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  1. Thread: OT: Politics

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    Sure, it's just a particular ethical framework...

    Sure, it's just a particular ethical framework and concomitant value system. It's interesting that it's assumed to be pejorative at all. Especially when it's explicitly disclaimed.

    Really, more a...
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    It's not fun if you make it this easy

    It's not fun if you make it this easy
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    The sexual revolution (hormonal birth control...

    The sexual revolution (hormonal birth control empowering female sexual choice) was in the 1960s. You're just moving goalposts to fit your narrative. Plenty of people already made the choice. By your...
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    Before I get crucified for the above what I mean...

    Before I get crucified for the above what I mean by that is a world in which GDP per capita rises as population falls naturally incentivizes the birth rate by changing the associated economics. It's...
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    The demographic problem isn't exclusive to...

    The demographic problem isn't exclusive to capitalism. This is extremely obvious, but there's a great example of enforced negative net population growth looking grim:...
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    Something Steve and I have discussed - very cool...

    Something Steve and I have discussed - very cool that the data here is that it's a negative cost program (much like the wall and trump tax cut)
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    Hopefully all the personnel turnover effectively...

    Hopefully all the personnel turnover effectively grinds the bureaucratic gears to a halt.

    Market finally getting cheaper guys; monitor that q ratio and it's all to the good.

    Gonna make it...
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    I would like to combine these 2 things plz ...

    I would like to combine these 2 things plz

    https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/forum/build-projects-and-project-cars/ls1-kart-a-brutally-simple-c5-corvette-based-build/129865/page28/
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    I think it's over, guys. A good thing for...

    I think it's over, guys. A good thing for everyone honestly
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    @ Imped Sunday morning. 62 degrees, sun is...

    @ Imped

    Sunday morning. 62 degrees, sun is shining. Warm Asphalt. No one else on the road. Twisty Backroad - good condition, some cracked pavement here and there.

    What are you driving?

    @...
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    @Fred the Ford 3.5L Ecoboost options are...

    @Fred the Ford 3.5L Ecoboost options are interesting in a straight line kind of way in that segment. The SHO might be the only one that even attempts to handle, though. And there's a lot of yuck to...
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    That's a lot of responsibility on the orator!...

    That's a lot of responsibility on the orator! Especially for public utterances, where the audience is general, potentially infinite, and potentially infinitely intersectional. Should intent and...
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    serious question should i not use the word...

    serious question

    should i not use the word histrionic anymore? I rather enjoy it. or it's ok but not to pigeonhole women as crazy (even though, cmon guys they totally are!)

    I tell ya, i took a...
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    This I love. More things should have visible Elo...

    This I love. More things should have visible Elo rankings or similar.
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    if you can control and enjoy the vehicle under...

    if you can control and enjoy the vehicle under the conditions it could probably fit some definition of handling well

    from a technical position obviously trucks have undesirable handling...
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    Yes, my position was that China would be minorly...

    Yes, my position was that China would be minorly conciliatory and Trump would declare victory.
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    It's almost like you guys are arguing about a...

    It's almost like you guys are arguing about a preference
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    Cowen on China:...

    Cowen on China:
    https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2018-12-02/u-s-china-truce-give-trump-some-credit

    Feeling pretty good about my prediction!
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    That's really interesting. The springing will be...

    That's really interesting. The springing will be massive in determining lift.

    I have a suspicion based on the old EGO valves that a certain brit actually flow benched these things and found that...
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    If most recharging is at home, very little...

    If most recharging is at home, very little infrastructure upheaval.
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    You've described how electric cars will kill off...

    You've described how electric cars will kill off gas cars at pricepoints that Tesla does not play in (currently). If you think the sole appeal of the Tesla has been the fact that "it's electric", I...
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    I don't think there's much overlap between Tesla...

    I don't think there's much overlap between Tesla buyers and Hyundai buyers. Tesla will face significant competition at every price point (see Audi ETron), and though they dominate that segment now,...
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    I don't really want to relitigate the entire AGW...

    I don't really want to relitigate the entire AGW thing again.

    Josh is skeptical of CO2 being the primary driver of the change. Or, perhaps more concisely, that increases in CO2 drive up water...
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    That's not really fair - it's impossible to...

    That's not really fair - it's impossible to mechanistically account for the historical record of warming through TSI. The IPCC and Santer specifically have dedicated a lot of time to bracketing the...
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    Post volume, pre-ball capacitance effects? ...

    Post volume, pre-ball capacitance effects?

    Paging PBSteve re: Chasing the Dragon (Inside Paragon dev joke)

    Yea, it modulates the effective flow through the valve because is changes the dP...
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