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  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Sadly <pre> tags are stripped, so there's no realy way to do "ASCII" art because you can't predict what font other people are actually using. But you can embed images (privilege likely to be revoked if abused, I suspect). A...
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    DavidL: belittling by ignoring what other people say in favour of emphasising your own expertise, and in 1071 you continue to do that. "I know THE FACTS, the expertise of others means nothing to me". I started from the premise...
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    DavidL: when someone who has gone to great pains to emphasise their own expertise and breadth of knowledge, while belittling that of others, makes an elementary mistake it's all too common for them to have done so hoping no-one else...
  • Commented on Too Many Thoughts About Genre
    could one make the argument that the coal subsidy is effectively a subsidy of China One could, but it wouldn't really work. To much the same degree that it's a subsidy of China it's also a subsidy of anyone who...
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    From the ENSIA link: Even if everyone were to stop flying, the total climate mitigation impact would be negligible. Somehow the best minds on the planet have spent 30 years looking and still haven't found that single source of 80%...
  • Commented on Too Many Thoughts About Genre
    crippling shortcomings of science fiction, that detail is only meant to be in service of the story. Among the many things that annoy me in Neal Stephenson's "Seveneves" is the bit where he finally gets to establishing the meaning...
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    I don't think you can go past "how good are bushfires?" to sum up the current state of politics in Australia. The idea of getting TISM or one of the other sarcastic local bands to write the theme for an...
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    Fortunately a kiwi famous Australian band have already written the song for you: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1KOp1PesW0 Drink yourself more bliss Forget about the last one Get yourself another Drink yourself more bliss Forget about the last one Get yourself another [Verse 1]...
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    are they also increasing the bag limit? The best slogan is probably trademarked in the US: "if you're lucky you'll get shot". OTOH it's a bit subtle so might not suit the tourist market. Some variation on Damian's one... "Visit...
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    At the risk of going on and on about the one thing (no-one here would do that, surely?)... We're already seeing a bunch of "bushfire recovery through tourism" chatter down here. Viz, short-term financial benefit regardless of the long-term cost....
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    That was an interesting diversion into mass extinctions and wikipedia random walks. Thanks :)...
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    The other big birds that roost on cliffs and take off by diving are penguins. What makes them interesting wrt discussion above is that while they commonly fly up to the base of the cliff they spend a lot of...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    There's a sweet spot, between luddism and eclecticism It can be tricky to find. I have ~2TB zip file of "The Bat!" email storage system but it turns out they took out the bulk export function a couple of versions...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Counter the "burn everything now" narrative, here's a bit of the other side. https://newmatilda.com/2020/01/17/hazard-reduction-burns-dont-stop-wildfires-says-one-of-the-nations-most-eminent-ecologists/...
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    I've got the impression that the deforestation and wetland draining that cause major impact on local climate and fires chance, and had to be regulated That's the case in almost all the world. In a few places, mostly parts...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    the depth of my anger against Micro$oft & Windows10 That anger from someone who is absolutely, unconditionally, committed to running a Microsoft OS and rejects even the possibility of not using it... yeah, I don't understand it. I set out...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    the catastrophe is mostly caused by human mismanagement Yes. Often it's exacerbated by further mismanagement. As H says, there are parts of the firefighting system who want to burn everything. In Australia we have the complication that only public land...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    I use one program that absolutely requires Windows; Adobe Photoshop. To some extent you only have one solution: take your windows machine off the network. Or have a firewall set up so that no traffic from the internet can go...
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    FWIW in Australia they try to pretend: we host debates reflecting the political division that exists in Australia about how to address climate change without destroying our economy ... which is why they run an incessant stream of material from...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Remember that News Limited is an opinion-based organisation not a fact-based one. Truth is not one of their values nor one of their goals. They've told us that repeatedly*. So observing that they are not telling the truth is a...
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    One of their Australian staff has spit the dummy too: https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/dangerous-misinformation-news-corp-employee-s-fire-coverage-email-20200110-p53qel.html...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    prediction. Iraq won’t do shit. They know which side of their bread the butter is on. That is what Trump assumes, and I suspect the terrorists around him hope. I can't decide whether it would be better if that...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    their containers need 125..165 KWh per day Off the top of my head Sydney typically gets between 3 and 8 kWh/kW with the obvious seasonal variation between those numbers. A 40 foot container with a roughly 30m2 area could hold...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    From the Brin guest article is this gem That was a perfect place to leave our escalating tit-for-tat with Iran (at least for this round). It was unarmed Iraqis protesting our killing other Iraqis in Iraq. They shook their fists...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    You should any date that requires you to fly. This is not the right time to deny the human part of human-caused climate catastrophe, or to admit that you want to make it worse. Need I remind you that Australia...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    I'm not saying that Iraq is perfect, or that their military is made only of angels. My disgust comes from the recent wave of US propaganda that apparently analiguist countries are supposed to lap up without comment. That and the...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    I suspect they're optimising for highest return per capital they have right now. But I'm looking at the idea and trying to work out what they could do once they get past the little experiment stage. Viz, what if they...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    he was clearly a terrorist leader doing terrorist shit in a foreign "your nation is the terrorist most human beings fear" As long as you're comfortable with Iran saying the same thing when they kill the head of your military...
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    I read an article the other day about climate change response, specifically that some did a survey looking at whether endangered species protection plans included responses to climate change. The result was that overwhelmingly climate change was identified as a...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    I was sarcastically agreeing with you, hence the coeliac comment. I suspect you and I have both been through a great deal of "everyone else likes this" and often the very specific "*I* like this" with the nonsense conclusion "therefore...
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