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nuance  ·  2319 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's Official: SpaceX Is Building Elon Musk's Hyperloop

The only issue I have is that he expects a lot more of himself and his companies than they're able to put out.

nuance  ·  2319 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's Official: SpaceX Is Building Elon Musk's Hyperloop

Though, you must admit, they've done a decent job with rolling out their supercharger stations. Just take a look at this supercharger finder available on the Tesla Motors website. They have an uphill battle still and need to put in a lot more superchargers before the argument will go away, but if you look at large metropolitan areas such as Chicago, LA, and New York. They're even spreading throughout other continents, to have superchargers in every continent except for Africa, the Middle East, and of course, Antarctica; though they only have 3 along the western coast of Australia. They only have 445 stations total, yes, but they way they're placed, and with the fact that they don't cost the customer, I think it's really not all bad.

As far as marketing, Elon Musk seems to want people to learn about the vehicle more organically. From seeing others on the streets to the cars in the news. It's something I really respect about him, allowing the product to speak for itself.

nuance  ·  2319 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: TNG Podcast: Space -put to Video

The thing about companies mining in space is actually interesting. As of right now, a lot of our technologies are held back based on not having enough access to rare-earth metals such as gold, lithium, platinum, etc. Perhaps this is even a part of the reason Elon Musk became a part of SpaceX, knowing Tesla's electric cars were going to need a lot of lithium for their batteries; so much so that they're building a gigafactory to double the global output of lithium batteries in the next 2 years, and even build further factories elsewhere based on demand.

I haven't done the math, but I think, if with our current output of lithium batteries we're already becoming aware of our limit in lithium reserves, a yearly doubling, tripling, etc. the yearly output will make it as apparent, if not more so than our current oil crisis. And it's not as if we'll go back to oil, or stop using rare-earth metals. We'll need to venture into the void of space collecting them from wherever we can, and bringing them back to our home (wherever that may be at the time).

This however invokes a further question in me. If we were to be forced to evacuate the earth and live somewhere else, would we still continue with earth-based industry? By that time space travel will presumably be a better-known science and possibly be able to be set up and performed by robots, and robotic engineering will be advanced enough that things like assembly lines will be able to run autonomously with minimal human interaction. I think it would be interesting to find out if the human government would decide to further destroy earth as a lost cause and to avoid damaging other planets needlessly, or if we'd decide to spread it through the solar system to do minimal impact everywhere. Perhaps even have industrial sectors based in moon and planet-like satellites that can be landed on and maintained manually, but wouldn't require things such as cooling, and would maintain the beauty of all the planets.

Ah sorry, haha. New user. Still, so cool! I really wish I had musical talent to contribute, but I'll make sure to watch the tag and see what you guys produce!

nuance  ·  2319 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Blackholes

We think the end of the universe will be the big freeze or the big crunch, but what if the fate of the universe is actually for all matter, time, and space to be swallowed by black hole(s)?

OMG What if hubski were to release an album made and edited by the entire community, with all of us showing off our musical talents and doing 1 part for whichever songs? That'd be sooo cool.

nuance  ·  2320 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

Wow, I totally get where you're coming from. I used to get shy and embarrassed when people would see me exercising, but I managed to get over that when I decided that they probably never exercise, and I'm going to be in far better shape than they are. If they see me exercise, they should be embarrassed, not me. Though it's a really smug way of looking at it, it keeps me going.

When I was a kid I did track until I was 9 or 10 and decided cool people (as per the stereotypical "cool person") don't exercise and move as little as possible. I never had the opportunity of gymnastics, karate, dance, etc. I did enjoy soccer and basketball, though that fell through as well when I wanted to be cool. Gosh I am such a try-hard...

Thanks for the encouragement! As per your 20 minutes of hooping, I assume you mean hoola-hooping, in which case 20 minutes is 20 minutes longer than I could do. Never could get the rhythm down for that. :P

nuance  ·  2320 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What keeps you fit, Hubski?

I started doing the whole #fitness thing about 4 months ago after I was diagnosed with depression, and it's really helped a lot. The thing is my gym's a 40 minute bus ride away, so it's really easy to say I don't have time to go. I have still gotten stronger from the times I do go however.

