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  1. Comment on What's currently upsetting you? in ~talk

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    I'm a farmer, not an economic analyst. I'm not remotely equipped to predict the long-term impacts of international policy. But the tariffs have already hurt my bottom line, and the atmosphere of...

    I'm a farmer, not an economic analyst. I'm not remotely equipped to predict the long-term impacts of international policy. But the tariffs have already hurt my bottom line, and the atmosphere of uncertainty they create is even worse. Farm economics by necessity stretch into planning decades ahead (it will take me ~30 years to pay off a new farmland purchase), and uncertainty can be disastrous.

  2. Comment on What's currently upsetting you? in ~talk

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    The current state of the farming economy. Low grain prices, razor-thin margins, and an unreasonably high price of land make me very nervous about the future.

    The current state of the farming economy. Low grain prices, razor-thin margins, and an unreasonably high price of land make me very nervous about the future.

    6 votes
  3. Comment on What's currently upsetting you? in ~talk

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    Just make sure it's not the headlight of an oncoming train.

    Just make sure it's not the headlight of an oncoming train.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Anybody here interested in ham/amateur radio? in ~tech

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    I got my license 15+ years ago, and I've kept it renewed, but I haven't really done much with it. I'll occasionally pop into a local repeater meet, but that's about it anymore.

    I got my license 15+ years ago, and I've kept it renewed, but I haven't really done much with it. I'll occasionally pop into a local repeater meet, but that's about it anymore.

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Analog, digital or streaming. What source of music do you prefer? in ~music

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    I'm one of the peasants. I've listened to vinyl on a friend's $10k system, I've listened to low-bit-rate mp3s. I can hear minor differences between the top-end gear and playing Spotify from my...

    I'm one of the peasants. I've listened to vinyl on a friend's $10k system, I've listened to low-bit-rate mp3s. I can hear minor differences between the top-end gear and playing Spotify from my phone to Bluetooth headphones, but those differences aren't big enough to impact my enjoyment of the music.

    3 votes
  6. Comment on Are lyrics important to you? in ~music

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    Musicality, rhythm, & vocal/instrumental performance are most important to me. Lyrics are good if they have something interesting to say (or are particularly clever). Beethoven doesn't need...

    Musicality, rhythm, & vocal/instrumental performance are most important to me. Lyrics are good if they have something interesting to say (or are particularly clever). Beethoven doesn't need lyrics. Pavarotti is great even if I can't understand the lyrics. John Mayer, Harry Chapin, etc. say meaningful and interesting things with their lyrics while being consistently musical. Tim Minchin is fun & surprising.

    I can appreciate rap as an exercise in rhythmic poetry, but I've never found it to be musical. Blues or R&B, on the other hand, can be wonderful.

  7. Comment on Where do I learn how to draw a map? in ~creative

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    If you're talking about mapping a cave network, realize that you're probably needing to map in 3 dimensions instead of the two we usually use for the Earth's surface. You'll have areas that...

    If you're talking about mapping a cave network, realize that you're probably needing to map in 3 dimensions instead of the two we usually use for the Earth's surface. You'll have areas that overlap each other regardless of how you put it on paper.

    You might be better served looking at 3D laser mapping like https://www.3dlasermapping.com/blog-post/laser-scanning-the-rising-star-cave-in-the-cradle-of-humankind-south-africa/

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Let's discuss politics in ~talk

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    I understand that "let the market do it" is one of the fundamentals, but I don't think that's viable. Take national defense. People aren't going to volunteer enough funds to build/train/sustain a...

    I understand that "let the market do it" is one of the fundamentals, but I don't think that's viable. Take national defense. People aren't going to volunteer enough funds to build/train/sustain a military until there's an immediate threat, at which point it's far too late to start designing a fighter jet.

    13 votes
  9. Comment on Let's discuss politics in ~talk

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    So leaving aside the philosophical end of things, how would such a system work society-wide? How would (or should) one provide national defense, or law enforcement, or infrastructure, or public...

    So leaving aside the philosophical end of things, how would such a system work society-wide? How would (or should) one provide national defense, or law enforcement, or infrastructure, or public health, or education?

    I don't disagree with the philosophical underpinnings of what you're saying, but I don't believe that it's workable (or at the very least it's not competitively efficient).

    7 votes