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I got a chest X-ray. There were spots in my lungs, but it was difficult to tell what they were. Then I was in a mall in Afghanistan, but there were no Afghans there. The atrium was like an aircraft hangar, five or six stories tall, and the ceiling was…


If a carbon dioxide removal scheme is truly cost-effective and scalable, you should be able to sketch it on a cocktail napkin, and completely describe it on the back of a postcard.

The idea is to inject water into hydraulically fractured peridotite, and deliberately spill the hyperalkaline produced water just…


If you ever say these things to me, I will punch you in your fucking face.

Am I linguistic prescriptivist? I hope not. Some of the most annoying people in the world are linguistic prescriptivists. I’m well aware that language has always been, and always will be, a corruption of…


When I get takeout with my friend, we put it on one card, and then use a payment service to get even. I will continue to update this with some of the “food items” I’ve paid him for.

Nursing me back to health after Billy Joel crashed into my living…


Along the lines of elite theory, I think of a society as the sum of a political class and a non-political class. I refer to members of the non-political class as ‘ordinary people.’ The political class is not necessarily a meritocracy, or ‘true aristocracy.’ Political capital can be bought, (in…


Foreword: it took me over two years but now I think I’ve finally written something that’s at least 50% correct.

No commercial nuclear reactor has ever had the right combination of coolant and fuel cycle. Oak Ridge National Laboratory was on the right track with the Molten Salt Breeder Reactor

Eric

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