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Policy and solutions / Re: Tesla glory/failure
« on: Today at 08:54:37 PM »
Ah, thanks!

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The forum / Re: Who would like to take over the ASIF?
« on: Today at 08:49:51 PM »
Define the terms "fake," "debunking" and "denialism" ? For example, I have seen perfectly valid arguments called "denialism" on this forum.

Just as Neven never allowed climate change denialism from respective websites. We all can agree that anthropomorphic climate change is happening, right? People who deny this were never welcome here.

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Define  "offensive," "defamation," "harassment," "obscene," "racist" and "discriminatory" ?

Really, as they are perceived in a common sense. Don't insult people, don't hate on minorities, don't discriminate.

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In the past Neven ran this forum with no explicit rules

Yes, but if there is a moderating team, there need to be some guidelines, no? Really, those are very common rules used on forums.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: Today at 08:20:33 PM »
From the 'good news' department:

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China subsequently banned the breeding, trading and consumption of wildlife, and revoked all existing licenses. It has also promised to revise legislation to make the ban permanent.

Link >> https://nationalpost.com/pmn/environment-pmn/china-reclassifies-dogs-as-pets-not-livestock-in-post-virus-regulatory-push

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The forum / Re: Who would like to take over the ASIF?
« on: Today at 07:56:23 PM »
oren, bc, and others come to mind, but are they willing?

Gladly they are. :)

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The forum / Re: Who would like to take over the ASIF?
« on: Today at 07:31:09 PM »
How will you deal with people like me?

I would leave you to Oren, or B.C.

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The forum / Re: Who would like to take over the ASIF?
« on: Today at 07:05:28 PM »
ok. And the first one. How do you decide what is truth or what is neutral? What is your north?

I don't get the question to be honest. Those two are not opposites. The truth stays the truth and neutral means less opinionated in this case.

Anyway, nothing i could possibly say would convince you. I get that. You should too.


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Policy and solutions / Re: Tesla glory/failure
« on: Today at 06:12:19 PM »
What's the 6th category they didn't win?

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The forum / Re: Who would like to take over the ASIF?
« on: Today at 06:05:18 PM »
Also, why did you quit and come back?

I quit because of a dispute i had with Neven.

I registered again because some users missed me and i missed them. I used the forum to send them PMs for a while. I started to post publicly again after Neven and i eliminated the dispute.

And yes, i am the same person.

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The forum / Re: Who would like to take over the ASIF?
« on: Today at 05:33:33 PM »
I think the best thing would some kind of moderator group.

Agreed! And great you are willing to do it too.

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readiness to find a heated argument even where none need exist.

Guilty as charged i guess. But as a moderator, i would be aware of the responsibility and not act like i was a random forum member. A moderator needs to be neutral.

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Being sole moderator would not do you good and could harm the ASIF
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Running the whole operation as chief - go for it blumenkraft, and good for us.

I think all moderators in this group should have equal say. DungeonMaster is the chief.



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The forum / Re: Who would like to take over the ASIF?
« on: Today at 04:26:57 PM »
... I think blum would be a great moderator.

Thank you, Wili. :)

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... it would be good to have one or two others to back him up.

Indeed!

Preferably two other members. I would suggest an American and someone from the Australia/New Zeeland area to have time zones covered nicely.

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The forum / Re: Who would like to take over the ASIF?
« on: Today at 04:18:00 PM »
what's that IP thing you want to control?

Showing the IP address is a default functionality of forum software. It's necessary to fight spambots.

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The forum / Re: Who would like to take over the ASIF?
« on: Today at 03:15:39 PM »
No, i wasn't banned. I deleted the B_lumenkraft account. I had one account at a time. Never had two in parallel.

This is the gist of the rule, you shouldn't have multiple accounts at a time.

Edited OP to make that clear.

