RonaldP

RonaldP

  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Lyme can get ugly. It seems that going into ketosis can help, Tim Ferriss (who is essentially a professional human guinea pig for all manner of things) found that it helped him, when nothing else worked. Here are some links...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Regarding she of many names, sometimes they say interesting and useful things, other times they seem to be trying to prove how cool and smart they are. Being deliberately obtuse isn't useful, communicating is about figuring out how to make...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Yanis is great, I highly recommend his writing. Author, professor, finance minister, economist in residence at Valve (yes, the game company), worth following....
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Perhaps change providers? 2.2 is EOL, no patches or evaluation of security risks after December 2017 at the latest. Granted, RH or Ubuntu will keep patching their LTS releases, but Apache isn't helping....
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Summer of 2015 I was saying that the only chance the Republicans had was Clinton vs Trump, and I still think that was right. She'd have beaten the rest of them, Sanders would have too, and mopped the floor with...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Hillary was farther to the right than Obama, and, much like Trump has, would have bombed everyplace. I didn't vote for her, though I said that if you thought you might live in a swing state, you should vote for...
  • Commented on Happy 21st Century!
    Anthrax is most of the way there. The inhaled version will kill 95% of military aged males in under 24 hours and isn't communicable, but I suspect you will end up releasing some amount of spores as or when you...
  • Commented on Not dead but dreaming
    Yes, but as I understand it, they tested with Courier, which is a monospaced font, and typographical convention says that you use two spaces after a period with a monospaced font. With a proportional spaced font, you only use a...
  • Commented on Solarpunk rising, or how to turn boring bureaucratic meetings into creative fodder
    Do panels really need cleaning in most environments? Google did a study (I'm assuming in Silicon Valley, a semi arid environment (30cm/12" average annual rain fall, give or take), and found that if you tilt the panels a bit, you...
  • Commented on Server upgrade coming
    I believe you are wrong. Chrome has for quite some time included a list of real google certs, and it's been in the news about nations that try to snoop with bogus certs getting caught that way. But since everyone...
  • Commented on Test Case
    Taking over can take as much as 15 seconds, for car, just stopping is probably best, and then let the monkey take over....
  • Commented on Test Case
    The driver will not help Uber, or any other company. In the USA, you have what is called deeper pockets liability, where even if you are only found 1% at fault, if the other defendants cannot pay their share, you...
  • Commented on Test Case
    If you want some very good thinking about autonomous cars, I highly recommend this blog, here's the post about the death in Arizon: http://ideas.4brad.com/new-facts-and-questions-uber-robocar-fatality Turns out it's a 45mph zone, and it seem like the car should have seen her...
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    Well, is the F-35 like the F-4, or the F-111? I'm thinking more like the F-111, crippled by having too many masters to satisfy. https://medium.com/war-is-boring/is-the-f-35-joint-strike-fighter-the-new-f-4-75aee4a354bc...
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    Does the F-35 have any non simulated capabilities beyond flight at present? I believe the answer is no. When the F-35 has shown a reasonable capability to replace the A-10, it might be time to retire the A-10. But, given...
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    So, there are two kinds of environments, there is the lowish threat one the A-10 is in now, and that it's great for, though a flying crop duster might have a better ROI (but, loose a few aircraft and pilots...
  • Commented on New publication dates (and audiobook news)
    Regarding womens menstual cycles syncing up, if they do, it's not simple and straightforward https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/do-women-who-live-together-menstruate-together/...
  • Commented on New publication dates (and audiobook news)
    There is always "Extreme Dentistry" https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1928011012/ only $2.99 on kindle, it was a fun read....
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    But you get something for all that weight, for example, a Smart Car will demolish a Volvo 240 in a offset frontal collision (and the 240 makes your Moris look like the deathtrap it was), and is a much nicer...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    And given HVDC charging, why would you bother switching out batteries? A company tried that, and failed. Tesla was designed to make that easy, but there just isn't a point when 12 minutes gets you an 80% charge, and a...
  • Commented on Why I barely read SF these days
    A note for people about electric cars: They all have high voltage DC charging capacity, which typically will get you 80% in 12 minutes, and 100% in less than 30, so, a bathroom and snack break. There are 3 standards,...
  • Commented on The crazy years
    Not sure how hard the skill is to pick up, but you can build a rifle that can do it for around $1000. Now a range to practice at is harder, in the San Francisco Bay area, for example, most...
  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    Well, undoctored, raw images as a thing? Bonded cameras and chains of custody? It's going to get scary weird....
  • Commented on What can possibly go wrong?
    So, any way out? Because this makes me fear that we will end up looking back fondly on the Trump administration. And the current levels of marketing. We'll leave the planet to people who don't use the internet, at all....
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    That would be https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AEREON_26 and covered in John McPhee's The Deltoid Pumpkin Seed....
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    Yeah, I saw a 20 year old pickup with 330,000 miles on it on Craig's list for $10k. Serious diesel towing setup, expected to last a million miles, and in very nice shape. So, the right one can, in the...
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    I believe it was 42 volts, but they couldn't make switches that were reliable enough, arcing is a big issue with DC switching, and it died....
  • Commented on Paging Agent 007
    I'm not sure why you think finding a charger is so difficult. Tesla seems to have plenty, at least from a distance perspective. https://www.tesla.com/en_GB/findus#/bounds/65,55,34,-11,d?search=supercharger&name=Europe...
  • Commented on Catching Up
    Yeah, what passes for fire safety is rather shocking, You cannot do that sort of cladding in the USA or Germany, for example, and I'd expect sprinklers are a requirement on something like that here, and dedicated fire stairs (well,...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Nightmare Stacks
    An unexpected outcome that was not universally viewed as good by traders, markets always drop. For some reason, the US stock market thought Trump would be good, they are coming to realize that isn't true....
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