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  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    Many years ago I went to a Chinese painting exhibition. There were lots of amazing scrolls and paintings of life in China hundreds of years ago. The workmanship was mind blowing. So intricate. Then on one wall there was a...
  • Commented on Yet another novel I will no longer write
    Having worked in the "retail" division of a flour mill. We considered a semi trailer delivery almost too small to be bothered delivering to. 20 kg bag? They let me buy one bag because I was staff. I was in...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    My understanding is that the external part is easily revised/replaced....
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    Tonga is doomed. It's not sea level rise, it's temperature. Tonga is an average of 0m above sea level. The sea has waves, and those waves are often 9m high. Yet Tonga exists? The reason is the fringing reef. In...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    In 1184 you've given a long form of what I said earlier, and indeed what others are arguing. *no action will be taken until the apocalypse hits* Reducing my footprint now doesn't change anything, it actually delays action. If anything,...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    As is often the case, everyone is right. Flying to NZ will bring forward the apocalypse by a few thousands of a second. So it's clearly immoral. But, no action will be taken to avoid the apocalypse. So does it...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Being realistic and surrender are not the same things. You can fight on, knowing full well it's hopeless....
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    I don't think the deaths of Middle class white people will worry them. They currently are happy to admit in public that they don't care who burns to death if the chances are they didn't vote for the right party....
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    One of my early school memories is of a teacher saying (raging really) they grew up on tank water. They couldn't believe the "running tap" method of tooth brushing when all you needed was one glass of water. Wet the...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Yeah, I'd already discarded the "crew on a racing yacht" idea. No one would let me on one. Closest I've come is wiping down Ragamuffin underwater, but I didn't even *ask* about going aboard. As you say, getting back is...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    I've considered that. There are such routes, and I wouldn't even have to change boats. Many ships do a circuit. The problem is that we're getting on towards 8-10 000 dollars for a one way trip to NZ. Flying is...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Yes. It seems possible to book on a cargo ship, but not short distances. I could get a trip to Southampton, but not across the ditch to Littleton....
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    I don't want to fan the dissent, I really don't, but I would like to ask the collective brains trust. I live in Australia, an island that has not one ferry service to anywhere. Is like to go to New...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Re USB. These days, keyboards and mice are USB. If you don't epoxy the keyboard and mouse into the machine the user can simply unplug them and plug in something else. That something else could be physically a keyboard or...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    I had a bit when I lived in Florida. I lost a lot of weight. I think in a previous post I said 20 kg, but thinking about it, probably 30 kg. (I'd been in an abusive relationship and used...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_John_Boyce Long and dreadful that list is, but certainly not "all" the regime changes the US had had a hand in. The US deposed an Australian government....
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    It does seem to be a form of inertia. It was started as a propaganda rag by mining companies and it seems to have continued in that way. https://theconversation.com/the-secret-history-of-news-corp-a-media-empire-built-on-spreading-propaganda-116992...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    I was sure "monkey boy" was the name Zaphod Beeblebrox used when he couldn't remember Arthur Dent's name, but googling seems to say either I misremembered, or I've skipped into an alternate timeline that is exactly the same as the...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    If believe you can grow anything in anoxic water when I see it done. My experience with anoxic water indicates that nothing grows. Wooden ships don't even rot....
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    They do have the resouces to trash the whole country & then walk away .... And DT is quite capable of ordering that ... would the US Armed forces then obey You'd think they'd politely point out that this is...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    No worries. I'd actually like to smell wood smoke. I can't smell it at all now after nearly 6 months of constant smoke....
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    That sounds like a well thought out response. I wish there was more like it....
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    I agree completely. Thanks for the tips on references. It's hard to figure out history when you've grown up in Australia. I've got as far as realising that what I was taught in school was atrocious propaganda, and that mass...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    It's sounds like you've rediscovered Polynesian expansion. It might be worth looking into how things went down. The waka/starship goes places and found colonies. There isn't really money as we use it, but there is mana and tapu. https://maoridictionary.co.nz/search?idiom=&phrase=&proverb=&loan=&histLoanWords=&keywords=Mana 2....
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    Sure, but that's not bouyancy....
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    Buoyancy can't drive you to higher than the local speed of sound, even if the mass is zero. Bouyancy derives from more molecules hitting the bottom (or hitting harder) than the top. Local speed of sound is the average velocity...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    Well, given the title of this blog post, I'm assuming "intelligent" drones. So messing up their comms channel won't work, there isn't one. You'd have to fry their internals. That means your microwave basically works like a shotgun that has...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    Well, I don't know which would be easier to conquer. No one in uniform, but everyone who was on leave, or asleep, or at sea or indoors or in mufti would be OK. Vs, all the army, navy and airforce...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    I don't understand the need to store stuff next to the target. That assumes that you've got stuff past customs. So you're in the country and running a front company. If you're in the country there's no reason you couldn't...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    There are advantages to doing both. Think autofocus+image stabilised camera. The camera wouldn't be much use if it just photographed everything. The human points it in the general direction. The camera identifies targets and boxes them in the viewfinder. The...
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