Just waded through a backlog of comments, which were mostly, of course, digital spam.
But there was one, which I’m about to approve, which really bugged me. It is:
I have a hose barb that screws onto the pipe my shower goes on. I also have about 8 ft of 3/8″ plastic tubing and a food-grade five-gallon bucket.
When I have large chunks of meat to defrost, into the bucket it goes, with the hose outlet at the bottom of the bucket. Turn the water on at the minimum trickle.
Three to five hours later, even a deep frozen 18 pound turkey is thawed, and has had minimum time to culture salmonella.
Small lumps, like steaks, pork chops, or chicken parts, go in a big glass casserole or pot for an hour.
I’m almost certain that comment is a human being responding to my turkey posts. If so, it is extraordinary in its terseness and informativeness. A masterpiece, really. And yet…it’s such overkill as a response. But people overkill all the time.
So…I don’t know. If automated responses have gotten this good, we’re doomed. Why would Skynet destroy us physically if it can control our communications?