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  • Commented on Sucker bet (a thought experiment)
    As first step, I would hire as consultant a certain science fiction author with a knack for futurology to use his small but well followed blog to start collecting promising ideas. I'm sure he would be smart enough to not...
  • Commented on Upcoming events
    Actually commercial vehicles (trucks and busses) don't engine brake. They have special devices call retarders that use hydraulics to dissipate most of the kinetic energy before brake pads start to work. On such big vehicles engine breaking would be too...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    I have been a satisfied customer of Runbox for a couple of years, registering my domain with them. Based in Norway, very privacy oriented (at least they market themselves as such). They offer about one hundred aliases already with the...
  • Commented on The Nakamoto Variations
    Variant 1) Satoshi Nakamoto is a left-leaning science fiction writer with a strong IT background. Bitcoin are his way to cause a financial crisis and the collapse of the current capitalist model before current existing AI (big corporations) transform and...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    Thanks for the clarification. I was suspecting something like that, but those energy sources have low marginal costs for production, the levelized energy cost should be still higher than 16$/MWh. So who paid for the investment? China government (directly or...
  • Commented on Unforeseen Consequences and that 1929 vibe
    A bitcoin is generated every ten minutes (the computational difficulty is scaled according to total mining power to keep generation frequency roughly constant). If cited figures for BTC network are correct, that means that every btc needs about 600MWh of...
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