@neauoire I just had a thought about compressed air energy storage, in the process of trying to disparage it.
Could it be made highly efficient if you harvested the heat from compression immediately when you need to power some devices (is there enough heat to harvest it?), then only drew power at the rate that the heat from the environment can provide (maybe use a pump that "warms" the compressed air with seawater it keep it decompressing?)
Are we at the point where the products of projects like https://libresilicon.com this can be Fast Enough For Most Users (FEFMU) yet?
Important thing for all who can see this.
If someone confronts you on your racism or sexism... that means that they like you enough and trust you enough to hear and listen.
If they didn't think you were redeemable, if they didn't think you were worth it, they would roll their eyes and just avoid you. Block on sight, shut down in conversation.
If we confront you about it, no matter how bruskly it may seem. It means that we legitimately think you are better.
The futurist part of my brain is certain that Isabel Fall's helicopter story, and its context, are going to be taught in history classes in 100 years, anyway
In your mind, when you envision yourself in the year 3000, you're living in a suburb, in a world that is still fundamentally of houses and streets, but with a languid spaceship hovering in the background, and a computer that has some fucking holograms or something. Your body is still Normal, you are still A Man and everyone you know is either A Man or A Woman or A Queer (but the Queers are now accepted by everyone, because every Queer just happens to be a bastion of unproblematic clean-living)
I have a copy of Sign, and would like to give it away to a member of the Merveilles community. It wasn't a hit with the folks I intended to play with, but it's a beautifully crafted game and I would like it to have a home where it'll be played and enjoyed.
5+ players, role play, abstract, philosophical.
Read about it here: https://thornygames.com/pages/sign
Free and nsa to the first interested responder.
Y2K was a huge issue in computing that was replicated among many systems worldwide. The reason why the world at large never saw anything bad occur was that a lot of people worked extremely hard to update afflicted systems.
Developers who had worked on mainframe systems writing code in languages that hadn't been used in one of more decades came out of retirement and worked overtime.
And once it was fixed... that was it. Nothing happened. Nobody ran articles talking about this enormous effort.
Considering different ways of representing the riddle tree expressions..
I think the one on the right presents a balance of intuitiveness and aesthetic, but it's more complicated and I think sometimes it will jut out horizontally and mess up my layout and... how do I restructure if it juts out too far. I can just not write formulas that do. But I'd rather not have to think about it.
Tribe as heck
The Friend suffered a severe illness in 1776 and reported having died and been reanimated as a genderless evangelist named the Public Universal Friend, and afterwards shunned both birth name and gendered pronouns. In androgynous clothes, the Friend preached throughout the northeastern United States, attracting many followers who became the Society of Universal Friends.
Spirulina seems like an extremely aesthetically correct food
I wonder if it could be bred to take unnaturally high quantities of light and sequester that CO2 faster
Oh wow, yeah, okay I've actually thought mean things about the diversions of aging explorers because of this, and I now realise those diversions were just suffering the inevitable regression to the mean that any earnest continuation of exploration would
I guess this is mainly a paralysing thing to say, so I'll try to add some advice...
We will never have consulted enough people. We will never stop finding radical new ways of knowing. We will never be able to easily distinguish cranks from fresh geniuses, just as surely as some ideas are difficult to assess, so will be methods.
Decent people will always disagree.
Deciding which things to leave unnamed. Respecting its other. Making games about making meaning
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