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  • Commented on An AI app walks into a writers room
    Scott Sanford noted on February 2, 2023 at 09:51 in #129: I've also been in the physical presence of Charlie and Feorag - but not you or Whitroth. They'd probably have noticed if an AI used the same avatar to...
  • Commented on An AI app walks into a writers room
    Duffy asked on February 1, 2023 10:34 in #65: Are there any famous novels, stories, serials, etc. that were actually (or rumored to be) written by a committee of hack writers publishing under a pseudonym? Wel, not hacks, and under...
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    Charlie Stross replied on January 25, 2023 10:03 in 879: Explain the application of the Monroe Doctrine to central America Criminal. the existence of the School of the Americas Criminal. the history of US involvement in inciting, planning, and executing...
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    1) Nations have borders. 2) Other nations should not interfere with what goes on entirely within the borders of a nation, which are solely and entirely the matter of that nation. 3) The UK has set a good example with...
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    Attn: HowardNYC From your post 678 regarding automatic activated low level illumination in bathrooms: An IR activated USB power switch plus a safe-for-bathrooms USB light strip is easily doable. I used a similar IR USB switch to drive a pet...
  • Commented on Make Up a Guy
    As Rocketpjs noted on January 14, 2023 at 00:07 in #306: One thing cargo ships are is enormous, they would have room for batteries. One particular battery chemistry would seem well-suited to maritime use: https://essinc.com/iron-flow-chemistry/ Here's a YouTube video about...
  • Commented on WTF
    Nojay replied on January 3, 2023 11:04 in #1741: In Heinlein's "Space Cadet" written in the 1950s there was a throwaway bit at the beginning of the book where the main character has deliberately put his phone in his luggage...
  • Commented on WTF
    The start of the Anthropocene? Well, how about when Arrhenhius first realized we had the power to extinct our race? But, no physical record of that exists. So, let's go with a date which could be determined by any FTL...
  • Commented on WTF
    stirner replied to this comment from me on December 28, 2022 @ 19:12 in #1365: And now for something completely different, a free-enterprise geoengineering scam. No monitoring, no instrumentation, just let it fly: https://gizmodo.com/make-sunsets-solar-geoengineering-sulfur-climate-change-1849931460 Based on Neal Stephenson's Termination Shock?...
  • Commented on WTF
    whitroth asked stirner on December 28, 2022 @ 18:19 in #1348: Have you read at least the first book? For those who have not, or wish a refresher, it's a free download (now, anyway), from https://www.baen.com/1632.html...
  • Commented on WTF
    And now for something completely different, a free-enterprise geoengineering scam. No monitoring, no instrumentation, just let it fly: https://gizmodo.com/make-sunsets-solar-geoengineering-sulfur-climate-change-1849931460...
  • Commented on WTF
    Damian wrote on December 26, 2022 at 06:41 in #1176: "will only run on very specific fuel mixes that also have short shelf lives" Is it just me, or does it seem like everyone who writes apocalyptic fiction just skips...
  • Commented on WTF
    JohnS wrote on December 26, 2022 at 00:22 in #1162: {snip} If you do find it paywalled, it's also been archived here {snip} Post 1152 has archive links to each story in the series. {snip} They're finding not quite modern...
  • Commented on WTF
    Heteromeles wrote on December 24, 2022 at 23:27 in # 1117: re: legal cannabis {snip} I'm not sure how paywalled this is, but the Los Angeles Times is doing a long series on the rather horrific problems surrounding legal cannabis,...
  • Commented on WTF
    Troutwaxer wrote on December 22, 2022 at 19:47 in #977: The problem seems to be the laws around growing marijuana rather than the marijuana farms themselves. If I wanted to legally grow grapes (to turn into wine) I'd just buy...
  • Commented on WTF
    David L noted on December 20, 2022 at 14:31 in #810: A single JDAM would hit ON the target 90% to 95% of the time. And get close for most misses. So a B-52 would fly a big figure 8...
  • Commented on WTF
    JohnS posted on December 14, 2022 at 22:41 in 545: I was really thinking in terms of using a digital commumicator (digital dialer) for security systems with VOIP. If the power is off long enough for the batteries in the...
  • Commented on WTF
    Pigeon posted in #424 on December 13, 2022 10:00 It's a string of digits in some version of DTMF which is different from what phone keypads generate, produced by the operator pressing some button, meaning something like "repeat last operation"...
  • Commented on WTF
    Heteromeles posted on December 10, 2022 21:23 in #235: ...we're in the land where a sizable chunk (majority?) of gun crimes are committed with illegal, untraceable "ghost guns." Well, CNN seems to be a neutral source (neither the distorions of...
  • Commented on WTF
    I always enjoyed the expression "Goy Joy Boy Toy", from Howard Chaykin's TIME SQUARED grapic novel https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/time-2-omnibus-hc...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Context: Global, Open Source https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/technology/open-source-software-host-fosshost-shutting-down-as-ceo-unreachable "At this time, Fosshost is deeply sorry to announce we are no longer able to continue offering our services," states a notice seen today by BleepingComputer on (the) fosshost.org website. "Due to circumstances outside of...
  • Commented on WTF
    No investor with any wit would waste a dime on this. 'BBB' has long been the Better Business Bureau, who could tie up the domain registration with trademark litigation once they notice. Therefore, it's a gag, a stunt, a throwaway...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Greg Tingey wrote on November 28, 2022 @ 08:44 in #996: Yes, the evil ghosts of "Prohibition" are still stalking the USA, are they not? IIRC it is illegal to give you offsprogs a glass of wine, in your own...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Topic drift. Tales from the Benthic treaty Patrol: https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/25784/what-u-s-submariners-actually-say-about-detection-of-so-called-unidentified-submerged-objects...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Rocketpjs wisely wrote on November 21, 2022 at 19:05 in #471: Most drivers fail to grasp the low percentage risks. I can drive insanely fast through traffic and probably not crash, but if I do it all the time the...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Jean Lamb wrote on November 21, 2022 19:54 in #478: Late reply: Klamath Falls is building a water pump storage facility. Now, the guy involved had to pay off his neighbors, though not as much as they wanted, and yet,...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Kardashev wrote on November 21, 2022 13:49 in #447: There's an interesting article today on modern Dutch agriculture, "Cutting-edge tech made this tiny country a major exporter of food". Perhaps relevant to discussions of future possibilities for dealing with climate...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Pigeon replied to this comment from Mr. Tim | November 19, 2022 20:49 "Even in suburbia you need a top speed of at least 70 MPH, and be able to accelerate to 60 in under 10 seconds. That is...
  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    As danielwilliam noted in #27: https://www.wweek.com/news/business/2022/11/15/next-renewable-the-controversial-refinery-on-the-columbia-gets-375-million-commitment-from-united-airlines...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    American Theocracy is available for online reading thanks to WorldCat https://archive.org/details/americantheocrac00phil...
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