Tim H.

Tim H.

  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    The Czechs tried to show the Russians the benefits of adaptability in 1968, if the Russians had adopted Dubcek's policies it might've bought them more time, if the leadership had survived their own reactionaries. There might be a lesson there...
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    I would suggest dowsing might be categorized as "Real, yet insignificant. Imagining a world where such things are significant has been the beginning of a lot of fantasy stories....
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    One hopes they shop more carefully for the cladding than other architects have......
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    The Line should disrupt the weather: https://www.npr.org/2022/07/26/1113670047/saudi-arabia-new-city-the-mirror-line-desert A less attractive windbreak was proposed 90 years ago to disrupt dust storms in North America....
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    Perhaps something out of a Greg Bear novel? Or the remains of an Atlantean engineering project? Hopefully, there's a natural explanation for this....
  • Commented on Crimes against Transhumanity
    The decisions that led to China becoming a dominant producer were made in the relevant C-suites, eventually, Chinese made products were the available thing. Not that I begrudge the improved fortunes of labor over there, it annoys me to here...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    Specifically, I could imagine contemporary Republicans have at minimum mixed feelings about the first Republican Presidents, and might wish to forget them....
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    American Taliban strikes again: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-62073675 Given the scriptural prohibition on graven images, I wonder if more traditional monuments are at risk....
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    Looks like he hopes to be replaced by a fellow traveler: https://www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-politics-62072419...
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    No surprise, the plot of Cheech Marin's "Born in East L. A." likely didn't entirely come out of his imagination....
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    Enslaved labor was how they could best serve Mammon centuries ago. That they still rely on white supremacy after all these years doesn't speak well of their capacity to learn new tricks....
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    I've also seen the term used, though I prefer "Drumph!" because it also describes the content of "Former guy's" speech....
  • Commented on Books I will not write: BIGGLES!!
    With a little more notice, landing an ion drive probe on an asteroid and use the drive to alter the rock's course. Perhaps into lunar orbit, for construction material....
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    It's one of these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXuWNCkuHV4 Which amused me when I first heard of these, there certainly wasn't any room for a pair of unnaturally aspirated V-1710 in that!...
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    An idle thought, would there be a useful thermal differential between an offshore drilling platform and the sea floor below it? Given our energy future looks to be scraping up whatever we can find to keep the radiophobes happy....
  • Commented on Abolish the monarchy!
    On topic, I lean towards "Don't fix it if it ain't broke" as reactionaries demonstrate new, exciting ways to break government. I haven't noticed anyone mentioning this film: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Ralph...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    A Raspberry PI might be good enough, if I ever decide to commit to setting one up....
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    That would likely be outside of my hobby budget, but amazing. At one time the remainder of Motorola's chip facility offered a PPC chip with a 68K compatible mode, if it still existed might be a possibility. Another possibility is...
  • Commented on The impotence of the long-distance trillionaire
    Given that the original boxes are still with them, they might command a good price on ebay or Craigslist.I used to use a 2nd hand 1040STE before I bought my first Mac, with the "Warp Speed" software graphics* accelerator it...
  • Commented on Roe v Wade v Sanity
    Given the absolutism "Funnymentalists" are prone to, theres a possibility of breaking up their shack up of convenience with the Mammonites. A small thing, but good....
  • Commented on Roe v Wade v Sanity
    IMNSHO, a goal of repealing Roe V Wade is the immiseration of sinners, a low tech implementation of the virtual Hells Iain M. Banks described in Surface Detail. It's as if the believers thought punishment was more important than salvation....
  • Commented on Holding pattern 2022 ...
    A church can be a positive thing, if the semi-evolved simians in the pulpit choose, it's just that they seldom do. The scripture to support a positive course exists, but it doesn't fill the offering plates as efficiently as Hellfire...
  • Commented on Holding pattern 2022 ...
    Oops, long before the current parks flood....
  • Commented on Holding pattern 2022 ...
    Regarding Florida, imagine future theme parks built on higher ground, which Florida conspicuously lacks. Given their Governor's desire to be more MAGA than anyone else, imagine theme parks under vast domes in the rust belt....
  • Commented on Holding pattern 2022 ...
    True, to a point, but I'd strongly suggest not wearing cotton clothing you're fond of when dealing with lead-acid batteries....
  • Commented on Holding pattern 2022 ...
    Perhaps time to discuss energy storage, I still think it'd take an expletive load of it to wholly allow wind & solar to replace methane & coal, but it seems more possible now than it did 20 years ago. I...
  • Commented on Holding pattern 2022 ...
    Being an unchurched boomer, I'm a bit of an exception, but the denomination I was formerly a member of gave me a push... congregations were expected to contribute according to membership numbers and for those with infrequently attending members it...
  • Commented on Behind the Ukraine war
    Supposing the defenestration happened from a carefully chose window, the man who would be Czar might land on a too lightly built outhouse and fulfill the desires of both of you, as well as many others....
  • Commented on Bad news day
    Thank you for the kind words, two of my siblings lean that way, but they know better than to talk politics, a continuation of when my parents would joke about canceling out each other's vote, my Father voted for Nixon...
  • Commented on Bad news day
    I have a relative who believes Biden failed by NOt repudiating Drumph!s" agreement with the Taliban. Reminding this person that the timetable was chosen by "Drumph!" would result in more heat than light, and they are family....
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