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by stoneage
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Civil War in France
Replies: 46
Views: 7448

Re: Civil War in France

On the other hand, it is acting stupid got him where he is, so what are the odds that will change? (compare UK's T. May) I can imagine fear and self-preservation instinct kicking in. These can be good motivation for change. Yesterday night he contradicted his prime minister one hour after the poor ...
by stoneage
Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Civil War in France
Replies: 46
Views: 7448

Re: Civil War in France

How did he justify the tax cut on the 1% and what effect did it have on the French economy and tax revenues? Justification was trickle-down theory mainly. The taxes cut were approx 4 billions €, while last diesel tax increase represented ...approx 4 billions. So no impact on tax revenues, but some ...
by stoneage
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Civil War in France
Replies: 46
Views: 7448

Re: Civil War in France

I'm french living in France. What people see on TV is a fraction of the reality. A lot of the protests happened in the countryside, which is unusual. 85-90% of those protests was people blocking traffic. They gave up on doing that a week ago and are mainly getting together drinking coffee, eating cr...
by stoneage
Wed May 30, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Food costs vs. long term health theory.
Replies: 17
Views: 2460

Re: Food costs vs. long term health theory.

That...^ Quick anecdote : My mother spent her whole life chasing the new miracle ingredient promoted by trendy women magazines, done everything that was supposed to be done, and still got two non-gene-induced breast cancers at 50 and 70 years old, underwent two surgeries, and endured chemo and radio...
by stoneage
Wed May 30, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Food costs vs. long term health theory.
Replies: 17
Views: 2460

Re: Food costs vs. long term health theory.

all natural sodas and all sorts of vitamins and I've read all sorts of books and articles on what food and vitamins help prevent different cancers, heart disease, etc, etc; and have been changing my diet as best as possible to eat foods that potentially can benefit me rather than foods that are che...
by stoneage
Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Cheapest mini PC?
Replies: 25
Views: 4892

Re: Cheapest mini PC?

raspberry is really below average.
For the same price as a raspberry, a case and a SD card, you can have a pretty decent 3rd hand laptop/small dekstop unit with enough power to do all those things and install a real linux distribution (raspbian being far below average too).
by stoneage
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Tile: A Cool Thing to Avoid Losing Other Things
Replies: 5
Views: 1245

Re: Tile: A Cool Thing to Avoid Losing Other Things

I found a person's wallet and noticed a little square shaped electric piece in it--turns out it's a 100 ft bluetooth tracker with a community. I agree that it's a cool idea, but discovering the expensive electronic tracker on a LOST wallet is not exactly a ringing endorsement! ;) My thougths exactl...
by stoneage
Sun Jul 10, 2016 1:09 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Trilemmas
Replies: 49
Views: 12298

Re: Trilemmas

cars, given a max budget :
cosmetic condition, miles per gallon, and mileage
by stoneage
Sun Jul 03, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Elon Musk on whether this is a simulation
Replies: 42
Views: 8165

Re: Elon Musk on whether this is a simulation

Watson would only reply with a new question
by stoneage
Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Elon Musk on whether this is a simulation
Replies: 42
Views: 8165

Re: Elon Musk on whether this is a simulation

Someone has to explain the stretch from "we can make photorealistic-ish games" to "we will make realistic simulation of complex entities living in a complex limitless world with somewhat coherent physics in 20 to 20 000 years". There is somehow quite a gap in knowledge, computing power, and resource...
by stoneage
Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Trilemmas
Replies: 49
Views: 12298

Re: Trilemmas

Man's Quadrilemma :
.Big boobs
.Slender
.Genuine
.Cheap
Sorry, couldn't resist.
by stoneage
Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Friends & Family Questions
Topic: Adopting and raising kid rather than bi-parenting?
Replies: 31
Views: 6639

Re: Adopting and raising kid rather than bi-parenting?

7Wannabe5 wrote:"Slap the baby and don't get caught."
Is that really what it sounds like ?
by stoneage
Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Agnotology and Power
Replies: 13
Views: 2186

Re: Agnotology and Power

viewership of the "Homeland" series
Wow, that seems so wrong right now. I feel like a bad person.
:roll:
by stoneage
Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Homemade solutions to clean armpit and collar stains on dress shirts?
Replies: 7
Views: 2144

Re: Homemade solutions to clean armpit and collar stains on dress shirts?

Soap and water, brush. let it sit for 30min in warm water Soap again and brush. If the stain survives the treatment, it can be that the fabric got yellow/brown, due to the wonderful mixture bodily acids with the fabric. It usually happens when the shirt stayed dirty in the loundry basket for too lon...
by stoneage
Fri May 06, 2016 12:52 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: The self-sabotaging body
Replies: 21
Views: 4691

Re: The self-sabotaging body

I've been plagued with low metabolism + overeating for years. I can vastly support the theory, but I'd add it's pretty much the pace of weightloss that's important Talking from experience, weight watchers have a set of rules which aims at preventing rebound or starvation : - You must try to eat ever...
by stoneage
Tue May 03, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Smartphones - efficient use
Replies: 29
Views: 5975

Re: Smartphones - efficient use

should be easy math. Yeah, definitely. I was sticking to a purely theoretical point of view (i.e. "keep the object beautiful, as intended by the designer, hence avoid cases and bumpers"), based on false assumptions ("form primes over function", "designers design smartphone with users' clumsiness in...
by stoneage
Tue May 03, 2016 8:21 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Smartphones - efficient use
Replies: 29
Views: 5975

Re: Smartphones - efficient use

@C40: I could agree, BUT I've been on construction sites a lot. I usually need both hands free and carry my phone in a closed pocket (and actually don't drop phones that much...). The time I broke the 4s screen was when going out of the car, which resulted in a 1 to 2 feet drop from pocket on asphal...
by stoneage
Mon Apr 25, 2016 1:10 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Not So Secret Shame
Replies: 7
Views: 1904

Re: Not So Secret Shame

Alright, It's a nice house, but I hardly understand how a restoration would cost half the price. Yeah, there are nice bits of woodworking (see portfolio at https://builtbymaxwell.com/), but they paid a lot for this. So almost nothing extravagant here, and DIY would have cost a fifth of the price max...
by stoneage
Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Smartphones - efficient use
Replies: 29
Views: 5975

Re: Smartphones - efficient use

Plastic vs glass has tradeoffs. Plastic is generally less likely to shatter but more likely to scratch. The hard coats that prevent scratching are expensive and can have clarity/quality issues. Glass is less likely to scratch but more likely to shatter and has the best visual quality. True. But pho...
by stoneage
Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Smartphones - efficient use
Replies: 29
Views: 5975

Re: Smartphones - efficient use

I actually cancel my today's order and I'll wait for my thoughts to settle. I figured It can wait a few days, since the cracked screen is still (kind of) working. GPS is the "yet another thing" I don't want to care about (meaning : charging, updating, waiting to sync, and undocking everytime you are...