Mikko Parviainen (he/him)

Mikko Parviainen (he/him)

  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    Please forgive my cluelessness in such matters, but how does one view the href? The 'this comment from XX' part of the 'YY replied to this comment from XX' is a HTTP link. You can click that to see the...
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    The problem however is that Premier Xi is as much an autocratic single-point-of-sanity-failure as Putin, and has a vastly more solid economy to back his moves. Although the grotesque mishandling of ending lockdown there suggests that it's very brittle. One...
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    Now Russia is trying to rampage across Europe and this is the war we were raised expecting to die in. Lots of parental aged people are feeling twitchy. Well, I'm a tad younger than many people here, but I was...
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    Probably at this point, it's worth coming up with working ways to reduce urban sprawl. Otherwise, it risks becoming a handwave, like "oh, we solved pollution, climate change, and built FTL, now let me get on with my story." This...
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    (why move a thousand artillery shells forward if all you need to do is drop one building, which a single PGM can hit?). ... because you're Russia and don't have the capability to produce PGMs nor really the need for...
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    This copy-and-reinstate again reminds me that I have this campaign idea for the scifi roleplaying game 'Eclipse Phase'. In that world, mind copies are a common thing, and many people escaped the destruction of the Earth. There are also stargates...
  • Commented on WTF
    Anyway. One skilled rifleman with a 1914-era British bolt-action rifle could lay down as much fire as a platoon of 1630s arquebusiers, with greater accuracy, while staying out of their range. (I suspect modern assault rifles or PDWs would be...
  • Commented on WTF
    Moz: My point here, aside from teasing Canadians, was that Australia is a clothing-optional country at least as far as climate goes. Traditionally clothing is as much decorative as anything, with paint being common. Housing much the same. Tents were...
  • Commented on WTF
    Here we have an app, too. It knows from the phone's location where you are and can be used to connect to the operators, and passes that info directly to them. Somehow, not sure what it really does, but this...
  • Commented on WTF
    It can't do terminal i/o so vi and emacs are non-starters, but it can understand cat "hello world" >>filename, and it can even execute python code plausibly if it's fed one-liners on the command line. Even though it has no...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    There is a collection on Twitter, here: https://twitter.com/exclamate_/status/1589426189579747328 Warning: there's a lot of the stuff....
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Well, this is a large and sensitive subject, and I'm very much not the best person to talk about this, but 'trans' and 'cis' in regards to sex don't come from 'transition' - the root is the same, from Latin,...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Also, to return to the microbiota discussion here's a new paper about the microbiota in zebrafish brains being important for normal social behaviour. Quote: "We discovered that the zebrafish microbiota is required for normal social behavior and reveal a molecular...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Now I began thinking that since Python has a 'complex' type for complex numbers, the two-dimensional array indexes could be represented as complex numbers. At first this could probably be better restricted to integer values for both the real and...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Heh, that reminds me of one lonely night at work, on the trusty MicroVAX. There was Emacs on it, and that was usually used. I had a lot of spare time, the work wasn't that strenous nor continuous, so I...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Yes, I'm not saying you don't have bad experiences, but generalizing that to everybody with a certain degree is kind of, uh, too generalizing for me. You can obviously think whatever you want, but for trying to make this place...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Rishi has an MBA?? Shudder I kind of feel this kind of attitude towards some degree or another is also kind of not very welcoming. Greg, you probably know many people with MBAs who are perfectly fine people even by...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    So now it's just a bank with extra cryptowankery. And instead of everyone getting a return on their investment, they pick a few lucky winners. Don't forget that the more Ethereum you have the more 'stakes' you can put into...
  • Commented on I can't even
    Yeah. As I said, they're treating real estate as though they were stocks. The rest of us are screwed. I'd really like a house at least 25% larger (this lists as just under 1600^2), but no way I can afford...
  • Commented on I can't even
    (Yes, Eve is Number Six, by hook or by crook, and hilarity ensues.) I hope we get an answer to the question of who is Number One!...
  • Commented on I can't even
    I think that, in the medium term, this is brilliant stuff. Truss and Kwartengs call handed attempt to impose extreme libertarian batshit economics with no mandate is going as well as you might expect. Their policies are the logical end...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    I can't imagine being proficient at driving an APC or tank without some serious remedial practice. And I get the impression that practice time just isn't there. Yeah, I was joking about how the men in their fifties might use...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    From what I've read, the 300,000 troops Putin's looking for are ex-military, so training may not be a serious issue. I've gotten the impression that the 'ex-military' label here is more 'has done the conscription service'. In Russia it's admittely...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Is Putin, like Adolf, prepared to kill all his own people, as well as others in his insanity? I think this goes to the Pratchett idea of evil being considering other people as objects, not people. There's no 'his people',...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    No, I'm not commenting Swedish politics because I don't know enough of it, except that apparently the right-wing parties won there by a very small margin. The Swedish national party, I'm not sure of the proper English name, is the...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    The final question is what high technology is desirable in the future. Certainly it would be fun to think that future generations can have what we have materially, but they'd also inherit our unsustainability and worries about things like nuclear...
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    Maybe this is the most important thing ever, because we need to be sure the Queen is buried right and proper and not left wandering about....
  • Commented on Necroqueen!
    I think I'll pick some ideas from this for my Dungeons&Dragons Spelljammer game. I was thinking of a Möbius strip as a place to visit, and a necro-queen queue on that could be a fun (for certain values of 'fun')...
  • Commented on London Bridge
    On photography, I remember one show I was watching with my spouse, and we took pictures of it with our phones. The stage lighting was probably some kind of LED apparatus, with a spiky spectrum, as our phone cameras showed...
  • Commented on The gathering crisis
    It seems the Queen is not in a good health, which is of course to be expected, as she is quite old. The Guardian So, that's one more thing for the crisis pile....
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