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6 months ago
Nolondil
Russia Connection? Well, yeah, in the sense that Brian Koppelman uses it: Quote Hey, folks, we’re Russia now. Enjoy it. Who do you really think had the access to kill him and make it look like a suicide? Anyone other than our own intelligence services? Someone or other did tell Acosta in 2008 that Epstein "belongs to intelligence"... There were probably just too many other operation
Forum: Global Village
6 months ago
Nolondil
Quote They have everything they could get their hands on. Next question: Where is Ghislaine Maxwell? Maybe not. I have not seen any public notice of SDNY investigators visiting those islands. If law enforcement have not been there yet, it's far too late. They will have been ransacked and almost any useful evidence removed or destroyed. Interesting question about Ghislaine Maxwell. She
Forum: Global Village
6 months ago
Nolondil
Well, it's not like we didn't know this was coming. According to the NYT articles I read, though, he was taken off suicide watch a few days before he actually died. Maybe he convinced the psych evaluator(s) that he was "better now"? There could be an upside to this. The reason they weren't releasing all the names and details was the pending trial. Now that is not a concern. All those
Forum: Global Village
6 months ago
Nolondil
Darwinian evolution certainly kicks the last leg out from under the rigid ideology of Imperial Christianity. And thus the controversy when Darwin's book was published in the mid-19th Century. But that was a construct of human politicians, not an actual "revelation" from some higher source, even if it claimed to be. It was just a mishmash of things that seemed possible to fit together in
Forum: Inner Space
6 months ago
Nolondil
Quote "Stochastic terrorism" is a recent term (originally defined by an anonymous blogger posting on the Daily Kos in 2011) describing public speech that can be expected to incite terrorism, without a direct organizational link between the inciter and the perpetrator. The term "stochastic" describes the random, probabilistic nature of its effect: whether or not an attack
Forum: Global Village
6 months ago
Nolondil
It's been in progress for decades. It's a web of "trade treaties" that cover far more than trade, called "Globalism". Did you think the "World Government" would look just like other governments?
Forum: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot
6 months ago
Nolondil
Isn't an effective replacement limb pretty advanced? How complex does it have to be to graduate from "false limb" to "cybernetic device"? Many of these devices are powered, and can be attached to nerves in the wearer, enhancing their effectiveness in several ways.
Forum: Science & Space
6 months ago
Nolondil
The Republican party has been playing the "dog whistle" game for decades, but has mostly managed to sustain plausible deniability. Every so often, though, a bit of revelation emerges. Usually in the biographies or other historical records long after the politicians are dead. Such is the case here. Ronald Reagan fell into the spider-web of Nixonian taping while Governor of California in
Forum: Global Village
6 months ago
Nolondil
The awareness that our internal environment, the "micobiome" living in our guts, influences our health has been growing recently. And as with all fields, things get more and more complex and inter-related as the knowledge increases. Now it appears that the human immune system does have some capacity to regulate the microbiome in the gut, and this may explain the stubborn status of weigh
Forum: Science & Space
6 months ago
Nolondil
Actually, all of us know AI only from books and movies. What is currently being deployed is automation complex enough that some people can pretend it's AI. I can only hope that this cyber snake oil doesn't get trusted with managing anything too important before the latest wave of hype crests. But there are very real cyborgs in the world right now. We've got people with artificial limbs and var
Forum: Science & Space
6 months ago
Nolondil
Yes, I've been anxious to see the off-world habitats started for decades, as well. It's not too difficult to do, compared to colonizing other planets. We posses most of the necessary tech already. The remaining gaps would be filled by actual experience in construction. What is lacking is the political will on someone's part to actually put something out there.
Forum: Science & Space
6 months ago
Nolondil
You forgot Star Trek, which had a number of episodes centered on the hazards and limitations of AI. Androids can always be confused into shutdown with logic puzzles that don't phase children. And computers put in charge of starships will go berserk and kill everyone.
Forum: Science & Space
6 months ago
Nolondil
Gravity on Mercury is even less than Mars. Again, if you can get the floating platforms started, Venus has many advantages. But we haven't even tried rotating habitats near Earth yet. One of the proposals for humans living in space right after the Moon missions was simply building big structures near a stable orbital point balanced between Earth and the Moon. Some sort of platform above the Earth
Forum: Science & Space
6 months ago
Nolondil
Quote I think he’s saying Comey et al. Trumpers think Trump is America now. It’s all very muddled. That's one of the pillars of Fascism. The Great Leader is identical with the nation. Very much like Monarchy, where the Monarch is the embodiment of the nation.
