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Harm Reduction Notes for the COVID-19 Pandemic

Do STEMfags have anything at all between their ears?

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- Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:44:49 EST AtxvGGY2 No.79348
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The STEM meme has been floating around for so long now that the people who associate themselves with it have a track record of behavioral patterns to analyze. One common behavior of the typical STEMfag is to loudly proclaim that they're more intelligent than those people who study the humanities and the evidence they provide of this is always someone else's achievement, usually the achievement of someone like Issac Newton who was an extensive studier of non-STEM topics and was able to achieve insight by not being a closed minded know-it-all. What is it about the humanities which upsets STEMfags so much? Why are those cringing cowardly sissies so frightened by things that can't be directly quantified? It seems so lame.
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Charles Blopperway - Wed, 05 Jun 2019 20:24:08 EST zigV4Iei No.79445 Reply
>>79442
no one person could possibly have lived up to the absurd comic-book supergenius reputation that einstein and other "famous" scientists like stephen hawking have painted for themselves. not even gauss, newton or socrates. if you need anecdotes to back up this claim they can be supplied, therefore the ball is now in your court to prove me wrong.

Drugs from Yeast

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- Tue, 19 Nov 2019 14:28:29 EST +/RBoDwy No.79685
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>We combined enzyme discovery, enzyme engineering, and pathway and strain optimization to realize full opiate biosynthesis in yeast. The resulting opioid biosynthesis strains required expression of 21 (thebaine) and 23 (hydrocodone) enzyme activities from plants, mammals, bacteria, and yeast itself. This is a proof-of-principle, and major hurdles remain before optimization and scale up could be achieved.

The opioid crisis is about to get a lot worse and the potential here is limitless. Psilocybin, THC, cocaine, you fucking name it can all be made with this technology. Genetically modified yeast are going to be the Nagasaki and Hiroshima of the war on drugs.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4924617/
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Shitting Guddleworth - Thu, 02 Jan 2020 21:52:44 EST ji5ChKfq No.79729 Reply
>>79703
If you progresivelly filter it out of water, you may end up with something, then you can find them better producing maxima... Maybe the solubility for opiate means you can mix it with filter and then have a division where solution doesnt end up back in the huge mix.

Imagine, 1 cubic metre is one TON of it. Thats quite big and it fits in a garage.
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Frederick Bunspear - Sun, 01 Mar 2020 00:22:42 EST i6CIkefb No.79775 Reply
>>79774
what temperature do I have to keep the yeast stock stored at? will I need a special freezer?

disintegration

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- Thu, 24 Oct 2019 19:05:56 EST 0yyEhULd No.79649
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if you were pulled apart one atom at a time, would you feel any pain?
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Edwin Bockletodge - Mon, 28 Oct 2019 02:57:59 EST LsZEr5KY No.79655 Reply
>>79649
depends on where you started, if it was from the outside in I think it would be extremely painful as your nerve receptors receive signals that things are starting to go missing and want you to fix it. if it was from the inside out you would definitly be dead before it start to hurt too badly as we don't have next to any pain receptors internally
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Sophie Nicklespear - Mon, 11 Nov 2019 03:57:17 EST HoJCWjh0 No.79676 Reply
>>79649
No. You would notice. We have atoms gone all the time. We're huge atom shredders. Colossal ones, honestly. lol At that level things are not really sensible. It's a delicate field and additions are just not a small thing by any means. The field of micro biology I guess this would fall into, I'm telling you you're not gonna feel a thing in this context. If you have atoms interacting, changes will certainly go on and they'll unsettle situations. If you're inserting something to remove atoms that's gonna change things. Adding and taking away atoms makes a difference. In practical terms, you won't think anything is going on. You will be the poster boy of unphasedness. lol Based.
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trypto - Tue, 12 Nov 2019 15:15:02 EST dxPy+pHf No.79677 Reply
>>79655
Yup. Inside-out? Some blood vessel would burst, you'd bleed internally without pain until you lose consciousness and die. Then you'd slowly disappear, while everybody around you is wondering WTF is happening.

If it's outsiide-in? Then you'd get extremely hot as a burning sensation pours over your entire body. You'd probably also lose blood very quickly at this point, but not before excrutiating pain. Best case scenario, for some reason you don't lose blood, and you have a few seconds/minutes as a screaming skeletal muscle anatomy lesson.