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The forum / Re: Who would like to take over the ASIF?
« on: Today at 03:01:30 PM »
Thank you very much, Walrus. I'm a little surprised by your support since we had our fair share of disagreements. Honestly, this means a lot to me.  :)

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Arctic sea ice / Re: River ice
« on: Today at 02:38:45 PM »
Great thread idea, Aluminium!

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The forum / Re: Who would like to take over the ASIF?
« on: Today at 02:13:39 PM »
Suggesting those as forum rules (i modified the rules from another forum so they are common forum rules):

1. No Spam / Advertising / Self-promote in the forums

Spam is defined as unsolicited advertisement for goods and services, or posts with little, or completely unrelated content. Do not spam the forums with links to your product. Spamming also includes sending private messages with the same content to more than one user.



2. Do not post "fake-news"

Already debunked information is not allowed on the forum. Climate change denialism is strictly forbidden.



3. Do not post “offensive” posts, links or images

Any material which constitutes defamation, harassment, or abuse is strictly prohibited. Material that is sexually or otherwise obscene, racist, or otherwise overly discriminatory is not permitted.



4. Do not cross-post questions

Please refrain from posting the same question in several forums. There is normally one forum which is most suitable in which to post your question.



5. Obey thread hygiene

Stay on topic. Off-topic posts might be deleted, moved or edited.



6. Remain respectful of other members

All posts should be professional and courteous. You have every right to disagree with your fellow community members and explain your perspective, but stay civil.



7. Please use SEARCH first!

There is a pretty good chance that unless you have some really odd or unique question or topic, it has been addressed on our forum before, please use the forum’s search feature first to see if there are already a thread on the subject.

It’s easy to search – just click the “Search” button at the top right of the front page.



8. Be DESCRIPTIVE and Don’t use “stupid” topic names

Post a descriptive topic name! Give a short summary of your topic in the subject field.



9. You are not allowed to have more than one account in parallel.

If you are banned from the forums, please do not create a new account. If you continue to create new accounts after you have been banned, your IP address will be blocked from the forums.



10. If you break a rule, your post will be deleted or edited. You may be warned or banned. A ban of your user account may either be temporary or permanent.

The administrators and moderators also have the right to move your post or close a thread as they see necessary.



Please report the thread/post to the moderators or admin if you see a rule broken by someone.

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The forum / Re: Who would like to take over the ASIF?
« on: Today at 01:37:35 PM »
I would stay on as a member, but naturally, they could run the forum as they see fit.

I'm hereby applying for the job.

I would like to see a set of rules i can act on though. Those rules should be transparent in order to allow the community to keep the moderators in check as well.

And i would like to be allowed to fight (snip) racism (of which there is too much on the forum IMHO).

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Consequences / Re: Global recession
« on: Today at 10:00:41 AM »
just because they are right wing doesn't mean they aren't right.

That made me laugh way harder than it should...

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: Today at 06:53:27 AM »
I have seen this sort of worthless data posted on line to many times already thanks.
 
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NOTE: Number of deaths reported in this table are the total number of deaths received and coded as of the date of analysis and do not represent all deaths that occurred in that period.

*Data during this period are incomplete because of the lag in time between when the death occurred and when the death certificate is completed, submitted to NCHS and processed for reporting purposes. This delay can range from 1 week to 8 weeks or more, depending on the jurisdiction, age, and cause of death.

The bureaucratic delay inherent in such sources makes reference to them meaningless for a month or two yet.

Nice visualization see here >>

From here >> https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/fxau85/the_recent_drop_in_us_pneumonia_deaths_is/

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 08, 2020, 09:13:06 PM »
I even said it a bit further down from the “+1”  that:

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As long as there isn't an outbreak anywhere else, we should be good. The threat of Covid-19 for 2020 in the US is over by April, May at most. For the rest of the world varies according to their climate


Wait! So what you are saying here is that you couldn't possibly imagine that there are airplanes, or just people for that matter, going in and out of the region before the virus was considered dangerous? Do i get that right?

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Policy and solutions / Re: Nuclear Power
« on: April 08, 2020, 08:07:35 PM »
... and their grandkids. And theirs. And theirs. And theirs. ...

