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Outlook

It's weird how a lot of car culture today was pretty much carriage and horse culture earlier.
Today, 08:54 PM
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    BasilBerylium
    Social experiment
    Today, 07:50 PM
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wjfox

Complete insanity in the UK right now. Never experienced a political situation like this before in my life.
Today, 10:48 AM
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    Raklian
    Stay calm.
    Today, 05:15 PM
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    Alislaws
    "over half of tory MPs vow to back May ahead of vote"

    Never been as much of a Theresa May fan as I am when people are discussing BJ taking over.
    Today, 05:40 PM
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    rennerpetey
    Sounds similar to Trump vs. Pence
    Today, 06:31 PM
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Sciencerocks

Name one advancement you'd give up all other advances in 2019 to see? I'll say Anti-aging being proven to greatly enhance life span and completly sending the indivual back to the prime of their lives physically. I don't care if it wiped out al other advances in space, A.i or what ever as it would be worth it. What's yours?
Today, 09:18 AM
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    Alislaws
    Want to be president, but held back by racial discrimination:
    1) Fight racial discrimination in your country (300yrs)
    2) Build up political connections, and skills/education to support you being president (100yrs)
    3) run for president (2yrs)
    4) win (or keep trying, you have all the time in the world)
    Today, 05:46 PM
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    Alislaws
    Aside from Anti-Aging, I would also consider making major steps in AGI, or the Openwater BCI/medical scanning tech living up it's promise instead of 2hatever other stuff happens in 2019.
    Today, 05:47 PM
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    tomasth
    Alislaws
    But if un expected things happened , delaying it ; you won't see it.
    Today, 05:54 PM
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Ewolf20

after all these AI displace us in everything (and possibly the entertainment industry) what are we gonna do now?
Yesterday, 05:57 PM
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    Raklian
    With the aid of some sort of basic income, we'll do the hell whatever we want.
    Yesterday, 08:50 PM
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    Alislaws
    You'd have an infinite supply of high quality entertainment (higher quality than humans can produce) and everyone would have everything they need. That's not really a problem that needs solving.
    Today, 01:23 PM
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wjfox

Sums up the maturity level of UK politics right now. https://twitter.com/dcakraemer/status/1072234234901860353
Yesterday, 11:26 AM
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Outlook

Arthur Morgan is the pure definition of masculinity and heroism.
Yesterday, 08:42 AM
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Raklian

The American delegation promoting coal & fossil fuels at UN COP24 climate talks is literally a laughingstock. Even kids visiting the event laughed at them.
Dec 10 2018 10:16 PM
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    Erowind
    Yet, we still build the grid, and rely on it. I'm not using this as an excuse--the grid should be more resilient. I am saying that if we're going to critique nuclear with this reasoning we need to critique other things too. More than just nuclear has the potential for immense loss of life.

    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
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    Erowind
    And I'm not dismissing the difference in usability of land after nuclear disaster either. I recognize that this is an added element that other infrastructure disasters don't share. But I personally think it's worth the risk if handled well. I make no illusion to say nuclear energy should be practiced under the current system of governance. Frankly, it shouldn't, the risk is far too high under capitalism, and for that matter authoritarian state socialism.
    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
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    Erowind
    And I don't expect to change your stance on this here either. My calculus of ethics is different on this topic than yours, that's okay. I'm an ethical universalist of some stripe, so ultimately I think there is an objectively right way to approach this dilemma, but I don't claim to know that I'm the right one either. You could be correct, but it would require more discussion than this status update can provide I imagine.
    Yesterday, 08:02 PM
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    Yuli Ban
    Oh absolutely. The nuclear family isn't particular *natural*— humans trend towards much larger families, and great wealth and social stability is what allows for the nuclear family to form. The question I have is whether we'll trend towards something new and radically different as our wealth continues to increase and societal roles continue to change. The nuclear family represents industrial society as it was between the 1800s and early 2000s.
    Yesterday, 12:07 AM
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    Yuli Ban
    In which case, would keeping nuclear families around be just as damaging to society as trying to bring back the mega families of ancient societies. Men were breadwinners, women were homemakers, and children were learners— except now machines are breadwinners and machines are homemakers and children are more technologically adept than their parents. The family as we know it is insufficient to handle post-industrial societal roles and we aren't prepared for this.
    Yesterday, 12:10 AM
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    Sciencerocks
    The question being is it good for humanity? I don't think so. People need the element of love and the support of the family.
    Yesterday, 07:28 AM
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wjfox

