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  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    The folks running Iran are pretty committed to being moral actors by their own standards, and they're equally aware that they don't want to convince the US population as a whole to attack them. In the event that the...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Adding to the "fun", the US imperial foreign policy has for a very, very long time been partially based on the enemy being unable to strike at US soil. But in the era of Internet of Things, critical infrastructure can...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    In addition, Iran is under serious constraints (dealing with the USA) *and* knows that public support for a war is near zero. Assuming that it is the Iranian public (and not the US public) that you are referring to, I...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    There's no hurry. I would tend to disagree: When a rival officially murders a high ranking member of your government, you have to respond within a shortish time frame. If you seem to let it slide, you make your government...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    Only after about 1100 .... & they appear to be about to relax/repea that, soon..... [ Incidentally the wiki article on this subject is wall-to-wall bollocks ] Can you suggest a good source for that? The wiki article just states...
  • Commented on Artificial Intelligence: Threat or Menace?
    Individual human dynasties generally seem to last three generations, although there's a long tail. Imperial traditions can last a very long time, so long as people use the tradition to justify their rule. That's how you get China and Ancient...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    One thing that baffles me when looking at British politics from the outside is how anti-collaborative it is. The ruling party is used to forming a majority government and getting its way. This "my way or the highway" attitude is...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Let's ignore the detail that solar power prevents the land from being used for agriculture In Germany they are investigating farming on lands with solar panels elevated 5 meters above ground level. According to https://www.engineering.com/ElectronicsDesign/ElectronicsDesignArticles/ArticleID/16073/Agrophotovoltaics-Solar-Farms-that-Produce-Food-and-Electricity.aspx they managed 80% of the...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    This is your scheduled daily reminder that in Scotland, in the depths of winter, the sun is visible for no more than six hours a day (and here in Edinburgh—in the south—it never gets more than 13 degrees above the...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Air conditioning demand correlates with sunlight, so there's that: but in the UK in particular demand for heat correlates with the hours of darkness in winter. There is a way to alleviate that. It hinges on noting that people generally...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE
    Supose Denamrk has a centre-right guvmint, which then has an internal takeover by the , erm , further right. OK? Their "legitimate" leader then asks Margarethe for a temororay dissolution or suspension of the Storting (?) for a couple of...
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