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I am a walking-talking infohazard and am probably dangerous to your wellbeing. I vacillates between curiosity/playfulness, but even IRL I have trouble with signaling intent.

Subverting the way we model the world can break walls we build to protect ourselves. Breaking my own walls is how I overcome my own fears.

This may enhance triggers in those who have differing fear/disgust responses.

Knowing your emotional limits is not a weakness.

I won't be mad if you unfollow.

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Things I've been absolutely fascinated with: and , , , systems and mechanism / , anything, organizational , theory, , , , theory, , , and , risk reward processing, and the nature of in living systems.

Basically I wanna put sentient robotic ants on mars.

"This should infuriate all of us! This diminishes our agency and autonomy as humans.

"But the data?!"

The promise of profit is not permission for unethical action.
If you're going to treat data as permission to act immorally, and unethcially; to put your buisness ahead of the people that you're supposed to be serving...

Then I want you all to think about what the future is going to look like in this data driven world."
invidio.us/watch?v=gIrfxZ4KbOA

Surprisingly good despite starting questionably.

It is snowing... upward?! outside my window.

Go back to bed Vermont, you're drunk.

this mastodon thing is great, I put effort and art in one end, and love and friendship comes out the other. It's so great you've gotta try it

Hot damn, I can actually make minecraft ants now!

This appears to be an MIT licensed 3d modeling program that generates models and animations compatible with the .json format minecraft rolled out ages ago.

blockbench.net/

github.com/JannisX11/blockbenc

Back when I was making a streaming content plugin for unity, I dreamed about creating an interpreter for that format.

An assumption I made was that 'natural rubber' is effectively the same thing as 'latex'. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natural_

Now I can conclude, with evidence, that "Paint is just house clothing".

"Latex exterior paints have undergone many improvements, and some can be as durable as oil-based. They are also considerably easier to work with. Be sure, however, that you select an exterior latex for use on the outside of your home, not the same latex used on interior walls."
diynetwork.com/how-to/skills-a

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I think I may have found an answer on latex's conductivity.

On an electronics cooling blog I found a snippet listing 'natural rubber' (unvulcanized) at 0.14 W/mK
[electronics-cooling.com/2001/1]

It doesn't say in article, but W/mK is apparently "Watts per meter-Kelvin" [forum.digikey.com/t/what-is-th] which I think is the "k Value" thing that we can use to calculate R values?

Going by [hunker.com/12250006/how-to-con], and old knowledge from school.

1mm thick of unvulcanized latex has an R value of ~0.28?

Neat

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I was curious if insulating paint exists.

Apparently there is a 'ceramic' paint that is supposedly an R value of 19?

Here's a funny story about how one of the paint sales people gaslit himself with the stuff.
greenbuildingadvisor.com/artic

I wonder what the R value of latex body paint is. I assume the heat from it is more to do with being unable to perspire/evaporate sweat (and not an actual insulation effect?)

A block button, but it actually generates a memetic doppleganger of yourself in a VM and branches your psyche so that the person only ever talks to you from that period of time in your life.

Optionally, slowly harvest their memetic qualia and replicate them inside of a simulation and run it against other avatars. Let them fight until only one remains.

The highlander singularity block system.

Vocaloid-esque voice synthesis is getting to impressive levels of amazing.

techno-speech.com/news-2018121

This is in Japanese, but I had my s.o. help me translate it.

新技術 -> "new technology" (mix: magenta, acapella: cyan)
vs
現行技術 ->"current technology" (in grey)

I just watched a woman upgrade her sewing machine with a toilet repair kit. Techbros think they're hot shit hackers but they ain't got shit on seamstresses.

I read Tim Ferriss may have been fighting Lyme disease?

TL;DR: His theory seems to be that chronic Lyme disease may have been a metabolic disorder caused by antibiotics used to treat lyme? And as such are microbiome related.

A friend of a friend has Chronic Lyme and I talked with her about it few years ago. Chronic Lyme symptoms are close enough to fibromyalgia that I have came to same conclusions.

It is not a mistake that my mom's fibro symptoms have been improving as a result of my advice.

Today in microbiomes are just fart friends.

Things I bet no one has ever researched... How do sloth's pooping habits impact their ability to float and swim?

Everybody think's they are slow. But they are actually quite fast in the water, and their low metabolism means they can hold their breath for long periods of time.

They are covered in algea, and also stink; means long distance passive communications.

Are there any other animals that use their intestines as a swim bladder?

Yes: Manatees.

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