Day By Day


  • BeijaFlor

    “Engrams.” Please, Chris, for the love of Xenu, please don’t tease the old Dianetics / Scientologists with this loose-lipped talk of “Engrams.”

    • TomZ

      Chris may have taken the word “engrams” from Star Trek (TOS) episode ‘The Ultimate Computer’.

  • David Gonzalez

    People have sexes—and there are only two.

    Words (specifically, nouns) have genders. In my long-ago Latin studies (Jesuit High, Tampa—and yes, I attended with Lou Pinella and Ken Suarez, for you MLB fans), we were taught that there are three genders: masculine, feminine, and neuter. The gender assignments always seemed somewhat random to me, but I’ve never claimed to be a Latin scholar. Most of it I learned by rote—particularly the liturgical Latin (I was an alter boy—and no, I was never approached by a pervert priest!).

    • John D. Egbert

      If one wants to really split hairs on sexes (but not infinitives), eunuch (sp?) and androgyne could be considered. Otherwise you have the right of it.

      With the exception of guppies and cockroaches, bi-polar sexuality is the rule on this pretty blue-green marble we call Earth. To borrow from Baron von Richtoffen, “All else is rubbish.” Although I would characterize deviation as the ravings of a lunatic mind.

  • 3 m’s in decommissioned,argh,i’ll Get it tomorrow

  • You have a penis, or you have a vagina. Anything beyond that point is what you choose to do with said unit.

    • Merle

      sadly, some poor souls are born with both – what to call them????

      • Hermaphrodite. But, even in that, one is dominant. Make babies, or have babies.

  • Grunt GI

    Redvolution website is now “Time after Time?”
    Sounds very interesting…..

  • Halley

    I believe it’s now 58, officially.

    Re female computer-people: one word – Minerva.

  • BeijaFlor

    What about Dora, on Lazarus Long’s yacht? And Athena, on Tertius?

    (Well, OTOH, they weren’t decanted into meat bodies. Pity….)

    • John D. Egbert

      Also want to add Gay Deceiver

    • MommaMackie

      Have you ever read “To Sail Beyond The Sunset”? Final volume of the Howard Family series. Seemed at the end, all the computer people were flesh and blood and married into the Long Family, including Mike.

      • Halley

        Have I ever read it? The question is how many times have I read it? Lost count after 5 or 6… goes for all the middle-late novels, too. Yes, it is implied, flesh and blood Longs one and all. Best career-ending, ever.

        • Deplorable B Woodman

          Stop. You’re making me misty eyed. I miss RAH.

  • Alan

    hardware/software mismatch? or as a software tester would say, “a system integration fault”

  • WayneM

    I wonder if the LBGTAlphbet gaggle picked 52 as the magic number of imagined genders because of the number of weeks per year?

  • armedandsafe

    You are just spelling phonetically, with what most of us are saying, ringing in your ears.

  • JTC

    Sex is hardware…there are objectively two.

    Gender is software…they are subectively infinite.

    Diagnosis? Easy enough. Insanity.


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