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Lars

  • Commented on Story time!
    I'm assuming the Joker has a Glasgow smile....
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Because there weren't any resistant superstrains then?...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    A second worry is antibiotics in the environment Yes. This is a bigger worry for my wife (who is a biochemist) than climate change. According to her, unless we come up with an alternative to antibiotics, humans will have become...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Sorry for the change of topic, but I just heard that UKIP has imploded thanks to YouTube shitlord Sargon of Akkad. Did they really put him up for the EU parliament?...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Just want to mention that I see and use hectos frequently. 1 hecto = 1 hectogram = 100 grams....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    No, Assange is not going to Sweden. The case was dropped a long time ago. Having read a summary, there simply isn't any evidence against him, and plenty of witness testimonies supporting his innocence. I can provide a translation later...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Assange was principally responsible for the whole: "Global Warming is a Hoax" meme & the "hockey stick" allegations A quick Google search completely disproves this. Yes, they released the docs behind the so-called "climategate" but the intent was never to...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    I'm actually not sure I understand this universal hatred of Julian Assange. Yes he's an egotistical douchebag, but that wasn't a crime last time I checked. Even if he's done more bad than good (which I'm doubting) it seems to...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    You're picking at straw men, or concern trolling. You keep bringing up completely separate topics. It's about government and financial transparency, nothing else....
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    Another one of those US issues that doesn't make much sense to people not from around here. After having read the Wikipedia article, my question remains: how does it make sense to anybody? Is there a rationale, other than "it...
  • Commented on Someone please cancel 2019 already?
    A Russian-speaking friend claimed that "brekzit" had become a verb in some eastern-European parts, meaning: saying goodbye to everyone as if you're about to leave, but then not actually leaving....
  • Commented on Crawling from the wreckage
    “an economic and political system in which a country's trade and industry are controlled by private owners for profit, rather than by the state" Worker-owned production (self-employed, cooperative, and the like) is usually not considered private or capitalist....
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    This showed up in my feed. A German academic's view of Brexit. https://www.theguardian.com/education/2018/dec/21/im-an-eu-academic-with-the-right-to-stay-after-brexit-why-do-i-feel-bereft?CMP=fb_gu...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    I was thinking of this: https://youtu.be/oU2_fKh1_LA...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    "What. Is. My. Name." Francis?...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    The big question to me is: what happens when the majority of earth's population catch K syndrome, or otherwise have their brains devoured by alien horrors?...
  • Commented on The Labyrinth Index: sneak preview!
    we always had to show our passports Nitpick: You've always had to show valid identification. Freedom of movement is not just about crossing borders, it's about what you're allowed to do once the border's been crossed....
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    What about growing crystals in space, and other things I can't think of that could benefit from not being affected by gravity?...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    "That's it! That's exactly how depression feels!" Dunno about other's experience. The emotions I can live with. What nearly did me in was the physical pain, like having an enormous boulder pressing on my chest at all times. I was...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Using Ms Word for writing documents is one thing. What amazes me is that people actually use it to print stuff. The type engine is shit, the output is barely readable by modern standards....
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    Re passports: From what I've read, passports were a necessity for travellers in feudal Japan. I could be wrong though....
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    Prediction: All vehicles will at some point be equipped with GPSes feeding a wireless LAN. Pedestrians can opt-in using an app on their smartphones. The data streams will feed a heuristic system in each car, giving them absolute awareness of...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    And if things go wrong that's where things end up If you're a Microsoft, Adobe, or Apple customer you're already there. http://www.thepassivevoice.com/2016/05/apple-stole-my-music-no-seriously/ (A copy. Original article seems to not exist at the moment.)...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Libertarians also seem to worship "the market". Seems to me most people calling themselves libertarians are also anarcho-capitalists....
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Thank you. You're better at expressing this than I am. With your and Schaffer's input, I consider this matter settled. The discussion was getting silly anyway....
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Fair enough. I should have mentioned Pigeon instead of you in that comment. S/he's the one disagreeing with Heteromeles. However, my pointing out that gold has value was just a shortcut for motivating why it cannot be fiat money, as...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Sure, for all practical purposes I think it's the same. It's just that I was a bit surprised by his rhetoric. The lesson I took from the lecture is that any policy with a chance of success must have an...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Thank you for the vid, it was interesting. Especially how he's saying that you can't have sound fiscal policy without a steady inflation, meaning that it is impossible to base any policy on deflationary currency such as gold. But I'm...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    "And I'm now saying.... See 'Nixon Shock' for an example of setting the value of gold by decree... (I didn't say that it worked, I said it happened)." Actually, they didn't. They set the dollar against gold. Either way, they...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    "fiat money as we understand it is someone else's monetized debt." "Gold and other valuables are not monetized debt." Yes, I agree. But gasdive and Greg don't agree with you. You also write that the price of gold and tulips...
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