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  • Commented on Busy busy busy
    Well why didn't you say so?...
  • Commented on Busy busy busy
    The Ekumen comparison isn't so good, because Charlies universe clearly lacks a unifying philosophy, and is also hundreds or thousands of times bigger. THe Ekumen, whilstl clearly suffering from a certain amount of centralisation etc, was not as gangster like...
  • Commented on A reminder
    What a coincidence, I got "The unconscious civilisation" at the weekend....
  • Commented on A reminder
    And the evidence for htem having an effect on republican policy is? I mean it's nice to dream, but all I've seen so far is drill and burn ideas within the party. What the capitalists do is something else again,...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Welcome all the new commenters whose names I don't recognise, please comment more. The more interesting commenters the less attention people will pay to the disruptive ones. Private eye can be contacted via strobes@private-eye.co.uk...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    I see you haven't learnt from earlier. Nobody is saying the climate will stay the same; the trajectory for the next century or three is clear, barring very unusual things. Even if we got another Maunder minimum there's enough CO2...
  • Commented on Children and War Toys and Violent Video Games and Action Stories
    Regarding the use of "Global warming" or "Climate change", I recall reading 15 or 20 or so years ago, some people or organisations wanted to use climate change, because in terms of local weather fluctuations it was better than global...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Re. tyranny at government level from lower level, the answer is obviously yes, in that any society which has tyranical setups will surely replicate them at all levels. But, I've read of the failure modes of anarchic approaches to organisations...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Parallels, yes, but you seem to be postulating an identity which isn't there. You're basically suggesting that fascism is thousands of years old, which is clearly nonsense....
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    You seem to be confusing popular definitions of dictatorship and fascism with what people who study it say. In your roman example, what were the socio-ecinomic conditions and how did the dictator get power? You do understand there is a...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    El Nino or La Nina? Right now it's neutral, according to the Australian Burea of meteorology (who haven't yet been dismantled, but it's only a matter of time) http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/ But the question is how the massive El Nino that was...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Of course, it also shows that mere paperwork is no barrier to having a functioning market. And in many cases is a benefit to all concerned....
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Actually, many of us are more worried about what will be given to him to sign, and the agendas of the people he is surrounding himself with. And if Trump should happen to be assassinated, the VP is a gay...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    There is a post going round on twitter just now pointing out how under fascism your economic success depends on how friendly you are with the rulers. People are slow to realise that is basically what the UK is rapidly...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    What on earth are you blithering on about? Climate scientists are well aware of the complexities, and how it isn't just CO2, but methane, fluorine compounds, etc. And that water vapour is a feedback. Here's an ancient blog post discussing...
  • Commented on The Day After
    You ask what is to be done. I found this thread today: http://nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/archives/016536.html#016536...
  • Commented on Duelling - Essentially a Bloody Stupid Idea
    Phil the grips* said something along the lines of "an armed society is a scared society", after noting the effect of widespread carry of pistols upon public discourse during a trip to the USA. And he was right; a society...
  • Commented on Duelling - Essentially a Bloody Stupid Idea
    Wait, are you just suggesting he should get his history from a film?...
  • Commented on Duelling - Essentially a Bloody Stupid Idea
    Yes, he did just put up a long post saying that duels of honour were stupid at the time....
  • Commented on The Day After
    Not to mention Peter Watts problem when returning to Canada a few years ago. http://boingboing.net/2009/12/11/dr-peter-watts-canad.html...
  • Commented on Just plain icky
    But the related point is that, from what I have read, Egypt used not to have such diseases so much, because of yearly flooding etc of the Nile. But when western practises of irrigation were introduced the snails loved it,...
  • Commented on Ever Young?
    Yes, the welfare system is that bad. There are enough tales from it to fill this blog, and comments section, several times over. It is deliberate too, not in a "If we starve the poors they'll die off and we'll...
  • Commented on Ever Young?
    Nope, I don't get it. You stated originally "These days you can get a watch for a fiver which will run for years without replacing the battery, which is immune to mechanical shock, and which has a degree of accuracy...
  • Commented on Ever Young?
    I've found one of my sources re. the Longitude clocks, "Revolution in Time" by David Landes. Page 165 of the paperback edition says that Harrison's H4 clock lost 15 seconds in 5 months, which is at least as accurage, if...
  • Commented on Ever Young?
    Thanks for the information, but are you agreeing or disagreeing with me? ;)...
  • Commented on Ever Young?
    Actually, I recall being surprised that the Longitude clocks were more accurate than my cheap quartz watches. I don't have my library handy right now, so can't check the figures, but I am sure they were better than the likes...
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    It would be decidedly odd to to so after the plebiscite had taken place though. Which is the point at issue here, that it has already taken place. Greg #687 - a stitch up allowing the City access but not...
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    I'm afraid that doesn't matter since the 'Conservatives' have decided to go after the Ukip vote, and ignore everyone else....
  • Commented on Facts of Life and Death
    I shall note in passing that you have completely ducked the original question/ comment. Moving on, you've carefully made it look as if the SNP haven't done anytihng at all, their success is just down to everyone else getting worse....
  • Commented on Ever Young?
    I've been thinking like this for years now; there was a sweet spot about from my late 20's to mid-30's in which there was no such problem, because I'd realised I was as adult and competent as my parents. Only...
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