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by TheWanderingScholar
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Preppers?
Replies: 51
Views: 6602

Re: Preppers?

@ThisDinosaur

It really is weird when you think about it.

I just hope in a SHTF situation Urban Planners would be still useful!
by TheWanderingScholar
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Second career: astronomy and space exploration
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Second career: astronomy and space exploration

@jacobf: Yeah, I mean a little bit of both. I was leaning towards more imaging and making maps, instead of geology. Also looking at possible seasonal variations in rare instances where it exists. (i.e. methane production season on Mars, where elevated levels of methane production is higher for some ...
by TheWanderingScholar
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Work & Education
Topic: Second career: astronomy and space exploration
Replies: 16
Views: 1039

Re: Second career: astronomy and space exploration

@jacob

I am just cuirous:
Are exogeographers an actual thing or not?

I know Mars has GIS which can be useful, however I never heard of an exogeography program before.
by TheWanderingScholar
Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Skills & Tools Questions
Topic: Preppers?
Replies: 51
Views: 6602

Re: Preppers?

@Jin+Guice Another thing to consider when hunkering down is ability to adapt to a new culture and lack of social ties in an area. Living in an area that has many neighbors you are well connected with in general, as opposed to a foreign country, where will local connections can exist, finding work in...
by TheWanderingScholar
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: Trump and FIRE
Replies: 15
Views: 817

Re: Trump and FIRE

Honestly? Decoupling you assets from monetary value.

I.E. "Victory Garden's" for your own food, having a paid off assets such as your house, etc.
by TheWanderingScholar
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: apocalyptic techno-optimism
Replies: 51
Views: 3112

Re: apocalyptic techno-optimism

Hatred of public transportation is related to mathmatical ability. Look up fuel usage per passenger mile, in BTUs. Light rail is about as fuel efficient as driving a full sized diesel pickup, by myself. How much resources go into developing and maintaining a fleet of buses as opposed to everyone ri...
by TheWanderingScholar
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: apocalyptic techno-optimism
Replies: 51
Views: 3112

Re: apocalyptic techno-optimism

The title is clickbaity but here are my thoughts: Cynical as Fuck-All: As someone who was/is fascinated by the futurism movement (now more as a different way of thinking than as a legitimate path forward), I see many parallels in this article to the futurism movement: Too many pies in the sky that a...
by TheWanderingScholar
Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Life as a Somervillain
Replies: 28
Views: 1561

Re: Life as a Somervillain

@fell-like-rain:

Its reddit in general. Kind of annoying and why I am slowly moving away from it. Especially now with discord.
And techbros perspective is really annoying as 99% of people are not in the circumstance.
by TheWanderingScholar
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Life as a Somervillain
Replies: 28
Views: 1561

Re: Life as a Somervillain

Nice to see another twenty-something around these parts. And huzzah for someone liking the creative arts around here while in tech industry. And I agree with you on that fact that hard number crunching and excel sheets have their usefulness to a certain extent when you are young. The most important ...
by TheWanderingScholar
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Finn's three year plan
Replies: 20
Views: 1178

Re: Finn's three year plan

@Finn:

Essentially Geoinformatics and the like; essentially outside Academia and some niche industries it is hard find jobs inside Eestimaa within the field. Does not help that the schools focused is on Urban Planning, which means public sector is main field I am being pressed towards.
by TheWanderingScholar
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Finn's three year plan
Replies: 20
Views: 1178

Re: Finn's three year plan

@Finn:
Yeah the CoL is slowly rising which is annoying.

And jobs in my field are hard to come by for a foreigner.
by TheWanderingScholar
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Finn's three year plan
Replies: 20
Views: 1178

Re: Finn's three year plan

Tere, soumi!

-Amerikka elab Eestis
;)

But yes I have lived in Turku, Finland for a year and enjoyed my time there.
by TheWanderingScholar
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Can permaculture feed 7.5 billion people and counting?
Replies: 53
Views: 3475

Re: Can permaculture feed 7.5 billion people and counting?

I imagine substituting grasshoppers for things such as flour would free up space. What I am currently worried about from a geopolitical situation is the Middle-east and Africa, which development wise are at the greatest risk of being negatively affected by CC as they try to become developed economie...
by TheWanderingScholar
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Can permaculture feed 7.5 billion people and counting?
Replies: 53
Views: 3475

Re: Can permaculture feed 7.5 billion people and counting?

Well what do I add? Yeah, permaculture does have the ability to decrease close loop technology for people. However is it possible on the massive scale? I am not sure about that. A more realistic mass scale farming would be a greener Dutch style of agriculture, as monitoring is easier, and easier to ...
by TheWanderingScholar
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Three-Body Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: The Three-Body Problem

@Bankai:

Agreed. The Fermi Paradox solution is kind of iffy to stand upon; honestly I believe humans are the first species around in our local cluster as the least logical flawed solution.

As for the specific the science? I imagine in this case it is mostly just a case of science serving fiction.
by TheWanderingScholar
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: The Three-Body Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 554

Re: The Three-Body Problem

I have read the summary of this series, and it is up there with The Expanse series as books I need to read when I have time to work on them.
by TheWanderingScholar
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Momentos and sentimental items
Replies: 16
Views: 966

Re: Momentos and sentimental items

Sentimental items, for me anyway, are only sentimental because they invoke a memory. Memory of a great time in the past, loved ones, a childhood lived well, etc. I really don't need the item to keep the memory, I just need a way to stimulate the memory on occasion. Taking a picture of an item and s...
by TheWanderingScholar
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Seppia's journal
Replies: 86
Views: 6681

Re: Seppia's journal

Not going to lie.

Tempting to head back to America, work a few years, save up a couple hundred thousand, then move down to Southern Europe.
by TheWanderingScholar
Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Momentos and sentimental items
Replies: 16
Views: 966

Re: Momentos and sentimental items

Most of the sentimental things are pictures, which I can easaily digitze onto my phone. And memories.

Physically?

Articles of clothing which I enjoy using, and my backpack which I know have kept for half a decade now.

Beyond that, a lot of my souvenirs and the like I can keep in a little box.
by TheWanderingScholar
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Ideas needed: How to repopulate village in Northern Norway
Replies: 21
Views: 1512

Re: Ideas needed: How to repopulate village in Northern Norway

Could have sworn I posted yesterday asking about whether it was a couple hundred or a couple thousand, but oh well. (However I guess from a previous reply, that is about a couple hundred.) As many have said (especially Seppia) advertising is also effective means of doing so. As someone who is young ...