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  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    bottle disposal Truly laughable in the time of legal planned obsolesce for absolutely everything. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1923434/Video-French-investigation-exposed-Amazon-destroying-unsold-items.html Either current civilization will end consumerism, or it will be other way around. I saw the article in the morning. Later I was looking for...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    You CAN (just) have a power-socket in a bathroom, but it must be double-pole switched ( when you turn it OFF both the live & the return are isolated ) it must be in at the least a splashproof socket...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    Social architecture and the house of tomorrow Probably not the biggest of complaints out there, but for such headline there isn't much "social" described in the house of tomorrow. Fair enough, the house is generally considered private space, and moreover,...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    Scanned this report for a minute, but the only attributes that were reliably put on "State-Sponsored Cyber Actors" is a port scanning. Which is a normal activity of any cyberwarfare operations, basically requiring nothing but centralised processing power. As far...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    If you were wondering about real hackers doing real hacker stuff, there's a new story recently on this are. https://twitter.com/shaunwalker7/status/1119678499634204673 The reason why these are happening is that everybody loves to talk about "hacking", but nobody knows what it is...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    The whole nature of "reputation" is in what everybody else knows (or thinks they know) about you, not what you think of yourself personally. Opinion on him is reather divided, so "everybody else" part of this definition is missing. I...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    to Pigeon @618 It may well be that he doesn't realise, but he ruined that reputation a long time ago Hell, if it is not very obvious for him personally, how would everybody else know? Sounds awfully close to being...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    I disagree with you very strongly about Assange I'm going to blame it on circumstances that aren't visible from greater image, and/or everybody hesitate to disclose....
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    The long list of accusations (probably authentic): https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/140-things-wikileaks-says-reporters-cant-say-about-assange/ So, As I come out of a shocked state, here's some minor details I delved up for the time being. The specifically important "INA papers" firs appeared back in 2018, in an...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    I will note that I doubt Assange will be extradited to the US from the UK—not when we've got the shadow home secretary batting for him (and bear in mind it was under May's tenure that Gary McKinnon's extradition on...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (2)
    I don't see how the UK—in its present form—can hope to survive. If we're lucky we won't go the full Yugoslavia route, but the vector sum of David Cameron and Theresa May is Slobodan Milosevic. Isn't possible in the foreseeable...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    He wrote that he and his editors had hoped to understand why someone like Hovater, who's “intelligent, socially adroit and raised middle class amid the relatively well-integrated environments of United States military bases,” drifted toward an extreme political ideology. United...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    If I'd had any idea in 1999-2001 that the book would still be in print nearly 20 years later and that a global Nazi revival was a thing, I would totally have gone that way. I hate Nazis. Quite seriously,...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Here's something I remember. I did not see Supernatural myself and never considered watching the show, but one of the scenes that came up on my YT feed very much interested me. The same sort of atmosphere of the character,...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    @221 So despite special pleading that "Hitler was a Christian" or "Communism was really just another religion" the harsh fact remains that about 200 million people were murdered in the last century by self avowed atheists. Then this harsh fact...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Thank you very much, I'll keep that in mind! Maybe I just got too used to our internal politics, and for obvious reasons, the therm "neoliberal" hasn't been up in the international news for some pretty obvious reasons. For one,...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Excuse me, @201 is referring to @159, I forgot to mention it....
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    About Buddhism and Communism. I can not say that I am an orthodox adherent of such ideas, but they seem to be fairly attractive to me in the meaning of excellence of society above the individual. But apparently there are...
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    @163 Then you are in luck, because Christianity and Catholicism (both the official version and the Tolkien derivative) are in practice - if not in theory - polytheistic with saints, angels, archangels, devils, demons, Ainur, valar, maiar, ents, dragons, etc....
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Arsenyev describes a region that was mostly not settled, and a lot (most?) of the people he ran into were Han Chinese or Korean. I'd suggest not confusing Mongolians and Manchus in this area, as the Qing dynasty (ended 1910)...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    It was the "wild east" of ginseng and sable hunters and fishers for freshwater pearl mussels (!). Russian Empire power was pretty significant on these territories despite being remote and having harsh climate, one of the reasons they were kept...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    He's in bed with RT and the rest of the Russian-backed right wing propaganda noise machine Don't remember RT doing any of the "right-wing" stuff, except them being, you know, independent journalists. Well, unless we don't count the people who...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    to Ioan @472 I would add that it's easier for people to believe that their lack of space progress is due to the Big Bad Americans, than to face the reality that their electorate preferred to develop a welfare state...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    Population too small for land area & sharply declining birth rate ... Ru will go into decline the moment that Putin goes ... indeed, it's a sham now as the military "strength" is probably unsustainable. Remember those guys who said...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    to Ioan @425 It's hilariously sad that a nation with a larger GDP than the US had in 1968 ($942.5 billion USD) and much more freely available/cheaper technologies couldn't replicate this feat on its own or with like-minded allies. Not...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    to Charlie Stross @411 So paranoia about a big malevolent superpower suppressing rivals is … not totally misplaced, but probably exaggerated, especially going forward. While I do believe that US is loosing its ground on steady basis due to many...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    to Ioan @400 He DID NOT promise that his vehicle could carry the same payload up and down on the same vehicle as humans. The article and the company certainly stated "crew and cargo". And "replacing Shuttle capability" certainly implies...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    to Ioan @345 a restriction that was put in place since the late 60s, but it's a restriction that the USSR also had The thing is, since 60s and especially 90s, the free market gained access to much better equipment,...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    to Charlie Stross @286 I think you credit him with far too much influence over US space policy! (He seems to be incapable of even heading off rivals at ULA from springing an irregular Defense Department investigation into how FH...
  • Commented on Deaths and Deadlines
    to Charlie Stross @266 If this is true, then over the next couple of years we're going to see bigger, more powerful, heavier GEO comsats being designed/built, which in turn require Falcon Heavy at a minimum Falcon Heavy is not...
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