Adrian Smith

Adrian Smith

  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    How would you ensure that enclave(s) of humanity would survive a world devastating asteroid impact and then rebuild the planet? stay away from the coast obviously, those megatsunamis were apparently quite something the world will be repopulated by clones of...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    (And later decided they didn't want them after all and took them apart again.) i think it might have been more that they didn't want to bequeath them to the anc...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    I agree that it sucks, but this is a specific example of a more general problem: decarbonizing. it's really difficult to see degrowth as anything but a downer, despite the possible silver linings one thing is that, like global warming,...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    i dunno, have u seen this tweet about the iss? https://twitter.com/sim_kern/status/1411304471934685184 sounds like ur gonna need to spin it for gravity for anything remotely long term, which means a bolo configuration for the foreseeable, a ring would be thousands of...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    to some extent this is already happening with modafinil (as recommended by esr: http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=7183)...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    probably this: https://scitechdaily.com/rapid-mental-rejuvenation-experimental-drug-reverses-age-related-cognitive-decline-within-days/...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    That's kind of confused... yes, well, i might have guessed this was not the place to be dispensing ill-remembered factoids about the uk rail system i stand corrected...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    There's vastly more helium in much more accessible locations: the atmospheres of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. nearer isn't necessarily easier in those cases i mean there was the old Traveler fuel skimming trick if u had a streamlined hull,...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    yeah, i used to live in hastings, where they couldn't get high speed up to london because someone had only put two skins of bricks on certain tunnels rather than the three they were supposed to have with energy though...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    In fact, declining electricity demand is probably something you can count on In developed countries maybe, though all those shiny new electric cars are going to need quite a bit, but i can't see it in developing ones unless they...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    someone is going to go helium prospecting out in the Oort cloud have you had changed your mind that much about exploiting the solar system since your high frontier post back in 2007, don't the decades just fly by i...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    ah right, u need to put in paragraph breaks explicitly never mind...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    are we really likely to have the lithium available for this wholesale replacement of the ICE car fleet which everyone is so sanguine about? i realize there's quite a bit in afghanistan once things are stable enough there for mining...
  • Commented on Omicron
    do you think spooks (or more likely algorithms) are attempting to glean profit from our ruminations (or maybe just the seagull's veiled stock tips)? i wish them luck...
  • Commented on Omicron
    absolutely anyone who posted anything about Murals our boy jezza was stitched up tbh though he did leave himself kind of open to it with that comment live and learn We do fucking Centuries normal for science fiction writers...
  • Commented on Omicron
    It's routinely abused to to coerce unpaid overtime. at least the acronym is on point...
  • Commented on Omicron
    They are totally fed up with the no masking, anti-vac, it is all a hoax, I'll wear a mask but keep it on my chin, folks. Utterly. presumably by the time they get to deal with them they've started rowing...
  • Commented on Omicron
    yellowstone, innit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysa5OBhXz-Q...
  • Commented on Omicron
    dude (unisex dude i mean), that wasn't a threat (i presume ur behind seven proxies in any case) he was saying be careful what you say for charlie's sake, because charlie has expressly asked people to avoid saying libellous things,...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    Pet shop rats are a thing. not the most likely variety to be scuttling up your leg when you're on a smoke break though i'd have thought...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    a coworker, out for a smoke on break, had a feral rat run up a pant leg. isn't that just like, a rat?...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    could have been for snek if they have poisonous ones there, aiui you can get mini shotgun loads for handguns which are quite convenient...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    And is seems to me that a key aspect of the BLM protests is that the written constitution has done and is doing a piss-poor job of protecting the minority from the majority. well the specific minority the constitution was...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Labyrinth Index
    And, for the record, you'd get an hourly direct services from Paddington to Penzance and Cardiff, Euston services to Glasgow Central, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester, and King's Cross to Leeds, and Edinburgh via York and Newcastle upon Tyne in period....
  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    hey u came back...
  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    Native Americans in Canada will turn out to be just same as those "born our of wedlock" babies in Ireland; considered & treated as less than human. on that scale it sounds like an unstated policy of eugenic neglect...
  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    I remember reading The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and being somewhat shocked by some of the sexual mores. the line "an explosive bullet hit between her lovely, little-girl breasts" (which seemed excitingly transgressive when i was 16) hasn't aged...
  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    One would be studying happy families (yes, hard to identify for a number of reasons) and finding out what they do. there was a mention of a study about that in one of those books john cleese did with robin...
  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    that second one looks like where we are, four or five main categories but like i said there's a lot of variation...
  • Commented on Starship bloopers
    In my writing I'm using Orcs as proxies for "those people" Trump voters?...
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