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  1. May 2023
    1. we are left with a choice: between a dream that only in part reveals the future and a dream entirely concerned with the future—but a future that is not fixed and inevitable, that can be changed.

      Two 'realistic' options?

    1. To get rid of me, answer my question

      3 may

    2. Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves

      Worthy of note.

  2. Nov 2022
    1. archaism

      The use of what is archaic

    2. zareba

      A protective enclosure

    3. ægis


    4. matutinal

      pertaining to or occurring in the morning; early in the day.

    5. fugacity


    6. Gnostic

      Pertaining to knowledge of ..

    7. canorous


    8. dimity

      striped white cotton

    9. pectinated

      formed into or having closely parallel, toothlike projections that resemble the teeth of a comb.

      (an old woman whose rosy face was pectinated with fine wrinkles) Poor usage?

    10. circumfluent

      flowing around

    11. Togger

      or Torpid. An Oxford wide boat race. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torpids

    12. sconced

      act of issuing a penalty

    13. cynosures

      something serving for guidance or direction:

    14. catechumens

      a person being taught the elementary facts, principles, etc., of any subject.

  3. Oct 2022
    1. perdurable

      enduring continuously

    2. mazy

      Like a maze

    3. Even in the jollity of the pantomime and comfortable smell of well-dressed people the thought of the journey home through the rainy evening brooded upon the gayest scene.

      brooded upon the gayest scene!

  4. May 2022
  5. Jun 2021
    1. bug? Unable to select vertical text? Wanted to say times would be more use in Z, rather than EDT? Unable to.

  6. Apr 2020
    1. Cornels

      Dict: A dogwood, especially of a dwarf variety.? Fruit of the Cornelian Cherry?

    2. disembogu'd

      discharged, into the oceans.

    3. moulded Earth into a spacious round:

      A round? disc or sphere?

    4. intestine

      internal discords?

    5. Inspire my numbers

      Why numbers? Words would seem more obvious?

  7. Jul 2017
    1. threshold gate

      Must have better than the gate value match in order to permit decryption

    2. ciphertext policy

      Allowing groups / individuals access via decryption

  8. Jun 2015
    1. What is within the circle of appropriate investigation for philosophical enquiry? Demonstration by the abstract sciences should be limited to quantity and number. Reasoning beyond this boundary is sophistry. All other enquiries regard matters of fact and existence and are incapable of demonstration. It is just as conceivable that something does not exist as that it does. Both ideas are clear and distinct.

      Isolation of qty and #. It is sophistry beyond this.

    1. the near future. What tools were available for this purpose? And how did these differ from one another? Apart from addressing these two queries, this post also

      How things change. My own manicula, a C21 version

  9. Mar 2015