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Dala  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 16, 2019

Pretty sure if I ever took up running and that happened, and I tried to frame it, applewood would burn the house down.

Dala  ·  1 day ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: October 16, 2019

Are you trying to overwrite or dual-boot? What brand pc are you working with? I have dual-booted a win 10 with Ubuntu before but it has been awhile. I recall it being a little funky, I can try to dredge up some more of that memory if needed.

Dala  ·  4 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Uncovering the Seeds of a Post-Lawn Future

Thanks to this comment, I was just thinking "where is honeysuckle native to anyway?" and just learned that there are about a million types of it, and those cool trumpet flowers I see sometimes are, in fact, a native type of honeysuckle that grows here.

Dala  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What If We Really Are Alone in the Universe?

    Basically we are, aren't we?

Yes, (No? and yes.)

We are because we have not found anyone else. Should we temper that with a yet? But even if we aren’t all there is, can we even know? With our current technology, we can just barely discern the existence of other worlds where other life might exist. We could be, essentially, looking “them” right in the face and not know it.

There are so many possibilities. It could be that we are alone and always will be, or that we are simply one of the first, and all the other intelligent life is a lot like us, barely able to see out but wondering where everyone else is. Or perhaps we are late to the party and everyone else has gone into their boxes, or are hibernating and waiting for the universe to cool down so they can come out and play.

Personally, I think that a lot of the folks who do a lot of the talking about this leave out two key factors that might make contact impossible: light speed as a limit and the accelerating expansion of the universe.

Dala  ·  9 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What If We Really Are Alone in the Universe?

    What I'm trying to say is that global warming is obviously not man-made, and we're gonna be in an alien stew. They'll time their arrival with when the meal's done. See now THIS is science.

I’m dying. 😂 Guess I won’t make it into the alien stew.

Dala  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What If We Really Are Alone in the Universe?

At this point in our evolution as a species, what incentive does another civilization have to spend the intensive resources it would take to make contact with us? We have nothing to offer, unless we ourselves (food, labor) or our planet are the resource. Otherwise, the only reason I see to make contact is because you can do it from a distance, but the communications lag makes that an endeavor that is unlikely to return a result in any biological being's lifetime, so why do it, and also, why risk calling in the guys who are likely to see you as a resource?

Dala  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What If We Really Are Alone in the Universe?

Ok y'all, here's the link: https://carlzimmer.com/podcasts/

applewood we definitely should re-listen to the whole thing together.

Dala  ·  13 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What If We Really Are Alone in the Universe?

There is a 5 or so episode podcast series called “What is Life?” I recommend you check out. I will find a link and post it when I get home. It is geared toward folks like us who are interested in the sciences but are not scientists ourselves. Some of the answers that people give are quite entertaining and thought-provoking. I want to re-listen to it myself.

Dala  ·  14 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What If We Really Are Alone in the Universe?

I have to dash out the door here so more questions later, but I am curious about the notion of compassion on a planetary scale as a requirement to hit type II or III civilization. I would love to hear more about this idea as I have not considered this before.

Dala  ·  42 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sci-Fi Club no. 42: The Dispossessed

Just grabbed it from the library!

Dala  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, what's your favorite cover version of a song?

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound’s cover of Wilco’s “I am Trying to Break Your Heart” - could make the original obsolete if that wouldn’t somehow break the space-time continuum.

Dala  ·  54 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Applewood’s Rambling Kaiju Reviews - Godzilla v. Mothra: The Battle for Earth (1992)

Being a person who doesn’t watch movies, I came home from work toward the end of this and somehow found myself wanting to finish watching it even though I had missed most of it and there was nothing stopping me from turning it off, given that it was one of the times that applewood had fallen asleep.