Poul-Henning Kamp

Poul-Henning Kamp

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    »The "wife stays home" […]« Which is why the birthrate in Japan is only 1.3...
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    »bad news being these are 3X in terms of footage due to need of wider aisles for machines« Quite the contrary: The are more than 3X the density of human operated storage facilities, because they have narrower aisles, typically double-stack...
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    »Would each of the expert forklift operator instances know that they had just been copied?« Presumably, they would wake up, knowing they just got enough money to never have to drive a f**king forklift ever again ?...
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    »Noodling around I found two different views on that, ranging from creating 90% of the content on the internet by 2026, to running out of training data by 2026.« Most people underestimate porn's share of internet content and traffic. There...
  • Commented on WTF
    »refusing to up the "debt" ceiling?« Which is precisely why the previous house, with bipartisan support, as one of the last acts, raised the debt ceiling preemptively...
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    »I think it is safe to say that any House Republican voting for a Democrat « They would not, they would just have to stay away, since the threshold is half of those /present. This means both that a very...
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    When you see "shops" advertising loudly that their gambling machines has a guaranteed 80% payout, what you are really looking at is a money laundrumat. What the signs really promises is, that if you fill 10000 illicit/black/drug money into their...
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    »What is even the point of a 1/2" socket - every nut or bolt I encounter is either 7/16" or 9/16" (unless it's metric and then the one socket that doesn't fit anything is 12mm.« Some years ago we repaired...
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    »So when did the Anthropocene begin?« Having some people in my circuit who are very invested in that question I can reveal that the question is not the real question: The question is what reveals the trouble with asking that...
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    Happy New Year from Denmark...
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    »Or there is a variation on a Douglas Adams theory« Probably as result of the events in Python's "Time Bandits" :-)...
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    »but Mammonism -- the religiously-mandated pursuit of greed.« As a professional designer of negative feedback regulation, I think the world would better place if we made it the law, that anything which walks like a religion and talks like a...
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    »Anyone seeing similar patterns?« It sometimes becomes a not so subtle change of focus. For instance the NGO's critical of nuclear weapons, (BoAS, FAS etc.) are seeing a very clear drift in both contributions, strings attached thereto and researcher interests....
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    »Covid has been released in China.« Can we talk about that for a moment ? If China spent the "quarantine" period vaccinating as much of the population as they could, this should be a non-event. But from the exponentials it...
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    »On the general subject of domestic heating, has anyone looked into using "radiating wallpaper" ? « Floor-heating is also radiation based heating, which is why you can make do with inlet water temperatures below 30°C: That T⁴ term does real...
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    »10kWh/day« That is quite precisely what our 5yr old top-insulated Danish house used for the heat-pump (heat+water) last year: 3700 kWh from august to august....
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    »The argument that making addictive drugs legal and widely available will lead to less use of them seems odd to me.« Most people find it very hard to admit to doing something illegal. If you ask car-drivers, they were not...
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    »I was recently surprised to learn that the B61-12 precision air-dropped nuke lacks on-board GPS« The people who are responsible for the security (in all senses) of the nukes are very serious, and very smart people, and there are a...
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    »Oh, one point of the B-21 is extra space and a more flexible design for avionics to it CAN go pilot-less in the future.« I thought that was space for Tom Cruise's film-crew ?...
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    »which in turn asks an unwelcome question of why put pilots inside an airframe which might not return to base with less than 90% certainty?« Because of the use-controls on nuclear weapons. Current presidental orders do not allow PAL codes...
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    »Dumping tons of cash into laser-driven inertial-containment fusion[…]« That is a pretty apt description of how they got to the announcement today. Last I heard a lifetime cost for NIF, they were well above $10B already. NIF originated in Reagans...
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    »Today with the local pod needing to be powered,« After Katrina the FEMA FCC laid down rules about how long time decentralized kit needs batteries for. The telcos didn't like it, but FCC and FEMA insisted....
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    »became a signatory to the Bell dismemberment of '86,« That's was the exchange area deregulation, that did not really involve SS7 at all. I was talking about the long distance deregulation in the 1970'ies. The SPC vs. AT&T lawsuits and...
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    »Steam generators in PWRs are replaceable components,« Yes, that's not quite what they said when they built San Onofre, but you are right that steam generators have been replaced but it is hardly routine, and at least three reactors (~1%...
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    »The fuel rods were going to be exposed in a test reactor in Norway for a couple of years to see what happened to them« And true to form for the credibility of the neonuclear fantasts, there have been accusations...
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    You parrot quite precisely the basis on which MSR reactors where originally suggested, as an alternative to the "messy" traditional reactor. However, the fact is that experience has already shown us that very little of what you write holds true...
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    »No-one's even proved that thorium can be fissioned, because, well, it can't.« Not directly, but in the presence of neutrons it happily absorbs one and become Uranium, which can fission. Since most neutrons are "wasted" in a normal nuclear reactor,...
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    »What I vaguely remember is that you are right, and there is so much heavy backwards compatibility stuff in phone systems that doing something about it was next to impossible« Well, it was impossible for a several different reasons. Much...
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    »A commercial molten salt Thorium reactor could be developed at something like 1% of the cost of a commercial fusion reactor« MSR has so far been very underwhelming in practice. The origins of MSR is very much also it's curse:...
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    »I bet nobody ever checks exactly where physics experiments are pointed.« That's not even funny. At Århus university they had an acellerator in the basement and the landscape outside the building was designed to act as shielding. …which it did,...
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