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  1. Comment on Germany’s national healthcare system adopts Matrix in ~tech

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    I missed this somehow. This is really great news. I wrote some thoughts about Matrix here, and I believe this falls right into it. Such a significant user adopting the protocol will bring in more...

    I missed this somehow. This is really great news. I wrote some thoughts about Matrix here, and I believe this falls right into it.

    Such a significant user adopting the protocol will bring in more tooling and more confidence for others to adopt it too… It's not the users that matter for this one, it's the protocol.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Being healthy in ~health

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    I have/had the same problem. I will say that increasing my physical activity reduced my hunger. Likewise, decreasing my physical activity increased my overall hunger. I also have a psychological...

    From a personal standpoint, my hunger meter is way off. My body wants to eat like a 200lb professional athlete, but a healthy weight for me is more like 125lbs. If I don’t track my food intake, I always end up overeating. Food is just that good to me.

    I have/had the same problem. I will say that increasing my physical activity reduced my hunger. Likewise, decreasing my physical activity increased my overall hunger.

    I also have a psychological attachment to being able to eat large quantities. It's difficult being "less hungry" and not being able to eat as much as you're used to… you just want to enjoy more food.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on The Mould Effect: A new theory in ~science

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    Sorry for the editorializing but the original video title is not great. This video summarizes the Mould effect if you're not familiar with it. There is no proven explanation of it just yet but...

    Sorry for the editorializing but the original video title is not great.

    This video summarizes the Mould effect if you're not familiar with it. There is no proven explanation of it just yet but theories are starting to form.

    In this video, Steve Mould summarizes a theory and puts it up for wager against another theory by Mehdi from ElectroBOOM, which you can find here: https://youtu.be/hx2LEqTQT4E

    They're two excellent videos, enjoy the watch.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on Being healthy in ~health

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    Much as i like the channel, I wouldn't normally post casually explained videos here as they're a bit of a low hanging fruit but this one was actually pretty informative! Tildes, enjoy.

    Much as i like the channel, I wouldn't normally post casually explained videos here as they're a bit of a low hanging fruit but this one was actually pretty informative! Tildes, enjoy.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Why do hurricane lamps look like that? in ~science

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    Go to 22:20 for a hell of a twist, by the way.

    Go to 22:20 for a hell of a twist, by the way.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Advocating for rich civilians in ~talk

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    I don't think comments like these contribute to the discussion. "It's nothing more than" is an antipattern. Unless you want to call, like, eradicating polio and malaria, "nothing more than PR...

    I don't think comments like these contribute to the discussion. "It's nothing more than" is an antipattern.

    Unless you want to call, like, eradicating polio and malaria, "nothing more than PR whitewash".

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Restoring and skating in 100 year old figure skates in ~sports

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    Glad you liked it :) Yeha no kidding she was nervous! Holy hell I'd be nervous as well. Not only is the balance completely off, but these things look SUPER FLIMSY. Skating boots are very hard, and...

    Glad you liked it :)

    Yeha no kidding she was nervous! Holy hell I'd be nervous as well. Not only is the balance completely off, but these things look SUPER FLIMSY.

    Skating boots are very hard, and as you progres you usually get harder and harder boots (what some call "stiffness rating"). This page from the Jackson manufacturer talks about stiffness ratings. They rate these at 10, which … hmm, I'd compare them to standard dress shoes: Stiff, but still flexes when you move your feet or apply pressure.

    At 90-100, you basically need a saw if you want to make a dent into the skates, it feels as strong as metal. But that gives you so much confidence that you won't, like, slip and break your ankle. It's necessary in order to do good jumps.

    Well, put it that way, those shoes in that video looked like they had the stiffness of my gloves. You might as well be wearing bladed socks.

    Still, they're beautiful, and I'd love to try them for the novelty. But it's very telling she didn't even think about attempting the simplest possible jump.

    Makes me wonder how much progress is still possible in skate manufacturing.

    2 votes
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  9. Comment on Advocating for rich civilians in ~talk

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    I bet you a pizza they couldn't "easily" fix this, and I'll bet you extra olives and anchovies that the blockers are at a local government level. I've not looked this up, and I'm ready to be...

    Why don't Apple fix it? They could easily.

