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  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    So in the future we might get people trying various physical and chemical hacks of hteir own body in order to lead an individual life? from wearing eye patches to being permanently sozzled to special ear plugs, probably sold on...
  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    One of the major early applications will be making the daily heil and all it stands for omnipresent in the purchasers life. This technology is clearly also enough to forcibly destroy society, as people are less and less able to...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    *Signs in to upvote Nojay #825*...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    Whoa now, the British police are not in thrall to the titled classes, that's such an ancient bit of nonsense. The class system regarding titles etc is basically on its last legs, it's much more important nowadays to have money,...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    WAit, what? Thatcher et al intended to get rid of the Falkland islands? How isn't that common knowledge by now? Yes, that was a rhetorical question. What are the sources by the way? I would have thought embarassing stuff like...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    Naughty biographers and historians then, although one has to ask who was doing the airbrushing. Heinlein or them or others? Anyway, I take it that Elderly Cynics interruption into the Heinlein discussion has been demonstrated to be irrelevant? Then onto...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    You mean before Heinlein was well known, i.e. before he got older and grumpy and got his 2nd wife who was rabidly right wing? I.e., decades before Panshin has his brush with him? People do change as they get older....
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    DOn't forget the weight of the engine over the driving wheels. I've seen rear wheel drive cars fail miserably to get up gentle slopes that I am able to grind up slowly in my front wheel drive....
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    You might find it interesting to read Alexei Panshin's article on Heinlein, or was it an entire book? Anyway, should be available on the web somewhere such as Panshin's own website. The gist of it, as I remember, is that...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    The autonomous car/ bicycle thing suggests to me that the first thing cycling organisations will want to do when the government permits self driving cars onto the road, will be to hire or borrow or even buy one and see...
  • Commented on Silence is ending (soon)
    Whilst we are at it, I thought part of the problem nowadays was that techniques deliberately taught to the military in various countries have been passed into the 'civilian sector', deliberately from the military trainers, or else by the extremists...
  • Commented on Silence is ending (soon)
    You really are letting your egotistical know it all out to play, aren't you? The licence I refer to is one I only reluctantly got because the government changed the law, as they often do; I have had to warn...
  • Commented on Silence is ending (soon)
    It depends what level of layman you mean. I have a variety of stuff, and the licence to own them, including potassium nitrate, without any real difficulty beyond a bit of a search online and in real life. It does...
  • Commented on Are VR esports going to become a thing?
    Having tried VR only once, at the weekend playing Robo Recall on the Oculus rift, my opinion is that VR sports will take off fully only when there is a reasonably cheap way of mimicking a treadmill that can operate...
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    Have you considered having your house electrical system checked by an electrician? Or maybe it's all the radon, he typed jokingly. You seem like the statistical outlier for whome every light bulb stops working after a few months for no...
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    Ah, the Philips thing I think explains something. My dad moved out of the ex-family house last year, and the CFL bulb in the garage failed around that time. He had installed it when we moved in, about 28 years...
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    Yes, one of them is a bit poor with darker areas and a hotspot, but the other two are fine. I think part of the issue with LED bulbs, apart from poor buying decisions by companies selling them and a...
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    Okay, that makes more sense. So you are saying some should go straight out for nuclear, which would make sense if they don't have much renewables. It would also make sense to impose a strict building insulation code in Earth...
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    That's funny, I've gotten my LED bulbs from a combination of B&Q and Tesco, obviously being careful as to the colour temperature and CRI claims, and it includes at least one 100W equivalent....
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    You're going to have to expand on 'tried hard to make solar/ wind work as a grid supply but it doesn't'* because here in Scotland we're getting lots of lovely grid wind power from lots of wind turbines. *paraphrased...
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    They don't need modern renewables. Much of the tech for renewables was invented and made in the early 20th century, if not the 19th. Sure, it wasn't as perfect and efficient as the 21st century equipment, but as the various...
  • Commented on Empire Games gets a price cut in the UK
    Yup, people often mix up whether they mean "AI that can pass for human by it's speech or actions", which has a sub-set of "is self aware like we think we are" and "AI that can learn and make 'intelligent'...
  • Commented on Empire Games gets a price cut in the UK
    We've got no need for Donkeys in Scotland except as pets, which they already are to those who can afford vet bills etc. There used to be more of them of course, people over a certain age will recall the...
  • Commented on Empire Games gets a price cut in the UK
    Sound like they trained it on politicians....
  • Commented on Empire Games gets a price cut in the UK
    I doubt it for a mere car driving AI. Not just because they like having slaves, but because defining it as sufficiently sentient to require citizenship will be difficult....
  • Commented on Empire Games gets a price cut in the UK
    Actually, CHina isn't a low cost country any more, for instance: https://duckduckgo.com/?q=labour+costs+in+China+compared+to+rest+of+world&t=ffsb&iax=images&ia=images&iai=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.static-economist.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fimagecache%2Foriginal-size%2Fimages%2Fprint-edition%2F20150314_BBC042.png And you can find many articles discussing this online, including that it's cheaper for them to manufacture some things in the USA. What this does mean is that...
  • Commented on Empire Games gets a price cut in the UK
    I note that they are now wanting to try Hilary and the democrats for alleged collusion with Russia, again projecting their own actions onto other people. There isn't anything so mad that they wouldn't do it....
  • Commented on Empire Games gets a price cut in the UK
    Only if they can be made sufficiently cheaply to be worth doing even with the massively inefficient angles and orientations of windows. Which I doubt, or rather, by the time we've done roofs and better locations for such things, there...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Your reply is irrelevant to my complaint....
  • Commented on Excuses
    It's a notorious problem here in the UK that building surveyors check properties for problems before you get yoru mortgage or you buy or whatever, but they are famous for being useless, not spotting any problems and not actually doing...
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