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ilya187

  • Commented on London Bridge
    It will still be a shitty future with a few gigadeaths, of course, if we let late-stage capitalism go full speed ahead until it crashes, but humanity can survive and maintain its technology even with most of the biosphere gone....
  • Commented on London Bridge
    If you want a technological community keeping on through a period of barbarism.. I give you: The Mole Sun Cult... Also: EXTREMELY MOTIVATED to keep technic skills sharp, on account of dying in a day if the systems go. I...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    I admit I too would like to know what Pigeon (#363) meant by "when referee wasn't looking". I am sure it was a metaphor for something, but am very puzzled as to what that "something" is....
  • Commented on London Bridge
    If the die-off is 99.999% effective there will be 80,000 humans left. Many of us who post here come from a population that went through a significantly smaller bottleneck The difference is, they did not have to contend with a...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    I’m assuming we crash hard (hunter-gatherer) and long (millennia.) Not going to happen. If we actually crash to hunter-gatherer stage, we will go extinct. That's because there will not be enough to hunt and gather left. The penultimate step before...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    His joking get rich scheme was to take a hill from the midwest, put it in a field in the plains, and charge people to stand on it so they experience being on a hill. The zoo in New Orleans...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    My late ex also noted that she would eat lobster, exp. when she had caught it in hand-to-claw battle (she was a diver, among many other things.) What does "exp." mean here? BTW, it's been a very long time since...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    The anti-Castro Cuban community in Florida is another example of this. What I find weird about anti-Castro Cuban community in Florida is that it is not original refugees -- it is their grandchildren. I am not nearly as right-wing as...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    Maybe I misremembered, but IIRC you said something about your parents not liking AOC because she reminded them of the people who accidentally paved the way for Stalin to gain power. If I misquoted you, sorry about that. Ah yes....
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    I'd be fine with horse lasagne as long as that's what it said on the packet. Heck, I'd pay more for it! Horse meat is usually healthier than beef....
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    My limited experience with the Green New Deal a few years back was cringe-inducing, because they were earnestly process-driven, and their process was designed to produce lowest common denominator unworkable stuff in the name of fairness and inclusion. I agree...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    Again, is there a way to change my password on antipope? Clicking "forgot password" did not help....
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    Is there any way to change password here? I clicked "Forgot password" link, and it said that a password reset email has been sent to my email address, but it never arrived. Yes, I did check Spam folder....
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    Michael -- You replied to my post, yet the header says "Michael Cain replied to this comment from shrldu". Any idea how his happened? BTW, when I was an MS student in Computer Science (State University of New York at...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    I agree with all that and add 4: Which is the demand for history PhD's in the job market is falling off a cliff to the point where even with a prestigious degree from a top school there is very...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    P's not a good letter for such initialisms (or my brain's heat-damaged), but something like Phelonius Gas and Electric would at least be accurate. "Perfidious"...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    That's a bit unclear. Who did they call "the smartest people in the room"?...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    In realistic terms, that remains true, because it's inseparable from there being a hierarchy. There is far less room on the upper levels than the lower, so while a handful of people may be able to move upwards, for any...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    One other question not addressed by all of this is that of hope. One factor in making people happier is the sense that their lives are under their control and their actions can make things better (i.e. climb to the...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    This can be surprisingly difficult: when losers present for treatment they don't actually want to become winners, they just want to become happier about losing... But at the larger scale this all looks futile because, as I said earlier, status...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    However, I have no clue what role rum played in industrializing Britain, beyond helping the British Navy decontaminate its water a bit. Don't forget sodomy and the lash!...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    No, I don't know, though I would guess a succession of chance events. But it is codswallop that the opportunities were not available elsewhere. Major reason may have been that the earliest prototypes of steam engines (or any new technology,...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    https://www.usnews.com/news/politics/articles/2021-12-28/poll-a-third-of-americans-question-legitimacy-of-biden-victory-nearly-a-year-since-jan-6 A new University of Massachusetts Amherst poll released Tuesday highlights how partisanship has hardened in the year since the deadly Jan. 6 attack and the stark breakdown on how Democrats and Republicans view that day and the results of...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    Did you notice the part "in these red counties" in my post you were responding to? Of course the people (law enforcement or otherwise) who think 2020 election was stolen are a minority within United States as a whole....
  • Commented on The ends of education
    Maintaining & expanding democracy should be the Democratic Party's goal. To do that requires thwarting the GQP's fascist coup attempts, but I hope we can do that without becoming as extremist as the GQP. I hope so too, but realistically...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    https://mrw.5-cent.us is my website. I successfully logged on. Apparently, when I first tried to register two weeks ago, your server stored my information even though I never received a confirmation email, so another attempt to register resulted in "email address...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    my money is on either an RU false-flag { They will do it, repeatedly } or, possibly more likely, an internal faction-fight. Dima Vorobiev is a former Soviet professional propagandist, and one of the most popular writers on Quora; I...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    That's true for the UK, too - see the latest thread. What do you mean? The latest thread is about Chalies's Chicon 8 schedule, what does it have to do with anything here?...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    It depends on whether the goal is victory for our side at any cost, or re-uniting the country somehow. And remember that the system of checks and balances exists to ensure that these two things are tightly bound to one...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    Part of the problem here is that education isn't just a personal good and a social good, its also a "positional" good, meaning that part of the value of having e.g. a degree comes from the fact that someone else...
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