JFK “Magic Bullet” found on backseat?

If the recent revelation by ex-Secret Service agent Paul Landis is true (and from interviews I’ve seen with him he seems lucid enough and credible), then the bullet he says he found on the backseat of the limousine and put by JFK’s foot at Parkland lines up with the entry wound found on JFK’s back by the coroner. A wound which reportedly only went in about an inch and showed no exit wound. Makes more sense that this is the history of the bullet’s trajectory then it somehow going through JFK and Governor Connolly and winding up looking as good as it does. It simply bounced off JFK’s back only to be discovered later by Landis.

In for a penny, in for a pound

"In for a penny, in for a pound" is an English idiom that implies once someone has started something, they may as well see it through to the end, even if it involves more risk or effort than they initially expected. It suggests a commitment to a course of action, even if it becomes more arduous or costly than initially anticipated. This phrase is often used to express a determination to see something through, regardless of the difficulties that may arise.

-- ChatGPT

The only life path is the one behind you

"The only life path is the one behind you" is a phrase that seems to emphasize the idea that the only certain and unchangeable aspect of one's life is their past. This statement can be interpreted in several ways:

1. Reflection on the Past: It suggests that the path we have already taken – our past experiences, choices, and actions – is the only definite and concrete aspect of our life. Unlike the future, which is uncertain and yet to be shaped, the past is fixed and unalterable.

2. Importance of History and Experience: This phrase can also highlight the importance of learning from the past. Our history and experiences are crucial in shaping who we are and how we approach future decisions and challenges.

3. Irreversibility of Time: It underscores the irreversible nature of time. Once a moment has passed, it becomes part of our life path that we cannot change, only learn from and reflect upon.

4. Focus on the Present and Future: Conversely, this phrase might also be used to encourage people not to dwell on the past since it is unchangeable. Instead, it suggests that we should focus on the present and future, which we can still influence.

5. Existential or Philosophical Insight: From a more philosophical perspective, it might imply that our identity and self-understanding are primarily constructed from our past, as we continuously interpret and reinterpret our experiences to make sense of who we are.

In any interpretation, this phrase invites contemplation about the nature of time, life, and personal growth. It encourages an awareness of how our past shapes us, while also recognizing the importance of moving forward and making the most of the present and future.

— ChatGPT

Claude 2 vs ChatGPT-4

For coding, I put Claude 2 a distant second to ChatGPT-4 - hopefully that'll improve over time.

And speaking of coding/programming, at this point it does seem to be a job that’s going to be largely irrelevant. As long as you know some basic concepts, asking ChatGPT what you want just using English will be all that’s required -- ChatGPT will take care of the rest (JavaScript, PHP, Perl, Python etc.).

The light has gone out of my life.

Yes, Theodore Roosevelt experienced a devastating personal tragedy early in his political career. On February 14, 1884, he suffered the loss of both his mother and his first wife, Alice Hathaway Lee, within hours of each other. Roosevelt's mother, Martha Bulloch Roosevelt, died of typhoid fever, and his wife died of Bright's disease, a type of kidney disease, just two days after giving birth to their daughter, also named Alice.

In his diary on that day, Roosevelt wrote a large "X" on the page and wrote:

"The light has gone out of my life."

This poignant statement reflects the profound grief he felt at the loss of his loved ones. Despite this immense personal tragedy, Roosevelt continued his political career, which eventually led him to the presidency. His ability to persevere through personal hardship is often cited as one of the defining characteristics of his robust and resilient personality.