Allen Thomson

Allen Thomson

  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    Actually the interpretation of seismic data to verify underground nuclear testing lies with the US Department of Energy. I actually worked with someone at LLNL that had that as a job And DoE is a member of the US intelligence...
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    Truman's intent https://www.trumanlibrary.org/dbq/cia.php "However, when Truman established the organization in 1947, he envisioned something much different -- a sort of daily newspaper, informing him of developments around the world that could impact American policy. Yet even during Truman’s own presidency,...
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    the original mission of the CIA was to basically create a morning newspaper for the President to tell him what was actually going on in the world. They've never been very good at that, to this day. Yes, that was...
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    SVR is by far the most enigmatic force of them all, nobody knows what they do or do they even have any goals. They are never in the news or even in any discussions. They're still there, witness the Yasenevo...
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    the fact that big names like "KGB" and "GRU" hasn't been up in the air for maybe 20 years straight and one of these organizations has been completely dismantled, and the other one is restructured several times. Could you give...
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    What happens if we raise a very fast-growing tree How about papayas? They're tree-like though not a true tree and they grow like crazy, meters per year. And produce fruit in abundance, carbon sequestration aside. Also, they're hot-weather plants, even...
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    For example, theories employing the decoherence of large systems into classical physics throw out the first assumption [universalism] I will immediately and vehemently deny understanding this stuff, but AIUI decoherence doesn't toss out out universality, it just dissolves quantum...
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    More quantum weirdness for the stew! https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05739-8 About that, this: https://www.quantamagazine.org/frauchiger-renner-paradox-clarifies-where-our-views-of-reality-go-wrong-20181203/...
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    German ancestry far and away predominates in the U.S. Midwest so it's entirely plausible. And German language enclaves still exist, though they're rapidly fading. Central Texas has some. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwgwpUcxch4...
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    Mexico is in much greater risk of "Anscluß" than any part of UK will ever be. If you mean a real 1938-style Anschluss, there's currently very close to zero sentiment for that in either MX or US. Various proposals...
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    ending up as EU's Puerto Rico. Not even that good. Puerto Ricans have jus solis US citizenship and can pick up and move to the States any time they want. As many have done for reasons of the economy, hurricanes...
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    What to do with the 1.2 million UK citizens living in other EU Countries? Well, if you don't want them, the Western Hemisphere could absorb them (in a good way) without a blink. USA and Canada, of course, but there...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    I seem to recall that this has been mentioned before, but there's a neat display of where the UK is currently getting its gigawatts from at http://www.gridwatch.templar.co.uk/...
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    The interesting potential regional nuclear power is not Korea or Japan, but Taiwan. That interesting potential goes back fifty years or so: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiwan_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction Should the regional situation sour, it wouldn't be surprising if they were to dust off the old...
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    A farewell to objects impends, and is available for general viewing. This so writes itself into CASE NIGHTMARE $_Colo[u]r https://phys.org/news/2018-11-base-metric.html Officials with the General Conference on Weights and Measures (CGPM) have announced that at a meeting to be held next...
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    About NIST, ISO, units and constants and so forth, probably totally unrelated to the Laundryverse, this is going on: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/metric-system-overhaul-will-dethrone-one-true-kilogram I agree with the guy who says that things in the SI world are becoming way too esoteric. A kilogram...
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    And I thought they only measured constants and defined units.I had no idea NIST were godlike entities with reality warping powers! Pay attention to the "defined units" bit. If NIST or its godlike controllers don't like the defined value...
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    I do wish we had a bit more on what seems to be the Black Chamber's involvement with NIST, hinted at by the Colorado bits. If the Dread Master of the BC's intent is to seriously mess with reality via...
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    > car park Oops. The narrator is British. I should have realized that. Sorry....
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    the more typical [US] phrasing would be "rental car." At that level of just-barely-noticeable detail, "car park" is more often "parking lot" in the US....
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    Lovecraftian Roko's Basilisk Yeah, but the Basilisk is vastly more horrible than a mere collapse of the quantum vacuum leading to a fireball expanding at c, leaving behind it --- Oh, wait. What *does* the fireball leave behind it?...
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    Better than some of the alternatives! Put that way, I suppose you're right....
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    Just finished reading, and one part makes me think that Big C may have impressively apocalyptic stuff in mind: Continue to prepare the chariots of our ascent to the heavenly spheres, that the weakening of the false vacuum shall proceed...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    I just rewatched a little of that and find that the acting is even more atrocious than I'd remembered. The plot, though, is ok....
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    the War of the Worlds TV series in the 80's I was still watching a bit of TV in those days and caught a couple of those. Pretty ignorable, though I did like the "Angel of Death" episode. The bad...
  • Commented on Publishing: A Slice of Life
    Anyway, if you could round up as many as ten readers willing to pay $1000 a pop for an exclusive preview of my novels, I'm pretty sure my publishers would be extremely happy to figure out a way to monetize...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    This. How the migrant caravan became so big and why it’s continuing to grow By Kevin Sieff and Joshua Partlow The Washington Post October 23 at 8:10 PM HUIXTLA, Mexico — Edith Cruz was sitting at home in central Honduras,...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Putin buying Facebook trolls There's a developing theme to the effect that the column of scary Spanish-speaking brown people headed toward the US border just before the Nov 6 elections was initiated by some recent Facebook postings in Honduras. Speculations...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    Guided bullets: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EXACTO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vX8Z2MDYX3g...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    We already know that modern servers aren't remotely powerful enough to sustain anything we'd accept as "consciousness." I'd like to know if a modern server, properly programmed, could be as intelligent and conscious as an ant or, heck, as...
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