atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#4626: Here's what you can do about it: NOTHIN', THAT'S WHAT!

California is turning back into a desert. California was a desert for quite a long time, and only through the application of modern technology was it able to be, temporarily, anything else. Now the water is running out, and it's running out because human beings do not have nearly as much power to affect the environment as they like to think they do.

As I said the last time I commented on this, there is one thing we could do: build lots of nuclear-powered desalinization plants along the seashore. It will take a lot of very large nuclear reactors to process enough seawater per day to meet California's need for fresh water.

Otherwise, we might as well abandon the idea of cheap produce year round.

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So a dollar spent on lobbying the government returns some $775 to the drug industry. It's official: we live in a crony capitalist society now.

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Whore. I suppose she wasn't listening when the pastor/priest/officiant of her wedding said the part about "forsaking all others", or maybe she's one of those ninnies who wrote her own wedding vows so they wouldn't give her badfeels.

Either way--whore. With or without her husband's permission, whore. Plain and simple.

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So: last night I found myself writing, and banged out a crapton of pages on the "agricultural world" story, including getting into the story about the kid who converts a shipping container into a house.

I'm not sure where all this is going, but it's looking pretty good to me. We'll have to see how it works out. On the plus side, it's nice to be able to concentrate on writing well enough that I was able to write more than a couple of pages at a time. Minus side, it kept my wife awake and I had to stop in the middle of a roll, but since I woke up early today (by a couple of hours) I was able to get down the rest of the stuff I'd intended to write last night.

This guy's art is helping me to envision what some things in this world look like. I really like the look and feel of his paintings. Bonus points for his painting, "Hacking the Loop", where the guy is using an old Compaq computer, and has stacks of floppies in front of it.

This image is my current desktop, because awesome.

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I started out feeling pretty crummy today--knock-on from yesterday--but as the day wore on I started feeling better, and by the time I came home I felt all right. The fact that I've got a couple days off probably has a lot to do with this.

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