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by Gnomish8
Fri Oct 03, 2014 3:56 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Civilian-enforced traffic laws
Replies: 60
Views: 19885

Re: Civilian-enforced traffic laws

Already have this where I live. Not invoked often, but effective.

http://blog.oregonlive.com/commuting/20 ... _in_f.html
by Gnomish8
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:12 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Converting to Post Scarcity
Replies: 139
Views: 29627

Re: Converting to Post Scarcity

And what exactly do you expect to feed those 3D printers? Even if you don't have to purchase finished goods, there will still be a huge demand for the finite raw resources (and energy) that go into 3D printers. It won't even be remotely post-scarcity. Catch up on the conversation. ;) But, that brin...
by Gnomish8
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:59 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Converting to Post Scarcity
Replies: 139
Views: 29627

Re: Converting to Post Scarcity

Not really. I bought my first 3d printer a coupla years ago now. It's fun. Has many niche uses. However, despite quite a lot of hobbyist enthusiasm, none of the folks I know with one has stopped buying other stuff to any significant degree as a result. It's a glorious prototyping tool. It's not ide...
by Gnomish8
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:03 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Converting to Post Scarcity
Replies: 139
Views: 29627

Re: Converting to Post Scarcity

I think we're looking at two different issues. Although I see some benefit to a basic income leading to post-scarcity (potentially more research, more people able to obtain "knowledge for knowledge's sake" leading us towards post-scarcity), the problem is that money itself isn't what cause...
by Gnomish8
Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371127

Re: Gun Control

DSenette's argument is that criminals will continue to engage an armed person if they think the person doesn't have enough bullets. There's more to it than that. Believe it or not, shockingly, it often takes more than 1 round to "drop" someone. It's an ongoing debate between law enforceme...
by Gnomish8
Fri Aug 29, 2014 4:32 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Gun Control
Replies: 2237
Views: 371127

Re: Gun Control

Then a culture that takes the Responsibility seriously. And; Stop fighting so ineffectually with one another. If it is a Gun Culture it does not have to be a Bad Culture. Irresponsible, immature behavior has deadly consequences. I think you nailed it. There was uproar around here a few years ago wh...
by Gnomish8
Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:36 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 1414: "Writing Skills"
Replies: 86
Views: 20552

Re: 1414: "Writing Skills"

Reminds me of a quote from my band instructor when I was still in school.
"Practice doesn't make perfect, it makes permanent."

Regards,
Gnomish8
by Gnomish8
Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:20 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Right to Record
Replies: 72
Views: 25252

Re: The Right to Record

Congratulations, I've been stalking for a while (years), and you guys finally got me to register. My $0.02: We are already being recorded indiscriminately. You walk into a store, you're on surveillance. You drive down the street, still cameras there. The second you enter the public sphere, you have ...

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