Unholyguy

Unholyguy

  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    Religion is a bug in the human wetware and like any bug it can manifest in many ways, sometimes even as a “feature” It’s not correct to say that the west invented religion, it seems to be very very deep...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    Or you can just read the Wikipedia article if you are (as I am) somewhat sceptical of investing the time in reading books that claim to “unlock the secrets of the ancients and the hidden powers of the human mind”...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    A pretty important secondary effect of the bitcoin runup that seems to be overlooked is there is now a large passle if semi lunatic crypto fanatics that have just become tremendously wealthy I wonder what in the world they are...
  • Commented on From Here To The Holodeck
    Yeah Elite Dangerous is probably the best VR game out there It fits within the platform limitations really well since it's s cockpit game and the low resolution isn't noticeable Oculus + a thrust master + voice attack and you...
  • Commented on From Here To The Holodeck
    "Ready player one" will be a good cultural reference especially once the movie hits...
  • Commented on Burn The Programmer!
    It's difficult to generalize about magic , the term means a ton of different things to different cultures at different times However the idea that ancient humans were simply too smart to believe in things that simply don't work and...
  • Commented on Crib Notes: Empire Games
    The Civil War certainly used trains and conscripts but the first war to leverage rapid pre planned mass mobilization plus rail transport as a first strike weapon was probably the Franco Prussian War Civil War also featured repeating lever action...
  • Commented on Excuses
    I use this one https://www.wholesalesolar.com/solar-information/how-to-save-energy/power-table I've seen a fair amount of variance though and heat / air con are very difficult to estimatd...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Similar in the places I've lived in the US, even below ground power and gas usually emerge directly outside the house on an outside wall Similarity in California gas metering is required by law that the meter is at least...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Things like "sense" make sense in certain specialized circumstances While it isn't going to decide all your devices the 80/20 rule applies very much to electric load, almost all your power usage comes from a few devices (anything that cools...
  • Commented on Excuses
    What gasdive is trying to explain is where the "standard tariff" actually comes from and how you would pay on the average less if you (and everyone else) were incented to timeshift your optional electric load to a time of...
  • Commented on Excuses
    It's ok your getting there At this rate, in a year or two more you will have arrived...
  • Commented on Excuses
    You will know you are awake when you stop talking and start doing When "you killed my whales " becomes "I killed my whales" With agency comes accountability after all...
  • Commented on Excuses
    It's called "adulthood" Don't worry keep at it, you will get there eventually Again, on a long enough timeframe......
  • Commented on Excuses
    It's because when you are awake you posses agency That's the only real difference between sleep and wakefulness...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Why would I ever want to wake you up? I much prefer you keep sleeping...
  • Commented on Excuses
    A lot of the problems with charging electric cars go away if you stop thinking of them as "a thing I own that sits in my garage" and start thinking them as s grid that you tap into when you...
  • Commented on Excuses
    On a long enough time line, the survival rate for everything drops to zero....
  • Commented on Excuses
    What a lot of people fail to realize is "that money shit" you mean investments is best left the hell alone for long long periods of time. Don't look at it don't mess with it don't think about it Check...
  • Commented on Excuses
    I spend one hour on it every six months...
  • Commented on Excuses
    So now we are moving the goal post again, from "pain in the assness" to moral outrage because index funds, munciple bonds and paying off your house are the devil...
  • Commented on Excuses
    I don't know I make a fair amount on interst income, asset appreciation and the stock market without lifting a finger The more money you make the more money you save hence the more money rolls in for free. Compound...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Actually Pigeon money doesn't work like that, the more money you have the easier it is to make more money, not the harder So if you really want to minimize pain in the assness over time you should just buckle...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Bolt of self driving kit is probably an order of magnitude more difficult to get working then a bespoke configuration You need a lot of very precisely calibrated sensors not to mention a pretty beefy computer., not even sure where...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Bunch of semi related, somewhat confused comments 1: will self driving cars be electric ? Probably mostly. Takes juice to run the autonomous software, also the ride sharing platforms are some of the most active in developing the software and...
  • Commented on Excuses
    The Bay Area is in Northern California and includes Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Cruz these are all essentially Marches of the BayLands. The rulers of the Bay claim all the lands touched by the Bay But not Sacramento, which belongs...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Intersting to note that the M1 was actually the 3rd try, there were two flat out failures one of which reminds me of the F-35 https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MBT-70...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Simon: Do you believe that you are a part of God's plan? Thomas Daggett: That's a complicated question. Simon: No it isn't....
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    "However. FB is so fucking ubiquitous that not using FB is getting to be like refusing to use email" It's not the App or the device, its the network. Facebook (just like email or landline phones before it) has gotten...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Thirded Bob-verse The audio books are pretty excellent too...
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