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    Lots. Off the top of my head (and in no particular order)...

    Ghost in the Shell
    プラネテス (ΠΛΑΝΗΤΕΣ)
    Any "real" science fiction actually
    Angel Beats!
    Clannad: After Story
    Your Lie In April
    Pet Girl of Sakurasou
    境界の彼方
    しんせかいより
    Spice and Wolf
    ことうらさん
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    Kerbal Space Program. Anything that you can craft or build in actually... Minecraft, Valheim, Cities: Skyline, Stardew Valley, Terraria, etc.....
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  1. I have to wonder if Putin would still have invaded Ukraine if he hadn't been enabled by all the oil money paid to Russia by Europe and others. This worldwide practice of funneling money to despots just because they have oil needs to stop. We should not even be burning it anyway. There are alternatives. Why do we keep enabling these assholes?

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    2. efaardvark

      efaardvark

      Not that complex.  We've had nuclear since the 60s.  Safe nuclear fission.  Not that solid-fuel, liquid cooled stuff like Chernobyl, Fukushima, or Three Mile Island either.  Even the guy who invented those thought that were a Really Bad Idea.  Nor that maybe-someday fusion stuff either.  Look up molten salt thorium reactors.  We had a very successful research program for them running from the 60s through the 80s.  1000s of hours of safe, successful, power-producing run-time.  If we could do it then then we could certainly do it now.  And the fuel is available plentifully world-wide, not restricted to certain countries.  Hundreds of times more common than fuel-grade uranium.  Today it is even considered waste from rare-earth minerals mining.  Mine operators will pay you to take it off their hands!

      We could even have been doing solar a lot earlier.  People here in the US were warning about importing oil and enabling despot regimes back in the 60s and 70.  US President Jimmy Carter put solar panels on the roof of the Whitehouse.  Reagan took them down.

      We need to get a clue.  The only reason we keep doing stupid stuff like burning "fossil" fuels is because certain people make a lot of money and get a lot of political power from it.

    3. MediaConsumesMe

      MediaConsumesMe

      Well I'm pro-nuclear but sadly so many 'normies' are scared off it, literally the reason Germany is dependent on Russian Natural Gas is because they decommissioned three nuclear power plants in line with there 'green' agenda. Which sucks as Nuclear alongside Green energy is the easiest winning formula for reducing carbon emissions. But I don't really think the major powers are actually interested in 'reducing carbon emissions' they only care about what looks good for the misinformed public. The public want green give them green even if it means decommissioning perfectly safe nuclear power planets. 

      In Europe I think only France is scaling up production of Nuclear power planets whereas England and Germany are scaling back and decommissioning in there mission to 'go green'. 

    4. Wodahs

      Wodahs

      unfortunate

      at least ships trains trucks and planes need the oil to run

      tho with other things going ev

      you need lithium for the batteries now which supper power friend of putin has that wrapped up and the best part of whats involved in the production of the batteries

      china

      Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium Co. Ltd: Based in China with a market cap of $38.6bn. Jiangxi is primarily involved in the research, development, production, and sales of lithium products. The company sells lithium in both its metal form and compounds, including fluorides, chlorides, and others.Jiangxi Ganfeng is the largest lithium metal producer in the world, while its lithium compound capacity ranks third worldwide and first in China. The firm holds lithium resources across Australia, Argentina, and Mexico and has over 4,844 employees. It reported a revenue of 2020 $839.26 m in 2020, almost double the $432.11 m it reported in 2016.

      https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3167846/china-lithium-deposit-discovered-near-mount-everest-may-be?module=live&pgtype=homepage

      https://freetibet.org/lithium-tibet

      and yes the taliban who china was dealing with as the us withdrew

      https://theconversation.com/afghanistan-has-vast-mineral-wealth-but-faces-steep-challenges-to-tap-it-166484

      and the world relies more on china than russia for more that just oil at the moment

      russia may be usint the oil money to help the war machine run but i doubt its the a factor necessary to its running

      the worlds two biggest bitcoin mining countries (and gov controlled farms) are also china and russia just like their hacking programs (that they done do) and its just as likely the big bit coin sell off causing price to plummet was due to russia again to acquire more state capital funds prier to sanctions

      tho i maybe wrong on all this  as im only an old lowly australian big rig driver 😁

       

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