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  • Commented on Sitrep
    Err, I don't know what's worse; the Italian heat, or that it's actually somewhat cooler than Germany ATM. BTW, I hope the "Sinking Feeling" thread stays open somewhat, I'd like to employ my talent for worst case scenarios somewhat. Subtype...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    Hm, personally I think a "Sourcery" ending would be somewhat appropiate. We're back in the 90s, Bob is back in university and has quite a lot of strange deja vus[1]. But there is the new guest prof in logic, Dominic,...
  • Commented on Sitrep
    Err, make that "Doktor von Domski". I hate soft keyboards......
  • Commented on Sitrep
    Hm, why do I start thinking about the Call of Cthulhu campaign set in 1920 Berlin a friend and I thought about back in the day. Especially one character, Doctor von Romani. Quite brilliant, though somewhat difficult, and quite antipolonic....
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Well, it's just the guy not being a judge in germany makes for some extra seperation of powers, which really gets drilled in you as a principle in history, political education[1] and social science in school. The best known German...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Err, we were not speaking about warehouses, we were speaking about individuals, where most people could only stockpile for themselves, which would most likely not boil down to supplying others later on. People buying a surplus would further heghten demand,...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    German TV used the original French title, though they later on taped the English title on that. Thanks for the proposal. ;) As for the examining magistrates, in Germany that'd be the Staatsanwalt. Perusing wiki, in France that'd be a...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    The difference between case law and civil codes actually is not that clear cut. (Please note I'm not a lawyer, and actually my (thankfully limited) exposure to legal proceedings is with the German system, not the French, and I guess...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    I still have fond memories of the Steyr AMR in "Halting State"... As for shared interesrs, in my case, hanging around with some flight simulator fans (hello Karsten) in my late teens and trying to figure which plane was best...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    but the people they will hang will be relative innocents who just have identifiable assets and, especially, those who embrace a heretical form of socialism. Yes, people like you and me. Hm, going through my music collection for this year's...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Color me somewhat unimpressed by you stating it won't be as bad because people might start hoarding some weeks in advance, thus creating scarcity. Happy happy joy joy indeed....
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Hm, reminds me of Captain Ivanova. Err. Though I guess Admiral Kuznetsov would be a more probable name. Or Kniaz Potyomkin Tavricheskiy. Or Aurora....
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Hm, seems there are a bunch of theories; the one I like best is a postilion usually sitting on the last left horse better to ues his whip on the other horses. Reasoning is you go right with that one...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    To stay somewhat neutral, let's just say neither "case law" (or common law) nor civil code law[1] are superior or inferior, just different, 'mkay? For starters, it's not just the Code Napoleon, in Germany we have the BGB, other countries...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Always a good idea to foster cognitive dissonance; the calculation problem should make for headhurt in autoritären economic liberals. Whatever, about one hour to go till blood moon, guess it's time to geht into ceremonial garb and practice my part;...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    As for Greece, the situation is not that new with the Mediterranean, though it might get worse with the heat. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_Mediterranean_wildfires As for "government starts to blame unknown (yeah right) actors.", no, it's most likely not about Russians. ;) There...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Though there is another sinking feeling quite a few of those local strong men started out as human right activists themselves or were at least affiliated with them or used human rights activist organizations as a strating point; the whole...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    Actually application of benzodiazepines is a risk factor for PTSD, and they were used in the case of the docto; which makes for two questions: a) How does this generalize to other drugs? Zolpidem shares the same binding site with...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    which were comprehensively shot down at the time by his intellectual contemporaries in the Austrian school of economics, and which have been fairly well tested in real life several times. First of, no, the Austrian School is not contemporary with...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    Err, plain "sexual attraction" might be a misnomer for what you have in mind, "eros" might be better. It might differ between persons somewhat, hypertrophied pair bonding and imprinting would be one extreme, casual promiscuous sex the other. Let's just...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    It's even more mindboggling; XY women are known, a defect in SRY is one explanation: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XY_gonadal_dysgenesis#Swyer_syndrome_as_a_form_of_%22pure_gonadal_dysgenesis%22 But it's not that simple; the daughter got her Y chromosome from her father, so it seems like everything was most likely OK with...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    BTW, another thing is me somewhat tuning off when listening to music; it's not boring, I'm just not wholly there... Mainly happens with classical music, but also with other kinds of music. Might be a strange combination of my bad...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    Given the well-known tie-oin between Mats & Music, perhpas that's not suprising (for me) Err, being the somewhat mathematically inclined black sheep[1] of a musical family, the connections are there, but can be somewhat overdone. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_and_mathematics (Yes, I know a...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    Err, I somewhat mixed up Greg's post with Robert Prior's post about young teachers; I'm still somewhat unsure what to make of my brother's career[1], but apparently he got his job as a teacher because he was willing to do...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    Hm, why go with frozen sperm actually? Apparently spermatogenesis shares many control points with oogenesis[1], so the actual number of genes involved only in spermatogenesis is not that high; if all else fails you might CRISPer SRY and other necessary...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    Hm, the grass is always greener on the other side[1], but going by some stories I heard from teachers, it's not that different here... [1] But somewhat more expensive outside the Netherlands......
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    See, for example, CJD, which was thought to be a genetic/hereditable condition because it ran in families and victims typically died of it aged 40-60: children were infected in utero and had more kids before they succumbed. It's actually a...
  • Commented on Unsustainable Interstellar Civilization, Hotspot Colonies, and Dwarf Culture
    At least part of the variation in food reaction might be stress mediated; stress inhibits bowel movement, which might lead to bacterial overgrowth, which might lead to bacterial toxins and H2S inhibiting normal cell function in intestines, which might lead...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Err, the alternative to Russian gas is not US gas; there are quite a few other exporters of LNG around: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_natural_gas_exports Please note that Russia while Russia is a big producer, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_natural_gas_production it's also a big consumer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_natural_gas_consumption The same...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    I had to explain the Bengladeshi (then Eastern Pakistan) war of independence (broadly similar) to a Bengladeshi some weeks ago; he didn't remember,it's somewhat ineteresting in the context of how "history" gets across the generations. Or doesn't, in this case......
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