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  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    thx, this is a a start!...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Graydon, can you provide some links for the following claims? - fertilizer not essential to nutrient production - I've never heard before that nitrogen fixing bacteria work without symbiosis with specific plants (is this your claim?) and afaik there's practically...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    For every kg of plant based protein, you need 1/15 kg of nitrogen. That has to come from somewhere, hence fertilizers. Your maize farmers will have some fertilizer input (manure?), you don't get the nitrogen amounts high yield maize needs...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    What are the prime carbon inputs into agriculture? At a guess, I'd say fertilizer first and machinery distant second. The global combined Haber Bosch plants are said to consume 1% of the worlds energy budget OR 1% in the form...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    I popping in to mention that we are also living in the Rule 34 verse: Some guy bought put options against the soccer Club Borussia Dortmund (BVB). Then built and planted bombs where the bus with their players passed, apparantly...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    No time now to catch up on comments, but i want you to look at this video if you have 40 min. to spare and an interest in history or architecture: https://vimeo.com/211269857 Guy bascially starts with the Berlin Wall torn...
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    7 Samurai or Stalker (Tarkovski) is a great movie, but really slow compared to todays mainstream cinema and so hard to watch if you are used to modern cinema. So I think many old classics are simply not watched that...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    Totally off topic: All the hubbub around Empire Games lead (along with a few nudges by fellow posters here) to me starting the Merchant Princess series (at the start). Two books (of the omnibus variety) in I'm loving it and...
  • Commented on A Surfeit of Emeralds: Healthcare in the Middle Ages
    It's easy to make fun of Galen and how long he was read and taken seriously. But I wonder, if punching a whole in someones head had a 90% survival rate, clearly there must have been some sort of evidence...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Interesting comments re. identity politics. What you say you mean with IP doenst quite map to how I think it's 'propely' defined (SEP: Identity Politics) - which is why I was a bit confused....
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Here's how to cash in on the carbon bubble, when you are heavily vested in fossils: scout stuff that will be good investment after the bubble pops, hire experts and maybe get some stock in relevant companies: Nuclear power generation,...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Hey. Daniel Duffy posted the same stuff practically word for word here, on this blog, half a year back. And was wrong back then by an order of magnitude. Paid shill or enthusiast, I don't care - just believe nothing...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Another way to look at Charlies OP. Let's, for a moment, not ask ourselves if this is a likely scenario. Let's just ask ourselves if a scenario like this is on the minds of Bannon et al. This would mean...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Can those of youbashing identity politics please explain what exacly you mean? I've seen tons of acts that I could call "identity politics" (IP) - Women only spaces, refugee active in political struggles who insisted on meeting without non-refugee activists...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    The sad thing about renaissance art is how much of it is scenes from the bible. Not that there are no awesome paintings among those - Judith & Holofernes by Artimisia Gentilecci! But to think of what the Breughels, Bosch...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Three: How to bust out of a bubble? Serious question. I understand the credit card trick Charlie linked in the OP. But how to do similar with the carbon bubble? Slowly withdrawing capital and investing in renewables would be a...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Two: Coalitions of violence I'm not sure I buy the scenario, I just don't find the big errors. But I don't think an actual conspiracy is neccessary. I'm thinking of Christian Gerlachs book "Extremely violent societies" where he investigates several...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    One: Deltas. We've mentioned anoxic zones, extreme weather and sea level rise as major dangers for people living in deltas. Add another one: Most large deltas experience subsidence, basically the ground sinks due to several factors - lack of sediments...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    SFReader & Antiquercus One of Goldhagen's critics is Christopher Browning, whose Ordinary Men is very much worth a read. It describes the mass murders commited by a reserve police battallion - ordinary men, whose age, upbringing and the fact that...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    And triptych: A scary possibility is that, even without a genocidal master plan, our current beige overlords or their brown competitors could stumble into the walls, drone, Gigadeath scenario WS & Charlie described - ever more open support to any...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Second hint: some of the nastier right-wing shitbags now clogging up the White House would like to solve the global sustainability problem by "allowing" maybe 1-3 billion people to die off. The scale is so large that gas chambers and...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    I'm not convinced there was an original plan for the final solution, it seems a lot was radicalization happening during the war. This is basically functionalism vs intentionalism: Was there a master plan on the part of Adolf Hitler to...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Jaju. I find it odd that someone decries - justified! - the fact that 8 billionaires have as much wealth as the poorest half of humanity ... and then suggests support for Le Pen & the FN. Class society is...
  • Commented on Empire Games
    Bellingham & Pigeon - thx for the rec. I've never aksed myself wether I'm a plot or character driven reader and since thinking about it I am genuinely puzzled. Maybe both. I think i notice prose only if it gets...
  • Commented on Empire Games
    Two things! 1) The Merchant princess is the on big thing by Charlie that I haven't read yet and I decided to give it a go. Start at the beginning with The Bloodline Feud, or with Empire Games? What do...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    offtopic: Things I would have betted money on not happening: Brexit, Trump, EM Drive working. Now look at this - Measurement of Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio-Frequency Cavity in Vacuum, which seems to indicates successful tests that eleminate at...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    There's also 'constructual physics' (CP) which claim that any designed structure (and they include the dealte of the river Lena, or a lung, in designed) is optimized for fast & effective energy/matter transfer and this usually involves fractals. When I...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Ouch. What a bullshit. You got that from this stupid Daily Hate article?...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    I think that's important. Part of what the right is selling is "you don't have to change", which is a lie but one people like to hear. The ahllenge for progressive, left populism is (and it is a challenge!) to...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Oh, and here's a some very beautiful anarchist propaganda, about a year old. It starts with melting ice and feels optimistic in a way that somehow does not quite belong into this part of 2016. But may be neccessary at...
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