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uhsguy  ·  8 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 14, 2021

Manufacturing is a low margin high capital and highly regulated business. That’s why the us has so few manufacturing start ups. In tech it’s easy you get a couple people In a garage with computers and you churn out a app it’s mostly just labor cost. If your want to make something you better be buying 50-100k of equipment and have the knowledge on how to run and maintain it, while trying to stay compliant with all the various regs.

uhsguy  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Delta Variant

From a public health perspective Delta might be enough to F-up our stuff and lock down again. It kind of depends on the effect on kids and hospitalization rates for vaccinated. If you have 30% unvax + some amount of break through * 10x infection rate than you are going to have problem pretty quick. Especially if indoor transmission is as bad as it seems to be, even regular pressure from flu+covid break through is going bring the medical system into chaos mode again.

Chronic healthcare under capacity is going to show up with a vengeance again this year even if we had 100% effective vaccines the anti vaxers would be tying up all the normal resources. The health care system struggles on a bad flu year so unless we miss flu season again this year were going to be really f-ed. Mask mandates will have to come back (if nothing else to hold the flu at bay) and free up resources for dealing with break throughs and anti-vaxers. Maybe mask mandates dont snowball into lockdowns, maybe they dont but winter 2021 is going to be rough even in our part of the country (anti vax land is either going to vaccinate or they are going to going to have a really bad time).

Public health officials are going to have some difficult choices to make - i think inevitably they will have to shutdown because dispite the vaccinated folks being safe enough, the unvaxed will eat up so much hospital resources that insufficient capacity to do routine ER stuff will start to kill folks but perhaps not. Maybe we just accept that we do not have a functional/available medical system as that's already the reality for many Americans. Im sure a bunch of public sector employees will want another 6 months paid vacation so there is that too.

uhsguy  ·  10 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Delta Variant

We’re going to do a much living as feasible before the next lockdown. I suspect Seattle will follow whatever is happening in Israel. We have similar vax rates and similar unvaccinated mixing. If Israel locks down we’re a couple weeks behind

uhsguy  ·  23 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Victoria, Australia is introducing jail time for employers who commit wage theft

Nice well deserved punishment

uhsguy  ·  25 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Heaven or High Water: Selling Miami's last 50 years

At the price people pay they could build those buildings in the ocean or backfill with sand. Sure they buildings will decay after 20-50 years but the people buying dont care. Insurance for those properties is probably already 1/10 or 1/20th of replacement and nobody gives a f.

Hell I bet developers would build on the beach or out in the ocean right now if it was legal to do so why wait for climate change to flood everything

Doesn’t matter got paid.

uhsguy  ·  33 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Swedish government on the brink after PM Löfven loses no-confidence vote

I mean nobody is going to vote against below market rate housing that’s already housed. Seems kind of like voting away free money

uhsguy  ·  34 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Guys, I Swear I’m Only Transitioning So I Can Cheat at Girls’ Sports

Nobody would do it at the amateure level but at the Olympic level they might. Anyway the argument is usally that it puts players that were born female at a disadvantage and basically negates the reason why we separated men’s and women’s sports in the first place. If you are playing for fun it’s not a big deal but at some point sports becomes about money and fame, then it’s quite cutthroat.

uhsguy  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Rent’s Too Damned High

I’m not sure what you mean by “ quarter million dollar hump” if you mean annual income then yeah ok I get that. We’re getting close to that and at that income you are rocking it. Suddenly childcare becomes painful but affordable, college is a minor blip and you can buy a house every decade or so for cash. At this point it becomes a question of getting the spot not really affording it.

Quarter mil Capitol barely gets you out of paying pmi on an average house in king county, it might not even if the house sells for over asking and you need to cover the difference.

uhsguy  ·  39 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Rent’s Too Damned High

I find it interesting that you of all people posted this. You should understand that the factors driving house price increases stem mainly from the prevelance of negative real interest rates. And then secondary local factors related to zoning and building costs

uhsguy  ·  108 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 7, 2021

Method is simple but a bit expensive to stock and setup due to light and plant costs.

Nutrient export happens via plant removal but also water change. It’s also pretty slow growth due to low co2 available. Very doable tho

uhsguy  ·  121 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Trump predicted news ratings would ‘tank if I’m not there.’ He wasn’t wrong.

Without trump there is nobody to hate or blame for the sad state of the world. We must go back to pretending the bad stuff ain’t happening

uhsguy  ·  133 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Beeple NFT sells for nearly $70 million at Christie's

https://niftygateway.com/ is one of the more popular ones rn and still takes a huge cut. I don’t think people will go to the cheapest platform but the most popular one.

uhsguy  ·  133 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Beeple NFT sells for nearly $70 million at Christie's

I think a lot of nft exchange take a 20% fee. Just like eBay or stockx every exchange takes a cut

You think the history books will ever call it a Chinese made virus? I kind of doubt it, it will always be the thing for conspiracy theories.

uhsguy  ·  147 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Wall Street Kills Grandma 20,000 nursing home residents died from 2004 to 2016

Corporate nursing homes like corporate daycare is a bad deal

uhsguy  ·  180 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Oklahoma bill would establish a Bigfoot hunting season

Lol some folks gonna get shot

uhsguy  ·  189 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Magary: I tested the dumbest PPE of all time - the Rich Guy COVID Helmet

Good read made me laugh

uhsguy  ·  199 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 6, 2021

I think they be too lazy, it’s playoff season, cold outside and the budlight supply is stable

uhsguy  ·  199 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 6, 2021

Yeah democrats are the new republicans and the republicans are just batshittery so yeah nothing will fundamentally change. Except of course the post covid world

uhsguy  ·  205 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 30, 2020

no judgement man. Have fun, life is full of risks and i really dont think covid is one anyone can really mitigate for the next 3-6 months unless you can get a friend to hook you up with some vaccines.

Yeah but ain’t nobody admitting bioerror, though it’s a plausible explanation, the reputation of the world’s most powerful nations is at stake.

uhsguy  ·  228 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bob Dylan Sells Songwriting Catalog In 9-Figure Deal

you think hes still with it? Or maybe it was kind of a forced move by someone doing his elder care

uhsguy  ·  234 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: December 2, 2020

The shit little blue masks are effective? Crazy

uhsguy  ·  240 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: November 25, 2020

Life is pretty boring here. Thanksgiving is canceled, I'm loaded up on pre black Friday video games ill probably never have time to play.

Id say at least everyone is healthy but thats not the case either so really pretty shitty all around. I guess at least everyone is alive - for now, there is something.

For entertainment now ive been buying up PlayStation 5 consoles and flipping them on Craigslist (just scored my second one last night). I dont need the money but being able to actually buy one after jumping through all the hoops has given me more adrenaline rush than anything else this year. The 200-300$ profit doesnt hurt.

Ive been thinking of turning some of that around and joining a cook group / bot network to buy shoes and other stuff to flip on ebay. It not much money and after taxes it will really not be much money but its kind of fun and the rush of the flip really gives me a thrill. If anyone is interested let me know ill do a write up on how it goes.

Other than that idk. Sold off all my RC cars, saltwater fish tank seems stable again so i might dump a couple hundred bux worth of coral in and see what happens. Bees died this year. And garden is all tucked in under a 3-4" thick bed of mulch (6 yards worth).

uhsguy  ·  242 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: China Stares Down a Financial Reckoning (pdf)

This diagram is really complicated