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Sunday, 27 June 2021

So, You Want to Build a House More Efficiently?

quote [ The combination of consumer tastes, low dollar value per volume building components, and the complexity of buildings inhibit efforts to scale.

Prefabbing construction is almost always more expensive than comparable site-built construction. High overhead, capital intensity, and high transportation costs eat away at cost savings. Adoption rates of new technologies are painfully slow. On-site integration can be challenging. ]

Interesting blog post about why construction is still so manual.

More here:
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Interesting]
[by avid@5:08pmGMT] [11 comments]

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

How the world’s dirtiest industries have learned to pollute our politics | George Monbiot

quote [ The fossil-fuel lobby is threatened by public concern over the climate crisis. So it’s buying influence, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot ]

Governments paradoxically support industries with massive negative externalities, since those very industries must be adept at influencing politics to survive, hence they dominate public policy despite being deleterious to the public interest.
[SFW] [politics] [+3 Insightful]
[by avid@1:47amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

When you browse Instagram and find former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's passport number

quote [ So you know when you’re flopping about at home, minding your own business, drinking from your water bottle in a way that does not possess any intent to subvert the Commonwealth of Australia? ]

A humorous take on discovering and reporting information leaks of famous people. Also learn the elite hacker tool known as "right click > inspect element".
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3]
[by avid@8:30pmGMT] [4 comments]

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Advanced Techniques - How To Make Clear Ice

quote [ Create beautiful, clear ice without expensive equipment ]

Nice technique. Also cocktail/booze thread.
[SFW] [food & drink] [+8 Informative]
[by avid@10:40pmGMT] [6 comments]

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