|—||Greg Proops, on why “pro-life” isn’t a correct term (via pandaontheroof)|
Yes, because I am concerned.
When you harm yourself, I am concerned because most people who harm themselves do it out of sickness, not out of intention. If you are sick, I want to help you get better.
Your weight and self esteem worry me. Your weight is unhealthy, and I want to help you get healthy.
Your self esteem being low doesn’t put you in a good position when necessarily reacting to the world and the people around you. It brings suffering. I want to help you reduce suffering.
Showing that you like angry things, negative things worries me. Why do you like things that are spiritually corrosive? I want to help you elevate yourself rather than erode yourself with your media consumption.
When you spend your time that could be constructive in escapist video games, it worries me. I have been there and overcome that destructive urge. I don’t want you to destroy your life by playing games too much. I want to help you overcome it the way I did, it is dangerous and seeing the behavior sets off warnings in my head.
It does make a difference to me, Mr. Dwaggie, because I inherently and by default care about other people, and when I see people engaging in harmful, corrosive, sickness-symptom behaviors, I want to help make their lives better. Particularly if, as most, they are oblivious to the fact that they are harming themselves through this behavior.
If you are aware you will likely die young and in pain, without fulfilling social life, accomplishing nothing of note to be remembered by and behave this way regardless of those facts with full cognition of your consequences, I can let it be - but only when I know that this is actually the case, that you aren’t actually passively asking for help by exhibiting these behaviors that I know are so dangerous where I can see them.
Because don’t you see, if I don’t make sure that you’re cognitive of this, that I have failed as a compassionate member of society, in my failure to share with you the information I have that this behavior has significant negative consequences?
Somebody said aerial drones @mis4mike @skylos? >:-)
I’m checking out Propeller ELEV-8 with primary reason being Propeller (I’m using a Propeller Microcontroller for implementing BSF Power Cube Protocol,) as well as initial reviews being fairly good.
Immediate questions are:
1) How to tie in to WiFi mesh
3) Camera, data, and GPS payload (2lbs. payload capable)
4) Hack contact-less charger pads (ala a cordless phone, walkie talkies, or restaurant seating pagers) so it can land and charge (then place these around the field so that the drones have a way of making it safely home)
I have an idea that by using an inductive current clamp
You could equip your quadcopter with a hook that it could catch on power lines, and close around it to induct power right off the grid. The more the current in the line, the easier it is to get useful power out of it.
Photo of base “Birdo” concept (http://blog.brokensidewalkfarm.com/post/27185407423) @skylos @mis4mike… The label maker in this photo isn’t compatible w/ OS, but trick is to find (CUPS-capable?) label maker that can roll on OSX & Linux, and preferably has an easy way for me to print to it from server so that BSF Android app. can issue 4 QR Codes per egg, which can be retrieved just a few feet away in the Hoop House.
Even bigger wins would be extending USB across LAN instead of the pictured extenders & running separate, non-connected CAT5.
Why does one wish to label eggs? And might it not be as effective to print with an inkjet directly upon the egg?
July 12, 2012 - 19:53
This is the fallacy of people who believe in absolutism. Where as this logic makes sense within the world of mathematics it dosent even hold true within physics much less human society. The cahin of thought that looks collapse all arguments into black white truths is a pathway to facism. The idea that the state is inherentley evil prevents any further discourse and is therefore only down to who has the physical power to exert their will on the matter. The humanist viewpoint is that any construct has inherent failings and that we can mediate them by the use of common sense, regulation, functioning social counterbalances and equally weighted sources of social power (free press, independent judicary, democractic parliament, legally enshrined regulatory frameworks).
We are all hypocritical, we are all morally challenged. So are governments, so are markets, so are anarchist committees, so are priests. Therefore we seek a counter balance of competeing power with overarching tenets of core self-evident personal freedoms.
I put my trust in that struggle not the zealotry of the absolutists whether taliban, banker, conservative or socialist.