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Comment Re:replaced by digital (Score 1) 63

The official Red Cunt Hair (RCH) is widely believed to have belonged originally to Elizabeth I. Both Robert Dudley and Francis Drake are reported to have provided it to the officials Elizabeth put in charge of regularizing the system of weights and measures. However, all involved were motivated by the dictum, "Loose lips lose heads", and so the provenance is uncertain.

Comment Re:Computers have some solution right? (Score 1) 291

>We need to change how we keep track of time, in a way that isn't linear.

The problem with this is that time is linear. That's why time machines don't work. Yes, there are spooky quantum effects, and maybe when the servers and desktops are all quantum computers new solutions will present themselves.

Comment Re:Glad they didn't read the books (Score 5, Insightful) 197

Pedophilia, incest, multiple non-abrahamic religions, polytheism, zombies, ghouls, various fantasy figures, idol worship, paganism...

All of those things are found throughout the Old Testament. While Jahweh seems to get his knickers in a twist over idol worship, paganism and the like, He seems to be down with pedophilia, incest, rape, pillage, slavery, torture, genocide, etc. In addition there are many spectral figures, angels, demons and the like. Other than the religion, there's nothing in GOT that the average Solomonic Era soldier wouldn't recognize. It looks even more like the Middle Ages of the Crusaders and the Teutonic Knights. I don't see a lot of difference between the Red God and the Auto da Fe of the Inquisition.

If we're going to start banning things for bad taste and hate speech, can we start with CBN and the 700 Club?

Building translators is good clean fun. -- T. Cheatham