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Scene Edit: The Doctor is a Person

My wife and I just watched Season 5, Episode 11: “Latent Image” in which the Doctor discovers that he performed an operation on Ensign Kim, but the memory has been erased. The episode ultimately revolves around whether Captain Janeway considers the Doctor to be a person who can consent to be edited. The Doctor’s main...

Advice On Proposed Router Design

So I’m trying to build a router. Just need something to handle the networking in my house and the plan is to separate things out via virtual local area networks. Anyway, reading a bunch of threads and comments, I think my design will be something akin to this. Is this good or bad? Ultimately I wanna run OPNSense since that’s...

Proposed Router Design

So I’m trying to build a router. Just need something to handle the networking in my house and the plan is to separate things out via virtual local area networks. Anyway, reading a bunch of threads and comments, I think my design will be something akin to this. Is this good or bad? Ultimately I wanna run OPNSense since that’s...

What mechanism is the source for Earth's Nitrogen?

I recall an explanation of the formation of Jovian moons on the Harvard Smithsonian “CfA Colloquium” YT channel that casually mentioned how various elements freeze out of the solar wind forming ices, and this is the mechanism that allows formation of moons with large amounts of water and elements that are not found in larger...

Study materials for grocery shopping?

I’m looking for anything out there that could help me navigate grocery stores in Japan? Maybe an Anki deck for food labels with proper kanji? I’ll be there for a period of time later this year and while my conversational skills are okay, I don’t know that I could grocery shop! I’ve got Genki 1 and 2 and some vocab cards...

What is known about Persistence of Vision in various animals?

I’m curious about building cat toys that are impractically over complicated with Arduino/Maker stuff. Thus the casual curiosity about persistence of vision. I wonder if other animals have something like a different internal clock frequency where the image only forms at higher (or lower) frequencies than most humans.

2024 HSA partial year limits

Need help please. If I am enrolled in 2024 for 10 months of the year (March-December) in an HSA-elligible HDHP will I be able to max out my HSA to the individual contribution limit of $4,150 or will I get hit with a big tax penalty? Do I have to “pro-rate” my contributions and subtract the first two months since I was not...

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