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by Starglider
2020-06-03 02:52am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death
Replies: 277
Views: 7786

Re: Conflict erupts at Minneapolis, L.A. protests over George Floyd death

If this is a waiting game, the protests will peter out eventually. I hope the protest can achieve viable change and reforms, but a very cynical part of me is thinking that won't happen. Occupy Wall Street generated lots of media coverage for a few months, then petered out and achieved basically not...
by Starglider
2020-05-20 02:48pm
Forum: Artwork, Music and Photos
Topic: Scifi SR-71
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: Scifi SR-71

Well, one of the fastest ships in the franchise is literally a giant Cube (even without using transwarp it can easily outrun a Galaxy Class). So it’s not like warp geometry matters that much to starship design in Trek, at least if you’re advanced enough :P That always struck me as part of the intim...
by Starglider
2020-05-20 04:59am
Forum: Artwork, Music and Photos
Topic: Scifi SR-71
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: Scifi SR-71

If it's a pure spacecraft then there's no reason for it to be streamlined or have aircraft style fins in the first place. This shape comes with substantial mass, maneuverability, cost and durability penalties compared to a more blocky shape with less surface area and angular momentum. Star Trek gets...
by Starglider
2020-05-15 09:10pm
Forum: Artwork, Music and Photos
Topic: Scifi SR-71
Replies: 10
Views: 838

Re: Scifi SR-71

I don't understand the seemingly random mix of streamlined and unstreamlined parts.
by Starglider
2020-05-09 03:33pm
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Decarbonising transport
Replies: 141
Views: 7724

Re: Decarbonising transport

The average cyberpunk dystopia would be preferable to the total oppression complex this brand of hare-braned ecocommunototalitarians would (fail to) engineer. As ever it gives me a small, but noticeable, sense of satisfaction that they will never, ever have any power to implement the least bit of it.
by Starglider
2020-04-25 09:03pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 1753
Views: 186990

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

The key question is, if the democrats fail miserably in this election, losing the youth vote in particular, will they finally run someone who does support single payer healthcare (but hopefully not a lot of SJW identitarian bullshit) next time? Probably about as likely as getting pregnant from anal...
by Starglider
2020-04-25 08:25pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 1753
Views: 186990

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

The key question is, if the democrats fail miserably in this election, losing the youth vote in particular, will they finally run someone who does support single payer healthcare (but hopefully not a lot of SJW identitarian bullshit) next time? I admitt I don't have enough of a feel for Democratic p...
by Starglider
2020-04-25 08:06pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 1753
Views: 186990

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

Here is an excellent argument why anyone opposing further wealth concentration in the US (to pick just one worthy cause) should not vote for Biden (abridged quote): Here we go again. Now that Bernie Sanders has completed his predictable circuit of loss and capitulation, leftists—those who stand for...
by Starglider
2020-04-24 10:53am
Forum: Science, Logic, And Morality
Topic: Decarbonising transport
Replies: 141
Views: 7724

Re: Decarbonising transport

Airliners powered by cryogenic hydrogen have been extensively studied and are perfectly viable, in both gas turbine and fuel cell versions. The industry is just horrified at the prospect of having to replace all the aircraft and ground fueling infrastructure, at huge capital cost. If the carbon tax ...
by Starglider
2020-04-02 09:05pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Hungarian democracy dies with thunderous applause
Replies: 63
Views: 3701

Re: Hungarian democracy dies with thunderous applause

And here comes this board's fascism cheerleader brigade. As a walking stereotype you are the perfect proxy for hypocritical condescending big-state-obssessed liberals in general and as such I am happy to say, this is your fault . You did this. You are completely happy with unlimited state power as ...
by Starglider
2020-04-02 08:33pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Hungarian democracy dies with thunderous applause
Replies: 63
Views: 3701

Re: Hungarian democracy dies with thunderous applause

Orban is illustrating that the EU has always been a paper tiger with very little power to enforce its edicts; it can't even cut off the billions of euros of net receipts Hungry is successfully draining out of the EU budget. This in turn illustrates the basic folly of Brexit; there was nothing stoppi...
by Starglider
2020-03-22 04:54pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days
Replies: 1779
Views: 82156

Re: The Walls Come Down: No Travel Betwen US and Europe for 30 Days

Huh, really thought Loomer was already scraping the barrel of being a despicable parody of a human being, apparently he likes to bully, mock and terrorise people on a personal level as well as just generally trying to destroy everything good and worthwhile in society. I suppose not surprising as tha...
by Starglider
2020-03-14 03:45am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 1753
Views: 186990

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

I see The Atlantic is flooded with a dozen articles along the lines 'Trump's response to coronavirus is utterly awful and this will destroy his administration' this morning, but it seems like wishful thinking to me. Everyone rational and informed already knew Trump was an attrotiously ignorant image...
by Starglider
2020-03-14 03:37am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Alexandria Ocasio Cortez endorses basic income.
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Re: Alexandria Ocasio Cortez endorses basic income.

