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Mo wrote: 09 Jul 2020, 08:20 It's not like the EU doesn't have high levels of environmental and safety regulations or have a higher willingness to let construction workers die and their costs are more than an order of magnitude less.
From what I've seen, EU environmental and safety regs are treated like the posted speed limit is here.
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Mo wrote: 09 Jul 2020, 09:07 The problem is that NYC has at least 5 government entities to deal with, NYC, NYS, NJ, MTA and the Feds. So, aside from the Feds (which are relatively not corrupt) you have 4 layers of graft to deal with. That’s a lot of people and friends to bribe.

The feds - specifically the Obama Administration National Park Service - sat on a required action item for building an infill metro station in Alexandria Virginia for almost two years. (where the land was previously in a massive rail yard, but also next to the George Washington parkway, and the main thing wasn’t the estuary water quality, but the view shed.
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I said ‘relatively not corrupt’, not ‘relatively not incompetent’
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I'm sure I've mentioned the great Claude Shannon around here a few times. But I knew nothing of his wife Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Moore.
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In 1970, there was a homicide on the remote scientific station T-3, located on an iceberg in the Arctic Ocean. (The homicide was sparked by the theft of a bottle of hooch.) The question of jurisdiction arose, because nobody could find law that really described it. It wasn't on any nation's land, it wasn't on a ship or otherwise in navigable waters, and while the base was run by the US military, the defendant was a civilian. In the end, the case was tried in US federal court, mostly because nobody was sure how else exactly to handle it.

And, for special bonus points, the case actually featured a gun that went off when lightly bumped!

https://slate.com/technology/2020/07/ar ... space.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T-3_case
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The Gallery of Soviet Control Panels: http://blog.presentandcorrect.com/27986-2
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JD wrote: 04 Aug 2020, 14:41 The Gallery of Soviet Control Panels: http://blog.presentandcorrect.com/27986-2
Man the point of sale system at the Moscow McDonalds was fuckin' hardcore.

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lunchstealer wrote: 04 Aug 2020, 16:06
JD wrote: 04 Aug 2020, 14:41 The Gallery of Soviet Control Panels: http://blog.presentandcorrect.com/27986-2
Man the point of sale system at the Moscow McDonalds was fuckin' hardcore.
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The UX of LEGO Interface Panels - interesting article more about general user interface / experience but using LEGO consoles as a starting point.
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Highway wrote: 15 Aug 2020, 12:01 The UX of LEGO Interface Panels - interesting article more about general user interface / experience but using LEGO consoles as a starting point.
Somewhat related to that is an article I read recently on how Sci-Fi movies have often contributed to bad UI design.
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Awesome, we are definitely going to take a stab at that, looks delish.

My only complaint is that yet again someone treats gaminess as something to get rid of instead of simply an inherent flavor component of certain meats.
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dead_elvis wrote: 26 Aug 2020, 14:33
Awesome, we are definitely going to take a stab at that, looks delish.

My only complaint is that yet again someone treats gaminess as something to get rid of instead of simply an inherent flavor component of certain meats.
I might cook it when I run my Gilgamesh cyberpunk game. The gods are corporate overlords in high skyscrapers with unbelievable tech, kings are ground-level gang bosses, and the players are exploring the Cedar Forest of Lebanon after a biker gang led by Gilgamesh and Enkidu took our the mutant beast Humbaba. What was Humbaba actually guarding?
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dead_elvis wrote: 26 Aug 2020, 14:33 My only complaint is that yet again someone treats gaminess as something to get rid of instead of simply an inherent flavor component of certain meats.
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So, both CuriosityStream and Nebula may be well known to others here, but they're new to me. After watching a fascinating YouTube video by Adam Neely on the structure and history of "Girl From Ipanema" (trust me, it really was fascinating if you're into understanding music) it turns out that his stuff and lots of other stuff I'm going to enjoy surfing during the pandemic are both available in HD, unlimited access for $15 a year by signing up for CuriosityStream and using the promo code adamneely.

If this means nothing to you, never mind. If either site intrigues or entices you, it seems to me this is a pretty good deal for a year's worth of ad-free content not chained down by YouTube's increasingly stringent rules and idiotic algorithms.
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The Girl from Ipanema video was really interesting. Nice dive into history and roots of the song.
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Adam Neely is great. (He got me hooked during his 432 MHz video) 12tone is a similar youtuber who is also quite good.
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We all know upside-down pictures of bats look like they're dancing.

Upside-down video of fruitbats with the right music looks like a goth club.

(I lean towards the Sisters of Mercy one.)
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https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/m7jn ... his-airbnb

A better headline might be "Scared moron slanders AirBnB host"

ETA: there's an element of religious bigotry here, sort of - or at least a fear of "the other" - but it's doubly hilarious since the complaining party writes books on racism and diversity.
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An interesting article on America's change from a high-trust to a low-trust society, what this bodes for us, what history suggests, and how we might turn things around.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archi ... ca/616581/

I don't agree with it all of it, but there's some interesting stuff, and it is definitely a real and significant issue.
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JD wrote: 09 Oct 2020, 14:05 An interesting article on America's change from a high-trust to a low-trust society, what this bodes for us, what history suggests, and how we might turn things around.
https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archi ... ca/616581/

I don't agree with it all of it, but there's some interesting stuff, and it is definitely a real and significant issue.
That was a pretty good article. Gillespie has been pounding his shoe on that podium since before the '016 election.
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