Adar: In a gun battle between forts ashore and ships at sea the gunners ashore have the big advantage, three times t6he accuracy of naval gunfire.
David Foster: Unless I’m missing something, the results do not necessarily imply the conclusion that he says they do. Potential employers do know whether the applicant has a college degree or now: how can he be sure that the admitted/not-admitted variable actually has any effect on the individual’s abilities, rather than just being a credential? Also, even if college does improve self-discipline as claimed, no evidence is presented as to why it is a better way of achieving such improvement...
BJK: I’ve been reading about “EVA” and it’s pretty clear that EVA was invented to boost the CEO’s pay. But the CEO does actually have to focus on EVA and not growing sales or vanity projects. So it has good and bad side effects.
Rollory: Chris Crawford’s “Balance of the Planet” was my first introduction to ecology and environmentalism. It played a major part in making me a greenie leftist for about 10 years (basically, until I became an adult). A few years back (and well after I’d become a horrible reactionary caveman nazi racist homophobe etc), I dug up a copy on an abandonware site and took a second look at it. Discovered things like “total grassland = last year’s grassland – loss from...
David Foster: Some interesting work using games/simulations for the study of decision-making has been done by Dietrich Doerner: The Logic of Failure.
A Boy and His Dog: A lone Sapiens amongst Neanderthal would probably come off as extra faggoty.
Rollory: Cleve’s been around for a while. He is not all crazy. One of the things that made his reputation originally was that he was on the Australian team that was tasked with doing a sequel to Wizardry 8 (? I think), it was a horrific mishmash of incompetence, and he decided he could do just as good a game entirely on his own and that in fact it would be the BEST GAME EVER and in fact he’s been working on it super-hard and it’s going to come out WITHIN SIX MONTHS HE SWEARS and...
Isegoria: I for one welcome our new Neanderthal overlords.
Scipio Americanus: Man, Vault-Co. Been a while since I read through his archives. One of the most amusingly crazy people I’ve come across on the net.
Alrenous: Vault-co seems new to me and possibly significant. – Someone who is Neanderthalesque doesn’t get along with Homo Sapiens, you say? I wonder how well a lone Sapiens would do in a crowd of Neanderthals.