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justinjordan

  • Commented on The Ferguson Question
    As mentioned, Ferguson isn't really a town with 21,000 people - the area of St.Louis defined as Ferguson has 21,000 in it. This is a worthwhile distinction - if you drove through Ferguson it'd just be part of a large...
  • Commented on Gods and genre
    That's almost certainly more or less the correct answer, rather than the charitable one. Marvel and DC as comic publishers need to make a profit as publishing entities in and of themselves (and Marvel in particular has cost slashing Perlmutter...
  • Commented on Spoiler Thread
    "The one thing I wasn't clear on, frequent feedings kill a person more quickly but my understanding is a single feeding is a death sentence, it's just going to take longer." I don't believe frequency of feedings was the issue...
  • Commented on Spoiler Thread
    I didn't take the ending as Mo and Bob's relationship having failed YET. The key word obviously being yet - having to move out is not a good sign, but as yet the relationship doesn't seem irreparably fractured. We'll need...
  • Commented on Spoiler Thread
    Note that Bob Howard is not Bob's name. So yeah, Howard IS the codename, HOWARD in Laundry parlance. I think. I'd need to read the section again, but I think Basil's plan was to actually not be present and Bob...
  • Commented on Spoiler Thread
    Idle Thoughts: 1. Why not resummon Teapot? Would he not be Angleton without that particular body? Or is the ritual just too horrible (which seems reasonable for Bob, if not others)? 2. The above assumes Angleton is 'dead' which is...
  • Commented on Rhesus Chart: blood dripping fresh ...
    It's not installments in that sense - you get as complete a story in The Rhesus Chart as you do any Laundry book - they're not chunks of a story in the way a trilogy or books in the Merchants...
  • Commented on The Singularity Is Further Than It Appears
    Jesus. There are conditions where a person can't feel hunger. For instance congenital hyperinsulinism - which is when someone's body produces too much insulin - can present in children will never feel hunger and will starve to death with feeding...
  • Commented on How To Survive A Death March
    "But it wears joints out" It doesn't. It CAN, but this isn't always a consequence of exercise. Too much exercise is bad for your joints. So is noexercise....
  • Commented on Sitrep
    So almost all of humanity is a victim of human criminality. Good to know. Also, not a crime. Also, not genetically defective....
  • Commented on Do Zimboes dream of Electric Sheep?
    No. There's a weird notion that evolution will perfect things to their environment. This is not actually the case. In the case of sociopathy, assuming that there's an evolutionary explanation for it continuing to be a thing assumes a lot...
  • Commented on Why Microsoft Word must Die
    I love Word. Well, loved. I still use the pre ribbon version mostly - the ribbon version is on my travel computer, and it can go fuck itself. But yes, I use Word for writing, professionally even, and it does...
  • Commented on What have we learned?
    (I'd call a safety feature that kills more people than it saves a bit of a liability. Wouldn't you agree?) If that were proved to have happened. If you're going to argue that particular feature killed those people on the...
  • Commented on The latest news
    It also fits what I'd consider domestication, I was referring to what Heteromeles might have had in mind....
  • Commented on The latest news
    Depends on what you mean by domesticated. There's no such thing as "can't" be domesticated - it's a matter of whether the time and difficulty involved make it worthwhile to do so. Deer are harder to domesticate than, say, anything...
  • Commented on The next moves in the Spooks v. News cold war
    That's not actually unreasonable from a purely pragmatic point of view. Things that will cause the actual structure of the organization to fall apart will probably tend to be prioritized over other things. You can't really have an army that...
  • Commented on The next moves in the Spooks v. News cold war
    I'll let this tangent go after this, but... Assault rifles have a very specific definition, and it does not include things like semi auto AR 15's. Actual assault rifles are very, very rare. Assault weapon is a lot more nebulous...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Saturn's Children
    "but the brain is still going to be dead by 120" There's no evidence that this is actually true. It may be, but the supercentarians known haven't generally died of their brains shutting down. The brain not attached to a...
  • Commented on Why I Do Self-Publish
    It wouldn't be 80,000 unless she were selling directly from her own site and got it all. From Amazon, she'd get 70% of that. So, 56,000 before taxes. Yeah, that's good but not spectacular....
  • Commented on Press release
    "5 bedroom terraced house for sale" Seems like a fairly expansive definition of modest....
  • Commented on The Anthropic Stupidity Hypothesis
    Actually, this one shows a greater range of cleverness: http://www.correctionsone.com/contraband/articles/1961780-15-deadly-improvised-prison-weapons-and-tools/ I use the prison thing as an example because these are things created by people who have very limited resources and people actively trying to stop them from doing this...
  • Commented on The Anthropic Stupidity Hypothesis
    "Anyone on this thread ever made a working shotgun out of plumbing parts? " You keep mentioning this - do you know what a shotgun actually is? I know that sounds like me being an ass, but a shotgun is...
  • Commented on Unbreakable (part 1)
    Yeah, any article that starts with saying how we're getting more psychopathic is going to have to go a long way to convince me. That's golden age bullshit that ignores how awful we used to be to each other. That's...
  • Commented on Big Guns[1]
    Incidentally, those numbers are drawn from this report: http://www.vpc.org/fact_sht/fadeathwithrates65-04.pdf That's from the Violence Policy Centered, and the sources are listed....
  • Commented on Big Guns[1]
    "The NRA have systematically opposed any brakes on gun proliferation, so now there are so many guns out there that armed guards everywhere actually IS a sensible (though not fiscally viable) solution given the reality. It shouldn't be, but it...
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