it had never occurred to me to wonder how and when the term arrived. (via Oblomovka)
A good summary of the basic things to know about AI when thinking about it. (via FaveJet)
@tomcoates There’s a big middle ground between struggling and having more money than you can spend. Some of that is people who are doing perfectly fine so long as they don’t go overboard, and be careful.
@tomcoates First, ignoring housing costs is a good way to compare expenditure, because those costs vary so much. Second, 18k spending in London does require being a bit frugal. It’s certainly comfortable, but you have to watch what you spend on.
@tomafro Exactly. Aside from the heading (which is technically true, but not her fault anyway) nothing she says seems terrible. I dread to think what the reaction would be to someone fortunate enough to actually have a large income.
@tomcoates I’m not sure what the problem is. She *is* living on 18k a year. She, like a fair number of older people, owns her house. 18k isn’t a *vast* amount. She’s one person out of millions.
@chrisapplegate I was more assuming at some of the replies. But I still don’t see her boasting. And living on 18k in London, even with mortgage paid off, isn’t exactly oligarch territory. It’s one person, who isn’t that remarkable.
Ah those sinister data profiling companies that know everything about me, yet somehow believe I’ll be watching the Super Bowl.
I love that when they cut back to 1943 London, the newspaper sandwich boards say “WAR RAGES IN EUROPE”. Whatta scoop!