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by Kriegsspiel
Wed Feb 01, 2023 6:48 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 131
Views: 44478

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

Plus, at the macro level, distributing the battery material needed to go 300 miles among 10 PHEVs, where the full battery is utilized every day when the car drives 30 miles round trip to work and back most of the time, instead of one vehicle that rarely utilizes the full capabilities of the battery...
by Kriegsspiel
Tue Jan 31, 2023 4:23 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Athlete articles
Replies: 11
Views: 3369

Re: Athlete articles

by Kriegsspiel
Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:03 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer
Replies: 131
Views: 44478

Re: Renewable electricity sources are now a no-brainer

I'm leaning more towards Pointedstick's POV on the fully electric house with solar panels, especially in the "prepper" aspect. I don't know if it makes sense everywhere, but in the Southwest, where the sun shines constantly, it just seems like such a good deal. Combine it with a wood burning stove, ...
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:35 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: New Ideas about Sleep
Replies: 15
Views: 318

Re: New Ideas about Sleep

There was an AOM podcast on sleep last year where the guy basically says to forget about setting bedtimes, just wake up at the same time every day. So what I've been doing is setting an alarm every day, and if I'm not asleep in time to get 7.5+, I'll stay awake long enough to make it a <6 hour slee...
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:31 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: New Ideas about Sleep
Replies: 15
Views: 318

Re: New Ideas about Sleep

This is a great find dualstow, thanks. I LOL'd at this part, "Lack of sleep is such a potent trigger for mania that acute sleep deprivation is literally used to treat depression. [/u]" I've been experimenting with something like this for a few months now, bouncing between <6 hours and 7.5-9, after n...
by Kriegsspiel
Wed Jan 25, 2023 6:46 am
Forum: Permanent Portfolio Discussion
Topic: Solution for those on the fence between bogle or browne
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: Solution for those on the fence between bogle or browne

The author says that "never before has this portfolio behaved so badly" than 2022, and then just says "use options and bitcoin/eth" to make it not behave so badly? BTC/ETH got slaughtered in 2022.
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:20 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Old Computers
Replies: 17
Views: 209

Re: Old Computers

Back in the day, Age of Kings was the go-to game. The best RTS I've ever played. I've never played Starcraft, but since it's still alive and kicking, I'd imagine it's probably the greatest.
by Kriegsspiel
Sat Jan 21, 2023 7:12 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: ChatGPT and what it means for our future
Replies: 84
Views: 1675

Re: ChatGPT and what it means for our future

Sam Altman thinks that ChatGPT is going after the creative jobs first? It's got a ways to go to eclipse the highest-IQ comedian, Chris Turner . They both take suggestions and make it up on the spot The ultimate battle: human verse robot He'll battle that AI 'til it develops a glitch, spittin mad rhy...
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jan 20, 2023 5:55 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: ChatGPT and what it means for our future
Replies: 84
Views: 1675

Re: ChatGPT and what it means for our future

Mark Leavy wrote:
Fri Jan 20, 2023 5:51 pm

A photo of ChatGPT personified as a neckbeard pretentiously drinking kombucha with a Che Guevara poster in the background!

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Note, DALL-E always generates random symbols for text.
Pretty good ;D
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jan 20, 2023 5:53 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: ChatGPT and what it means for our future
Replies: 84
Views: 1675

Re: ChatGPT and what it means for our future

14 out of 15 different political orientation tests diagnose ChatGPT answers to their questions as exhibiting a clear preference to provide left-leaning viewpoints.
ChatGPT got a D on my last labor economics midterm. link
Checks out.
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jan 20, 2023 5:46 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: ChatGPT and what it means for our future
Replies: 84
Views: 1675

Re: ChatGPT and what it means for our future

After the January 9th update of ChatGPT, I replicated and extended my original analysis by administering 15 political orientation tests to ChatGPT. The moderation of political bias is no longer apparent. 14 out of 15 different political orientation tests diagnose ChatGPT answers to their questions ...
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jan 13, 2023 9:26 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Meme Thread
Replies: 196
Views: 29488

