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  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Re: 'Like little genetic islands.' Whenever I hear/read about some organism/animal overrunning a geographic area I think about Australia's rabbit problem. In this particular instance - the discussion among you, Heteromeles and EC - I was wondering whether any microbe...
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    Re: 'You don't need an ISBN to publish via Kindle --' Okay, thanks for the info. I just read the Wikipedia article that paws4thot linked to. Pretty different from my impression that all books had ISBNs if only for making...
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    Re: 'pseudobooks' So ISBNs don't matter/get checked on Amazon?...
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    Re: '... picked up dead pheasant,' May not be a good idea these days ... all that avian flu going around. Ditto for venison. Over here (NA) the large majority of the deer that have been sampled have tested positive...
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    RE: '... ongoing project since 2017 called "e-krona". It's still being evaluated whether it's a viable solution. ... availability' Interesting - thanks! Apart from 'availability' (electricity?), I'm assuming they'll also be examining other adoption and performance metrics. Would be interesting...
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    Re: '[Robodebt] .. No one even looks like being charged.' My impression is that this is still an on-going investigation/exploration. Should be easy enough to find where the report/complaint saying that the robodebt activity was unethical got stopped. IME, reports...
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    Have read only the first 100 posts, so apologies if the below have already been discussed and shelved. Space-X - If EM gets into deeper financial straits (chain reaction starting with Twitter, Tesla), I'm guessing that the US Gov't (NASA)...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Re: '... big companies will wrap themselves in the mantle of small town America' Wondering whether reliance on the dogma that good jobs can only come from big agra/mining has been so baked into the local culture at this point...
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    Re: '... Covid may increase the possibility of hair loss, but does not require it.' Understood - ditto for all of the other symptoms/effects. Zoomed with a former colleague who mentioned losing lots of hair. Stuff like this isn't usually...
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    Re: '... the amount of infrared emitted by a light source (of ANY type) is proportional to its electrical power.' Thanks! Was just wondering whether street LED lamps might have been designed to emit specific wavelengths sorta like grow-lights. Also...
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    Re: 'Continued vaccine results at these death rates among MAGA republicans will result in even more pronounced Republican voter deficits in 2024.' Excellent summary - thanks! I haven't clicked the links yet, i.e., this question may also have been answered,...
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    Re: '... now brighter in VIIRS data collected from orbit than it was 5 years ago.' Just looked up VIIRS (Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite) - I'm guessing that the increased 'brightness' could be an increase in the heat around...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Re: 'I too buy a poppy.' Me too. I usually buy at least a couple each year because they fall off/out easily....
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    Re: 'I'll stick with the numbers coming from the OBR. Them, I trust.' Agree - they seem more trustworthy based on the little that I've read about them. About differing rules across tax jurisdictions - yes, and that's why in...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Re: 'Those are easy, but with car headlamps you have the problem that the optics were designed for an emitter whose size and radiation pattern are very different ...' Seems there's a similar issue with street lights in at least...
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    Re: 'cough - I am NOT "Greg Bear" the noted SF writer! You may have a typo there ....' Oops! Yeah - that was a typo or my mind/hands went their separate ways for a moment. Sorry about that. :)...
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    Re: 'Or was that a result rather than a cause - once your country is run by people who see asset concentrations as opportunities for looting, ...' Part of the problem is that depending on which accounting 'rules' you follow...
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    Renewable energy Best news I've read in a long while: 'The costs of making electricity from sunlight or wind have fallen sharply enough to make them competitive with fossil fuels. In most of the world, building a new solar farm...
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    Re: '... adding up the total number of them and seeing if ANY races are closer than that count. If not they will not change anything.' Makes sense - thanks! A couple of states had over a million mail-in ballots...
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    Re: 'States that didn't get this [mail-in votes] done have someone(s) who just don't want it to happen.' More complicated than that. See article below. https://www.npr.org/2022/11/08/1134235552/midterm-election-results-pre-canvassing-ballot-processing Why they're using the term 'pre-canvassing', I don't understand - makes it much easier...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    RE: 'Civilian Conservation Corps' Sounds like a good idea. I was thinking something along the lines of 'gap year', 'sabbatical' or spending a year at a kibbutz (if that's still done now that most are privatized). My impression is that...
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    RE: '... a society in which everybody is free ... time' A lot of hierarchy is time management, as in: whoever manages your time, controls your life whether they're paying you or not. WRT time - my perception is that...
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    Sorry about the typos, sentence fragments - in a hurry....
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    Re: '... off-handed critique of Peter Zeihan' Just did a quick scan of his book - sorta sounds like a different take on Jared Diamond's 'Guns, Germs & Steel'. May check if the local library has a copy. 'Apocalypse' or...
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    Rw: '... rabbit-holing quite happily in ... Catcoatgenetics' Thanks! One trait (fur) and so many possible reasons why - very interesting....
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    Re: 'The bigots who are convinced that all XX people are men and all XY people are female don’t react well to learning about XX males.' Geez, wonder what they'd make of an XXY (Jacob's Syndrome) or an XYY, XXYY...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Re: '"I don't understand this but it's safe to ignore it" and "I don't understand this and I really need to".' Or 'I have a good overall idea of what this is and have the vocabulary to talk to/hire an...
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    Re: 'This review of The Hungry Brain' Great review - thanks! Much more info than typically included. Also, since the reviewer mentioned that there were other factors, makes me want to get this book when I pick up the pterry...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Re: 'Let it [Twitter] burn.' Yeah, sure ... People want quick universally accessible and somewhat privacy protected ways of obtaining updates and communicating based on interests without having to share out more personally identifying info. Not sure there's a comparable...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Re: '... epidemilogical data doesn't help to separate them.' Epidemiological data is a pretty good starting point. At a minimum, epidemiological data shows that individual folk can differ on more than one dimension even though (historically) a lot of scientific...
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