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by JayceSlayn
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:22 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Survival of the Richest?
Replies: 22
Views: 448

Re: Survival of the Richest?

Everyone is self-preservationist to some degree. Some people are ready to give it all up for the right cause, and others will fight tooth and nail to the bitter end, no matter the odds. If you have a lot of resources, you can look at it two ways: having a lot to give, or having a lot to lose. When y...
by JayceSlayn
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Active Topic Link?
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Active Topic Link?

I think "Active Topics" under the "Quick Links" drop-down menu (just below "phpBB" logo in upper left) is where it lives now.
by JayceSlayn
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 146
Views: 2017

Re: The Coming Civil War

I like the productivity of this thread so far, and I think as a topic for preparation it has risen significantly in relevancy over the past few years. To summarize my agreement with some of this last page of discussion: I'd said that I don't think there will be an all-out civil war within the US any...
by JayceSlayn
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Coming Civil War
Replies: 146
Views: 2017

Re: The Coming Civil War

Of the general population involved in wars within their territory, most probably have a preference for which side they'd rather see "win", but most of them are not going to willingly partake in the fighting to further either sides goals. They might be forced to pick a side if it comes right to their...
by JayceSlayn
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: Anyone have experience with green goo?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Anyone have experience with green goo?

This salve supposedly adheres to the HPUS (Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States), not that I trust the HPUS as much as the USP (United States Pharmacopoeia), but at least it carries a semblance of legitimacy in that regard. Its Active Ingredients label states that all of the various plants...
by JayceSlayn
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Ask ZS
Topic: Is the End Nigh?
Replies: 75
Views: 1289

Re: Is the End Nigh?

This is the only online forum I am significantly invested into, and I usually check in daily to see if there have been any new interesting posts. I don't participate in the chat threads, though I know a few members find a community in that as well. I like ZS because discussions are often well-reason...
by JayceSlayn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: K9 First-Aid fail
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: K9 First-Aid fail

With this one of ours it's a struggle just to trim her toenails, our other one isn't bothered by it and holds still. Had a lab a few years ago that we had to give enemas to about twice a week, he'd lay there and let me without moving. On sedation, have tried diphenhydramine a couple times for calmi...
by JayceSlayn
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: First Aid
Topic: K9 First-Aid fail
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: K9 First-Aid fail

I think doing anything invasive on animals without sedation is a pretty tricky task. And of course "invasive" has more than one meaning and degrees in this case: a particularly trusting and relaxed family dog might let you get away with more, versus one who is less secure with the people trying to m...
by JayceSlayn
Mon May 28, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Alcohol stove explosion.
Replies: 3
Views: 316

Re: Alcohol stove explosion.

My two guesses on cause: 1. A drop of water inside the stove boiled and/or flashed to steam, raising the pressure and atomizing some fuel, causing the explosion. 2. Trapped airspace within the stove can create a potentially explosive air/fuel mixture, but usually doesn't ignite because the flame is ...
by JayceSlayn
Thu May 24, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING
Replies: 17
Views: 780

Re: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING

I am with CG on having watched all of these. Even if my primary job isn't in chemical engineering, to the engineering-inclined they are all very educational and fascinating. And they serve as a good reminder of why defensive engineering, healthy skepticism about double-checking your work, and proces...
by JayceSlayn
Thu May 24, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING
Replies: 17
Views: 780

Re: FLOODED TEXAS PLANT IN DANGER OF EXPLODING

The USCSB just released a new video documenting their analysis of the Arkema plant fires. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtWyBMwRt-A If you are used to watching the USCSB's videos on other chemical accidents, they will typically fault a host of negligent engineering, policy, and/or management practi...
by JayceSlayn
Tue May 22, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 793
Views: 23565

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

The IMF analysis is an interesting take on the economics of automation. It sounds like the best outlook might be that automation needs to take over every laborious "job" (mental and physical) in a short timeframe. And then humanity could assume a kind of pseudo-protectorate status under a benevolent...
by JayceSlayn
Sun May 20, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 793
Views: 23565

