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  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    There is an interesting science paper from Uri Alon's lab on the possible strategy of gradual exit from lockdown without a second spike: Adaptive cyclic exit strategies from lockdown to suppress COVID-19 and allow economic activity It's still pretty rough......
  • Commented on A serious question
    Re: question 2. You have to decide how close to a full moon a werewolf must be to trigger the transformation. Because otherwise, well, there are billions of moons in the universe, so the sky is filled with fool moons...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    A Slush Pile of Infinite Awfulness Ten aspiring male writers must simultaneously: 1. Attempt to sell their first novel to a group of ten female literary agents. 2. Attempt to win the hearts of the aforementioned literary agents....
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    >That's not going to work when one delegation have access to rocks and the other has nuclear-tipped cruise missiles. The delegation doesn't have access to weapons....
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    New Middle East: Mission Impossible Ten contestants must pitch Peace Deal proposals to a delegation of angry Israelis and Palestinians. Winner is the one who ends with the least amount of bruises after the inevitable beating they receive from the...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    You are contradicting yourself here. USA may not be able (willing, to be correct - of course they are technically able) to occupy Iran completely, but it is 100% able to destroy it as a state, and keep it this...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    I wonder how many times one must have been dropped on their head as a baby to fail to notice that sometimes words and phrases mean something different from their constituent parts. Like spotted dick. Or democracy....
  • Commented on Sucker bet (a thought experiment)
    >>>PV power is not only cheaper than new-build coal plant, it's on a curve to be cheaper than existing coal-fired power stations within 2-5 years (pessimistically). Except you can't store enough of it, so even if it was free you'd...
  • Commented on Sucker bet (a thought experiment)
    Invest 90% of your money into developing a sensible tokamak fusion reactor with modern magnets, as proposed by the MIT. Just buy out Commonwealth Fusion Systems and supercharge it. Try to get Elon Musk involved, to maximize recruitment of talent...
  • Commented on Tentative hypothesis
    I use Scrivener 1.9.7 on Linux with WINE, works great. Justr curious, what Scriv 3 has that 1.9 doesn't?...
  • Commented on Whoops Apocalypse!
    >No, wait, you're going to invade the Persian Empire? Pull the other one, it's got bells on. Or you could just invade the parts that have oil and set a puppet state there, destroy the infrastructure of all the other...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    >The term you are looking for is intersectionality (originally, intersectional feminism, but it spread out a bit). I always wonder - why is a fancy "-ity" term required for something which is so self-evident?...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Badly, except for the Groke. She'd be right at home. Oh, the Moomins have quite a share of weird and creepy stuff, which could fit into a Lovecraftian universe with some adjustments. For example, the entire Moominland Midwinter, where Moomin...
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    Cthulhu approves r'lyeherendums....
  • Commented on Peak Brexit
    So, what will Cthulhu do, when on awakening he/she discovers they are the most sane creature on the planet?...
  • Commented on Taxonomy of story, or, why murder?
    On the possible Peter Pan-related topic: Charlie, have you read "The NeverEnding Story"? It's full of Laundry-worthy creepiness....
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    >>Take it and stuff it. Cry me a river. >>1. Since it was founded, it had avoided saying that. O RLY? Here's, from the Israeli Declaration of Independence (in original Hebrew below). Accordingly we, members of the People's Council, representatives...
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    Catina Diamond: 1. Israel is a Jewish state. Get over it. 2. Take your meds already....
  • Commented on That sinking feeling
    >>A strong case can be made that the West's current problem with Islamism is entirely the West's fault I keep seeing this argument and I don't quite understand what it's supposed to actually say. "It is your fault that you've...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    >>rapacious capitalists with totalitarian best buddies. Someone is butthurt that USSR was completely incapable of making the Noon Universe a reality......
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    I wonder if in a hundred years, while the spiritual descendants of SpaceX and Blue Origin are working on building the Dyson Swarm, we are still going to get discussion on in-feasibility of interstellar travel...
  • Commented on SF For Nothing, Stories For Free
    >I'm going to go with the consensus on "Worm" — if you're willing to look at superhero fic at all, then this is good stuff. At all? But Charlie, I distinctly remember you being a fan of Empowered, a great...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    mproving public transport in city centres attracts more traffic, makes it possible for more people to come and live there and any new extra capacity soon gets used up and the overcrowding happens again. Step and repeat. What you really...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Actually, this is one area where Elon Musk may be doing us a favour; if he and a couple of million lunatics want to decamp to Mars and give us a worked example of the minimum viable size of a...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Look, warhawks will masturbate to colorful depictions of Iranian bases going up in flames, while their opponents will masturbate to essentially what you had posted. Too bad you probably can't put both in the same book....
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    >>>>Nukes, um, no. The person pushing us needing more nukes is ignoring a) WHERE DO WE PUT THE WASTE? The US never got Yucca Mt., and b) I'm sure all those uranium miners have a great life. (NOT) Please stop...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    >>>Panopticon is Charlie's favorite word. No, I think it is a draw between: 1. Panopticon 2. Fyodorovian (as in: Cosmism) 3. Deep State 4. Cthulhu In fact, anything Charlie writes can usually be summarized as "Fyodorovian Panopticon Deep State Cthulhu",...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    >>It's even more obvious if you look at the Russian Cosmists (and the Cosmists were a heavy influence on the American libertarian/space colonist right). Charlie, was there an actual influence, or is it just a case of different people having...
  • Commented on I get book covers
    >>>I hope the Book Depository handles the changing publication date better - I checked and had this already pre-ordered... I have some bad news for you, sir. Book Depository is Amazon. Amazon acquired it in 2011, and did a pretty...
  • Commented on The crazy years
    How much of this weirdness is going to be memes, fake news and procedural generation? For example, I just told my mother (55 years old) about the Camel Botox thing, and she immediately said that it must be a joke,...
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