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  • Commented on Why Should You Care About Virtual Reality? Because It's A Source Of Hope.
    Easy: sow a seed of doubt and let the cognitive dissonance make it blossom. We are incredibly good at making sure the thought "I have done a bad thing" never crosses our minds, and, having done a bad thing, will...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Must pick that up.The Politicans Formerly Known As Stickies charted one of the stranger routes through the latter part of the 20th Century; witnessing former Democratic Left-ies blasting Sinn Fein's connection with the IRA every time they needed a distraction...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    If that's really the case, then why try to stay in the EU? If the rest of the EU no longer trusts or wants the UK, what's the point? It sounds like you are making the "Leave" case for them....
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    For Christ's sake, Greg, words mean things. He was nominated as the EPP's candidate before the European elections; voters voted for the party knowing they would put him forward for the Commission office. Then the leaders of the EU member...
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    This Irish person sez "not until you have proper privacy rights, thanks."...
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    The tourist trade is far more sensitive to exchange rates. Britain is a major tourist destination. [..] A devalued sterling will attract more visitors. The tourist trade is also sensitive to racist incidents, and reports are starting to roll in......
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    There's no "actually we've changed our mind" in Article 50. You trigger it, you get two years to get your affairs in order, you're out. If you want back in you join the queue. At the back, please, and Schengen...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Or go properly old-school: the Kingdom of England!...
  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    Not necessarily; there#s precedent....
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    A trick I use on recalcitrant browsers - click on the permalink to the final comment, then refresh. It should pin your browser window to that location....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    Real life would like to point out we have existence proofs of viligantes doing the "get lycra, silly name, fight crime" routine without any superpowers whatever....
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Irish people fighting seems to cause the definition of the UK to get longer. I'm not chancing being the reason it reaches a whole paragraph. ( :-P, just in case)...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    The UK is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Gibraltar's a British Overseas Territory, not an integral part of the country. AFAICT Gibraltar also has its own citizenship (ish) and has independent control of its immigration policy,...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    The UK has a land border with an EU country. How do people keep forgetting this?!...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Thanks, Noel....
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    The word "pathological" fell out of the original commenter's sentence very early on, which I think is a shame. Whatever in-group/out-group fights there are on the left (and boy, are there) pathological phobia of out-group(s) is generally absent....
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Picture Cameron, tiny Leave majority in hand, going to the European Council and demanding the immediate formation of a proper EU government as price for not walking. They'd assume someone had spiked the water jug!...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    That is, Americans (and not just those of Anglo extraction) who've for generations had no other top-level, tribal identity than "American" perceive multiculturalism and immigration as existential socio-cultural threats because they have no preserved, distinct ethnic identity of their own...
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    Sorry, that reads snarkier than it was meant....
  • Commented on The unspeakable truth
    I suspect your current police force is a little busy dealing with the results of a rapidly deteriorating economy, so maybe it's time for a special force dedicated to finding them, tracking them and enforcing what ever new solutions you've...
  • Commented on A game of consequences
    Perhaps less sinister than it sounds; abattoirs have on-site veterinarians - one of them was the first to diagnose a case in the UK's last foot-and-mouth outbreak. It's one of the reasons some offal is hard to find these days...
  • Commented on A game of consequences
    I expect that the future of policing will be much more proactive, and will involve drastic improvements in predictive modeling (and causal analyses) to detect probable incipient undesirable singleton and subgroup behavior. It won't be perfect No kidding, given how...
  • Commented on Cytological Utopia and the rapture of the eukaryotes
    Some humans would certainly be willing to watch a simulated Maru sit in virtual boxes... Neko Atsume has more than 10 million downloads, so I think you can count yourself correct there....
  • Commented on Cytological Utopia and the rapture of the eukaryotes
    We've only had the technology to implement most REALLY BAD ideas for less than a century, so there's no proof that an ethical simulation hypervisor exists, but we've already dodged a couple obvious bullets. 4-5 centuries from now if we...
  • Commented on Cytological Utopia and the rapture of the eukaryotes
    Pain ray for social control, you say? (Those countries without DARPA-funded weapons research have to settle for bone-breaking water cannon, eye-destroying rubber bullets, and CS gas.)...
  • Commented on Cytological Utopia and the rapture of the eukaryotes
    (Aside: Bostrom's idea also suffers greatly from anthropocentrism. Since computation is bounded, why would non-humans choose to simulate humans in particular?) OGH has already given us one answer: because we were a prehistorical evolutionary pressure for them....
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Meanwhile, back in reality as opposed to paranoid fantasy-land, you have to ask whether the few hundred actual analysts across GCHQ and the Security Service are really going to say "You know what? Let's forget contact tracing those thousands of...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    My local paranoid is currently experimenting with Whonix on Qubes - an OS that sandboxes everything, hosting a proxy that forces all network connections through TOR. Defeating this kind of thing requires state-level interest in you specifically, rather than the...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Here's your reminder that included in Snowden's leaks is a photo of intercepted Cisco gear being altered before resuming its journey to the customer......
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    I have yet to see a privacy-by-obfuscation scheme that isn't actually a "privacy by nobody caring enough to deanonymize you" scheme; those 33 bits of entropy can be startlingly easy to extract once you care enough to try. As you...
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