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Chemical Engineering. Radio. Music. Food. Sports. Books. Life.

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ButterflyEffect  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wait, are we doing it wrong? [Potential major Hubski experiment]

Alrighty hi friends.

mk what's unclear to me is - what problem are you trying to solve? what do you want Hubski to be? yes this one has been discussed over and over but what about today? If you logged on to Hubski for the first time today and were a new user, what would you like your experience to be and what would you like the community to look like?

ButterflyEffect  ·  38 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mist Showers: Sustainable Decadence?

1) your edit is a lot more of a “trying to have a conversation” as opposed to your initial comment which was entirely dismissive (for those of you reading from home, subtract the second paragraph from cgods comment)

2) did you even bother to give a skim of the link I provided?

3) you’re forgiven and I’m not complaining. Sorry I’m a bit of a snowflake!

ButterflyEffect  ·  38 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mist Showers: Sustainable Decadence?

Oh I got one! The passive aggressiveness energy of people in the PNW!

ButterflyEffect  ·  38 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mist Showers: Sustainable Decadence?

What a shitty attitude to have, but you do you.

ButterflyEffect  ·  38 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mist Showers: Sustainable Decadence?

Just because it doesn’t affect you in Portland doesn’t mean water scarcity isn’t a real thing.

https://www.unwater.org/water-facts/scarcity/

ButterflyEffect  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: US Siezes Iranian gas heading for Venezuela: Reports

Why do we still hate Venezuela? What’s even going on down there, last I read things were dire.

ButterflyEffect  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What Virus? Let’s talk about showers

Is the part where we apply Seinfeld skits to public policy? Great episode!

Nothing.

If there is one I am coming to believe over the course of the pandemic and recent political events, it’s that our institutions are not as robust or incorrigible as I thought. They appear to be remarkably easy to render ineffective or to utilize against the general populace.

I am of the belief it is because of the direction of destruction rather than creation, that is causing this. Let’s use a real world example: it takes Toyota 17-18 hours to construct a car. Takes a few seconds to total that same vehicle in an accident.

What about credit ratings? How long does it take to achieve an 800? And then what happens with a single missed payment?

The world isn’t setup to sustain.

We all know impeachment is dead on arrival in the Senate...but this seems might worthy of opening a new set of hearings in the House...?

ButterflyEffect  ·  40 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Senate leaves until September without coronavirus relief deal

I think we’re entering the scorched earth politics part of the year. At least through the election.

    "We are miles apart in our values," Pelosi told reporters on Thursday. "Perhaps you mistook them for somebody who gave a damn. That isn't the case. This is very far apart."

Cruise ships, airlines, the hospitality industry...sports...all of it.

Meanwhile I can count of three local business that have announced they’re closing this week.

ButterflyEffect  ·  41 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: TSA checkpoint travel numbers for 2020 and 2019

Data nerds unite!

ButterflyEffect  ·  41 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: TSA checkpoint travel numbers for 2020 and 2019

Made a graph.

ButterflyEffect  ·  41 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The case against American truck bloat

Interesting! The state I live in seems to have "harsher" penalties in place, but is bottom third in terms of DUI deaths / 100k (source: https://backgroundchecks.org/which-states-have-the-worst-dui-problems.html).

Wondering what kind of deeper analysis has been done on this on what really impacts DUIs - definitely looking like at least in the states the highest rates are found in more rural states which do not have walkability like you're describing.

That is an AMAZING advert and I want to say thanks for sharing that.

ButterflyEffect  ·  41 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 12, 2020

There's a lot I could bitch about right now, but I just hope you're doing okay OftenBen.

ButterflyEffect  ·  41 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: US Job Openings Rise: A story in three acts

You’re right that there’s a public aversion to it. But business speak isn’t very conducive to scientific notation either, you speak to the base unit you typically produce/measure in as that’s what’s more “meaningful”.

Source: kleinbl00 but also literally me, who uses the “MM” abbreviation on axis more often than I would care to admit.