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by jacob
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Planetary health diet
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Planetary health diet

I/we already eat that way^H^H^H^H^Hbetter than that, but our diet does resemble what they came up with, which is basically a moderate flexitarian diet. Fair enough. Gotta start somewhere. We're more hardcore because being hardcore gets better results. Here, we use meat as a condiment (if we use it--...
by jacob
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.
Replies: 63
Views: 5170

Re: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.

Presently yes, but the investments required to bring CO2, soil, and water levels back to a point where the agricultural system retains the ability to support the current population has not been paid for yet. Essentially, the world at large is borrowing pies from the future. Put it another way ... it...
by jacob
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Thoughts on Plastic Surgery?
Replies: 42
Views: 4514

Re: Thoughts on Plastic Surgery?

I'm not really convinced that the early 20somethings asking for advice are looking for a long term partner as much as simple (shallow?) hook-ups. More likely they're frustrated by the fact that the cool surfer dude in the leather jacket seems to get more action than the junior analyst fresh out of c...
by jacob
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.
Replies: 63
Views: 5170

Re: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.

Speaking of yeast in jar, or the reindeer on St. Matthew island (true story), I'll note that for humans, unless economic growth is really fast (in the 5%+) range, it translates into population growth and not standard-of-living growth. Another way of saying that is that if growth is slow enough, huma...
by jacob
Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.
Replies: 63
Views: 5170

Re: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.

Consider why these technologies have not made it past the conceptual or experimental stage despite many of them having been known for decades. Why haven't they be used to reverse the decline in productivity growth yet?
by jacob
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The soft coup against US President Trump
Replies: 20
Views: 2474

Re: The soft coup against US President Trump

Another problem is the [increasing?] existence of "information dieters" which helps propaganda to thrive. I understand why people are tired of all the news and stop following it because it doesn't contribute to their own personal life in the here and now. However, being deliberately uninformed is al...
by jacob
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Home clutter/decor in movies v Real Life?
Replies: 7
Views: 1093

Re: Home clutter/decor in movies v Real Life?

The pursuit of aesthetics as a high value is connected with a well-developed/driving Fi (introverted feeling), so mainly the FP types with the INFP and ISFP being those with the strongest fascination with interior decorating; ENFP and ESFP following. As noted above, other types don't care as much wh...
by jacob
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Best Trades for ERE
Replies: 20
Views: 2657

Re: Best Trades for ERE

In 2010, I was thinking of getting into a carpentry apprenticeship. I looked at the various entry-tests (What is COS(45)?), the salary (which turned out to be in between what the National Science Foundation pays a physics postdoc and gradstudent respectively), and typical career trajectories. It was...
by jacob
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Personal mission?
Replies: 49
Views: 4638

Re: Personal mission?

Agree.
by jacob
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.
Replies: 63
Views: 5170

Re: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.

George Friedman explains the world set up with geography. The reason the US has maintained sovereignty/never been invaded (in modern times) is that it has two giant oceans on either side, a friendly neighbor to the north and a sofar ineffective one to the south. Thus America has enjoyed a geographic...
by jacob
Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The soft coup against US President Trump
Replies: 20
Views: 2474

Re: The soft coup against US President Trump

Blitzing the population with this Fake News, you can bet the news/entertainment industry will give little if any coverage of the debunking. Eh, given what a game changer(*) it would be, of course everybody covered it, but [even] CNN was skeptical about it. https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/18/media/buzzf...
by jacob
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Resources and recommend watching
Replies: 221
Views: 71230

Re: Resources and recommend watching

@Smashter - The [doctor] conversation was also relevant to scientists---the real doctors :) ---minus the income/debt whiplash. Having one's identity totally tied up with the work and an inability to go back [to research] is analogous.
by jacob
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Top Pick for Debate with Jacob?
Replies: 23
Views: 2372

Re: Top Pick for Debate with Jacob?

I am totally wrong here, :) . The crowd wisdom effect only works for simple questions(*) when everyone is asked in isolation and the answers are averaged. Socialization actually makes people mad (crowd madness effect), because the individuals have no skin in the game (or punishment symmetric to con...
by jacob
Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Top Pick for Debate with Jacob?
Replies: 23
Views: 2372

Re: Top Pick for Debate with Jacob?

I value my own sanity more than anything else. I think the spread of ideas depend on where they are in the Overton window. If they are easily adopted into an existing framework, I think r-selection works better as a strategy. Controversy is one such r-selecting strategy because pissing people off do...
by jacob
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.
Replies: 63
Views: 5170

Re: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.

Can humans build and maintain a base on the moon or mars? Sure ... just like humans built and maintained the ISS. Are humans going to move en-masse to the moon or to mars to live or build factories or hotels? Nope ... just like it didn't happen in orbit. Proof: Consider how many people live on Arcti...
by jacob
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Personal mission?
Replies: 49
Views: 4638

Re: Personal mission?

by jacob
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.
Replies: 63
Views: 5170

Re: The End of Economic Growth Is Inevitable. Let’s Plan for It.

Eh, lets hope wars are not necessary to solve our economic problems---war is very destructive to the environment and infrastructure. Recall there were half as many people on the planet during WWII, oil discoveries (of the best kind, sweet convential crude) were rapidly rising, and electricity was fi...
by jacob
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Virtual Living
Replies: 35
Views: 3205

Re: Virtual Living

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_economy#Virtual_crime is an example of what I was wondering about. Apparently some 17yo built a cyber-brothel charging by the minute. Some MMOs run mob-like organizations demanding protection money. In EVE Online, we find industrial espionage and private army re...
by jacob
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Personal mission?
Replies: 49
Views: 4638

Re: Personal mission?

The web-of-goals setup does feel more like a state of being in the sense that you're not working towards the sub-goals per se but more more serving as the gardener ensuring that the [teleological] vectors are pointing in the right directions. The state of being (as opposed to the state of doing) can...