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    Too bad Rackham and Grove's The Nature of Mediterranean Europe is out of print, Yes, and even worse, it's not in the NSW state library either. Sydney Uni has it though. I might have to tortu... make an arrangement... with...
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    a great opportunity to admit fallibility is a basic part of being human I'm quite good at that :) Both of that. The whole "who killed the megafauna" question is interesting in a lot of places, but in Australia it...
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    And this ends on a slightly more optimistic note: Spain and Portugal are good examples of why this is so important. In these Mediterranean lands, humans have sustainably co-existed with flammable landscapes for thousands of year. However, the near ubiquitous...
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    This article seems to be a slightly more verbose version of your comment: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/13/donald-trump-wildfires-science-forest-management...
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    Australia has a whole range of transition patterns depending on local conditions. What we've been seeing for the last hundred years is the transition from managed fires to "no fires" (cough) which has led to a whole lot of plant...
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    "Fire season" every year isn't really going to happen. Flammable material doesn't grow fast enough to provide a real fire season Maybe in California, but in Australia we burn everything from grass to woody weeds to bigger trees, and a...
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    Link should be as shown: https://www.heather-child.co.uk but the edification process has left the https:// off the front so it's being treated as a relative link....
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    Your local library sounds like it's behind the times. Around here the catalog is on line and if the book is anywhere in the system I can request it and it will be sent to the local branch that's within...
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    Adults in the Room You lot are awful, all these books you remind me of that my local library doesn't have so I end up biking several kilometres to another branch to get the book. Just FYI, I don't need...
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    because the rules are rigged, such that it's incredibly difficult to get on the ballot if your're not a Repblican or a Democrat. Ah, US democracy... one more state-approved political party than China has....
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    I had a thought yesterday: since rational argument isn't working, what we need is a new religion. Not the slur "environmentalism is a cult" one, a real, honest-to-bob worship the deity one. And specifically, an elder god. Something like this:...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    I love her rant about coercing water and air into new replacements for the nonsense that is GDP when what's measured is so grossly heterogeneous. Well, more obviously so than it was in the past... As I said in response...
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    https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/latenightlive/marilyn-waring---counting-women/10427332 :) thanks...
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    How about a pill to make them into compliant sheep? Wouldn't it be convenient for the bosses if non-compliance could be diagnosed as "autism" and coerced or drugged away... no saying that that is necessarily the case (ADHD, anyone?) but...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Open Plan Offices... Add in agile ... "The Deadlands," I worked in the new shiny pretty NAB building down there for a while. It was definitely an experience. As the temporary, most junior member of the team I naturally got...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Open plan offices are actually a bit of a hot topic for academic studies, The Conversation has a few articles on the subject. Including the optimistic "Open plan offices CAN actually work, under certain conditions" which is basically a list...
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    I'm sure it's only a matter of time before a masturbating unicorn correctly predicts the winner of the next awards ceremony, sports match or something similarly important. Allegedly using one to predict which stocks to buy and sell is likely...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    If you distill Libertarian "principles" to their basic essence Like Greg says, US Libertarians. They're always been "propertarian anarchists" or "statist anarchists" over there. One of my acid tests for any political philosophy is native title/te tiriti. If they can't...
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    I'm reminded of the ending to Sunset Strip from Radio KAOS: [Californian Weirdo:] "Shell fish, guppy Shrimp and crab and lobster, flounder I hate fish, but I think most of all I hate fresh fish like trout I hate fresh...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    Not Civilization by any chance? No. The last version of that I bought came in a box with a CD, but after I accepted the license agreement I discovered that I'd actually bought a Steam key. That was the first...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Delirium Brief
    Oh dear, Amazon now won't even let me download "kindle content" without giving them ownership of a computer. It's strictly no device, no service. And of course they still refuse to tell me whether what I'm renting is epub or...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    plenty of Libertarians simply ... without the rest of that complicated philosophical stuff. Oh, very definitely. Libertarians seem especially fond of "without all that complicated philosophical stuff". Normally I'd laugh at you, but Australia and Aotearoa right now seem to...
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    I could promise "Free Trout for a Free People." The more I read that the more I can't help thinking "this is my body" from my days as a participant in bizarre religious ceremonies. Trout'n'chips rather than bread'n'wine?...
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    I think Libertarians are right about something very important, which is their position on bodily autonomy. My understanding of their position there is that bodily autonomy has to be understood in the context that all rights are property rights and...
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    Lift them out of energy poverty with, say, abundant nuclear power and this won't happen I assume that one of the responses to the current problems that could work for the north is a French-style nuclear programme covering all 5+...
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    Ooops, caught by the "close tags at end of para"... both paragraphs are quotes from the article....
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    Stop whining about phyto and mycoremediation, would be my recommendation. That's a complete non sequitur in a variety of ways. But since you suggest it, can I first start whining about people who don't bother reading what I wrote, thinking...
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    Global warming is not a bomb. The biggest problem with the usual climate-change media coverage is that our standard metaphor for a future crisis — a ticking bomb — is completely wrong. Climate change is not something that will happen...
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    One thing that a lot of "zero tax" proponents often forget is that they pay taxes for protection from people of ill intent. Not so much the NRA/libertarian fantasy of "a bad guy with a gun", but the stuff that's...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Wealth taxes need to track a bunch of things that currently no-one really cares about, so they're a tricky proposition. But the beneficial owners register and similar moves get us closer to being able to do that. Council rates and...
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