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  • presence's Avatar
    Today, 01:43 PM
    traditional depth of market chart for Bitshares DEX latest DEX trades in pink; their normalized volume sized yellow markers you account open orders depth plotted in orange with normalized volume sized yellow markers
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  • Dr.3D's Avatar
    Today, 11:39 AM
    How about folks who never had a drink, blowing 0.12 g/dL? Gut Fermentation Syndrome
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  • luctor-et-emergo's Avatar
    Today, 09:48 AM
    Don't worry about your spelling, you're perfectly readable. I don't know what to call it, I prevented a potential whiplash and much worse accident on the person causing it as I avoided their car. I like to drive, I like to drive in a little bit of a sporty way.. I use my indicators religiously, even if nobody is around, just a habit. I always try to be a social driver and I anticipate traffic like a motorcyclist, I don't assume people have seen me. I drive about 30.000miles a year through serious traffic for the past couple of years. Before that I drove a little less but I've never had any other accident beyond this experience. I never even made a scratch on my own or someone else car. I pay almost nothing for insurance as a result. P.S. I could post some dashcam footage of stuff I see. I don't ever save any of it and my dashcam only holds 1 day worth of driving (2hrs or so). Last week I almost downloaded some footage as someone passed me on a 40mph road at 80mph within a couple of inches of slamming head on into an oncoming semi. Which got me angry, I don't care about people killing themselves, but I do mind if they intend to take me with them or create a longer commute. You may notice I don't have too much empathy for people who want to risk everything for a few seconds of difference to their commute. I don't. I like driving but first and foremost is safety. First thing you learn on the German Autobahn, driving 150mph is to realise that people do stupid stuff and you have to minimise your exposure to that. In some cases, that means slowing down because you see a car behind a semi and they might pull in front of you... It's your own safety.
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  • luctor-et-emergo's Avatar
    Today, 06:17 AM
    That sort of thing still happens here in small towns, when people know each other. But it's getting rare. In the end, if you know people, you have a better shot at getting through to them and making them understand they put other peoples lives in danger. As well as the shame factor of letting down people 'close' to you. I prefer cops who would approach a situation like that. I mean, I don't think putting drunk drivers in jail and ruining any chances of a normal life for them is going to make the world a much better place. There must be better ways to handle safety on the road. Maybe the money used on jailing/etc drunk drivers could be used to pay for Ubers, let cops hand out tickets at clubs for people who came by car... ;)
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Today, 06:11 AM
    And this goes here ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYdmk3GP3iM
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  • luctor-et-emergo's Avatar
    Today, 06:10 AM
    Every morning when I drive to work (about 40mi/40min-1hr) I see (almost)-accidents. They usually happen in the same places. For instance, we have a highway with two lanes on either side, grass and barrier in the middle. Semi-trucks are driving on the right lane (only allowed to overtake on the left here). Then you get an entrance to the highway... People going to work with no patience at all, simply moving two lanes at low speed not looking at any faster traffic on the left lane. In many cases forcing the car on the left lane to brake very hard. There is one location here where there is a multi-car pile up at least 4-6 times a year due to this exact issue. Similarly, people do not keep their distance, which I understand because lots of people don't think while driving or don't care. Especially drivers of delivery vans seem to wanna kill themselves. They regularly just throw their vehicle in front of you. I've had them put on their indicators and just push me off the road, which is why I have dual dash cams in my car, front and back. I may even add two more to film 60degrees to the side from the back window, capturing most of what is happening besides me. I got the dash cams after I hit a barrier... Caused by someone not paying attention, who instead of smashing into the car in front of them, threw their car in front of me. I was doing the speed limit, this car was much slower... I had to slam on the brakes on a wet road to avoid the car but got some serious oversteer as a result and kissed the barrier (A nice scratch but as I can drive a little I avoided totalling my car) after which I resumed full control again. Not my mistake but as I did not hit the other car and they didn't stop afterwards, I can't claim anything at my insurance. Pretty sure I could if I had the video.
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  • luctor-et-emergo's Avatar
    Today, 05:58 AM
    I get that, I don't think reciting the alphabet backwards is a very good way to judge peoples capability towards driving. I have no need to do that sober nor drunk so no particular skill either... Would you agree however it's more useful to look at peoples capabilities than some kind of (arbitrary) blood content ? I mean, the US Air Force used to give pilots amphetamines (not sure if that still is the case, Danke ?) to keep them concentrated/awake on long missions. Normal person uses this while driving, loses their license and goes to jail. Makes no sense to me.
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  • luctor-et-emergo's Avatar
    Today, 05:33 AM
    Well, you do have genetic discrepancies.. Not all people are XX or XY. There are a number of varieties. I don't think however that the people who want to have a different sex in their pasport necessarily are from those groups.
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  • luctor-et-emergo's Avatar
    Today, 05:32 AM
    Totally appropriate. All the North-Korean government is trying to do is "Staying alive"...
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Today, 05:20 AM
    Indeed. That, too. I was originally going to phrase it that way - but then I decided to just distill it down to the quintessential stupidity inherent in the idea of giving more money to people who "are not good with money", regardless of where the money comes from. (But it now occurs to me that it might not be such a stupid idea after all - at least, not if your true objective is to transfer money from the people who are "good with money" to the spendthrifty "stimulators" of consumption ...)
