrong. The guiding idea here is that some people talk(post)because they feel they should say something whereas the rest of us post when we have something to say.
    of the drivel posted in the politics section is posted by liberals? You COULD take the position that this is because conservatives are too stupid to post but you would be entirely wrong. The guiding idea here is that some people talk(post)because they feel they should say something whereas the rest of us post when we have something to say.
    9 answers · Politics · 1 year ago
  • Is there a word that is used to label a male that?

    marries a woman and then contributes nothing financially, living as a parasite on his wife's labors? Gigolo doesn't fit.
    marries a woman and then contributes nothing financially, living as a parasite on his wife's labors? Gigolo doesn't fit.
    8 answers · Words & Wordplay · 1 year ago
  • Is it good that?

    we don't get all the things we ask for or want? Expound on how you feel about this. I think it is a VERY good thing.
    we don't get all the things we ask for or want? Expound on how you feel about this. I think it is a VERY good thing.
    1 answer · Polls & Surveys · 1 year ago
  • Can anyone explain why college-age people?

    have suddenly (over the past 5 years or so) become unable to tolerate anything that doesn't fit with their views, requiring counseling when exposed to alternate views??
    have suddenly (over the past 5 years or so) become unable to tolerate anything that doesn't fit with their views, requiring counseling when exposed to alternate views??
    6 answers · Psychology · 2 years ago
  • Instead of asking about the meaning of life?

    how about we address the question of HOW one would go about answering such a question. What sort of "viewpoint" would be required to be able to view and analyze the abstraction "life" and how does this differ from analyzing "a life"? Is a viewpoint that allows analyzing "life", the abstraction, even possible... show more
    how about we address the question of HOW one would go about answering such a question. What sort of "viewpoint" would be required to be able to view and analyze the abstraction "life" and how does this differ from analyzing "a life"? Is a viewpoint that allows analyzing "life", the abstraction, even possible since we cannot view "life" from outside, from a point of view separate from it. Wouldn't this be sort of like asking someone who was permanently entrapped in a closed space what it is like "outside" (realizing that "outside" may be beyond even imagination for such a person?
    12 answers · Philosophy · 2 years ago
  • Given the mantra of postmodernism that?

    ethics, morality, epistemology are “relative”, to what degree are these assumptions equivalent to the notion that everyone is, at heart, insincere and a liar (that is that what is said can't be trusted, its being based on other more primitive drives and motives)?
    ethics, morality, epistemology are “relative”, to what degree are these assumptions equivalent to the notion that everyone is, at heart, insincere and a liar (that is that what is said can't be trusted, its being based on other more primitive drives and motives)?
    2 answers · Religion & Spirituality · 2 years ago
  • Given that a catholic owner of a bakery can be forced ...?

    , against his will, to provide products for a gay marriage, should a Muslim butchery owner be forced to provide pork products for a picnic?
    , against his will, to provide products for a gay marriage, should a Muslim butchery owner be forced to provide pork products for a picnic?
    14 answers · Politics · 2 years ago