Forum: Global Village
6 months ago
Nolondil
Ewww, Mercury is really difficult. It's a barren rock like the Moon, but so close to the Sun that it has pretty high radiation all the time. And of course is very hot on the day side if not quite as hot as the surface of Venus. It's also harder to reach. That's an additional challenge of Venus. It turns out to be trickier to lose momentum than to gain it, so as you see in the stories about probes
Forum: Science & Space
6 months ago
Nolondil
When 67 Senators back impeachment it will be time to take notice.
Forum: Global Village
6 months ago
Nolondil
As many ways as necessary to get their way. This is standard Republican (corporate) reasoning. Corporations are private, until the economy crashes and they need to be bailed out to save "the public" through the jobs they provide -- at their own discretion. Reagan thought trees caused air pollution, apparently because they emit carbon dioxide at night when resting from converting it duri
Forum: Global Village
6 months ago
Nolondil
Holy ####! I have to agree, they would have to be pretty stupid to have wanted that to be public. Look at the replies it attracted...
Forum: Global Village
6 months ago
Nolondil
Radiation is a tricky question. On the one hand, there would be about as much atmosphere, as much mass, above these colonies as you have above you when standing on the surface of the Earth. This would go a long way to shield the colonies. But on the other hand, Venus does not have a coherent magnetic field like Earth. It's got a sort of "static electricity" field literally caused by fri
Forum: Science & Space
6 months ago
Nolondil
Heat would not be as much of a problem as you might think. It's floating in the whole atmosphere, remember. So if you are floating at the level where "normal" temperatures are in the range we see here on the surface of Earth, you've got the surrounding atmosphere to dump your heat just like you have on Earth. The sun hitting the colonies would be more of a problem than on Earth, but it'
Forum: Science & Space
6 months ago
Nolondil
With all the emphasis on Mars, people need to consider our other terrestrial planet neighbor. "Terraforming" is of course insanely difficult. When we have the technology to do that, we'll just build the megascale "Dyson" structures. But you don't have to put a settlement on the surface of Venus. The very thick atmosphere is a useful resource. Ordinary breathable air that hu
Forum: Science & Space
6 months ago
Nolondil
112. Re: Nope
Yes, besides the atmosphere being very thin and very difficult to thicken, there is the corrosive dust. People will have to spend most of their time in completely contained environments. I'd be against the windows, though. Same problem, the dust. Even in that thin atmosphere, a large windstorm could turn that into a sandblasting force. There will probably be a distinction between 'farming' shelte
Forum: Science & Space
6 months ago
Nolondil
The argument about "AI" seems to come down to what people consider important. There is "artificial intelligence" and there is artificial intelligence" ... and never the twain shall meet? Technology and "progress" enthusiasts put the emphasis on the artificial part, and don't seem to care if "AI" really is intelligent, just that it can do lots of coo
Forum: Science & Space
6 months ago
Nolondil
There is the problem if the utterly different mechanics of our current electronic logic compared to whatever is happening in organic brains. It is quite possible that the true processes of organic intelligence cannot be duplicated in silicon circuits at all. And who can even prove that our current ideas of logic are true to how our brains actually work? This is a major problem of cognitive psycho
Forum: Science & Space
7 months ago
Nolondil
Here is an excellent essay on the pitfalls of so-called AI. As I have maintained throughout this "revolution" we don't really have AI yet, just very complex automation that allows some people to pretend it is AI. This excellent essay talks about some examples of how these very complex but not intelligent systems can fail. Read about a simple picture of a cat that has been altered in som
Forum: Science & Space
7 months ago
Nolondil
Can you have a "church" without a metaphysical belief system? Some people have tried to create them... Quote They Tried to Start a Church Without God. For a While, It Worked. When Justina Walford moved to New York City nine years ago, she’d never felt more alone. She’d left behind her Church, her God, and her old city, Los Angeles. Then a secular congregation called Sunday A
Forum: Inner Space
7 months ago
Nolondil
Yeah, it sounds like a strange pastiche of different fields of science. But it's a real thing. Quote ... One of the most remarkable ideas in this theoretical framework is that the definite properties of objects that we associate with classical physics — position and speed, say — are selected from a menu of quantum possibilities in a process loosely analogous to natural selection in ev
Forum: Science & Space
7 months ago
Nolondil
Quote Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports. The research, conducted by the University of Minnesota, identifies a virulent strain of humans who are virtually immune to any form of verifiable knowled
Forum: Misc.
7 months ago
Nolondil
And everyone in Buttcrack, Manitoba needs 360 degree photo-realistic virtual reality?
Forum: Global Village
7 months ago
Nolondil
It's difficult to "overdo" hatred of something so blatantly exploitative. Quote According to SAI sources, the following exchange is between a 19-year-old Mark Zuckerberg and a friend shortly after Mark launched The Facebook in his dorm room: Zuck: Yeah so if you ever need info about anyone at Harvard Zuck: Just ask. Zuck: I have over 4,000 emails, pictures, addresses, S
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