Open Thread

My computer has met a horrible fate, which is making it hard to update the site. I’m creating this open thread for anyone who has anything on their mind while I find an alternative. Michael Costantini asked in this old thread if anyone was interested in talking about Serge Lang. Michael knew him back in the 70s.

(My computer was a laptop. Every laptop I’ve ever owned breaks in the same way — the power supply stops working. Does this happen to anyone else? Do I generate my own magnetic field, like Magneto, and that’s why my laptops break? How does Magneto websurf? I guess he has no other outlet for his energies than supervillainy.)