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I’m not a robot

An evening pause: Everything about this gives me the creeps.

Hat tip Edward Thelen.

Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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  • wayne

    good selection.

    This is creepy on a number of levels.

    One thing I have noticed here at BtB; I normally run CCleaner 3-4 times an hour when I’m on line, if I don’t run it or don’t clean my browser cache all day, & do more than a few reCAPTCHA’s, it stops challenging me entirely.

    The Big Bang Theory – Sheldon The Robot

    “If you were a robot and I knew, but you didn’t, would you want me tell you?”

  • wodun

    Google collects a lot of data there that can be used for things other than telling if you are human enough to post a comment. They are very insidious.

    I’ve noticed that when I am on a tablet, no captcha but on my PC there is one every time. Sometimes, I even have to go through several sets of images. I wonder how anal these systems are. If there is a sliver of a car or sign in a picture, does that count?

    Considering how well the Google Machine performed, I am flattered to not be considered a human. Oh wait, Google doesn’t consider me a human, that isn’t such a great thing!

    Edit: They must have read my comment because it took about 15 clicks to select all the cars…

  • LocalFluff

    Soon one needs a robot to prove that one is human.

    – Free ponies for all Americans! And it will be a federal pony identification program where you will need to have your pony with you at all times.

    – Besides the ponies, what other government entitlement programs do you support?

    – Just that one. That’s enough.

  • wayne

    good stuff.
    “Insidious” is a great word.

    I would put forth the proposition;
    Standard Oil Corporation, was barely a monopoly on a good day. Alphabet is absolutely a monopoly, and I have no problem unleashing the Administrative State against them.

  • ken anthony

    That zombie energy plan has potential with all the lefties in America!

  • wayne

    Rick and Morty
    “Slavery, with Extra Steps”

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