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  • Commented on Empire Games (and Merchant Princes): the inevitable spoiler thread!
    15%? 1.5%? Both nicely bracket a recent meta-analysis which suggests 4.5% of gen pop are psychopathic. https://boingboing.net/2021/08/05/psychopaths-make-up-4-5-of-the-adult-population-according-to-a-new-meta-analysis.html...
  • Commented on Empire Games (and Merchant Princes): the inevitable spoiler thread!
    Thank you for mentioning CUSTER'S LAST JUMP, an excellent story; however, it was written by Howard Waldrop and Steven Utley. https://www.sfsite.com/06b/cj154.htm http://www.uchronia.net/label/utlecuster.html...
  • Commented on Empire Games (and Merchant Princes): the inevitable spoiler thread!
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Excalibur#Excalibur provides some theory on an x-ray laser weapon. One presumes the energy would come from a directional fission device, similar to the pulse units of Orion itself, a la https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Orion_(nuclear_propulsion)#/media/File:Orion_pulse_unit.png...
  • Commented on Empire Games (and Merchant Princes): the inevitable spoiler thread!
    Rita makes a definitely-improved Great Lorenzo to Elizabeth's John Joseph Bonforte. Just sayin'....
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    In response to #518: Take my money, please!...
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    Here's a twin-tub machine from Big River Trading Co.CA which is externally identical to the one I've had for five years: https://www.amazon.ca/Portable-Washing-Machine-Apartments-Camping/dp/B08ZJXY8FX...
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    In response to Paul in #302, electricity can be dispensed with for laundry with a foot powered washing machine, such as https://www.yirego.com/drumi Nowadays, per Consumer Reports, most laundry detergent actually performs better with cold water than hot, which also simplifies...
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    Will INVISIBLE SUN be affected by this purported supply chain issue? https://qz.com/2059755/book-publishers-warn-of-supply-chain-delays-for-2021-holidays/...
  • Commented on Invisible Sun: Themes and Nightmares
    Powell's (a union ship) has it available for pre-order: https://www.powells.com/book/invisible-sun-empire-games-book-3-9781250807090...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    In response to Troutwaxer's #823: There are hospitals, and there are hospitals: The big highly publicized medical school hospital on Portland's 'Pill Hill' has only a C+ rating from https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/americas-best-hospitals and a depressingly high incidence of post-surgical complications per the...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    Out of curiosity, have you tried (my language at Uni) ASL?: https://www.signlanguage101.com/ and https://www.gallaudet.edu/asl-connect/asl-for-free/ Mentioned because there may be a verbal barrier which an entirely visual language would bypass....
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    In response to the esteemed whitroth comment #412: And educating girls, absolutely. And the people trying to keep them from being educated - note that the Taliban is saying they can be educated, but not in co-ed classes. Having grown...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    .. Hanford, Mayak, Sellafield, La Hague ... All of those were absolutely built and operated under a "get us the bomb, and get it by yesterday" approach. And, lo and behold, we have four sites that will remain localised (or...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    In response to gasdive on September 4, 2021 06:29 You can have a hell of a lot of accidents that have nothing to do with radioactivity. Experience reduces stupid errors significantly. The more we build, the fewer stupid mistakes occur...
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    I recommend you look at http://server-sky.com/ (from the inventor of the Lofstrom Launch Loop http://launchloop.com/ ) for a Musk-free solar-powered orbital computing solution....
  • Commented on Fossil fuels are dead (and here's why)
    In response to Poul-Henning Kamp and his post 16: It's pretty simple to design the transmitting system to unfocus and spread the beam immediately if the transmission beam strays from its designated receiving antenna, while the power to the transmitters...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    And, a recall motion to remove the mayor of Portland is also underway. https://www.opb.org/article/2021/08/11/portland-mayor-recall-ted-wheeler-signatures-campaign/ Given his inactivity in dealing with fascist rioters, it's understandable. https://www.opb.org/article/2021/08/22/far-right-activists-counterprotesters-gather-in-portland/...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/07/21/portland-protest-navy-vet-christopher-david-beaten-federal-agents-video/5477552002/...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    Website which does the math on COVID-19 exposure risk: https://www.microcovid.org/?distance=sixFt&duration=60&interaction=oneTime&personCount=5&riskProfile=average&scenarioName=60minShopping&setting=indoor&subLocation=United_Kingdom_Scotland&theirMask=basic&topLocation=United_Kingdom&voice=silent&yourMask=basic...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    May I please beg your indulgence in providing your data confirming that assertion re: the anti-vaxxer economy?...
  • Commented on On inappropriate reactions to COVID19
    Paywalled, but extremely relevant epidemiological calculation regarding Delta seen nowhere else which demonstrate the irrelevance of boosters vs the necessity to vaccinate the UnJabbed. https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/coronavirus-vaccine-booster-shots/2021/08/11/aefec5dc-fae0-11eb-9c0e-97e29906a970_story.html...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Citroën Ami? No US equivalent known....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Citroën Ami? No US equivalent....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Who was it here who had a most eloquent pithy explanation of privatisation equivalent to theft? Why? Look and see what Dopey Joe's got in mind, privatization of our US infrastructure. Yep, that's what's in the infrastructure bill, a giant...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    In response to Heteromeles on August 2, 2021 at 17:50: seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/hydrogen-powered-aviation-will-be-tested-on-turboprops-at-new-moses-lake-venture shows converting a DeHavilland DASH-8 twin turboprop 50 seater loses 20% of its passenger capacity. But, at least someone's trying....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Looking for the locations of Extremely High Voltage power distribution lines? Enjoy. https://duckduckgo.com/?q=extremely+high+voltage+transmission+line+map...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Err... My comment #646 was made in reply to #624, not #625....
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    re: #625: Right-wingers have considered how to take down society for far longer. Witness G. Gordon Liddy's hopefully-non-prophetic story in the January 1989 OMNI magazine, RULES OF THE GAME: https://vocal.media/theSwamp/this-fictional-memo-to-the-president-from-1989-predicted-terrorism-in-the-us And, if you want to know about transmission line capabilities,...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    Of course, the American Establishment solution is... More Tollbooths (digital and otherwise). My (temporary) Portland suburb is seriously underthrilled with toll charges on the Interstate Highways proposed for Our Fair City. We'll be gone before it gets rammed through, but...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    1) Hitting what you aim at, is complex when you're shooting up, espeically with a target moving at around 150 knots. 2) Should this start occurring, airport authorities will easily add detection systems such as wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunfire_locator and hackaday.com/2013/06/09/echolocation-pinpoints-where-a-gunshot-came-from 3) so...
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