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Thu Jul 19

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flyerboys posted to the Atheist Fools board. 11:52 PM

Fire Storm Tornado -> waterspout

Along the Colorado River alongside Blythe, California. If you can, watch it first time on a large screen as the phone camera is very well managed and worth a little effort. The sound becomes, uhmmm....compelling, and is worth listening to with decent [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 1:22 PM

Re: downside of autonomy

1pg, yes, correct on each point.

Physically placed proximate boxes are almost always possible with electronics, but much more difficult than hacking from afar.

I am convinced that autonomous cars will NOT be much of a thing until [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:26 AM

Re: downside of autonomy

WHEN a vehicle shifts FROM
purely mechanical controls (rods and cables)
with no "intelligent electrons"
(e.g. timing wheel, mechanical spark advance, distributor)

OVER to

"fly by wire", meaning [more]

Wed Jul 18

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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:39 PM

Re: THE ANTHROPOCENE

btresist

Thank you!, a truly eyeopening post. And thank you for doing the research in the nether reaches to figure out what was motivating what.

In response:
Dr Bob, at last, can you not see that you have done enough? Have [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 4:57 PM

Re: THE ANTHROPOCENE

The "late Holocenic Meghalayan Age" vs "Anthropic Age"

>>>tiff<<<

is an absurdly insignificant albeit perhaps useful ivory tower exercise in naming things that has only gained attention [more]

Mon Jul 16

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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:51 PM

Re: Cargo cult statistics

...and wherever there is Big Money to be had, unconscious and conscious bias WILL BE present, and statistics will be misused. Drug development and Junk Food and Diet Food attract many parasites after a sip from those huge money rivers. And Economics? [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 2:26 PM

Re: Cargo cult statistics

not undermining the operation of everyday science in any real sense

You're absolutely right, it ain't.

When Feynman gave that commencement address there was quite a rash of bad science based on crappy statistics, [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 11:25 AM

Re: Cargo cult statistics

Of course the biggest dose of statistically manipulative pseudo-science these days is

>>>Creationism's "CREATIONISM SCIENCE"<<<

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Sun Jul 15

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:13 PM

Re: Control Panel: Stable Trends

Down here "Mexico way" where i live I notice that my neighbors, rich and poor, educated and illiterate, all agree that they would rather eat hard shell Taco Bell tacos (yeeech!) than submit to rump's updated yanqui imperialist bullying [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:07 PM

Re: Poll: OT: Metric Poll

BrerBear

I'm impressed. I'm convinced you aint no bot, and that means you are an actual human looking deep into the archives.

Hey, good idea. I went back and re-read 2007 - 2008 to see who was talking smack and who was [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:46 PM

Re: Canada Very Welcoming of Legal Immigrants

BrerBear:

A. Keep the law(s),

No. The laws considered together with the administrative rules regulations and precedents are catastrophic unless you want illegal labor to exploit. We need immigration laws that make sense, and [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:17 PM

Re: Canada Very Welcoming of Legal Immigrants

Almost all my family tree, dating back to New Amsterdam, were unpapered people who I guess did 'sneak in', the last being my great grandma Kirsten who literally jumped off her father's merchant ship in San Francisco harbor and swam ashore [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:14 PM

Re: Two Medical advances

Qaz:
In 1995 we read the first complete DNA of a microbe. In 2005, only 15 years later we wrote one..

Dr Bob:
???

Astonishing as it seems (why Qaz posted it!), we now can write the genetic material [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:30 AM

Re: A beautiful wall

...and boundaries are often spectacular incubators. The "limes" of Rome, where the citizens of the Roman Empire mashed with "the Barbarians" beyond, became the area of greatest innovation and growth ending the "dark [more]

Sat Jul 14

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:22 PM

Re: Chicago Taxi Drivers to Battle Tesla

Cabbies will be needed for some time to come, possibly in much greater numbers, but only if they abandon everything they customarily "Do and Know", except placing themselves as first responders to the public need for almost frictionless [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:13 PM

Re: Chicago Taxi Drivers to Battle Tesla

Cabbies, for all manner of sensible and insane reasons, are pretty much against any changes of anything ever except cab rates.

The micro-economics of their work, beyond any other business I know, is optimized in all manner of ways to make [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:17 PM

Re: Illegal immigration is awesome

I am a fairly normal activist leftist California Democrat and I have opposed illegal immigration all my life.

That does not mean that I think that their should be open season on the immigrants who came here under our longstanding national [more]

Fri Jul 13

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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 3:55 PM

Re: here comes Ford

Reviewing the whole of this stupendous yet weirdly informative slug fest of a thread, current sports news comes to mind:

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flyerboys replied to the Apple board. 12:37 PM

Re: Am I not an Apple customer any more?

I love mine. It is very very thin (possible because only because has only the one port and one headphone jack micro-hole), and very light, and so I am almost never without it.

I carry my little dongle and use it rarely, but I do use it. [more]

Thu Jul 12

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:26 PM

Re: Europe's New Era....

I should have noted that the linked article was by Robert Kagan. I find Kagan to be an honest professional with whom I mostly disagree vehemently, but always worth reading.


The commentary regarding EU was mostly flyerboys as his very [more]

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