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  1. Aaron Fox

    Neo-Nazi Leader Planned Baltimore Power-Grid Attack, DOJ Says

    I'm not surprised that it's a Neo-Nazi group, given that these chucklefucks want to LARP The Turner Dairies so fucking bad. Also, they're more likely to pull this sort of shit than the left.
  2. Aaron Fox

    AI/Automation Megathread

    That isn't the case. The current automation revolution shares many similarities to the 2nd Industrial Revolution (i.e., what everyone calls the Industrial Revolution)... and we're already past the point where it can't stop, i.e., it's snowballing. That would have been true... if it was the 1970s...
  3. Aaron Fox

    AI/Automation Megathread

    That's literally outright impossible. I'm serious. We already need some 30 years (from birth to graduation) to get someone with the required skills to be decent at a specialty (things like surgery and studying quantum physics), and it will only get WORSE. Period. This line of thinking is...
  4. Aaron Fox

    AI/Automation Megathread

    That isn't entirely the case. The problem with our current Art AIs is that the creators tended to gimp them in some way because they can make outputs that scare the shit out of their creators. If what I've heard is true, you can get pretty decent art from an unimpeded Art AI... meaning it will...
  5. Aaron Fox

    AI/Automation Megathread

    One of the things that fucked us royally over the decades is the Heinleinian mentality that 'humans aren't ants.' Basically, specialization is bad and unnatural. He also fucked us over by entrenching the insane mentality that 'soft science isn't really science'. Problem is, as complexity...
  6. Aaron Fox

    United States 2024: United States Senate Dicussion Thread

    It's stupid because term limits makes things worse, not better.
  7. Aaron Fox

    United States 2024: United States Senate Dicussion Thread

    Whoops. Conflated with someone else... but the point of the stupid term limit law still stands.
  8. Aaron Fox

    Tanks and other Armoured Vehicles Image thread.

    Here's a little thing, corruption was part of why 2014 happened the way it did. The Ukrainian government has made surprising strides in crushing that corruption, but that takes time. The corruption-hunting wasn't complete when 2022 rolled around.
  9. Aaron Fox

    United States 2024: United States Senate Dicussion Thread

    Tester is a very beloved figure in Montana, and the only reason that he didn't stay as Governor is because of our fucking stupid governor term limit law. Given the rabid state of the GOP in general, it heavily depends on the guy they send to challenge him, and the state is a bit wearier of...
  10. Aaron Fox

    Tanks and other Armoured Vehicles Image thread.

    Nope, every little bit helps, in that case. There is a pretty good video out there that summarizes the Mechanius: they're genre savvy scientists and engineers.
  11. Aaron Fox

    Tanks and other Armoured Vehicles Image thread.

    One of the theories is that some circuits aligned to a chaos deity, mind you. That iconography is really freaking important, for it helps ward off Chaos to a degree. Warhammer's 'narrative physics' work both ways. Some shapes and icons bring Chaos into the picture while others increase Chaos...
  12. Aaron Fox

    Tanks and other Armoured Vehicles Image thread.

    Nope, there are reasons for that and it stems from the universe they're in. Basically, shapes and icons have meaning in the WH40k universe. To give an example, if you make a certain shape in the circuitry, then it'll be screaming for the blood god and possibly opening a demon portal (up to and...
  13. Aaron Fox

    Tanks and other Armoured Vehicles Image thread.

    Battletech does a lot of things better when it comes to 'handling' things that the fandom doesn't like. I mean the fandom doesn't like Jihad and post-Jihad era, but they don't go out of their way to excommunicate anyone that likes those eras like how the Front Mission fandom does for basically...
  14. Aaron Fox

    Tanks and other Armoured Vehicles Image thread.

    While Battletech isn't as bad as some fandoms in what is and isn't cannon (*cough*Front Mission and its unending mission to eliminate all gaiden games outside of Alternative from its canon roster*cough*), there are things that even they consider way out there. Like the cartoon series that got...
  15. Aaron Fox

    Tanks and other Armoured Vehicles Image thread.

    Oh boy, then that's a doozy for you. Mech Assault was a 'gaiden' game that a lot of people have a love/hate relationship with at best in the fandom. Word of Blake is the fanatics of ComStar, which is basically a Telecom company mixed with the Catholic Church. There is a Merkava series of tanks...
  16. Aaron Fox

    Tanks and other Armoured Vehicles Image thread.

    Battletech's impressive metallurgy is to blame in this case. Its capabilities tend to be 'you need to wear it down because penetrating it is practically impossible' for the armor at BAR 9/10 grade (armor of the present day is considered BAR 5/6, which means a small laser goes right through it...
  17. Aaron Fox

    Tanks and other Armoured Vehicles Image thread.

    It's not 'woke' (and by that, I mean 'whatever the WASPs don't like' and not 'understanding history a bit better', because there is a difference), let's just say that the specter of the Nazis strikes again, especially given this environment.
  18. Aaron Fox

    Tanks and other Armoured Vehicles Image thread.

    The Gürteltier. 100 tons of sniping 'fuck you' and a monster in Alpha Strike with its 4-4-4 damage lineup for the standard variant with ECM and C3S, its ridiculous 12 armor pips and five structure pips with a 6" movement radius. The command version is slightly less damaging in the long-range...
  19. Aaron Fox

    AI/Automation Megathread

    I've seen this 'movement' going around in various art sites, and the sad thing is that it's like how industrialization overcame artisanal production in general. It's inevitable. It's certain. It's coming. In addition, I've heard that the various art AI creators deliberately gimped their AI...
  20. Aaron Fox

    United States Chemical Safety Board (USCSB) Thread
    Threadmarks: Inferno: Dust Explosion at Imperial Sugar and Iron in the Fire

    The industries will not regulate themselves. Explosive/combustible dust is a hazard that many corporate types will ignore because the equipment, training, and safety mentality cut into the bottom line. Most US sugar mills are of the older design that caused the accident in question. However...
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