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  • Commented on Empire Games (and Merchant Princes): the inevitable spoiler thread!
    Have anyone here read City by Clifford Simak?...
  • Commented on Empire Games (and Merchant Princes): the inevitable spoiler thread!
    >>>This is what would kill the multi-location-home idea, Willing suspension of disbelief! There's no way the planet Earth in a parallel universe is in the same phase of the orbit, or indeed that anything at all in the Solar System...
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    >>(The USA obviously tolerates school shooters, since it happens all the time. TPTB don't appreciate having them get away.) Use them to allow the victims to get away. Make a wearable device that activates automatically when detecting a nearby gun...
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    Given the choice between nuclear powered submarines and nuclear armed submarines, I know what I'd take (hint: I live in Israel). However, I see how if USA provides the nuclear umbrella, the calculation changes......
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    >>>To a first approximation, a self-sufficient colony on the Moon or Mars will be so saturated in radiation, and so exposed to meteorites moving at 10x bullet speed, that the technology you'd need for the colony to survive any length...
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    Yes, I know. I'm not talking about these particular submarines. Though, nuclear powered submarines without nuclear weapons are rather pointless, don't you think?...
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    >>>it's going to take a very long time All the more reason to start. Also, neither of us really knows how long it will take....
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    All this this fucking around with nuclear weapons is another reason why we need to start colonizing space....
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    Since there is zero legal basis to island building on the open seas, USA (or any other country with enough power) could start building their own islands right next to the Chinese ones, and dare them to do something....
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    Yet the same technology that makes communication easier can lead to a greater polarization, by allowing a supporter of any ideology to find allies and reinforce themselves. Just look at USA and tell me facebook.com made that county more ideologically...
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    Just going by "Saturn's Children" text, at the point where biological humanity went extinct, there was not a single legally-human robot on the planet (which is why legislation is impossible - on one can be a member of any parliament)....
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    But still, the entire world? I understand that you wanted a situation where only robot slaves remain, but it just doesn't feel plausible to me....
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    How do you explain the absence of legally-human cyborgs in Freyaverse? Like, today in real life a lot of people would love to adopt a super-human immortal baby, and I'm sure plenty, if not all modern countries would declare a...
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    >>>>W. T. F. is a "rim shot"? ( Where it's nothing to do with sex, that is? ) Clearly it's a combination of rim job and cum shot. /s...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    Coming back to my other point: you need a significant civilization in place to be able to decipher ancient languages. So we are talking about a post-collapse civilization that already went back up to the 18th century level or more....
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    /me waiting for OGH to visit and pour some cold water on some ideas here......
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    >>>>now the place is inhabited by a tribe of fat wankers who are using the knowledge to keep themselves in luxury and enslave half the rest of the continent... ...isn't it basically what the European countries did to the rest...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    >>>>Actually, an unknown language can be in part deciphered if there's enough text (for cryptographic analysis), it's structured with a relatively simple vocabulary (like Randall Munroe's thing explainer, and there are pictures that go along with it. By the time...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    I'm not optimistic. You might be underestimating the cultural difference between the modern culture and the cultures before scientific method and rapid technological progress. The very concept that these books are meant to teach you something that can significantly change...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    I think this idea is pure fantasy. A manual on how to recreate a technological civilization after collapse is impossible. You'd need many thousands of books, and then many thousands of people dedicated to studying these books. Besides, if several...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    >>>>Or give Bigelow a call for the first few dozen B330's off the line as a faster, free-fall alternative? Bigelow is dead, and no great loss, judging by the sum of evidence about the company and its leader. That said,...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    I'm making a joke about the Vaccine Mandate of Biden....
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    It seems like Laundryverse is diverging from ours. Instead of UK, USA is overtaken the Mandate....
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    Not if you bury them. Then the next Joseph Smith might use them as a basic for a new Bible fanfic....
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    Can we discuss the apocalyptism (is this a word?) in Western media? I think the Cold War (possibly aided by Jesus) did someone to your collective brains, you just can't get enough of the visions of doom. And don't get...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    >>>The 21st century is a race between declining populations and a horror show with vast areas of the Earth becoming uninhabitable (the human body, no matter how acclimated to hot climates, cannot survive in wet bulb temperatures higher than 95...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    Did I just wrote "start-jumping" instead of jump-starting? *infinite facepalm*...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    This might be off-topic, but for people wanting to learn Spanish, I can't recommend Language Transfer audio course by Mihalis Eleftheriou enough. It's been invaluable in start-jumping my Spanish, and it's completely free....
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    SpaceX Space Sunshield when?...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    Screw everything, let's resurrect my favorite fusion reactor, project PACER:...
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