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  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Essentially her argument is that anyone who doesn't vote for the election is a nasty poopyhead. Presumably failing to get the required supermajority could be used as an excuse for a no confidence vote....
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    A hopelessly utopian take on range anxiety: If everyones job has been automated away and society is structured in a way that allows unemployed people to afford travel then it doesn't really matter if the cars range is a bit...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    The lack of any attempt to hide the spoiler or put space between it and the warning was appreciated. Thanks. If I ever get the opportunity I will be sure to return the favour. On the topic of emoji/dead semicolons...
  • Commented on Random excuses
    Your so called "beard" is an advanced but poorly programmed nanotech fabricator. Given the correct instructions anything could fall out....
  • Commented on Random excuses
    In the same way as CCTV operators can simply record someone until they take their sunglasses off, they can just follow someone around until they shave. For the secret policebeing in a hurry there are recordings. :) Slightly more sensibly,...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    If it is a ridiculously expensive space station it should have at least be spinning, in which case baby proofing consists of putting controls at a level where adults can use them....
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    They always seem to do it on the third or fourth book of a series too. I dislike them to the extent that the format is a deal breaker. There are always plenty of other books to read....
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    Who are they to make demands of me, for I am the avatar of the sysadmin running THEIR simulation and I find their pathetic threats amusing....
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    If he's not delusional and is unwilling to provide evidence then he can instantiate his own $5 and piss off. If on the other hand he is willing to perform suitably entertaining miracles then it might be worth $5 to...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    All of them! Scotland would be an exporter of geothermal energy within the year and could find employment to thousands of people building giant concrete chutes to direct pyroclastic flows towards York. It will be magnificent!...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    I know some geologists who would be delighted by that....
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    You got the same thing in alt.destroy.the.earth. Every year there would be an influx of people who would either question the necessity of the project or post whiny diatribes about how we were destroying it already. Asteroids and vapour!...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    If god is real and has all the attributes traditionally associated with the job then the ancient principle of "might makes right" makes divine blackmail OK. In the sense that objecting will achieve nothing so you may as well deal...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    File the industry coming to its senses under "Signs of the Apocalypse"....
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    British conservatives are not noted for being particularly enthusiastic about digging up coal......
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Dutch, Danes, same first letter. Same number of letters even. Obvious innit!...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Quite. Note that I didn't say that being clever was the same as being smart :)...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Reading code is harder than writing it, therefore if you are writing code to the limit of your ability then you aint going to be able to read it again. I learned this and stopped trying to be clever shortly...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    A doctor friend of mine keeps telling me that death is actually one of the harder things to diagnose. I find that a a bit concerning really....
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Do you think they would stop if they knew you get to read them all for free? :) @127: Silly? I see something similar every time I buy something from Amazon. Maybe they just think I have poor impulse control...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    It's the grail, but right now the implementation is lacking. "I see you just bought a new washing machine. People who bought washing machines also looked at washing machines. How would you like to buy a nice new washing machine?"...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    That myth again. Target knew someone was pregnant before her parents did, which is not the same thing....
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    I can't watch Grand Designs without thinking of the Mitchell & Webb "Cellists" sketch these days... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaaHGAB8yTY...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    My excuse is that I don't have a filter on this browser so I was leaning a bit hard on the page down key :)...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    The point who is making? I think you used the wrong window....
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    I always found it hard to take the neutrino detector vs mobile reactor suggestions seriously, as detectors have good reasons to be huge and less than sensitive. On the other hand: We must not allow a mineshaft gap!...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Anything air launched isn't a deterrent, it's an invitation to a first strike on the air bases. The question is: Would HMG be reckless enough to take that path just so that they could keep claiming to be a world...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    That is an obvious motive for killing him, but there must be something else going on. If you just want someone dead then there are plenty of ways to do it quietly, but nerve gassing them in an international airport...
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    The "projections" in the E. E. Smith "Skylark" books is the earliest I can think of....
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    Of course an alternative interpretation is that the models used to predict how much of the drugs consumed end up in sewage are incorrect, and the amount of drug use is overestimated. One of the two interpretations can be used...
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