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  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Sorry, I wasn't meaning "the definitive way that all of polynesia works" when I said that, I was trying to say "in some parts of polynesia there are groups where you find this custom". In Aotearoa a common response to...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    early Christianity wasn't as bigoted as some churches are now. There is a wonderful hadith that describes the prophet going to listen to his sister preach. I suspect in many countries that follow his teachings today that would result in...
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    Henry VIII's unique approach to marital discord What was that? I thought he just did the usual thing of sending them away and killing off the ones that caused problems. That approach goes back probably before recorded history, but it's...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Converting large areas to rubble is precisely the approach that is in fashion now Residents of Detroit and Kensington might disagree about the "far away" requirement, but your thoughts on this echo mine....
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    I'm not a huge fan of any kind of "great man" fixation. While I agree that one person can lead a change, they can't be the change themselves and the more they are responsible for the change the more likely...
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    One Star, Will Not Buy Again just about sums up the experience. And I like sleeper trains. I aspire to like them, and if I'm ever in Europe I intend to try one. They seem like such an obvious thing...
  • Commented on There is no extra credit in science fiction.
    I recall an interesting discussion with an early music expert on the joy of trying to establish what today we call "the final version" or the authoritative version, even after the invention of modern-ish musical notation. Often there are multiple...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Since the electric grid is a snake's nest of local monopolies and large for-profit companies He's either wisely recognising an unchangeable fact of life in the USA, or foolishly missing an opportunity to fix a stupid self-inflicted problem. I can't...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    none of this is as exciting as losing the vacuum with multiple capsules at full speed inside. I can't find it now, but somewhere I've seen footage of a supersonic ping pong ball cannon where you can actually see the...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Actually, it occurs to me that you could build just a single hypeloop tunnel by making it literally a loop. Sure, to go against the loop you'd make a long trip, but if it's fast that wouldn't matter much. Viz,...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    There's not a third above-ground option. You've got to go underground. My very limited knowledge of tunnels under cities is that it's less the diameter, it's the length. Viz, the difference between one or two hypeloop tunnels and a...
  • Commented on There is no extra credit in science fiction.
    It's often harder with 'art' to know when it's finished, as compared to some engineering where there are hard criteria. But even in engineering, you can keep working on something forever if you want to. That's why software in particular...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    If he can't move parcels in a cost-effective way across a few city miles, why does anyone think that moving people hundreds of miles will be any more feasible? Because getting parcels up to mach 1 in a city...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    still make "house payments" into savings because a house is a business that you have to keep investing in. I call those hobbies. A business is something that makes money. To me a house is just an expense, and...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    you can get a good read on a generation based on what types of music they latch onto. I think you need to narrow that down, because what's popular varies hugely around the world. I don't seriously expect teenage Polynesian...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    There is a lot of literate rap, but there's also a distinctive musical style that usually goes with it and if you don't like that then you're going to struggle I think. The Herd in Australia have a large band...
  • Commented on Report on Seat 14C
    were the 1980's really a decade of racist, sexist, homophobes? Yes and no, "Smalltown Boy" and "Girls just want to have fun" both refer to the bigotry faced by queer kids. "My Beautiful Laundrette" too. All those and more got...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    No worries, it's something that crops up here a lot in related contexts and it is a serious problem. Depersonalising the other is still bad when it's "they're completely helpless and incompetent and therefore we must take care of them"...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    Let me just say that the staunchest defenders of the Palestinians are also Israeli Jews (often religious ones) Would you consider for a second that Palestinians might be the most enthusiastic defenders of Palestinians. Thoughts? I do struggle when you...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    Actually, having brought up bad puns I feel obliged to reference the true grand-dad of puns and dad jokes, Mal Webb. I'll just link to his Webb site: http://malwebb.customer.netspace.net.au/ This is the epitome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY-WNUTaWnM...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    the defense of the attacks on Gaza (and vicinity) is that Palestinians are not human. Like Australia, the area was uninhabited at the time of discovery {sic}. So goes the official propaganda anyway (to which the obvious response is: what's...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    Australia has reduced our toll by a factor of three since 1970, but that's still throwing another 1200 bodies on the pile every year. The UK only killing 2000-odd a year is significantly better but it depends a great deal...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    the site ran a constant search for high-quality candidates (they've had one software job open for several months now, and they pay top-decile wages). Same here. We may shortly be looking to hire and management are already crying into their...
  • Commented on Crying fire in a crowded theatre for pleasure and profit
    we used to tolerate carnage on the roads from easily-preventable causes Used to? When did you stop, in the UK? I can tell you for a fact that down here in Australia we still enthusiastically embrace the "right" to speed,...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    Oh, we have our moments. A storm caused some lines to fail, and our extremely cost effective grid went into cascading failures across South Australia. The media fell wholesale for the coal-fired line that this was caused by "too many...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    Oh, and we have had at least four reports into 100% renewables, all of which concluded that it's possible using current off the shelf technology. Even the one commissioned by the anti-renewable "conservative" government just concluded that it would be...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    It's even worse in Australia, because 75% of the population lives 3000km from an amazing solar resource that's three hours behind them (the east coast of Australia where the people are and Western Australia where the iron ore comes from)....
  • Commented on Catching Up
    why oh why do people say they want to live in Middle-Earth (or similar worlds)? I believe it was Echo and the Bunnymen who observed that "people are strange". I can understand people who want to live in various science...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    Wikipedia shows 21.1% 'unaffiliated' religion for UK total. Falkland Islands at 31.5% (all 945 of them). Interesting that Estonia and Czech Rep are so high up, and locally I note that NZ is on 36% to Australia's 24%. Weird,...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    I thought your Trump comments might also mention Aotearoa's display of synchronised flipping-off to the Trumpian Secretion of State. Allegedly someone is encouraging the UK to display their bare bottoms should Trump actually turn up. Although the sight of a...
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