Unholyguy

Unholyguy

  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    “The point isn't what a smartphone can do, because you are right that they can do almost everything most people want to do almost all of the time, but whether 80% of people can do with ONLY a smartphone” What...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    “ stealing our "Ninth Gate" jokes” A highly highly underappreciated movie...
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    Another factor you aren’t taking into account is ancient civilizations also “wasted” a lot of food too, in the sense that there was a large difference between the potential of a harvest food vs food that actually turned into calories...
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    Your original statement was “For one, you want to instantly increase farm production between 10% and 20%? No problem: send in gleaners, human beings who pick of the large percentage of the crop that the machines miss, damage or nearly...
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    You do realize the link that you posted doesn’t support your initial statement right? That is actually refutes it The cognitive dissonance, it burns.......
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    Here is my source for Amish being primarily dairy farmers https://amishamerica.com/what-foods-and-crops-do-amish-farmers-produce/ Yes they grow corn, to feed cows. Your link does not anywhere quote any statistic about what percent of good crops are wasted by modern combine harvesting. It’s a...
  • Commented on "It'll all be over by Christmas"
    “Let's talk about this. For one, you want to instantly increase farm production between 10% and 20%? No problem: send in gleaners, human beings who pick of the large percentage of the crop that the machines miss, damage or nearly...
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    Sorry forgot the link https://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2016/06/changes-yields-acres-prices-cereal-grains.html...
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    Here is some data on the increase of cereal group yields since 1950 Note that corn has increased by a factor of x3 If it was true that native methods were comparable to modern yields it is impossible to imagine...
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    “ But it is NOT the case that 'modern' farming is all that more efficient in the use of land - what it is, is a hell of a lot more efficient in terms of people. Two examples here:” Just...
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    “Pretty much everywhere” That’s complete bullshit on even cursory inspection For one thing most of the most productive farmland in the America’s wasn’t farmed at all by native Americans. Places like Kansa and Nebraska. Are you saying nomadic buffalo farming...
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    “ pre-Columbian agricultural productivity finds it comparable to the industrial agricultural output per land area” What part of the America’s? It’s kind of a big place The Milpa system certain wasn’t anywhere as efficient as modern systems on land area...
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    “ there was the question of whether they were used like the smatchet from the SOE in WWII, where there were a few attacks, rapidly taught, because the spear was the main weapon anyway ” With a few notable exceptions...
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    “ It's puzzled me for a long time why there is this idea that it was only recently that warriors actually studied how to fight. ” This is not a thing any sane historian ever actually believed. The research just...
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    The Orange one has already backed down and the States will decide when and how lockdowns end The state that will likely take the lead in this is California, since they are furthest along the cycle So far California has...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    The problem with the “fatality rate must be lower” argument is it works the other way too. There are also people, especially older ones, who have died of COVID-19 and not been diagnosed One of the reasons why the Washington...
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    Immortalized in song https://youtu.be/neSUe7dO4v0 I also grew up in Kentucky funnily enough...
  • Commented on COVID-19
    Honey also stores virtually forever and can be bought in bulk Rice is another good one, as are certain kind of beans I usually just go the dehydrated / freeze dried route because I want 30 days of food always...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    The romans lacked cluster bombs, mines and napalm. They were fighting an enemy that in some cases was militarily superior and in others at least equivalent . Any refugee population that attempts to duplicate the migration era will discover the...
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    You could make the primer be an electric ignition device rather then a chemical one if you really wanted to. Remember reading an alternate history once where that was done...
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    One of the ways around the problem of “how do you build the complicated things for the colony” is to make the complicated things (like computer chips) last a very very long time. Like tens of thousands of years long....
  • Commented on So you think you can be a reality TV producer
    Couple of other options for colonist weapons Assuming you are only interested in protecting yourself from the local apex predator you could do pretty well with crossbows and pair them with with exploding heads on the bolts, or turn them...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    “Watches them daub the red paint on their doors without knowing they're doing it. "Rabbitholed a bit last night looking for what texts have survived about [magical] rituals using blood as house protection” It is Passover...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    When Churchill gave up on the battle for France and evacuated via Dunkirk to England was that “hopeless”? Or was that a good strategist accepting a campaign was lost and preparing for the next campaign ? This is no different...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    I’m not giving up I’m saying the time window for preventing the apocalypse with the methods you are offering has passed, that battle is lost, time to move on to the next battle So whether or not you like it,...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    I agree with you I don’t understand why you think what you just said contradicts anything I am saying What the stupid monkeys should be doing and what they are likely to do are very different This doesn’t make the...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    “ That's my cost of decarbonization Het, I already have most of that and have for five years now . Only one electric car rather then two because, range. I have years of experience running a lifestyle like that and...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Yes I believe many small efforts can add up to produce a big result However there is no magic to that, and the left often treats this as semi magical thing . That if you can just get a bunch...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    How you managed to go from what I said to “we want everyone to work toward making the problem worse” is exactly what DavidL was referring to in his “1+1= blue” comment I would love to see people working on...
  • Commented on Introducing Dead Lies Dreaming
    Because it’s false hope dude and false hope is also the enemy If all the people who actually notice the problem and care about it get distracted by doing useless shit it lowers the chance of spending time and effort...
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