Astronomy And Mechanical Watches Lover - Coffee & Chocolate Addict - Aviation worker
~ 45 years old from Belgium
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Probably. Isn't that a depressing thought?
I feel the nuclear club and other countries have basically given up on getting rid of our stockpile... But it's a bit depressing yes and I'm not not sure deterrence will protect us, or rather prohibit us from total destruction.
Definitely not forgetting Nagasaki; that anniversary is on 9 August. And yes, of course, testing has gone on for decades.
At least we didn't blow ourselves up, that's that... ;) All those tests would have been enough to end us if launched on the same day... We should probably find a way to get rid of the nuclear stockpile but then how would deterrence work? Would we have even more conventional wars without the nuclear option?
My last post on this network was almost 3 years ago? Interesting! Seeing lots has changed. One thing that seems to have changed is that my family name is now unsupported by the system, joy!
A grim anniversary: 75 years since Hiroshima. Has the world learned the lessons from that attack? Well, it was the first and so far only time an atomic weapon was used; is this enough though?
Don't forget Nagasaki as well. Besides that, more than 500 atmospheric nuclear tests have been conducted up until the early nineties (+ about 1500 underground tests), releasing considerable amounts of radioactive materials into the environment, partially transferred into the oceans for the past decades. It caused the largest collective dose of radiation. Not sure if the health impact is known or if authorities want to know it. So from that point of view, we learned nothing...
I can't imagine there will be departure slots for cars, at least not of notable lengths. Cars can be controlled in a much more fine-grained way than planes and -- more importantly -- can start driving anywhere, so there aren't any high-traffic areas like airports, except intersections which are nothing compared to an airport. It also won't be the case that there's a constant stream of cars on the streets, at least I hope so...
Good points. We are still far away from it anyway and I guess the urban configuration of a given city will play a role as well in how traffic will be managed...
Parfois c'est le ton et la suffisance de certains qui nous empechent d'intervenir. Je pense que vous avez des idees, des opinions qui meritent d'etre partagees et peu importe la forme dans laquelle elles sont exprimees. Comme le dit justement Subreply est un environnement engageant a l'inverse de FB et Twitter
Tout a fait, suffisance qui marque souvent une certaine ignorance ou simplement un manque d'habilete en ce qui concerne la facon d'engager une discussion productive avec quelqu'un. Mais honnetement je ne vois pas beaucoup de cela sur Subreply... C'est une communaute plutot tranquille et bien eduquee je dirais... Dans un tout autre sujet, l'absence de caracteres speciaux pour le francais me rend dingue :) Je veux mes accents aigus, graves, circonflexes, etc!
But isn't that argument the wrong way around? Traffic signs are just used because they're already there and have to be obeyed as long as there are still human drivers. If we were to design self-driving cars first, wouldn't we use a more precise and efficient method of communication, like by interconnecting all cars or centralize the routing at intersections? Nothing against Sign Language or the idea of universal languages in general though.
Interconnecting and centralizing the routing will probably be the way to go for a full scale selfdriving network, at least to some extent I suppose. Then I wonder. If we think about the enroute air traffic network, are we going to have slots for departures when you take your car? In Aviation they are used to avoid congestion in the skies, basically. And if you miss one of those 'Calculated Take Off Time' you can be stuck for a long time. And they are expensive as well...
I had to stop watching Westworld season three. Shame. I thought they had good ideas, good effects, good cinematography, good actors... It just did not come together well and lost the magic season one had.
I stopped at the first episode of season two. Or maybe the second episode, don't remember... Don't watch TV show or movies as often. But I did watch the season one of a small show called 'Upload' , nothing special but pretty nice. About a guy who gets murdered and end up uploaded in a virtual reality world... The tone is on the comedy side. 10 episodes. 'His Dark Materials' was nice too, the CGI used for animals is awesome in it...
ce n'est pas l'envie qui manque dans mon cas, mais j'ai parfopis l'impression de ne pas avoir d'opinion ou de ne pas savoir me placer dans le spectre, du coup je n'interviens pas..
J'avais un peu ce probleme la egalement mais je pense que c'etait plus de la timidite qu'autre chose. Et dans mon c'est le travail qui a ameliore les choses, je suis nettement plus "frontal" maintenant, que ce soir par ecrit ou de vive voix. N'hesitez pas, la communaute ici est petite et en general tres conviale, personne ne vous jugera. Et on est loin du brouara de Facebook et Twitter (que je n'utilise pas), mais evidemment l'engagement est mois important...
I really glad social networks exists, I would have not known a lot but I feel like I never have anything to say, no opinion to display, am I alone in this case ? Am I condemned to be part of the "silent majority" ?
Il n'y a aucune obligation d'ecrire quoique ce soit si vous n'en avez pas envie... Vous pouvez juste parcourir les ecrits et reagir a quelque chose qui vous interpelle en particulier... Ce que beaucoup d'utilisateurs font je pense. Evidemment il faut que des sujets initiaux soient ecrits, sinon comment repondre au neant ? ;)
I really doubt we will have people on the moon by 2024, as is the current plan. And that's if they don't end up canceling the Artemis program due to coronavirus related budget cuts.
Doubt it as well. If canceled it will probably be for political reasons depending on the next election results... Then the mission architecture itself is pretty bloated w/the orbital gateway, sinking further billions (SLS delta-V not able to reach the Moon, just the station in its orbit). And I'm not sure Moon direct missions will be done initially, you have to justify the use of the SLS/gateway. The good part is the international co-op. 2024 is a tight time frame indeed...
If it's all done in one place, waste can be dealt with at scale. I'd argue local is worse for the environment, while what's best would be moving food production into highly industrialized vertical farms and vats colocated in the cities where people are. China relied on small local farms and it resulted in famines, which is why they started moving people to cities and industrializing food production. Self-sufficiency is the road to poverty.
Well maybe local farms are more adequate for small states like Belgium where I live. I don't know if we can put all countries on the same basket as China, each one has its political, geographic and demographic constrains, I guess farms should scale up with the size of the country or operate for a group of neighboring countries so to avoid exporting on the other side of the planet when you could produce closer to your place (as far as possible). If that makes sense...
Seems a bit off on mobile. I noticed a link extended past the white bounding box and, as I think about it, I wonder why that white box isn't the whole page.
I hope it is not as rough as you fear. Are your employers legally obliged to make your work place Covid safe?
There are legal federal obligations and recommendations to follow yes and businesses have to enforce those rules. But they took those rulings too late... Now the second wave is starting and they don't seem to want to (partially) lock down again at the federal level... Idk. I'm worried, we are still operating flights to/from high risks (2nd wave) countries and no quarantine applied. We will see but I'm not willing to play the russian roulette with that virus...
I thought this is where they were going with Devs (spoilers) - they have a machine that can see the past or future but employees are forbidden from looking at the future. I thought the reason would be that looking at the future determines it, but they didn't really explore that.
I saw the trailer for that TV show but I didn't give it a try yet... Not have been in the mood of watching movies and TV shows for a while.
I feel like quantum physics and time are likely related. If you could observe the future, you could make a change to it which would collapse that future.. The same thing happens in quantum physics where just observing something changes its results.
Observing the future to "collapse its associated wave function" and select a specific outcome to control future events? That could be a nice pitch for a movie or a TV show. Or a book. Maybe it has been done... But indeed, space, time, causality, emergence, quantum behavior, etc, are all part of a big puzzle that physicists are trying to solve while having been starved for the past decades of new/unexpected experimental data. It is a... Complicated field (duh).