Orobouros
Orobouros
10/5/19
2:34 PM
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For the last time, there’s not going to be a Civil War II. Why? Civil War I was Rich Asshole Group A (slavers) vs. Rich Asshole Group B (tired of competing in markets with Group A and their free labor). Read more

9/30/19
10:47 AM
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I’m still interested, but... “has essentially eradicated all technology” is followed by an assault rifle on the cover and a tilt-rotor aircraft on the first preview panel. Yeah, we have very different ideas about what “technology” means. Read more

9/27/19
7:38 PM
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Apparently “Cheerios” means different things in different parts of the world, because regular Cheerios are about as flavorful as gnawing on my own hair. No, wait, my hair has vague shampoo flavor, so it’s actually tastier. Read more

9/27/19
7:36 PM
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I’ve gnawed cardboard that compared favorably in both flavor & texture to standard Cheerios. Hell, the Malt-O-Meal knock-off kind, complete with its funny aftertaste, was preferable! Read more

9/24/19
3:39 PM
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To be fair, a useful bot has to master all this stuff before it can be useful at doing much of anything, in any environment other than a single-story, concrete-floored warehouse, and even then still needs most of these skills. Read more

9/24/19
3:39 PM
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To be fair, a useful bot has to master all this stuff before it can be useful at doing much of anything, in any environment other than a single-story, concrete-floored warehouse, and even then still needs most of these skills. Read more

9/23/19
9:26 PM
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Cats are more than smart enough not to consider humans any sort of reliable food source. Read more

9/23/19
9:26 PM
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Cats are more than smart enough not to consider humans any sort of reliable food source. Read more

9/23/19
7:39 PM
1

France & Germany are developing countries? Hell, Turkey for that matter, is pretty urban, has a modern, standing army, etc. Argentina went to war with the U.K. 30 years ago, for crying out loud. The two South American countries on the list may have some development issues (one is not possessed of a large number of Read more

9/18/19
7:46 AM
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What the Republicans and their big-business sponsors are “letting” Americans choose is, and has always been, whatever is most expensive and least efficient, because that’s what makes the most money for the nice, rich, old, white folks who sign their checks.

9/14/19
2:06 PM
2

My meaning was suppposed to be that our corporations now keep 99.9% of whatever profit there is to be made in a given business, rather than sharing or investing any of that in their business or their workers, paying everyone, from suppliers to labor to contractors, as little as humanly possible well beyond the bounds Read more

9/14/19
2:03 PM
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Capitalism is not a form of government, never has been, and the fact that you appear to think it is disturbs me greatly. It is a purely economic system. Read more

9/14/19
1:56 PM
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Yeah, you can’t be undercut when you can apply exclusivity. IP law preempts such things as knock-off Star Wars, for example. If you love Star Wars, you gotta get it from the people who own it. Read more

9/14/19
7:50 AM
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McDonalds is responsible for a surprising amount of fast food and other kitchen automation throughout the decades. Their custom equipment is actually pretty impressive, most of the time. Read more

9/13/19
10:01 PM
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Modern, American crony capitalism has run out of ways to make more money. They’re already selling us damned near everything at 30,000% markup or higher, taking 99.99% of profit from every enterprise and leaving that 0.01% to feed the workers who actually make things and provide services. Read more

9/12/19
3:04 PM
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Come to think of it, while it would be a truly huge gamble, you might just get away with making a dedicated, high-budget WWII movie, just to introduce characters and build a setting... and then take a screaming left turn into Alternate History with the sequel. Maybe even what alt-history fans call “Alien Space Bats”, Read more

9/12/19
8:51 AM
2

Fresh food of all kinds really is a unique experience we seldom get anymore. Store-bought produce and meat look so fresh thanks to preservatives, refrigeration, dyes, and other trickery that we often forget that the cow to whom our steak belonged probably died weeks ago, and those peppers or tomatoes may have been Read more