Tim H.

Tim H.

  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Cautionary tales in history books should help, but ambitious spawn are too good at rationalizing their way around the lessons, such as reading about mid 19th century planters who lost nearly everything over their resentment at slavery being forbidden...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    A contributing factor to the dust bowl was WW1, which cut off Russia* from selling wheat raising prices to the point of getting the attention of American speculators, plowing up dubious acreage with even less knowledge than actual wheat...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    No need to use nuclear power for everything, just enough to fill in the gaps and keep the smokestacks cold....
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    I can think of some publications that would be appropriate to recycle into adult diapers......
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    I understand that for half the price of an improved F-15 E=MC2,inc. could build a full scale polywell and have a definitive answer on the technology. I believe that would be a small fraction of what DOE blew on...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    American nursing homes fifty years ago were sometimes unspeakably horrible, what we have now is a step up. Further improvement here is unlikely, given the "Taxes & wages are theft" crowd....
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    The idea of credit being linked to expected economic growth is also why the more reactionary .01% types alarm me, if they successfully convince a majority that economic gains will never be theirs, why cooperate in a charade? With...
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    I'd say english speaking elites are indulging in illogic in a couple of ways, hating well paid labor with a burning fire while disregarding the implications of holding a fortune tied to a dysfunctional economy and an early 19th...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    In the absence of anti-nuclear evangelism, they might....
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    When I was still paying attention to such things, NASCAR & dirt track cars were using steel wheels, heavier gauge than road going cars and sufficiently wide. Cast aluminum aftermarket wheels from the seventies were known as liable to...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Worse than that, the exodus of manufacturing to China from the US was something our .001% did, in pursuit of a little more profit and to continue the anti-labor fight. Contemporary conservatism in the US is looking like "The...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    I suppose the 10△9 would be told they were being raptured......
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    All true, plus being neoconservatives, occupation and reconstruction had to be done by contractors to the greatest possible extent, the better to move taxpayer funds into private hands. Almost like a religion the pursuit of money has become....
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    But their milk chocolate is so bland, and Hershey doesn't use wax....
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    And it might, for two or three generations, grant the ability to distinguish between Conservatives and thoughtless reactionaries. Expletive high price though....
  • Commented on What do you know about my inner demons?
    Something interesting, was looking for "Big Box Mart's" "Brown Thursday" advert and their web page suggested a physical store two states away. They're either not as competent as they thought, or playing some sort of long game....
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Those plants might do well on small river banks in the rust belt, like the Blue river in western Missouri, potentially tough on herbivores though....
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    That might be a good time to nudge the conversation in a different direction by pointing out the economic advantage in developing the low/no carbon energy tech, rather than having to buy it from somewhere else because of a...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    I could still manage riding a bicycle to work, not sure it'd be rideable, or still there in the morning though, where I live bicycles are considered toys and racks you can lock a bike to are rare....
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    BS only if you restrict your focus to small cars and even your Tercel had to pollute more than an electronically managed car of similar size, and I'm old enough to remember the cars Ralph Nader wrote so lovingly...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Remembering that Napier had a very fuel efficient aviation diesel, the Nomad series*, but turbo props were the market's choice, because of the complexity of piston engines. The hardware & software required to get efficiency out of an IC...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Oh, I already like EVs, they're just out of my economic reach. Electric transport will be a larger part of the future as the tech is improved, lease return and used vehicles will put more people in electrics, it's...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    It may be very difficult to run out of oil, much easier to deplete the most economical deposits so the price of what's left rises high enough that electrics start making a LOT more sense, which may be as...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Something possibly interesting, not sure if it's been done before, let's say we know how to build an STL seed ship, we can be assured the cargo won't be randomized by radiation and we can build a mind to...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Not the only one "Louie Wu" from Ringworld was mixed, which was Larry Niven's guess at the future. Heinlein's "Friday Jones" was mixed differently, 23 contributors. Wouldn't be surprised if Heinlein wrote her that way as a literary boot to...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    No difficulty logging in, but for reasons unknown, usually, but not always, logs me out after I post a comment. I really don't mind clicking "sign out" myself....
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    That reminds me of a conversation with a former coworker, they were complaining bitterly about how little they'd received for their old house in Kansas City, with my (nonexistent) diplomacy I suggested it might have something to do with...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Concerning spacesuits, a skin suit would solve the pressure/mobility issues. Development has been nearly non existent, since existing suits cover the most important concern. If you have a copy of "A step farther out", I think Jerry Pournelle wrote...
  • Commented on Media Piracy and Unpronounceable Names
    I see it as a side effect of dehumanization, if your victims can be described as not quite human, was it so serious an offense? And it offers a lot of validation to the handful of extractors parasitizing the...
  • Commented on Media Piracy and Unpronounceable Names
    One wonders if this proposal was resourced, or a result of small sample (Their golf/drinking partners.). I think this applies as well to corporate entities, therefore when this gets enough responses to go off-topic, may be vastly entertaining....
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