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snoodog  ·  156 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Power of clothing: what you wear helps careers, dating, and success

Lol correlation and causation cannot be separate here easily. I bet the guy that’s willing to sell out 10k on nice clothes is also willing to work a few more hours each week. Just saying.

snoodog  ·  242 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 10, 2019

Sounds fantastic, I really hope for something like that for my own daughter.

snoodog  ·  246 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 'Someone To Speak For You': Low-Income Tenants Get Lawyers For Housing Court

This is 90% a result of rent control. As your rental apartment becomes an asset as long as prices go up and you don’t move. If you eliminated rent control then the numbers of cases would go down a lot and they would only need to go after truly bad landlords as opposed to people trying to get rid of below market renters that are locked in under legacy contracts

snoodog  ·  249 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Immigration Raid Results In Arrest Of 280 Workers In Texas : NPR

I would be ok with this if the us government treated this like every other crime and seized all I’ll gotten gains and jailed the real criminals who are the executives in this organization.

snoodog  ·  332 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Impossible Burger 2.0 tastes like beef. Really - CNET

Might be a weight thing as well the patty has a 1/4lb wet weight I think and the grocery sells em for 10 bux for 2. The beef is closer to 1/2lb pattys

snoodog  ·  334 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Impossible Burger 2.0 tastes like beef. Really - CNET

1.0 actually tastes ok, but too expensive something like 20$/lb good ground beef for burgers is $3-5. If they bring the costs down it could be viable

snoodog  ·  349 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reasons why you need to put on an ad block on your browser - beside you hate ads :)

Brave does a better job with scripts than most browsers but I think it’s mostly security through obscurity effect. Pi hole is probably the best thing for most home consumers.

The internet of today is so bloated with ads tracking and scripts that it’s equivalent of a porn site a decade ago. Every mainstream site has so much crap that’s you need multiple layers of blocking to get a decent experience.

AD blockers are so common now that many sites use tricks to bypass them so you really need to go to the next level and stay a step ahead of the average joe

snoodog  ·  349 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reasons why you need to put on an ad block on your browser - beside you hate ads :)

This reads like 10-15 years ago. These days ad blockers aren’t enough you need a better browser and probably blocking at the router level

snoodog  ·  377 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reports out of China suggest first human gene-edited babies have been born

Probably not the first, the tech has been out there for a while so likely someone has done this before for private clients in a private lab. Same with human cloning. If you are rich enough to do this you don’t go blabbering to the media about it and you pay everyone to stay quiet for many years

Yeah but who? There are no viable candidates that’s his problem

snoodog  ·  384 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Your Children’s Yellowstone Will Be Radically Different

That’s exactly what we need to figure out, certain cities may need to be abandoned and practices that drain aquifers need to stopped. Thats the kind of forward thinking that can help mitigate some of the impacts for future generations. Essentially you need a comprehensive plan on dealing with the impact of climate change. You can’t stop Contries from polluting but you can invest in technology and infrastructure that will mitigate some of the impact. It’s not a perfect solution but it’s better than the current plans of pissing into the wind through tiny reduction efforts.

snoodog  ·  384 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Your Children’s Yellowstone Will Be Radically Different

Probably need to build up infrastructure like sea walls in areas that can be saved. Update flood prevention systems and dams, storm surge areas. Fund programs to breed seeds that are more heat tolerant. Model where future rains are going to occur and figure out how to manage, and store the water.

There are likely opportunities to terraform areas to level off temperature swings.

Ocean research is critical as well. They are getting f-up and we don’t understand them well at all. We need to collect dna for bio specimens that we can restore later when technology allows it.

Those things are a much better use of money than Current carbon reduction efforts.

snoodog  ·  384 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Your Children’s Yellowstone Will Be Radically Different

It’s already too late, we probably would have had to start to curb greenhouse emissions in the 80s or earlier to get where we would have needed to be today. At this point climate change has happened we need to work on dealing with the consequences and effects as they happen and affect our citizens.

The worlds major polluters aren’t curbing emissions fast enough to make anything the rest of us do matter significantly. Classic Tragedy of the commons type problem

snoodog  ·  403 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I expect to die during the Great Migration

There are a lot of missions where US troops are training up local militias and friendly forces. We’re not really officially deployed there so if someone gets shot and shoots back it creates an incident. I’ve heard some stories from people ive casually had beers with of those going bad and not being able to shoot back at the hostile.

