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  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    I am not surprised that I have not met that as a dystopian apocalypse in fiction. Bacteria causing plastics to decay faster. "Memoirs Found in a Bathtub" by Stanislav Lem. Except in it bacteria eat paper, not plastic....
  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    That's why the Germans were not allowed to make any sausages while the zeppelins were getting built, because they needed all the cattle gut they could get for the war effort. Aren't German sausages normally made of pig, not cow?...
  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    You don't need rubber to make a comfortable vehicle. The Apollo lunar rovers had metal wheels. Apollo lunar rovers were used in 1/6 g environment, so every bump and impact was six times less severe....
  • Commented on Books I Will Not Write #8: The Year of the Conspiracy
    Charlie, are you sure you were not Franz Kafka in a past life?...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    all the remote-controlled tanks, autonomous drones etc. destroyed during the battle are made whole and lifted bodily into Heaven leaving the button-pushers and human operators who didn't risk their lives to fight the Great Evil behind. That was "The Battle"...
  • Commented on Dead plots
    bunch of older how-do-you-meet-someone plots went out the window, but a whole bunch of new ones showed up One of my daughter's school friends has a twin brother. Both twins are gay. Both are on Grinder. On at least one...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    Trust me, unless it's the kind of Japanese-style water jet equipped seat-rim that bolts to your toilet That's exactly the kind I have. Seriously, it ain't working unless it feels like you're pissing through your ringpiece Good to know. I...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    Another reason I am glad we bought a bidet. (My wife and I had been considering a bidet for a long time, and COVID-induced run on toilet paper finally made us act on it.)...
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    Do their children deserve to be eradicated as well, because the parents are terminally stupid? Alas, that is a problem. Especially in places like US, which traditionally regards children as property of their parents....
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    And if there's even the slightest question, I do plan to go down to 1600 PA on Wed, 4 Nov. It may be more productive for you to go to the nearest polling place situated in a minority district....
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    Morbid thoughts but I wonder if this is true what will happen to the anti-vaxer crowd. I have relatives in this group. Rabid ones. After many years of experience with anti-vax crowd, my inclination is: "Let Saint Darwin sort them...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Found it: https://www.alternatehistory.com/wiki/doku.php?id=timelines:dystopic_return_of_magic Dystopic Return of Magic It tells the story of an invasion of Earth during the turn of the 19th and 20th century by an extra-dimensional race of powerful fantasy beings and the fight against these beings that...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    No, Pohl Anderson died in 2001, well before it became common to put novel (or novellas) for free on the web....
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Do any of you know of a novella (available online) which describes an invasion of elves from parallel Earth, very similar to Charlie's "Nightmare Stacks"? From what I recall, the psychology of elves in that story was pretty much identical...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    she would have been safe from ratfucking if it had been over her having an affair with Mitch McConnell Have to remember this. Fucking a turtle provides a chastity belt against rats....
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas" (Part 2)
    Is it just hot air, or are these people like the S in the years before 1861, who bullied & used monstrous force & got away with it & convinced themselves that secession was a "good" idea. Yes, that's exactly...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    And Barr is in more trouble, his actions with the NY AG has resulted in more scrutiny of some of his other actions - like replacing a US attorney in Texas. Is it just me, or does Barr look like...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    Direct govt. employee salaries can't compete with the private sector, but if you define the job in terms of a supply contract, then assign one employee to work the contract, it all gets laundered through a big defense contractor and...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    He then adduced some existing aggregates of atoms (e.g., us) as, ah, existence proofs of what can be assembled out of atoms. Conveniently ignoring the need for a liquid solution...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    There's an Atlantic article on Trump rally attendees. Be afraid. Be very afraid. Can you link to it? All I found is this: https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2020/06/trump-tulsa-rally/613273/ and it mostly talks about people who DID NOT attend...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    So mechanically, in an RPG were player characters typically serve the establishment, the roles of who is the monster/enemy and who is your friend are now reversed, obviously. For systems that use an alignment grid (*sigh*), this makes the paladin...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    So Biden's accuser has been dropped as a client by her (now previous) lawyer. Obviously, Deep State got to him! /sarcasm...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    How about just using a 'dead anglosphere' as a word-building back drop? A world where the EU, non-imperialized Middle East, China and Africa[1] deal with each other, and the Old Empire(s) is(are) dead? "Blue Remembered Earth" by Alastair Reynolds is...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    Minor example of global insanity: My cousin is a medical doctor back in Russia. She told me today that someone she knows managed to catch malaria (it happens in southern Russia sometimes), and now cannot get any Hydroxychloroquine because it...
  • Commented on I ain't dead
    In Denmark we are also slowly allowing more and more things, but not the things the neoliberalist commerciocrats want, so they're throwing daily hissy fits. Can you elaborate on this? What exactly is being slowly allowed, and why are neoliberalist...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    AND THEIR PRIMARY PURPOSE IS A CELLULAR TELEPHONE, to TALK TO PEOPLE AT A DISTANCE Greetings, Mr. Whitroth! Congratulations, you emerged from the coma without lasting effects. I am afraid however, you have some adjustments to make. First, do you...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    So he can potentially do stupid things like bombing from planes, but he can't get too stupid. Well, one very stupid thing happened two days ago: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/venezuela-coup-plot-alleged-invasion-nicolas-maduro-trial/ https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/05/venezuela-failed-coup-plot-200506073924677.html https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/voices/trump-coronavirus-navy-caribbean-venezuela-cases-deaths-a9474911.html An armed incursion into Venezuela which looks like it was badly...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Duh! You are right of course, McConnell is from Kentucky, not Tennessee....
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    But, and as much as I disagree with what he is doing it is an important but, he continues to get elected and thus is doing exactly what at least half the population wants. If you are talking about Mitch...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    They won't be able to hide the corpses piled in the streets outside hospitals and care homes I am afraid you are too optimistic. Fox News will not show these corpses. And that's all what is needed to convince Trumpsters...
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