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I played that game a lot as a kid. Especially Party Land ... because I liked the colors and the music.

And I wasn't that good.


I have specifically gone out of my way to maintain a grease monkey script that hides all sorts of things from Facebook. Ads, yes, but also all the other “people you may know”, “suggested for you” and other garbage. It has substantially reduced the time I spend on Facebook, because it’s a lot harder for me to get sucked in, while still allowing me to see the things my actual friends are posting, rather than a post from a company that my friend liked.

There is plenty of serious objection to mask mandates, the literature on the subject was unanimously against universal masking.

It is absolutely possible to find examples of positive correlation between mask use and lowered spread, but it's also possible to find examples of the opposite, and of no difference.

If it works, why are there so many cases where it just doesn't?


> ...they’re more likely to be renters by choice.

So, being unable to afford a house, even with a 6-figure salary, and thus renting is a "choice" now? Hmmm. I'm sure many people choose to rent, but I feel like most renters, especially those with good salaries, do so because the cost of ownership is too damn high these days, and the tax incentives aren't what they used to be.


As mentioned, Redpanda, which is a Seastar-based Kafka.

Also, Red Hat's Ceph's replacement, "Crimson"

https://docs.ceph.com/en/latest/dev/crimson/crimson/


It seems pretty obvious that most of the folks owning/operating retail or restaurants come out of the industry.

What's being argued isn't that point: rather, it's the question of how many workers move to better positions in that industry.

Even if 100% of the people running restaurants/retail come from within the industry, that fact has nothing to say about how many within the industry make that move to owning operating.


I am in rural part of Bellevue, and I got symmetric gbit from Ziply. Works like a charm, but lacks IPv6.

It takes at least a decade to build a modern nuclear power plant from planning to regular operation.

A modern reactor block has a net capacity of about 1.3 GW. Last year, 1.4 GW net have been installed in just wind power in Germany. Sure that's not a good comparison, since both over-provisioning and storage have to be accounted for, but it just goes to show how quickly alternatives can be scaled up (side note, the newly installed capacity in 2017 was 5.3 GW).

The problem with nuclear power is logistics and time. There's only so many specialists for planning and building nuclear facilities plus most countries simply cannot afford to have more than dozen or so under construction at any given time.

The countries that'd benefit the most from cheap and reliable electricity ae incidentally countries that can neither afford nor operate nuclear power for various reasons. That's not just political instability and lack of expertise, but also geography. You need stable ground and cooling, so dry regions with seasonal flooding are off the table.

Not to mention the enormous amount of additional infrastructure, from substations to stable grids. Oh, and nuclear reactors are crap at load following so unless you have substantial baseload (e.g. heavy industry), you'd need somewhere to dump excess electricity.


Goodness me, that's a blast from my very distant past! The venerable MILC code is still available: https://web.physics.utah.edu/~detar/milc/milc_qcd.html

1) I feel like you know that is an oversimplification, and therefore you are not arguing in good faith... Something I would really like to not do here.

2) Even if we assume that a $15 minimum wage would eliminate a notable number of jobs, elimination of jobs is not equivalent to unemployment. We, as a society, are okay with, going by your own argument, eliminating all the $5/hour jobs (with state minimum wages being $7.25+) because it does not lead to significantly less overall employment. Do you have evidence this would not also be true with a $15 minimum wage?


Because we're replacing them with machines. Labor is expensive in some countries. So expensive that as a business owner you want to avoid hiring as much as possible.

fwiw, this is what we do in Dark [1]. We store (serialized) ASTs, then then we pretty print them in the editor. This converts the AST into tokens that you see on your screen, complete with configurable* indentation, line-length, etc. Code would be displayed according to your config* and the same code displayed differently to a different developer looking at the same code.

[1] https://darklang.com

* I haven't actually enabled users to configure this, but it's just some variables called 'indent' and `lineLength` in the code


I somehow doubt his work was unknown in the Soviet Union, as he worked in the Cybersyn project in Chile, before the US-sponsored military coup ensured it'd not happen.

Less than half of the US owned their own homes before the 1940's, after which more than 65% of people owned their own homes.

If we go back past the 1900's, the only workers that consistently owned their own property were farmers. Mortgages didn't become a thing until after the 1860's, and it wasn't until the 1890's that they became common. Before mortgages, workers did not have the lump sum of money required to purchase a home.


> over time it has come to use more personal signals to zero in on relevant results

I am specifically disinterested in existing within an echo chamber.

When I search for a topic, I am looking for information that is most faithful to objective reality. A detailed explanation of the limits of our current understanding, or why my understanding / model is inadequate is orders of magnitude more valuable to me than something that will affirm that I am a smart, special person. Google used to be exceptionally capable of delivering those kinds of results, even if it took some work refining search terms. Over the preceding decade, their effectiveness in this regard has significantly diminished.


HTTPS encrypts the host? Thought you had to know where to go to open that secure transmission. It's enough for your ISP to know you went to "pornhub.com" for example.

The outer part was the projectile; the slug was the target. Making it the other way around - the way most of us always assumed it would have worked - would have forced the ring into criticality. So it is an easy concept, but the first guess is almost bound to be the wrong one.

> To deny that reality is just as toxic a mindset.

It's not actually. One produces individuals who constantly complain about any perceived injustice. And another produces people who strive to improve themselves in the face of adversity.


Bet more than a few in Germany are going to regret shutting down nuclear....

I highly recommend this service as well.

The physics of storing equivalent weights of gas versus solids make it quite impractical to store meaningful amounts (on the scale of billions of tons) of it as gas; the fact that CO2 is just 28% carbon and 72% oxygen is comparably a minor issue but doesn't help as well.

Perhaps you can avoid "unburning" it by some other chemical process (which is why I was asking this) but simply pumping the CO2 somewhere does not seem a reasonable option, the only place on Earth that can easily hold that much of CO2 gas is the general atmosphere where it already resides.


I won't fuck without a condom, and I won't browse without an ad blocker.

If there were no ad blockers I'd stop using the internet for the same reason I stopped watching broadcast and cable television: too many ads.


It seems insane how quickly they did it. How long did it take for YouTube to reach 1B MAUs?

That makes me sad. I learnt to drive in the Mk 1, it was a really nice car. The current crop are just plain fugly.

Not if the externality is priced in for each of those products.

To me, it sounds like it's hard to make it matter to anyone if the company does ok, or merely cruises along. Is it in my best interest to take the company forward? Why? The higher up you look in the hierarchy, it's just either people who don't understand what's going on, or ruthless exploiters.

Sure, I see what could be done better. Sure, I could drive a meandering path there. Sure, I could somehow convince the opponents of my ideas that they actually came up with them, and they would then drive those with gusto. But why would I do that? What difference does it make?

Mastery, autonomy and purpose. There's none of that in the soul sucking corporate experience.


While I think Cloudflare could do some really cool things here, I'm uneasy with having yet another huge Internet presence parsing my emails.

Same for me, but all google searches are done by DDG bangs like 'g!'

I didn't deny that landlords have power. But the power of the vote includes the ability to regulate and control nearly every form of landlords inherent power. Rent control and eviction moratoriums nearly completely neuter landlord power.

Which as I said elsewhere to downvotes, leads to heavy discrimination based on income/class and less supply for the neediest of folk


> McDonalds DID make for an awesome starting job, in my experience. I worked there as a teen and had a host of positive life experiences in that first role.

What year did you work there as a teen, if I may ask?


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