Organic chemistry

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- Mon, 10 Dec 2018 01:04:36 EST xqVfPx4h No.79298
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How the fuck do they know what's happening inside of living things? Particularly with neurochemistry. You've got, let's say, a working brain. It's full of juices. You've got a science lab. How do you go about separating which juices are which and determining how they behave in the living brain?
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Reuben Soshfork - Wed, 06 Mar 2019 04:31:02 EST A5rByIPr No.79316 Reply
they used of course in it
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Albert Pottingdock - Fri, 08 Mar 2019 02:24:52 EST A5rByIPr No.79317 Reply
Graphene is very interesting nanomaterial for me. I heard that grapheneis widespread and used in electronic. It has next characteristics Carbon > 99, 6%, Thickness (nm): < 3.0 , MB surface area (m2/g): ~80, Density (kg/m3): 2,2, Bulk density (kg/m3): 120, Electrical resistivity (Q.cm-1): < 0.15. I think you need to find graphene in special laboratories like it http://mstnano.com/products/graphene/
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Archie Pidgestock - Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:35:58 EST dl9lAnzN No.79319 Reply
>>79298
>>How do you go about separating which juices are which and determining how they behave in the living brain?
It takes a really long time and a lot of work and most of the time you will be wrong or overly simplistic in your interpretation of what is going on. Serotonin for example was so named because they believed at first its primary function was modulating the consistency of blood serum.
For the specifics though, the way they tell which neurotransmitters affect what is by looking for ligand receptors at the synapse. The neurotransmitter works by being a 'key' for a specific molecular lock on the receiving cell, which initiates its action potential to propagate a shifting ion gradient through the dendrite. Then, they follow the trail of that neuron chain's axons until they get to something that's a muscle or sensory cluster (or backwards, to a specific region of the brain) and then end up saying something like 'these neurons are part of a pathway connecting this behavior/sensation to control from this brain region, modulated by this neurotransmitter.' If you noticed this is not much different than the room of blind men describing an elephant by grabbing different parts, grats, you've been paying attention.

Idea for fixing oil and water issues

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- Fri, 28 Feb 2020 16:18:17 EST Iv7h/Pj0 No.79773
File: 1582924697267.jpg -(9020B / 8.81KB, 284x177) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Idea for fixing oil and water issues
Ok so we have this great technology called electrolysis. And we can use it too to purify water and create hydrogen. So I was watching a YouTube video and it said current estimates suggest turning 1% of the Sahara into a solar farm would produce enough power to power the globe. The only problem with that is they could only make power lines for neiboring countries and it would lose 10% of the power if some how we were able to get power cables all the way to Europe.


Well here's a fricken idea. Why don't we turn the Sahara into a solar farm, and use all of the energy to purify water supplies and turn it into a major exporter of hydrogen? It seems like the Sahara is an untapped resource for comparing the worlds oil crisis.. and additionally it was speculated that the energy absorbed by the solar panels would decrease the total temperature of the Sahara introducing more rain and possibly vegetation to an otherwise dry ecosystem.

Seems like an over all win win to me. What do yall think?

Real working lightsaber

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- Mon, 26 Aug 2019 16:47:38 EST 8UA92SFd No.79565
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I have come up with a method. I just lack the technical know how.
You would need basic laser technology, but modified so that the laser gas is generated from the surrounding air with an oxygen concentrator. If you could manage to push enough energy through it, you could have a cutting laser. Now, there are ways to magnify the laser into more of a blade, but the issue is a laser just goes on and on, it doesnt stop. So you would need a way to stop it. I suggest a telescoping heat resistant pole that extends when activated, at the end of which is a circular beam trap. Instead of one laser, this design would call for a circle of beams around the inner pole which would make a wider blade. The inner pole could also likely be used to block. The lasers would only be for heat.

