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  1. TrueMetis

    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    If it's the only game in town? Yeah. Cause I don't want it to be the one with the power in that situation. Like I said, private space colonies are literally dystopian novel premises.
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    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    Bold move to use the finance sector fucking us all over as evidence to its positive influence. The financial system stopped functioning because the shit the finance sector had been doing finally caught up to them. And we got caught up in the blast.
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    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    What Horse said. Yes some may, but relying on them to do so is not a good idea. Because most won't. And a lot of those who do won't do so responsibly. Let's not forget that the biggest threat to new business, is the existence of megacorps. Microsoft kills more new businesses than government intervention ever could. There are three big OS's Microsoft's Windows, with ~78% Apple's MasOS with ~13%, and Google's ChromeOS with ~6%. They all suck but there aren't really any other options. Note there that the only companies that can even hope to compete in this field are already multi-billion dollar giants. It took Google kind of money just to breach 6%. Someone wanting to make a new business isn't going to be thinking "If I get successful the government may take away some of that" because that's not the concern. The concern is that if you start seeing real success one of the big guys you are taking from is just going to fucking crush you. The point where you'll get the government's attention is long after you've already gotten the big competitors attention.
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    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    Lots of governments want to abandon efforts to fight climate change too. That's not an argument that fighting climate change should be handled by private enterprise. It's an argument that we need to push harder to get the government to stop being stupid.
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    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    You know, as surprised as I am about it turning out that it is actually possible for a private company to do space stuff, we should still remember "corporation has control in space" is literally the premise of thousands of dystopian stories. Much like how finding out that the DoD is making a AI with control over weapons my thoughts would be 1/10 "oh cool" and 9/10 "oh shit terminators". So yeah, regardless of Musks surprising success, space travel, mars colonies, etc should really be more a government thing. Because Mars colony brought to you by SpaceX is just a little to close to Spacer's Choice for my tastes. If Musks fortune is actually our only chance of becoming multi planetary in our lifetimes (I don't think it is) than maybe we should wait on that.
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    A Super Necessary And All Important Survey Question

    I'm getting the exact same ads. Do Americans not get actual smarties? It took a moment to recognize what those little chalk like fruit flavoured pellets were. Then I remembered that they're called rockets in Canada. Honestly this is the kinder surprise thing all over again. America cut that shit out.
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    Canadian Politics: Revenge of the small minds

    Why is the media acting like the voices of a small group of dumb asses in Alberta matter? Even if they had the numbers none of their proposals are possible, practically or theoretically.
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    U.S. Politics: Attaquer son cul orange!

    Sometimes it's the little victories that feel the best. https://secondnexus.com/news/juli-briskman-trump-motorcade-virginia-election/
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    Daylight savings time sucks spring 2017!!!

    BC has introduced legislation to set themselves permanently to DST. So hopefully the next jump forward will be the last for them. Unfortunately I don't currently live in BC, but it'll be nice when I hopefully return in two years. ETA: Sunset was at 4:50 here.
  10. You don't go blowing holes in the walls in a hostage situation. Even him firing his weapon doesn't warrant that, he had a handgun, so between SWAT body armour and his limited ammo a solution that didn't involve explosives should have been able to be found. This is less restraint than I would expect out of soldiers in active war zones.
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    What shouldn't be done...about climate change

    Honestly suprised this hasn't already been posted. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-23/how-to-halt-global-warming-for-300-billion Add another thing in the column of "shit we should be doing anyway, that will coincidentally help with climate change." This comic just keeps getting more true.
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    Canadian Politics: Revenge of the small minds

    This election has in my mind shown some of the benefits of FPTP. Indeed finding out the Liberals wanted a ranked ballot system while everyone else wanted some form of PR and that's why they ditched electoral reform caused "the liberals broke there promise of ER" to drop right off my radar on things I cared about going into the election. Seriously with the way the cons are acting ("strongest opposition in history" ) most forms of PR are right out in my mind.
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    What shouldn't be done...about climate change

    Why are people under the impression that the Milankovitch cycles or solar cycles aren't the first thing climatologists looked at when trying to figure out what was causing warming? They are the ones that discovered the effects these things can have on the climate after all. The Milankovitch cycles operate on a minimum scale of 10's of thousand of years. They are not the cause of the warming of the last century. Especially because for at least axial tilt, we're in about the middle of the cycle, and decreasing tilt. And a decreasing axial tilt causes cooling, not warming. Also what unmester described is axial precession not axial tilt. Axial tilt is the angle between an objects rotational and orbital axes. Not the wobble. I don't know what effect the precession has on climate off hand, but it's on like a ~20000 year cycle. So it can't be having a large one.
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    Canadian Politics: Revenge of the small minds

    I don't know, I keep making that mistake despite having noted to myself that there's no e at the end. I think 'Singhe' just looks right to me. Though I do recognize I keep making that mistake and usually check so I can fix it before I post anything. I have the same problem with some French words where despite knowing full well it's not actually spelt that way I keep spelling them wrong, vielller for example, it's veiller.