I have orthostatic hypotension which causes very similar symptoms and this was the first thing that came to mind. worst case scenario I’m sure they’d have accessible seats for disabled people that we could use, however I highly doubt these would ever make it past marketing. luckily safety in aviation is still taken seriously and these would be awful in a crash so it’d never be approved by EASA/FAA etc
This is too much for me to read right now, but i appreciate how in depth it is and that you gave links. I’ll look into it sometime soon
edit: so i just read it, and the only thing i can think is will we have enough time to actually switch to renewable energy? Most of the biggest polluting countries are capitalist and are they really gonna invest in public transport and solar panels etc when its not profitable? even if its theoretically possible to switch to renewable, i’m sure capitalism will get in the way and make it harder or impossible in the time we have
nuclear has the potential i think under capitalism to be adopted, especially because its exportable (in the case of thorium molten salt) and it would buy us time we need. the alternative being switching to communism but we cant rely on that as a main solution since its so hard/unlikely
plus more people die from pollution than in nuclear accidents right? i mean pollution kills so so many people and a reactor in the middle of a desert is only gonna be able to kill a handful, its not a permanent solution but its better than what we have and its realistic in the timeframe and system were stuck with for now
What do you think to the thorium molten salt reactors that china is developing/building? They’re better for the environment, significantly safer than old designs, and their waste cant be used to make weapons. I understand renewable green energy is the goal but dont you think that any effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is good, even if its not a sustainable alternative? Moving to renewable isnt something we can do easily and buying ourselves time with the technology we have right now is only positive imo
Western media may have freedom of speech but it’s ran by large companies who’s interests ultimately are imperialism, capitalism etc. you’ll rarely find an msm article that goes against the status quo, there may be a couple examples but ultimately those are rare in comparison to how many awful things are happening that they dont talk about and how many lies they tell to push their agenda
ah okay, it’s just that there is no evidence of that happening. all these news stories come from anonymous sources and other non-credible ones. the main thing we have to go off is things like books and movies from the country, people who have visited and those who have lived there. the only sort of credible source against it is defectors, but as soon as you scratch beneath the surface their stories and credibility fall apart. theyre paid to lie, get their passports taken off them, imprisoned etc in South Korea and so they lie for money because it’s all they can do. there’s thousands of Koreans living abroad and none of them actually dislike their country
Well i’m not very educated on the topic, if theres a more ethical way to achieve the same thing then i think that should be done instead. Assuming there isn’t, then i think it’s necessary, it’s not like eating meat for our own enjoyment when we can get a perfectly nutritious meal without killing or otherwise harming an animal, it’s an important product that saves lives and isn’t really optional imo
Focus on the present day and the country you two live in. Defending people who are dead and countries that are not your own is pointless with someone who is already anti-communist. Focus on pointing out the hypocrasies of your own country and the events and people that are around today. It’s easier to convince someone when it applies directly to them .i.e. look how bad our government is and why, rather than look how good stalin and the USSR is.
This way you can be more productive with your political discussions, and there’s less to disagree on because ultimately their opinion on stalin doesnt matter much, their opinion on the country you live in though and the system there is much more important, and you say they’re already anti-capitalist which is most important
Yeah arch is one of the best, but the learning curve is something most people just dont care for and it can discourage new users who struggle with it. Its best to start of with something easier and then go for arch if you want to later, unless you want to learn and challenge your self a little, its not hard its just a barrier that most dont want or need.
EndeavourOS is great because it has the installer and all the benefits of arch, i see no reason to discourage it
Fedora is my pick for beginners:
lets make a list of the worst things liz has ever done