marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Jan 7 10:05:14 GMT 2022
On Wed, 5 Jan 2022 13:40:39 +0000, WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com>
>One of the things that bugs Gayle about me is that occasionally I will jump from one subject to another that has no or little connection to what has gone before. It's a little like Miles leaking thoughts when his mind is racing. (No, I'm not claiming to be like Miles in any important way.)
>As an example, I was reading an article about genetic testing that said that, while prenatal tests for Down's were fairly accurate, tests for other genetic problems could have up to 85% false positives. My mind immediately jumped to "The Yiddish Policemen's Union" and the test for Tay Sachs. The specific tests that were problematic were not mentioned in the article.
>Does anyone else's mind jump around like that?
My wife does this - changes subjects abruptly in the middle of
conversations. Sometimes I have to say: "Back up, I fell off at the
The current security system in which everyone is a suspect is bound to be
ineffective and burdensome. No system can perform efficiently when one is
looking for a needle in a haystack by checking each straw individually. - Rafi Sela
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