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uhsguy  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: At Work, Expertise Is Falling Out of Favor

Really the problem is that the internet, fast shipping and outsourcing have killed the middle segment in everything except management. There is plenty of work for the top 1- 5% and then the rest is being automated and outsourced out. You are either the best or nothing and the in between or on your way is slowly disappearing.

Lol no, people would have moved a mile or 2 north out of the flood zone. Insurance here creates the wrong set of incentives, actually encourages people to live in flood zones

uhsguy  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Driving sideways to move forward: autonomous, drifting DeLorean

Love it, I gotta wonder if the production guys thought of this a long time ago but just couldn’t get approval from lawyers and internal risk folks to implement in production

uhsguy  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Why did the Karens suddenly stop lending?"

Something wicked this way comes, supposedly there is some unusual long dated put activity for long dates Options Expiring next year but it’s still early. Even if everything comes unglued the correction won’t happen overnight.

uhsguy  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Afghanistan Papers: A secret history of the war

“ Surveys, for instance, were totally unreliable but reinforced that everything we were doing was right and we became a self-licking ice cream cone.” and that my friend is the summary of the last 2 decades in America history

uhsguy  ·  53 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: All new cell phone users in China must now have their face scanned

Hmm nothing could go wrong with the iPhone and google face scan tech nothing. A fingerprint was too much but face scan is a really bad idea that so many people already consent to

uhsguy  ·  55 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: There are two ways to make money in business: bundling and unbundling.

Let’s just call it what it is, the best way to make money has and always will be fraud. You sell something too complicated to understand that is actually worth significantly less than it appears. Doesn’t matter if it’s railroads, Florida real estate, cdos, cd swaps, junk rated corporate debt, or internet ads. Fraud has always been and will always be the best business model. It’s just that the mechanism is slight different as time goes on but the scam is always the same in nature.

I think it’s obvious that was coming, they probably thought they had a bit more time but as far back as last year there were articles saying that the Kurds will need to ally with Assad because otherwise turkey will crush them.

uhsguy  ·  103 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The 20 firms behind a third of all carbon emissions

The article is kind of stupid the top 20 are all oil extraction firms. It doesn’t really lead to any insight on what industries are using the oil and where it can be reduced.

uhsguy  ·  103 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Uncovering the Seeds of a Post-Lawn Future

Bird poop is usually the carrier for seeds. That being said you will mostly just get invasive species if you do this

There is probably a bit more to this story, I would guess the kid comes from a broken household and or has mental illness and therefore is very distributive and disliked by teachers. Someone saw this as an opportunity to get rid of her and it escalated out of control, because the legal system isn’t really designed for this and honestly works poorly for most people.

uhsguy  ·  107 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 9th 2019

That’s shitty brilliant, chilled but not too cold

uhsguy  ·  114 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 2, 2019

Probably not, none of the insect houses really work. They hatch out and go wherever unless you have a method to contain em

uhsguy  ·  114 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 2, 2019

rased beds are in my experience are a bit of a Nussance in the summer. They trend to dry out faster and require more constant watering. Also the edges 6” near the wood become unusable.

Mulch is great you need I think around 2” to be effective. There are myths about it sucking up nitrogen- fake news, based loosely on fact. That being said if you Mix a nitrogen source in it will break down into useful stuff faster.

In case you don’t already notice the internet is a wasteland of information on gardening and all the content is a mirage , but there are a few oasis of information.

https://www.gardenmyths.com/ Is fantastic

The university extension information is interesting but hard to consume at a small scale.

The rusted gardener YouTube is ok. There are a few other sites I found that’ we updated mid 2000s, but there is just an ocean of crap out there. If you find any gems let me know.

uhsguy  ·  115 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 2, 2019

Step 1 is to figure out how much sun you are going to get. The house, fence and trees may block a lot may block almost none. Step 2 is to order a truck worth of compost 3-4 yards aught to do. Btw don’t order the stuff that the uses organic matter from the city waste bins, that stuff sucks has glass and plastic in it and drys out if you look at it for too long.

Step 3 order a couple yards of mulch ideally with manure mixed in for cover.

Step 4 figure out irrigation. Drip irrigation doesn’t work well unless the plants are mature use spray systems and a timer.

