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by Sun Yeti
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Robot Uprising - Or, what to do when AI Does All The Jobs
Replies: 932
Views: 53431

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

I did notice the weird watermark on that video. Good one. I was talking with our nascent AI overlords, and I got this: Dear AI, what do you think about the Internet? <--This was the prompt AIBEN: We are in a time when information is constantly being collected for commercial purposes without any rega...
by Sun Yeti
Sun May 12, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Flooding in Houston - May 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: Flooding in Houston - May 2019

By the way, in the list of historical floods you linked to, there were 13 floods in the 69 years between 1830 and 1899 and 21 floods in the 19 years between 2000 and the present. That's more than a factor of five increase in frequency of flooding. That's not conclusive, given that there could be any...
by Sun Yeti
Sun May 12, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Flooding in Houston - May 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 606

Re: Flooding in Houston - May 2019

Just to be clear, is it the flood that you think is a fantasy, or the increasing frequency of floods due to climate change? How does the fact that Houston has historically flooded preclude it flooding more often now and in the future? Climate scientists are usually pretty careful to emphasize that y...
by Sun Yeti
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: First Aid
Topic: New York denies request to allow 44 unvaccinated students back in class
Replies: 20
Views: 1254

Re: New York denies request to allow 44 unvaccinated students back in class

It's not out of living memory: my dad had a younger brother who died of polio when they were kids. And yet, my dad is still somewhat skeptical of vaccines, in spite of overwhelming evidence and personal experience. It seems to only take a few years after a problem is pretty much solved before people...
by Sun Yeti
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!
Replies: 87
Views: 9992

Re: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!

I submit for your consideration: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BFVHM18/

I think it's the carabiner that really completes it.
by Sun Yeti
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: How did Venezuela end up this way?
Replies: 313
Views: 32880

Re: How did Venezuela end up this way?

1. Socialism is instituted. 2. Socialism fails. 3. Someone cries "but that wasn't real Socialism!" The death spiral continues. :gonk: I know I shouldn't engage with politics posts, but so *$%ing tired of hearing this particular nugget of wisdom on ZS and elsewhere. Still waiting on the 'death spira...
by Sun Yeti
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: Jalopnik article on Wasteland Weekend - Post-Apoc. Car Pr0n
Replies: 6
Views: 1964

Re: Jalopnik article on Wasteland Weekend - Post-Apoc. Car Pr0n

I also can't see going there anytime soon, and to be honest, Burning Man is higher on my list of events to see at least once in my life.

That being said, we here at ZS do need to get our shit together and represent at Wasteland Weekend one of these years.
by Sun Yeti
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Annihalation
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Re: Annihalation

It started off looking really interesting and promising, and then just gradually got weirder, and not in a good way.

I was really disappointed that the plot dissolved into some bizarre 'reality is subjective' daydream.
by Sun Yeti
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Odd Preps: The things you can't live without
Replies: 75
Views: 6357

Re: Odd Preps: The things you can't live without

I recently went to some time and hassle and expense to get an offline copy of wikipedia integrated into my phone (it lives on a high-capacity microSD card). Now, this certainly has many practical benefits; there's a near-endless number of practical things you could look up. That being said, there's ...
by Sun Yeti
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us
Replies: 33
Views: 2912

Re: The North Koreans had better hurry and EMP us

Unless you want to live like people do in NK or some other 3rd world country a truly girdles system is quite a long time away. Until you can buy a fully functional Mr Fusion machine, a power grid with power plants is going to be necessary. I think you're forgetting something: batteries Which are ge...
by Sun Yeti
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40
Replies: 48
Views: 3978

Re: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40

To be fair on the China emissions issue, they manufacture enormous amounts of consumer goods for the rest of the world, so it's not like we have nothing to do with China's emissions. Good point. The problem is how China runs manufacturing in a less sustainable manner and pollutes much more per ton ...
by Sun Yeti
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Massive loss of insect biomass
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Re: Massive loss of insect biomass

This is not to say that there has not been a loss of insect biomass, simply that this is a poor indicator of the severity of the phenomenon. It is a poor indicator, because as I said, the plural of anecdote is not data. However, my parents used to drive an early '90s Honda Civic (drag coefficience ...
by Sun Yeti
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Massive loss of insect biomass
Replies: 7
Views: 887

