I tried to register for it, but the system said no tickets were available. I sent in a note about that and got a response saying that ticket availability wasn't in the plans and that I was stupid for wanting one.
It turned into a beautiful thing. It's full of illustrations, plus photos of the authors and covers of the magazines the stories were printed in. It has the first use of the word "astronaut", the cover story of the issue of Astounding that is said to have ushered in the "golden age of science fiction, A.E. van Vogt's first published science fiction, a few other firsts, and five stories that are printed from cleaned up scans of the magazines. There are biographies of all the writers in the boo
"I'm suggesting the GOP elite, indeed, is pretty much the caricature painted by the Left."
I can find no sensical interpretation of that. It's the further Right folk that are caricatured the most, not the establishment.
I had to chew on this one for a little bit. When any of our "things" can be replaced with the press of a button, we'd probably adopt a cultural of (voluntarily) loose ownership. Where what we created for ourselves we would still say we own, but most of us would be willing to give away most kinds of things if someone asked. I wouldn't call that communism, I would call that one of the effects of a rising tide lifting all boats: an increasing generosity.
Now if you're talking about an abusive (i.e. controlling) state, where the people are deprived of all the replicator technology and it's only in the hands of the government for it to dole out the output of, then also assuming a near-infinite energy source to run and I guess be the raw material for these machines, you could say that that thorny issue with Leftist economics of "eventually running out of other people's money" would be overcome.
I guess in that sense it would "work".
p.s. An interesting (to me at least) thought just occurred: Mr. Roddenberry didn't swap Right-wing economics for Left-wing economics in his made-up universe, he did away with economics?
Yes, do that - please trade me your btc for fiat. Fiat has a fabulous long-term track record every time it's tried. Oh, I know - humans are so much smarter this time around!
A brief review of the past 100 or so of your comments
Don't you wish someone cared enough to review a hundred of your comments?
Get a life, you worthless pinhead luddite.
Oops, wrong thug. Chertoff is the one who belongs behind bars for the shady porno-scanner deal.
Go fuck yourself, you fascist cunt.
Besides perjuring himself in testimony to the congress, he's responsible for billions of counts of felony wiretaps against innocent people. That motherfucker belongs behind bars, not shooting his mouth off about how we should all make it easier for fascist scumbags to wipe their asses with the constitution.
I noticed this on Google News yesterday - checked a CentOS 7 box to find that yum had installed the patch overnight on 7/28 and systemd had restarted named for me. Good work, everybody. Make sure your updates are working.
Oh, hai dollar-short Slashdot.
I stand by my assessment.
I own Apple stock. And have owned MSFT and Sony stock. How is this frivolous?
Beachfront shore protection - that's frivolous. Waste of time, too. Spends 95 percent of the funds on the richest 1 percent on land areas that will be under water by 2025 regardless. Better spent on Africa.
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Hey, the malaria vaccine that was proven safe and effective in the 90's just finally got out of UK regulatory hell last week. About a million kids a year die from malaria. In the time they were bickering about the typeface on the label about 330,000 kids died from malaria. But we need that kind of officiousness and palaces and such for "civility". Those kids weren't white anyway.
Now it goes WHO regulatory hell, but if we're "lucky" the bureaucrats there will only let a quarter million kids die while they get their paperwork in order.
Oh, but a rival gang leader kill three hundred kids in Africa and Twitter loses its shit.
Flip phones reduce the joy of having my family and friends butt dial me from their cars, from a party, and oh so many other events.
Save the butt dial!