The border patrol mission would likely be too political to allow for an incident to occur.

snoodog  ·  403 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I expect to die during the Great Migration

It’s not just the UN in Africa

snoodog  ·  403 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I expect to die during the Great Migration

It wouldn’t be a terrible deployment to go on. You are state side, and you won’t be killing civilians or aiding terrible dictators. Probably just marking targets and building out fencing. No worse than training. The only thing that would really suck is that rules of engagement would most likely not allow you to shoot back at any cartels that might be shooting at you, but that’s not new there are a lot of shitholes in Africa where that happens. Doubt you would have anything to do with actual migrants at worst you might have to escort an agent in to do the arrests and paperwork

snoodog  ·  405 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Southern California suffers its worst housing slump in over a decade

In Seattle market has inflected but those that are nimble will be able to get out with minimal losses they just need to be more motivated to sell and undercut the competition. Most sellers will try to get last months prices and have their inventory sit for a long time as they ride the market down. Personally I think it’s got more to do with the amazon stock price than anything, suddenly that crazy amazon money isn’t a sure thing anymore and a lot of buyers are probably getting cold feet.

snoodog  ·  407 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Goppers vote for conservative-looking people, apparently

Left of Democrats?

snoodog  ·  412 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Any of y'all still play Stellaris?

I keep waiting for the mid game to be fun and it never is. I’ve given up

snoodog  ·  412 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Somebody sent Hilary Clinton and Obama mail bombs

I don’t get it, none of these people check their mail. What’s the point? At best the culprit would have taken out a mail room clerk and given the reciever a bunch of positive press/attention

snoodog  ·  445 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Three Cheers for Price Gouging During Hurricane Florence

This is purely a resource allocation problem, do you allocate resources randomly or do you allocate them based on need/demand. A person that needs to run a sump pump to prevent flooding is going to be way more likely to pay 3-4x for a generator than some who wants to watch football and have cold beer. If you put a price ceiling than it’s going to be random luck on who gets the generator and it won’t be assigned to where it does the most good.

Some bleeding heart liberal will of course say that poor people live in lower areas, poor people are less likely to evacuate so poor people are being price gouged so it’s not fair. And yeah life’s not really fair but we don’t currently have a better way to distribute resources based on need. What will likely happen is that all the generators will either get bought by people that don’t need them or scalpers for the secondary market and the person that really needs one will either have to pay even more on the secondary market or not be able to get a generator at all and sustain huge avoidable losses. So instead of a shitty situation to the tune of $1000 for a overpriced generator someone might be out 50-100k in flood damage

snoodog  ·  445 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Three Cheers for Price Gouging During Hurricane Florence

It would never make sense to bring generators into the worst disaster areas. The optimal delivery point is just far enough to sell the generators on the outskirts of the storm damage. Instead of moving goods to the area of highest demand you would move them to an area of lowest barriers.

snoodog  ·  446 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Three Cheers for Price Gouging During Hurricane Florence

Ok fine I guess everyone can sit without power then because equality. You will get your water and chainsaws whenever the normal supply chain feels like delivering it because merchants can’t raise prices to cover expediting an order.

If a guy drove to an adjacent state, bought up a bunch of generators and brought them back that’s just good business and now there are 19 more generators available than there would be otherwise. He might be gouging if had 19 in stock for months , waited till the hurricane them marked them up 200% but even that should be fair game.

That’s the joy of a command economy, It doesn’t matter how much money you have, you can’t buy anything on the normal market. Black market is the only option

snoodog  ·  453 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 12, 2018

How much did they cost you originally?

snoodog  ·  453 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 12, 2018

Lol raises what is this 1970? CEO bonuses additional management and shareholder value is where it’s all going. Coffee going away is a really bad sign because the perceived benefit value is much higher than the cost. I bet you won’t le have to pay employees a couple more thousand a year to have comparable value to the employee. Something about being fucked over on coffee every morning has always made me a bit annoyed with my employer.

snoodog  ·  460 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

Interesting read I was not aware that the legal definition is so limited. This is probably a good thing

snoodog  ·  460 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Microwave Weapons Are Prime Suspect in Ills of U.S. Embassy Workers

War on Cuba coming soon to a theater near you? Gotta wounded what the agenda here is.

snoodog  ·  460 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

Serious question- when does “resistance” become treason?

snoodog  ·  467 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: California Lawmakers Just Voted to Make All Its Electricity Emissions-Free by 2045

Meh I’m always happy to have some one else to pay 2-5x for early apopter technology so that I can buy it a couple years late on the cheap with all the problems fixed

snoodog  ·  470 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Ben Miller: The Student Debt Problem Is Worse Than We Imagined

Well plus all the after after school extras like swim lessons, soccer practice, gymnastics etc. It might get a little cheaper but probably not much cheaper