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jrootham

  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Ok, my communication problem is worse than I thought. Of course women work, and are required to work, and should have the option of working at what they want. It's just that on TOP of working they do more housework....
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    All of which is irrelevant unless you change the majority of the target group's mind. I have very little interest and less expectation that I will change the target groups mind. I have every desire and plan to remove their...
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    My most humble apologies. I believe this is a communication error. I did not intend to mean that they SHOULD be home doing housework but rather, given current social relations they are more likely to be ACTUALLY doing that than...
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    What I really don't understand about modern political correctness is an ability of liberal lobby to tangle everything into one bundle. Is it on purpose, for easy management of PR, or it is a strange mutation of common sense. It...
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    More likely busy doing housework....
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    "Had form?" I'm not quite sure how to translate that into American. Has a track record....
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    The only reason that is possible is that effectively the Roma are not white. That might be their skin colour, but it is not their place in the power hierarchy. Yes, stomping on people lower in the power rankings is...
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    EC and GT don't have really good understandings of what social justice activists mean by racism etc. It really has relatively little to do with prejudice and a whole lot to do with power relations. Even if racial bigotry was...
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    That is way too specific a set of requirements to be a mass market product. If you want those you have to leave out the nothing else or pay something close to bespoke software prices (think worse than Vanderbilt's comments...
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    I dropped a reference to The Fuller Memorandum into the Arthur Ransome page on FB. There were some positive comments....
  • Commented on Story time!
    That would be Peter Kagan and the Wind which is a Gordon Bok song. wiki Gordon is a delightful songwriter and a beautiful singer. Listening to him do Kagan is just wonderful....
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    Does the "Duke of Cornwall" even have minions? Of course he does: Minions, Cornwall. The question is, where does anybody else get theirs?...
  • Commented on CMAP #16: Book Title Blues
    "The Rhinemaidens. you remember the Rhinemaindens, don't you?...." "I am NOT making this up"...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Concur; Wikipedia gives the area of Metro Toronto as 5_900km^2 (and some change) in 2011CE. I can't parse that number. I can't even come up with an interpretation that makes sense, unless there is an extra 0, 590km^2 is close....
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Of course the piping is the limit. My point is that there is effectively an infinite supply for the pipes in a very large city (Toronto may be atypical, we have Lake Ontario for supply, which really is effectively infinite)....
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    I am dumb, that should be "folk"....
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    Is it just me or are there an unexpectedly large number of Canadian flok music references on this blog?...
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    Ah, I have figured out the confusion arising from my overly terse first comment. You (and others) seem to understand that as "going to the fire and putting it all out", I actually meant a large fire department can decide...
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    Just Google Paradise California before and after. This is a Wikipedia level argument, so not entirely reliable. Paradise was a town of 26,000, that's not urban. There is a claim in this thread that rain will douse a wildfire. A...
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    Most of the homes which burn during wildfire season are in the suburbs, but good luck evacuating a dense city center with minimal car ownership from a rapidly approaching wildfire. It's not entirely clear to me how long a wildfire...
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    Pretty much the only period of time the population of the world has decreased that much was during the Black Death Except for the Americas post 1492. Massive uncertainty, but the high end is like 95%, so a large dent...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Nailing Assange for trying to crack a password is kind of like nailing Al Capone on tax evasion. True, but not quite the point. I don't trust any of the reporting on KGB/FSB-Wikileaks connections (pro or con). There are just...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Wikileaks is a good idea, as evidenced by the number of secure drop boxes that now exist. Assange and Wikileaks had weaknesses. When they got hit with extraordinary pressure they broke. That laundry list is straight out of the fever...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    First they came for the Communists and I did not complain because I was not a Communist. Assange is personally a shit, and Wikileaks is fucked, but he is getting tossed in jail for committing journalism, not for pretending to...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Fundamentally money at that scale is macroeconomics and there are some arguments about it :). One of the key points is that a government that borrows in its own currency cannot go bankrupt, although it can suffer from inflation....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Well, there was a large transfer of organizations from Montreal to Toronto but I don't think you have the causation correct. What you are describing is in significant measure federalist spin. It was a long process that started many years...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    More vacation time, for everyone. This is the mechanism for paying people not to work that doesn't trigger the freeloader response....
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    Is there an online rate graph? I looked and couldn't find one....
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    Come to think of it, you don't have to violate privacy. Walk the post code and ask "are you Name?"...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    If you are serious about bots you need to audit. Name and postal code and a bit of work and ignoring privacy violations should get you an identifiable persons. How many you would need to do is a function of...
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