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  • Commented on Obligatory Hugo eligibility post
    I'll finish rewrites on what I hope to be my first published work within the week. It's a novel about a young human male who travels through Orcish country, where he meets an Orcish woman named Face-Cleave, and they have...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    How about a accounting system that works with the values you've suggested: The value of any resource is either infinite or zero. All resources start by being valued as infinite because a properly cared-for forest, for example, will sustain you...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    I should got a step further than this after reading a few more comments. It seems like most of us (probably myself included) are getting some of our ideas about what can and can't produce sufficient electricity from someone's propaganda....
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    I really do not understand that "If it isn't perfect, we shouldn't use it" attitude. Propaganda....
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    The mostly ignorant U.S. right could also take advantage of the ability to travel to Europe - maybe they'd get the idea that countries like France aren't actually socialist hellholes....
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    https://www.carbonindependent.org/22.html This shows 32.2 grams per passenger km on a 747-400 with 80% occupancy. So around 50 grams per mile?...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    The question should also be whether such predictions are linked to the cause of death in a death certificate. I suspect that COVID deaths are underreported, particularly in the GQP demographic. I'd guess you'd find a lot of COVID cases...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Oh, absolutely. "You made X amount of changes so you'll need Y amount of testing" is pretty basic. But figuring out how that would work in terms of legal requirements is part of that legal/philosophical process we haven't even started...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    On the left side (the sane side of the left) the objection to GMOs is based on the precautionary principle; don't use it until you've properly tested it. Don't test it until you've laid out some proper standards, like "make...
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    My preferred method of capturing energy from a fusion reaction is to have a big-ass fusion generator 96 million miles away and capture the energy through photon interception and from running heated fluids through large turbines. +1...
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    The USB power cord is for people like me who drive from one place to another to do our jobs. It allows the screwdriver to be charged in the car....
  • Commented on Omicron
    I'm not sure what the problem is, and I'm not particularly astute politically, but I'd love to see Biden declare an emergency, shoot the next judge who rules against any kind of pro-vaccination rule, haul most of the Republican governors...
  • Commented on Omicron
    My guess at this point is that the CDC is badly demoralized, with multiple cases of really-bad depression among the higher-level bureaucrats....
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    The danger, of course, is that this god could be replaced by that god. As for Threats, putting them in the planning department is probably a worthwhile idea: point Nyarlahotep at a threat and it will rapidly stop being a...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Everyone had/has a first-strike capability and a first-strike plan, just in case it was/is needed for some reason. Not having a first-strike plan would be rank military incompetence; what needs to be characterized is the willingness to use the first-strike...
  • Commented on Omicron
    But, by the same standard, N Korea is a functioning Democracy, because it's there in the name "DPRK". Thanks, I'm going to save that for use elsewhere if you don't mind. It's the perfect reply otherweb....
  • Commented on Omicron
    No, there was a strong CLAIM of that. I think what you're missing here is the sheer stupidity and cultural ignorance of an typical American Neoconservative. The idea which most condemns these folks is that the vast majority of them...
  • Commented on Omicron
    No disagreement whatsoever - Stalin was nothing which remotely resembled a nice guy....
  • Commented on Omicron
    Thanks for the definition. Of course, the kind of government that's likely to introduce socialism is the kind of government that's like to say say, "Fuck you, international investor/oppressor."...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Sorry, but what are ISDS clauses?...
  • Commented on Omicron
    "World War II is Stalin's fault" comes under the heading of whack-job conspiracy thinking, and it's probably aimed more at ignorant people in the U.S. than anything else, along with the idea that "Hitler was a communist." These are standard...
  • Commented on Omicron
    amateur novel writing Hey dude, don't be unkind....
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    It was too cloudy and near-dark to be sure, but I think they were F-35s. They were sure as fuck way goddamn loud!...
  • Commented on Quantum of Nightmares
    I was down in your area today, trying to talk on the phone with my wife around 4:45 while a jet from MCAS Miramar was flying overhead. They weren't bombing, however, just practicing takeoffs and landing....
  • Commented on Omicron
    Yes. Manchin comes fairly close to being an old-style Southern Democrat. West Virginia is a very conservative state, and many there will doubtless be swayed by such arguments. Drugs are bad, Mm'kay, and allowing poor people to have more money...
  • Commented on Omicron
    Mancin is definitely in trouble. On one hand, he can't become a Republican and successfully run for office. He's not crazy enough to win a Republican primary. On the other hand, he voted against the "Build Back Better" bill because...
  • Commented on Omicron
    No. I looked up COBOL's Alter keyword. It's now deprecated, and was used back in the day when it took a program days to compile and you might want to change the program's behavior without having to spend multiple days...
  • Commented on Omicron
    "The point about the live CD/USB stick is that it gives you a prepackaged basic Linux system that you can use temporarily - as soon as you take the CD/stick out it vanishes as if it had never been -...
  • Commented on Omicron
    I've had excellent luck buying monitors at thrift stores. Goodwill usually allows 7 days to exchange any electronics....
  • Commented on Omicron
    I think getting enough PI to run a desktop was around $80 U.S. This included a fan (which might not be needed,) power supply, micro-HDMI to HDMI cable, and an SSD card. I already had the mouse/keyboard and a monitor...
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