[extropy-chat] META:Re: Re: A Grim Vision ...?

Lee Corbin lcorbin at rawbw.com
Thu Apr 26 08:50:46 UTC 2007

Eugen writes

> Folks, please do not use OFFLIST in the Subject: unless you want
> Mailman to automatically held posts for approval. Since I usually
> can't tell whether it's really private, or not, I usually just approve
> those, but at a delay.

Well, hells bells!  Isn't it obvious that anyone who puts "(offlist)" or
OFFLIST at the head of a subject line has made a mistake if it
gets to the public forum?  

If it's easy, Eugen, you should just return said post to the sender,
and cover for their mistake.

That would be neat, since several of us make that mistake a couple
of times each year, sometimes with embarrasing results.


> On Wed, Apr 25, 2007 at 02:38:18PM -0400, Robert Bradbury wrote:
>>    Samantha, interesting.  Perhaps at some point we may have an
>>    opportunity to compare your SA experiences with my Russian
>>    experiences.  Two quite interesting studies in "cultural shifts" IMO.
>>    As an aside, I would observe with your observation of the problem of
>>    unverified reserves.  But I do not paint quite so dire a picture --
>>    the U.S. has demonstrated perviously (during WWII) that it can shift
>>    extremely large amounts of industrial capacity should it choose to do
>>    so.  The power sources, be they nuclear or solar or wind or tidal, are
>>    available.  It is simply a question of when we will pay the price to
>>    take advantage of them.  Now of course they all get much cheaper if we
>>    had nanotech (or even robust biotech) but it isn't clear when those
>>    will be bottles sitting on the shelves in the back of the bar to be
>>    selected from.
> -- 
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