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  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    We need to concentrate far more on maximising everyones' potential in ways that are useful to society and attractive to them, and assisting those that are unnecessarily blocked from doing so. We need to scrap monetarism and all its works...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    So you're bound to use grow lamps anyway. Secondly, even today LED lighting systems are close to an order of magnitude more efficient than incandescent bulbs—and LED systems for agriculture would presumably be fine-tuned to emit wavelengths absorbed by chlorophyll...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    to Elderly Cynic @153: My very rough estimates are that modern 'western' society spends at least 90% (probably more) of the available effort on unnecessary bean-counting Sounds awfully close to Pareto principle, although it also means, you can't fire 80%...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    suppressed enough to Correction: supposed enough to NOT. Anyway, morphogenesis is a pretty interesting thing. http://www.crg.eu/en/news/crg-researchers-confirm-mathematical-theory-first-proposed-alan-turing-1952-can-explain-formation-fingers...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    First things first. Space Engineer has come with a concept of "mothership" spacecraft with certain design features that we decided to be crucial for interstellar voyage. It can be viewed on the forum, along with pictures, gameplay ideas and discussion....
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    Mouse Man is immune to cancer and AIDS, can expect to live to 400, can bench-press 1000kg and run a double-marathon and a two-minute mile, but on the downside he drips urine constantly and needs kevlar-reinforced Y-fronts with shoulder straps...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    to Elderly Cynic @1437: Yes indeed! Most of the time, miracles do not happen. Not many people remember the period between 1922 and 1932, when USSR was actively cooperating with soon-to-be capitalist sharks to build an industrial revolution, only for...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    to Bill Arnold @1428: The literature is vast, and increasingly clear and dire (in that dry and terrifying scientific way). Is climate change denial (or lack of concern) mainstream opinion in Russia? Not that I heard about such. You got...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    "Other types of coal usage" are a red herring spawned from the desire of coal producers to keep producing it. Certainly the reaction C + O2 -> CO2 can be carried out by numerous indirect routes as well as by...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Err, the alternative to Russian gas is not US gas; there are quite a few other exporters of LNG around You tell it to American producers. It may appear that you distinguish between LNG and natural gas as two different...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Our current president is not a career politician, he's a businessman who's been bankrupt four times. I feel rather perplexed to find the difference on the first sight. If you want a sampling of the analysis that he's a Russian...
  • Commented on Unsustainable Interstellar Civilization, Hotspot Colonies, and Dwarf Culture
    Of course we needed much better materials and a lot of mathematics to make it work properly and a couple of engine design optimisations like having the compressor stage driven directly by the turbine stage but there were gas turbines...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    to Trottelreiner @1362 As for the implications of Russian gas for Germany, it would have been something of a stopped clock moment for Trump if he didn't mix it up with "more money for military"... These are all links in...
  • Commented on Unsustainable Interstellar Civilization, Hotspot Colonies, and Dwarf Culture
    to SFreader @118: Thanks for the review! I hope the people will find the program worth of support, so the author will have less constraints continuing the development. the prices are on the high side so I'm assuming that the...
  • Commented on Unsustainable Interstellar Civilization, Hotspot Colonies, and Dwarf Culture
    So, the only real problem is to maintain positive loop in the system. This is why I am so sceptical about biofuels projects I witnessed out there. You see, to grow plants in modern technology effectively, you use machines (like...
  • Commented on Unsustainable Interstellar Civilization, Hotspot Colonies, and Dwarf Culture
    Oh, right, but there's the catch that nullifies this as well. When I say "look", I talk about gravitational waves, and those are, as we know, not stopped by the light. Anyway, it's better not to think about it too...
  • Commented on Unsustainable Interstellar Civilization, Hotspot Colonies, and Dwarf Culture
    Continued. Space Engineer's initial proposition was a civilization that is based on FTL drive of certain unconventional design. The idea is that it still uses orbits and Homann transfers, however, with slight modification. While staying on the transitional orbit in...
  • Commented on Unsustainable Interstellar Civilization, Hotspot Colonies, and Dwarf Culture
    As a little prelude, I'm going to introduce you something related to the general topic of space exploration. This is a story that happened to me, and I just did not have an opportunity to tell it anyone up until...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    What a mess. It doesn't help that one can imagine motives for any of those. While reading this, I remembered a pretty old Armenian radio joke: The Armenian Radio was asked: "Is it true that chessmaster Petrosian won his Volga...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    to Martin @1178 This, for me, is fascinating. Which two wars would these be? What threat did those wars pose to Russia? On the broader viewpoint, it is integral risk, so to say. Failing to protect the citizens of your...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    This is reasonable; but in return, I suspect you are applying a blanket interpretation to my motives. Yes, it was an exaggeration, but rather preventive one. I do not really push you to entirely disbelieve everything they say, you see,...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    I'm glad we are actually making it closely to the point, at last, it usually takes about that long with types I met before. It's interesting that when I pointed out the lists of UK or US athletes caught cheating,...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Such as the famous incident in the 1976 Olympics, where a Soviet pentathlete (Boris Onischenko) was found to have modified their epee so that they could score hits during the fencing, without touching their opponent? Such as every other case...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Truly high-performance competitors focus on the performance, not the result. They look to their target; if they achieve it, they’re happy - even if it isn’t good enough to win, they’re still happy. However, if they win with a poor...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    (I am reconstructing this from my previous conversations with stubborn observers who have been parroting mainstream highlights of this story) I was tested in and out of season, and I have a very low tolerance for the cheats, thieves, and...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Suppose, I arrived a bit too early. I was expecting some big hit around the time of World Cup like it was last two times (Winter Olympic in 2014, before that Chinese Olympic 2008), but for now, nothing is acting...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    Which is more powerful in political influence - a country that barely manages to balance out it's economy by devaluating it's currency to level it's (largely oil-dependent) budget, or the country that has unlimited access to any amounts of money...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    to Trottelreiner @610: I'm also somewhat surprised he used the world "liberal" This is quite interesting article that is not often found out there in translated form, but I recommend people to regard it as a satire. Because everything that...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    to Trottelreiner @569: Please cite the definition of invasion you're using, I'd go with "a significant number of combat troops entering an enemy territory". Please note we could argue if the US raid on bin Ladin in Pakistan was an...
  • Commented on The Pivot
    to Elderly Cynic @565: As I have posted before, the Russians tend to be paranoid, with good reason, and they are now certain that the EU is a hostile organisation. Most of people I've heard about don't really treat EU...
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