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Raklian

A NASA-built instrument called Carbon Mapper will help spot greenhouse gas super-emitters https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasa-built-instrument-will-help-to-spot-greenhouse-gas-super-emitters
Apr 15 2021 06:37 PM
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    Maximus
    What are ya boy, some kinda COMMUNIST?
    Apr 16 2021 06:27 AM
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    Maximus
    But seriously, come on Jeff Bezos just toss me a few pixels.
    Apr 16 2021 06:28 AM
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    Raklian
    A pixel and we're set for life! XD
    Apr 16 2021 02:40 PM
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eacao

It should be said that there are two halves of the population and neither is going away. It actually matters whether people from each half can speak to each other, because if dialogue breaks down then issues escalate. Nobody want that, or at least nobody should want that. In hindsight, nobody wants that.
Apr 15 2021 02:12 PM
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    eacao
    because of the tendency for 93% of U.S. journos having a Democratic bias, which alienated conservatives. Without a structure to listen to, there's now a Cambrian explosion of new sources, which are vying for attention by proponing the most hyperbolic content. That will eventually calcify into new large media sources.

    The left in the Anglosphere, however, is still largely satisfied (interestingly, in some cases *more* satisfied after the Trump presidency) with the preexisting...
    Apr 15 2021 05:54 PM
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    eacao
    information channels. An echo chamber of epic proportions has flowered on the left, and a mass confusion has formed on the right. Neither speaks to each other. One because they think "they're crazy and I know more than they do", the other thinks "they're arrogant and don't know anything".
    Apr 15 2021 05:55 PM
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    caltrek
    Why the "less conspiratorial-types liked Trump"? I think there has been some good discussion on that lately in the USA Watch thread (see pages 105 and 106 of that thread). Perhaps not complete or totally comprehensive, but at least a start.
    Apr 15 2021 10:01 PM
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Revolutionary Moderate

I wonder if we could find a way to capture the greenhouse gases causing climate change on Earth and ship them to Mars to start terraforming.
Apr 15 2021 09:45 AM
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    wjfox
    Space elevator :) Or multiple space elevators, bringing up tens of thousands of tons each day, and transporting cannisters of the stuff by a continuous loop of shuttle fleets.
    Apr 15 2021 10:13 AM
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    zEVerzan
    Skyhook! Conserves momentum without the problem of needing to account for the erosion of a tether in the atmosphere?
    Apr 16 2021 01:28 PM
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zEVerzan

You must only like good things because you were brainwashed into liking them by mainstream media, you sheep. Only bigbrain freethinkers like bad things
Apr 15 2021 01:12 AM
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    waitingforthe2030s
    This but unironically
    Apr 15 2021 03:38 AM
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    wjfox
    lol :D
    Apr 15 2021 06:00 AM
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    eacao
    As you say zev, but there's a problem if two halves of the population can't speak to each other because they only see a hate-worthy caricature on the other side of the aisle
    Apr 15 2021 01:38 PM
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SeedNotYetSprouted

I might have to change my Biden score. At first, I gave him a 7, but if this American Jobs Plan passes, his score is being raised to a 10 out of 10 instantly. Hell, if his appointees can lay the hammer down on these devilish ISPs, I'll give his a$s an 11. Ole' Joe from Scranton is exceeding my expectation.
Apr 14 2021 09:07 PM
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    Jessica
    I wish he'd make the internet free nation wide. Maybe set up public national wifi for all.
    Apr 15 2021 03:25 AM
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Set and Meet Goals

Have other people here thought about the life they want to live in virtual reality?
Apr 14 2021 09:01 AM
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    tomasth
    Pursuing power/wealth does make sense even given the very different circumstances , as it is an instrumental goal for others goals.

