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  • Commented on Worldcon in the news
    previously respected-&-trusted organisation UNRWA? LOL....
  • Commented on Same bullshit, new tin
    Charlie, in First World War and in Second World War UK had shown that it is capable of building a huge army from scratch in record time. I believe in you brits, you can do it again in time for...
  • Commented on The coming storm
    Forget translation, a reading of any text by any person is in itself an interpretation. For example: SCOTUS and US Constitution....
  • Commented on The coming storm
    Furthermore, modern Hebrew is a political reinvention by people with an agenda. Classic Arabic was/is also "artificially" maintained by people with a political agenda, that agenda being Islam....
  • Commented on The coming storm
    So, do you really want to tell me that basically all German university graduates until ca. 1990 were actually Romans, not Germans? One word. Wait, no, actually six words: Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation....
  • Commented on The coming storm
    I am referring to Charlie's post. Namely, to optimism about renewables replacing fossil fuels. As far as I know, the existing storage solutions are nowhere near to enabling a significant country (read: global north, I don't care how Maldives power...
  • Commented on The coming storm
    Enough lithium batteries to power a country for a week? Color me unconvinced....
  • Commented on The coming storm
    Let's talk about renewable energy. As far as I know, the storage problem hasn't been solved yet, so the theoretical renewable capacity doesn't matter - you still need a full stable (read: NOT wind or sun) capacity for a windless...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    My own idea for a Narnia-breaking fanfiction is Jadis somehow ending up in Nazi Germany and pretending to be a Valkyrie to take over the regime. Then she convinces Hitler to invest a maximum effort into a nuclear weapons program...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    BTW, Charlie, have you read other works by C. S. Lewis? You might love (or love to hate) The Screwtape Letters. Till We Have Faces is pretty good too....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    Narnia has been so thoroughly deconstructed already, I think it's time for a Reconstruction....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    I don't think the capacity of a single person to remember a lot of stuff is much relevant to the question of transmission across tens of generations. Think about it, people aren't passive transmitters of ancient wisdom - every new...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    It's an example of how the historic Roman emperor Diocletian turned into a Satan-like figure of Serbian folklore, in less than 2000 years. And that's in relative proximity to people who had actual books about the real Diocletian. The idea...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    Will Modi use nukes on Bangladesh to stop them from coming over the ineffective wall he built to keep them out of Bengal? Morality aside, you don't need to use nukes to stop immigrants. As long as your army...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    Typo I guess, this is the link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dukljan And another example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kj%C3%A1rr...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Season of Skulls
    refer very bloody obviously to ~15kya Bloody obviously? To me it is bloody obvious that no information can survive oral transmission for that long without being utterly mutated. Want a nice example? Dukljan. And that's a lot less than...
  • Commented on Made of lies (and more lies)
    Off-topic, but did anyone here read The Dawn of Everything by David Graeber and David Wengrow?...
  • Commented on Made of lies (and more lies)
    Clearly you need to get a PhD, auction a character name and get back into DnD....
  • Commented on Made of lies (and more lies)
    Here's the ChatGPT 3.5 (2023.12.10) version: Tell me five fun facts about Charles Stross Charles Stross is a British writer known for his works in the science fiction genre, particularly for his contributions to the space opera and cyberpunk subgenres....
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    So an astronaut's feet will experience 1 g and his brain will experience almost 0 g. So all the blood will drain from his brain and go toward his feet, leaving him unconscious or worse. As opposed to life...
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    yt-dlp is great. Its usage also accelerates the inevitable day when large portions of Youtube, or perhaps the whole of it, will simply disappear. Be sure to archive your favorite channels before its too late....
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    Where is the Palestinian Mahatma Gandhi?...
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    Will you be willing to eat your words when Israel invades Gaza?...
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    Everything you wrote just makes a stronger case for Israel to invade and destroy Hamas. You are saying Gazans are helpless to remove the monsters who rule over them? Very well, let Israel help....
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    Well, when a population is hijacked by a death cult, the prospects aren't very good. Was it rational for the Hitlerjugend to defend Berlin to the last in 1945? Yeah....
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    "They" are the people of Gaza in this case....
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    Perhaps they should try harder next time. They are the people who have the most to gain from it....
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    Let's look at the Gaza Strip as it is now. It is a small, poor city state bordered by a desert on one side, and by a wealthy and advanced first world nation on the other side. And you are...
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    Or, you know, there are plenty of reservists in this force, and they need to train before large scale military operation in an urban area. And it's the Hamas leaders who should be saying "sorry about the collateral damage" to...
  • Commented on I should blog more, but ...
    USA and China might go to war over Taiwan, but how is this related to the Middle East? I guess China and Iran could form an alliance, but what could Iran contribute to it? I don't see China going to...
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