AOC is an all-in SJW identity politics narcissist and would lose the substantial 'left but not woke' portion of Bernie Sander's support base. Of course such fragmentation would be par for the course as far as left wing movements go and arguably social engineering (of extreme identity politics) worki...
by Starglider
2020-03-12 04:08am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections
Replies: 1753
Views: 186990

Re: SUPERTHREAD: 2020 United States Elections

So to be clear, the Democrat's vision for the future of the country is a pale imitation of the Obama era helmed by a senile boomer empty suit, who was already a joke brought on solely to try and appease 'low-information' white boomers back in 2008, and has steadily declined from there. No meaningful...
by Starglider
2020-01-17 09:13pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Australia's retail apocalypse
Replies: 18
Views: 2149

Re: Australia's retail apocalypse

It is nice to wander around malls? I have absolutely the opposite experience. I hate malls. Modern malls are fairly awful. The one under Canary Wharf is somewhat entertaining in a 'people actually buy this stuff' kind of way but that's it. Malls in the UK used to be a lot better though. For example...
by Starglider
2020-01-12 09:12am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What to see in England
Replies: 38
Views: 11876

Re: What to see in England

mr friendly guy wrote:
2020-01-12 03:29am
2 June in London (Gatwick). Most likely a rest day. I am not sure if there is much to see in Gatwick, but if anyone knows, please tell me.
I'm about half an hour from Gatwick, in case you want to see my double-secret Brexit bunker.
by Starglider
2020-01-05 12:55pm
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Facebook Moderation Firm Calls it Quits
Replies: 5
Views: 3446

Re: Facebook Moderation Firm Calls it Quits

That has been tried along with converting content to greyscale. It helps a little bit.
by Starglider
2019-12-29 05:56am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: Can a TV be used as a desktop monitor?
Replies: 11
Views: 3858

Re: Can a TV be used as a desktop monitor?

Modern TVs work fine as long as the panel isn't unreasonably sized. A 30" 4K TV will make a nice display as long as you don't need twitch gamer super refresh rates or professional graphic designer colour accuracy. Considering you can get one of those for $200 now I don't know why you'd mess about wi...
by Starglider
2019-12-22 11:56am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: What to see in England
Replies: 38
Views: 11876

Re: What to see in England

Beamish is excellent, I take the family every year. If you're going near the Peak District I'd suggest Ladybower / Hope Valley (frequent winner of 'most beautiful bit of the UK photography contests) and in particular the Hope Valley caverns (Peak, Speedwell etc). If you're around the Tower of London...
by Starglider
2019-12-15 06:05am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and not very united kingdom politics II
Replies: 326
Views: 67608

Re: Brexit and not very united kingdom politics II

I agree. There has been a recent shift in trend between those that sought a greater sense of local identity vs those who are more willing to embrace internationalist identity. 'Internationalist identity' will only result in isolation, disappointment and unhapiness for the majority of the population...
by Starglider
2019-12-14 06:03pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and not very united kingdom politics II
Replies: 326
Views: 67608

Re: Brexit and not very united kingdom politics II

Blair's landslide success at the polls was due to his campaign's ability to appeal to middle-class voters, while still keeping nearly all the traditional Labour base on board. That was not unprecedented; Harold Wilson also managed 'center-left' appeal via deprioritising nationalisation and various o...
by Starglider
2019-12-13 10:19pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and not very united kingdom politics II
Replies: 326
Views: 67608

Re: Brexit and not very united kingdom politics II

The vote clearly shows that Corbyn's dithering, noncommital, pathetic have-it-both-ways stance on Brexit succeeded in alienating both remain and leave voters: https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/138E8/production/_110140108_sharechange.euref.chart-nc.png but losing remain voters to the libera...
by Starglider
2019-12-13 05:36am
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Brexit and not very united kingdom politics II
Replies: 326
Views: 67608

Re: Brexit and not very united kingdom politics II

And on top, he, personally could have avoided the whole election by simply agreeing to a government of unity, but no, he would not stand behind a neutral compromise candidate, if he can't be prime minister, then fuck the country. Or he could have comitted to executing Brexit, just a softer version ...
by Starglider
2019-10-21 06:28pm
Forum: News and Politics
Topic: Tube protest was a mistake, admit leading Extinction Rebellion members
Replies: 18
Views: 5058

Re: Tube protest was a mistake, admit leading Extinction Rebellion members

The injection/manufacture of strident cries for 'more intersectionality' usually makes me smile. It's almost the universal antibiotic against libleft nonsense: a cheap, easy, general-purpose shot that is suprisingly effective at stalling and degrading all kinds of social 'movements' (although of cou...