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    Episode 135: Loads of Lady Energy

    I'm guessing this is the recent book Jenny mentioned about the cholera epidemic in London: http://www.theghostmap.com/
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    Episode 185 — Cum Scanners

    [Andro], as a root, means "male," as in androgynous (andro "male" + gyn "female" + ous "adjective") or androgen, a masculinizing hormone. Android is just that root plus the suffix -oid, for "shaped like." Interestingly, the wikipedia page for "android" also mentions "gynoid," which is really where I think the technology ought to be focusing. That same page says
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    Episode 185 — Cum Scanners

    So, just because Hardwick likes to mention he took Latin in highschool, the "m" in mandroid is kinda' gilding the lily, since the definition of "android" is something like "humanoid robot." http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=android Great ep, though, and I enjoyed the hour on CC. Looking forward to the presidential Odd Couple this fall.