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  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Hm, it' most likely not he one I'm going to talk abou now, but there is a short story by a German author, Herbert W. Franke https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_W._Franke about kids playing economic sims and later on realizing they are managing actual...
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    Sorry, I'm on the road with a bad internet connection, and the last few days I was somewhat with occupied with writing to old friends and finding out why and how my parents suck... For 5-HT2a, some of the NBoms...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    They aren't, but the interesting thing in this case is related to language history; I guess using cladistic speech to express my somewhat convulated state of mind might help: Originally, "ach" was likely present in the Proto Germanic language, so...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Err, why does this big sign saying "Boston Legal" pop up in my head......
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Err, as James already mentioned, "at the moment". Sorry if it was too unintelligible, the chaos of my writing is next to nothing to the one in my head[1]. And that one is next to nothing to the current politics......
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Actually, AFAIK both Northern and Southern English are derived from the same language, which was quite close to Frisian. IIRC Scandinavian (Northern Germanic) languages had some sound changes that are quite different from Western Germanic languages like German, Dutch and...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Wouldn't really surprise me, though I have found no examples to listen to. It might me a secondary development, or a shared inheritance from West Germanic that got lost in Standard English and was retained in Scots. Personally my bet...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Actually, it's not spoken "fuck idiot"; "Fach" means "box" and is also applied to "areas of expertise", and the pronounciation is an "ach-Laut": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_German_phonology#Ich-Laut_and_ach-Laut I haven't found any English words to exemplify pronounciation, though wiktionary has a sound file. In...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    BTW, concerning Silesians, in Germany the picture is somewhat complicated by these guys: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silesian_German...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Actually, West Slavic speaking Silesian as an ethinc minority in Poland is not that strange. Scots and Hiberno-English are Anglic languages, and you might call them "English dialects", especially if you're somewhat sloppy or suicidal. Still, quite a few users...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Well, thanks, though I'm somewhat troubled by being used as German language reference. ;)...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Hm, it wasn't Ender's Game, actually? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ender%27s_Game Reminds me, IIRC there was a text labelled "it take a (brave|desperate) mormon to take a recourse in (history|archaeology)" concerning Orson Scott Card's ideas about homosexuality. Though I can't google it......
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Picture me somewhat unconvinced; that's not so much because I don't think psychedelics interesting (actually, to the contrary), but because I'm somewhat sceptical about some details. For starters, they mention ketamine's effect on depression, where it's not that sure if...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Minor point, at least with me, "oriental" brings up Near and Middle Eastern connotations. Might be just me or a German language use......
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Funny thing with Sobieski, people seem to forget how Austria thanked us for that a few years later... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partitions_of_Poland#First_Partition Also, there are those guys still around, so it's not that there has been no exposure to Muslim immigrants in the...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Nope. Actually I'm not quite sure how hot a research topic it is, though there are quite some reasons to go into it; first of, the sheer amount of computer gaming going on, second of, as indicated by this, computer...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Of course, Putin having at least two children and likely caring for them might change that perspective somewhat, but then, quite a few Rossiyane sending their children into Western Europe might caution against overestimating an effect......
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    It is getting very confusing for the D's as most R's support T by a very wide margin. But by almost as wide a margin they also support SS, Medicare, and many Obamacare options that R's at the top want...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Err, you might misinterpret some things; there is a difference between the EU and the Eurozone. With the UK not pressed to join, AFAIK. Schengen is a whole different matter, with quite a few non-EU members. As for local currencies,...
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    Err, don't know if you're reading this or if it gets down under in the rest of the traffic. Guess I'll write that one up before I forget it entirely... As mentioned, a friend of mine went to a Rainbow...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Err, two points to add: a) I thought about 1a) when packing things into storage recently, which I did quite well. No idea if I played Tetris and Sokoban because I liked packing thing up (childhood memory indicates I was...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    On that note, I am knida torn by playing computer games. On the one hand it's almost the definitional waste of time (and money). But on the other, the alternative is that I build things. Might depend on the computer...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Interesting, though, that most other readers seem to consider the gaping failures of proportionate response (reasonableness?) to be compatible with coming from a human being; you must know some really horribly fucked up people. Actually, I guess most of us...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Well, yes, Lotka-Volterra and Malthusian catastrophe are Ecology 101, problem is I'm not sure if they simplify things too much. Especially if you factor in reproduction strategies, with r/K selection being another one of those oversimplifications, being superseded by the...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Real Life indicates people might be quite into sex, but not so much into children, especially due to the demands and the stress it might lead to. My personal idea is if you don't want a dog or cat because...
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    Actually, I think that's somewhat close to the the Marxist theory of alienation. Of course, you get similar complaints with many ideologies, notably with fascism and its critique of capitalism, where integral nationalism and labour service were seen as answers....
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Analyze the past and present to see what is to come. Now wrap your lips around the barrel of the gun? Err. Though I'm not sure if it's actual planning, at least not for most. Just gross negligience, and maybe...
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    Hm, difficult to say how I reacted emotionally on 9/11. Except the Atropa part, had those lying around from my herbar and used them as incense to titrate to an active dose, not that I got there anytime. Was doing...
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    BTW, you might want be interested in the Anarchism FAQ, originally compiled in response to "anarcho capitalists" and like: https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/the-anarchist-faq-editorial-collective-an-anarchist-faq-02-17#toc5 Though I'm not that sure about individual anarchists and capitalism, it might depend somewhat on your definition of capitalism, and...
  • Commented on Cthulhu Counterfactual
    Err, I typed that on my smartphone, and I'm not that good on a normal keyboard either. ;) Also explains the Claudia insertion, just a few minutes ago I was googling for person involved in a ghost hoax in Germany,...
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