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Shit, that would be worth the price at €85k

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3 points · 9 hours ago

Agreed!

If everyone killed wasps, there wouldn't be any left.

Only the ones dumb enough to fly into my apartment. So cut the bleeding-heart nonsense, I'm not going around with a flamethrower destroying nests, as much as I'd like to sometimes...

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3 points · 9 hours ago

Hey I'm seriously planning to eradicate all nests, at least in my local area. Fuck this pro-wasp propaganda, I'm getting rid of the biggest pest in my garden. Good to know I shouldn't get caught though.

I'm still using a 970 and I think I'll probably just keep waiting. It's still fine for SPT, QuiVr, Lab, and Beatsaber, as well as all the non-vr games I play.

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Yup, 980Ti here and I'll upgrade my mainboard before I get a new graphics card.

If you have 6gb vram or more there is no point not downloading 4k textures as it has zero impact on performance.

I got 4k everything and use 5,4gb of vram, and everything looks frigging amazing.

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1 point · 2 days ago

Load times are longer though.

SSD baby! Recently got an extra one for my games and its changed the load times from half a minute on HDD to a few seconds. Even a small one with your most often played games on will drastically improve your load times.

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1 point · 2 days ago

I haven't played anything from a HDD for more than ten years now. I am thinking of getting a PCI m2 card instead of relying on SATA, but don't know if it will make that much of a practical difference.

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that first one is so fucking rad

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9 points · 2 days ago

Russian Orthodox Christianity has a lot of those. There's even a (deprecated) cyrillic letter that is exclusively used for the name of a single angel: the multiocular O

0 points · 3 days ago

Hm nicht sicher ob du auf den richtigen Kommentar geantwortet hast ^ ^

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2 points · 3 days ago

Trotzdem korrekt. Das Wolfram würde auffallen. Das heißt aber nicht, dass die Schmelze weiß, wer das Falschgold geliefert hat.

2 points · 3 days ago

Kratze an einem Goldbarren - > nichts passiert

Kratze an einem vergoldeten Metallbarren - > die hauchdünne Goldschicht geht ab und du sagst "behalt Deinen scheiß bitte"

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2 points · 3 days ago

Ich glaube der zweite Fall wäre eine Anzeige wegen Betrug wert.

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40 points · 4 days ago

Great reminder. Also sunglasses with UV protection for those days you are working outside. Especially on cloudy days as our pupils open wider and allow more UV in.

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18 points · 4 days ago

Here's a fun fact: it's almost impossible for sunglasses NOT to have UV protection. The only materials that are transparent to UV are quartz glass, and diamond. Everything else, including the cheapest sheet of cellophane, will block 100% UV.

As stupid as this sounds, I just feel powerless and hopeless about the situation. I’m just going to ride through the wave and then die when it gets too overwhelming. I just don’t know how to go about it

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7 points · 6 days ago

I started hoarding entertainment and textbooks for the period after the internet. Also I started to create art.

I know because I’ve had conversations, started by other people, about topics that verge into collapse:

  • What careers do you think my (6 and 8 year old) children should go after
  • What do you think about blockchain technology
  • Why do you think automation is so dangerous (it’s my job so I talk about this topic at work frequently)

In every single case the person is clueless. They have no idea what we know, not one single fact. I did succeed in pointing a young person to some of the docs on global warming and tech changes that are coming and they came back to me expressing that they never knew any of this and asked “how did you find out about this” as if it was all some huge secret.

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3 points · 6 days ago

To be fair, you don't hear about it on TV, and newspapers don't exactly put "The world is doomed" on their title. This subreddit isn't openly advertised, and we don't usually try to convince others about doom. So I'd argue that collapse is not a conspiracy, but it is a secret.

35 points · 7 days ago

This has to be satire, right? What maze is supposed to be in me? And MINUTES to pee??

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8 points · 7 days ago

It's supposed to give the reader an insight into the protagonist's personality. This person (the character, not the author) supposedly suffers from a crippling minority complex, and idolizes men in every aspect. It's very crudely done so it looks like the author is describing reality from an omnipotent perspective.

cold fusion was missed by the mainstream physics academia because it would be an extraneous addition an otherwise 'elegant' theory (first hour of this is a good brief overview) ...

