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  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    I expect even the AI of 2050 to have blind spots that are obvious to people, while seeing lots of things that people just don't notice. As far as I am concerned, it is a feature, not a bug. An...
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    Odd. I find driving faster than the traffic much more mentally taxing than driving with the traffic. Least taxing is driving slightly slower than the traffic....
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    Granite is strictly superior to concrete and far too common a rock for mankind to ever run out Hate to say it, but if/when someone gets serious about building with granite, the fact that granite is RADIOACTIVE!! will suddenly become...
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    I was wondering about it too. Child Abuse Images?...
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    Greg Bear has died...
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    Remember I wrote in the previous thread that Zeihan seems to believe that every trend will continue forever? Well, literally first 30 seconds of this video confirm this. Yes, CURRENTLY most of the rare-earth elements which go into EV's come...
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    What is GC in this context?...
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    I own an EV, and I agree with Thomas Jorgenson -- it is an AWFUL idea. If sucking electricity out of my car is done involuntarily, I would absolutely unplug it overnight. I do not care that my electricity bill...
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    anyone know where I could buy lego in bulk (3000+ pieces) cheaper? Go to ebay and put "lego bulk lot" into search bar. They sell Legos by the pound. https://www.ebay.com/itm/175225187963?hash=item28cc3c2e7b...
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    saw the crater- realised it wasnt a cruise missile- so rhetoric saying it was is Dangerous. crater too shallow for the sort of things the Russians are sending. it being lined up with powerlines Do you have a link to...
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    This, incidentally, is the Otpor! critique of Occupy What is "Otpor!"? As it happens, "otpor" is a Russian word which means "backlash" or "counterattack" -- generally, violent response to something....
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    could be argued The Boring Company failed. And his solar power thing. Both were relatively small side ventures, and they did not fail completely. To the extent they did fail, they did not actually hurt Musk. If anything, these failures...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    Oh, I am well aware that Retief is a satire. It's just that brand of humor does not work for me. Likewise, I can't stand most of "Saturday Night Live" and (blasphemy, I know) "Princess Bride"....
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    I've read some of the Stainless Steel Rat books, though not the one in question, and they often seem to involve settings which are even more untogether than ones in which such things are recorded to have happened in history,...
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    An awful lot of scams are everlastingly valid, and still rumble on at similar rates of occurrence for centuries, evolving their equivalent of different coats to continue to match their environment. Like pathogenic organisms, which are basically the same thing...
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    Around 1980, in a computer class, we heard about the programmer, unnamed, bank unnamed, year, unmentioned, who wrote the bank's code to round all fractional pennies down, and deposit it in an account he created I started college in fall...
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    would there have been any point to a Marshall Plan for Russia in the early 1990s? I am pretty certain Marshall Plan in early 1990's Russia would have worked. Communism was completely discredited; ordinary Russians had nothing but contempt for...
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    This is a nice example of the kind of thinking that rural communities resent. You are right, it is. Do you have a better idea? My wife is from the kind of background we are talking about here. And she...
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    rural communities already receive more per capita resources from the government than urban ones do Yes. But in my experience, most of them flat-out refuse to believe it. And some claim that receiving more per capita IS their fair...
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    Billionaires emit a million times more greenhouse gases than the average person, study finds That's a bit misleading. The "million times" figure comes from all the stuff billionaires own, as in "investment". Greenhouse emissions from the yachts and the mansions...
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    I'll jump on my bike in September, trek south and spend the winter warmer and cheaper, come march I bike home again. If your southern migration destination is actually CHEAPER, how is that a failure mode? Sounds more like an...
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    --Settle immigrants in the abandoned homes (primarily from the Mediterranean)... --Maintain empty houses as vacation homes (Also Mediterranean). Can you elaborate on this? How is it done and where? Especially the second part -- who actually owns and maintains these...
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    Charlie -- Apologies that my off-handed critique of Peter Zeihan suddenly created a new strange attractor!...
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    vessels with nobody aboard are currently in maritime law classed as abandoned. Seems like a simple solution -- include a small living quarters with one or two caretakers. It would be a very small expense, and the ship cannot be...
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    I looked at Zeihan's books and was not very impressed. He is smart, but seems to believe that every trend will continue forever. One of his claims is that US will lose interest in patrolling high seas [which I concur...
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    Soviet Block woman runner who somehow had an "unfair advantage" because she had an extra 'X' chromosome Huh? AFAIK, triple-X chromosome causes learning disability, not physical advantage of any kind....
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    I thus wonder what said loons take is on the late & still-missed Ian Banks "Culture" novels is, where people can be either & change between "sides" - though, IIRC it takes a bit of time - a month or...
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    What was the job, and what relevance did this question have to the job?...
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    My wife and I looked through those and played a fun game of "which couple do we aspire to be." We settled on the lady with the purple petticoat and her mad-scientist husband having coffee. My wife looked at that...
  • Commented on Strong and Stable!
    One incredible Bolsonaro achievement: Imagine being part of a political generation which includes Trump, Erdogan, MBS, Netanyahu, Putin, Xi, Modi, and Orban and having by far the most unpleasant, fascistic personality. Whoever wrote it forgot Rodrigo Duterte, but this does...
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