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Mister_DK

  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    wow, websites showing those sorts of videos sound terrible, just terrible... what websites are they?...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    Neither party was ever great on race. But the African-American/Republican realignment started well before Nixon. For some horrific reading look up the on the ground stories about the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. How that was handled by the republicans...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    In the time since this post was written, Bitcoin's value has almost doubled....
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    The point is, the scenario is rigged from the outset because the parameters are set up so that someone is going to get hurt. To which my response is, "when did you stop beating your wife?" If there is an...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    they literally have a sub called /r/physicalremoval that is used to discuss genocide/ethnic cleansing. Or go check out the comments in /r/The_Donald Fuck off with the "I don't see any Nazis here" bullshit. "A few hours searching" is a crock...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    it's sad to see you call people Nazis in such broad strokes. they want to create a militaristic homogeneous ethnostate that privileges white people, and while they will generally elide exactly how they will get rid of all those...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    One possible explanation, which looks quite reasonable as a first approximation, is that the US libertarian fringe has been assimilated by the neo-Nazis. After all, once you take one red pill, why not take another, and another, until you overdose...
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    Selachii thumped the table. 'Very well, then, by jingo!' he snarled. 'Alone!' 'We could certainly do with one,' said Lord Vetinari. 'We need the money. I was about to say that we cannot afford mercinaries.' 'How can this be?' said...
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    Not so different from long-haul air travel where Delta, American, etc. tend to feed everything through a small number of hub airports.) Yeah, that's actually a not-insignificant problem here in the states with the consolidation of airlines doing that and...
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    More than Russia or sexism or email coverage or anything else, the campaign's decision to ignore the base (both in policies and in geographic location) was the strategic error that put Trump in power. Schumer phrased the plan as “For...
  • Commented on Excuses
    And the rooting will be done by state-level actors with an effectively unlimited budget. Initially, sure. But then some leak will happen and the tools will be out in the wild and then it will be interesting times. Just as...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Kokomo Hum got solved like 10 years ago. Fans on a cooling tower at the Chrysler plant were hitting some resonance and were the source of the hum. They tweaked them, and it went away...
  • Commented on Excuses
    You are thinking about crime for a financial gain. What about the much more common online behavior, being a general shithead? Consider the extrapolation from current actions: Gameplayer Jane tweets "I didn't much care for the latest AAA blockbuster first...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    Nothing will happen. I think posters here misunderstand the scale here. We are seeing some flooding of the Houston area yes. But the Houston area is positively massive. Most of it is fine. Neighbors are taking shifts keeping the storm...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    What doesn't happen is Clinton going after Iran: she was part of the team that brokered the deal. Nope. Clinton brought about the sanctions against them. To the extent that lifting those sanctions was part of the deal and was...
  • Commented on Radio silence
    (Historically, until about 250 years ago, this was generally true: before the industrial revolution economic growth either didn't happen, or tended to accrue at fractional-percentage rates that were gobbled up by population surplus. So our folk memory intuitive "common sense"...
  • Commented on Character and Exposition are Plot: Why most pop critical terms aren't useful to writers
    Which book is the Sharpe info dump example in? I want to read it and see, but I do not have time to plow through 24 books for a small scene...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Question for the Charlie Has the subplot with Spooky been cut in the various reshuffles and rewrites (ala the marriage counselor scenes), or is that still to come?...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Read it. My conclusion is Mo is pregnant, she survived because little Bob/Mo is powerful occult entity, even as a zygote. Be absolute Hell when he/she/it is 18 mo old. there is a quick bit about civilizations becoming superorganisms that...
  • Commented on Book day!
    The Black Pharaoh defeated the Sleeper; what's left in that physical husk is just Ray Schiller with minimal extras. In time they'd grow back, but don't underestimate Mhari. Wait, just destroyed his appendage into our realm, or hit the Sleeper...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Bob's complete mangling of the role, capabilities, and branch names of the Navy/Marines is distressing. Even if you want to make the argument that amphibious assault ships are aircraft carriers, they still belong to and are operated by the Navy,...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    >But the key thing a lot of foreigners don't get is that "sectarian" identity is defined in terms of religion (presbyterian/catholic), but it's actually tribal allegiance: it's almost a caste system in the north (I have been assured that Jews...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    Me: Politicians are not your friends, it is their job to get you to like them. They are nothing but vessels for policies and should be discarded as soon as they falter in that regard. Also Me: You keep Jezza's...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    though the symbolism of the opening in #264 indicates that isn't the case in the Laundry. Death of the ravens is supposed to coincide with the death of the country...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    Ok I know we haven't crossed the "300 comments, anything goes" threshold yet but I gotta ask what the fuck is going on with Scottish politics right now. How are you guys being the ones keeping May in power. 6...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    >how did the Alfar not turn into the equivalent of H Beam Piper's Level One Paratime Civilization? Whole lot of time for other species to beat them there, relegating the Alfar to the equivalent of rats in the walls. Sure...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    Question for the host: Considering the genre (riffing on mil-SF) and series (Rhesus Chart, Apocalypse Codex), the ending is positively subdued. And it was building towards a large desperate crescendo of wide scale conflict after all containment efforts had failed....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    There is also the fact that Pinker embeds a lot of complete bullshit "racial science" in his "humans are breeding for domestication" hypothesis. The tangent about Chinese having a stable civilization longer leading towards being further ahead on domestication and...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    what's that quote about smart clever and subtle still having their intricate plans wrecked by a dull knife thrust between their shoulder blades? At the end of the day it all really comes down to power at a point. Intelligence...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    One way to do that (and also convey alienness) that other writers have used is have the intelligent/alien/both character draw out expository/action directing information from odd sources, typically ones that would be considered "information adjacent" in a sense. Essentially accurately...
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