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  • Commented on "Tomorrow belongs to me"
    Article 50 ( #4 will surprise you ) 1. Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements. 2. A Member State which decides to withdraw shall notify the European Council of...
  • Commented on Competition Time!
    Code: VAGILE[TM] Official Designation: Rapid Thaumaturgical Systems Development Methodology Description: Verifiable Arcanae Generate/Implement-Lambda Elucidation This Exciting! New! methodology consigns all the baffling, frustrating, hesitant and overly-cautious development cycles of yesteryear to the dustbin, enabling a bright new start to your...
  • Commented on A message from our sponsors: now with added gaming content!
    Hm the french don't mention l{e|a} traducteu{r|se} http://www.amazon.fr/Accelerando-Charles-Stross/dp/2371190179/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1431563393&sr=1-1&keywords=charles+stross...
  • Commented on A message from our sponsors: now with added gaming content!
    > translations but Heyne have, like, german market rights, is it ? ......
  • Commented on A message from our sponsors: now with added gaming content!
    re translations. Mein freundin very much enjoyed 'halting state' auf deutsch ('du bist tot') (translator Kiausch), but I was disheartened to read poor reviews of the german translations of 'the atrocity archives', suggesting translator Barth didn't really take to the...
  • Commented on On the Great Filter, existential threats, and griefers
    > (aliens going from star to star, unsustainably) This was the plot of Moffitt's 1977 "The Jupiter Theft"...
  • Commented on On the Great Filter, existential threats, and griefers
    >> ... laser powered inertial confinement fusion, which we certainly had in the late 80s. > I get the impression that the mid-80s was still a time of (unrealistic) confidence in the process; the Nova laser at LLNL was built...
  • Commented on On the Great Filter, existential threats, and griefers
    > I have to admit I have no idea why somebody would build self-replicating Von Neumann machines. well obviously to protect and serve our mighty freedom-loving holy empire's essential hypernational security, so Siptoc Sitizens can freely roam forever more and...
  • Commented on On the Great Filter, existential threats, and griefers
    but .. surely it'd be 'waxing venus' and 'bleaching uranus'...
  • Commented on An exercise in futility
    to take this further: you could inject a bunch of unicode chars into the ebook that injected shellcode into the censorbot to get it to do some differently interesting things....
  • Commented on Cheap ebook!
    just fyi, AZORIAN report declassified. (as for tentacles.. squid on p37..) http://cryptome.org/2014/09/cia-glomar-azorian-engineering.pdf...
  • Commented on My Country Tis of Thee
    re @trottelreiner #42 'Celt' genes : R1B ? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_R1b_(Y-DNA) further discussion here : http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2057274694...
  • Commented on My Country Tis of Thee
    (re: historicity) very highly recommended: A People's History Of The United States - Howard Zinn (RIP) http://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeopleshistory.html...
  • Commented on Brontosaurus BDSM, Werewolf Marines, and Serious Social Issues: Self-Publishing in the Wild
    a decent overview of 'warhol worm' etc (i.e., own the net in 15 mins) http://www.icir.org/vern/papers/cdc-usenix-sec02/...
  • Commented on Why we're not going to see sub-orbital airliners
    FYI the 34(?)-passenger-seat layout of a B737 .. http://imgur.com/ICbEKIj...
  • Commented on Metacommentary
    elfin safety inspection .. ?...
  • Commented on Unwelcome reality excursion
    history lesson http://socialistworker.co.uk/art/33765/Special+Branch%3A+spying+on+activists+since+1883...
  • Commented on Unwelcome reality excursion
    mcdowella @ 97 : (IRA/NI/..) under a soviet BPDR, there may not have been the egregious social inequality to spark such drama in the first place. That said, it's as likely a context as any (e.g. 'scottish liberation'?, royalists? ..)...
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    [energy algae] We already have a billion-years-optimized system of automated sunlight harvesting, micro-, meso- and mega- accumulators, and conversion to long-chain hydrocarbons. Whales....
  • Commented on Not a Manifesto
    a few points a) People relate to tech as magick I once fixed a printer with witchcraft. The PEBKAC made them expect failure, which ensured it. Enough rubber-chicken-waving changed user behaviour, success. b) shippers do more than 'avoid storms'. A...
  • Commented on The morning after
    > UK Armed Forces never, EVER lie to the media In Ireland, the perspective is 'interestingly different'...
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