usualsuspect191

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usualsuspect191 ,

So I've never seen it, and I'm pretty sure I've only seen maybe a tiny clip, mostly memes. Just based on the vibes of this meme, is the man shown voiced by Patrick Warburton?

usualsuspect191 ,

Maybe it's that you're asking for a style that's "unfashionable" or atypical for someone with your look so the hairdresser is second-guessing you know what you're asking for. I bet a lot of the time they try instructions as vague as "make it shorter and look good". They'll err on the side of leaving it s bit long knowing they can always take a bit more off and sneak up to the desired length when it's beyond what the normal style is.

Just get it to the length you want, then ask the hairdresser what it's called/how to describe it and take a couple of pictures as well and you should be set for next time.

usualsuspect191 ,

Wow, here I was thinking Pando was the biggest. This fungus is a good bit bigger

usualsuspect191 ,

Lol that algorithm has you in that demo for a reason I'm sure. Not sure I would've asked this publicly.

Also, who's is a contraction of "who is" or "who has". You want the possessive "whose"

Which movies have aged like fine wine? (either in their message or cinematography)

I recently saw 'Don't Look Now' (1973). Good picture, a little slow perhaps by today's standards but worthy of any movie enjoyer's time! So this movie was shot in Venice. Venice itself being an already beautiful spot to film even today. The way we get to look in a time capsule of Venice in the 70s makes the movie that much...

usualsuspect191 ,

The Matrix Still looks great and works as a trans allegory

Gattaca Getting more prescient with each year

usualsuspect191 ,

That hole is extremely common in climbing knifes, so it's not that weird really

usualsuspect191 ,

That's either a very over-engineered hamster wheel, or that grinder was under spec'd.

usualsuspect191 OP ,

That's a good idea, I never thought to test it myself! I get an error that's it's an invalid post title so it might just be a Lemmy limitation which is too bad.

usualsuspect191 OP ,

From my testing the easiest way to get this working is a rule change that the title would instead be added in a spoiler tag in the body instead of the title.

usualsuspect191 ,

I am quite positive I'll see reliable, sustained fusion reactions in my lifetime.

I'm also pretty positive it'll be useless as an energy source. Still could be useful for other things though.

usualsuspect191 ,

I don't think we'll get to the point where the energy that comes out will be higher enough than the energy put in to justify its use compared to other energy sources.

usualsuspect191 ,

That's not the stumbling block for fusion. Getting significantly more energy out than we put in is the issue. Other technologies did this better, and those other technologies are advancing more quickly as well.

That's not to say it's not worth trying since nothing ventured nothing gained. There are other technological advancements that will likely come from our progressions in fusion too which will be great. I just don't see fusion as being a good way to generate energy.

usualsuspect191 ,

I'm specifically referring to man-made fusion as an energy source... Otherwise essentially all of our energy sources could be called "fusion" since they all trace back to it in one way or another.

usualsuspect191 ,

They also used to say Man will never fly.

Sure... I'm not saying fusion will never happen (it already does of course) or even that it'll never be net positive for energy.

Just that, for energy it's looking to be worse than most other options.

So I'm not saying man will never fly, I'm saying something closer to flying cars won't happen. It's not that we couldn't do it, just that the alternatives are better.

usualsuspect191 ,

I'm not sure how you can judge that, against something that doesn't exist yet.

Simply based on past and current trends. The advancement curve on fusion would need to really step it up and if we say that it can, then we also need to accept the same is possible for the alternatives which means fusion still lags behind.

Fusion would need to be extra special somehow, and from what's happened so far, it seems less special than the rest if anything.

Naturally this is all speculative of course, and being wrong on this is great either way as one way or another we will continue to get better at getting energy.

usualsuspect191 ,

Past and Current is not Future though.

Correct...? This is the problem of induction. As you've pointed out it's flawed, and it's also the best we can do for predicting the future.