Step 5 figure out what you want to plant and how to manage pests, but the supplies ahead of time. You won’t have time to contain the problem otherwise

uhsguy  ·  115 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 2, 2019

Oh and btw by the time you graduate your wages will be slashed maybe in half, because medical costs are not sustainable and Medicare for all will mean that at best you will get reimbursed at Medicare rates. Good luck buddy, you are going to need it.

uhsguy  ·  120 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: CRASH COURSE: How Boeing's Managerial Revolution Created the 737 MAX Disaster

Of all the recent 737 articles this one is probably the least factually correct. They combined information and ideas from multiple other articles and they lost a lot of the important details from the original sources.

uhsguy  ·  121 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The first ever labradoodle wasn't a designer dog, he was a guide dog

Dog breeding practices in the us are absolutely abysmal. Breeders do such a halfassed job tracking and understanding genetics that it’s basically no way to get good pedigrees. This is more of a fault of the kennel clubs not enforce standards and being run as agonies for graft and personal looting as opposed to organizations that breed healthy dogs.

That being said the doodle cross is absolutely a fantastic idea when done correctly and yields some excellent dogs that are highly suitable for modern day city living.

uhsguy  ·  121 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The White House accidentally emailed its Ukraine talking points to Nancy Pelosi

Pence 2020? Better or worse?

uhsguy  ·  122 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The 0.1% are already adjusting their portfolios against recession

That’s was true in 2001 and 2008 so yeah. You can often see a couple years of crazy bubble blowing at the very end that makes you question your sanity. That’s also why you have trouble finding a time to get back in because once again you question your sanity and can’t figure out what’s real. For example 2010 the economy had started bouncing back but nothing had fundamentally changed in the real enconomy it really threw me for a loop.

uhsguy  ·  123 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Nancy Pelosi Plans Formal Impeachment Inquiry of Trump

The base loves it and CNN will get some more viewers but beyond that it’s all a circus that will distract from larger issues. Good for Biden bad for warren and sanders as this will distract from actual campaign issues. Though not sure Biden will come out super clean here either

Which is probably near impossible to do with the political systems currently in place because the people writing the rules are the same people who are supposed to be dragged kicking and screaming to the finish line. Meanwhile half the players don’t have to follow any regulations at all.

My biggest fear with all this climate stuff is that the western World ends up regulating itself to into an increasingly lower standard of living. We keep setting up more and more roadblock and regulations on domestic producers but allowing foreign ones a free pass, thereby getting rid of domestic jobs and eventually domestic knowledge. Countries like China will just cheat and use that as another competitive advantage.

I dont worry about the actual climate change as much because that tipping point was reached probably a decade ago. It’s happened, it can’t really be stopped though it might be slowed down a bit. Resources would be better spent developing better trees, seeds and farming techniques than trying to setup a international regulatory framework for carbon in hopes of slowing down warming by a little bit. There are things like bunker oil burning that should straight up be banned but at the same time we shouldn’t go all climate nutter and ban natural gas heating.

Should have used Justin Bieber or Britney Spears , any of the Disney kids would have worked in the analogy. Korean idol girls are another great example of teens getting used by large corporations

The speaker is not an independent agent and is a proxy for a different group who’s motives are not clear, that should immediately raise some eyebrows. In any honest discussion of the agents message we should be looking at the agency behind the agent and trying to figure out what their angle is.

Is climate change a problem, sure that’s pretty well established, but there are lots of groups out there that see it as an opportunity to make money or entrench their interests and we have to be highly cautious of that. Lots of the climate money is chasing ineffective solutions at a local level that have little impact to the overall climate change problem but add significant cost and regulatory burden. I have no idea what this Astro turf group is aiming to do but I would put money on climate change being simply a convenient vehicle for their objectives.

Oh come on, Greta Thunberg is the molly Cyrus of climate change. An Astro turf construct of a climate change advocacy corporation called “We dont have time” . Shes 16year old being manipulated by large and powerful international institutions and interests not some sort of child prodigy. Instead of giving these people press we should be shaming them for manipulating our kids and using teenagers as pawns.

Don’t kid yourselves the climate change debate is about money, not saving the planet. Different industries are throwing their weight around different positions based on if they think more or less regulation is profitable for them. That’s really all that’s happening here.

If I were him I’d kick that can as far as it could go, or at least as close to the next administration as possible. The chaos of the trump administration is not equipped to handle global chaos in the market. The world of economic manipulation is full of unintended consequences and the current administration has not been great at anticipating them.

“Our” enconomic future... you aren’t immune either, but yeah that sums it up. I’m not sure we will be much better off if status quo joe gets elected but at least his advisors might be somewhat more coherent.