Cons:
Cant be used for stabbing
is like a first gen prototype and not so combat worthy
im not sure a metal strong enough exists
im not sure enough power could be made portable unless a mini generator was invented

Pros:
would absolutely cut and burn,
would definitely resemble a lightsaber.
is absolutely possible

add ideas or use this stuff guys, lets become jedi
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Shitting Guddleworth - Thu, 02 Jan 2020 21:57:31 EST ji5ChKfq No.79730 Reply
>>79566
Maybe you dont need lasers,

Maybe the mercury, magnets and resonators would do good. It will also be lighted up.
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Caroline Pucklemine - Mon, 24 Feb 2020 06:42:46 EST RSgCCrDn No.79771 Reply
>>79565
Let me elaborate about THE green colour of oxidated bronze crystal swordsman.

repetition?

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- Mon, 20 Jan 2020 23:30:40 EST dn0CF5zg No.79745
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So has anyone else noticed time repeating?
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Wesley Fannersodge - Mon, 27 Jan 2020 01:41:57 EST dn0CF5zg No.79751 Reply
neither do trees and all plants, why aren't the consuming soil? why does my face work entirely on ligaments? why do my hands work by retracting muscle instead of expanding muscle?
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Priscilla Duffingson - Sat, 01 Feb 2020 03:49:24 EST dn0CF5zg No.79759 Reply
>>79745
I can multiply without you! I'm androgynous.

Plane Engineering Question

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- Sun, 26 Jan 2020 08:37:47 EST QvlCr1ya No.79749
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Okay, this is just something I got to thinking about when bonging about;
Would a wooden plane gain speed by being painted in a low-air-friction surface, or would it get slower / stay the same speed because of the weight added by the surface treatment?
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Phyllis Bammermuck - Tue, 28 Jan 2020 22:34:16 EST QvlCr1ya No.79753 Reply
>>79752
Oh, I completely forgot about golf balls!
Super thanks for the recap, it really helped!
But then, maybe it would be of help if one made the total definitive top of the layer on the outermost exposed edges to give those planes that are left exposed but flattened, would it help to make only that specific part as frictionless as possible?
Or would it be micro-optimization at that point?
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Emma Fasslewater - Fri, 31 Jan 2020 09:06:19 EST 2foaAMN3 No.79757 Reply
>>79753
Sounds like somebody needs to test a hypothesis
Make some models and do some testing
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Sophie Hubberdock - Sun, 02 Feb 2020 02:41:12 EST QvlCr1ya No.79760 Reply
>>79757
Fuck yeah, I'll go on ahead, I'm doing it in my spare time as a hobby so results could take a while, but I'll make a todo-point on my list to ping you about it when I do!

mdma recipe

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- Tue, 07 Jan 2020 20:46:28 EST qe9U4Xna No.79732
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Hello, does anyone have an MDMA or speed recipe to share?

I do not intend to sell. I'm addicted and tired of being robbed by traffickers.

I want the independence of making my own drug.
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Betsy Tillingham - Wed, 08 Jan 2020 14:27:31 EST mLXRJL/e No.79735 Reply
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3/3 very valuable recipe MDMA is much harder though and precursor is more expensive for what you get.

life expansion pearls to swine fuck christ

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- Mon, 07 Oct 2019 18:45:00 EST MqS9VQoB No.79620
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how do i realistically preserve my brain past the death of my body? must i keep blood supplied to it , harvesting more and more fresh blood, or may i simply have new organs connected to my system every few decades? obviously i will need to be fed and cared for which presents its own problems. i will most likely lose motility, unless i am some how gifted advanced robotics, even then it is unlikely i will ever again come close to the perfection of the human form. it is more likely that I will gain additional appendages such as arms and eyes that should be able to take in information, and output. access to the worlds' life center : the internet. research into xeno-transplantation and overcoming graft vs, host disease is highly suggested for study . s t i r k
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George Giggleridge - Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:48:49 EST gpiglBfJ No.79627 Reply
>>79620
well 420c i will be creating my dzoujins in the meanwhile, which will feature life expansion and lolis. wish i could get some funding for this shit . more importantly, for the research. s t i r k we can't forget that the females should be saved as well . how can i even begin to understand their physiology sigh

Asking a question

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- Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:16:03 EST dG+H9zcd No.79583
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I've been struggling with this problem I need help
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Henry Faggleworth - Wed, 20 Nov 2019 22:26:39 EST JEjs93kf No.79688 Reply
This question seems to assume there is a straight line between Elizabeths house and the bus stop, on which line she can only travel. Pretty dumb.
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Hugh Fommerford - Tue, 17 Dec 2019 22:48:19 EST lppUtLoU No.79711 Reply
>>79583
the variable x assumes x values noted in yards and is limited from 0 to 240
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Hedda Bardshit - Thu, 02 Jan 2020 21:48:30 EST vMKzSDRg No.79728 Reply
>>79583
It is a real number, therefore it assumes infinite positions.

