How Microsoft has gone backwards: In Visual Studio 2012, I barely get 73 columns of text when I first open. After moving all the side windows of metacode to the other monitor, I get a more respectable 125 columns.
Oregon's far enough.
Yep- every layer of extra complexity in the market is essentially an anonymizer firewall.
Even when you have attempts to demand the information (ingredient and nutrition labels come to mind, or the apparent extra burden of adding the letters GMO to a label that went down in defeat in Washington State last November), you get pushback, because the market likes to run in secret, on cavet emptor rules when not regulated to be otherwise.
A great way around this is to buy local as possible- for instance, starting in a few weeks, I'm going to be getting all my veggies and fruits from my cousin down the road. As direct a market as you can get.
Yes, you would. Because you're reading with individualistic rose colored glasses that assume the magical market will fix everything.
"Bad Trip" is used to describe any situation where a person has an emotional experience that they are having trouble handling.
There's another definition- any situation where a person has such reduced cognitive ability that their actions preclude survival. The stereotype is the guy who thinks he is superman and tries to stop the locomotive, but other similar situations exist.
First *concentration* was 1938.
Morning glories did not evolve overnight in 1938, nor apricot seeds, nor any of the other plants this drug can be concentrated from.
Exactly what I was thinking. I've known too many suicides in my life on bad trips, from the "I can fly off a 20 story building" to the "I'm superman and I can stop a train" to not know that LSD affects the instinct for survival.
Wow, mod parent up.
The only other advice I have to give, is check out the free tools that surround the areas you are interested in. Expanding closed source software is still a money pit, and perhaps always will be.
So are some of these vaccines. In fact, for some of the weakened-virus instead of killed-virus variety, some of these vaccines *are* the disease they are hoping to prevent.
What are the real risks of vaccines? Incredibly hard to tell when even the CDC uses weasel words like "risk of death is extremely small" instead of giving us a percentage from the study- and the original white papers are always paywalled and copyrighted. You can't calculate risk without knowing actual numbers.
It is amazing the number of "gay cradle Catholic atheists" I meet who were trained by Jesuits during the worst of the clergy abuse years.
This is why it is vitally important to have *TWO* wills for any piece of electronic equipment, the open one and the sealed one. The sealed one contains the passwords.
One way is to limit the markets themselves to 100,000 citizens or less. If you can easily travel to punch the head guy in the nose, that's a natural limit on the system.
At 300,000,000+ citizens, the system is broken because no one citizen can actually track down who is pulling the strings. Enforcement of the self limiting system becomes impossible because of chaos and complexity. It stopped being enforceable within a few years of being created, because it got too large.
The market always creates the government it wants. Want a small government, you need a small market.
At the request of a fellow Catholic blogger, I'm reading Papal Economics by Fr. Maciej Zieba, OP. It occurred to me that since my journal circle has put up with my evolution from Karl to Groucho to Reinhard Marx, my thoughts on this book may be of some interest. I in fact already have five posts discussing the topics in the book.
To achieve that, you need to limit the amount of population the system represents. While I do advocate for that, even I can't see a clear path from grounded theory to reality for it.
If you allow freedom for even one individual to transcend the system, eventually that one individual will own all the systems.
Every system eventually gets upended by the individual overcoming the common good. It is the achilles heel of free markets.