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  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    How is the MV saga? It’s on my to read lost which unfortunately tends to grow faster than I can read them, so I need to know whIch ones should be allowed to cut in line. Currently working through Tepper’s...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I might disagree with your assessment of their relative value but that’s why I would love to see the US using something a bit more nuanced than FPTP on a federal level. You could make it clear that X is...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Sometimes it begins to feel like nations are a bunch of 6 year olds getting in each others faces and chanting “I’m not touching you” and trying to taunt each other into an inappropriate response so they can feel justified...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I don’t know how it’s even remotely possible to be fair to Romania (to use your example) if you are applying these sort of restrictions to it. I don’t have a solution to it, but remember it’s not really being...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I can’t speak to his motives, but I think the point he was trying to make had several axioms (and I know that the validity of these is open to interpretation and I am over simplifying) Terrorists should be arrested/punished...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I agree that actors on both sides are not helping matters, but what if the neighboring countries don’t want that? (Being in Russia sphere of influence, and what does that mean exactly in this context?)How is that any better than...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    My understanding was he was saying that the arms deals were conditioned on not trading with Russia. In general, not just arms. I have no idea of the accuracy of that statement, but getting many of a country’s neighbors to...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I hadn’t heard that one. As a non practicing Unitarian (which is practically an oxymoron or some close linguistic cousin) and math major, I find it pretty apt and hilarious....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I hear you. It seems like anyone with a shred of decency has jumped ship by now and those left aren’t worth salvaging....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I think that’s part of the problem. It has become all about brand loyalty. Both for voters and politicians. It feels like there used to be more of a spectrum within each party, at least at the state and local...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    While I would be pleasantly surprised if impeachment were successful, my more realistic hope is that the airing of all this dirty laundry in the run up to the election will have a deleterious effect on the re-election chances of...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Asheville, the last outpost of civilization in the west (of North Carolina). Not to be confused with Nashville, although it was somewhat comical when I was flying home and the adjacent gate had a flight to Nashville and confused the...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    As a resident of North Carolina, living in the exurbs of a pretty progressive city, split asunder into two congressional districts whose representatives do not reflect the population, this is going to directly impact me. I have to wonder at...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I never thought about it that way but it seems so obvious in hindsight. It makes me wonder whether how much of this was by design and how much is a self reinforcing system. A happy accident for plutocrats that...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    And thank goodness for that. Imagine the order of magnitude more damage that could be accomplished with efficiency, organization, and intelligence....
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Don’t know if you want to muck around with it but process explorer will give you quite a bit more info on a process than task manager (like network connections, file handles, more thread level details)...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Haha yes, we largely missed out on the info dump section, like one hundred pages of orbital mechanics in seveneves. Sometimes those bits cans on for a while. @lavery 381: I know, some of the segments of on the second...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Pretty sure it is always the legs of the triangle not the hypotenuse for calculating grade. i.e. 100% is a 45 degree angle...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    I’m assuming there’s a decent crossover here of Neal Stephenson fans, but I read the rise and fall of d.o.d.o. which has an enjoyable treatment of (without getting too spoilery) people influencing quantum probability to perform “magic”. The rub is...
  • Commented on CASE NIGHTMARE BLONDE, Part 2
    Postcard version, because browser security settings I can do something about... (Scary political tides, not so much.) Chrome is dead easy. NYT as an example Load the site. Click on padlock icon in address bar, then cookies Scroll down the...
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