Massive loss of insect biomass

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/10/15/hyperalarming-study-shows-massive-insect-loss/?utm_term=.2698fc01f1ab TL:DR is other studies are confirming what that scary study of insect biomass in Germany showed last year: insect populations are plummeting all over the world. More alarmingly to ...
by Sun Yeti
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40
Replies: 48
Views: 3978

Re: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40

To be fair on the China emissions issue, they manufacture enormous amounts of consumer goods for the rest of the world, so it's not like we have nothing to do with China's emissions. I've personally contributed to China's emissions by buying a few hundred dollars worth of new gear in the last month....
by Sun Yeti
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40
Replies: 48
Views: 3978

Re: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40

Anywho... lets assume that by 2030 you will have 50% less resources from CO2 emitting resources. An across the board equal cut as unlikely as that may be. That is only 12 years away . OK, so getting back to the original question, and doing my best to ignore (*twitch twitch*) various factually incor...
by Sun Yeti
Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40
Replies: 48
Views: 3978

Re: IPCC Reports TEOTWAWKI by 2030-40

That's the problem with discussing climate change on here; many people seem to see it as a political rather than scientific issue. I see that as a problem, or an ideological blind spot that is pervasive in the survival community in general. There is uncertainty in the projections certainly, but a lo...
by Sun Yeti
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Zombie Training Films
Topic: Ghoul
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Re: Ghoul

I actually liked it. You have to understand what a Bollywood film is going in, I guess. At least there weren't any musical numbers, although on the other hand, that would really have added a surreal element that might have been fun. The 'future government is a crappy 1984 wannabe' plotline has been ...
by Sun Yeti
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tiny Radio
Replies: 14
Views: 2199

Re: Tiny Radio

While, I felt before that I had no good options, now I feel like I have too many choices :) Thanks for the suggestions! I looked up ultralight radios, and found the DT-400W. It's slightly larger than 2.5" x 4" x 1", 3.6 oz, so on the bigger/heavier side, but it's absolutely loaded with features (FM,...
by Sun Yeti
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tiny Radio
Replies: 14
Views: 2199

Re: Tiny Radio

The SRF-S84 is what I wanted; I just waited too long to buy one, and now I feel dumb for not jumping on one six months ago.
by Sun Yeti
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Tiny Radio
Replies: 14
Views: 2199

Tiny Radio

I'm trying to cut some weight/volume out of my BOB. I have a Sony Pocket AM/FM radio (I bought it here: I think the crazy price listed is because it's discontinued: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00020S7XK). It's a great radio; clear reception, good sound, picks up a lot of stations, lasts a l...
by Sun Yeti
Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Needed: Gas Can That Doesn't Suck
Replies: 23
Views: 1671

Re: Needed: Gas Can That Doesn't Suck

Blame Kalifornia, specifically the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The idea was to reduce the air pollution from the gas vapors that escape when pouring gas. Like most people, I wasn't aware this was a significant issue. I still don't. Maybe it is in the LA smog bowl, but I'm guessing they n...
by Sun Yeti
Sun Mar 04, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: What to take to India?
Replies: 15
Views: 2880

Re: What to take to India?

I have been to India several times, starting as a young child. I have not been in a few years so probably some of my advice is out of date, considering how rapidly that country is changing. However, this advice is the result of many, many total trips by myself and various family members, and we have...
by Sun Yeti
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Bought a butterfly safety razor and shaved w/ it for a month
Replies: 14
Views: 1595

Re: Bought a butterfly safety razor and shaved w/ it for a m

My wife bought me a safety razor to try out years ago, at my request. Both that razor and the brush it came with wore out in a couple of years: the hair fell out of the brush, and the threads that held the razor together wore out because they were just chrome plated brass. In 2015, I bought the chea...
by Sun Yeti
Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from a troubled region
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Hello from a troubled region

Welcome. Direct experience is the best teacher. Probably second best is second-hand experience. Since I don't intend to end up in dangerous situations just for practice, I look forward to learning from you.

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