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  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Though actually, that might be a case of "note my exact words". The talks mentioned mainly deal with NATO presence in Germany, where AFAIK no new bases in Eastern Germany were established: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Army_installations_in_Germany (We could argue if they simply misunderstood...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    Actually the version with "Lattenzaun" is a poem by Christian Morgenstern. Which makes for memories of Mhairi/Freya's ex, actually the friend I met at my last working place, he was a fan of Morgenstern, one of his more positive attributes....
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    I don't mind the spelling, actually mine is worse at the moment (di I mention I'm somewhat exhausted?). Are you sure ist was "Lattenzaum" vs. "Lattenzaun" and "hindurchzuschaum" vs. "hindurchzuschaun" though? Not that sure, the latter ones are correct in...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    I don't know if I want to rant or scream. Hm, actually I usually do both at the same time when in the mood, but we might differ. ;) they explained to us that there were three *classes* of drugs...
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    Well, there is a German saying "zum Lachen in den Keller gehen" ("to go into the cellar for laughing") for somebody lacking in humour[1], thing is, the office literally is in the cellar of a savings bank[2], and we're the...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    There is no effective medication for ASD although several exist for ADHD. Actually there are quite a few effective medications used in ASD, though they are far from perfect. But then, it's the same in AD(H)D, especially if you have...
  • Commented on Normal service will be resumed eventually
    Hm, one could parse statements like hcmeyer's according to the philosophy of eternalism, where every moment is in existence at once. Thinking like that has a certain appeal to it, most objections to it boiling down to "I don't like...
  • Commented on Story time!
    ...compared with speaking up, even if your voice shakes. Personally I think a shaking voice can be quite compelling, though tastes differ. ;) Just remember that it can't be that much worse than doing a presentation at university, actually a...
  • Commented on Story time!
    Actually there are quite a few statements to this effect. It's just that "religion and ethics in politics" usually boils down to "ban abortion" with politicians self-identifying as Xtian. And stops there, if it doesn't go downhill even more......
  • Commented on Story time!
    Hm, I wanted to tell you German "Friday for Future" has taken to blocking the railways to the lignitre mines, makes for an ethical dilemma if you're not that fond of dirupting the railways... German television interviewed an economist who...
  • Commented on Story time!
    ...because I've got to deal with another fairly pointless argument in front of the local City Council on Monday, and that actually does require preparation. My sympathy. If it gets too grim, may I propose a song by Tool, Ænema?...
  • Commented on Story time!
    As for the Iranian fatwa: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ali_Khamenei%27s_fatwa_against_nuclear_weapons Personally, I could think some ways around it, starting with the idea that the preservation of your own life is quite high in most Abrahamic religions. So building nukes to attack might be haraam,...
  • Commented on Story time!
    Err, I guess even that wouldn't work. You haven't been around Authoritarians lately, have you? They more or less expect to be done in by their leader, it doesn't matter. Personally, I guess one plausible way would be a sex...
  • Commented on Story time!
    I give you Black Cloud by SNFU. From another CD the pothead sitting next to me in history class gave me....
  • Commented on Story time!
    Actually, the "gods subduing chaos" is also in Genesis, it's just somewhat sanitized to conform to monotheism (though I'm not sure if the authors were just monolatrists at the time): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genesis_creation_narrative#Mesopotamian_influence Personally I prefer the second creation myth, naming changes...
  • Commented on Story time!
    viable smallpox thaws out of the eastern Siberian permafrost, and gets carried out through an airport from one of those Siberian cities to the rest of the world, Hm, substitute the Spanish Flu for smallpox, and you basically have one...
  • Commented on Story time!
    Hm, who's to say supervillainry isn't tax-deducable charitable work in Gotham City. Keep the poor hudlums from the street, give them a job as henchmen, the harebrained schemes are just occupational therapy... In other news, I started reading "Confessions of...
  • Commented on Story time!
    Hm, she could also be the Joker's toxic (boy|girl)friend alternating between idealizing his/her artistic talent and creativity and devaluing him/her. The latter one especially when poor Joker opens up somewhat when under stress. He/her could also moonlight for other supervillains....
  • Commented on Story time!
    start out in some area that is not the best ethically, make a fortune, then pivot and watch as everyone praises you... I'll give you Ashoka and Augustus. Feel free to add others......
  • Commented on Story time!
    Hm, you know the version of Achilles and the tortoise by one Lewis Carroll? As for GED, my first DM read it at a similar age. Me, I was somewhat later, but I had to rebuy it lately because I...
  • Commented on Story time!
    Err, yes. Hank Scorpio would make for a great internet entrepreneur, but I run dry of association since sadly Shuttleworth, Musk, Bezos et al. are not that much into beards. Hm, Jimbo maybe....
  • Commented on Story time!
    In the spirit of the name of the last firm I worked for... Why don't we make it "Sauron and friends(tm)"? Yes, I already made the "I should have known, since friends suck." joke when I got fired......
  • Commented on Story time!
    We had much fun with the German used in NOLF. Though apparantly is was unintentional. "Töten sie Ihr!" became something of standard joke with our LAN parties, you can parse it several ways, and all don't work out. I'll try...
  • Commented on Story time!
    Err, I see. Sorry, my bad. Of course there might be derivatives, e.g. an option on the bearer fetching the coin....
  • Commented on Story time!
    Well, yes, vigilantes are not that inventive. Why risk physical damage by beating them up when you can try some waterboarding? Of course, there might also be this nice idea by Peter Watts how to deal with bullies. (Err, the...
  • Commented on Story time!
    Hm, AFAIR dragons aren't that big on lending. the specifics might depend somewhat on the things they hoard, e.g. inflation if it's valuables or deflation if it's gold coins. OTOH, hm, take a party on a quest to steal some...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Well, they might also be the latest project from Skunk Works. Though an identified UFO is no longer a UFO, of course....
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Vietnamese cuisine is the same, except the occasional fish. Personally, in the past I had a feeling I fare better cognitively with a diet high in fat and protein and low in carbohydrates, but I go for cheese over meat....
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    I have seen the first episode, and I quite liked it. Till now no explanation why Crowley listens to Queen, but that might be later. I could argue it's not heretical, Crowley and Adam might be a demon and the...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Hm, I would still try to use the correct appelation; for the record, I also wouldn't call Italian Mussolini fanboys neo-nazis but neo-fascists. It's somewhat complicated at times, but it might help with divide and conquer. For me, it's bad...
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