Pykors's recent activity

  1. Comment on What's really warming the world? in ~science

    Pykors
    Link Parent
    Last I looked into this it's actually way more cost effective to seed particles into the atmosphere so the Earth reflects more light, rather than block the light from the sun in space. Space is...

    Last I looked into this it's actually way more cost effective to seed particles into the atmosphere so the Earth reflects more light, rather than block the light from the sun in space.

    Space is really cool, but sadly it's still really expensive to get up there.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on So, what have we all been playing? in ~games

    Pykors
    Link
    Frostpunk! I've loved 11 Bit Studios ever since This War or Mine, so I was excited to see them put out another game. Frostpunk is the most fun I've had in a city planning simulator; it's got great...

    Frostpunk!

    I've loved 11 Bit Studios ever since This War or Mine, so I was excited to see them put out another game. Frostpunk is the most fun I've had in a city planning simulator; it's got great atmosphere, great optimization challenges, and variety between a few scenarios. Also, I like how the "Book of Laws" really makes me think about how societies make decisions, and how those decisions can be either used or abused.

    3 votes
  3. Comment on Patrick Stewart will reprise the role of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard in a brand new "Star Trek" series in ~tv

    Pykors
    Link Parent
    Discovery was kind of enjoyable at times ... in a least common denominator SF romp kind of way ... but it never really was Trek, and that's what I wanted. I agree that moving forward is the...

    Discovery was kind of enjoyable at times ... in a least common denominator SF romp kind of way ... but it never really was Trek, and that's what I wanted. I agree that moving forward is the correct way to go, but there is a problem with power creep. Once the Federation has every capability we can imagine, they're no longer something 21st century humans can relate to. That's why I really like your idea of focusing on the notion of warp travel causing ecological damage.

    2 votes
  4. Comment on Patrick Stewart will reprise the role of Capt. Jean-Luc Picard in a brand new "Star Trek" series in ~tv

    Pykors
    Link Parent
    Yes! I'm Sold! Can we make fun of the crazy notion of a mushroom network that holds the multiverse together while we're at it? Sadly, since I was very much not a fan of Discovery, I can't imagine...

    Yes! I'm Sold!

    Newer engines and non-Warp travel methods would be under heavy development (and probably not going all that well).

    Can we make fun of the crazy notion of a mushroom network that holds the multiverse together while we're at it? Sadly, since I was very much not a fan of Discovery, I can't imagine CBS writing anything as good as what you laid out here.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on I think we need more conservative voices to balance out the intense liberalism of tildes in ~tildes

  6. Comment on (Yet another what are your favorite) and must-watch TV series? in ~talk

    Pykors
    Link
    My current favorite is Dear White People, on Netflix. Even beyond the obvious theme of dealing with racism, I can't think of a show that does such a great job of using multiple perspectives to...

    My current favorite is Dear White People, on Netflix. Even beyond the obvious theme of dealing with racism, I can't think of a show that does such a great job of using multiple perspectives to explore the same situation, showing how every person involved is a 3-D character.

  7. Comment on Launch failures: the boring stuff in ~tech

  8. Comment on Rick and Morty is getting 70 more new episodes (currently only has 31) in ~tv

    Pykors
    Link Parent
    Yeah, that's why I'm not excited about this news. I expect a giant 70 episode order to become mediocre very quickly.

    Yeah, that's why I'm not excited about this news. I expect a giant 70 episode order to become mediocre very quickly.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on The health gap: How women experience the medical system in ~talk

    Pykors
    Link Parent
    In this case it was microwave radiation ... not the same kind as from standing next to a nuclear reactor, but still not good for you!

    In this case it was microwave radiation ... not the same kind as from standing next to a nuclear reactor, but still not good for you!

    2 votes
  10. Comment on The health gap: How women experience the medical system in ~talk

    Pykors
    Link
    I never would have believed how big an issue this is until women I'm friends with started telling me stories. One of them got radiation sickness from working near an antenna at her job, and...

    I never would have believed how big an issue this is until women I'm friends with started telling me stories. One of them got radiation sickness from working near an antenna at her job, and instead of dealing with that the hospital fobbed her off on a nurse who was sure she must just be pregnant!

