Corran

Corran

  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Noted, and apologies for taking the discussion in unproductive directions....
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    The ethnic cleansing in the Second American Civil War won't be black vs white, it will be Democrat vs Republican. There may well be racist overtones, but that will mostly be due to the fact that most african-americans are Democrats....
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    we'd be having fewer problems if there were enough people around who remembered that Nazis are bad and should be shut out of political life. Or possibly we would have a bunch of very experienced Nazis running a country who...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    I'm mid 60s. The people I know who are older than me (a fairly diverse group), especially in their 70s and 80s seem to want things to stop changing. I'm a decade younger, but for at least 20 years I've...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    A Second American Civil War won't be some states breaking away and using their National Guards against Federal forces; it'll be white people in rural areas conducting ethnic cleansing, or forming militias to raid urban centers, and then using insurgent...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    Perhaps I didn't explain where I was coming from well enough. That could take a very long time: here's something I wrote in 2007 on that topic. My suspicion is that it would still fill up surprisingly fast: the only...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    I'm not up to speed with the latest SF or research on generation ships - the closest thing I've read recently would have been Seveneves which I found a bit unsatisfying - but one thing I haven't seen discussed is...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    Indeed, it would be worth a blog post exploring this. So much has happened in the past few years that it's hard to remember that Trump's campaign used paid actors for it's original launch[1] so that it is certainly part...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    Meanwhile, machine learning is being applied to the Vatican Secret Archives... Not quite as dramatic as it sounds at first blush, of course: just a fancy OCR system for handwritten Latin text. But shades of Laundry and "Nine Billion Names...
  • Commented on Test Case
    Aff, trust a writer to spot the non-native speakers! Sadly I have no such excuse, and this sort of thing does annoy me when I notice it ("tow the line" instead of "toe the line" gets me in particular). Plus...
  • Commented on Test Case
    Ordnance Survey. Measuring where to make things go boom rather than collecting local laws I plead UK newbie....
  • Commented on Test Case
    You're right, it isn't a lot different from the current US system, particularly given the seemingly free reign given to force binding arbitration in many situations. I am a newcomer to the UK after living for 20+ years in the...
  • Commented on Test Case
    Please feel free to use this however you will, although you might want to check with those more expert in such things if the scenario passes any sort of legal smell test. And if you really want to crank up...
  • Commented on Test Case
    While initially appearing to be a test of the laws as they apply to automated vehicles, the true significance of the case lies elsewhere. While the EULA is immediately thrown out during the civil damages cases by the Courts of...
  • Commented on Bread and Circuses (circumlunar version)
    I had the good fortune to visit a NASA facility earlier this year, and although no one said it outright, it seemed pretty clear at that time that Pence was the final authority in the administration about NASA stuff (this...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    No, not the same class: I was OC both years, Jenny-Ann Reidy and Barbara Harry were my teachers. Probably my only distinguishing feature if you weren't in my class was I was the smallest kid in the year. Outside class...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    We must have overlapped there, then: I was there in 80 and 81 if I count my years right. It may be more firmly in my mind as "public" because my younger siblings went there through into the early 90's....
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Which goes to show how experiences can differ and things change over time. I went to Woollahra School in the early 80's (I'm guessing after you, since it was by then Woollahra Public School, not Woollahra Demonstration School) and the...
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