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    The Perry Rhodan books were a lot of fun when I was a kid. I suspect that if I went back and read them I'd discover that they'd been visited by the suck fairy, but such is life....
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    Why alma linux?...
  • Commented on An AI app walks into a writers room
    This technology might have made Amazon's "Rings of Power" worth watching. "ChatGPT, read The Lord of the Rings and the Appendices and give me a script for the Appendices..." It certainly couldn't have done any worse....
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    Do you remember the huge scandal in the 1980s when the Reagan Administration declared the ketchup was a vegetable?...
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    How is Forge of Empires on advertising and general intrusiveness?...
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    Yes, that's it. There is also a small but pretty good modding community for the software, so you can load those too. (The Flare software is actually meant as a D&D-type game engine.) BTW, Hasbro pretty-much surrendered yesterday. I was...
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    I just enjoyed an open-source dungeon-crawl called "Flare." (Be sure you finish all the side-quests!)...
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    I think in the long term you're right, but in the short term - next 5-10 years - taking Taiwan without taking the fabs would be considered expensive and pointless....
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    If I were Taiwan I'd drop the hint that if China looks like they'll be getting control of that area, the fabs get blown to bits. Sorry guys, you get fish, but no chips!...
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    "...who far preferred trying to bite the experimenter to any form of food based reward." I wouldn't go near that rat, but he/she had the right idea! Biting the person doing experiments on you is a very good idea....
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    Thanks, I'd forgotten about the Woodie Guthrie angle. Did you know he wrote a song about Trump's father?...
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    Charlie, I think you've inspired someone. Note the embroidery on the bagpipe: "THIS MACHINE KEEPS PORTLAND WEIRD." https://youtu.be/c_PDRK0Tynk...
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    "...while Akshata manages the money." And doubtless makes helpful suggestions about governance......
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    Mods, if my above comment is part of the discussion OGH wants dropped, feel free to remove it. Thanks....
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    I think the Democrats need to be very aggressive. The NRA (National Rifle Association) should be rebranded the "Pro-Murder Lobby." The Republicans should be rebranded the "Pro-Murder and the Extreme Court should be rebraded the "Pro-Murder Court," while justices who...
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    Not just cities. Cities by the beach. (By the ocean...) When the sea levels rise, that will need to be managed quite carefully. Except we won't, of course....
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    Or just put a number in the bottom, left corner of the page, something like 27-231 in 8-point type. At that point it stops being significant....
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    False Things Programmers Know About Names? https://www.kalzumeus.com/2010/06/17/falsehoods-programmers-believe-about-names/...
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    I think you've probably nailed it completely. Well done....
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    "...including an invasion of Europe by Russia..." Also hinted at in The Gripping Hand. ("The gang of Crazy Eddies.")...
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    If your species is adapted to live on Pluto, or one of the moons of Neptune, that's a nasty weapon, the equivalent of a nuke if you have enough of the stuff......
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    Son. That was a joke, son....
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    ~Shrugs~ You just have to write the drivers and it should all work. I'd suggest Assembler. Or Forth....
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    Back in the day I realized that I had the following. A new-SCSI to old-SCSI adapter. The "old SCSI" part fit into an RS-232 to serial adapter. Which fit into a serial to PS-2 adapter. So in theory you can...
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    Yes, and they are being extremely stupid about it, and reacting with a slowness that I won't describe as "dinosaur-like" because it would do terrible injustice to even the most dimwitted brontosaurus....
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    Yes, this is one of the compromises we undertook to have a Constitution. There was an argument between the rights of the individual person and the rights of a state, many of which had either been founded with special religious/social...
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    One thing's for sure: they've just made sure the movie will bomb. (Why not wait until after the movie comes out to introduce their new license?)...
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    So what kind of compiler are you building?...
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    I should add that the executive in charge of all this came from Microsoft, and the whole thing may have happened due to a Hasbro investor feeling that WoTC was undermonetized. He tried to get Hasbro to spin WoTC off...
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    Yeah. This is going to be a case-study in the business textbooks - why you need to know whether your business has customers, or is part of an ecosystem, and by the way, what kind of community does your ecosystem...
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