Howard NYC

Howard NYC

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    forcibly re-take Taiwan There's a world-wide dependency upon Taiwanese chips... little doubt that Taiwanese government's got a plan in the event of a failed defense against invasion... call it "Blind Samson Protocol" because they'd make certain to wreck everything (or...
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    oh look... 500+% growth... if this was a stock this would be time to cash in and get out of the market... every time I've checked that page, the graph of world wide death rate had some spikes but *...
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    newest entry in category of "batshit crazy stuff really happening" in US... just maybe the police are off their leash? turning a bit feral, hmmm? a high student student refused to play kickball so police officer, pepper-sprayed and arrested the...
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    for those dreaming of a post-human world... sadly you are not going to see rewilding as fast nor as widely as you expect... as just one of many factors please consider there's all manner of toxins just about on verge...
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    yup... Russia indeed leading the way back to feudalism... "State Duma approves law to keep member’s income tax and assets private in blow to transparency in Russia" PREDICTION: 2025 for politicians in UK to do much the same (they are...
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    Heteromeles: "If it's just a toxic accident of history..." Your post is going to needs be gnawed upon a couple times... sort of like each slice of a slightly cold but still nutritious pizza heaped with extra cheese, olives and...
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    never mind bears-sharks-congers... the deadliest beast in North America? "Deer are responsible for deaths of about 440 of 458 killed in physical confrontations with wildlife" which will make for any number of wacky plotlines in the hands of anybody sufficiently...
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    Robert Prior: there's more than one motive, and a variety of (twisted) goals... usage of the term "enslavement" regrettably appropriate... however my point is upon another motive than what you'd identified... on every corporate site I ever worked as a...
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    ===== whatever label you like to apply to then -- incel-misogynist-traditionalist -- there's certain traits common to all variants of members of the "he-man-girl-haters" club an overwhelming need to build visible barriers around women choosing to block off the grand...
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    something based on a real conversation that I dug up from a failed short story... still as true today as in 2007... "It is not a flaw, it’s a feature.” “Huh." Petrov idly flipped through the doc's knowing it was...
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    waldo: thanks for ultimate in modes for punishing click-whores & trend-setting clowns & cultural vampires my favorite snippets... "Who knew that enrolling on a course about the relativistic Universe would spawn an idea for the perfect murder?" "This story is...
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    no... citrus not yet 'native' so far north... but wait about a decade... as was a bit of world building background in Peter Hamilton's "Greg Mandel" trilogy... groves 'n groves of oranges-limes-grapefruit... but not so much tangerines... go figura... I'm...
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    from the guardian... "Brexiters in denial can’t admit to themselves that a project founded in delusion, marinated in fantasy, riddled with contradictions and marketed with mendacities was never going to 'work'." ...something I'm gonna re-task towards those irrational Republicans eager...
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    one step closer to oranges in London and lemons in Glasgow... hazelnuts, walnuts, etc, "becoming commercially viable" https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/09/english-farmers-turning-to-cultivating-nuts-as-climate-heats...
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    so... adding... marinated overnight in Malignant Narcissism Souring Sauce(TM) to tenderize...
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    I'm debating between terming the recent #BSGC (batshit gonzo crazy) politicians collectively as being infected with "moral bankruptcy" or "empathy bankrupt" with a side order of "amorally shortsightedness" it is a subtle distinction...
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    Charlie Stross: heh heh... I shall e-mail you a kilogram of popcorn to prep for their livestream court appearances... but only if you reciprocate when T(he)rump is at long last dragged before a judge to answer for his dozens 'n...
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    Greg Tingey: Gloat-a-Gloag... why is anyone upset? just because those of better bloodlines imported involuntary workers from distant lands? ("import involuntary workers" does sound so much better than "kidnapping and transporting with intent for enslaving")...
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    SFReader: whenever conversations arise about "ageing in place" you'd best be ready for yelling... nobody over 50 likes to admit they are no long young and anyone over 60 resents any reminder they've begun dying whilst still standing... adding to...
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    got chopped... PWJWDOMS = political wack jobs with delusions of messianic saviorhood; very much a mode of an unloved-unwelcome-unhinged minority attempting to take control of the reins of governance; UK ==> Tory; US ==> GOP; various 'n sundry variants in...
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    = political wack jobs with delusions of messianic savior-hood; very much a mode of an unloved-unwelcome-unhinged minority attempting to take control of the reins of governance; UK ==> Tory; US ==> GOP; various 'n sundry variants in other nations;...
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    SFReader: "catchy descriptions for a 'new tech'?" hmmm... if it is in the hands of a pretty person, then it is 'cool' or 'intriguing or 'sexy' or 'accessory must have' pretty person being whichever combo of age-gender-body-type grabs attention of...
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    Q: what kinds of stories can we cook up about 'crimes of the future' when lithium becomes so critical nations edge towards war? will regions (or states or cities ) get into conflict over who gets each new desperately needed...
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    scrap prices... Iron USD$0.93 kg Lithium USD$71.373 kg Nickel USD$26.73 kg Tin USD$ 28.63 kg if it is worth the effort to locate odds 'n ends of iron to recycle... yeah definitely so for lithium... just a matter of figuring...
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    what the longer term consequences of 'micro-beads' will be from a medical perspective is of increasing significance... plastic typically (but not always) has a density ranging from 0.89 to 0.94 g/cm^3... thus plastic typically (but not always) floats on sweet...
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    palate cleansing snippet... "All my life, there had been a giant empty space, a huge existential void that had needed to be filled by something, and I had never realized that that thing was the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile. ... With...
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    ===== David L: "where they go who knows where" you'll love "Junkyard Planet" by Adam Minter; non-fic; "...a vast, often hidden, 500-billion-dollar industry ...from back-alley Chinese computer recycling operations to recycling factories capable of processing a jumbo jet's worth of...
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    free story from Bruce Sterling! https://bruces.medium.com/balkan-cosmology-by-bruce-sterling-2022-9a06b9b28bc0...
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    when I grow up, I wanna be as good a writer as Bruce Sterling... * sigh * "In retrospect this period will be understood as an Indian summer of the old world, a winter that didn't know it was a...
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    this is very much "Ministry of the Future"... could be built for about 2% of DarthMusk's whim-slash-chewtoy purchasing of Twitter https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/we-need-an-international-center-for-climate-modeling/# ==== Robert Prior: regrettably you are accurate... there's long been a ground swell amongst certain states -- California, New...
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