Thanks as always to Pirate’s Cove for the Rule Five linkery!
Programming note: This coming weekend Mrs. Animal and yr. obdt. will be on the road to see one of our daughters graduate college, so Monday May 13 and Tuesday May 14 will be fulsome totty placeholder posts while our family is celebrating this milestone. Meanwhile, for today, let’s look at some tidbits from the morning news crawl.
DNA-based AI robots may be frighteningly close to alive. Color me skeptical. Life is tremendously complex and almost impossible to simulate; even the simplest life on this planet is the result of four and a half billion years of a drunkard’s walk through a chaotic and endless changing environment. I’m not overly worried about accidentally producing that in the lab.
Ticket prices plunge for Her Imperial Majesty and the Prince Consort’s speaking tour. This is a pretty good indication that even the Democrats wish that the Clintons would just please, finally, shut up and go away.
Welcome to the new Cold War, same as the old Cold War. Between this, Russia’s meddling in Nicaragua, and China’s meddling elsewhere, it seems the Monroe Doctrine is well and truly dead.
Welcome to the new crazy, same as the old crazy. I’m all in favor of the ‘whatever floats your boat’ theory of living, but this really strikes me as being a little self-obsessed. Oh well.
A silicon factory blows up in Illinois. Purveyors of fake boobs hardest hit. (I prefer the natural kind, myself.)
Speaking of crazy… Seriously, what’s wrong with these people?
And on that note, we return you to your Monday, already in progress.