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steve  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The World Economic Forum presents: The Death of Retirement

Welp... I might as well take the whole bottle of pills and lie back down...

steve  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Impromtu Meetup

SOLD! Just PM me your address... cuz... I'm like lazy and stuff... and don't think I have enough Hubski-fu to find your address in my old messages.

steve  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A Wee Stroll

I love everything about this post. Keep writing... keep documenting little details you remember. I want to own this book some day.

AnSionnachRua  ·  2 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks, Steve! Will do, and hopefully you'll have it someday before too long.

steve  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Impromtu Meetup

that's a stretch to say the least. Did you make it to Boise in one piece? (or six pieces I guess... bad dad joke there)

steve  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

Keep on keepin' on my friend. You're changing the world.

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I don't always post my Ferraris for sale on craigslist... but when I do...

So turned on right now...

I know it's irrational - but I love me some countach

kleinbl00  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's an iconic ride, no doubt. I've got a catalog from the Geneva Auto Show where it debuted in '71. I've heard it say that Gandini didn't know how to drive when he drew it but the dude lived in Turin and had been working for Bertone for like six years so it can't be true.

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Impromtu Meetup

It's my emergency hubski sticker. I keep it in the wallet at all times for occasions such as this...

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I don't always post my Ferraris for sale on craigslist... but when I do...

While I knew that craigslist and eBay have become great places to find obscure cars... I just didn't realize people were shopping for 100k cars on there...

And it struck me funny because this listing was between some old Nintendo games and a lamp.

kleinbl00  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/cto/6130995350.html

Current most expensive car on LA Craigslist

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

So turned on right now...

I know it's irrational - but I love me some countach

kleinbl00  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's an iconic ride, no doubt. I've got a catalog from the Geneva Auto Show where it debuted in '71. I've heard it say that Gandini didn't know how to drive when he drew it but the dude lived in Turin and had been working for Bertone for like six years so it can't be true.

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Are Curiosity's tracks landmarks?

wow... that is a question that would require some noodling...

My first instinct is that yes... we should pick at least one place where Curiosity drove... and preserve that under glass... or somehow make permanent. Now... which place?

goobster  ·  3 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Right? What about re-using hardware like the Lunar Rover?

Do the Chinese get to drive the Lunar Rover around? It would make good sense for them to attempt to get it operational and use it, rather than bringing one with them, right?

What about the Spirit rover on Mars? Why did it stop?

What about the Mars Explorer? Or the Mars Climate Observer? Why did they crash? Is there anything recoverable? Should those sites be protected historical sites, or...?

It's an interesting set of questions to noodle.

Of course, even the Moon is a BIG place. And we probably don't want to go back to where we have already been. It may be that there are better places for humans to land/visit in the future, and no Mark Watney is ever going to travel far enough to visit the crash site of a craft, or the debris left over from past robotic visitors.

But... what if the lunar lander is parked on top of a rich source of (insert mineral name here)?

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

    I don't really know what I'm doing with my career.

When you figure it out... take really good notes on how you figured it out and please share.

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

    if there's a statue of you somewhere, it's been erected on a mountain of skulls.

I was thinking about this very sentiment this morning. My dad and I have had the fortune to take a few trips to see some amazing things together. Neither of us is getting any younger, so I've been getting the bug to plan the next adventure. This morning my dad sent me some youtube video about "the top 50 most beautiful places to see in the world" or some such nonsense...

As I watched, I just got kinda sad... some of the locations were beautiful natural phenomena - like waterfalls in Iceland, and the arches in Southern Utah... but many of them were "Temple of XYZ" in Burma, and "Hall of the ABC" in China, etc.

When you consider the Machu Picchus, the Great Walls, the Great Pyramids, Chichen Itza, and the others.... you realize the BILLIONS of slaves who lived and died only to work on the given project. There's a sense of guilt as I strut first-world ass across these "wonders".

Maybe my dad and I will just go on a walk in the woods...

kleinbl00  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The massive architecture bothers me less. I think it's because of shots like this:

Granted - those aren't slaves. But life passes so many by without a single testament to their time on earth and some small part of me is proud that there's a giant wastewater treatment plant that will no doubt outlive me and buried somewhere in its visitor center is a picture I'm standing in.

The Great Wall killed millions in its building, so far as we know. But the Han dynasty killed millions anyway. Better to die building a wall, I figure.

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

you were fresh outta high school and tearing up the streets of Denver...

Alas... at that time I was still kicking around suburban Detroit.

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

    Jesus Jones and Stereo MC's.

oh yes...

kleinbl00  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That was in your hood, yo. Still got the stub. Paramount Theater, May 10 '93.

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

you were fresh outta high school and tearing up the streets of Denver...

Alas... at that time I was still kicking around suburban Detroit.

steve  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 21, 2017

    but no, let's spend an average of 19,5 seconds debating each word in the damn report

As annoying as it is... that will prepare you for the nonsense that is the working world. I've been on temporary assignment at work, designing some metrics and KPIs for a new business unit. I gave my proposal, the VP shat all over it (as expected) spending 17 minutes (I was watching the clock) repeatedly saying "I don't understand this. This is all wrong. Help me understand. This makes no sense. I don't understand this".... She wouldn't even shut up long enough for me or my boss to explain... so we hung up and she sent us her ideas... which were just different vocabulary for the EXACT SAME DATA. So I just changed the names on all of mine - the background data gathering and calculations are the same - and resubmitted to her last night...

Arguing semantics can be taxing... but unfortunately, I think it's part of.... life... Sorry for the rant... It was my (perhaps inappropriate) way of putting my hand on your shoulder and commiserating "I hear ya... we're all in this together, keep your chin up"

    He is one of the only americans who is friends with both President Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un

that's gotta be a short list... and one that I can safely say I'll never be on.

veen  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Ambition, Steve. I believe in you!