@TheStoicCrane Livestock meat is massively unsustainable, as the chinese and indian new middle class drive consumption up.
- Water consumption of livestock per 1kg of meat is insane: 5000 - 20000 Liters.
- Feed (soy, maize, ...) growing regions are shrinking with the changing climate. Plus, we will need them to sustain the growing pop.
It will take a decade or so to normalize lab-grown meat but it will happen. A decade ago putting your kids in random people’s cars was unthinkable.
I'm thinking that I'll also take this Aer Go Pack packable backpack as well. This one only weighs 1.0lbs but has non-joke strap and back padding as my heavier duty day pack.
The ounces really start adding up when you are talking about something that is so light that you don't even care to take it off while drinking a beer on a bar stool. In my experience its not fun to have seven pounds hanging off of my back while trying to relax. If I have to take it off then I risk having it stolen through a distraction scam. This means that I need a hard rule to always put the laptop in a safe place before engaging in any festivities.
Well I'm really impressed with the latest material sciences of laptops, bags, shoes and clothes. It enables a lifestyle.Read More
Fuck ya. I just found a 0.388 oz soap case so that I can easily carry around some high quality actual soap. I've been just leaving it because its too much weight and space.
I also found a 4.8 oz packable 16L backpack for day use with a new 2.4 lbs Thinkpad Carbon. Super light stuff. It should make for some really nice cafe days when I only need the laptop, tiny power charger, water bottle and some nuts. It will be really nice to have that option. If I'm needing to go any bigger then the packable backpack can become a laundry bag within the larger bag. It probably weighs less than half of the laundry bags out there.
My thinking is that I recently did a 10-11 day indeterminate trip from Moldova to the middle of Ukraine and back with just a 15-16L backpack while working a fair amount. I had about 2.25 lbs heavier main computer gear after the charger. I'm thinking that it would be great if I could just leave a few more things and to hand wash my clothes one more time then I could drop another pound at least so that my main bag is still comfortable to move around in. It won't be super comfortable but I'll be in less immediate need to park it somewhere so that I can remove some things.
I've found that its real nice to come straight off of a train or bus into a place where people know me without going to do all of that buzzkill checking in stuff. Its real nice to have that one hair sticking up in the back and my hair is a bit oily. There is something more charismatic about it, especially since I never preannounce my arrival through social media. So I'll eventually make it to a safe place to store things to either take out stuff from a ~15L bag or I'll put just a few things into the 4.8 oz bag. Then I'm really mobile for the cafe scooting around the downtown lifestyle.Read More
Apparently the Matrix is becoming a reality. Lab created steak that has nothing to do with cows is a thing now.
@GayLubeOil Qui tacet consentit (silence equals consent) is something I've always considered a call to action since a young age. Simply breaking the illusion of consensus agreement is important and effective. It's much more difficult to develop the awareness and diplomacy to know how much of one's own counter position to offer for maximum effect without invoking the crowd's ego defenses and becoming counterproductive to one's goals. IOW it's rare to successfully cause a sea change before your eyes, but when played as an iterative long game a small number of people can have huge effects against seemingly impossible forces and institutions.
Most people are too conformist and cowardly to even try, no matter how strong the cognitive dissonance.
Same goes with withdrawing to the internet instead of going out in public "because homeless people" mentioned elsewhere. Between the extremes of brute force and withdrawal, I've used the right mixture of unflappable frame and firm-fairness diplomacy that the long-term homeless population around my shop leaves me and my shit alone and apparently spreads this voluntarily to ones who haven't yet directly interacted with me.Read More
@destraht Agreed. I'm naturally drawn to mountainous, woodland, valley-esque, lakeside regions myself.
As you could imagine, opportunities for healthy socializing are few and far between outside, say, local churches which I care little for.
High population areas are entertaining and have their share of novelty but before long they can be disorienting and draining.
Though I have to say Washington, DC in particular was a strangely energizing place the few months I've spent there.
Thinking of when MLK was shot; seeing the steps of the Lincoln monument in and the grounds leading to it in person was awe-inspiring.
@TheStoicCrane I have very little experience in NYC but my impression is more so that they are indifferent of their surroundings rather than oblivious, at least compared to Chinese. I think that you are correct thought that it generally goes that way but there can be local cultural phenomenons which tweak the formula an order of magnitude.
I also like to keep my powder fresh so places like NYC or even half of that burn me out. I'm not well suited to living in such a diminished state.