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  • Commented on Covid on Mars
    Re: 'why you believe this.' Because AIs wouldn't forget or misremember or change the data set every single time they 'recalled' and re-saved it the way that humans do. I'm thinking of AIs as data storage, compiling and computational (stat-testing)...
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    Re: '... in any space colony, there are going to be people who are invalided out of the astronaut corps:' Agree - however I think it's risky to stack the overseer/admin role with any one particular demographic, area of expertise,...
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    Re: 'If you care about *anything*, a society without administrative tasks ...' Major problem is that what counts as 'important' in admin is usu. not what matters in evaluating the health/well-being of the human state(1). Admin is also typically fixated...
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    Re: 'What is our overall purpose(s) for being on Mars?' The 'why' and 'how' should be clearly spelled out well before any semi-permanent settlement because that will define the culture as well as environmental consequences going forward. Previous massive 'explorations'...
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    Re: 'If you can point to some single bit of kit that if it fails, you die, find a different way of doing things.' Thanks for posting this - very interesting reading! Paul (749) Re: 'And the worker's mental models...
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    Re: 'I got the first Covid vaccine today. Next one in three weeks, Feb 13.' Glad to hear - keep us posted and stay well/safe!...
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    Re: '... we just don't know enough about humans in low gravity to commit to months or years without any way to return to free fall or Earth gravity.' Agree. Plus, the only data we have is for screened-for-good-health (mostly...
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    Dumb question time: How fast can we work on Mars? The only factual videos I've ever seen of people living/working in low or zero gravity look as though everyone is moving in slo-mo. Is this slo-mo a necessary adaptation or...
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    Re: ' ... ex-astronaut Julie Payette had two sons after leaving the Canadian Astronaut Corps and having been on two shuttle missions for a total of 25 hours.' Thanks! Wonder how her kids are - she's made headlines recently. (Not...
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    Re: 'Valentina Tereshkova, Svetlana Savitskaya and Liu Yang' Can't find any info on their progeny via a regular search....
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    Re: '... we still don't know what the effects are going to be on life expectancy or health in what was previously "old age"' Agree - for now all we have is info from short space missions which show that...
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    Re: 'Exo-womb angle' Personally know couples who've had preemies or very low birth weight babies. Couldn't find a medical/science review article but the below covers some major points. https://www.healthlinkbc.ca/health-topics/zx3825 We've a long way to go before exo-wombs are a safe...
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    Re: 'Mars' gravity' Okay - it will be more expensive than shipping from the zero gravity on asteroids. Mars' gravity well is approx. 32% of Earth's so at least shipping from Mars to Earth would be cheaper than shipping from...
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    Re: 'Cancers -- ' Agree - the list of cancer types, sub-types, sub-sub-types keeps growing. And a treatment for one sub-type may not work for some other sub-type. My impression is that it was 'treatment-restance' that actually led researchers into...
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    Re: 'How does Elon make a profit from his Mars Colony?' Mount Olympus is a huge volcano and if Martian volcanoes develop similarly to, including of similar ingredients to those on Earth: gold*, diamonds, zinc, copper, etc. all of which...
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    Re: 'I haven't had a thorough report on the 140 pardons he just gave.' Here's the list: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/1/20/trump-pardons-73-commutes-sentence-for-70-others-full-list...
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    Re: 'Do we keep multi-tracking, set up more refrigerated infrastructure, or what?' All of the above. Because various cancers are also likelier, we'll need more work on altering, boosting, storing, slowing the ageing/re-invigorating every component of the immune system. Because...
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    Re: 'How do you imagine fMRI and CRISPR could be combined? Which reactions do you want to observe in real time, and how do you imagine using CRISPR and fMRI to do that? And what do you want the nanobots...
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    Re: 'History of Criss-cross:' Now that's a novel auto-correct snafu - was supposed to be CRISPRCas. More interesting still is that the auto-correct happened sometime between when I re-read and then pressed 'submit'. Weird....
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    Wrote this up before reading others’ comments - apologies if these ideas have already been discussed and discarded. Key assumption: rates of tech development and medical research will continue at at least the same rate as over the past 40-50...
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    Re: ' ... regardless of whether the actual education I received was better,' Some time ago I looked up the educational backgrounds of US Nobel Laureates*: most did not go an Ivy League/Russell Group school for their undergrad. Many -...
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    Re: '[University] Management gets a lot more, esp. upper management ...' Yeah - seems to be the same progression as HMOs. Surprised no one mention 'Trump University' as an indicator of: 'Something scammy is going on here, maybe we need...
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    Re: '... create a generation of long-term debtors.' A couple of questions: 1- Why do so many kids living near good universities insist on going to a university outside their state/country where they will have to pay the much higher...
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    Re: 'He likes to destroy stuff if he can see a profit in it.' Yes - apart from the GDP, DT often mentioned the stock market. Some time ago I read that there was a very strong correlation between number...
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    Re: 'loyal subordinates' Wonder what their CVs read like - job responsibilities, achievements, etc. Unlikely I'll see them on LI mostly because they'll probably retrace their job histories and go back to where they came from or similar....
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    Re: 'Trump be handed over to the ICC.' Once DT can no longer hide behind his diplomatic privileges and visits a foreign country that does have a history of complying with the ICC then he could be handed over or...
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    Re: 'So what happens if a cop saunters up with an arrest warrant and a pair of handcuffs?' Check the IDs and paperwork very, very thoroughly before releasing becuz part of the heroic freedom-fighter myth this bunch seems to have...
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    Re: 'Where IQ 45 go to? ... Anchorage ... the range of that Cessna ...Possible?' Seattle/Tacoma and then NKorea? Alternate scenario since DT's making a big show about going to Florida is Brazil. Bolsonaro and DT are soul(less)-mates - see...
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    Re: 'Bitcoin transactions' Thanks - appreciate the explanation!...
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    Re: "a stochastic autocoup"; Saw this link on a news site - weird in a Suarez 'Daemon' sense. I'm unfamiliar with the site below and have zero understanding of how bitcoin actually works, i.e., thought bitcoin was untrackable in addition...
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