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  • luctor-et-emergo's Avatar
    Today, 04:34 AM
    Beautiful craftsmanship.
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  • luctor-et-emergo's Avatar
    Today, 04:31 AM
    It all depends. I've seen a test on TV where they had a cop with a breathalizer, a prosecutor and an average Joe who likes a beer... At the end of the segment the average Joe was having fun while the prosecutor was nearly having a mental breakdown... It turned out that on a nice summer day, with a normal lunch, this average Joe could drink 9 normal pilsners before being over the limit. Every time waiting 10 minutes after finishing the beer and testing again, essentially drinking beer for an entire afternoon. The best part was this guy thought himself he definitely wasn't allowed to drive anymore after 6 beers (even though he felt okay). We also have the .05 limit here. I don't know where the limit should be. I prefer roadside sobriety tests over breathalizers to weed out people who can't drive, not perfect but at least it shows you're not able to function properly.
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  • Dr.3D's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:55 PM
    Watch out that the government doesn't make it illegal for you to have what you need to do that.
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  • Dr.3D's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:59 PM
    So if everybody goes on universal basic income, where does the money come from?
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  • otherone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:07 PM
    Sorry...already covered.
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  • otherone's Avatar
    Yesterday, 07:06 PM
    https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/14/politics/texas-aca-lawsuit/index.html (CNN)A federal judge in Texas said on Friday that the Affordable Care Act's individual coverage mandate is unconstitutional and that the rest of the law therefore cannot stand. Legal experts say the ruling won't immediately affect Americans' health coverage, and a group of states led by California is already vowing to appeal. But the invalidation of the landmark health care law popularly known as Obamacare throws into doubt the future of health coverage for millions of Americans on the Obamacare exchanges and in Medicaid expansion. The ruling and expected appeal sets up another cliffhanger in which the fate of the law, which Republicans have unsuccessfully tried to repeal for years, will likely once again ultimately lie with the Supreme Court. Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote leaving the law intact in 2012, but it's unclear how the justices will view this challenge, which centers on changes to the individual mandate that were baked into the 2017 tax reform. President Donald Trump, who campaigned in 2016 on a promise to undo Obamacare, was thwarted in Congress last year by a lone vote from the late Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain. Trump immediately tweeted in celebration on Friday and called on Congress to act.
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    Yesterday, 06:13 PM
    Strange to hear that about a guy who was a U.S. spokesman at the U.N.
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  • Dr.3D's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:08 PM
    World governance is even worse than socialism. Imagine trying to change anything that isn't at the local level.
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    Yesterday, 05:37 PM
    @ 3:13 "I'm a globalist" was all I needed to hear.
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  • Dr.3D's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:27 PM
    Well, I lost a perfectly good physician that I really liked and in place of him, got one I didn't like at all. Before he left, he mentioned that it was because of Obamacare.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:07 PM
    Central planners are just as good at managing ecologies as they are at managing economies ...
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:58 PM
    Problem: Solution: Give them some money ...
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  • tod evans's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:49 PM
    Government eating itself.......... Wonderful!
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:25 PM
    Has he ever, really? Except for show? And even when he does ... "The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of Conservatives is to prevent mistakes from being corrected." -- G.K. Chesterton (1924) (Or, to paraphrase Ambrose Bierce if you prefer: "A conservative is one who is enamored of existing evils, as distinct from the liberal, who wishes to replace them with new ones.")
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  • Dr.3D's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:20 PM
    Are they implying that our parents lied to us about this? :(
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  • presence's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:40 PM
    This is microDEX.py it is a buy/sell/cancel utility with orderbooks and a live chart This is latencyTEST.py which creates a list of latency sorted Bitshares public API nodes and lets you know where they are in the world.
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  • Occam's Banana's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:26 PM
    It depends on just what you mean by "can win". If you mean "can win" merely in the sense of "is it possible", then I suppose it is. But if you mean "can win" in the sense of "is it any more likely under ranked-vote schemes than under the current single-vote system", then I am skeptical. The problem occurs if people "backstop" their first choice with the Republican (just as you suggested would happen). This eliminates any "spoiler" effect and insulates the Republicans against reaction, leading them to skew more liberal. But even worse, it also makes Republicans more likely to defeat Libertarians or Conservatives even if the Republican is not able to achieve a first-rank plurality (just as the Democrat defeated the Republican in Maine even though the Democrat failed to win the first-rank plurality). There are only two ways around this under a ranked-vote system: (1) win an absolute majority (with at least 50% + 1 of first-rank votes), or (2) win without "backstopping" votes with the lesser evil (else the backstop is apt to win even without a first-rank plurality). But (1) will be even harder to do under a ranked-vote system than it already is under a single-vote system. And (2) will also be more difficult, since under a single-vote system (where the only votes are "first rank" votes), winning a first-rank plurality is strictly sufficient to win the election, which is not the case under a ranked-vote system (as the OP article clearly illustrates).
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