How does this contempt you hold for the people around you serve you in your daily life? Does it make you feel better about yourself to proclaim your moral superiority?
Program crashing at startup? Okay, let's add debugging statements.
Can't get the debugging statements to execute? Okay, let's try removing code.
Doesn't fix the problem? Okay, let's keep removing more... and more...
A couple hours later, so much code was removed that the entire program had become nothing more than an empty main function that still crashed. This led to the following rule which I try to follow to this day: Make sure that you're actually compiling and executing the same copy of the code that you're modifying.
Pretty sure I'm using an iPhone.
Pretty sure I had to reset privacy setting after iOS upgrades a few times.
Maybe, in your magical world, Apple can do no wrong and none of the apps every do that?
Are there unicorns there, too?
I think capitalism could solve it, it's just that by the time AGW began kicking the living shit out of the economy and causing widespread ecological damage, much of it would be irreversible.
But guys like the Koch's want it that way. They'll walk away with vast amounts of money and insulate themselves from the woes being suffered by everyone else. We are literally allowing our economic and political systems be completely co-opted to serve a tiny fraction of the population. And worse, many of us actually think that the Heartland Institute and the Wall Street Journal are some sort of purveyors of truth.
Perhaps when people come to grips with the fact the physical laws of nature don't give a flying fuck about anyone's favorite economic system or political ideology, we can move on to solving problems. But I suppose it's always easier to believe that whatever deity you worship, be it Yahweh or the Invisible Hand, will save you, and just go on as if nothing is happening.
For all the fear mongering, the oceans haven't risen,
the weather is fine,
and life has been carrying on.
Well, except for the mass extinction.
If AGW supporters are correct
AKA "PhD scientists studying this for the last few decades".
then the changes being proposed won't change the outcome by enough to matter.
There is no one grand solution to AGW. There are a lot of smaller steps that added together might make a difference. Failing to do any of them certainly will not help.
cooking my self I can manage a (I hope) tastier alternative for less,...
Sorry, but I really don't get why this is interesting at all
You answered your question in the first word of that quote. Soylent buyers don't want to cook. Many of them don't know how to cook. Few of those are interested in learning. I spoke with a man who literally gets anxiety just walking into a grocery store and seeing all these things he has no idea what to do with.
I think it's nutritionally foolish ("science" has a moderate but incomplete conception of nutrition), and I think with my stomach, but that doesn't mean there's no use case.
I didn't say he was rich. He built his own house. He lives in a state where the median income is $15k.
He installed the insulation and solar panels himself.
It's not that hard.
Um, we don't have a state income tax in WA. Doubt it.
We already subsidize your fossil fuel tax exemptions and other tax giveaways to your Chinese overlords.
He's 80. This is why you have a roof walk and hatch.
I used to live in BC up in the Rockies, surprised you don't know about clearing your own roof.
Ha, even our grocery clerks make $15/hour and will retire millionaires while those outside the True West will never retire because they can't afford to.
And they'll live well in retirement, as our new 21st Century power is about 1/10th the cost of your energy. Adapt.