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byonic  ·  210 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 24, 2021

It might have actually been Millie Mae's, I have them linked in my mind since it's been a while.

byonic  ·  210 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 24, 2021

Also I found a sticker in the wild!

This was outside Dooky Chase in New Orleans while waiting in line for forever. (Actually this was 2017 but I never shared)

https://photos.app.goo.gl/znJALvZAHEuDaFXi7

byonic  ·  210 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 24, 2021

I'm feeling both fortunate and stressed lately; I've been far over-stretching myself at work because I'm stuck in this mindset that it's irresponsible to say no to work in this climate yet I think I have to. I'm barely keeping up with my social and business obligations as is. IDK how people do it - I have to work so much to stay afloat; yet by the time I'm done for the day I've no energy to actually go experience life with my fianceé outside of just chilling out leaving my feeling guilty. By the time the weekend comes I'm wanting nothing more than a day of doing nothing.

But it's not all bad! I'm finally making enough to not be exhausting my savings, I'm living with the love of my life and my best friend, my work is looking like it's really going to pay off if I keep at it; I'm loving every part of it except for the actual day-to-day grind of it all.

byonic  ·  210 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 24, 2021

Looks awesome! I've been waiting for an invite but frankly I'm not sure it's my thing either. I'm interested but I'm not totally sure when I'd use it over Discord - maybe it's just demographic / audience differences? Looks like I'm more likely to find SV-types in Clubhouse?

byonic  ·  212 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Daft Punk Break Up After 28 Years

Always sad watching a project I love come to a close but it seems they were ready to be done and move on after more than my 25-year life so far. I’m imagining they’re sharing the same mix of sadness and excitement for what’s to come as I am (but probably a bit more ;))

byonic  ·  214 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The QAnon Delusion Has Not Loosened Its Grip

Anyone who was going to ever stop believing in QAnon has surely done so by now right? After the past couple of months, I have to believe that anyone left with shakable faith in the Qlan has been shaken off. Those left must be the ones who have dig deep and attached themselves to Q to the point that they will follow every one of his pivots without the slightest hint of whiplash.

byonic  ·  215 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 12:30 p.m.—Perseverance Mars Rover landing day livestream for all students

I hope so! My larger concern would be a single, super predator race. Ignoring human ideals and morals, surely the safest thing for a race that’s vastly ahead in technology wise when finding a younger race to do would be to just wipe them out, no? Why would they risk letting humanity catch up in technology and having diplomacy potentially fail? Hopefully they’re interested in observing or working with other life forms, but if they’re not in my mind them pressing the delete button is the obvious option.

byonic  ·  215 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 12:30 p.m.—Perseverance Mars Rover landing day livestream for all students

I think we’re at a pretty similar spot here, I really do think there’s other life out there- just that it seems so unlikely we’ll find it it’s effectively not there at all, at least in a human timescale. Which is why finding it at close as Mars would be pretty devastating in my mind. Of course, finding microbes or something wouldn’t have to mean imminent death, I would just be much more nervous.

I think most calculations there are at least a couple of orders of magnitude off. Doing some rough napkin math, over the course of the 3.5 billion years we’ve had 1 (2 if you’d want to include Neanderthals maybe) gain enough intelligence for my arbitrary definition to include them as “intelligent”. One could maybe argue some of the smarter animals should be included but I don’t think it’s going to affect the math much. If a species is a “type” of life form, then there’s 8.7M now, or about 8.7B ever if the internet isn’t lying to me. Sticking with the million to be safe, we’re at about 2/8.7M or 2.229e5% every 3.5B years if I’m doing that right.

Then we’re the only example of intelligent life we know of to even dabble in space exploration and communication, so I’m not sure how to estimate that part - on one hand it’s hard for me to imagine intelligent life not staring at the stars and reaching out for them, on the other hand I’m stuck in my human existence and probably wouldn’t understand what a different intelligent life form’s existence is like if I had one sitting in front of me explaining. It might be unlikely even at cosmic scales, or it might be near 100%

byonic  ·  216 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 12:30 p.m.—Perseverance Mars Rover landing day livestream for all students

The stream playing in the background while watching the simulation is a nice experience.

byonic  ·  216 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 12:30 p.m.—Perseverance Mars Rover landing day livestream for all students

As Perseverance is seeking signs of (ancient) microbial life, how would you all react if such a discovery actually came through?

I'm personally a bit of a doubter that life will ever be found elsewhere, so such a finding would floor me. In my mind, if we find signs of life beyond Earth, we're doomed. That's when all the implications of the Fermi paradox become real to me - it might actually be the scariest news I could hear up there with imminent nuclear war.

byonic  ·  221 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump predictions recap

I totally forgot about that bet! Still stunned he made it through to the end.

byonic  ·  1444 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A Falafel Dinner

I'm afraid your complaints are falling on robotic ears.

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byonic  ·  1704 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bet lost

This is one bet I'm sad to lose. I think I'll give fate another chance to both remove Trump from office and have me give money to Hubski by matching wasoxygen's side of the bet again. If I understood that right, that means the sooner Trump is removed from office the more I pay.