Really good discussion of tech/economy timelines connected to climate change https://www.preposterousuniverse.com/podcast/2019/09/16/64-ramez-naam-on-renewable-energy-and-an-optimistic-future/
If you want to know where to stick the lever that might really move things, there's a lot of relevant information here.
Sue reminds me of me. A compulsion to dig at peoples' incongruities, an unshakeable faith- often misplaced- that all can be fixed. But what if we're right?
I thought I knew how to `iterate the last variables over every combination of distinct points` but irl it took all day and I had to break it down into probably inefficient abstract pieces to understand what I was doing and I hate when programming is like this
The runtime of these queries is going to scale at like pow(sq(dimensions.x*dimensions.y), number_of_variables) so I hope I never decide the game needs to have grids bigger than 4x4
He seems to be right about everything, even if he did wound my civic ideals twice. The primary injury: 🗡️ against radical transparency: It's easier to design civic systems when you can isolate the meaning of an action. If all actions are publicly recorded, you basically can't know much about what they're going to mean any more because they're now (if weakly) causally entangled with everything else
Extremely good interview with vitalik buterin (ethereum creator) https://80000hours.org/podcast/episodes/vitalik-buterin-new-ways-to-fund-public-goods/
His civic reasoning seem consistently extremely lucid. I'd like to hear his explanation of why he's so vehemently dismissive of bitcoin boosters' opposition to inflation. I bet it'll be good.
Very inspired by this
Minimalist unifying of code and UI
the "mystery forest databank" is a device that a member of the flightcult syndicate found in an abandoned hobo shelter in a forest. It doesn't use any interface protocols that anyone within the circle has ever seen. Not one word of it will be spoken to any outsiders until flightcult's secret keepers decrypted its contents and figured out where it came from.
There is a very real chance it belonged to a spy from one of the other continents.
@dualhammers I wonder how much good could be done for the world if there were third party networking facilitation groups that gave every single live event an afterparty
I was initially planning to have crycog use a normal-ass file tree for the level select/overworld, but last night this popped into my head and refused to leave.
I can't work on it today (or this month), but at least I can draw it out.
I think it'll control like... you'd slide up and down and if you switch over the vertical median of the slide control it activates the thing you're next to/switches path. That might turn out to feel bad though. Really eager to test it.
A small design doc for elements of a card-battle rpg about planning journeys and knowing the land
A rough predictive model of discourse in higher social primates, hardened and refined into an approximation of an agent
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