Politics, Distributivism Show more
@PeteBleackley what specifically would abolishing political parties look like? I ask because they explicitly tried to do that in the early days of the USA, and it very quickly evolved into the system we have today, in which we still have parties and can only ever have two of them that are major players.
@tan Isn't that traditionally referred to as a TARDIS?
Linguistics, PIE, velars Show more
Fellow linguists with some PIE background, what're y'all's thoughts about the two-dorsals vs. three dorsals dispute in PIE? Was the centum-satem split a result of variation between two distinct series of velars or a later innovation?
@PeteBleackley For the last few days, my brain has been trying to come up with re-writes of the Iolanthe Act I finale that explain what's going on :(.
@irina What is the significance of these? The internet turns up a bunch of results about a WolrdCon where the "program participant" ribbons were green.
@PeteBleackley True, if you're the only one wearing a mask. If it were as common in Europe/US as in some Asian countries, though, that wouldn't do them much good.
@PeteBleackley True, but that requires substantially more work than putting on a mask, and won't work forever (nor will it be as good at stopping humans from remembering your face).
@rejcx Brain trying yet again: she's pretty <Arabic for "heritage">
Reading this makes me wonder if wearing surgical masks (possibly with sunglasses) might be a good line of defense against facial recognition (and surveillance in general). Wearing a ski mask in non-sub-zero weather makes you look like a bank robber, but a surgical mask can be explained away by saying that you're a germaphobe, or that you just felt a little gross that morning and don't want to get anyone else sick.
Star Trek: Discovery Show more
@Azure It wouldn't have to have set out to destroy all life at first — it would just have to see Section 31 as its oppressor and seek to destroy them, and then have all of Starfleet trying to destroy it because of that, then all of humanity, etc.
The one positive side of this plot line, though, is that it at least starts to provide a justification for why TOS was so AI-phobic.
@Gargron You should have separate names for the managing followers and managing people you follow versions, and they should not appear *too* unified to the user (especially if you ever hope to allow this UI to be used to manage visibility/permissions of posts — Google+ did that and it was IMO a huge mistake on their part).
@edheil Mi diris:
"Kiu parolas la klingonan ĉi tie?
Estas parolantoj de Esperanto. Estas parolantoj de la angla (= lingvo de la federacio). Mi rifuzas kredi ke ne estas parolantoj de la klingona."
@edheil La klingona traduko ne estas bona. Ĉu vi uzas Bing?
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