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  1. Comment on Rocket Lab unveils Neutron Rocket design in ~space

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    Notable features: Reusable first stage Light weight second stage encapsulated in the fairing Fairing segments stay attached to first stage and return to be reused Designed for return to launch...

    Notable features:

    • Reusable first stage
    • Light weight second stage encapsulated in the fairing
    • Fairing segments stay attached to first stage and return to be reused
    • Designed for return to launch site
    • Carbon composite
    • 8 tons to LEO with recovery
    • 15 tons to LEO expendable
    2 votes
  2. Comment on How a New Hampshire libertarian utopia was foiled by bears in ~humanities

  3. Comment on Liberal hypocrisy is fueling American inequality. Here’s how. | NYT Opinion in ~humanities

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    Yep. Even if I had read everything written about the subject over the last 130 years I would still want the person I'm talking to to tell me their position in their own words so I can engage with...

    Yep. Even if I had read everything written about the subject over the last 130 years I would still want the person I'm talking to to tell me their position in their own words so I can engage with them.

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  4. Comment on Liberal hypocrisy is fueling American inequality. Here’s how. | NYT Opinion in ~humanities

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    There's a lot to unpack here that's really got me thinking, thank you for that. I'm all for the soft approach and reducing violence as much as possible. I favor rehabilitation over punishment. I...

    There's a lot to unpack here that's really got me thinking, thank you for that.

    I'm all for the soft approach and reducing violence as much as possible. I favor rehabilitation over punishment. I believe that people armed and trained in combat (i.e. traditional police) should only show up to a scene when absolutely necessary. I want a society where everyone's basic needs, physical, emotional, and mental, are met, at a minimum. I agree that if people weren't desperate for survival it would eliminate a significant amount of acts of desperation.

    However, in any situation involving coercion, whether or not it includes physical violence, there is potential for corruption and abuse. I don't think it's possible, no matter what system we use, to completely stop the powerful from preying on the weak. We can rein in it to some degree, and some societies are better at that than others, but I don't think we can get rid of it entirely. I care about murderers, because I don't want to get killed, but I also care about Napoleons. As long as there is a way to get an advantage over other people, there will be unscrupulous people who do.

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  5. Comment on Liberal hypocrisy is fueling American inequality. Here’s how. | NYT Opinion in ~humanities

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    In your ideal non-violent society how do you deal with people who don't care about that ideal and decide to be violent anyway?

    In your ideal non-violent society how do you deal with people who don't care about that ideal and decide to be violent anyway?

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Star Trek Prodigy - S01E01 "Lost and Found" in ~tv

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    Interesting take for sure. For a good chunk of that I would have tagged it as a Star Wars series if I didn't know what it was. Looks pretty good, though.

    Interesting take for sure. For a good chunk of that I would have tagged it as a Star Wars series if I didn't know what it was. Looks pretty good, though.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Maybe a killer AI isn't that bad in ~talk

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    Is general super intelligence possible without creativity? It seems to me that some of the skills necessary for general intelligence are exactly the skills needed for art: envisioning what could...

    Is general super intelligence possible without creativity? It seems to me that some of the skills necessary for general intelligence are exactly the skills needed for art: envisioning what could be instead of just what is, putting together disparate ideas in novel ways, and an appetite for novelty to find new and better solutions.

    A poor paperclip maximizer will setup a paperclip factory and then be unable to maintain it in the face of things going wrong that it didn't anticipate. A mediocre one will adjust for changing circumstances but not innovate beyond the initial system. An excellent maximizer will be on the constant lookout for ways to innovate and improve the process.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Alec Baldwin fatally shoots crew member with prop firearm on film set, authorities say in ~movies

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    Alec Baldwin is also a producer on this movie. According to an article posted elsewhere in this thread there were ongoing safety concerns on set, including three earlier accidental discharges. He...

    Alec Baldwin is also a producer on this movie. According to an article posted elsewhere in this thread there were ongoing safety concerns on set, including three earlier accidental discharges. He and the other people in charge should have shut the set down to investigate before shooting more scenes with firearms.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Netflix suspends trans employee who tweeted about Dave Chappelle special in ~lgbt

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    We're talking about a government that killed a man for being critical of them. I wouldn't put it past them to ban Netflix for defying them, Streisand effect or not.

