ilya187

ilya187

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    And went seriously downhill from there. I am genuinely curious as to what happened next....
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    What, you thought all clerics were defined as Christian? The fact that 1e clerics were limited to blunt weapons does suggest this interpretation. Having said that, everyone I knew back then thought the rule was ridiculous; a cleric of Odin...
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    "RIP TP" means "Rest in peace, Terry Pratchett"...
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    Do Australians call "grog" what Americans call "moonshine"?...
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    Oh god. One of my childhood nightmares was spinach soup. The way Russians make it, it still has identifiable spinach leaves, but they are basically leaf-shaped pieces of slime. I threw up more than once. I was fine with raw...
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    Wonderful explanation, but what is a "breadhead"? I had never seen this expression....
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    Instead of listening to decades out of date "don't pay off your mortgage" What was the reasoning for that in the first place?...
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    Pointing out how those currently on death row weren't dissuaded from crime by the death penalty doesn't necessarily tell you anything about how many were successfully put off. What does tell you is the rate of a given crime before...
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    It seems to be a follow-up & for a different audience, with, possibly more/different/updated details. Here it is: https://www.ft.com/content/6fb1602d-a08b-4a8c-bac0-047b7d64aba5...
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    The antics of human colonizers give them such heartburn that they take to vomiting on humans….from ten meters up. By the tonne. With gizzard stones. You may be familiar with this meme? I am not. It certainly never happened in...
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    ordinary chemists who weren't called Al carried on the same attitude to lab safety I once was a friend with a chemistry doctoral student. His attitude to safety was (that's a direct quote): "If I blow my nose and it...
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    (I'm being careful to not use the words "Elon" and "Musk" anywhere in the user profile or content, lest it be accused of impersonation.) Yet you used his picture as avatar. Yes, I made a Bluesky account....
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    You are very much overestimating the amount of radiation on Earth-Mars journey. There are two types of dangerous radiation in space — solar and cosmic. Both are mostly protons with a sprinkling of heavier nuclei; solar comes from the Sun,...
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    While I can imagine a developed society with privacy but no secrecy, it would be nothing like any we know today, and I cannot image how to get there from here. "Cannot imagine how to get THERE from HERE"...
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    The Transparent Society... aged pretty well in terms of technical predictions, although I think his unwritten assumption that people care about truth hasn't aged as well. David Brin made another unwritten assumption which hasn't aged well, and I think it...
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    You WHAT? Explain, please? If these Arizona women were to get pregnant while on chemotherapy, the fetus might die. Can't risk that. Yes, that is the reasoning. Chemotherapy is not being denied to pregnant women. To any woman who might...
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    You are looking at spending the rest of your life (perhaps 20 years) futzing around waiting to die or going to help build a future 0.38 gravity would really help here. The colony would still need some young (better yet,...
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    asteroids are nature's way of asking, "so, how's that space program coming?" Which may sound profound at first blush, but is actually pretty shallow. First Mars, being closer to the asteroid belt, gets hit more often than Earth. Statistically, any...
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    One problem with HPVs on Mars For a moment I thought "Why are you suddenly bringing up sexually transmitted diseases?"...
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    Rules for the Ruling Class The New Yorker magazine via "archive.today" webpage capture I am getting "Not Found (yet?)" error. Here is actual New Yorker article: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2024/01/29/rules-for-the-ruling-class Depending on a browser, private window may bypass the paywall....
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    They might not be keen on bestiality. Neither is the Left...
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    an audience who won't tolerate sexual peccadilloes the left would laugh-off Are you serious? Matt Gaetz is not even trying to hide his affairs; he only insists his mistresses fully consented. So far this has not cost him any...
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    I think the speed at which the object exits the mass-driver has a lot to do with it's velocity at impact. Are you sure you duplicated Heinlein's assumptions about the initial velocity? Yes. Manny repeatedly says how in this scheme...
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    atop of his 'loss' to Biden in New Hampshire, where Trump spent big whereas Biden was a no-show and never spent a nickel How so? They were in two different races/primaries....
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    If he builds a couple of large mass drivers in lunar tunnels built on the dark side, he'll have more firepower than all of Earth combined. That's an exaggeration. Back when I read TMIAHM, the explosive yield of the projectiles...
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    As an aside, the only TI I truly hated was a woman. She was a TI-in-training, and thus had to prove herself. She was absolute worst....
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    I enlisted in USAF in 1985. In Basic Training there was a lot of mixing of men and women -- both male and female flights[1] had TI's (Training Instructor) of both genders. Our barracks was kitty-corner from a female barracks,...
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    You have gifts; selfish for you to do only what you want with 'em. You people must be utilized properly. People like you must be given order, must be controlled. You must be used where you are most valuable to...
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    Sure, that's why the British and Americans totally lost WW2: trying to use conscript armies outside their own homes. I am pretty sure The Blitz, Corregidor and Pearl Harbor count as "did something to them or their families". You have...
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    Many of the innovative and successful wartime leaders, paricularly in WWII, were not peacetime officers. By and large these are the same people who otherwise would be being innovative and successful in private enterprise, since those behaviours don't tend...
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