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McCain Releases Technology Platform

dlur Re:Encouraging scientific education (479 comments)

Did you even read the article?

From the article:

No extreme hazards found in basement workshop that alarmed authorities

None of the materials found at 81 Fremont St. posed a radiological or biological risk,

No mercury or poison was found.

Some of the compounds are potentially explosive, but no more dangerous than typical household cleaning products.

That's right, nothing he had was ANY more dangerous than typical household cleaning products. The authorities confiscated all of his equipment and chemicals. This guy wrote books and taught children. He was not making meth or explosives. He'll likely be charged thousands of dollars to "clean up" his home lab when not a single thing in his lab was illegal or particularly dangerous. At most he was up against a zoning violation, which does not warrant wholesale confiscation of materials.

To me this is a perfect example of how the US government overreacts to even the slightest thing out of the ordinary ever since "9/11". You can't take pictures of public buildings, or even a hotel lobby even anymore. Just being a little different is apparently a crime these days.

And to me this is what's scary, because I can't think of a single instance of someone doing something extroidinary when that person was just a mundane drone following the sheep herd. No, inspiration and innovation are much more likely to occur in "out there" settings with "out there" people. Conformity is not the answer.

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Homeland-Toril Merger

dlur dlur writes  |  about 9 years ago Recently we of Homeland MUD merged with Toril MUD to form one great big MUD. We're in the process of converting all of our Homeland areas/zones over to Toril's format and expanding Toril's code base with what we have. Should be fun.

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dlur dlur writes  |  more than 10 years ago

Homeland MUD is is open to all players and is located at http://www.homelandmud.org or via telnet at telnet://mud.homelandmud.org:6666

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MUDs

dlur dlur writes  |  more than 12 years ago

I've played on quite a few MUDs in my time. The most prominent one was Sojourn.

I've also co-founded a few MUDs. One that I did a lot of development for was at ExileMUD. And from time to time I still play there a bit, although I no longer do any active work there.

Since Exile I've moved on and founded HomelandMUD with a few of my old friends from ExileMUD. When we get to the point when we accept players we'll be located here. If you are interested in dropping by Homeland to see what we're up to, drop me a line in my journal and I'll get back to you with the current telnet address.

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dlur dlur writes  |  more than 12 years ago Yup, I'll be having a baby sometime around May 31st. I'm told it's a boy and his name shall be Rylan Daniel (Insert last name here).

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