BigRedSpoon2 t1_j94w9fn wrote

So, okay

I've worked my way through the article

And... I don't know.

First, potentially is doing a lot of heavy lifting. Lots of things are potentially energy-effecient, but a quick 'command+f' shows no mention of 'carbon neutral' or 'carbon negative'. But, hey, if its more environmentally friendly than alternatives, that's great too, and an easier bar to reach. From my reading, it sounds like that's not the goal either, this isn't attempting to be the future of carbon capture, but rather to reduce emissions concerning construction, which, great.

But the second, arguably bigger hurdle, is affordability, and that, I can't find any mention of. There's no price comparison between this method, vs contemporary materials.

Corporations would jump on this like nothing else if it were cheaper than present methods.

Scalability would definitely help towards this end, yes. But would it achieve it is still up in the air. And I've no reason to believe a construction company would want this, instead of, say, normal wood. Yes, its more durable than regular wood, but so are a lot of things. What in the normal construction process is this aiming to replace?

And as the news article says, thats not even something they've figured out, yet. That's their 'next step'. The primary article just outlines how they made it.

So I frankly, don't have a lot of hope for this project. The science behind it, great. But its real world applicability? That's not something they've figured out.


BigRedSpoon2 t1_j2eqi78 wrote

So, there’s the obvious choice, Weird West, the rpg based on the ttrpg of the same game, with an isometric style, a focus on player agency, and gothic horror overtones, it’ll probably be the closest you’ll get

Then there’s West of Dead, which is a roguelite, with western elements. Like, you die and come back in a saloon, fun as a game on the nintendo switch

The rest that I know off aren’t really rogue lites.

There’s Evil West, which is Weird West, but an over the shoulder shooter, and you’re out there killing vampires.

Then the ol’ reliables, being the Red Dead Redemption games.


BigRedSpoon2 t1_j2btwa0 wrote

If police ask, say, 'I want to talk to my lawyer', and just keep repeating that. Its not an admission of guilt, innocent people get put away all the time because they don't talk with a lawyer. The police aren't your friend, like they say, anything you say to an officer can and will be used against you, nothing you say can and will be used for you.