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50 year old Norwegian, professional geek, husband, dad, not a celeb, science fan, sci-fi addict, atheist, reader, thinker, reasonist, round-earther, photographer, overall human being. Clickable at www.bjornarhaveland.net

Recent Comments

  1. almost 2 years ago on Get Fuzzy

    Oh, I don’t know, we sometimes take bread out of the freezer…

  2. over 3 years ago on B.C.

    “This was probably the best form of government that mankind had ever devised. […] As soon as the entire adult population had been educated to the limits of its intellectual ability (and sometimes, alas, beyond), genuine democracy became possible. The final step required the development of instantaneous personal communications, linked with central computers. […] Thereafter, selecting a head of state was relatively unimportant. Once it was universally accepted that anyone who deliberately aimed at the job should automatically be disqualified, almost any system would serve equally well, and a lottery was the simplest procedure.”

    — Arthur C. Clarke, The Songs of Distant Earth

  3. over 3 years ago on Betty

    20 hours 58 minutes for the entire extended dual trilogy package!

  4. over 3 years ago on Betty

    If you have 21 hours to spare for watching the extended versions of all six movies back to back, with sufficient supplies to keep you fed and hydrated during it all, you’ll have just 2 minutes to spend on toilet breaks and un-creaking your joints between them, more if you don’t sit and watch through the entire end title scroll on each one. Sign me up!

  5. over 3 years ago on Over the Hedge

    Yup. Intel is vague, however, as to what the meaning sans the «’» might be.

  6. over 3 years ago on Over the Hedge

    Plus it’s ‘Oumuamua, innit? Apparently the «’» at the beginning is essential to the spelling.

  7. over 3 years ago on Over the Hedge

    The one thing we KNOW about life in the universe is that it HAS happened AT LEAST once. Right here! This proves beyond doubt that it CAN happen. It also says something, but not everything, about the conditions required for life to arise. Other conditions outside the scope of our own limited experience and proven knowledge may apply favourably as well, whether slightly similar or entirely different. That is however not to say that there aren’t conditions where it will be completely unlikely; both possibilities exist. It also says very little about what different FORMS life can take under slightly similar or entirely different conditions. Given a (for all practical purposes) nearly infinite number of planets available where life may or may not arise, I think that the assumption that ours MUST be the only world in the entire universe with life on it is at best somewhat misguided. I’m not saying that there definitely are other planets with life on them, but I’m convinced that one cannot assume with absolute certainty that there aren’t.

  8. over 3 years ago on Get Fuzzy

    Better not step on his writer’s block then.

  9. over 3 years ago on The Buckets

    The only difference between young dumbasses and old dumbasses is age :)

  10. over 3 years ago on Over the Hedge

    Bring a copy of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to get a free towel!