Earth 2.0

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- Mon, 24 Jun 2019 21:15:40 EST 6GuGraLS No.79474
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Let's discuss how we could update and redesign our global infrastructure and cities, as well as building new ones, in order to better utilize the latent global energy available. Thermal/kinetic/wind/water/solar energy into electricity, and built into our infrastructure and cities. Can we utilize biotechnology? Nanotechnology?

>What would be the hardest parts of this process? It is too costly to redesign the old? Should we just build elsewhere? Maybe even in space or other worlds?

>What should these new infrastructure/city designs be like? Are there certain geometries or naturalistic patterns we can mimic to make our structures more efficient at weight bearing, flexibility, etc? Something out of Stark Trek or the Venus Project? The word "ecopotia" comes to mind here.

>Can it be done before we succumb to environmental collapse in the next 10-100 years?

>What will have to be changed socially, culturally, economically for these changes to make a meaningful lasting impact on our world for the better?

Try not to be assholes in this thread, let's get some good ideas going, show us /stem/'s got what it takes. SLAYER
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Hedda Fablingshit - Tue, 09 Jul 2019 14:38:28 EST ISfiqZPW No.79485 Reply
>>79482
>>79483

the obstacle here is that our society is governed by corporations and states not by human interests
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Angus Blackfuck - Thu, 05 Dec 2019 17:50:10 EST 6GuGraLS No.79706 Reply
>>79485
One could argue that corporations are an expression of human interests, but I think by using a profit-driven model, fueled by the ideology of capitalism, which wrs upon the supposition of infinite growth, corporations actually tend to work against LONG TERM human interests, only really giving temporary relief to human life through short term pleasures.
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Hedda Bardshit - Thu, 02 Jan 2020 21:26:04 EST vMKzSDRg No.79726 Reply
>>79474
Plan for far fetched futurue, yes, there are patterns, patterns that help people think, patterns that make city effective.

Geometrical structures, that are more optimized than grid.

We are already having troubles with enviroment, and when ice is gone, it can release some gas from the ice to atmosphere, no more melting ice as it gets warmer, change will be faster when Ice melts...

We already are out of time.

Think eco friendly for the masses. Maybe sustainability had to be number one issue since beggining of human race, but its hard to tell money about that.

Mineral Toughness

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- Sat, 28 Dec 2019 16:12:37 EST fC6fDMjQ No.79722
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So we're all familiar with the Moh's scale of mineral hardness, which is based on which minerals can scratch which. But I'm curious about the topic of mineral "toughness", which is based around how easily a given mineral will crack, chip, shatter, etc.

Apparently this is much harder to measure, however, and I can't find much info on this topic online. can anyone help me find a list of minerals / gemstones ranked by toughness, or something similar?

(pic related, jade is generally agreed to be the toughest mineral, supposedly)
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UnamusementPark !ikwaNLFmBo - Sat, 28 Dec 2019 21:23:40 EST axTZCwuz No.79723 Reply
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79722<<
>>126631754
Too bad, your career was built by me. You're off model.
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Edwin Dongerdock - Wed, 01 Jan 2020 07:42:59 EST 5Fcvu2ce No.79724 Reply
>>79722
This is what I found from a quick google search. There's a few charts, one of which covers the hardness of various minerals and gemstones. There is mention of different scales and methods of measuring aside from Moh's scale, as well. You probably want the Knoop or Vickers scale.

