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Also a co-author about the dissolving the Fermi paradox from 2018:

"When the model is recast to represent realistic distributions of uncertainty, we find a substantial ex ante probability of there being no other intelligent life in our observable universe, and thus that there should be little surprise when we fail to detect any signs of it."

arxiv.org/abs/1806.02404

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Whatever happened to Eric Drexler? Is he still into nanobots?

*duckduck*

He's at the Future of Humanity Institute and working with AI stuff:

fhi.ox.ac.uk/team/eric-drexler

I can't help being fascinated by this stuff.

I remember the enthusiasm in the early 90's for Project Atlantis and Oceania. Here's the old FAQ:

faqs.org/faqs/oceania/faq/

The web site is still up!

oceania.org/

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Another attempt at gulching that might be more succesful than on a cruise ship, a chartered city in a special zone in Honduras:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pr%C3%B3

I wonder about "Although the city will be subject to the criminal justice system of Honduras, it will have its own civil law.", though... Abortion lawas in Honduras? Not much freedom there.

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Sweden's new cyber security center just announced that their first director will be Therese Naess, a woman with a background in both ordinary Police and the Swedish Security Service.

Mostly empty web here: cfcs.se/

A bit more information at Swedish sigint agency FRA:

fra.se/nyheter/nyheter/nyhetsa

I read the chatcontrol proposal from the European Commission and wrote about in my blog:

hack.org/mc/blog/chatcontrol.h

TL;DR New temporary law that makes it legal again to search private messages approved by EU parliament. Might turn mandatory in expected proposal December 2021.

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I had no idea that the Medley Interlisp environment is now FOSS and runnable on modern computers:

interlisp.org/
github.com/Interlisp/medley

Slight pause for some manga my daughter recommended: "The magus of the library". So far it's more a story about texts, stories and reading. It's really good.

Now reading about the Finnish army headquarter's patrols during 1939-45. I know too little about the history of Finland. Trying to change that.

Read James Palmer's "The bloody white baron" about Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, once the dictator of Mongolia, on the train. Recommended!

Spent the weekend in Stockholm celebrating Netnod's 25th anniversary. Now back in Malmö.

A new Matrix client for Emacs:

github.com/alphapapa/ement.el

From the same author as matrix-client, but now using lazy loading in rooms, for instance.

Haven't tried it yet, but it looks promising.

Stumbled on this English translation (from Latin) of the Picatrix:

amazon.com/Illustrated-Picatri

Remembered the first time I got my hands on Picatrix. Was a little disappointed that it was in Latin. The Warburg Institute version, of course.

I was twelve.

Not that I would have understood the original Arabic any better...

Rymreglage is back with another amazing lego movie nine(!) years in the making: youtube.com/watch?v=pCm1fKZGvl

I was out for the evening and the entire next day with a fever and other flu symptoms. Now back in action. And hopefully protected.

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