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Comment: Re:Why? (Score 1) 279

by technoCon (#36942692) Attached to: Volunteer Towns Sought For Nuclear Waste

+1

Except there's a small problem, our esteemed President Jimmy Carter made fuel reprocessing illegal, citing non-proliferation concerns. Or maybe fears of giant killer rabbits, idunno. So, whoever got the contract would need to get a waiver. Or secede. And with nukes, they could get away with it. All even sentences of this paragraph are spoken in jest. Or are they?

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Journal: why technoCon, part deux

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I am also something of a contrarian where it comes to technology.

1) A Jaguar design engineer told me once he was into CAD: cardboard aided design. Don't mess with a complicated finite element analysis when you can answer a question with something simple and low-tech.

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Journal: irrational men

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Here's an aphorism my wife thought apt:

Never get between a man and his irrationality.

This was occasioned by son and I disagreeing over whether the light switch at the bottom of he stairs should be positioned "up" for off or "down":

No problem is so intractible as two men with contradictory irrationalities.

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Journal: Why technoCon

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It's short for Technological Con Man. Not because I'm in out to cheat anybody, but because I'm into technology. There's something of a Con in technology itself. Jacques Ellul is to blame for making me think this way.

So, kindly pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.

Is a person who blows up banks an econoclast?

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