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Writer by trade. I makes da words purdy.

My #meetHubski interview is here.


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goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Watched "Downsizing" last night

There are a lot of better ways to spend two hours, than sitting and watching one story clumsily unfold...

I've pretty much stopped watching movies, unless I'm sick and in bed.

And not a SINGLE comment about WHY they cancelled it, other than "we want to spend the money on Social Security programs instead."

The results might have been fantastic... but won't be released until 2019.

Sheesh. No info is worse than bad results.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: Get thoughtful or GTFO

Nice improvement. Thoughtful and effective.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: Get thoughtful or GTFO

You've done the obvious? Cleared the cache, etc? CSS is heavily cached in most browsers.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Watched "Downsizing" last night

Did you see "Downsizing"? What'd you think?

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 25, 2018

Health:

Well, it's not Keratoconus. It's just dry-eye.

And I don't have low Testosterone. I'm just a middle-aged dude with a vasectomy who is doing the Keto diet, and all three of these things lower your testosterone naturally.

So four months and maybe $2800 later, the result is, "Yep, you are pretty healthy for a fat middle-aged white dude. Get your glasses prescription updated, and use these eye drops a couple times a day while staring at the screen, and you'll be fine. Oh, and once you reach your goal weight, switch from Keto to a Paleo diet, so your body chemistry isn't constantly verging on hibernation mode."

It's a relief, and a let-down, and annoying. The entire medical industry (except for KB's birth center) can suck my left nut, and then go die in a fire.

I'd bank my cells with ForeverLabs if I ever thought these dinkus doctors could ever do anything productive with them.

Grrr.

And YAY I'm pretty dang healthy.

And ... now what?

Work

Still haven't looked at my resume, but I have tagged about 9 different jobs on Glassdoor that I am PERFECT for and will pay me somewhere between $20k - $40k more than I'm making now.

So that's good.

Ah. Good catch. I was imprecise with my wording.

I equated humanity with industrialized civilization - like the author did - and didn't clearly state that the previous humanoid civilization would not have been Homo Sapiens, but a different genus.

Gobekli Tepe is just an earlier marker of OUR civilization.

The article is talking about earlier eons. Part of what makes the thought process interesting, is that all of the land masses have been turned over since an earlier "modern-type" civilization would have existed. So nothing they built or manufactured would have withstood continental drift, erosion, and being turned into magma and back into land again.

That's why they are looking at the carbon record. There was a big spike - similar to the industrial revolution's carbon spike - several million years ago. Which COULD be interpreted as an industrialized society developing to the level where their pollution was measurable on a planetary scale.

It's a fun thought experiment, and requires some rigorous, out of the box, scientific thinking...

Except that all of the land masses a previous society would have existed/built upon, have been recycled since then. Even a plastic water bottle can't withstand continental pressures and magma.

Isn't it?

The Atlantic surprises me with the quality of their reporting, from time to time.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 18, 2018

Fuck him. He doesn't live in the real world.

Out here in industries where we use EXTENSIVE surveying to measure everything from the efficacy of advertising, to determining entire political platforms that will dictate how the lives of 360 million Americans are going to proceed...

We know that a 4% response rate to ANY targeted survey is a HUGE win.

Four percent.

Wanna know how many responses a politician has to get to be "statistically significant" and to induce the fucker to get off his ass and create some new legislation. ONE HALF PERCENT.

There are 2.1 million people in my county.

If I can get 1000 of them to sign a petition, my legislator will JUMP exactly as high as I ask him to. That's 0.0004%.

Mr Teacher is a clueless hack.

You know why people didn't respond? They DIDN'T CARE.

You know whose responses you actually WANT, and are VALUABLE? THE ONES WHO CARE ENOUGH TO RESPOND.

He should be fired. He can't be trusted around children.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 18, 2018

Cool story, bro.

No. I mean really. Cool story!

Getting older is so fascinating... things from long ago resonate in ways we haven't been able to hear, and then... one day... we go, "Hey... what's that sound?", and we realize how something from our childhood has been there, affecting us, for decades, in unexpected ways... that somehow make total sense, when viewed in the rear view mirror.

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