    We're talking about a government that killed a man for being critical of them. I wouldn't put it past them to ban Netflix for defying them, Streisand effect or not.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on Netflix suspends trans employee who tweeted about Dave Chappelle special in ~lgbt

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    I don't think that companies behaving differently in different countries is necessarily hypocrisy. In oppressive regimes like Saudi Arabia there's not much choice. I'd be in the closet in Saudi...

    I don't think that companies behaving differently in different countries is necessarily hypocrisy. In oppressive regimes like Saudi Arabia there's not much choice. I'd be in the closet in Saudi Arabia, too.

    1 vote
  11. Comment on Sudoku experts “Cracking the Cryptic” play Baba Is You in ~games

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    Thanks for posting these. I hadn't played Baba is You until I saw this thread and started playing along. It's a lot of fun to see how they tackle the puzzles.

    Thanks for posting these. I hadn't played Baba is You until I saw this thread and started playing along. It's a lot of fun to see how they tackle the puzzles.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Pack in ~games

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    Simon Tatham's puzzles are great. My two favorites are net and loopy, but there are a number of others in there I enjoy.

    Simon Tatham's puzzles are great. My two favorites are net and loopy, but there are a number of others in there I enjoy.

    2 votes
  13. Comment on What would a "post-scarcity" MMO game look like? in ~talk

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    Factorio multiplayer games are a bit like that. You can cooperate on building the main factory or wander off and do your own thing. Most multiplayer games everyone is on the same team and share...

    A game that builds on minecrafts qualities that you describe, but enhances the automation abilities (to make rebuilding/gathering resources easier again when walking away), could form a very interesting basis for an MMO.

    Factorio multiplayer games are a bit like that. You can cooperate on building the main factory or wander off and do your own thing. Most multiplayer games everyone is on the same team and share research and ownership of resources. But you can also do player vs player or team vs team. I've never played a game with an arbitrary number of players, each of which is on their own team, but it should be possible.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on What's next for GMTK? in ~games.game_design

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    I like that he talks about learning how to learn. It's not just the process of game development, it's the process of developer development. I think I'm going to follow along with this.

    I like that he talks about learning how to learn. It's not just the process of game development, it's the process of developer development.

    I think I'm going to follow along with this.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on ‘Babylon 5’ series reboot from creator J. Michael Straczynski in works at the CW in ~tv

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    Good reboots and sequels bring new ideas to the franchise. The world may not be original, but the series still can be. Good examples are Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek Discovery, and before...

    In a broader sense with reboots I do feel quite strongly that there must be some original ideas out there that deserve making instead of endlessly rehashing everything in sight.

    Good reboots and sequels bring new ideas to the franchise. The world may not be original, but the series still can be. Good examples are Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek Discovery, and before that Star Trek the Next Generation. There are also loads of mediocre sequels and reboots, but you can say the same for original works, too.

    I'm of the opinion that being a reboot or not doesn't mean much about how original or high quality something is. The biggest thing it affects is expectations. And since most things that get rebooted were highly successful and loved the first time around regression to the mean means that a lot of them will be disappointments, even if they are as good on average as an average original show.

    4 votes
  16. Comment on What's next for GMTK? in ~games.game_design

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    I'm kind of surprised he hasn't dabbled in game making before this. Kind of ironic considering both the channel content and the very large game jam he runs. I'm looking forward to watching his...

    I'm kind of surprised he hasn't dabbled in game making before this. Kind of ironic considering both the channel content and the very large game jam he runs. I'm looking forward to watching his journey with it.

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  17. Comment on Plans for $400-billion new city in the American desert unveiled in ~design

  18. Comment on Nestflix: The only platform for your favorite nested films and tv shows in ~movies

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    I found six shows where the fictional show has the same name as the movie/TV show it's seen in: The Truman Show Galaxy Quest Wayne's World The Running Man Bolt iCarly

    I found six shows where the fictional show has the same name as the movie/TV show it's seen in:

    The Truman Show
    Galaxy Quest
    Wayne's World
    The Running Man
    Bolt
    iCarly

    3 votes