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  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    "The best thing that could happen for American democracy might be if Musk successfully buys Twitter... and runs it into the ground." I wonder if you could do something like work out what phrases commonly trigger bots, and what phrases...
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    I would point out that having no magical abilities at all was more the norm than otherwise for the fighters against evil. Sam and Frodo, in particular, definitely had none at all, and very few other people did either. Indeed...
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    It has to be said, mate, that on my part I had and have gained no clue how you managed to construe that meaning from Heteromeles's post, going by my own reading of it either when he first posted it...
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    FSVO "beneficent" and "wise". I keep thinking that the nearest historical resemblance to the task would be boosting themselves from a wrecked and basically peasant-based system, while dealing with a Europe and US whose hostility had gone as far as...
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    "and pigeons" Who will all be looking down from wherever they've found to put their nests that avoids the ambient temperature being too hot for the eggs to survive, watching the humans frantically chucking energy and resources at trying to...
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    "North light was a very important for painters & photographers before artificial light sources were developed, and it's still the most comfortable light here in the northern hemisphere" I disagree. The whole thing about artists' studios having glass roofs on...
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    1273: "I'm thinking of putting aligning it north-south, putting most of the windows on the east-facing wall, and putting solar panels on the roof and west-facing wall." Ooh, no, put the windows on the west side. If you have them...
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    That trench with buildings in thing sounds like a pretty decent way to maximise the heat trap effect inside it. It'll probably start to cook the construction workers before it's even finished. And then it'll bury them in sand, like...
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    "Also some water, with one Oz mob saying their system is better because it doesn't require expensive demineralised water (which in turn suggests lots of water is use, for scale deposits to be a problem)." Deposits will be a problem...
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    "I think it's great. It will house 9 million people in a desert." Are you being sarcastic, or does a desert not sound to you like an exceptionally silly place to put 9 million people? "You're never more than 5...
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    "One advantage of making it long: lots of easy-ish access to all the solar farms they can build alongside it. A PV farm 170km long and, say, 25km deep on one side of the city (the other side being along...
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    "if we start looking at history and what has been the state of affairs hundreds of years ago we just create more conflict." We could even give Ukraine back to Lithuania while we're at it. "What really gets me is...
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    "And, as before: Is that what you want, or should Ukraine remain independent?" I'm not viewing it through a system of values which accords that factor supreme and overwhelming importance. I'm seeing it more in terms of three consecutive periods:...
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    "AND .. We have an active QUISLING ..." Nono, just someone who disagrees with the establishment view on who you are and aren't allowed to blow up. I'm fairly sure there's a comment from me on one of the original...
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    "...where 10 is the worst pain you could possibly imagine..." But I can't imagine pain at all. I can imagine that sticking my arm in a fire might be painful, but I can't make myself experience any kind of virtual...
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    That would be the sort of thing you got in very rural locations, shading into the butcher and the farmer being the same person. Totally impractical for an industrial town. The animals would come into the town alive because they're...
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    Before refrigeration, in the poorer parts of towns a good butcher would be one whose meat was a bit less rotten than a bad one's. If it didn't crawl off the plate of its own accord you could eat it,...
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    You don't even need soldiers for that. Schoolkids will do. We had a row of open-fronted fives courts in the playground - basically big brick sheds enclosed on 5 sides, and a 4ft high wall across the front side with...
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    The one I find amusing is Lemmy's comment in the sleeve notes for Ace of Spades. He says he heard about it and next time he saw his doctor he asked wtf this shit was all about. The doctor laughed...
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    I don't like yellow. I find a noticeably yellow stream is indicative of incipient dehydration. (Dunno about in bulk because I rarely get a chance to observe that.)...
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    I can imagine the Russian army as likely to be particularly interested in a quick fix for unit cohesion, and I see excellent potential for making Putin's head explode. For added fun and games chuck in some "wolf genes" as...
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    "armies need truck drivers, crane operators, mechanics, and cooks as well." And they tend to greatly outnumber the ones who actually shoot guns at people. I'd have thought the most useful genetic enhancements for soldiers would not be the flashy...
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    I've ridden in a preserved Gresley first on the SVR. I would much rather have that to do 400 miles between London and Scotland in than anything on the rails today....
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    "I've visited houses in the UK where the bathroom had a bath and then carpeting. I never figured out how to get out of the bath without wetting the floor and how the carpet was supposed to be dried after...
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    I simplify that system further. I have a bunch of clean clothes hanging where they were put to dry and a pile of dirty ones chucked in the corner. Clothes are gradually transferred from the clean stash to the dirty...
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    Carpets are a good idea also. Hard floor surfaces are for schools, prisons, barracks and similar institutions, where cheapness and durability are all that counts, the comfort of the inhabitants is disregarded, and no-one with the influence to alter things...
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    It's not a "waste trap", as in a trap for waste, it's just a trap located in the waste pipe. What it's there for is to maintain a water seal to prevent manky gases coming up out of the drain....
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    I thought the Grand Orifice Party were all in favour of dead school children and 10 year old rape victims, and thought having lots of them was great?...
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    "in the course of a 25 year marriage I've learned the importance of Schroedinger's mop bucket. If the cleaning work is not observed by my wife, it did not happen. In order for things to exist I must ensure that...
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    Tails? No thanks... I already get pressure-induced lesions over my coccyx, which is what takes the weight when I'm sitting down because I don't have an arse so there's no built-in cushion. An actual sticking-out tail raises the prospect of...
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