... that would then throw into question of just how many more extraneous additions there exist that haven't been accounted for yet ...

i think we'll probably need cold fusion to have any hope of powering something like launching a 20+ Mt distributed space solar shade, or cleaning up earth's atmosphere.

i would say just about all hope i see for humanity's survival is pinned on that feature of reality being feasible for human exploitation. but the elite think it's too messy for their theory, and basically too good to be true.

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Original Poster4 points · 7 days ago

I agree in so far that we're quickly running out of energy, and that cold fusion may be a high-EROIE energy source.

On the other hand, I've been following the LENR scene for four years now and haven't sewn any convinving evidence that the core concept actually works.

21 points · 8 days ago

Nothing of much significance. It'll take nothing short of a paradigm shift in order to combat this.

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7 points · 8 days ago

Paradigm shifts cost money (and energy). Due to the relatively large debt of our governments, they won't be able to afford any big changes.

Original Poster1 point · 8 days ago

This sector was very straightforward. Again, I added a roof section to stay consistent with the game's minimap.

CollegeHumor did a video on "basic bros". They did "basic bitch" first, and later came out with "basic bros". It was mildly entertaining from what I remember.

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22 points · 9 days ago

"Mildly entertaining" describes almost everything they do.

33 points · 9 days ago

I wouldn't bother. Everything they hosted is available neatly packed up as torrents on various trackers (just look for e.g. NoIntro or Good*). Their meta-info is still accessible, which would be the only thing worth archiving - but then there probably are sites with better info around.

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6 points · 9 days ago

Their game guide scans too?

Hey there friend, if you aren't a robo-pal could you tell me your favorite color?

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2 points · 9 days ago

Apparently not!

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1 point · 9 days ago

Schweden soll schön sein.

Where do you gets your roms? I just attempted to download Symphony of the Night for a 50001st playthrough after Richter’s Smash Bros announcement, only to find out emuparadise is closed down. I just downloaded a few from there a week ago, so I’m totally out of a website now.

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You know how it goes. Announce it publicly, it gets shut down tomorrow.

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8 points · 9 days ago

This is what torrents were invented for. They thrive from popularity, instead of suffering from it.

4 points · 9 days ago

You want to search your favorite torrent platform for "NES ROM" and find a large compilation. Only download the titles you want from that.

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9 points · 10 days ago

Komm doch ins Discord!

Shaded pole induction motor. The copper rings produce an asymmetric magnetic flux distribution - effectively producing a two phase field instead of a single phase one.

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2 points · 10 days ago

How many motor types are there? Is there an overview?

15 points · 10 days ago · edited 9 days ago

I’ll try!

Electromagnetic motors

-Brushed DC motor

-with or without armature compensation winding or compensation poles, duplicate all entries below for these categories)

-physical reversal of field/armature position (again duplicate the categories)

  • -Permanent magnet

  • -wound field

    • -series connected
    • -shunt connected
    • -compound connected

-brushless motors

  • -brushless DC motor (trapezoidal line voltage)

  • -permanent magnet AC (sinusoidal line voltage)

    • -Fixed field PM (Normal PM motors)
  • -Edit:

  • -stepper motor (2 phase, various voltage waveforms)

(Thanks /u/Annoyed_ME!)

-AC motors (arguably same category as brushless)

  • -induction motor

    • -3 phase
    • - -wound rotor, slip ring coupled resistive starting
    • - -squirrel cage rotor
    • -1 phase, squirrel cage rotor:
    • - -shaded pole
    • - -resistive start winding
    • - -capacitor start winding
    • - -permanent split capacitor/capacitor run winding
  • -reluctance motor

    • -squirrel cage starting
    • -hysteresis starting
    • -electronic starting

Edit:

  • - -solenoid (linear reluctance motor)

Thanks /u/formervoater2

  • -wound rotor synchronous AC motor (DURRRRR thanks /u/nagromo!)

