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  1. Comment on Last year, three "seasteading" enthusiasts bought a cruise ship to use as the core of a libertarian cryptocurrency utopia off Panama's coast. The plan fell apart before it made it across the ocean. in ~life

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    The problem appears evident: Aligning themselves so closely with cryptocurrency, not outlining the benefits, and only working among themselves to try to get people on board. If (and when) an...

    The problem appears evident: Aligning themselves so closely with cryptocurrency, not outlining the benefits, and only working among themselves to try to get people on board. If (and when) an endeavor ultimately succeeds they will need a group that determines the overall governance of the project and creates and shares something that creates external economic value, such as manufacturing, services, or (definitely) both.

    The problem with the Seasteading Institute is simple: they haven't outlined colonial goals of governance, and they haven't worked towards a way of external funding through trade. With technology where it is, the possibility of automation of mindless and repetitive tasks, and the surplus of communication for marketing and sales, there should be nothing stopping from the Seasteading Institute from implementing a water-breaking development. But, they stop short of any long term aspirations as they are attempting to drown themselves in 'libertarian' politics and a anarchic society. If they would just set themselves up with a structure, goals, mission, and be as technologically focused as they want to be - maybe, just maybe, they would be building real communities and not 'SeaPods' that are just weekend getaways for the wealthy tourists of the world.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Barbara Pravi's new album, On n’enferme pas les oiseau. This one has been in repeat since release last month and Klô Pelgag's last album from last year as well. Robot God's album Silver Buddha...

    Barbara Pravi's new album, On n’enferme pas les oiseau. This one has been in repeat since release last month and Klô Pelgag's last album from last year as well.

    Robot God's album Silver Buddha Dreaming has been a default for the past year. So that as well, if you like prog/doom/riff/psych rock this is for you.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on Maybe a function to check reposts before posting? in ~tildes

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    HN on submission will take you to the already posted content, it's not perfect but it works.

    HN on submission will take you to the already posted content, it's not perfect but it works.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I absolutely adore playing GreedFall, but I am a major fan of Spiders games. The weighted combat, the story lines, lore, world building, the "openish" world with real level design. This is a...

    I absolutely adore playing GreedFall, but I am a major fan of Spiders games. The weighted combat, the story lines, lore, world building, the "openish" world with real level design. This is a classic RPG in the purest sense in the modern world.

    This isn't going to be for everyone, it's rough around the edges, and the storyline isn't full of action as it is for diplomacy. But, I really do think this game will be a classic. If you had never played a Spiders game (Technomancer being one of my all time favorites) and are expecting something akin to Elder Scrolls, Dragon Age, or Final Fantasy then yes you are likely not going to enjoy it. Your actions in this game have very real consequences that affect every village, every person, and every ending.

    While I will say the ending is a bit rushed, I still very much enjoy it.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Tildes within a tildes in ~tildes

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    This was my initial thought as well, it was more of a thought experiment or hopeful discussion on the ramifications.

    This was my initial thought as well, it was more of a thought experiment or hopeful discussion on the ramifications.

    3 votes
  6. Tildes within a tildes

    This is an idea I've had for awhile, I wanted to have it written down somewhere for future reference. This would likely be a substantial undertaking, but I haven't seen much discussion on the...

    This is an idea I've had for awhile, I wanted to have it written down somewhere for future reference. This would likely be a substantial undertaking, but I haven't seen much discussion on the concept.

    What if Tildes was able to have internal tildes? We would be able to 'start a tildes group' and have all~group.tag discussions under it. You could invite members to your ~group, and only those members could vote/comment/see on the internal group that they are part of.

    This would make it so we can grow tildes, keep it small, and have personal obsessions and ideas. For example, I run a few discords that are part of nascent old/antique ideologies and philosophies, and we have been looking to move off of Discord (horrible for conversations and debates). I realize we could start our own forum or Tildes server, but the idea of tilde branches would be interesting to see play out in practice. I'm sure this has already been brought up, and will likely never happen, but I would love thoughts on the matter if you have them. This would likely be a large undertaking and I haven't really peeked at Tildes source since launch, so I'm not sure how the structure is these days.

    12 votes
  7. Comment on Lawrence Livermore claims a milestone in laser fusion, produces three times more energy than was absorbed by the fuel in ~science

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    As exciting as this is, always be skeptical

    As exciting as this is, always be skeptical

    "The lab hasn’t yet reproduced this month’s results, and Herrmann cautioned that doing so might not be straightforward. “We don’t know what variability will be in successive shots. It’s a nonlinear process where alpha heating heats up the fusion fuel and creates more fusion, which creates more heat.” Herrmann says the 3.5 MeV alpha particles, which remain in the plasma, produced 20% of the fusion yield, with 14 MeV neutrons accounting for most of the energy."

    6 votes
  8. Comment on Yik Yak, the anonymous app that tested free speech, is back in ~tech

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    75% of the market on the table

    They are quite literally leaving half of the market on the table.

    75% of the market on the table

    6 votes
  9. Comment on Reddit is quietly rolling out a TikTok-like video feed button on iOS in ~tech

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    Especially now that they have a "Trim" button next to the share button to make any long video into a shorter video for their new Shorts section....

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    Especially now that they have a "Trim" button next to the share button to make any long video into a shorter video for their new Shorts section....

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Taliban enter Afghan capital as US diplomats evacuate by chopper in ~news

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    Theory: They knew this would happen, but once the Taliban is in complete power then the embargos on trade, healthcare, and most importantly food are going into effect from all surrounding...

    Theory: They knew this would happen, but once the Taliban is in complete power then the embargos on trade, healthcare, and most importantly food are going into effect from all surrounding countries. This will destabilize the country, show the failure on part of the Taliban, and then once support has faltered a new government will be installed — by likely another insurgent group that are trained by the same countries that the Taliban was trained by (America, Russia, &c).

    It's only like we've done that a few times (cough, USSR, cough)...

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Morten Messerschmidt, a leading right-wing Danish politician, has been convicted of fraudulently receiving funds from the European Union in ~news

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    The title makes it sound like there was a conspiracy between the EU and a right-wing politician, but it's more just standard corruption on the side of the politician.

    The title makes it sound like there was a conspiracy between the EU and a right-wing politician, but it's more just standard corruption on the side of the politician.

    Prosecutors had alleged that Messerschmidt had received 98,835 Danish kroner (over €13,200) after falsely using EU funds intended for European Parliament elections.

    2 votes