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by JasonL
Yesterday, 15:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1324
Views: 43456

Re: Inequality

Is that a movement?
by JasonL
Yesterday, 15:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 400 ppm
Replies: 272
Views: 7782

Re: 400 ppm

Question - should we have "fixed" the farming problem even if we agree that early people were worse off food and nutrition wise all in (I don't accept this but for the sake of argument lets assume). That is, the cost to civilization to abandoning these things is enormous in the absence of an energy/...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 400 ppm
Replies: 272
Views: 7782

Re: 400 ppm

Double super secret truth - people don't want to do anything about it unless costs are invisible to them. Not the great majority of the the left wing even. Try to propose a tax to say double the price of carbon based fuels. Q1: Do our people have to pay it? A: Yes that's how it works. Q2: do we get ...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1324
Views: 43456

Re: Inequality

Woo if you google this question you get a lot of nonsense noble savage type stuff. Gross.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1324
Views: 43456

Re: Inequality

It's a bit like asking me if I can prove that people wouldn't choose to starve. I think the burden on the "totally they choose to starve across the entire planet in fact" has to meet a high evidentiary standard.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1324
Views: 43456

Re: Inequality

That story is entirely too pat for me to, well, digest. It reeks of contrarian bias in the face of the general take on food anthropology as I understand it - which is always and forever you are trying to solve for regular supplies of calories and each iteration of food in society would not happen i...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1324
Views: 43456

Re: Inequality

BTW this reminds me of a favorite Econ Talk with Rachel Laudan (a food historian). http://www.econtalk.org/rachel-laudan-on-the-history-of-food-and-cuisine/ Guest: Well, let's go back to the Paleolithic. Human beings, it's pretty clear, were incredible careful and intelligent about inventorying the ...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1324
Views: 43456

Re: Inequality

That story is entirely too pat for me to, well, digest. It reeks of contrarian bias in the face of the general take on food anthropology as I understand it - which is always and forever you are trying to solve for regular supplies of calories and each iteration of food in society would not happen if...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 13:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4533
Views: 188462

Re: Food

I was gifted a set of Rancho Gordo beans and I have to say they are the best I've ever encountered. Made cassoulet with flageolet whites and red beans and rice with an heirloom domingo rojo. Absolutely great in both cases. I hate kidneys and generally avoid beans and rice for that reason but the dom...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 12:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1324
Views: 43456

Re: Inequality

Imagine a case where 75% of hunter gatherers died in childhood while 35% of farmers died in childhood. If you look at adult remains who looks healthier? The fact of survivorship among the hunters indicates a more robust sample.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 10:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?
Replies: 37
Views: 493

Re: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?

Rachel wrote:
thoreau wrote:
13 Aug 2018, 23:32
Harissa is the fucking market of condiments.
This is the truest thing ever said on Grylliade.
It’s right below gochujang, which is a solid spot.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 10:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1324
Views: 43456

Inequality

Color me skeptic on broad health happiness claims in hunter gatherer societies. For one I think you have significant survivorship bias if total mortality is higher net of security etc and its weird to be like well those people got more vitamin a so they were healthier.
by JasonL
14 Aug 2018, 16:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?
Replies: 37
Views: 493

Re: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?

+1 shawarma, tho no good options around here
by JasonL
14 Aug 2018, 15:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?
Replies: 37
Views: 493

Re: Cooling down: a more palatable thread?

the french have perfectly nice pasteries but if i have to eat a dessert i'd pick egyptian and greek well ahead of the french, Wait, what. No. Stop. The whole thing is phyllo and that's pretty much it. Sometimes layered with so much honey you can't lift it sometimes stuffed with cheese. I mean ok bu...
by JasonL
14 Aug 2018, 14:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1324
Views: 43456

Re: Inequality

It is true that one more tier and I’d be expected to pull more hours. The thing here is 40 hours managed tightly for hourly, then salaried with 40 but considerable flexibility for whole lot of roles, then above that lots more. VP tier is the danger zone - and also where comp structures really shift.
by JasonL
14 Aug 2018, 10:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 530
Views: 18388

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

I'll just say that I understand the instinct to deplatform, but the who gets to decide thing is the whole thing and it is too scary to entertain, plus I do think that it is at a basic level healthy to have those voices in the open and responses to them constantly in the mix. It is very much my sense...
by JasonL
14 Aug 2018, 10:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1324
Views: 43456

Re: Inequality

Security is a product of surplus.
by JasonL
14 Aug 2018, 08:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1324
Views: 43456

Re: Inequality

They had no light.
by JasonL
14 Aug 2018, 08:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1324
Views: 43456

Re: Inequality

Psst 40 hour weeks arent really 40 hour weeks for many kinds of work right now. It is a norm outside of phone services that nobody really gives a shit if you cone in :30 after or leave :30 before. Nobody cares if your lunch is long. Nobody cares if you grab the kids for some kid thing. People only ...
by JasonL
13 Aug 2018, 20:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1324
Views: 43456

Inequality

Psst 40 hour weeks arent really 40 hour weeks for many kinds of work right now. It is a norm outside of phone services that nobody really gives a shit if you cone in :30 after or leave :30 before. Nobody cares if your lunch is long. Nobody cares if you grab the kids for some kid thing. People only c...
by JasonL
13 Aug 2018, 17:22
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 530
Views: 18388

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Ok if they kept the same system but called it Story Feed, is everyone happy?
by JasonL
13 Aug 2018, 17:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1324
Views: 43456

Re: Inequality

So many of my friends/acquaintances "liked" the post (and one even added "Capitalism is killing us all!") that I had to ask, as politely as possible, exactly what they thought a natural workweek would look like. Pretty much just so I can roll my eyes some more, but who knows, maybe somebody will ha...
by JasonL
13 Aug 2018, 17:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 530
Views: 18388

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

We imbue content providers in this country/society/era with a certain type of moral authority, which leads to certain responsibilities. This is nonsense to me in a modern media landscape. Then why did Brian Williams lose his job? It's weird to say anything you want to call content is just like Bria...
by JasonL
13 Aug 2018, 16:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 530
Views: 18388

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

We imbue content providers in this country/society/era with a certain type of moral authority, which leads to certain responsibilities.
This is nonsense to me in a modern media landscape.
by JasonL
13 Aug 2018, 16:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 530
Views: 18388

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

I think it's fine for FB to have whatever policy they want. I certainly don't think conspiracies and awful stuff on social platforms are the government's business (which has been a threat if Facebook "doesn't fix it" whatever that means). But ... I also think it is a mistake for people to persistent...