NecroMoz: deanimator of the undead

NecroMoz: deanimator of the undead

  • Commented on I can't even
    The idea of a citizen's jury, and it seems to work in practice, is that small groups of people are more pro-social than larger ones. Even the sort of person who actively wants to vote for fascists is rarely capable...
  • Commented on I can't even
    Do they not understand WHY there was a treaty?? I think they assume that what we have now is an unquestionable base from which to build. Maori are peaceful now, therefore Maori will always be peaceful. In a way they're...
  • Commented on I can't even
    This entire debate on elected vs appointed vs non-partisan is a red herring Let's try a different example: the referendums recently held to decide how some Russian territories should be aligned. The partisan process for running the referendums seemed odd...
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    I'm kinda of puzzling through one of those "combine several bad ideas and get something good" chains. Loosely: petitions to government that have popular support but not political support government initiated referendums, like the one that gave us Brexit citizen...
  • Commented on I can't even
    scared for American democracy. It does amaze me that the USA is so keen have its elections run by partisan, elected officials. Especially the bit where some officials have to directly run and certify the election for their successor. I...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    He treats recent events as if they have come out of nowhere, or only as far back as brexit. People have been working towards this for decades. My take is that he knows the history, he just thinks it's eclipsed...
  • Commented on I can't even
    "We've said we're sorry, why don't they just get over it?" What shocked me the other day is someone in Aotearoa blithely saying "if we become a republic we can dump the treaty". And not understanding at all when it...
  • Commented on I can't even
    The allegedly 'leftist' party, despite really clear and obvious messaging from the electorate, have rushed to continue 90% of the Tory policies, whilst also stating they are a gentler and kinder government It worked really well in Aotearoa, the charismatic...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    "Goat vs Mudrock: king of the hill" a grudge match made in heaven?...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    In case anyone is suffering an excess of good cheer, David Spratt links to a paper in Science magazine which says: Current global warming of ~1.1°C above preindustrial temperatures already lies within the lower end of some tipping point uncertainty...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    That looks very cool. I know of people have walked across big chunks of Oz using camels in a fairly similar way, but carrying more supplies. The first Afghani immigrants here came very early on in the European occupation, arriving...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    If it's fence-able it might be worth looking at a rent-a-goat-herd service who will normally use goats that have been trained to respect temporary electric fences. Since they also like novelty and eating weird shit they will usually stay inside...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    it's mostly an infrastructure issue My experience has been more in the "fences are hints" area of goat-restraining. Friends had a billy goat that they chained up, and it was quite adept at pulling star pickets out of the ground....
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Yeah, but on the other hand the Conservative Party are now in something like year 10 of repeatedly doing things that beforehand were unprecedentedly stupid. Afterwards, obviously, there's precedent... I wouldn't be surprised to see them say "based on expert...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Why would someone use a Polish boat in an area with lots of Polish boats? Hmm. The question might be more "is there anyone in Poland who supports a side that would benefit from cutting off that pipeline? Or who...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    we're back to a moderate to large support boat with a crew that can keep a secret. Yeah, you'll need at least two people. One to drive the boat, one to watch the camera and push the button. Any working...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    An explosive device lowered from a surface ship with video guidance would work, but that requires some really high tech and lots of money. I suspect a trawler with a towed camera could do it. Drones rated to 100m...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Yeah, I had hopes for Liv Struss but it appears she's only got the one joke "haha, Truss is a robot". OTOH Truss appears not to be much better than that "cut taxes! And, also, we will CUT TAXES. Hmm,...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    almost all of the satirists now go in for straight reporting with commentary I think that much politics is now performed by satirists, leaving the actual satirists nowhere to go. Far too often something an actual politician does wouldn't be...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Sadly there are times when I need my email to actually work. In the sense of "I can email someone and get a reply", rather than "I sent an email, task complete". As when I email my MP asking for...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    In the case of official bodies it's often that they can't think past step one until someone makes a complaint, and then either everyone changes or the law changes. Usually in Australia we follow the USA and say "citizens have...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    I am not certain that "borrow money" is really a goal, perhaps "leave the next government with a financial crisis" is the goal and borrowing is one way to do that? But OTOH they're acting like kleptocrats so anything is...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Nah, that stuff is common. And it's not just minor politicians calling for a "final solution" to the refugee problem, there was the time Bush the lesser called John Howard (Prime Munster of Australia) "my Stalin". But then Bush the...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    Yep, auto cow milkers are not quite mature technology, but there's multiple manufacturers and they're known to work. It seems weird to advertise a product as "cows like it" but they seem to. I was mostly struck by "wow, a...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    What I get a lot of is HTML emails that render fine in gmail or even my webmail (without images, obviously) but all the links are obfuscated. In the worst cases I get links that ghostery or other anti-malware things...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    But factory farms are primarily using arable land to feed human-edible food to meat animals, which is so transparently stupid I'm amazed that it's even allowed. I'm not convinced that farming cows is a good idea at all, even for...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Jonathan Pie has a worthwhile rant on the tubes... A Statement of Intent Also, the noscript plugin + blog commenter killfile breaks login on the blog for me. But marking it as "trusted" fixes that....
  • Commented on London Bridge
    First, get rid of at least ninety-percent of meats. Useful to remember that arable land is a small fraction of total land, and big chunks of the planet are unsuitable for crops. Places like Australia are already only 4% arable...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    I was thinking more of random groups of pissed off people who have basic military gear and nowhere to go. Somalia rather than Yemen sort of scale. But Yemen or Iraq style conflicts aren't out of the question, especially if...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    start by buying up all those Dubai skyscrapers when they're abandoned, and get busy fast kitbashing them into your arcology. Probably you'd need to do something about keeping out sea level rise too, but mere details. And maybe add "defensible"...
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