I got a Fitbit Charge HR about a week ago. Since then I've been using it as motivation since I'm extremely interested in data. I've been using it for running, since that's a really convenient exercise I can do in only 20-30 minutes. I challenged myself today, and managed to do a 20 minute run, managing about 9.05 km/h. Before last week I hadn't ran since track and field in grade 5. I'm pretty impressed with my results.

I won't lie, I hate exercising. I hate being tired, and I hate continuing anyways, but I've also gained an appreciation for how I feel a half hour after my workout, when my body's recuperating, and my body's giving me the feel-good chemicals. There's really nothing like a good workout before a long night. It makes everything so much more pleasant.

nuance  ·  2321 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Exteme GoPro Street Cleaning

It'd be awesome if more people were enthusiastic like this about cleaning up the streets. Even if it is just for a video, he's really making a valuable contribution to society, and probably making some people's days better while doing it.

Oct 23 - Nov 21; Viral Infection, Acute Bronchitis; ADHD; Scorpio: You're focusing too much on others in your pathway to success. Make sure to take care of yourself, keep your hands clean of others affairs and every once in a while, take a breath of fresh air. Don't get too excited about upcoming events however, you may lose focus of what's really important.

nuance  ·  2323 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: If you want to steal some reddit users, this is your chance

All human bonding is based on an arbitrarily common opinion. I highly doubt you have any friends who you disagree on everything with after all. I personally have most of my friends and bonds come from the queer community in my city. It's completely arbitrary and says little about our personality, but it's a commonality we could bond because of. We share the opinion of anti-queer people being bad people, and that's why we bonded. Not only can we strongly bond around opposition, we are required to bond around opposition.

What I'm saying now is all conjecture and not on any level of research, but if you think about pre-historic days, it makes sense that we would all bond when a problem arises, that way we as a group can fix the problem, and it's a boost to morale knowing others have the same opinion. It just so happens that the biggest threat to today's society is arguably the obesity epidemic which is overtaking smoking in it's death toll. If instead, say, windows were a huge issue in society killing more and more people every year, chances are I'd be over on /r/glasspanehate or some similarly named subreddit.

That being said, I cannot hide the fact that /r/fatpeoplehate was a hate subreddit. It had people there specifically to stir up shit. There were people who were overtly hateful, brigading people, wishing them death on their social media, etc. I am not proud of this, nor did I or any of the mods condone this behaviour. It was however the exception, not the rule.

nuance  ·  2323 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: PSA: Welcome to Hubski, Redditors.

How do I unfollow badged content? I've tried everything I can think of but can't find anything that'll unfollow it.

Also, from what I can gather, the wheel in comments is a vote and on posts is a share. Is that correct?

nuance  ·  2323 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: If you want to steal some reddit users, this is your chance  ·  

Please don't give me flack based on me knowing, but the guys and girls on /r/fatpeoplehate often talked about not only the increased medical costs, but a lot of the issues that were had were things such as nursing staff and EMS employees being physically injured and unable to work due to having to move/lift obese people. Also there were many people who were upset by people who they worked with stealing lunches, being obnoxious about eating, or being rude seeing that they weren't "eating a man's lunch".

It's easy to see /r/fatpeoplehate as its name, and at its core, it is just a hate sub. But anyone who looked through the comments would see people who are frustrated and just need a place to unload, and it was by far the most tolerant sub I've seen. Didn't matter if you were gay, trans, muslim, or any minority. As long as you weren't fat, you were seen as not just another person, but as brethren. You were also a shitlord.

What I'm trying to say is that most people seem to think if you were to subtract the fat people from /r/fatpeoplehate it would just be an angry group of trolls looking for something else to be angry and hateful about, but at least from my experience, it was a safe-haven where everybody was truly equal, and everyone was valued.

nuance  ·  2323 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pictures from Tokyo

Wow, that's really cool. Where in Tokyo are you hanging out? How are you getting along there? Do you speak Japanese? If not, is it more difficult to navigate the city than you had previously expected?

nuance  ·  2323 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Nerd Fitness - How to do a Handstand, Finally

When I was a kid my older brother was able to do handstands and did them all the time. I've always been way too scared to do them, or even cart-wheels, but now that I'm on my way to fitness, I'm going to work towards doing this.