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Cake day: Jul 16, 2020


If you don’t want to treat the second hard drive as separate. You might consider https://github.com/trapexit/mergerfs or alternatives to create a virtual union drive.

Do you have a source for this data and visualization? I’d like to learn more.

A while back I put some information into a couple of actuarial tables and got a rough estimate of my date of death, then scheduled it on my calendar.

Heroics. The fate of the society/world/universe turns on the actions of one or a few characters.

Heroics only make sense in certain settings. In many/most, it really doesn’t make sense for the main characters to be the primary plot drivers when there are millions or billions of other actors in the world. I think it is overused, presents a tunnel-vision worldview, and ultimately confines the world to the characters and ends up less interesting for it.

Good points and illustration. I think that there is no true need to be able to empathize with alien intelligence in a narrative. Goodness knows I have trouble empathizing with plenty of human characters… Hierarchy of Foreignness was even a thematic element in the Ender books.

Have you read A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge? I remember it doing a pretty good job of imagining polymorphic sentience and civilization churn.

Social networks influence farming practices and agrarian sustainability
> Abstract: > The social-ecological effects of agricultural intensification are complex. We explore farmers’ perceptions about the impacts of their land management and the impact of social information flows on their management through a case study in a farming community in Navarra, Spain, that is undergoing agricultural intensification due to adoption of large scale irrigation. We found that modern technology adopters are aware that their management practices often have negative social-ecological implications; by contrast, more traditional farmers tend to recognize their positive impacts on non-material benefits such as those linked with traditions and traditional knowledge, and climate regulation. We found that farmers’ awareness about nature contributions to people co-production and their land management decisions determine, in part, the structure of the social networks among the farming community. Since modern farmers are at the core of the social network, they are better able to control the information flow within the community. This has important implications, such as the fact that the traditional farmers, who are more aware of their impacts on the environment, rely on information controlled by more intensive modern farmers, potentially jeopardizing sustainable practices in this region. We suggest that this might be counteracted by helping traditional farmers obtain information tailored to their practices from outside the social network. I found this paper to be a fascinating read which has interesting conclusions and illustrates many of the dynamics of making agricultural decisions. My background is in microbiology so the methodology is outside my usual expertise; I would love to see what others think.

It reminds me of lots of different things (it’s like a blend of Rogue Legacy, Final Fantasy 1, and The Linear RPG, turned it into a Möbius strip).

I am enjoying exploring the mechanics of the game.

Not that you are wrong about the crazy amounts of energy required for mining, but I don’t think that picture is a good example. I recall seeing it in the news, and it is from a cannabis grow operation in the Netherlands: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/melting-snow-being-used-police-find-cannabis-farms-netherlands-10036057.html

I consider this the last burnt bridge. Was kinda sticking around for a few good communities but it’s been clear this was coming down the path. I’ve been re-building my RSS feeds and it’s time to move on.