Re: The Meme Thread

dualstow wrote:
Fri Jan 13, 2023 7:58 pm
Kriegsspiel wrote:
Fri Jan 13, 2023 6:28 pm
You know who hated landlords more than Marx did? David "Comparative Advantage" motherfucking Ricardo.
Hmm, I’m a fan of Harry Ricardo. I had no idea who David was before looking him up just now. Related.
Smart guy. He was best bros with Thomas Malthus.
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jan 13, 2023 6:28 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: The Meme Thread
Replies: 196
Views: 29488

Re: The Meme Thread

You know who hated landlords more than Marx did? David "Comparative Advantage" motherfucking Ricardo.
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jan 13, 2023 6:24 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mar A Lago documents
Replies: 114
Views: 3053

Re: Mar A Lago documents

lol

No.
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jan 13, 2023 6:21 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 1137
Views: 388144

Re: YouTube Junkie

Current mood: Gasoline.
by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jan 13, 2023 6:16 pm
Forum: Gold
Topic: The GOLD scream room
Replies: 3574
Views: 1193708

Re: The GOLD scream room

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by Kriegsspiel
Fri Jan 13, 2023 6:10 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Mar A Lago documents
Replies: 114
Views: 3053

Re: Mar A Lago documents

The dick looks weird, but otherwise anatomically correct. Good whippet.

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by Kriegsspiel
Tue Dec 27, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: YouTube Junkie
Replies: 1137
Views: 388144

Re: YouTube Junkie

is there some history behind this? Since 2020, Kurstin and Grohl have covered eight songs per year for this project, and released one per night to digital streaming platforms for each night of Hanukkah.[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hanukkah_Sessions These are great. I felt like they could h...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Dec 26, 2022 6:47 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 948
Views: 61350

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

Would it be wrong to say Chomsky is a kinder, gentler Marxist? That’s been my impression. I’m sure it’s more complicated, but that’s my 10,000 foot view of him. I just can’t take that seriously but I’m sure he is able to make some good logical points about it. Whenever I’ve been exposed to his idea...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Dec 26, 2022 6:43 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: DIY Real Estate
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: DIY Real Estate

I keep reading that large investment companies are buying single family homes in bulk so the companies can become large landlords and rake in the rental money. Is this true? Is this something new that wasn't happening on this scale until recently for some reason? What changed to make this more attr...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Dec 26, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: DIY Real Estate
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: DIY Real Estate

These properties have not been touched. In fact, they don't even look like they've been lived in by the seller. Just a rough estimate from the widespread markets I've looked at I would say around 20 percent of properties have a purchase and resale date within a year of one another with price increa...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Dec 26, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Variable Portfolio Discussion
Topic: DIY Real Estate
Replies: 28
Views: 974

Re: DIY Real Estate

There are very weird things happening in the residential real estate market these days. Honestly I can't make any sense of it...especially given the interest rate environment and long term demographics of our country. I don't see the attraction. I occasionally browse through listings in oddball pla...
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Dec 26, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: The Weakness of Xi JinPing
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: The Weakness of Xi JinPing

You should be able to use this link.
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Dec 26, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Putin Invades Ukraine II
Replies: 948
Views: 61350

Re: Putin Invades Ukraine II

dualstow wrote:
Mon Dec 26, 2022 2:34 pm
I don't think I can stomach Noam Chomsky. 🤢
I know he was a big hero for the left side of the political spectrum in the past, but he seems to have become seriously demented in his old age. It's just objectively sad, IMO; all of my grandparents were the same right before they died.
by Kriegsspiel
Mon Dec 26, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine
Replies: 99
Views: 2500

Re: West Provokes Russia to Protect Russians in Ukraine

One opinion on what might have happened if NATO hadn’t helped Ukraine https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/12/zelensky-congress-speech-us-ukraine-support/672547/ Yes, and the Atlantic is a credible, non-biased publication. That might be, sarcasm noted. But the article author Anne Applebau...