Bill Arnold

Bill Arnold

  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Still not clear on your current name: Roughly, one plausible thread through meanings is: Arohirohi : Maori mythology, Arohirohi is the goddess of mirages and shimmering heat, and is the wife of Tama-nui-te-ra (the Sun) Sedna : Sedna (Inuktitut: ???,...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Picking up an earlier thought, I'd love to anonymously start an internet rumor that the next PM would be whoever found a sword in a natural UK pond without SCUBA before March 29, fished it out and presented it to...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    I want tax laws to make millionaires out of billionaires.... Likewise. It's depressing how the GINI coefficient for the US has been steadily increasing since the Reagan cuts in the top tax rates. (via) This is a bit US-centric; I'd...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    AST #666: So, to spur some appropriate outrage about climate change, I did a very crude physicist-style human-cost-of-carbon estimate, which comes up with a remarkably higher cost than the numbers being generated by other analyses. Numbers single sourced and arithmetic...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Yeah, noticed that but was allowed by my vpn-endpoint-of-the-day. A google search finds plenty that work in the US, e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaoregV1Wak I noticed last night that "Hotel California" Brexit dates back to July 2018 in the UK press, probably earlier....
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    "Ze's a Fool" Ze needs a talking-to, perhaps....
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    Check datetime on post. Earth (approximately) spherical. Etc. I read it as a Joke....
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    A long time back, the multinominal one posted some very interesting and deliberately well-hidden facts and some interesting and off-beam opinions, some of which did justify obfuscation. Still does. I continue to make the effort to parse (often multiple parsings...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Just a note of thanks for that excellent rant about Dune. (I have hopes for Good Omens, please please don't mess it up people!) Re-read a relevant section of Dune (where Jessica and Paul meet the Fremen group after escaping.)...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    I've been meaning to call Rep. Omar She (Ilhan Omar) has a fairly nuanced perspective for an American politician. If you haven't watched it, the actual video surfaced shortly after the bad reporting (and opened a few more eyes). Posted...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Prayers to the Sex Lady With Many Arms? Suggest that it stand down, that you're allies, ask it what (evil) Demons taste like, suggest a large sample size? Are hatchlings (newly woke) involved? I'll need to think about this some...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    IS ACTUALLY A FUCKING CORPORATE SLAVE WHO GIVES THEM ALL THEIR MEMORIES I'm 100% pro-freedom. Even if it engenders chaos. I'm also generally rather irritated/irked by memory shenanigans. The blatant mass gaslighting we're seeing so much of, yes, but also...
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    Something that Translates as "Slayer" Is it the sort of thing that has a face? Re "Happy", most beings do not know that they are beautiful. (Excepting narcissistic beings, perhaps.) Symbiote, one hopes. This caught my eye in my feeds...
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    I will meditate on that. (FWIW been observing and working on conceptual biases, e.g. loss aversion, and fear, that interfere with things.)...
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    Sorry, Mr. C and the Rs ("prion disease"[1]) were distracting many Americans today, and I was certainly no exception. Shorts, or something else? I have negative feelings about active(manipulative) shorts though maybe that's just in part conceptual bias; also don't...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Lots of activity, good to see. Still parsing (sitting briefly at side of road, links later[1]). Can haz funz, just no anger or rage, right? Multiple voices are a bit confusing. whitroth #818: Good to hear. (Have had a similarly...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Just a thank you for your answers to Greg and myself. Quite interesting. Which is a bit snarky if you know your [redacted] I do not (plenty of tidbits but nothing integrated), but simply knowing that it is snarky is...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Ooops, used wrong term, freedom of speech and of the press are different parts of the US First Amendment. "protected speech" refers to speech freedom....
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Exactly. For Greg especially: This is all at least arguably protected speech in the US: A guide to Hillary Clinton’s many ‘illnesses,’ as diagnosed in the conservative media (Callum Borchers August 23, 2016) Aphasia, Autism, Brain cancer, Heart disease, Multiple...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    No, he isn't trolling ... he's "just" profoundly ignorant & uninformed & misinformed. The reason I asked is that I've seen trolling (media feedback venues) in the US that is competent enough to fool most people. It felt like trolling...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Wasp rather than Bee. They can reasonably hope that Justice is not Huitzilopochtli, but it's an excuse for more hummingbird links: The Hummingbird as Warrior: Evolution of a Fierce and Furious Beak (James Gorman, Feb. 5, 2019) The Aztecs weren’t...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Tx. I could see from the code points that it was Javanese but type support is hard to come by. Managed to get it to display but no translator was taking the input....
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    oops, retyping error: ""People will cope, just like we did during the last war"...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Question to UK people; is this trolling? (Seen in host's twitter, and am American.) "People will cope, just like the did during the last war": SO-CALLED scientists predicting 12,000 extra deaths per decade if we end up with a no-deal...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Here's a list from 2017: https://www.forbes.com/sites/maddieberg/2018/03/06/from-the-worlds-richest-woman-to-a-strangled-mogul-the-billionaires-who-died-in-the-last-year/ Can't say I recognize many of them. Steve Jobs (2011) was the last such death that that instantly comes to mind....
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Just different Brightened my day (considerably) to see you intact. The links are fun, thanks. On a semi-serious note, I am wondering why people in the US mostly (myself sadly included) missed "On the Silver Globe". It looks fascinating, and...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Still binge reading this enormous thread, but since I don't see on this host's twitter feed, the President of the United States, a few hours ago, bold mine: With Caravans marching through Mexico and toward our Country, Republicans must be...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Re that "perimeter security design" FEMA pdf, interesting, thanks. (Is the year written 2013 as suggested by the url?)...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    Sometimes I'm mainly interested in the thought rhythms/tone sequences and watching them ripple through my mind. Plus the referenced twitter account had pictures of owls, including a newborn owl. I haven't enough context in UK culture to properly evaluate it...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    ...so imagining that vast networks that are backed up with serious weaponry that do not take kindly to being attacked is just a given. Thanks, the details were interesting. Want a new one? What stops Lucid Dreaming? And is it...
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