Brexit vote delayed. Statement expected at 3.30pm from Theresa May. Pound has fallen to its lowest level in 18 months.
Dec 10 2018 01:16 PM
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    wjfox
    After watching the debate, no deal seems more likely now. I will begin stockpiling over Christmas. Britain is finished as a country.
    Dec 10 2018 05:05 PM
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    Erowind
    (0_0) genuinely didn't expect hard brexit.
    Dec 10 2018 05:50 PM
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    lechwall
    The worst government and opposition in living memory unbelievable the dearth of quality on the front benchers at the moment we're in a massive mess


    Dec 10 2018 08:43 PM
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Outlook

I got my first paycheck yesterday, wtf do I do with the money?
Dec 10 2018 06:27 AM
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    Erowind
    I'm realizing that I have no idea how to buy treasury bonds from Canada. I have a robo-advisor do it for me but I don't know if Betterment is available in Canada. If it is, use their smart saver account. They have a 0.25% fee on any profits you make, but it's considerably lower than anywhere else I've found.

    My current yield on that account is 2.09%

    So after fees I'll get 1.84% back.




    Dec 10 2018 09:23 PM
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    Erowind
    Okay, so it looks like betterment is not available in Canada. I googled roboadvisor canada and a few sites came up. Look around, find one that offers low risk bonds/treasury bonds and the lowest fees and no minimum account.
    Dec 10 2018 09:24 PM
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    Outlook
    They're called treasury bills, I think.
    Dec 10 2018 09:34 PM
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wjfox

LEAKED: Footage From Inside No. 10 Downing Street! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjp5OmoDYQM
Dec 09 2018 04:53 PM
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    Raklian
    Yes, I know. :-P
    Dec 09 2018 05:10 PM
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    Outlook
    The guys is a revolutionary actor. I'm a bit surprised he did political commentary though.
    Dec 10 2018 06:20 AM
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    Maximus
    *BLUE PASSPORTSES*
    Dec 10 2018 08:24 AM
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Sciencerocks

North America Just Had Its Most Extensive November Snow Cover in at Least a Half-Century! – Plus ‘One of the coldest Novembers on record’ By: Admin - Climate DepotDecember 7, 2018 9:35 PM https://weather.com/news/weather/news/2018-12-06-north-america-november-record-snow-cover-2018 Jonathan Erdman weather.com North America’s November snow cover set a record for the month in the satellite era. A number of winter storms dumped snow in the northern half of the U.S. and southern Canada...
Dec 09 2018 11:00 AM
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    Erowind
    That polar vortex sure is running scared from all that melting ice eh.
    Dec 09 2018 02:16 PM
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    Raklian
    The jet stream is unraveling.
    Dec 09 2018 05:11 PM
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tomasth

plastic not just in turtles , humans too.
Dec 09 2018 09:14 AM
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    tomasth
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/plastics-and-human-health_us_5c097d7de4b0b6cdaf5d3263
    Dec 09 2018 09:14 AM
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Yuli Ban

DeepMind is out of control!
Dec 09 2018 01:32 AM
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    Erowind
    Humans are entirely capable of beating climate change one. Once we mobilize it's game over, and we will mobilize eventually. The question is, how much world will be left to save when the species finally collectively starts the war on global warming?
    Dec 09 2018 12:45 PM
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    Erowind
    Also capitalism dies by necessity at that point. It's incapable of fighting global warming effectively.
    Dec 09 2018 12:46 PM
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    Outlook
    I agree with Erowind. Humans are reactionary creatures. When global warming becomes a much more real issue, we'll fix it. Just look at other examples where we always fix our shit in the last minute, like with the ozone layer.
    Dec 10 2018 01:21 AM