Adrian Smith

Adrian Smith

  • Commented on The ends of education
    I duuno. There's a fair amount of evidence that if you learn a second language, any second language, in childhood, then picking up other languages as the need arises is easy. It's the monoglots that struggle. i've probably mentioned it,...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    Discord and many of the options that get lobbed at those such as me just don't work for a low / no income blog. google groups? u never know when they might just shut the whole thing down for not...
  • Commented on The ends of education
    He was right. He retired 10 years ago, lives in a spectacular house and spends half the year on cruises... I've still never achieved his 1995 salary. wish i'd been open to considering plumbing when i was thinking about careers,...
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    making printers unusable just inkjets, or all of them?...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    With long covid hitting about 20% (+-10%) and just as likely for subsequent infections, the whole of North America is going to be either in care or too sick to work, or working in a care home within 3 years....
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    still think u might be counting a few chickens here...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    u (and peter zeihan) seem to be kind of licking ur lips at the prospect hope nothing nonlinear crops up to harsh ur mellow...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    u (and peter zeihan) seem to be kind of licking ur lips at the prospect hope nothing nonlinear crops up to harsh ur mellow...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    it turned out the states weren't doing such a good job on that third item good old bladensberg...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    squashing the 200 years from 1650 to 1850 (roughly) into the 20 years from 1920 to 1940 (also roughly) in a way the japanese had had a go at this, although into the 50 years from 1854 to 1904 doubt...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    i mean, they probably do want that, but they have a mythology of being under cultural siege as well...
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    don't shoot the messenger, i'm just describing the thinking of what i've seen of that crowd on fb shitposting groups...
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    yeah that wouldn't help at all, he only speaks for himself...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    Hasn't been used in decades is more like it. yeah but u don't want to be caught telling people what they should and shouldn't be offended by from a position of privilege these days, they'll eat u alive, and a...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    exactly they took it out a bit on the environmentalists ("eco-terrorists" AIR) in that, but not as much as sm stirling did in that nantucket book of his i read, that was a bit oh john ringo no is there...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    arcologies are fun in theory but the surveillance/control options which would be possible and might be necessary could be offputting...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    So that's just the perfect place to put a 170 km-long, tall, linear building, at about 60 degree angles to both the fault and the rift. i doubt they'd set out to build something on that scale without a certain...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    That's after they yanked Mercedes Lackey from a SFWA panel i mean "colored" is a little on the tone-deaf side, people have been avoiding that for a while...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    I am "firmly" not going to be on panels, etc. at Chicon. that sucks no appeal is par for the course as well...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    Oh, so offering help, which THEY ASKED FOR is "interfering" is it? entirely depends on the context, what was in it for us, what blind innocent altruism prompted us to get involved here? this is apparently an unquestion for a...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    Your posts would be a lot more readable if you made use of those keys, please. i'm afraid these are among the redundancies of english which i reserve for formal writing, partitioning each sentence off with newlines serves the same...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    i would have said nato training ukrainian troops was the west interfering or was that just "ru propaganda" too? in any case if the ukrainians are in fact giving the russians the drubbing they deserve and daily kos believes i...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    there is that...
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    i'm really not pro-russia, i just think the west has failed to mind its own business, has overplayed its hand in this affair and is going to both reap what it's sown and immure itself in denial about it, and...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    eh, fecking tags...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    Of course, unless weapons are supplied to Ukraine, then Putin's troops & NKVD operatives will take Ukraine over. Is that what you want, or should Ukraine remain independent? putin's troops are afaict steadily grinding through the ukrainian army even with...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    AND .. We have an active QUISLING well, he's not wrong that pouring in weapons is only going to prolong the war, but if you're fine with prolonging the war i guess that's a win, it should certainly be one...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    They have fewer side effects (and are arguably more effective, in many ways) than any other vaccine produced by humans. more effective than sterilizing vaccines? if u say so...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    Basically, it appears that a good chunk of aging is just that our mechanisms for removing poisons from the body are imperfect, draining the liquids out as much as is safe and letting the body manufacture new ones dilutes the...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    airline term for passenger(s)...
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