    6 votes
  11. Comment on How do you discover music? in ~music

    Pykors
    Link
    I actually get a lot of value out of Amazon reviews. There are often people there who are seriously into the history of music on there who write in depth analyses of an artist and their influences...

    I actually get a lot of value out of Amazon reviews. There are often people there who are seriously into the history of music on there who write in depth analyses of an artist and their influences in their reviews, and I can just follow up on their leads.

  12. Comment on Just picked up HORIZON Zero Dawn and... Wow. Just wow. in ~games

    Pykors
    Link
    sigh maybe if there's ever a PC port. I've never been able to justify the expense and clutter of buying a PS4 when I can already keep myself entertained with the device I have.

    sigh maybe if there's ever a PC port. I've never been able to justify the expense and clutter of buying a PS4 when I can already keep myself entertained with the device I have.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What are your thoughts on a Universal Basic Income? in ~talk

    Pykors
    Link Parent
    The transfer of wealth section is actually the one I agree with most. UBI really only is valuable if the economy can be improved by reducing income and wealth inequality, in which case why not be...

    The transfer of wealth section is actually the one I agree with most. UBI really only is valuable if the economy can be improved by reducing income and wealth inequality, in which case why not be more efficient about it? I tend to think expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit would be better than UBI, but as long as we can agree that we'll all be better off with a more equal economy (Keynes FTW), the exact policy is just a technical argument.

  14. Comment on New sci-fi book recommendations? in ~books

    Pykors
    Link Parent
    Whoa! Somebody listened to me on the internet! But, yeah, TLWTASAP did feel like a refreshing change of pace for me. I think because it has an optimism about the inherent goodness of sentient...

    Whoa! Somebody listened to me on the internet!

    But, yeah, TLWTASAP did feel like a refreshing change of pace for me. I think because it has an optimism about the inherent goodness of sentient beings, even in a difficult universe, that a lot of other science fiction lacks these days.

  15. Comment on Your Weekend Plans in ~talk

  16. Comment on New sci-fi book recommendations? in ~books

    Pykors
    Link Parent
    "A Closed and Common Orbit" came out last year, and follows Pepper and Lovey after the first book, including a lot of Pepper's backstory. "Record of a Spaceborn Few" is due out next month!

    "A Closed and Common Orbit" came out last year, and follows Pepper and Lovey after the first book, including a lot of Pepper's backstory.

    "Record of a Spaceborn Few" is due out next month!

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Nice stuff to make in an Instant Pot. in ~food

    Pykors
    Link Parent
    That would be really seasonal! I think my favorite I've made was with octopus, actually.

    That would be really seasonal! I think my favorite I've made was with octopus, actually.

  18. Comment on Nice stuff to make in an Instant Pot. in ~food

    Pykors
    Link Parent
    I was actually surprised with how well it did. I'm not sure how well it would work with the standard arborio rice you can find in most supermarkets, but I really like the results with the...

    I was actually surprised with how well it did. I'm not sure how well it would work with the standard arborio rice you can find in most supermarkets, but I really like the results with the Carnaroli variety I've got right now.

  19. Comment on Do you have a favorite meal to cook? in ~food

    Pykors
    Link
    I come from a cooking family and it's one of my top hobbies, so I've had so many favorites over the years. Usually I just pick a dish that interests me and play around with it for a while until I...

    I come from a cooking family and it's one of my top hobbies, so I've had so many favorites over the years. Usually I just pick a dish that interests me and play around with it for a while until I feel I know it inside and out.

    Right now I'm into cacio e pepe! It's a super simple Italian mac n' cheese, and I really appreciate how fast it is to just grate some cheese and toss it into pasta, but it's also a really fun jumping off point for trying little things to change it up a bit. Like adding a bit of butter, or prosciutto, or rosemary, instead of just making the base version.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Do you have a favorite meal to cook? in ~food

    Pykors
    Link Parent
    That's why I prefer cooking to baking. The improvisational energy of figuring out a dish and then adapting it for my circumstances keeps me engaged.

    That's why I prefer cooking to baking. The improvisational energy of figuring out a dish and then adapting it for my circumstances keeps me engaged.

    3 votes