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  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    They don't seem to understand that only 30% of Victoria is burnable public land, for example, when they call for all native bush to be burned every year until the bushfires stop. In some cases their calls seem to requite...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    we host debates reflecting the political division that exists in Australia about how to address climate change without destroying our economy Pretty interesting material I found today about this whole situation, but it also brings up a discussion about responsibility....
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    I've already listened to several opinions on causes and outcomes of the catastrophe and here's several points I gathered: 1. Technical conditions: the flight fell, most obviously, from a very prompt technical malfunction and everybody admitted that. Nobody said anything...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    to Martin @609: An M-72, which is about the simplest anti-tank rocket fielded in NATO, costs about $700. And it won't kill a tank, it's for lightly-armoured vehicles. The Soviet equivalent is the RPG-7; AIUI, at its cheapest, $500 for...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    to Damian @401: Hate to say it, but sr’s comments here were very predictable, almost algorithmically predictable. Doesn't really matter what comments there are if your response is always strawman arguments, i.e mostly plain denial of things I wasn't even...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    Neither the documentation in the US nor the documentation in Imperial Japanese archives supports this view. The only problem with that is the fact that US very thoroughly occupied Japan immediately after the war was over and in fact still...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    Pigeon @376: You say that like you think they don't? They have the nuclear materials, which is the hard bit. They have nuclear physicists. You can simulate your design by computer these days well enough to have confidence it'll go...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    to Charlie Stross @368: They missed the aim point, and had to make an emergency landing at an unprepared base in Okinawa -- one of their engines actually crapped out from fuel starvation on final approach. (More here.) Oh, ok,...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    to Charlie Stross @363: I think it's pretty clear that they could have the bomb (for first-rank values of "the bomb") if they ever wanted it, and in diplomacy, people tend to go by capabilities rather than intentions (intentions can...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    to JBS @344: Separate Anti-Aircraft Battalions for a total of 40,000 Japanese military personnel stationed in the city. It was also a center war industry, manufacturing parts for planes and boats, for bombs, rifles, and handguns. Unfortunately the heavy industries...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    to Heteromeles @314: Richard Frank's Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire is based on the unsealed archives of the former Japanese empire. We know what happened. Long story short: Yes, it was the nukes. No, it wasn't Stalin....
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    Out of the blue my news feed dropped a pretty interesting story from IT world about modern state of AI and machine learning today, namely the issue with modern neural network science. Uh, well, the original article is in Russian...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    Consider that during the 1992 Gulf war, roughly 90% of the destruction of Iraqi forces by allied bombers was inflicted by 10% of the weapons -- the GPS and laser-guided bombs, not the old-school WW2-era Iron bombs that the USAF...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    Now that there was so much talk about Blonde Menace and the likes of it, I was suddenly reminded of one unfortunate case in our own history. Yes, unfortunate, and to hell with those who state otherwise. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeltsinism https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_Russian_constitutional_crisis Not...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    to Paul @15 The question then is, can liberal democracy avoid a legitimation crisis, not of the current leaders, but of the concept itself. When most people view most other people as not merely mistaken, or even deluded, but actually...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    to DMPalmer @30: But Artificial Neural Nets aren't the only ones that can be led astray by biased training data. In WWII, the Russians trained dogs to run and crouch under tanks. Once they could do that perfectly they were...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    Greg Tingey @496: The comparison I have NOT SEEN is that of the current USA with Imperial Germany, say 1905-1914 - now is that because it's not true, or because I'm one of the few people who has seen it?...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    to whitroth @380: I think you've missed some developments in the last 40 years or so. What's happened is the New World Order... which, to the wealthy (like the late fmr President Bush, Sr., meant diversifying their wealth so that...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    to Charlie Stross @316: How many times do we need to repeat that they're not US financial interests? They're just financial interests that happen to have coopted the jurisdiction of the de facto planetary reserve currency, is all. There's nothing...
  • Commented on The obligatory general election discussion post
    to LAvery @300: I'm going to judge with respect to my own sources I renew every so often. So, since we're up to 300, here's something I've wanted to get thoughts on. Does anyone who knows more about the subject...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    to Troutwaxer @1497: While President Donald Trump dismissed the findings, the U.S. investigation put Russia at the center of worries about the integrity of elections worldwide. So while more or less reasonable people try to understand the implications of doubling...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    to JH @1465: Sleepingroutine: to disentangle all your factual errors and miunderstandings of the real Soviet history would take too long, and I'm not in the mood today. It is because you never really care if you understand anything about...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Well because he is a leader of Europe-centered country with no .. no desire to be some kind of beacon of truth and happiness for everybody in the world like USSR was. I wouldn't even say that his crimes are...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    It is absolute nonsense and garbage to claim that all Stalin's generals were Nazi spies, that's even more ridiculous than the anti-Putin paranoia so rampant in America and the West. Of course, but as you already noted @1161, "mistake is...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    to Marino_bib @1325: and Bukharin in charge of the economy, carrying on the NEP, would have avoided famines, repression and the eventual failure of Soviet agriculture. Or having Bogadanon in place of Lysenko... Or, at the greatest extent of this...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    to JH @1161: nd conduct policies that lead to significant minorities of the population in Ukraine, Crimea and other places to welcome Hitler's armies. Now this is when it got on my patience again and I decided to write another...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    to Elderly Cynic @1107: The concerted attempt to destroy western democracy (such as it was, let alone is) dates from well before Putin's rise to power and, even today, the VAST majority of the influence comes from people and organisations...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    to Troutwaxer @1060: If you're showing something like 15-percent of the population as "recidivists" (or whatever) you're failing to note that subversive or violent actions are only undertaken by the most extreme members of the population - your filters are...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    to Marino_bib: I've been a card-carrying Italian Commie* for most of my political life, and I subscribe to your post, verse, line and chapter. Well, I guess, this is what happens when communists of the "free world" agree that communism...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    1008: His modus operandi has therefore always been: "Deny everything, never admit anything, ignore/devalue/reject all proof that is offered, deflect all blame by making The West responsible for whatever allegation was made against Russia, and/or deflect the attention by pointing...
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