I interviewed Tony Milligan (K.C.L.) about the ethics of space exploration for Pod Academy. It was his work on cultural value in space I built on/responded to in my piece for Commercial Space Exploration: Ethics, Policy and Governance, and as things turned out we were co-contributors to that volume, so it was particularly interesting to have the opportunity to meet him. The interview touches on the cultural significance of places, along with environmental and political/economic aspects of space ethics. Hopefully my transcription came out okay: what I was hearing as ‘the sizzle of space’ confused me until I tracked down the term ‘cislunar space’.
Out of 2077-inspired curiosity I picked up the Cyberpunk 2020 Bundle of Holding, which is why I find myself reading a sourcebook from 1994 called the Rough Guide to the U.K. Its ‘brief recent history’ begins thus:
The United Kingdom has been going through some turbulent times recently.
(It continues, only slightly less accurately:
The Scottish uprising in 2016 started the rot...)
Everyone’s a post-election haruspex, and the pundits have it that Corbyn drew the ‘youth vote’.
Or this February, even, following an academic pol. sci. study.
Young people are now more right-wing and authoritarian in their views than previous generations.
Young Britons are even more right-wing now than they were under Margaret Thatcher.
So what happened? Update: nothing, apparently.
A new upgrade to the Hiawatha Web server from the PPA appears to be completely broken. Lighttpd is being used as a fallback to keep the site up while I investigate and decide what to do. If anything non-functional appears (most likely when attempting HTTPS connections), incomplete configuration of the new server daemon is the likely cause.
Update: okay, it turns out the newer version of Hiawatha disliked the
Interface = :: line in my configuration. Judging by a comment I left in the file, I originally added it to fix IPv6 problems, so the site is currently unavailable over IPv6. Now working on that...
Update: oh, joy. Binding to a specific IPv6 address encounters boot problems. What I’m now trying is two bindings for each port, the first with no specified interface, the second with
Interface = :: set.