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It's officially over!

Bernie Sanders dropped out of the Democratic race.


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Policy and solutions / Re: Lessons from COVID-19
« on: April 08, 2020, 04:20:32 PM »
El Cid, i was replying to this post:

You can't just "relocate production" of each critical component needed for any emergency that could come up. Things will be produced where they are most effectively produced, else things get very expensive and scarce.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 08, 2020, 03:44:37 PM »

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 08, 2020, 03:23:18 PM »
Also, Prof. Dr. Drosten said in yesterday's podcast that crucial chemical reagents needed for testing are going to run low rather soon. Very bad news...

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Policy and solutions / Re: Lessons from COVID-19
« on: April 08, 2020, 02:39:06 PM »
Comparative advantage means that things are produced where it is most productive.
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Yes you can stop outsourcing but the price is either smaller quantity or worse quality. or both

So, that implies that only very few companies/countries/societies are inherently able to produce a specific product or provide a special service. Otherwise, this argument ends here, right?

I am so bold to say that if there is a local or regulatory disadvantage it can be accounted for via subsidies or taxation. I don't get how this is not a no-brainer.

This discussion is silly! Of course, almost any country in the world would be able to produce essential medical products and services locally. It's not a question of if, but how. Or willingness for that matter.

And it would obviously improve availability in case of emergency.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Electric cars
« on: April 08, 2020, 01:17:25 PM »
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There's a lot of research into diesel oil from algae.

Does it work on a large scale? Where are those algae producing reactors fueling millions and billions of cars? Again, can it scale? We don't know! How long does it take to scale? We don't know!

You can't answer this question with an unknown.

It is known though that electricity is able to scale very fast.

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We cannot just flick a switch and go from ICE to batteries

Who sais something about flipping a switch? It will take at least a decade to make the transition to electric cars. Or even longer.

Time is of the essence here.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Lessons from COVID-19
« on: April 08, 2020, 12:06:43 PM »
If you mean scarcity as in the unavailability of goods, then localized production might actually improve availability.

Exactly. That's what i'm talking about.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Lessons from COVID-19
« on: April 08, 2020, 11:33:27 AM »
The question is how much of productivity we are willing to sacrifice for resiliency. I think quite a lot when it comes to medical supplies, but probably a lot less for consumer electronics.

No question about that. I one-hundred percent agree. I stated above, that in order to overcome the synergy effects we are losing due to diversifying production we might have to subsidize them.

Perhaps i'm speaking Chinese here but what i was asking is "how would diversifying production contribute to scarcity?"

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Policy and solutions / Re: Lessons from COVID-19
« on: April 08, 2020, 11:16:42 AM »
Well, that is not addressing my question at all.

How would diversifying production contribute to scarcity?

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Policy and solutions / Re: Lessons from COVID-19
« on: April 08, 2020, 09:59:32 AM »
You can't just "relocate production" of each critical component needed for any emergency that could come up. Things will be produced where they are most effectively produced, else things get very expensive and scarce.

I get some things might get more expensive in the short term, but it also contributes to local productivity, bringing up local value-adding which leads to more taxes raised which then can be used to drive the prices down again.

But how would diversifying production contribute to scarcity? Logic tells me the opposite would happen.

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Policy and solutions / Re: Electric cars
« on: April 08, 2020, 08:09:09 AM »
Where would we possibly get all this biofuel from? Where is all that land for the crops? Where are all the refineries for biofuel? How would this possibly scale?

On the other hand, it's easy to build a wind turbine and the electrical infrastructure is already here to charge electric cars.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 07, 2020, 08:30:26 PM »
A Nurse Bought Protective Supplies for Her Colleagues Using GoFundMe. The Hospital Suspended Her.

Link >> https://www.propublica.org/article/a-nurse-bought-protective-supplies-for-her-colleagues-using-gofundme-the-hospital-suspended-her

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 07, 2020, 08:20:16 PM »
Literally the post above yours, El Cid!