    • -squirrel cage start
    • -resistive start
  • -hysteresis motor

  • -dual excited motor (rare)

-linear synchronous AC (new fridge compressors)

-homopolar motor

  • -rotating homopolar motor

  • -magnetohydrodynamic pumps (linear homopolar motor)

-compulsators (always used as generators but still counts), compensated pulse alternator, closely related to dual excited.

Electrostatic motors

-corona spray motors

  • -sectored

  • -sectorless

-electrostatic induction motors

  • -AC excited

  • -resistively coupled

-electrostatic synchronous motors

-electrostatic linear motors

  • -parallel plate

  • -interdigitated comb electrode

-ion wind (electro”static” lifter)

Piezoelectric motors

-actuated clamping inchworm

-frictionally clamped inchworm

-traveling wave toothed stator

-gyrating stator (“squiggle” motor)

-linear/bending

Thermal electric

-MEMS heated beam actuator

-electrical heated wax motor

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2 points · 10 days ago

That's exhaustive! And very helpful, thanks!

I like the idea of high-altitude bug out places but I’m concerned about how the ice on top of mountains melting will create floods and landslides.

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3 points · 10 days ago

Forget about the weather; the locals will never accept someone who wasn't born there.

Original Poster1 point · 10 days ago · edited 10 days ago

Sector 3 was not a big challenge, but the tall vertical strip in the middle created a few issues.

In my map, there are three different horizons, which is obviously wrong. The sky is originally visible from five locations: the two tall double windows at the top, the ground floor, the middle top room with the two solders, and the middle hallway with the four upgrade panels. In the original level map, all of these locations only show a piece of the sky from their perspective. The two parts in the middle had to be merged somehow, and I decided to create a regular-sized sky strip between the original locations, rather than combining the two strips into a larger one.

Like with sector 2, I painted the roof part with Tiled to conform to the minimap. The clouds, city silhouettes and spaceships were again added semi-randomly to fill in the incomplete map.

In hindsight, I realize I made two minor mistakes: the background spaceships don't have the correct size distribution or transparency, and the boss room isn't attached despite showing up on the official minimap. Oh well. Also I considered extending the entry hallway to the edge of the map, but forgot about actually doing it.

Idle thoughts:

These buildings would look very menacing when viewed frontally from the street level, with huge and completely massive walls except for the lower two rows of windows. On the other hand, this sector is one of the few ones that features windows at all. I like the sun shining in from the windows, even though the sun's location is very inconsistent.

23 points · 11 days ago

Not the commenter, but I'd recommend 400 things cops know. It's a series of vignettes written by a cop, and is equal parts funny and heartbreaking.

It helped me understand more about a cop's perspective. Every day they are asked to deal with the absolute worst our society has to offer and unsurprising, it leaves them cynical and distrusting.

Isn't there a name for the cognitive bias in police that develops after years of seeing high-impact crimes, lies, and constant subterfuge? You just stop trusting anyone at their word, because your brain's statistical model says "everyone I interact with is scum and everyone lies all the time".

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11 points · 11 days ago

Hey I saw that shift to cynicism and distrust when I became a moderator.

i hsve 1500 net a month in germany, and apparently i am the poor bottom, i mean i noticed that 1.5k are not enough for a single mom, but shouldn't an accountant be at least in the average?

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1 point · 11 days ago

The typical national income is 1773€. With 1500€ you're richer than the poorest 40% of the population. Maybe your apartment, or your neighborhood is a bit too expensive?

3 points · 13 days ago

Are you sure that the speakers on your computer were fine when you watched my youtube videos? hahaha

I gave my Power Electronics courses to over 5000 people and was always complimented on my lectures regarding their clarity, substance and delivery. You are invited to come to my Masterclass covering 50 Years of Power Electronics in 3 Days at UC Irvine campus: r/https://goo.gl/Wpahhd

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1 point · 11 days ago

Oh, please don't take it personally. I'm sure your classes are better than the video excerpt.

I was consoling the user ashortfallofgravitas because they were starting to doubt they're intelligent enough to understand power electronics at all.

Wohin sollte man wahrscheinlich auswandern wenn es soweit ist?

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3 points · 11 days ago

Ich gehe nach Schweden. Die Jobsuche läuft schon.

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