Poul-Henning Kamp

Poul-Henning Kamp

  • Commented on Competition Time!
    NAME SP - Submerged Playpen PSP - Permanent Submerged Playpen LCH - Large Continental Hole CLASSIFICATION Benthic Treaty / BLUE HADES / ELEMENTAL DANCE / OCCULUS DEPLOYMENT SP, PSP and LCH are summoning grids for confining ELEMENTAL DANCE to a...
  • Commented on The paranoid style in 2016
    Called it! https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/iran-sanctions-middle-east-stock-102835505.html...
  • Commented on The paranoid style in 2016
    My take is that Hillary is at the peak of her popularity. There are nobody in USA who hasn't made up their mind about her at least once already, and the few voters she can capture from now on, are...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    Very interesting Charlie. I think relying on historical parallels for how despots rise is too conservative for prediction. Organizing a reign of terror is basically an information gathering exercise: You need to know who to terrorize next. Computers have made...
  • Commented on A world-building puzzler
    Proxy-money can do a lot of bookkeeping for you. Imagine you have a "bank" (probably a religious temple) where they hold tokens representing the money you own. If you buy something, you tell them to move X tokens from your...
  • Commented on 21st Century: a complaint
    Dear Mr. Stross, Thanks for contacting C21 Entertainment Customer Support. Please turn the power off, wait 10-15 seconds, and then gently turn the power on again. If that doesn't clear the problems, you should deinstall all 3rd party printer drivers...
  • Commented on The sky's gone dark
    No, you get just one Kessler event, because each collision of which there will be more and more, releases a cloud of debris with sufficiently spread angular momentum that a very short time into the cascade, access to space is...
  • Commented on Ask the Author
    Have you read Thomas Pikettys "Capital in the 21st century" ? Did it change your perception of the future ?...
  • Commented on Some thoughts on turning 50
    Happy B'day Charlie! I like your rules, they're not too different than my own, and can also see 50 over the horizon now. I'd add one rule though: "Never be bored" Only very few times in my life have I...
  • Commented on The referendum question
    While generally in agreement with Charlie here (Being Danish and therefore from a Charlie-approved-size nation-state) my worry is that a gaggle of small countries will not be able to stand up to our corporate overlords. We saw it for instance...
  • Commented on A nation of slaves
    Spot on Charlie. A indicative data-point: Arla, the dairy company, is building a new plant i Denmark, to a total cost of around 70 Million Euros. Total employment, once construction is over: 30 full time employees....
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    I just tried to estimate the actual area to be searched based on the Inmarsat ping measurements. My estimate is given the undertainties, Inmarsats thin red line is actually a band 800km across. So the total area to search is...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    I don't buy the $X of valuables to some dude with a white cat. Stuff like that could be transferred any number of ways which would not cause the massive retribution this is going to. No, it has to be...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    I think they expected this to be untraceable. The Inmarsat tracking has probably come as a very ugly surprise for them: Without that, the plane could have been *anywhere* and they would have had plenty of time to cover their...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    "What a lot of people's comments are missing is simply that this is a ridiculously public and inefficient way to smuggle stuff or people." Indeed it is. And for all that, they seem to have put a lot of effort...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    No, they had plenty: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/new-twist-in-the-hunt-for-missing-plane/2014/03/13/dcee10da-aae6-11e3-98f6-8e3c562f9996_graphic.html...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    According to the Inmarsat ping-time plot, the plan probably landed in Uzbekistan. Getting their by having prefiled a flightplan with Burma ATC and all the way to europe under the pretense of being a freight carrier would be a trivial....
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    Interesting tidbit from NYT: "Radar signals recorded by the Malaysian military appeared to show that the missing airliner climbed to 45,000 feet, above the approved altitude limit for a Boeing 777-200, soon after it disappeared from civilian radar." Equalize cabin...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    The engine data is very highly compressed and to a large extent consists of "Everything is OK" and nothing more because the transmission costs are so prohibitive. The one most interesting databit in that last transmission is if that is...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    "The hijackers failed to repeat their strategy even on that day as soon as their strategy became known to the passengers." You overlook that one of the measures taken in response to that strategy is making it close to impossible...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    Absolutely. But think about the rather confusing "we tracked it" "No we didn't" conflicting messages coming out of .mil... Clearly something was not trivial about their radar return. And as I said: My leading theory, like Charles, is still failure...
  • Commented on A hypothesis
    There are a number of troubles with that theory Charles, one of which is that the plane should have followed its intended course and stayed on radar by passive reflection, but it is certainly also one of my favourite theories...
  • Commented on Dear Google, am I pregnant?
    "The servers it was uploaded to are probably backed up somewhere [..." Not to mention the fact that the upload happened while NSA was tapping into Googles inter-datacenter fibres... There is no way to prove that no (more) copies exists...
  • Commented on Dear Google, am I pregnant?
    "might motivate Google to offer high-confidentality services in particular countries." Could and would you trust them if they did ?...
  • Commented on Dear Google, am I pregnant?
    Charles, No mythology intended, and no libertarien sympathies whatsoever from this dane. Apologies if my danglish terminology confuses the message....
  • Commented on Dear Google, am I pregnant?
    "[...] they're generally a good thing for medical research." It's actually much more than that: They are about the only reason why we can attack non-infectious illnesses effectively. The Nordic countries have been trailblazers in this: They introduced personal ID...
  • Commented on Making history personal
    Been in: "Grønsalen", a stoneage burial chamber from approx 3500 BC. (http://www.fortidsmindeguide.dk/Groensalen-langdysse.665.0.html) Slept in: Our local "Sct. Peders" church from late 11 century. (http://www.sctpederskirke.dk)...
  • Commented on Why Microsoft Word must Die
    The same argument goes for pretty much the rest of the Microsoft Monoculture, the deficiencies of which have severely cramped peoples ability to think clearly about abstract computing concepts. One of the worst consequences is that far too many people...
  • Commented on A deceptively simple question
    @113: Actually, in a Mad Max world, selvdriving cars may make a lot of sense, since it doesn't put your physical body in harms way. The question is if you can produce them and fuel them....
  • Commented on What have we learned?
    We have learned that societies, like other composite organisms, are subject to autoimmune diseases, given the right trigger conditions. Provided anybody remember, and correctly understand what they remember, this will be valuable design-basis information, next time we try to build...
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