The Lessons from COVID-19 thread was created for discussions of this kind.

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The rest / Re: Masks
« on: April 07, 2020, 08:11:22 PM »
What part of "ineffective" don't you understand?

Don't forget, you are the guy who said:

Masks can be seen as temporary vaccines. With good mask use, most social tasks can resume with minimal risk.

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 07, 2020, 07:51:18 PM »
More from the undercounting section

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As of Monday afternoon, 2,738 New York City residents have died from ‘confirmed’ cases of COVID-19, according to the city Department of Health. That’s an average of 245 a day since the previous Monday.
But another 200 city residents are now dying at home each day, compared to 20 to 25 such deaths before the pandemic, said Aja Worthy-Davis, a spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office. And an untold number of them are unconfirmed.

Link >> https://gothamist.com/news/surge-number-new-yorkers-dying-home-officials-suspect-undercount-covid-19-related-deaths

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 07, 2020, 07:43:47 PM »
One more to go!  ;)

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 07, 2020, 07:18:41 PM »
I think I'll take my effort elsewhere while you folks squabble this out.

Yes, please please please do that. And never come back. Please!

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 07, 2020, 05:46:24 PM »
Harpy, the linked article confirmes you are a conspiracy theorist.

You didn't even read it, did you? OMG, how pathetic you are...

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Antarctica / Re: Antarctic Icebergs
« on: April 07, 2020, 04:50:19 PM »
Who says an ice island cannot turn on a dime.

It did it again! A68A update.

(GIF showing movement from 25.03 to today)

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 07, 2020, 02:56:02 PM »
We could make this go extinct by having everyone wear a mask and adopt optimal masking strategies

Not true. See masks thread.

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The rest / Re: Masks
« on: April 07, 2020, 02:53:14 PM »
Effectiveness of Surgical and Cotton Masks in Blocking SARS–CoV-2: A Controlled Comparison in 4 Patients

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In conclusion, both surgical and cotton masks seem to be ineffective in preventing the dissemination of SARS–CoV-2 from the coughs of patients with COVID-19 to the environment and external mask surface.

Link >> https://annals.org/aim/fullarticle/2764367/effectiveness-surgical-cotton-masks-blocking-sars-cov-2-controlled-comparison

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 07, 2020, 02:20:55 PM »

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 07, 2020, 01:24:37 PM »
Doctors and nurses will need PTSD treatment after coronavirus peaks in hospitals, warn health leaders

Link >> https://www.independent.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-uk-nhs-intensive-care-nurses-doctors-ptsd-a9450731.html

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No sign of spring in Northern Norway. On this day there are several snow records broken. This is from E69 to North Cape.


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The rest / Re: Masks
« on: April 07, 2020, 10:18:35 AM »
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I'm going to change the sign so the pole is horizontal and the sign is mounted on the front like a plunger, so I can carry it around like a lance to gently push people back if they try to approach.


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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 06, 2020, 08:05:42 PM »
Actually providing them would help.

I think he has this from a random conspiracy theorist on Facebook or so. I think so because he shared conspiracy theories on this forum before. And the reason he doesn't link it is that he knows the source is shit!

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 06, 2020, 07:35:33 PM »
I leave verification to you, the links will be torn in the air immediately if the content does not fit.

What is this supposed to mean?

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 06, 2020, 07:01:45 PM »
OK, gottcha, Pmt. :)

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Consequences / Re: COVID-19
« on: April 06, 2020, 06:38:43 PM »
Oh no. If you do not know anything of viruses then by no means watch this very deficient and rather simplistic video. Please note the numbers of the classes, and realize this leaves much out.

Genuinely can't tell if endorsement or bashing, Pmt.  ;D

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The rest / Re: Elections 2020 USA
« on: April 06, 2020, 06:37:34 PM »
Voting is supposed to be anonymous! It's anti-democratic if you have record of who voted how.

100% agreement on the voting machines. They are inherently manipulatable so the results must be considered manipulated.

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