• Commented on Covid on Mars
    Knee-jerk assumption that vaccuum is bad for things. You're right, though. (And I suspect that even if vaccuum IS bad for viruses the cold will help protect them)...
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    It starts with a compartmentalization order. The hard question is not vaccine deployment - it's a space colony, it's easily compartmentalized, you probably aren't legally adult unless you can work in a spacesuit. To me, the harder question is TESTING...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    Dreaming Of A Better Time We use the promise of a soapbox to lure a bunch of slavery apologists into reconstructions of the Confederacy, classical Sparta, and Plato's Atlantis. The soapbox is, of course, used to give them something to...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    Most of these plans, regrettably, have unfortunate subtexts that leads one to suspect that the authors are not committed to brexit. Shortages? LOSING wars of empire? Cession of critical North Sea defensive positions? A workable brexit plan must take the...
  • Commented on The sudden eruption of news
    I think your timeline here is a bit optimistically langorous as far as the corporate response goes. Every significant multinational employer in the UK would have at least crayon sketches of their response to the referendum in place by April...
  • Commented on 2117 revisited
    Statistical analysis is work computers can likely do better than humans NOW. The humans still working on the factory floor aren't there to tell whether we're exceeding the .03% maximum deflaggelation rate on the orifice scaffolds often enough to trigger...
  • Commented on Some notes on the worst-case scenario
    While the actual *combustion* being twice as efficient as oil makes methane sound like a superficially excellent move, I note that your analysis neglects to take into account the lifecycle costs. Just as a PV toolchain's environmental cost includes manufacturing...
  • Commented on Playtime is over
    >you can't just retroactively change the rules because you don't like one of the players. It's not a retroactive rule change - faithless electors are a well-known and well-documented feature of the system, and the candidates both knew that they...
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