Jeff Fisher

Jeff Fisher

  • Commented on The crazy years
    "my Uncle" Yea, its frustrating talking to people like that. Really, they are just intentionally lying to your face. Trolling you in real life. I really don't know how to deal with it. It's so rude. I do wonder if...
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    Oh, thats a graph of life expectancy vs year in China. Its an unusual one because this massive life expectancy improvement does not correlate with nearly as strong of an income improvement, as one sees in most nations....
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    I like this for giving communism some credit that it is due, from gapminder: https://www.gapminder.org/tools/#_state_marker_select@_geo=chn&trailStartTime=1800;;&axis/_x_which=time&domainMin:null&domainMax:null&zoomedMin:null&zoomedMax:null&scaleType=time;;;&chart-type=bubbles...
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    "Re: USA RW/GOP - universal healthcare is EEVUL! A few years back started mentioning countries like Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Canada, Australia, etc." I recommend adding Israel to the yes list and Mexico to the no list. Push those buttons!...
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    That was a list of historical realities, not of proposals. And, it wasn't great lumping those two together. It is equally valid to lump the state taking the estate together with distributing it to the entire population. Depends where your...
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    Dealing with estates is one of the fundamental problems human societies all deal with somehow. In the modern western world I think our systems could be summarized (though I'm guessing a lot outside the US) as 'by default estates go...
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    Re: college semi pro sports I agree it's a bad system, but I think the players are the exploited. As described above they seem to be mostly self funded, if not perfectly. Re: that slate article on Germany vs the...
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    I have a hot take on higher education. Higher education costs are NOT up for the past few decades, and the rise before that isn't the real problem. I looked it up for University of Washington, Seattle this year after...
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    "At the level of "I chose my own monitor and keyboard", sure, any monkey can succeed. But motherboard and video card? Do you feel lucky?" I think the key to problem free system building is and always was: buy better...
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    Well (assuming it gets full sometimes), sure, but not everything is always implemented perfectly eh? Anyway not saying that happened, but it would be a funny explanation....
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    Surely cars are abandoned in lots at some rate. With an automated lot if nobody is reviewing the inventory... well... they just stay forever eh? I wonder how many automated lots will review their inventories tomorrow and make it a...
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    The good news is a Trident sub is pretty roomy, more like an ordinary navy ship than the very cramped stereotype. Maybe this changed some at some point, or I'm remembering it wrong. They do 112 day alternating shifts with...
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    30 years ago I toured a Trident submarine. I think somebody I was with asked something about GPS, and one of the officers said that they didn't really use it anymore. He said the inertial navigation system (a box as...
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    A hopeful note: eventually my father rejected this right wing baloney. I think he was saved mostly by a personal interest in science, which exposed a lot of the nonsense he was passed....
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    What really disappointing me about the internet of reality is how ignorant of simple facts most people remain even after it became so much easier to inform yourself. Yesterday there was an editorial in the Seattle times where the editors...
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    Locating a device by wifi means knowing the location of the wifi access point device. Google etc have built a databases of wifi apn locations (maybe by recording gps locations reported by those devices that attach to the apn that...
  • Commented on Dude, you broke the future!
    The lead-damaged generation in the US is 45-65 years old right now. This is also the age range of maximum political power, similarly the upper management of most organizations is in that range. The symptoms are thought to be: aggression,...
  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    Yea, locking down youtube is essential parenting right now. My son started to watch minecraft videos whenever I turned my back, which I didn't much like (just because it is garbage content). Then I realized that that was going to...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    That valve bitcoin rejection letter, so sad. Obviously the volatility is a problem. But transaction fee peaked at $20 last week! !...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    The 3 base DNA codons used by life on earth limit the number of amino acids that could be specified for translation into protein to 64. The usefulness of additional amino acids diminishes as the variety of building blocks needed...
  • Commented on Excuses
    Yea, I do think rubber insulation is bad. Rubber oxidizes away eventually. That's also why duct-tape is useless for ducts. The rubber degrades, it degrades extra quick when warm, like when on a heating duct. Actually even most foil tape...
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    The house inspection I recently got in Seattle (well three of them actually, it's quite something buying a house in Seattle) was quite informative. $300. The inspector actually didn't have any particular fear of knob and tube, if it was...
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    To me using a clothes line is mostly associated with 80 year olds, because my grandmother was the only person I ever saw do it. This reminds me though that need to put one up next summer. Big energy savings,...
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    Random 'where is the hardware' note. I watched a youtube about 'an ordinary middle-class house' near Tokyo. It was fascinating all the little differences in how they do things vs the US. The 'infrastructure' of the house was remarkably external....
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    Re Cuba: when in doubt blame a virus. Re cars: Not sure about manuals being illegal in the US. It is, what? 30,000 deaths a year? That's some political pressure. But the insurance industry will want to start charging a...
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    Oh manual-only cars will be around quite a while, but they won't be built anymore shockingly fast. Are some point I expect they become illegal on the roads, but that's 10 years out. Depends on safety stats I think....
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    Yea, I definitely had a very low productivity last November, and then it started falling again around March. I wonder what the cumulative effect of all this is? Significantly lower growth a few years from now? Re electric cars. I...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    As said above the monster used modified or accessorized semi automatic military style rifles, not actual purpose built fully automatic guns. They are basically shitty machine guns. The military uses real machine guns because they do this better. Imo only...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    With regard to Australia, I think it is critical to pay very great attention to exactly how gun laws change and exactly how gun murders change. Lump the wrong things together and you will get useless results. I looked into...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Monday's mass shooting was a great success for gun control. Actual purpose built fully automatic guns are heavily restricted in the US. They are hard to get and expensive. If that were not the case does anyone seriously doubt that...
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