Robert van der Heide

Robert van der Heide

  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    “character in a satire whatever“ Here in the US if you want reporting that fact-checks instead of just taking quotes from “both sides,” and that compares what a politician is saying today to what they said last year, you’re most...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    “Harbler: an amalgam of Harga and Dibbler.” That didn’t help much....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    “Rather depressingly, I suspect that the answer is to start preparing for global weather events.” Well, we have to do that anyway, don’t we?...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    The difference is they used to feel the need to try and hide it. Now it’s “Yeah, I asked the Chinese government to dig up dirt on the Bidens. So what?” And a big chunk of the electorate seems to...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    “the USA can and will interfere in everyone else's elections, but nobody else can even express an opinion about American elections...” You’re a bit out of date. As of 2016, foreign interference is permissible so long as it benefits the...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Underpants stealing spy belongs in the next thread: https://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2019/10/creative-writing-challenge.html#comments-open The script writers aren’t even trying anymore....
  • Commented on Creative writing challenge!
    Another very 2019 story: Deus ex hackina: It took just 10 minutes to find data-divulging demons corrupting Pope's Click to Pray eRosary app. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/10/18/vatican_erosary_insecure/...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    “The Treasury has “paused” production of a new 50p coin commemorating Brexit on 31 October after it became clear that the UK is unlikely to leave the EU on time.” It took until Friday to figure that out? https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/oct/25/production-of-brexit-50p-coin-paused-amid-departure-uncertainty...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    The year is 2192. The British Prime Minister visits Brussels to ask for an extension of the Brexit deadline. No one remembers where this tradition originated, but every year it attracts many tourists from all over the world. https://mobile.twitter.com/julianpopov/status/1185664196178042880...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    roundabouts, dammit, not 'traffic circles'. “Rotaries”...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toad_Suck,_Arkansas...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    Should have been clearer I was linking them. What you wrote in #401 casts doubt on the reliability of the classification “violent” refered to in #384....
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    “incarceration is mostly driven (5/6th?) by violent crime” Given what you say, what fraction of that “violent crime” is robbing a liquor store and how much is disobeying an officer while darker and/or poorer than Watts? And how much of...
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    Swiss neutrality was not based on pacifism; quite the opposite....
  • Commented on Someone please sack the script-writers
    [Elizabeth Warren’s] supposed proficiency, as a dominatrix, to reduce a member of the US Marine Corps to blubbering jelly... Waiting for Rule 34 to kick in....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Hillary’s emails *again*? They must be getting really low on squid ink if they’re reduced to using that stuff again - it’s gone rather stale....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    None of that addresses the “interesting” question of what happens if the State of New York indicts Trump for tax fraud from before he took office....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    From language choices I believe the poster @1999 to be British. Knowing a bit about the history of British involvement in Ireland, I think that comment deserves a red card....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    I think it’s the most incoherent comment on this page. Which is pretty impressive considering the competition....
  • Commented on Upcoming events
    “Coppicing ... has a delay of between 20 and 80 years,” Still way too long for the modern next-quarter-bonus-focused executive....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    “managerial revolution“ It appears that this New Yorker cartoon is in the “Ha ha, only serious” category. https://www.cartooncollections.com/cartoon?searchID=CC52630 (Businessman at podium: “While the end-of-the-world scenario will be rife with unimaginable horrors, we believe that the pre-end period will be filled...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    “Finance ..., should be regulated heavily” See my #727....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    “trust in the responsible company, the engaged employee and the educated consumer” None of which were present when the FAA allowed Boeing to “self-certify” the 737 MAX. Which is remarkable given that the “consumers” were large companies making G$ purchase...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Fill them with mercury instead of wate?...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Any chance it also explains the Roman dodecadra cited above? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_dodecahedron...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Yeah, I’ll stop. #1557 dismissal of SSC’s anticapitalist essay as “libertarian” clinched it....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    “Humans are fucking complex in 2000+ years” My impression is that In groups of 100 or so we’re reasonably nice, or at least not much nastier than gorillas or chimpanzees. But the more we organize into bigger and bigger groups,...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Does Loki know what these are for too? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carved_stone_balls...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    “Here's a thing: We found out you are all massive liars and hypocrites.” You’rve been observing humans how long?...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    “95% junk” I’d guess 99.95%....
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