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  • Commented on Decision Fatigue
    Troutwaxer said: Weak AI worked at about the intellectual level of a six-year-old child, but could obey rules and coordinate multiple sensors, such that it could successfully drive a car. We might see weak AI by 2035, but I wouldn't...
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    Howard NYC asked: what do you dear readers see like everywhere...? I avoid people as much as I can. I'm not shopping in person anymore, I'm not eating inside restaurants (not once since 2019). My window to the world is...
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    Howard NYC Said: excuse me whilst I order a case of cheapest vodka and resume daydrinking I've mentioned it a couple of times on this blog. Covid is almost completely avoidable. It's almost completely airborne. So you can avoid it...
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    Re Scottish government powers. They might not be able to hold a referendum, but they do have powers to restrict movement under the Covid emergency. (which is currently worse than ever). Just declare the 50m in from the southern border...
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    Yeah, you've got to be a bit strong willed and avoid using that big space under the house for anything. Certainly not put up walls and such. Really the council should be issuing rectification orders, but if the councillors are...
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    It depends on the construction method, but many mid 20thC houses are built on stumps (piles, piers). In which case jacking the house up is often cost effective. Expensive, but a house that floods regularly isn't worth much while a...
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    I wouldn't be surpised if there's been a fact finding mission to London....
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    "deliberately fucked up" describes a lot of the efforts of my local council....
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    PS I linked to the 2017 Google Street View because by the 2022 GSV image the 30 cm of tar is so broken up that the lane markings are almost gone. They appear to have just sprayed the tar over...
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    I'm not sure if you can see this "gem" my local council constructed. They got a grant from the State government to widen the road to create a dedicated coastal cycle path (the idea was to be able to cycle...
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    Duffy asked: Bonus question: Multiply the number cars on the road in your country by the area of PVCs needed to keep it charged. How big of an area (measured both in square miles/kilometers and as a percentage of your...
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    An aside. Back in the time I'm guessing this story took place, in NSW, (a couple of hours drive south) the limit for learner drivers was 70 km/h. So drivers were used to, and expected to come up on learners...
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    ilya187 said: Odd. I find driving faster than the traffic much more mentally taxing. Me too. Driving a bit below the limit is more relaxing. Riding below the limit is draining....
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    Part/most of the reason riders habitually ride above the speed limit is it reduces the cognitive load. Riding with the flow of traffic demands that you track and evaluate vehicles 360 degrees around you. Riding faster than the traffic you...
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    Just to chime in on greenhouse gases. It's PURELY a political problem "There's not enough money to do it", but the politicians can create money out of nothing any time they want. It's not inherently inflationary if it creates more...
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    Yep. When I stop on a motorcycle I try to arrange myself such that if the car coming from behind doesn't stop I can jump into the next lane, or between the cars in front or whatever, and I leave...
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    Oh, and "but you can't put it out" 1, who cares? The car is a write off the instant fire starts regardless of the fuel. The insurers own it now. 2, who cares? It's not your job to put it...
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    Re exploding battery cars. It's worth considering for a moment what actually happens. It's tempting to say, the oxidiser and fuel are right there, which is the same as explosives, so it's just a bomb and the best case is...
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    icehawk said: people being beaten to death for being gay was not uncommon. Happened to a friend. 2pm, busy city centre, plenty of CCTV, cops utterly uninterested. Was at a time when bands of cops were going out gay bashing...
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    Pigeon said: Maybe I should be saying something like: following a crash which renders the people unable to get out of the car under their own steam (whether because of injury or because of the car being mangled around them),...
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    Pigeon said: Do we actually have any decent data on the relative incidence of conflagrations following comparably destructive crashes for lithium vs. petrol? Not really. The problem is definitions, and no one can agree. Tesla crashes into a house, hits...
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    Thomas Jørgensen said: Use the actual railroads for that. If I was boss of everything, and/or redesigning everything, I'd have rail for most everything. Flat 30 km/h speed limit for all (including pedalecs) non emergency vehicles (with speed limiters). Rail...
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    The other significant thing about Queensland is that it's publicly owned electricity system means that each component can be evaluated for the contribution it makes to the system rather than evaluated only on if that particular thing is a profit...
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    John's said: She was convicted of defrauding rich people. Interesting to compare the pair. (I know it's different jurisdictions) A few rich people lost some money they could easily afford to lose, to a scheme they knew carried risk. 11...
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    Heteromeles said: Problem is, all the good dam sites, and a lot of bad ones, were built in the US by the 1970s Good sites for pumped hydro and good sites for hydro don't have a great deal of overlap....
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    What Moz said... Plus I'd add re the objection that you don't have enough water, and related, someone might steal it, seawater. Obviously seawater brings its own issues, but there's lots of it, and if you arrange things right, you...
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    Florafungian? Fungiflorian?...
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    Interesting. I read it as slime molds, fungi and plants. My brain imagined root systems that I already know work that way (as does any gardener who has had a plant escape out the bottom of a pot). Then after...
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    JohnS said: Some people just need to realize pumped storage is NOT the UNIVERSAL panacea solution they think it is. "Panacea solutions" rarely ARE panaceas. In my experience the conversation generally goes something like, "we need a program of support...
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    Thank you....
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