Vanzetti

Vanzetti

  • Commented on Ask the Author
    In 50 years, what impact do you expect your writing to have left?...
  • Commented on An age-old question
    The shuttle was a giant White Elephant with a horribly convoluted design. There was nothing it did that couldn't be done much cheaper....
  • Commented on An age-old question
    Have you tried to research before posting? SpaceX has already received a contract for Commercial Crew, for a Dragon V.2 on the existing Falcon 9 rocket. Falcon 9 rocket was designed to be man-rated from the start. Apparently, NASA has...
  • Commented on On the lack of cultural estrangement in SF
    (I'm trying to think of something else that's currently not socially acceptable that may become so in future, but drawing a blank There is a certain way that current societies arbitrarily divide the population into two groups with distinct rights...
  • Commented on On the lack of cultural estrangement in SF
    Far future extrapolation: if you're not doing it to the cultural normals as well as the setting and technology, you're doing it wrong. Some problems with this approach: 1. It's hard on the writer. The more stuff you change, the...
  • Commented on An age-old question
    False dichotomy? I don't think SpaceX would have any problems selling stuff to NASA. I'm just waiting for that awkward conversation in USA Congress, when SpaceX rolls out their BFR with twice as much payload capability as the SLS, while...
  • Commented on An age-old question
    What makes you think I'm interested in the future of the US? Aren't they your biggest market? You better hope they still have enough money to buy your book. :-)...
  • Commented on An age-old question
    Not exactly C.S Lewis though. Thank God, so to speak... Well, Narnia is in a different category. It's a bona fide christian fairy tale....
  • Commented on An age-old question
    Tolkien was a Christian. But I don't see the Christian message in any of the books of the ring. Very far from it in fact. What am I missing!? Consider that fact that there are barely any positive characters in...
  • Commented on An age-old question
    You can see all these things in the video below (the video uses actual real images from the above locations): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6goNzXrmFs Heh. My post was inspired by that very video....
  • Commented on An age-old question
    But would you refuse a treatment against incontinence? osteoporosis? senility? The emerging view is not that there is a "life extension" breakthrough, but that senesence is the sum of these illnesses (and more). The line you quote is not mine,...
  • Commented on An age-old question
    It was probably the last time I felt optimistic about the future. I don't feel that now. If artificial life extension were offered to me, I'd refuse it. What if you were offered to become more optimistic first?...
  • Commented on An age-old question
    Memories, shmemories. Once aging has been conquered, we will have time enough to improve the hardware further. I'd like a faster brain. More memory. Wider bandwidth. I'd like stronger muscles and bones, too. I want to run a forest trail...
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    Well, think for a moment - does the power of a state ends right on the border? Does, for example, the US of A has some power to protect its citizens outside its borders? Or just google "Operation Entebbe"....
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    Well if Middle East is not empty, neither is Gobi desert, it belongs to China and I don't think the Chinese government would appreciate anyone else setting up camp there. Are you sure? If someone went to the Chinese government...
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    Much of it outside Israel where that army and those nuclear weapons don't help at all That's not quite correct....
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    it doesn't solve the ostensible problem -- one of ethnic hatred directed against Jews. I don't think that's the main problem Israel was founded to solve. The problem was violence directed against Jews, and that problem has a straightforward...
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    A better "safe haven" reaction would be to work to make genocide utterly unacceptable wherever and to whoever it happens You don't think you ask a bit too much from the Jewish people? Why should they be the ones...
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    It is not my job to educate you, but there are a lot of resources on the web. Look, the foundation of Israel began long before the Holocaust. The Holocaust was not the main justification for anything....
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    I had, at one time, an ambition to engrave Britannica onto bronze and bury it it a geologically stable area. Having edited it to give the impression the Cthulhu Mythos is real. To be honest, stuff like this annoys me...
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    And can you seriously expect the traumatized survivors of the Holocaust who founded the State of Israel That's not a correct way to describe the foundation of Israel....
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    Wow, this was fast. From Space Colonies to Israel-Palestine shit fight in 2 posts. :-)...
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    Or moved off planet, as per David Brin's Uplift society. When a whole civilization moves off-planet, you'd expect a lot of giant launch centers to remain as evidence. :-)...
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    Victorian - sure. Our technological level - bloody unlikely that we wouldn't notice anything, unless they became obsessed with nature preservation, removed all traces of their presence and then committed suicide....
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    (They collapsed the screen into a flat panel out of ignorance, being unaware that such a flat panel would require either a projector or an entire skyscraper full of control electronics.) Oh boy, these people are up for a nasty...
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    Q: What are boats made of? Whale skin and whale bones! Q: How do you get to the fishes? Who needs fishes when you can have whales?...
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    creating a sense of space in space colonies I LOLed at this one....
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    Yo, NASA already landed on Mars several times. USSR, too....
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    Why shouldn't convergent evolution produce intelligent hominds throughout the universe? Because it didn't on Earth. Consider the fact that while molluscs and vertebrates have somewhat similar eyes, they are not not in general very similar at all. Despite having...
  • Commented on Let's put the future behind us
    I'm not sure either. Would love to see some extraterrestrial life found. However, my personal hypothesis is that it is much easier for life to adapt to extreme environments, than to evolve in them. So, perhaps Mars have some...
Subscribe to feed Recent Actions from Vanzetti

Following

Not following anyone

Specials

Merchandise

About This Page

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.

Search this blog

Propaganda