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I am probably working on Hubski.

Send me a PM or post with the tag #bugski if you think something is broken.

I filter #thebeatles.

I do not agree with everything that I post. I hope you don't either.

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mk  ·  16 hours ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bank of England statement on Central Bank Digital Currency

I'm pretty sure they will miss the mark for those very reasons. Eventually, they will just issue a token on Ethereum.

mk  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 430th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately"

mk  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 429th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately

It did.

I'm not so sure. I do think equities are overvalued, some crazy so, and that stock prices may deflate, but the US just dropped A LOT of helicopter money. The infrastructure bill is going to drop a lot more money on the right people. I believe that trickle up economics are very powerful under the right circumstances.

I see a crypto bear in the next year or so, but I don't think it will be long-lived for Ethereum and functional assets on it. I see a lot of misguided experimentation followed by disillusionment, then followed by a complete remaking of the global financial system.

I expect an explosion in solar in the next decade. It makes sense on every roof.

mk  ·  5 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 14, 2021

    The government wants to provide for poor people and other people. It doesn’t want to make them pay — or old people — they don’t want to pay, but the government doesn’t want to raise taxes and provide their healthcare.

Even voters that don't like taxes don't typically bother the government about military spending. It's never much of a campaign issue although the costs are very high. I believe the problem has to do with a perception of what is valuable, and the political advantage in arguing about it at election time.

That said, I'd pay a subscription for access to clean toilets all around. You could make an AirBnB-like service where businesses with toilets could allow members to use them without having to buy a slice of pizza, etc...

mk  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 14, 2021

It’s absurdly hard to pee in the US.

mk  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So how hot will it get?

Sure but that’s mortality, and not GDP.

I think it’d be refreshing to hear “we have no idea”.

Do Florida/Hawaii have a lower death rates overall than Michigan?

mk  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 7, 2021

Say hello to my little friend.

Our dog Winston had this little one pinned under a bush. I later found the head of a sibling which wasn't as lucky.

We've been nursing her for the past couple of days, and she is starting to eat greens. I have no idea if she'll survive after release, but her chances were zero with Winston.

I couldn't find a nest anywhere. I think I've spotted mom in our yard at night, but she definitely wasn't keeping them under the bush where this one was found.

mk  ·  6 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So how hot will it get?

    Carleton et al. (2020) compile the largest sub-national vital statistics database in the world, detailing 399 million deaths across 41 countries accounting for 55 percent of the global population. By combining these records with decades of detailed daily and local temperature observations, the authors discover that extreme cold and extreme heat have important effects on death rates. These relationships are modified by the climate and income levels of the affected population. Carleton et al. (2020) use these results to model how adaptation affects the sensitivity of a population to extreme temperatures.

I'd take the GDP numbers with a grain of salt.

mk  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski April 7th 2021


mk  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The open source cook book.

Yeah, I found it on Hacker News, so it's likely getting swamped.

mk  ·  12 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Leaked phone number of Mark Zuckerberg reveals he is on Signal

Pretty much, yes. He's not a good person.

    FRIEND: so have you decided what you are going to do about the websites?

    ZUCK: yea i’m going to fuck them

    ZUCK: probably in the year

    ZUCK: *ear

    ZUCK: yea so if you ever need info about anyone at harvard

    ZUCK: just ask

    ZUCK: i have over 4000 emails, pictures, addresses, sns

    FRIEND: what!? how’d you manage that one?

    ZUCK: people just submitted it

    ZUCK: i don’t know why

    ZUCK: they “trust me”

    ZUCK: dumb fucks


mk  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 428th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately

Filmed shortly after Reagan used Born in the USA as a campaign song.

mk  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: TIOBE Index for April 2021

I hardly remember. I believe so, but I think we were creating a model using a free energy equation. This is the pub I got out of the efforts:


I recall my Fortran superconductor model did look a lot like this:

I'd like to be walked through it all over again.

mk  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 428th Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately

Yes. It’s brilliant.

David Byrne is a musical philosopher.

mk  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Yearly Hubski Check In.

Panama City. That might be the reason. Good to hear that the entire state isn't like that. As a matter of fact, probably 2/3 of the people I saw weren't locals.

    Painting is incredible, by the way. You always do good work, but that has to be one of my favorites you've shared here.

Thanks. That surprises me. I have been very non-commital in my process with this one. Maybe I should try to preserve that.

My brother just bought me a talking Bob Ross bobblehead that I put next to my easel. Last night I listened to a couple of Ross affirmations before getting to it. I think Bob completed the cycle and ascended to Nirvana.