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  • Commented on The Evil Business Plan of Evil (and misery for all)
    Under what condition of ownership (paying for the value of the fishery up front) does overfishing and crashing the stock make more sense (i.e. profits and value) than sustainable harvesting? The fact that the new owner will not have had...
  • Commented on The Evil Business Plan of Evil (and misery for all)
    I strongly suspect that the Irish vote was a way for their populace to finally give the evil Black Crows a large finger You'd be very wrong. The only people who paid a blind bit of heed to the Catholic...
  • Commented on The Evil Business Plan of Evil (and misery for all)
    Yes; once again the world exceeds expectations - downwards....
  • Commented on The Evil Business Plan of Evil (and misery for all)
    You're talking like version 1 of that system isn't already in place. (Enforcement is via route planning for the parking wardens - the Amazon "make the humans as close to robots as possible" solution to tricky automation problems.)...
  • Commented on The Evil Business Plan of Evil (and misery for all)
    I wonder just how closely WEEE maps to this; they make the retailers do the endpoint collection, and who knows where it goes from there....
  • Commented on Thoughtcrime
    I 'umbly suggest the phrase "Michael Gove" can't actually be made more insulting....
  • Commented on Thoughtcrime
    It's a position similar to Stokely Carmichael's famous quote about non-violent strategy. Have you come across the literature on conditional non-violence?...
  • Commented on Thoughtcrime
    No, the whole idea of somebody related to ETA talking is "offensive" and the only "democratic" way of handling this is to ensure everybody does not talk about ETA in any kind of terms but the ones that are approved...
  • Commented on Thoughtcrime
    (b) the use or threat is designed to influence the government [or an international governmental organisation][3] or to intimidate the public or a section of the public, and ... (b) involves serious damage to property, (c) endangers a person's life,...
  • Commented on The Ultimate Tech Frontier: Your Brain
    Possibly, but I doubt it; Noel was replying to someone suggesting demographic transition as a speciation event and was trying to draw out the racial implications of that statement....
  • Commented on Aftermath
    How about "chauvinism"? It's all in-group bias; the differences are where the group border is drawn. Pity about the lack of -ity word ending, though....
  • Commented on The Ultimate Tech Frontier: Your Brain
    And even if you managed to get your operating theatre to BSL-4 level (well, inverse BSL-4), you then go and plonk a colony of human diseases* into the middle of your clean zone and ruin it all. The next most...
  • Commented on Aftermath
    If the State was really into executions, why are Gerry Adams, Slab Murphy, and Martin McGuiness still alive? Coincidence. Adams was lucky to survive a 1984 attack he alleges the RUC (at least) had prior knowledge of....
  • Commented on The Ultimate Tech Frontier: Your Brain
    "Ubermenschen, I'd like to introduce you to Ned Ludd and Captain Swing. I'm almost certain you'll have something to talk about." Violence doesn't have to start from the top down; indeed, those on the bottom know well exterminating them won't...
  • Commented on The Ultimate Tech Frontier: Your Brain
    It's done in experimental animals by splicing in fluorescent protein expression when active as well as the light-activated gene and using the optic fiber (when not delivering activating light pulses) to watch for sparkles....
  • Commented on The Ultimate Tech Frontier: Your Brain
    Beat me to it: I was just going to suggest a genetically engineered human and an optogenetic interface. No need for the false modesty; you suggested that years ago in Scions. :-)...
  • Commented on The Ultimate Tech Frontier: Your Brain
    Medical applications are military applications when you have as many soldiers with TBI as the US currently does; it's the same reasoning behind DARPA's funding of prostheses (of course, both are also complementary to actual war-fighting gear DARPA's got interests...
  • Commented on The Ultimate Tech Frontier: Your Brain
    What if, instead of sending them to prison, we fit them with a device that changes their future urges? We've already tried that....
  • Commented on The Ultimate Tech Frontier: Your Brain
    An off-the-top-of-my-head "spam" example: do a geofence on your coffee stand to trigger melatonin release that kicks in when people are about 30 seconds away. Everyone who passes by gets sleepy, sees a coffee place, buys a coffee... Access to...
  • Commented on Aftermath
    Nah, bookies' odds had the Tories being the largest party and Cameron getting his second term, and they're hard to fool, being in the nature of an independent data set. Plus, it's a lot harder to commit election fraud when...
  • Commented on Aftermath
    You're right, Sinn Fein didn't disband: it broke in two and fought a civil war, then the losing side broke in two again afterwards over the legitimacy of the Free State. The rump calling itself Sinn Fein at the end...
  • Commented on Aftermath
    The polls seem to have been accurate to the national numbers; the problem was the polls to seats analysis....
  • Commented on The Scottish Political Singularity, Act Two
    So, it really does not need to be any real voter suppression. Just controlling the media and making people feel down does the trick. A factor not totally to be discounted; that the thought of voting for the party you...
  • Commented on Aftermath
    We fought a war to get out of that last time it was tried. Actually, scratch that; we fought several wars to get out of that. Even proposing Ireland join the Commonwealth is politically risky. If you meant Northern Ireland,...
  • Commented on Aftermath
    Paul Mason proposed the explanation that Lib Dems switched to Tory (basically Coalition voters continued to vote Coalition) and Labour voters went to UKIP, which fits the pattern known pre-election....
  • Commented on The Scottish Political Singularity, Act Two
    Oh Jesus, if they defang the Parades Commission there'll be street battles. At best!...
  • Commented on The Scottish Political Singularity, Act Two
    If bloody only....
  • Commented on The Scottish Political Singularity, Act Two
    The war between the Durrani and Sikh Empires? It must be noted the Sikh Empire held the Khyber Pass, but didn't venture beyond it....
  • Commented on The Scottish Political Singularity, Act Two
    Ah, now. We know no prisoners were moved through Shannon; the US told us they wouldn't, and if that was good enough for the Irish government, surely it's good enough for us? (/sarcasm, just in case.) We were just a...
  • Commented on The Scottish Political Singularity, Act Two
    It's not the DUP's unionism that makes me afraid of them holding the balance of power; it's things like Northern Ireland not having marriage equality or abortion after rape being illegal due to their policies. (I'm aware of the irony...
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