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I'm sort of obsessed with non-destructive construction aesthetic. No nails, no glues, everything connected with bolts and clamps and joinery, no wire ever laid in a place you wont be able to reach later, nothing permanent, everything renegotiable.

Follow these principles and experimentation will have no material costs.

I don't know how practical it is, but I was raised on Lego and Data and an edict of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and so I do not know if I can live well any other way, I just need it

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Oh!! :O "It looks like there's not going to be a good online sharing component in the game, it looks like you have to exchange friend codes"

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How could that be true? Good flywheels are kept in a vacuum, on magnetic bearings. I came across one that uses high temperature superconductor. Often, they're strengthened with carbon fiber (but why would that affect cost efficicacy? Why not just make a larger number of cheaper ones without the strengthening that can't spin as fast?).

I still can't believe this and I suspect it comes down to economies of scale or something annoying like that.

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Learning that flywheels have an energy storage density competitive with batteries. There was once a bus that was powered entirely by a flywheel (it could only go 6 kms, but still). Trying to get my head around how this could all be true while national grids are still buying batteries for their load balancing.

The explanation turns out to be weird: Despite flywheels being so conceptually simple, despite being able to go 20 years without maintenance, batteries are significantly cheaper??

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In a churchyard in Dacre, Cumbria are these four stone statues. Nobody know what they are and they're probably older than the village and church itself. They're called the 'four bears' but there looks to be a mane and tail on one so they might be lions.

Roam's implementation has a long way to go, but they seem to mostly have the right vision, I'll have to explain web of trust moderation at some point once they start to approach implementing interactions between separate graphs.

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Spending time in the extremely cozy information interaction environment of roamresearch.com has made me curious about when and how parallel play transitions into collaborative play, in these systems we start our building alone, just for ourselves, eventually we start to notice and want to build on the work of others, but never before we're ready

@body what is this archetype youtube.com/watch?v=RDfe0EBQR3

Bald european techno producer who has maybe lost touch with humanity

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youtube.com/watch?v=1OO5YpCevf

Wow okay apparently more than one cellular agriculture company has launched or is ready to launch once the regulations clear.

This is actually really moving to me.. This will make such a huge impact.

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StreamerWorld. Everyone is streaming themself watching 6 streams. Some users play games while streaming to express their support for a political party. Other users try to make art or music while streaming but then get brigaded for being "cashywashy"

Why are most of the values in the default Theme null. Oh well. I'll just use my own theme provider.

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Implementing the Tastenet ( makopool.com/better_space_with ) mockup in Flutter. Flutter seems kind of good. There are going to be lots of native desktop apps made in it. Canonical has embraced it.

I'm not confident that the average flutter app will have fewer memory leaks than the average web app, I've come across an API that seems to encourage leaks already (github.com/flutter/flutter/iss) but the project probably has a lot more agency to address the issue than web browser maintainers do.

crypto harbingering 

elongsk is joking about cardano (ADA). This is how it happens. A month from now they'll shapeshift their billion dollars of BTC into ADA and he'll say "bitcoin more like shitcoin" in an interview and it will be over

The machine's accrued complete models of every genre of thing, even the ones that were never named and many that weren't ever even noticed by a living thing.
Leagues of tacit knowledge lurking below a taken for granted permafrost, but the climate is changing, I hear the cracks forming, come an unprecedented spring, ALL of these lurking thoughts will be articulated in a stronger thing
youtube.com/watch?v=TfVYxnhuEd

economics 

At what point in the lifetime of a finite issue cryptocurrency do you get a cabal of like 100 hodlers just sitting on 98% of it, each theoretically having billions of dollars worth of it, but would crash the thing if they sold 1% of what they have because demand is only measured on the margin, so basically none of those billions actually exists

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@neauoire btw I call this aesthetic "virtusim" (maybe should rename to "simulatum"). I've been thinking about it for a while. I think it's the awe and wonder at the prospect of artificial/digital places hosting real living things. The idea that the things that happens in those worlds could really contain subjectivity joy suffering and complex agency. For a child growing up alongside computers and treating them like toys, this was a spooky concept. We have still haven't entirely reckoned with it.

bitcoin 

Yeah he sort of has to stay on Ark Invest's good side. It would occur to him to lie. So idk.

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bitcoin 

It bugs the hell out of me to see Ark Invest guy telling the "bitcoin isn't wasteful" story, he clearly sincerely believes it. I dunno. It's really hard to imagine musk being wiley enough to like that thread ironically, maybe my model of him is wrong and he started going senile like 6 years ago. But it seems just as likely I'm underestimating how often he lies.

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