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by Surlethe
2019-11-12 10:18am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The American haute-bourgeoisie want a leftist form of capitalism.
Replies: 80
Views: 8704

Re: The American haute-bourgeoisie want a leftist form of capitalism.

Not even in a sociological or economic but in a narrowly historical-poitical sense, I believe that social democracy tends to produce conservatism as a byproduct, as well as the reverse. Or rather, that the logic of each is embedded in the other. ... I believe that conservatism and social democracy ...
by Surlethe
2019-11-09 02:10pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS
Replies: 86
Views: 26603

Re: So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS

I'm willing to forgive a lot for a franchise reboot that gave me that silent cut in TLJ.
by Surlethe
2019-11-09 01:39pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The American haute-bourgeoisie want a leftist form of capitalism.
Replies: 80
Views: 8704

Re: The American haute-bourgeoisie want a leftist form of capitalism.

Simply that these titans of industry are already preparing themselves for the election of a social democrat like Warren or Sanders and getting ready to restructure their interests in a way more amenable to the new period. Formerly this happened behind-the-scenes, as when Bernard Baruch helped the b...
by Surlethe
2019-11-05 07:51am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Meet Barry, the Virtual Reality firing game
Replies: 24
Views: 6447

Re: Meet Barry, the Virtual Reality firing game

Everything under capitalism has to do with capitalism.
After all, in the immortal words of the Joker: "If you're good at something, never do it for free."
by Surlethe
2019-11-03 10:17am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Covington student's lawsuit against Washington Post reinstated
Replies: 21
Views: 3714

Re: Covington student's lawsuit against Washington Post reinstated

Also Sandmann's smile was smarmy, condescending and rude at best. Hell I wouldn't be surprised of Sandmann WAS indeed guilty of everything he was accused of being and that the company the diocese hired was engaged in a shameless whitewash. The kid's an obnoxious little goatfucker who deserves every...
by Surlethe
2019-10-29 11:45am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: The Four Horsemen review - whatever happened to ‘New Atheism’?
Replies: 3
Views: 3528

Re: The Four Horsemen review - whatever happened to ‘New Atheism’?

North Korea now is not a theocracy, but never mind Except that the Great Leader is seen as a living God but never mind The cult of the Kims in North Korea may not actually be a religion in the Western sense, but it effectively functions as one. I think this gets at a key blind spot of the New Athei...
by Surlethe
2019-10-08 08:46pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS
Replies: 86
Views: 26603

Re: So what did I miss in the last JESUS CHRIST SEVEN YEARS

Older. More tired than I used to be. Living the inner-ring suburban life.
Dalton wrote:in charge of Mike's baby
oh shit his actual kids are college grads now aren't they
by Surlethe
2019-06-02 02:53pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: OFF-TOPIC IS NOT FOR MOVIES/TV
Replies: 46
Views: 13619

Re: OFF-TOPIC IS NOT FOR MOVIES/TV

Suggestion: If you want to start a movie discussion thread and you're not sure where it should go, just PM a mod and ask. That way: - You get a clear answer in writing for your own case - You might build social capital with the mod team for being conscientious - If there's definitely a problem with ...
by Surlethe
2019-05-30 10:35pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Survival of the richest: The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind
Replies: 104
Views: 24860

Re: Survival of the richest: The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind

oh geez i forgot how long a quote-by-quote back and forth could get How would you measure population preferences? I would have a basic goal function that is based on primary needs (housing/caloric intake) for the start. To enhance the basic goal function, I would employ online data collection. Peopl...
by Surlethe
2019-05-24 08:16am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Survival of the richest: The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind
Replies: 104
Views: 24860

Re: Survival of the richest: The wealthy are plotting to leave us behind

No; in reality one should use linear programming to determine the resources for a production plan, and population preferences (but not weighted for wealth, like they are now) to determine the plan itself. How would you measure population preferences? How long would the linear program take to run? H...
by Surlethe
2019-05-11 11:09am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Dangers of Living the Anarchist Dream
Replies: 29
Views: 11554

Re: The Dangers of Living the Anarchist Dream

Or rather, a Raft.
by Surlethe
2019-05-10 02:14pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Dangers of Living the Anarchist Dream
Replies: 29
Views: 11554

Re: The Dangers of Living the Anarchist Dream

One fundamental problem in starting an entirely new state from scratch is that the state exists to centralize violence in the territory under its jurisdiction. If you want to start a new state from scratch, the protections against violence which exist in stable states cease to exist, and you are sub...
by Surlethe
2019-05-10 10:07am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: "Smears" as an analogy in quantum physics?
Replies: 10
Views: 4697

Re: "Smears" as an analogy in quantum physics?