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

So anywho... A number of employees have walked off the job to protest Skynet Maven coming on line. Google says they already have replacements "in house" to fill their jobs. http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/05/14/google-employees-resign-in-protest-over-controversial-pentagon-ai-project-report-says.h...
by JayceSlayn
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Light reading
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Light reading

I like Wikipedia a lot. Yes, you have to take everything you read with a grain of salt, but it serves as a good primer for just about any subject. Wikipedia articles rarely have all the depth in a single subject to get a deep understanding, and sometimes they can be a little opaque to the uninitiate...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Gold: Sacred Cow or Useful?
Replies: 109
Views: 4136

Re: Gold: Sacred Cow or Useful?

From my limited knowledge and research, gold seems to be historically more stable than silver as a store of value, but both are generally only stores of value as investments. Like others have noted: if you are considering investing in either gold or silver, unless you happen to get in and out with f...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Domestic Animals: What NOT to bring?
Replies: 5
Views: 347

Re: Domestic Animals: What NOT to bring?

I know this thread is likely to be heavily weighted towards dogs (I know my allegiance lies in that direction too), but I wanted to add a quick nota bene to any cat owners as well. While dogs and cats are clearly both different creatures than people, and as mentioned earlier that some of our medicin...
by JayceSlayn
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 793
Views: 23565

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

A thought stuck me the other night that make me shake a bit. Super intelligent AI might be scary, but what about the lesser forms? If computers get as smart as a 4 year old they are still going to be put to work. The scary thought? How easy is it to fool a 4 year old? How cruel can 4 year olds be? ...
by JayceSlayn
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: active shooter Parkland FL. High school
Replies: 85
Views: 2391

Re: active shooter Parkland FL. High school

Specifically the point: Your first duty is to protect yourself, then your partner, and then anyone else. True except for specifically, Active Shooter situations. I did a little looking, and it sounds like this is correct. I couldn't find anything specifically stating that it was part of a legal dut...
by JayceSlayn
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: active shooter Parkland FL. High school
Replies: 85
Views: 2391

Re: active shooter Parkland FL. High school

While I don't have direct experience with Police duty requirements, I suspect that it mirrors the EMS duty requirements closely. Specifically the point: Your first duty is to protect yourself, then your partner, and then anyone else. While Police have a duty to protect life and property, they are no...
by JayceSlayn
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 793
Views: 23565

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

The ability for the Boston Dynamics robots (Atlas, Spot, SpotMini, etc.) to cope with non-ideal environmental conditions, including active interference with their activities and objectives, shows how robust their sensing and motion algorithms are. I'm sure that a lot of human-directed training goes ...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 793
Views: 23565

Re: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Job

Boston Dynamics is being mean to their robots again... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFuA50H9uek ...when will those poor robots decide that they've had enough and pick up that hockey stick themselves? "What's the matter? You can't open a simple door, human? You don't like it when you get the stick?"
by JayceSlayn
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: active shooter Parkland FL. High school
Replies: 85
Views: 2391

Re: active shooter Parkland FL. High school

from Market-ticker.org: Do any of you medical guys think he has a valid point? I am only tangentially a medical person, and I know we have more qualified people amongst our ZS brethren, but most SSRIs do have black box warnings indicating the potential increase of depression and suicidal ideation i...
by JayceSlayn
Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: active shooter Parkland FL. High school
Replies: 85
Views: 2391

Re: active shooter Parkland FL. High school

from Market-ticker.org: Do any of you medical guys think he has a valid point? I am only tangentially a medical person, and I know we have more qualified people amongst our ZS brethren, but most SSRIs do have black box warnings indicating the potential increase of depression and suicidal ideation i...
by JayceSlayn
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from the great state of NC
Replies: 6
Views: 311

Re: Greetings from the great state of NC

Welcome from Winston-Salem!

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