James James: I find it a very interesting question about why the left isn’t wholeheartedly behind LVT, assuming that most non-landowners are on the left. Monbiot is a recent convert, I think, and the UK Greens support it, but that’s about it. Partly it is misunderstanding. LVT makes total sense once you understand it, but is hard to “grok”, even with the example of Hong Kong. Partly this is because of propaganda. Partly LVT is opposed by ordinary people who own land....
Lucklucky: The Japanese had a dozen submarine aircraft carriers since the war’s start. That model had one floatplane only. They were the nation most invested in floatplanes. They built four floatplane cruisers, with 20 floatplanes, and several floatplane tenders. Their main fleet recon was in the hands of two recon cruisers, Chikuma and Tone, each with about 6 floatplanes.
Gwern: Bullshit research, unfortunately. Copying over my now-hidden comment on TC: > (only 0.1% of cryptography researchers could have produced this writing style — again, please, attack my methods on this) Says the guy who refuses to approve any comments on his blog with said criticism, or to meaningfully reply to any of the many well thought out criticisms on either HN or Reddit — dude, there’s way more than ‘leave Satoshi alone’. And I see he repeats some of his...
Slovenian Guest: “The I-400 was put into dry dock at Pearl Harbor in February 1946, so U.S. Naval intelligence could conduct a thorough investigation of their technology. When the Russians asked to examine the subs, the U.S. Navy sailed them off the coast of Oahu where they were torpedoed and sunk. The Russians filed a protest but it was too late. The Cold War was already underway.”
Scipio Americanus: I found Skylark to have aged much less gracefully than Galactic Patrol or Lensman; not sure why.
Dirk: Fortunately, this series (and the Skylark series) were among the first SF I ever read as a kid. Thus, I instantly recognize the actual origin of many of the ideas and concepts in later, and current fiction. I recently re-read the whole series — and tried to wade through some of the less-than-stellar spin-offs. It still holds up fairly well, if you can slog through the very earliest few chapters of the first book.
Lucklucky: Children are different. This is a very difficult concept to grasp for adults, even those that supposedly support market freedom and liberty. This school might be good for some children. For others might be a disaster. There should be many schools not The School. The School is a Totalitarian concept, against redundancy, against difference, it is usually a crime against many good children specially the intelligent ones. Difference should be promoted.