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Elladan

  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    ... also note that a hypothetical trade deal can be a source of internal leverage just as much as external. "As you know it's very important that we negotiate this trade deal with Theresa May quicky and in the American...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    Trump is a bully: he has to be the winner, and his adversary the loser. I feel I should point out the cognitive dissonance involved in concluding that on the one hand Trump is a psychopathic fascist bent on destroying...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    We describe six pairs of monozygotic twins [...] five pairs were homosexual [...] from a series of 55 pairs [...] all the female pairs [...] one male pair was concordant for homosexuality, while the other was not clearly concordant or...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed, but might that be a survivable event rather than extinction? I was under the impression that the noble thing to do given such a question was to volunteer one's own ethnic...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    A couple of specific examples: I have been dumped/blacklisted by at least on recruiting company for saying I will not work [...] gambling, drug pushing, murder [...] I've also been fired for repeatedly objecting to putting illegal rules into a...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    I.e. yes, I agree with you. FWIW, I don't. Specifically, I don't agree with SFreader's argument that the problem is a lack of University ethics classes among the paid labor class. Anecdotally, many software engineers and IT people are very...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Much like nobody is going to declare Miami lost to the sea and the lawsuits about "misleading property values" will go on as long as the court system lasts. I've noticed a definite theme in a lot of the comments,...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Have any other of our USian members encountered the question? Anecdotally I've had friends tell me that this sort of question is asked in the bible belt and to some degree in greater Trumpland. One is typically required to swear...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    [...] the elephant in the room, namely how to regard the inevitable replacement of nearly all workers by automation and computers, right now in the present mundane world economy. I don't really buy this sort of thinking about all jobs...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    A good analogy might be the economic viability of Perth in Western Australia (not the Scottish Perth). I think this is a useful analogy, but more as the start of an idea than the end of one. Perth is, after...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    Random SFish thought, but has anybody written about terraforming Australia? Indeed they have! Some fellow apparently wrote a whole book about it. ... which spawned a short-lived political party! The more you know......
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    Which is one of the reasons I get quietly grumpy about discussions on how "...we'll never solve the problems of going to space because bulldozers won't work on Mars." There is of course a certain population of space cadet types...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    I know this is all preaching to the choir but... The more difficult questions about colonizing an unfriendly world like Mars, or other space colonization ideas like O'Neill colonies and the like have to do with economics and biology rather...
  • Commented on We get mail (contd.)
    This whole conversation basically reads to me like: "Boats are impossible, because my Volkswagen sinks in water. You may think it would float since the tires are filled with air, but that just shows how little you know." I would...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    Cloudflare is acting as the SSL/TLS termination endpoint. So the browser's connection is encrypted until it reaches Cloudflare, which decrypts it and can see everything. They're doing this because various Cloudflare services need to be able to see and modify...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    #5 C error? Lol. No. Games, Games, Games. Or, "Why would President Obama take the halter off the security sharing horse just prior to leaving office?" Your faith in their engineering organization is touching, but surely misguided. Or to put...
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    This is mostly reiterating what David L said, but I'll try to give a little more information. Cloudflare sells their services to web sites and operates as a sort of middleman between the web site's own web servers and browsers....
  • Commented on I can't keep up
    Just looking at this Cloudflare issue... This is almost indescribably bad. It's not clear how many of their customers are affected, but expect the number of emails from affected web sites recommending passwords change to be... Large. As part of...
  • Commented on Upcoming travel
    That is almost as worrying as the initial attacks by Trumpolini I'd say that ultimately, it's much more worrying. It's good to keep in mind the point Bob Altemeyer made in his book: murderous dictator types are a dime a...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Sorry to bang on about this, but I'm just a little upset ..... I didn't mean to imply that creating a new account matters in any way... Though I guess it would be funny if it mattered to Wōdan given...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    Busted. Hello Langley / Box 500. Proved. Now get me my fucking cookie and kill these fucking psychotic wankers threatening my life. [....] The real Greg was killed ~7 months ago. Derp. So I just pointed and clicked a few...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    "Maybe TARS, but that's more for drugs'n'wetbacks." Uh... Seriously? I have to say, this immediately put me on a derail looking through your posts for dog whistles because... "Fuck man, where are all these reactionary shits coming from."...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Actually it is tied to the tax code. If you want to be a non profit you can't engage in direct political speech or activity. Churches are a totally separate section of the non-profit tax sphere than regular "trying to...
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Yes, that article was ostensibly about the election... But as I read it what it really says is: the Nazis have a dossier on every person in America and the UK....
  • Commented on Policy change: future US visits
    Question: If word of the discussions leak to Trump/Bannon, what preemptive actions could they take to head off impeachment and removal? What if the process is actually underway in the House and then Senate? Could he declare a state of...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    Funny. Here in the UK, we have a government that claims to want to attract jobs. Can't say it seems to want to be at the forefront of social policies etc., especially those promoted amongst its neighbours... It's almost as...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    but ignoring the social repercussions of relocation is like ignoring the sludge the paper-mill is dumping into the local river: cheaper and easier for the corporate managers, but ultimately toxic to the community I like that analogy. I'd add to...
  • Commented on And the Rabid Nazi Raccoons shall inherit the Earth
    > with far fewer people The key point of all of this. And a foundation to a lot of the reasons why DT won the election. You're coming at this decidedly from the wrong angle: saying Trump won because of...
  • Commented on The dog ate my homework
    For Word to be spinning its gears so furiously when italicising a word, it must be doing something. As a working software engineer, I find your view of my profession to be delightfully optimistic. I assure you, modern software engineering...
  • Commented on The dog ate my homework
    Not according to the Source of Truth, Wikipedia! "Though the petite bourgeoisie can buy the labor of others, they typically work alongside their employees, unlike the haute bourgeoisie." It's all about control over the means of production, you see....
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