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  1. Thread: Boxabl homes

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    That's just nifty! And just under the size that...

    That's just nifty! And just under the size that my County requires permits... Moo hwa ha ha.
  2. Thread: Bezos Beyond

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    Ha, Richard Branson is moving up his launch date,...

    Ha, Richard Branson is moving up his launch date, so he can beat Bezos into space.

    https://www.tmz.com/2021/06/11/virgin-richard-branson-amazon-jeff-bezos-race-space/
  3. Thread: Bezos Beyond

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    I think people with bold visions of the existing...

    I think people with bold visions of the existing human population on Earth relocating in any significant numbers have been watching too much sci-fi. The whole speed-of-light thing would make...
  4. Thread: Bezos Beyond

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    No, I was referring to the eventual impact of a...

    No, I was referring to the eventual impact of a giant space rock, wiping out most any large critter on the planet. Which has happened before, and will likely happen again.
    ...
  5. Thread: Bezos Beyond

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    I believe that to survive as a species,...

    I believe that to survive as a species, long-term, we will have to go into space. It's just math.

    One of my current projects is using a large network of telescopes to detect and track earth orbit...
  6. Thread: It IS real.....

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    Gotta get those serfs back working in the fields!

    Gotta get those serfs back working in the fields!
  7. Thread: It IS real.....

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    I'm getting unsolicited offers to clean AirBnB...

    I'm getting unsolicited offers to clean AirBnB cabins for $45/hour! I'm helping a good friend of mine in the village run his sporting goods store an afternoon a week for $15/hour just to help out -...
  8. Thread: It IS real.....

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    We've had a terrible shortage here too.

    We've had a terrible shortage here too.
  9. Thread: Space is Big!

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    Thanks for those observations folks, I hadn't...

    Thanks for those observations folks, I hadn't really thought so much about that, but it's given me some cool ideas! A teeny bit of foreground lighting to bring up the landscape a bit more to give...
  10. Thread: Space is Big!

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    This experiment worked so well that the next...

    This experiment worked so well that the next decently clear night I'm going to go on a long expedition to a site 5 minutes away that looks south-ish right down the fjord/sound I live on, and should...
  11. Thread: Space is Big!

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    There is a teeny bit of magic. Your eye, by the...

    There is a teeny bit of magic. Your eye, by the time it becomes nicely dark adapted, loses a lot of its color vision ability. The camera however doesn't have this problem, so it records the...
  12. Thread: Space is Big!

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    Last night, 2AM, from my driveway, looking up. ...

    Last night, 2AM, from my driveway, looking up. No fancy gear involved, or signal processing, just a simple 30 second exposure with a digital camera and wide angle lens. This time of year I only...
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    Right? Apparently if you are looking to do a...

    Right?

    Apparently if you are looking to do a Ph.D. in Classics, this field hasn't been thoroughly plowed...
  14. Thread: Bitcoin Seizure

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    The basic high-level observation is: You can have...

    The basic high-level observation is: You can have an incredibly secure system, but human beings use systems, and they almost always screw up in ways that allow you to compromise the system.
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  15. Thread: Bitcoin Seizure

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    The weak point of the system is in how you use...

    The weak point of the system is in how you use it.

    There have been several papers presented at the Blackhat Conference for the past few years that go into some detail about how to take advantage...
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    When my daughter was at Princeton in the Classics...

    When my daughter was at Princeton in the Classics department, her work was mostly in Norse, Old/Middle Irish, West Saxon, and Coptic.
  17. Heck, apparently Trump is famous for not even...

    Heck, apparently Trump is famous for not even paying his own legal fees :-)
  18. I don't think it is a "shortcut" if you simply...

    I don't think it is a "shortcut" if you simply slay them as they are attempting to break into the Senate chamber and hunt down our lawmakers. The Capitol Police and/or National Guard should have...
  19. Well, to be fair, my grandfather was a tourist in...

    Well, to be fair, my grandfather was a tourist in Berlin in 1945...
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    Throughout my entire career in...

    Throughout my entire career in technology/science, I was never once asked if I had a degree, what I had studied, or where I had attended university.

    They did more background checking on me when I...
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    So, talked to my daughter just now, who just this...

    So, talked to my daughter just now, who just this morning talked to some faculty members in the department at Princeton.

    As I suspected, it's a media tempest-in-a-teapot:
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  22. I think they should have died as they breached...

    I think they should have died as they breached the building, but that's just me.
  23. Matt Gaetz. Yes, this is a fellow I'm really...

    Matt Gaetz.

    Yes, this is a fellow I'm really worried is going to go all Second-Amendment on me....
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    I'll ask my daughter, a recent graduate of...

    I'll ask my daughter, a recent graduate of Princeton who was in the Classics department, what the story is.

    I already have some thought that there may be more to see here than the surface story. ...
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    I will follow the advice of the medical director...

    I will follow the advice of the medical director of my infectious disease control team in this matter, and not Yppej’s brother.
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