That logically doesn't make sense though, because it's assuming the same amount of "step it up" (AKA 'progress'), which is not guaranteed. Fusion realized can far outstrip consumables, "winning the race" as it were, even if it takes longer to do so.

This is the problem of induction again. Yes, fusion could have a breakthrough and then really take off. So could other technologies. The question is how likely are these things to happen? So far it's not looking too great for fusion being special in that way.

Well, it hasn't been invented yet. I think we should probably all wait until it actually has, before passing judgment on it.

I'm not passing judgment for the very reason it doesn't exist. I'm making a speculation of what the end point will be based on how things have been going. The fact that it still doesn't exist is a point against the technology btw.

Overall, I sense a general agenda from you, based on your comments, that you wish to forgo the investment in research and development for fusion, and instead concentrate on renewals like a solar, etc.

?? If you're reading my other comments you'd see I literally explicitly say that fusion is still worth pursuing, even if it can't be an energy source... Furthering science is good, even if it fails to do what we might've been trying to do. There's essentially always other benefits that are often unforeseen at the time.

So, to recap:

  • I think we'll crack fusion.
  • I think we'll also get better at other stuff at the same time (and maybe find new things too).
  • I also think that after all that, man made fusion as a source of energy isn't likely to end up on top.
  • Lastly, (and perhaps most importantly) I think it's still worth trying to get fusion to work because it'd be great if it did! We'll still learn things that can be applied elsewhere even if it's not a great energy source.
usualsuspect191 ,

Philips are designed the way they are so that they "cam out".

Which is why Philips are so great for drywall screws. They shouldn't be used to anything else though....

usualsuspect191 ,

Just like this famous picture showing how the framing chosen can alter the meaning

usualsuspect191 ,

I love DST! I just think ever switching out of it is where the mistake lies

usualsuspect191 ,

I swear I remember hearing about a science fiction story where the "self-driving" cars actually just had people hidden in them.

usualsuspect191 ,

No, there are no cars in that, although I get the connection.

This was a short story or novel I think, but I haven't read it just heard about it.

usualsuspect191 ,

Scrambling to lift your voice into a question you've been reading as a statement until you see the question mark at the end is awkward

I'd argue this is exactly why it's not necessary on English; what makes it a question tends to be the inflection at the very end so no real need for a warning way at the beginning.

usualsuspect191 ,

I was imagining an awning or something that was being set up when it rained

usualsuspect191 ,

It's no "Space Jam DVD", but still pretty great

usualsuspect191 ,

If the original trilogy is anything to go by, George Lucas desperately needs a good editor. I can't imagine a longer cut will be anything but worse than what we got...

usualsuspect191 ,

Do you mean a pole with flags on it that you grab and bring to the other side when you cross? I've also run into those in Jackson Hole

Florida Supreme Court allows 6-week abortion ban to take effect, but voters will have the final say ( www.nbcnews.com )

In a pair of significant decisions, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Monday to uphold a 15-week ban on abortion in the state, while also allowing a proposed amendment that would enshrine abortion protections in the state constitution to appear on the November ballot....

usualsuspect191 ,

I tend to have a difficult time finding how they start the clock on these bans. Do they go from conception, or the typical way doctors use which is from the start of the last period? It makes a difference of about two weeks

usualsuspect191 ,

Think Geek shut down? Man it's been 5 years and I didn't even notice

usualsuspect191 ,

That spider drawing looks like it would be worth about $233.95

usualsuspect191 ,

It's pretty easy to find along the river banks around here. It wouldn't burn if you tossed it in a fire though, not sure why (maybe it's waterlogged or something).

usualsuspect191 ,

deserved and update

Ok, I really don't want this to come across as anything other than curious so please know I just genuinely want to know.

Was "and" deliberately put there or is it just a typo? I see this quite often online and would love to know if I'm seeing a change in language or maybe a regional difference or if it's just autocorrect.

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