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  • Commented on The internet of decay
    IEEE754 decimal is just fine for financial calculations. Shame nothing supports it natively anymore. Note that IEEE754 decimal is not IEEE754 binary....
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Even if all you care about is radioactive pollution, coal plants are dumping tons (literally) of U and Th and other unstable heavy metals into the air daily. The concentration isn't that high, but enough mass is burned that low...
  • Commented on Placeholder? Placeholder!
    VX was developed as part of pesticide research. Turns out it's super deadly to large mammals, but the PPE level is about what you'd expect for any other organophosphate that's mostly bad only for bugs....
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    They don't need to lobby the Federal Gov't when it's easier and cheaper to buy up large voting stakes in utilities and use that to push anti-solar and anti-renewable policies. Just look at how many rate restructuring schemes have been...
  • Commented on Theme, Fiction, and Empire Games
    Going to pick up my copy in about 15mins... The door to nowhere struck me originally as the same sort of thing as the protected-area backed locations from earlier in the story especially if there's a way to lock out...
  • Commented on Things Can Only Get Better! (Part 1)
    Hermetically sealed is not the way you want to go for large stationary installations. If you can handle the restrictions on keeping them upright and keeping them watered (Lead-Acid chemistry always splits water during charging), flooded batteries are much more...
  • Commented on Children and War Toys and Violent Video Games and Action Stories
    Not so much offed, but the Metro series is an FPS with neo-nazis and neo-Stalinists and mutant monsters where the character's choices influence the possible outcomes. If you play as a murderous bastard, you'll die in the end, if you...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    There's one thing that hasn't gotten much coverage here or in the media at large is that this is the first US presidential election in 50 years that hasn't had the Voting Rights Act in force. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voting_Rights_Act_of_1965 This act was...
  • Commented on That "Annihilation Score" spoiler thread you're all asking for
    Not to mention what happens to the Peter Principle when incompetence gets your brains eaten....
  • Commented on That "Annihilation Score" spoiler thread you're all asking for
    The glowy-eyes bit seems that he's at least somewhat dead. That they're not glowing all the time makes it seem like inhabiting a body you're used to allows him to appear normal (or at least he's got the chops to...
  • Commented on That "Annihilation Score" spoiler thread you're all asking for
    So, after seeing the Bob have a case of the eye worms, I have to ask. Did he get sacrificed and die in Fuller Memorandum and just happen to posses his own vacated body? Is Bob now some sort of...
  • Commented on The Curse of Laundry
    As for what store was beneath the New Annex, it wouldn't be at all odd for a Woolworths to remain there after all the others have left the country. The reality warping effects of having the Laundry upstairs could keep...
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