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  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    As I understand it, it was the Ottoman Turks who brought in the burka, etc. Before then, I am given to understand, clothing that allowed women to have bare breasts were normal and accepted. Also, I believe I've read women...
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    Let me add to the fog of god(s) here.... On a much more serious note than I posted yesterday, I base my Paganism on the Lovelock Hypothesis (1968), which is that the entire biosphere of the planet can be viewed...
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    I remember a scene - that's all I saw of it, it was in some tv special - of a cowboy movie that MADE SENSE. The good guy has the drop on the leader of the bad guys, six-guns aimed...
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    So, how do you feel about DeBroglie-Bohm mechanics? mark, wave-ing at you...
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    I don't remember how much Druids were covered, but if you want a very decent, short read on the varieties of religion, and how modern (neo)Pagans feel, you might check out the old soc.religion.paganism FAQ. (ObDisclosure: the Silverdragon, referred to...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    No, no, NO. Doc Smith's Lensmen universe. And the Ghreat Ghod Ghu (purple be His Name) is the one true faanish Ghod (accept no substitutes). Purple is His Color, and bheer is His drink. Why purple, you ask? Allow me...
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    Just a pedantic note: it's known as the "Problem of Evil". At least the Zoroastrians solved it, by making their Bad Guy as powerful as their Good Guy. Me? I decided that being a socialist and a science fiction fan...
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    Several responses. First, Charlie, I am reminded of Days of Yore... back in the first half of the nineties, when i used to hang out in alt.pagan. Every mid-Sept, some kid with a Brand New Shiny Internet Access would have...
  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    Wombats. Wombats.... Sorry, I immediately flashed on a thing from long, long ago in an APA, that a friend brought in from another APA: giant barded war frogs. mark "such a joy, the end of last week, watching them shot...
  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    GPC I Have A Self-Destruct Button (Galactive Patrol Cruiser) mark "RUN! The Lensman said to hit the escape ships!"...
  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    You were supposed to laugh.... Next, you'll expect me to spill the beans, and tell you the TRVTH about cats (our Lords & Masters).... mark...
  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    Ok... a not name for a warship: Wiley Coyote. Or, for that matter, the Battlecruiser Acme. Here we go, from my youth: the ISBS Vegimatic (We'll dice! We'll chop!....) By the was, speaking of Empire, which we weren't, I see...
  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    330-350 words per page in a paperback, Charlie? Are you sure? I've been using 250 as an average since I counted them, back in my mid-teens. mark...
  • Commented on The light at the end of the tunnel (is not necessarily an oncoming train)
    Oh, come *on*, that ship would be named "I don't know", since it's on third.... mark...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    About Krugman - note that his *blog* in the NYT is *not* behind the paywall. If it goes to read more, that may be... but https://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/ is not. I assure you, I look at it every weekday, and the NYT's...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Bike helmets. I saw a report, a year or two ago, also showing that they had negligible evidence that it saved people. I'll go along with that... as someone who spent two summers, back in the seventies, as a bike...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Y'know, I've just formed the opinion, in the last day, that the more extreme right someone is, the more they're operating on their mammalian brain (not quite back to lizard, but...) According to NBC News, yesterday, there were 17 Reptilians...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    I think that's the classic "all those people are ... but my [wife|co-worker|etc] is different, they're not like the others." And you're married to a shiksa, eh? (says the guy with Jewish grandparents, and a socialist father (he converted as...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Hi, Erik, Fancy meeting you here. You wrote: Those extra-wide streets were there as firebreaks Which were useless. The fire jumped far larger breaks - ---- Were they consistent throughout the city? And I note that Philly's never had a...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    You wrote: "It must be in someone's interest though." Maybe it's the same people who've been stirring fascist shit into the Eu and the NATO alliance for the last couple years... the folks responsible for Trump, who gave Le Pen...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Pre-industrial cities and traffic. I (he says, buffing his nails on his shirt) am from Philadelphia, and lived a good number of years, more recently, in Chicago, before moving to *bleah* DC. Billy Penn *saw* the Great London Fire of...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    You wrote: Re Dystopian Futures, Death Race 2050, Now playing on Netflix (Or was that only last month?) The United Corporate States (With an obvious President based on the Hairpiece that Walks like a man). The "States" were kind of...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    I know, we're not up to 300 yet, but this one... Clarence Thomas should have been impeached long since for conflict of interest on that *one* case: his wife working on the Bush transition team, and was sending out letters...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    About conspiracy theories... most of them depend on amazing amounts of *competency*. I liked "In the Country of the Blind", by Flynn. Just because you're good at being a Sekret Society, that dedicated to running the world... doesn't mean there...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Cyberpunk - oddly enough, I'm almost finished rereading an old favorite - Hardwired, by Walter Jon Williams, that *damnit*, should have put him up there with Gibson.... And if you take the Rock War and the Orbitals as metaphors for...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Um sorry, the US just did the "here, hold my bheer" again. Check out Trumpolini's budget. Meals on wheels? Oldersters, you can just starve. WIC? Women and small children, you too. And who needs medical and biomedical research (17% cut...
  • Commented on Popcorn Time
    Just remember, do *not* wind up holding the suitcase 50 megaton nuke. mark...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    You write: I have absolutely no choice on this: I have to use the router my ISP provides. To me, this means that my ISP is okay with being sued for any breach of privacy. --- Yes, you do have...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    Ru wrote: The new failure mode isn't so much projects drowning in a sea of mediocre developers and managers, but instead the products of the new "gig economy" being abandoned at the moment of their creation and most (or all)...
  • Commented on The internet of decay
    And I'm still boggled by the idea that anyone other than perhaps sex researchers would *want* a wifi dildo.... Just because you *can*, doesn't mean you *should*. mark...
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