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  • Commented on Behind the Ukraine war
    In reply to some comments way up the tree... A couple of weeks ago there was a Russian propaganda video of a squad boarding a helicopter for some operation in Ukraine. They used one of their squad-mate as a step...
  • Commented on Hugos, 2022
    I'm so sad WoldCon 2020 didn't happen in Wellington, I was planning to pack up the family and show them the windiest place on earth (and nerd the F out). Good luck!...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Yep, it was a bit snot nosed, but just making the point that transport as a service only appears to grind people the wrong way when it comes to personal cars. Much like public transport, personal car transport is also...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Oh, for 2031 I'm betting that my best selling double sided pocket book "How to hunt rats an a post apocalyptic wasteland" and "How to cook rats in a apocalyptic wasteland" will be selling for between 200 and 400 bottle...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    I have done the same thing with road-base, getting a wiry old guy with a truck and dingo was cheaper and less damaging to my back than just getting it delivered. Bless. For the last 3 months watching Tesla FSD...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    On the rent vs own thing... I assume you all currently own your own buses, trains and trams, so paying a fare for ride in a self driving car is just too much :-)...
  • Commented on Oh, 2022!
    Volkswagen won't cover repairs or replacement of my engine and gearbox, but I'm not about to replace either of those after 15 years. The battery warranty isn't an expiry date on your battery FFS. Most of the cars also wont'...
  • Commented on Omicron
    The current project I'm working on we decided to only (with some minor exceptions) do deep (full stack + external services) automated integration testing with data fuzzers as the input. It's worked out amazingly well so far, there was no...
  • Commented on Omicron
    I got my third jab on Tuesday, and have been haranguing my coworker and friends to get it this week. A friend's analogy was; if delta is a steam roller leveling your house, then omicron is a 747. In Aus...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: Dead Lies Dreaming
    I think good vision systems and cheap ass robotics will do in a lot of pest management in farming. Something that is solar powered, can crawl a field and turn a wide variety of pests into worm food (while leaving...
  • Commented on Because I am bored ...
    Talking about gold bugging and mining... My cousin (a miner) is convinced that a better way to do gold is to sell grams still in situ. You save all costs of digging while being more secure (you try to steal...
  • Commented on Official Announcement: April Fools Day is Cancelled
    Interestingly I believe that Australia and New Zealand are testing 100% of inbound travelers and sequencing 100% of all cases they find (in community or inbound travelers). If there were a new low key version making the rounds (and was...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    But on the main topic : Nvidia live deep fake as video encoding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVa1xRaHTA0 Combined with this : https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-blog/satin-microsoft-s-latest-ai-powered-audio-codec-for-real-time/ba-p/2141382 I see a weird future where the AI says what it thinks you would have said to save the hassle of...
  • Commented on Lying to the ghost in the machine
    I think poor impulse control and inability to think through consequences of action would account for 80% of every interaction with police (the rest being thugs doing thug life). As you said its a freaking quandary when a person who...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    I'm so, so glad I was 100% wrong about the bad side. Hopefully the goods will come to pass....
  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    I agree that for something COVID19 like it would be a non-issue. Robust contact tracing (assuming ubiquitous surveillance for safety etc.) and isolation would be trivial too. You'd have 99% confidence re who was infected before you even started testing,...
  • Commented on What happens now?
    First of all, my feelings go out to all you folks living in the USA This must be such a gut punch, I can imagine the disbelief and horror you're feeling. Back to the original question, as we all do...
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    Have you thought about midi controllers? Some are pretty cheap and if you use python, dotnet or god forbid java you should be pretty covered for apis....
  • Commented on No comment necessary
    I'd settle for a pillow lovingly pressed to his face for 3-5 minutes. Apparently he's one of the few people who has managed to feed on nothing but the hate directed towards him. If the world is just and right...
  • Commented on Roll the dice
    A friend in the middle east described the horror a lot of people there showed around the arrest of Jeffrey Epstein. The poor man was just trying to help his billionaire clients get a taste of novelty to colour their...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    You're not a bad guy. I agree. I was ranting at the fact that the offensively uncivil has become normal, and saying it's abnormal leads to people who are doing ok in the system defending the system. Pirates do something...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    /rant/ There is a big difference between breaking the law and being part of a society. There are norms and forms that make your culture and and guide you in being a good member of society, club member, family member,...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    I'm lucky enough (and it is really rolling double sixes six times in a row kind of luck) that might, all things going well, be out of lock-down in 4 weeks with zero community transmission and the remaining cases being...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    Adelaide has closed the borders to other states (for people), and I'v been lead to believe that schools will be closed (around Australia?) by Thursday. I expect there will be a 5-6 week lockdown announced by the end of next...
  • Commented on A serious question
    I've always loved this idea although I would have thought Darwin or the Pilbra would be a better bet. I assume its Queensland because you can plug into the east coast grid. Once you have a power-line (and the technology...
  • Commented on Sucker bet (a thought experiment)
    I like that idea, its like the SP02 charts or heart rate charts. The heat index numbers are kind of useless without the context of age and activity (until some upper limit). @37c  sitting typing in my indoor/outdoor office -...
  • Commented on Social architecture and the house of tomorrow
    I'd say the minimum for a dwelling are power, waste management and physical protection. On top of that we like partitioned living spaces, and to keep our stuff ordered. If we start heading down the automated communist utopia route I...
  • Commented on Do my Homework
    Children, families and the rights of parents to inflict a f'd up world view/immune system/norms on future adults, and the nature of adulthood. As above, but animals, a future where raising, torturing and murdering millions of sentient beings a day,...
  • Commented on Canned Monkeys Don't Ship Well, the Remix Version
    I like the sail beam. To go double good fast you can then fire captured bits of sail back towards home (avoiding shooting down your incoming sails of course)....
  • Commented on Test Case
    Not a lawyer, and going to ignore the adversarial back pack stickers (mine!). If the car wasn't safe to operate in the environment and for its intended purpose then I would think the manufacturer would be up for criminal and...
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