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  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    As RDSouth pointed out, shouldn't no transistors gets you dieselpunk at least?...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    Fair criticism, but there is the occasional counterpoint. (Though Talleyrand's lessons are most likely "be the adviser, not the hero; alienate no-one; and keep an eye on your exit.")...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    One newsletter subscription later... :-) Thanks! I'd lost track of him, somehow....
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    I have no idea how I missed the Situated Technologies pamphlets, but they're so precisely up the alley of a preoccupation of mine it's not even funny. Thanks a million. Sidenote: have you heard any noises about the supposed follow-ups...
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    Christ. Good luck to your dad - and you....
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    I'm planning on reading Normal once it's published as a single volume later this summer. But then I read most of what Warren Ellis publishes. I'm currently reading The Wicked and the Divine as the comics are published; a meditation...
  • Commented on Cyberpunk 2.0: Political economy, energy, and the future US
    Thanks!...
  • Commented on Cyberpunk 2.0: Political economy, energy, and the future US
    CRIS? (My Google abilities fail me.)...
  • Commented on A plaintive request
    Which international institution do you anticipate everyone with satellite-killer munitions allowing to control the powersats, and why would they compromise their neutrality - and trigger the shooting down of the satellites - by supplying power to remote US bases? Powersat...
  • Commented on A plaintive request
    1) American cultural hegemony broadcasts the specifics of the latter's beliefs a lot further. 2) WBC are part of WEIRD culture, as are we (mostly). We're being good Christians*: "And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's...
  • Commented on A plaintive request
    A headline today says that the Turkish military "knew hours before it started" about it. If that isn't a clear indication that Erdogan orchestrated it, I don't know what is. I'd want the details behind that headline before interpreting it...
  • Commented on A plaintive request
    The most visible symptom is, birth rates are collapsing all over the Islamic world (France has a higher birth rate than Iran, just to mention one example) Iran's low birth rate is a bit special; they put astonishing effort into...
  • Commented on Cyberpunk 2.0: Political economy, energy, and the future US
    About replacing diesel-powered earth moving equipment with electric-powered equivalents. Currently I've been thinking about electric bulldozers. Already on the market, if you'll accept "electricity provided to the drivetrain via a tank of diesel and a generator." Diesel-electric isn't ideal, but...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLOND
    Don't recall whether human-Blue Hades sex is terminal to either or both partners. If yes, then Bob should mention this ... casually. Could be interesting. IIRC there are no effects beyond the usual; Ramona was a special case via a...
  • Commented on Cyberpunk 2.0: Political economy, energy, and the future US
    Milk float innovation mostly happened in the 1930s. Their use case was (is) a sweet spot for battery vehicles: dense housing leading to lots of deliveries close together; milk is pretty heavy so load capacity needed to be high; deliveries...
  • Commented on Cyberpunk 2.0: Political economy, energy, and the future US
    I've seen battery powered delivery trucks, just the thing for in metro delivery untainted by Diesel exhaust. I know they've died off a bit since their heyday, but haven't most people - in the British Isles at least?...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Except there was no low youth turnout....
  • Commented on Cyberpunk 2.0: Political economy, energy, and the future US
    Nuclear power, city densification, rewilding... You are Stewart Brand and I claim my five pounds. (Stewart Brand is not necessarily wrong, but it's useful to remember he's immersed in the Californian Ideology in the same way fish are in water.)...
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    Since we are such gneiss guys, perhaps silting is not such a problem as for dams on sedimentary-rock rivers That was painful. *applause*...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Cameron, the man famously bad at EU diplomacy, heading up Brexit negotiations?...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I'm not sure if that's more insulting to Leave voters or the Catholic and Nationalist populations of Northern Ireland....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    The Tories were EPP until 2009. Cameron switched them to the newly-founded ECR. because apparently he felt the Kaczyńskis and AfD were who the Conservatives shared aims with....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Apologies, then. I mentioned it just in case - I've missed such solutions often enough myself....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Technical question for OGH etc.: I have several times been clobbered by the session expiring while actually writing a post, and unless I'm missing something, the post then dies in between the dimensions. Is there a trick for preventing or...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I've done CE marks in the US and most of the requirements and additional tests are viewed as a pure tariff. Some of the rules are protectionism, some are genuine consumer protection, and disentangling which is which can be ...complicated...
  • Commented on Why Should You Care About Virtual Reality? Because It's A Source Of Hope.
    1) to make sure you understand it and are not just telling the doctor what you think they want to hear, 2) for something to do! Have you ever given someone a piece of reading material and then not had...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Her apparent addiction to spying on everyone and wanting to 'scrap the Human Rights Act' are the big ones, I think....
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    You do know the EU threatened to cease all preferential trade terms with Switzerland when they imposed a quota on EU immigrants, right? And Switzerland's not even an EEA member. Free movement is foundational to the EU and they don't...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    Also he's on record as comparing the Good Friday Agreement to the Munich Agreement. Hooray, finally a safe pair of hands for the Irish Question!...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    That's kinda what I'm angling at, actually; the day-to-day running going to the Commission, who answer to Parliament, who answer to the electorate - and both having to answer to the ECJ (and hopefully ECHR, eventually). That's more-or-less the situation...
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