    I think woman are the same.
    Apr 14 2021 11:51 AM
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    kjaggard
    Frankly I don't expect the tech to reach a viable level to live in until close to the end of my life. At which point I would hope that I could be given a healthy body and mind that I can use to live a life of learning new things, seeing and exploring the world and life I've been given and maybe doing it in such a way that there seems many more years than I really have left. And then likely not dieing alone, and going peacefully during a nap on a beautiful day after a nice meal with fr...
    Apr 14 2021 06:23 PM
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    friends.

    I imagine at my infirmed age being plugged in and getting a sense of a youthful restoration and another 40-80 years of life. With people who come along that are scripted to join me and help me not feel alone when the end comes.
    Apr 14 2021 06:28 PM
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eacao

Here we go: over the next 12 months, certain forum members will start talking with increasing frequency about climate change, and there will be a vituperative political bent to it. Their arguments will be carbon copies of a string of stories reported on in left-wing Big 6 outlets https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxLoMkikYiQ
Apr 14 2021 08:28 AM
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    eacao
    Funnily enough, most people here would agree that Fox tells people what to think, cherry picks sources to craft a story etc.

    Fox is one of the Big 6, but for some reason people don't see the others the same way. CNN, CNBC, MSNBC etc. They might promote narratives some people like to hear; doesn't make them any more informative.
    Apr 15 2021 01:19 PM
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    caltrek
    Well I will say it. Yes, CNN and MSNBC have a liberal bias. I have said that before. I also think Cyber_Rebel nailed it. Definitely earned a plus in my book as it did with SeedNotYetSprouted.
    Apr 16 2021 01:52 PM
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    caltrek
    (I excluded CNBC because I don't watch that channel).
    Apr 16 2021 01:56 PM
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Revolutionary Moderate

I hope we can eventually learn what lies inside black holes because they annoy me by being mysterious.
Apr 14 2021 01:27 AM
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rennerpetey

The war in Afganistan will have been longer than the Vietnam war.
Apr 14 2021 12:43 AM
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kjaggard

I'm sorry but the card says Moops
Apr 13 2021 11:41 PM
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    Raklian
    That'll make lipreaders give a long double take.
    Apr 14 2021 05:45 PM
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    Outlook
    Nice playbook reference.
    Apr 14 2021 08:43 PM
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eacao

"Sea Land. Sea Land!" The Americans are shouting "Air Sea" but the Chinese only need Sea Land
Apr 13 2021 12:20 PM
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    Erowind
    in the modern day.
    Apr 13 2021 08:45 PM
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    rennerpetey
    Yes, but a nuclear strike would be unprecedented and would literally start a nuclear war. We're not a cold war era tensions yet so I don't think anyone is so trigger happy.
    Apr 13 2021 09:37 PM
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    Set and Meet Goals
    I didn't think it was in Chinas interest to go to war due to the power of the US and China's imperialism having a lot more room to exploit throughout Africa etc.
    Apr 13 2021 11:20 PM
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tomasth

We expect to see models with greater than 100 trillion parameters by 2023" - Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang in GTC 2021 keynote
Apr 13 2021 06:56 AM
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    eacao
    “Change” isn’t good by itself. To state the mundane—things can be made better or worse and both directions involve change. AI will change everything and it’s not clear how many lives it will make better and how many lives it will make worse.
    Apr 13 2021 12:58 PM
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    Raklian
    Nonetheless, change will happen whether we want it to or not. Like trying to hold water with your fist.
    Apr 13 2021 01:11 PM
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    Whereas
    Wow. I expect that it's going to be possible to run GPT-3 on about 5000€ worth of (specialized) hardware by 2023. But state of the art models are apparently going to be even further beyond what a home workstation could run.
    Apr 13 2021 04:08 PM
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Revolutionary Moderate

I believe that geoengineering is necessary as it seems we can't transition away from fossil fuels fast enough.
Apr 13 2021 02:18 AM
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SeedNotYetSprouted

David Sinclair's coming out with a new book: https://twitter.com/davidasinclair/status/1379917992134316033
Apr 12 2021 09:50 PM
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    Erowind
    Looks like a good read
    Apr 13 2021 08:33 PM