Troutwaxer

Troutwaxer

  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    April, there was a lot of discussion of the future of cars on the "Rejection" thread from a couple weeks ago....
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    I've actually thought a little about surveillance states, and the nightmare of course is that the surveillance state becomes a nation run on blackmail or some kind of tough-on-crime thing where the cops watch monitors all day and arrest everyone...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    The problem here is that ten years ago it looked like the smart thing to do was to be the last country with usable oil and gas reserves; it was good strategy to let the other countries pump, purchase oil...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    (Most people seem to overestimate the impact of climate change over the next 50 years but then underestimate it over the next 150 years.) I think there are two reasons for this. First, we keep hearing the climate change is...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    The third factor of a move to renewables is that the U.S. will no longer need to kowtow to the Arab world. The politicians haven't figured it out yet, but when they do it will revolutionize how the U.S. does...
  • Commented on The World of Tomorrow
    I'm a bit more optimistic about the left than you are. We can expect three things that will push us towards the left, and they are, in no particular order: 1.) The carbon crash. I think that's a done deal,...
  • Commented on PSA: The Delirium Brief
    I ran into a fellow Stross-fan this afternoon in San Diego. I was eating lunch and he was at the next table saying something about this author he liked so I tuned in and he was talking about either Accelerando...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    Hopefully you got a good laugh out of it. Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal is one of my favorite comics....
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    For Greg http://www.smbc-comics.com/comic/damsel...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    ...praising a printing outfit for getting the precise Pantone shade exactly right which apparently several other outfits had been unable to do. Probably giving the printing outfit the letterhead for a test before giving them more complex work. It would...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    So technically easy to support but a pain in the arse practically. Exactly....
  • Commented on PSA: The Delirium Brief
    New York. (Sniffs) You get the wrong construction company, and suddenly you're not in your happy place anymore....
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    The printer driver probably handles Pantone. But The Gimp doesn't. Also, don't forget the RGB color space for The Gimp, which makes it really hard to translate Gimp-to-Pantone, particularly given that only certain Pantone colors can be reproduced via a...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    I think of it as more a matter of "Why should we go to that ordinary G-type star over there, instead of Other_Destination? The answer, of course, is that they've noticed, over some years, that the 3rd planet from that...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    Sigh. Just... Sigh....
  • Commented on PSA: The Delirium Brief
    "I don't know what you're talking about..."...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    I keep hoping that OGH ends up in my area so I can meet people, but whatever......
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    Personally, I haven't met anyone from this blog, but YMMV....
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    Generally, I enjoy interacting with the Seagull - the gnomic stuff is fun in appropriate doses - but I do think it's important that we avoid being provoked* by the Seagull. * Provoked means you Greg....
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    It may or may not be important. Lots of businesses buy the .net, .com, .org, etc., versions of their domains and do redirects to their main site. Figuring out whether the site actually serves malware is more work than I'm...
  • Commented on PSA: The Delirium Brief
    I see a time-table sort of like this: Schiller spends some time, maybe months, in the temple on top of the pyramid. Maybe the thing inside wakes, maybe it merely communicates with Schiller and teaches him lots of amazing new...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    Good, now reread 566 and think about the hint I'm trying to drop for you. (And don't say it out loud, because that would be rude.)...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    Pray you don't understand this. Those who do, well. I've heard Suicide is a clean death. Of course I get it. And what's the rational response for an ordinary human who knows, absolutely for certain, that Cthulhu will be here...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    P.S. I use Xfce myself. It's very configurable, and sits nicely on top of whatever distro I use....
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    That was addressed to Greg. The problems with Linux and art are twofold. First, no Linux program that I know of speaks Pantone, which is gigantic in the commercial publishing space, so attempting to specify "Pantone Red # 54" in...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    MODS, could you delete 577? Thanks Much!...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    It's a Harpy[1] eating a Dove[2]. I mean, it's supposed to be humorous, in a self-depreciating way while knowing I'm about to post something horrific. You know, self-awareness. Why do you think I describe myself as "sqamous and rugose" and...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    ...it's a Harpy[1] eating a Dove[2]. I mean, it's supposed to be humorous, in a self-depreciating way while knowing I'm about to post something horrific I'm hardly beautiful inside either. Why do you think I'm squamous and rugose and locked...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    Assuming that three things are not true: 1.) You don't play videogames 2.) You don't need specialized software 3.) You're not doing art, photo-manipulation or commercial-grade desktop publishing. Linux should be fine for home use, and you avoid so many...
  • Commented on Rejection Letter
    Or we could all read the Illuminatus Trilogy and The Book of the SubGenius (and apply their wisdom to our own situation) then follow up with regular doses any decent source of scientific and somewhat liberal news like "Mother Jones"...
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