Improving the world

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- Sat, 19 Oct 2019 17:32:21 EST DOM06p0S No.79635
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Wadido! - this is friggin crazy but ive been thinkin bout our infrastructures, both digi/phys+abstract(lk methodology/philosophy etc), n w/ Web 3.0 loomin n Hyperloop bn 2 xpensiv n stf, n lk Paravelo's kickstarter failin (so we dont have version 2/3/4 etc representin d world most glorious omnivehicle (esp w/ "shuttlebike", n "bufalino camper"-inspiration etc; man!)
haha man im gna try 2 not b 2 long n u prob dont even wanna read my weird writin (yet strangely efficient, eh? ;) but ima gv this a shot; that said its v hard 2 talk openly n still even remotely briefly bout my ideas w/o soundin lk a very uninformed megalomanic hyperbolic delusional probably lying narcissist; cuz frankly; thers thousands of em; n errytin points 2 dozens of em bn prob extremely revolutionary; lk im talkin potential 4 major disruption ATLEAST of d tech-giants; esp if widely adopted, n i c no reason why most of em wudnt; its like userfriendly walled garden breaking multimedia-linux, d bicycle n industrial hemp + improved infrastructure - im talkin global bicyclepaths, canals n microtrains galore; except in d yr 3000... (n im not even mentioning d measures that can b taken 2 mk elevator-driven skycraper-gliding/ziplining s transportation work, nor "physical internet"-dynamix etcetcetc) - im sittin on an invention-treasure trove probably unheard of throughout history... n its awkward s fuck cuz lk did u jz read that? lk i literally cant talk bout it w/o soundin mad; n i cant rly feasibly bootstrap these things; i dont wanna chug along w/ 1/a few of em at a tm; n even less go 2 ppl who'd poach me; yet i want 2 get these things manif asap; i fl im dn humanity a disservice o/w; i've written/sorted mr than half a million words bout this n downloaded/sorted/categorized 40k pix, mostly f/ pintrest, n taken another 40k ss's + ive saved, sorted, n mostly read thru over 100k bm's... these im all in d process of sortin/integ'n in2 a website lk a priv kickstarter (+2 avoid copyright probs w/ d pix (+snitches~proxy-poachers; by pub'n only 2 trusted ppl) - a MoaP lk Engelbarts MoaD except instead jz d prez; d demos all bn video-based n d proofs of concept bn slightly mr detached f/ correspondin products, albeit not 2 much; its jz combining various things that unlikely, yet possibly; might cause unforseen probs etc) but this whole prez is still not gna b dn 4 atleast a few weeks (bn workin on it 4 over 6yrs..)(still omitting 300k+ words that focus on less urgent/mr underpinnin things like philosophy/politics/my autobiography etc etc; any1 wanna don8 2 me in hope that im tellin d truth/isnt crazy ❤️? 2 help me avoid havin 2 do chores lk gettin welfare/a job etc? shud i post wallet? or do u hv policy against it like the future? n do i rly hv 2 format/translate this 4 ppl 2 bother readin it? leet-speak-textese not catchin on..?

Cheers people - here's 2 unconventional pitches n unconventional places 2 pitch em! <3
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Nicholas Sizzlefedging - Mon, 21 Oct 2019 02:07:06 EST LtoQVBrS No.79644 Reply
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>>79635
I don't think you are as smart as you claim to be, since you would probably understand that most people won't blindly donate to a person who has only made rather grand claims and shown no proof for those claims.

I liked your writing style but I also think you have to understand it's not going to help you get money from people. it reminded me of Feersum Endjinn by Ian M. Banks.

I would love to read some of this compiled information of yours.

I think you might not understand that our modern society does not care about grand ideas for the sake of grand ideas. It's all about your ability to sell those ideas. Doesn't matter if it saves an endangered species, feeds thousands of familys, or ends corporate dictatorship, your wonderful ideas are worth nothing unless you can convince the powerful that they will benefit from it's implementation. And everything points to the powerful being egotistical and selfish, choosing consolidation of their wealth over the growth of others. It doesn't matter why they choose that, it is just the way it is.

You cannot just have great ideas and change the world, not any longer.

Not to mention, if your ideas were as great as you claim, you would immediately release them for the betterment of humanity and not try to extort a couple bucks from a bunch of stoners. If they are as great as you say, spam Musk until he saves us All.
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Bombastus !uYErosQbLM!!Mybq1UbK - Tue, 24 Dec 2019 03:59:30 EST 5ow1Kw7k No.79718 Reply
>>79635
my god i miss a wizard

but not really
but also kinda i do yeah
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trypto - Wed, 25 Dec 2019 22:18:33 EST dr4FIF7b No.79719 Reply
>>79718
I feel like there's been a general decline in schizoposting lately

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