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by JasonL
13 Sep 2019, 14:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7924
Views: 308459

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

If you google it, as i had to, "Netflix's The I Land may be the worst show I've ever seen" comes to the top of goog results.
by JasonL
13 Sep 2019, 11:22
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 7924
Views: 308459

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Some of the clunkiness gets better after a few episodes, but probably not the part where you feel like it's sewn together from lots of things you've seen before. I'll probably finish it.
by JasonL
13 Sep 2019, 09:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 408
Views: 13170

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

Right. Come to think of it the whole right wing kinda has this feature. There is no affirmative definition of who they are, they are not obamacare, not globalists, not socialists ... well wtf is that?
by JasonL
12 Sep 2019, 19:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 408
Views: 13170

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

If taken at face value they were always trying to thread a needle. It doesn’t appear to have worked out. Right Think is “everything other than our view is racist, sexist, white supremacist etc”. Defining a brand as “not that” is fraught.
by JasonL
12 Sep 2019, 14:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Our AI Overlords Will be Dumb as Rocks
Replies: 57
Views: 3408

Re: Our AI Overlords Will be Dumb as Rocks

You missed the part where it’s Japan.
by JasonL
12 Sep 2019, 14:06
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Music for the Masses
Replies: 1240
Views: 102448

Re: Music for the Masses

by JasonL
10 Sep 2019, 19:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4801
Views: 245815

Re: Food

The kroger cheese counter provided by Murrays is freaking awesome for a big grocery chain. Murrays Reserve Gouda is the shit.
by JasonL
10 Sep 2019, 19:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18302

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Yeah. It's complicated.
by JasonL
10 Sep 2019, 14:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18302

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Unclear to me which way it would go because it depends on how people value marginal increases in purchsaing power vs marginal buffers from rent too damn high. A flat UBI basically plays out like you get some amount of money to stay put but effectively more money to move. The difference between value...
by JasonL
10 Sep 2019, 11:28
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18302

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Related, my favorite kind of social science on this stuff is "people receiving free money responded that they were happier and suffered less stress".
by JasonL
09 Sep 2019, 15:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 1024
Views: 81293

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

I’m pretty much out on all “blah blah gets to be known hero now”. Most especially in the case of Cap, where being a time displaced Nazi puncher is just super important to the essence of the idea, but in the general case as well.
by JasonL
08 Sep 2019, 09:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 205
Views: 7498

Re: Dancing With the Dems

More of a young man than I’d have guessed.
by JasonL
07 Sep 2019, 14:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 1022
Views: 56883

Re: the list of those things which are not food

It already has milk, cream and Parmesan in it. You wanna add some ice cream just to make sure no dairy product is left out?
by JasonL
07 Sep 2019, 08:03
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 1022
Views: 56883

Re: the list of those things which are not food

I’m not an authenticity maven either. The problem there isn’t inauthenticity the problem is ew gross.

This is a ketchup on ribeye move.
by JasonL
06 Sep 2019, 20:39
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18302

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Part of what worries me is this implicit idea that lots and lots of jobs are sort of side hustle like in their flexibility. So the idea comes across like a person will take on extra work here and there to supplement UBI. By definition those kinds of things are not career building sorts of entry role...
by JasonL
06 Sep 2019, 19:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18302

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Inflation is not something I particularly worry about at the levels typically in play.
by JasonL
06 Sep 2019, 14:21
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 1022
Views: 56883

Re: the list of those things which are not food

That’s some Rachel Ray shit right there.
by JasonL
05 Sep 2019, 19:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18302

Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

In 2018 the average SS payout was $1,353/month or $16,236/year. Times 300 million people that's $4.8 trillion or 117% of the entire federal expenditures for that year. I can put my thumb over the lens to make a big number too. Jason. But that’s nonsense because SSI isn’t a nation wide simultaneous ...
by JasonL
05 Sep 2019, 18:02
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18302

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Depends how you fund of course. It’s a big number Hugh.
by JasonL
05 Sep 2019, 15:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18302

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

300 million people. Basic income $10k. $3 Trillion per year. That's 75% of the entire federal budget at present levels. So ... cheap?
by JasonL
05 Sep 2019, 15:29
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18302

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Maybe. I don't even think the Finnish results are particularly applicable to the US, and that result even less so for a host of reasons. I will say, I do believe in basic income as a strategy against extreme poverty. I am involved with Give Directly, a charity which is conducing the largest current ...
by JasonL
05 Sep 2019, 15:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18302

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

For the record, I would also note that the moral aesthetics thing runs both ways not just against my view. Having to do stuff to get money is an unimaginable horror to some.
by JasonL
05 Sep 2019, 15:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18302

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

So big nobody has been able to maintain an experiment because OMG it's expensive just in limited runs. What's your magic number for basic, let's back of the envelope it. $15k? More? Less?
by JasonL
05 Sep 2019, 14:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18302

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

I mean one part of that is the cost isn't guessing it's gigantic.
by JasonL
05 Sep 2019, 14:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 644
Views: 18302

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

The threshold to me is at the perceived cost in effort, self examination, relocation of materially improving your standard of living relative to a baseline of infinite vacation and all necessities taken care of by others. I think there are break points in those dimensions. The factory closes but fuc...