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Cake day: Nov 28, 2020


Selling cars creates a tax base that generates healthy revenue at minimum expense. Public transit creates minimum revenue at great expense. It’s all about money.

Public transit can revive suffering areas in a community and trigger the investment that community, but that’s more of a financial gamble.

I was blocked from posting relevant content to a dead group that was struggling to achieve member interaction. They made me do about 10 captchas to prove I’m not a robot. They blocked my account. It was a huge favor. I don’t miss the site.

On the flip side of that scenario, anyone who was actually interested in what I was posting in that group now has nothing to read. On any given site, I would estimate that more than 90% of the users visiting and reading the content are not interacting. Only a small percent of the users are doing anything to inspire the general population to visit the site. To me it’s idiotic to punish people who are contributing positive and constructive content. By doing so, you are giving hundreds of people one less reason to visit the site.

Users abandoning the platform is the only logical outcome when your algorithms punish/ban/discourage positive & useful interaction.

That’s fine. If you haven’t made a decision about how to respond in 8 years, your choice is irrelevant by this point.

If I stood by Mark Zuckerburg 24 hours a day and wrote down everything he did, he’d be calling the police on me. This is exactly what he’s doing to Facebook users, he’s just doing it more deceptively. I consider his platform to be unethical and committing illegal activities remotely. Regardless of Capitalism being the motive, the act itself is already considered to be illegal offline. Why would people feel that it’s okay online?

I do wish that collecting data on users would be classified as pathological stalking and be deemed predatory & illegal.

No I predicted that Trump would be an idiot and that he and his supporters would be morons and attempt it. The insurrection began it’s planning stages months in advance. His words and the words of his supporters made any alternate response improbable.

They were DARPA bailed them out with taxpayer money.

He failed miserably. Pending bankruptcy is not success. DARPA succeeded by funding him until he got a product that could make money. DARPA is the U.S. government. It’s me and other taxpayers. All the money he makes now is because the government spent money cushioning his fall so that he could survive. He’s just a face propped up to represent American technology.

I agree, and if it’s underground, accessibility has to be considered over and above pressurization. It’s more suitable for freight transport than it is moving people. It has to be earthquake-proof in some regions. Logistically, I don’t think it’s a good idea. It’s fun in concept because it makes us think we’re stepping into the future, but there are better visions for our future than a pressurized tube.

I think technology is more reliable than the people in our lives and we migrate towards reliability. This makes people even less reliable than the technology around us and it feeds a cycle that isolates us from others. The people who design the technology then manipulate their products to make them more addictive and feed what we respond to.

I have never felt regret over making one choice over another. My regrets in life is that the options I had to choose between were never acceptable to me from the beginning. Life is sometimes a process of choosing between the lesser of two evils. I would not describe myself as lonely, but if I was lonely, it’d definitely be because i chose to be lonely over some other option.

I haven’t seen an article on them in over 20 years. They were announced around the time Blu-ray disc were being released. I assume that mobile phones killed the potential market for them. People shifted from desktop computers to phones and tablets.

It happens all the time. People don’t innovate from scratch. They take designs that work and tweak them for improvements. Eventually those improvements get repurposed for something else. The first mining truck inverter we built was just a tweaked and repurposed locomotive inverter. The last mining truck we built before handing of that product to another facility was the world’s first all electric mining truck.

I am pretty sure that the head of our repair group was using some Google glasses for some motor repair training. The teachers were remote and the Google glasses were their eyes for reviewing the progress of the trainees.

I saw a nice video of the test run on the test track that our sister plant built for the Hyperloop. That was years ago and I’ve heard nothing since. I think Virgin is building something similar and the design seemed to be further along.

It’s easy to succeed when DARPA’s taxpayer money is funding everything. Tesla would have gone bankrupt if not for taxpayer dollar keeping it afloat.

I think it’s supposed to be more efficient, not just fast. I worked with a guy who helped design Maglev trains for China. With my limited knowledge, I’d think that a train floating above a track with no friction and being propelled by a magnetic wave has more potential that a train in a tube. I’m not familiar with the power and technology it takes to create that magnetic wave, but I still think it has more potential. I should have asked how the wave was created, but I was too amazed that the technology even existed.

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