Jeff Fisher

Jeff Fisher

  • 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...
  • Commented on Excuses
    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...
  • Commented on Excuses
    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,...
  • Commented on Excuses
    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....
  • Commented on Excuses
    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...
  • Commented on Excuses
    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....
  • Commented on Excuses
    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...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    "And at what point can we expect some kind of change which a conservative will notice and react to as if it is an emergency?" *bringing all cynicism cores online at maximum output* When they can use it as a...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Also (with the new aca trashing bill) the really big cuts are set for 2027, which helps with the 10 year deficit projections of the giant tax cut bill for the rich they hope to do next. Impossible to say...
  • Commented on A bright and shiny hell
    Music streaming services do more than just let you listen. They take care of organizing the collection, sharing mix tapes, borrowing other people's taste, being a collection vastly larger than you would ever own, and available on all your devices...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    You are still 'both siding'. The Democrats won't want to vote no because they are an ordinary political party that tries to solve problems....
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    "I'd expect payback from the democrats" That's a 'both sides' argument. Very bad look these days. Obstructing a disaster relief package is historically rare. The modern Republican party has changed that. But only the Republican party. Voting against disaster relief...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    During future floods the cars all drive themselves to higher ground. This creates a new type of disaster, the "car stampede"....
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    Here is the red cross guide on repairing a flooded house: https://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4540081_repairingFloodedHome.pdf Looks to be what Boyd Nation wrote. Seems like a lot of them are likely to be repairable, but it won't be cheap and it will take a...
  • Commented on Houston: what are the long-term consequences?
    "I think that the deregulated and no-zoning economic miracle of Texas which made Texas exempt from the pain of the Great Recession" Is that really what people in Texas think about the recent crisis? I've read a fair bit about...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Improving air leakage also immediately makes a home more comfortable, another reason not to worry to much about it paying for itself. A 1920 apartment I had in Chicago went from very uncomfortable to fine with about $80 of fixing...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Disposable plastic window sealer works surprisingly well. Doesn't look great. I expect pressure fit inside storm windows, as others have described are better looking and worth it over not very long. They can be made of plexiglass and last for...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    Re the US ACA/Obamacare: The Republicans would have just kept executing the plan from previous years: repeated show votes to repeal that they know will be vetoed. The practical difference is a competent federal administration that backs the program, rather...
  • Commented on The End of the British nuclear deterrent?
    Random Trump/Brexit observation: I've been getting a lot of UK recruiter communications recently. Getting a lot more from around the world, but the UK used to be quite rare and now is very common. The general uptick is, of course:...
  • Commented on Ever Young?
    Echoing: children. I expect for the great majority of people that is the transition from 'young adult' to 'for real adult'. It's also the most obvious model from your own childhood right? The adults were all the people taking care...
  • Commented on Updating a classic
    I think the update misses the mark a bit. The original is all about how every individual can subtly sabotage, the update seems to assume you are running the place. So: Nurture Defects: *Apply the fact that defects are more...
  • Commented on Long range forecast
    Agree with a previous poster. 'Hyperinflation' is a word with a specific meaning. Rapid general increase in prices. That obviously isn't happening worldwide. This is not the kind of problem one could possibly overlook. In fact inflation has been very...
  • Commented on The Future Is Not American
    Yea, I'm aware that history did not go directly from the Hapsburgs to the Nazis (not that I know very much about the austro-hungarian empire). I just meant in the sense of reducing the popularity of all things 'germanic' and...
  • Commented on The Future Is Not American
    I'd say the Spanish empire does have a large influence. Maybe not on Britain, but certainly in the Americas. Perhaps the Nazis spoiled it for the hapsburgs?...
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