First of all, I'm a mathematician, not a physicist. That's one way of thinking about a particle, it's useful when you're approaching classical quantum mechanics from the perspective of the Schrodinger equation. According to this perspective, a particle or system has a wavefunction, which is a comple...
by Surlethe
2019-05-02 07:03pm
Forum: Pure Star Wars
Topic: Peter Mayhew passed away April 30 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 4771

Peter Mayhew passed away April 30 2019

The family of Peter Mayhew, with deep love and sadness, regrets to share the news that Peter has passed away. He left us the evening of April 30, 2019 with his family by his side in his North Texas home.
https://twitter.com/TheWookieeRoars/sta ... 6240967681

RIP
by Surlethe
2019-04-29 12:42pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!
Replies: 580
Views: 79543

Re: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!

The darkness/ claustrophobia of combat worked well in most situations, but a time for a welcome break would've been the dragon battle. However, because it was shot in the same way notwithstanding the moonlit clouds above the storm (which was a great twist that nullified the dragon airpower), it mad...
by Surlethe
2019-04-27 09:01pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Help with a Resume and Cover Letter
Replies: 18
Views: 6269

Re: Help with a Resume and Cover Letter

A few small comments: CPA eligible at graduation Do you have a concrete for how you'll obtain your CPA? If so, and especially if you've started executing, would be good to mention that. Assisted in any requested administrative tasks Such as...? Kept store clean,... Did you clean it yourself, did you...
by Surlethe
2019-04-26 04:17pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Dangers of Living the Anarchist Dream
Replies: 29
Views: 11554

Re: The Dangers of Living the Anarchist Dream

NeoGoomba wrote:
2019-04-25 12:12pm
People need to get it in their heads that Bioshock was not a "how-to" guide for going independent.
Ahhh, but was it above water at high tide?
by Surlethe
2019-04-26 04:16pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Help with a Resume and Cover Letter
Replies: 18
Views: 6269

Re: Help with a Resume and Cover Letter

Happy to take a look.
by Surlethe
2019-04-25 10:39am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: The Dangers of Living the Anarchist Dream
Replies: 29
Views: 11554

Re: The Dangers of Living the Anarchist Dream

Worth noting that US citizens have to pay taxes to the federal government no matter where they live. You can't escape Uncle Sam so easily.
by Surlethe
2019-04-22 04:09pm
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!
Replies: 580
Views: 79543

Re: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!

That aside, having the Night King hit King's Landing would also be a way to bring Cersei/the Mountain back into the main plot. Have them flee the ruins of King's Landing and come North. Cersei tries some sort of back stab at some point because she's Cersei, resulting in her death (likely by Jaime's...
by Surlethe
2019-04-22 09:17am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!
Replies: 580
Views: 79543

Re: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!

When the Others attack next episode, I'm real curious to see what happens to all those dead bodies in the crypts.
by Surlethe
2019-04-16 09:24am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!
Replies: 580
Views: 79543

Re: Game Of Thrones: Final Season --SPOILERS!

Sam revealing RL=J is pretty clearly a setup for a co-monarchy that will get the North on board with Danerys. Jon Snow, Kingindanorf, is also an heir to the Iron Throne. They can rule together and he doesn't have to bend the knee outside of the bedroom. How convenient!
by Surlethe
2019-04-02 07:02am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: New Fossil Site in North Dakota Appears to Capture the Exact Moment of the KT Asteroid Impact.
Replies: 28
Views: 8240

Re: New Fossil Site in North Dakota Appears to Capture the Exact Moment of the KT Asteroid Impact.

I could give a fuck about who DePalma is so why waste paragraphs on that? At least two reasons: (1) It adds human drama to the story. Not only is this the coolest scientific discovery since gravity, it was found and meticulously unpacked by a Bohemian nobody. (2) Until the research is reviewed and ...
by Surlethe
2018-09-15 01:21am
Forum: History
Topic: Why did the Enlightenment happen in Europe?
Replies: 16
Views: 6798

Re: Why did the Enlightenment happen in Europe?

Incidently, there is a great deal of literature discussion this subject, under the terms "Great Divergence" or "European Miracle" if you want to read up on it. Any recommended reading? The Great Divergence by K. Pomeranz. Compares Europe, India, and China in the mid eighteenth century at multiple l...