jphamlore t1_jbr1s4x wrote

There is so much work, UBI will instantly be transformed into a form of workfare, mandatory work.

Every person at risk for falling at home for example basically needs a 24/7 caretaker.

Curiously enough, the United States already has something like a UBI for people who can show they cannot work. Look up SSI and SSDI.


jphamlore t1_j6bnq50 wrote

It will be interesting if strategic buying and selling of just Tesla stock and bitcoin becomes a generation's mantra for investing, and just that focus out-performs other investments, or starting businesses.


jphamlore t1_j58wzfp wrote

Is Jupiter the limit for how far out a mission can go fueled by rocket fuel and solar panels?

> Spacecraft: Three-axis stabilised with 10 solar panels and a 2.5-metre-long High Gain Antenna, with a dry mass of approximately 2400 kg and a wet mass (including fuel) of approximately 6000 kg. Each solar panel measures about 2.5 m x 3.5 m; with five on each side of the spacecraft deployed as two distinctive cross-shaped arrays, these total an area of about 85 square metres>


jphamlore t1_j230cs5 wrote

> Yet a recent study conducted by shows the average tenure of a Google employee is only 1.3 years, making them one of the top 10 companies where employees apparently don't want to stay.

> Granted, that's not unusual for tech and software companies. The average tenure at Zoom is also 1.3 years. Reddit's average tenure is 1.2 years. The Meta (Facebook) average is 1.7 years. Work for a big name, even for a short period of time, and it's a lot easier to get a great job at a smaller firm or startup.


jphamlore t1_j20ghyl wrote

Actually the Russians proved countries should keep their coal power plants ready to go.

> The Heyden plant in Petershagen, near Hanover in northern Germany, is scheduled to return into service from August 29 until the end of April, operator Uniper said on Monday.

> With a capacity of 875 megawatts, Heyden is one of the most powerful coal-fired power plants in Germany. It started operation in 1987.

> Germany plans to phase out coal-fired power generation by 2038 at the latest. However, the war in Ukraine and the resulting disruptions to the energy market are causing some plants to be temporary reactivated.

Germany plans to keep coal as a backup for more than 15 years into the future.


jphamlore t1_iwt7344 wrote

Meanwhile is anyone noticing that Binance is basically carbon-copying everything FTX did, or maybe Binance was the original inspiration? They even have splashed a celebrity endorsement, Cristiano Ronaldo, on their frontpage now!

> Cristiano Ronaldo is Coming to Binance

> Gear up for Ronaldo’s first-ever NFT collection, available exclusively on Binance. Sign up with code RONALDO to get a special prize on launch day!


jphamlore t1_iwt4hqo wrote

Sherlock Holmes story, The Adventure of the Copper Beeches:

> "They always fill me with a certain horror. It is my belief, Watson founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside."

> "You horrify me!"

> "But the reason is very obvious. The pressure of public opinion can do in the town what the law cannot accomplish. There is no lane so vile that the scream of a tortured child, or the thud of a drunkard's blow, does not beget sympathy and indignation among the neighbours, and then the whole machinery of justice is ever so close that a word of complaint can set it going, and there is but a step between the crime and the dock. But look at those lonely houses, each in its own fields, filled for the most part with poor ignorant folk who know little of the law. Think of the deeds of hellish cruelty, the hidden wickedness which may go on, year in, year out, in such places, and none the wiser."


jphamlore t1_iwaq0no wrote

Just have an AI trade crypto and then use the proceeds to buy itself improved hardware, networking bandwidth, and electricity.

That sort of AI in my opinion would be far more impressive than passing the Turing test, and would start to make an argument it is some sort of living being that deserves some legal protection.