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nepiqen's most recent comments:
- On 1 Nov 2011
Ancient Greek Solution To Our Political Problems,
Seems like an awful lot of entropy to throw into a system just to get rid of a negative aspect of its function. The best analogy I can think of offhand is having a fever to get rid of a cold. But the fever goes away when the cold is gone.
In particular, corruption from concentration of power does not necessarily imply that extreme distribution of power will ultimately be worth obliterating the benefits of the concentration of power, even if corruption goes too.
- On 13 Oct 2011
Patrick.net is DOOMed,
Just a show of support... I hardly ever comment (most comments serve only vanity), but I read every day. I find Patrick's own posts the most valuable, actually. They're concise, clear, and empirical. Based on what I've seen it's ridiculous to label this site as left or right, mostly because those labels have become functionally irrelevant. To me, Patrick addresses more relevant issues.
I like this site for the same reason I liked Patrick's "Why it's a terrible time..." essay. The reasoning is straightforward and compelling.
Keep up the good work!
- On 14 Aug 2011
This is a classic example why I hate HOA's,
Feel free to ignore this question if it's too off-topic:
What's the preferred polarization for ham radio antennas? Does it matter (i.e. is the polarization scrambled via propagation)? Just curious... I'm just old enough to remember TV antennas that seemed better for reception of horizontal polarization. Or maybe not :) I'm not an EE.