Astronomy And Mechanical Watches Lover - Space Travel Dreamer - Coffee & Chocolate Addict - Aviation worker
~ 46y old in Belgium
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🏒 Lucian Marin Until we become a galactic empire and human cloning is the norm. :) Brain is developed to support life at birth and starts learning earlier. I doubt any form of knowledge is passed from generations to generations. I wish we had an Einstein among us today. It's also a good thing, evil people start with nothing.
☕ David Antoine Knowledge can't be passed in itself but I remember reading that there is an evolution pressure to select individuals with better abilities to learn a specific type of knowledge if it as an advantage for survival. So depending on your specie, you will be more prone to easily learn a specific knowledge or skill. I think it also ties to some specific cases of horizontal gene transfer, but I'm really not sure. It is a far remote in time read of a Stephen Jay Gould book...
🐇 Robert Blinov In contrast to animals, people are born without instincts or knowledge. Nobody should ever be called dumb for not knowing something.
☕ David Antoine Without knowledge yes. Without instincts, not sure. There are genetic behavioral predispositions I think, some of them linked to survival traits. Some of those predispositions may or may not be expressed depending on environmental factors...
Zero Edge They don't like the word "natural immunity" because people like things that are "natural". It makes it sound like any other immunity is "unnatural". From a marketing perspective: yeah that makes so much sense. From a humanity perspective: your job is not to sell, your job is to be honest.
☕ David Antoine Speaking of the marketability of all things natural... Found this. And it's not looking good :
🐇 Robert Blinov He who controls the food supply.
☕ David Antoine He who controls the information...
🐇 Robert Blinov Reality is negotiable.
☕ David Antoine That could be a catch phrase in Matrix... :)
🏒 Lucian Marin Another day goes by. What did you do?
☕ David Antoine Nothing special. I'm resting for my back pain. Practicing airliner landings with X-Plane 11...
Zero Edge Over half of the US population is living in an alternate reality where 1 out of 2 people who get the cooties has to go to the hospital.
☕ David Antoine Is it just me or is it pretty rare to see those balanced and not politically biased articles in the New York Times? That was interesting to read though nothing exceptional, more people should have that balanced position...
🐇 Robert Blinov The sheep can be as angry at the paranoid all they want, but that will not matter once they start falling off a cliff.
🐇 Robert Blinov Being paranoid helps with surviving.
☕ David Antoine Fear is a survival mechanism. Except in Hollywood movies... Although I think our sedentary societies and the confort associated with it have put that mechanism on the back burner, to an extent. But also due to medias, entertainment and social networks. It seems we act much more like a pack of sheep, not really foreseeing or even reacting to impending danger... It's like natural selection is filtering out paranoid or fearful people as it is not anymore a survival trait.
🌲 Tho i love apple computers, but i absolutely loath apple phones. they are so stupid and underfeatured. macos and ios are like heaven and hell
☕ David Antoine I used macOS for ten years. Very enjoyable for day to day use... Never had an iPhone, I don't like not being able to side load apps in case one would be banned. And the iPhone 13 presentation was extremely "meh". Boring overall. The more ridiculous being the Hollywood directors part about the cameras. Total fluff (except maybe for beginners who want to make their own fan films, I guess).
🐓 Mega I just edited my post saying this lol. I could do that but it's not really the same. I guess I'm just picky.
☕ David Antoine It's OK to be picky. It's a quality. Imho.
🏒 Lucian Marin Check to see if problem is solved for older posts. I think you might be right. 480 limit was without emoji support, 640 could let you add a link and a few emojis.
☕ David Antoine Would be nice. But you're the boss! :thumbs_up: :slightly_smiling_face:
🏒 Lucian Marin I'm happy if you are happy with it... :clown_face: but I think we need email notifications as noticed.
☕ David Antoine It's good as it is. Notifications would be nice to follow replies of others on a thread you interacted... And as I mentioned some time ago, I'd like to have the character limit go back to 640. So to not have older posts truncated. I found myself reading my 4 years old posts... Don't know why. :smirking_face:
🏒 Lucian Marin In other news, is shutting down. It launched in 2014, same as Sub. Their comments section was an inspiration for how replies look here. I will never shut down Sub now that is has this nice .com domain. I optimized the backend performance for the cost of a Netflix/Spotify subscription.
☕ David Antoine Do you have new features in mind for Subreply in the near future or are you pretty happy with it as it is for now?
🏒 Lucian Marin Should I believe GoAccess when it says that Subreply gets ~1500 daily unique visitors?
☕ David Antoine How many total accounts ? 3000 ? That would be half of the users visiting daily, pretty good I guess...
🐇 Robert Blinov I agree with you completely. Anarchy in one country will lead to another invading it. Absence of government is simply an ideal to keep in mind.
☕ David Antoine Yeah, trying to approach the ideal is certainly more doable and should be a goal in itself I guess...
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