    I bet you a pizza they couldn't "easily" fix this, and I'll bet you extra olives and anchovies that the blockers are at a local government level.

    I've not looked this up, and I'm ready to be wrong, but I've seen this happen too often. You say it's "not in their best interests", but actually, it absolutely is. Employee productivity and retention rates are very high reward metrics to optimize for in a company, when your employees are paid handsomely.

    I absolutely agree with you on accountability, and I think a real solution would involve heavy accountability in any public-interest project, but coupling it with handsome incentives to chase such kinds of projects too.

    I don't think such incentives would present themselves in the form of tax breaks. That's just … using a broken system from the get go. I honestly don't know what the incentives would look like. What I however increasingly feel is that we are, as humans to the planet, the equivalent of cells in our body. As individuals we don't control the whole, but the whole does give us "consciousness" (or whatever we define this to be).

    We need to develop a planet-wide consciousness. With the free instantaneous flow of information, we've never been closer to doing this. Improving communication and education are critical to making this happen. And when it does happen, we may yet be able to efficiently tackle the real challenges: all the planet-wide shit such as COVID and climate change (and plenty more).

    This doesn't get me any closer to the response of what those immediate incentives look like. But it gives us a glimpse into potentially what future progress may look like. The things that will put people a few hundred years from now on a truly different level (as computers did with the previous generation, and the internet does with the current one).

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Advocating for rich civilians in ~talk

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    I've had this discussion before. I think it's significantly more complicated, and it starts with the question: What if the government can't determine this properly? What if the government is...

    These people should be taxed appropriately so that the government can determine where best to use the money and support the population.

    I've had this discussion before. I think it's significantly more complicated, and it starts with the question: What if the government can't determine this properly? What if the government is wrong?

    And it's easy to say "well yeah but only the government should be able to decide this" when you and I, laypeople, don't have the power or influence required to have a say in it. Once you do … well, why exactly should the government have the final say in x or y or z?

    There's a lot of instances where private citizens or companies simply do the work a lot better than governments do. Where they do things the governments won't. And removing the possibility of those pushing progress forward is dreadful.

    Please note, there is NO WORLD in which the answer to all this is "just do X". "Just tax them and use the tax money to do it" is a really, really difficult proposal: Taxing the rich is difficult. Using the money efficiently is difficult. Whenever I write about something like this I have to systematically ignore a bunch of "but it's so easy if you just do X" replies. No it's not, and anyone who thinks it's easy hasn't thought it through.

    What it comes down to is that billionaires aren't elected, the government is. But… billionaires are a form of meritocracy, they tend to get there through skill. Skill which often is representative of their ability to manage money efficiently. So, do I trust the US government or Jeff Bezos to better manage 1 billion dollars? Welllll…

    IMO, billionaires aren't an issue in and of themselves, but we need to give them more incentives to apply the money to non-selfish endeavours. And do so at every level, from the somewhat-well-off middle-class to the ultra-billionaire.

    9 votes
  11. Comment on I am fighting back by switching this website from HTML to PDF in ~comp

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    Epub is a wonderful format. Unfortunately browsers don't support it. It's a real shame.

    Epub is a wonderful format. Unfortunately browsers don't support it. It's a real shame.

    6 votes
  12. Comment on Restoring and skating in 100 year old figure skates in ~sports

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    @kfwyre just gonna tag you on this one since.. you know, sports 😉

    @kfwyre just gonna tag you on this one since.. you know, sports 😉

    2 votes
  13. Comment on The one thing I wish someone had told me about physical activity in ~talk

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    Awesome I'll check out your vods when I get home!

    Awesome I'll check out your vods when I get home!

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  14. Comment on The one thing I wish someone had told me about physical activity in ~talk

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    Beat Saber is amazing!! And its one of the only things out there that make me feel like skating does. Oh hop in the game or fitness threads and highlight me if you talk about it. I finally started...

    Beat Saber is amazing!! And its one of the only things out there that make me feel like skating does. Oh hop in the game or fitness threads and highlight me if you talk about it. I finally started my beat saber workouts again, happy to report I'm not even that rusty despite a break of several weeks.

    Any songs you like? What difficulty do you play on?

    2 votes