S.P.Zeidler

S.P.Zeidler

  • Commented on The Pivot
    the German problem is more complex. TLDR is that Joe Voter in no country anywhere truly understands the difference between a household budget and a national budget The other thing is that memories of the hyperinflation in Germany 1914 to...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    ... the US government is less firm on shackling states and municipalities to the Dollar than Brussels is on requiring the Euro. This is a recurring theme that totally baffles me. From where I sit, getting the Euro is a...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Notice Greg etc all pushing the meme that we're not actually conscious / actually a Mind / actually have a soul? Well perfect recall does not seem to be an element of whatever that is, since the suggestion that it's...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    If you really think you're immune to Dunning-Kruger, then by definition you aren't that intelligent I wouldn't be quite so absolute about that. Have you heard of Dunning-Krugers estranged cousin, Impostor Syndrome? Someone with a good helping of that is...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    I realise there's a difference between a local president using a constitutional power to overrule an elected government. There is no elected government. The Italian citizens do not elect governments. The Italian citizens elect a parliament. The Italian president appoints...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    In the context of the Italian elections being overridden by Eurocrats and the Italians effectively being told they have to go back and keep voting until they elect an EU lackey government that is a surprising statement, would you want...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    regarding longevity: I still use a machine with a Motorola 68060 CPU for mail- name- and webserver (it's a hobby :)). It works. Just don't do CGI. The system itself is 25 years old now, the specific CPU board around...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dd81cdrVAAAOOTL.jpg that is...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    The future may turn out better than we expect: see here...
  • Commented on GDPR compliance notice
    and there I was all curious about what a shelter for electricity looked like (SCNR)...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    We had a class action suit by a woman Engineer over sexual harassment, late 80s. She won, it destroyed her as a person of course*, You are aware that you are saying that the abuse she suffered did no harm...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    The idea of gender affirmative action usually is that you have to pick the best woman instead of as usual the best man. If the culture of the hierarchical body is such that they didn't care for best in the...
  • Commented on The crazy years
    Having a household with two earners that earn twice as much as the average is enough to make it into the 1% of household income (if just barely). So, two academics both full-time employed. And what they make at any...
  • Commented on New Book Week!
    Comments applying to the ebook, with me being about half way through the book: "bierhall" if that's supposed to be German, it's Bierhalle if "bretz" is supposed to be the common knotted baked good, it's Brezel or in plural Brezen...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Empties are recycled through local council pickup. Ah, I wasn't referring to empties-for-recycling but empties-for-reuse, and I certainly want my deposits back. There's a law hereabouts making the shops take the multipath bottles of types they sell back and paying...
  • Commented on Excuses
    I find this insistence that private cars would vanish strange. Doesn't anyone of you shop on the way home from work? At more than one shop, too? Do you plan to take 2 cases of empties and the cooler box...
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    so how do they treat SAD in the Commonwealth? Do they have decent LED lighting yet? (SCNR. dr&h)...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Three things: 1) happy upcoming birthday to OGH :) 2) I suspect a blog article reading: "Zebras. Discuss" could yield an interesting comment thread here. I appreciate the "seeds" for the discussions but the discussions themselves are also rather interesting....
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    Somehow I'm glad that paying-with-card has never arrived in this part of the world (Germany). In any kind of shop cash payment is still the standard, with the option of using your ec-card (maestro) becoming more widespread over the last...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    It's there to make money and if the farmers can make more money farming panels, than sheep, All the solar panel field installations I have seen yet also were pasture. Most have sheep to keep the grass short, but I've...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    The Germans are completely happy with killing Greeks and Italians and other people in order to have the German economy up and running. Of course all Germans come of one factory line and are all the same, apart from the...
  • Commented on A reminder
    We had a plotholder who simply would not cultivate & let the weeds grow, so we followed usual procedure, warned him, then told him to hand the keys back. His prompt rebuttal was: "You're all racists" Given that we have...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    Finally, her liberal use of gratuitous insults is grating. Never mind declaring anybody who catches any factual error (even something as simple as pointing out that you can't readily see around Cologne main station since the area is not flat)...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    And no, they're not going to protect you: we shattered through them in under a week. and there I was expecting Pizza Quattre Formagi to save me from hunger...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    You remember Niven's "Inconstant Moon"? how most people reacted to the bright moon? In the medium run, Trump just won't matter either way, but I wonder if his election is a result of people being aware but would rather not...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    #477/478 What is this "we" kemo sabe? I'd be more interested who 'you' was, it sure isn't communicating with me, f.e. But then, not much use arguing with Eliza ......
  • Commented on Duelling - Essentially a Bloody Stupid Idea
    What's the point of a self-driving car if you can't send it to park itself, not call it to pick you up at the entrance of the building you are in?...
  • Commented on Ever Young?
    What's the core of being an adult? For me, being an adult means taking responsibility for oneself (and while hale and well, depending primarily on oneself instead of on others). If you set the threshold low enough crossing it isn't...
  • Commented on Cytological Utopia and the rapture of the eukaryotes
    Here is another even more immediate answer for why we would resurrect people in sims - because the technology will be available in the lifetime of children now alive and many (most?) will want their dead parents or grandparents back....
  • Commented on The unavoidable discussion
    I do wonder if the EU is so antidemocratic because the ideologues that set it up saw what a mess voters made of selecting sane candidates and decided to 'manage' the democracy out of the system. I think the consideration...
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