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  1. Thread: Calculability

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    The cardinality of a set is its number of members...

    The cardinality of a set is its number of members or elements. For finite sets, the cardinalities are positive integers, and for the empty set, 0. One can show that finite-set cardinalities obey...
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    Then Amazon's defeat of the unionization drive in...

    Then Amazon's defeat of the unionization drive in Bessemer AL. "Amazon waged a ground war, warning — through posted signs, texts and mandatory meetings — that union negotiations could risk the good...
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    After a long discussion of Amazon's troubles last...

    After a long discussion of Amazon's troubles last year,

    Then about Amazon's hiring practices.

    Weird.
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    That worker applied for a promotion in early...

    That worker applied for a promotion in early 2020, and he was one of 382 candidates. That was deliberate.

    Making a sort of class system.

    By comparison, more than 75% of WalMart's managers had...
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    Seems like Amazon has a deliberate policy of...

    Seems like Amazon has a deliberate policy of churn, to hire lots of workers and then after some weeks to give them impossible workloads to make them quit.

    This is not very sustainable, since...
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    Inside Amazon's Warehouses

    Inside Amazon's Employment Machine - The New York Times

    This seems like Taylorism taken to a grotesque extreme. Taylorism?

    The Scientific management work of Frederick Winslow Taylor Frank...
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    There seems to be two Catalina Island semisubs:...

    There seems to be two Catalina Island semisubs:
    Catalina Island Undersea Expedition | Semi-Submersible Tour
    The Nautilus Semi-Submarine Excursion | Catalina Adventure Tours

    More semisubs:
    ...
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    Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady, Valiant Lady,...

    Virgin Voyages
    Scarlet Lady, Valiant Lady, Resilient Lady

    Disney Cruise Line
    (Magic) Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, (Dream) Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, (Triton) Disney Wish

    Celebrity Cruises...
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    Josh Gerstein on Twitter: "Rep. Paul Gosar...

    Josh Gerstein on Twitter: "Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), at House hearing, says Capitol police officer was ‘lying in wait’ for Ashli Babbitt before shooting her. Again says Babbitt was “executed” by...
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    21 House Republicans vote against awarding...

    21 House Republicans vote against awarding Congressional Gold Medal to all police officers who responded on Jan. 6 - The Washington Post

    H.R.3325 - 117th Congress (2021-2022): To award four...
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    Comparison table: What Titanic QM France...

    Comparison table:


    What
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    OotS
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    More on the SS France. It belonged to the...

    More on the SS France. It belonged to the Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT, or French Line), and it was concieved as a replacement for some aging liners like SS Ile de France and SS Liberté....
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    ESA: Technology Readiness Levels for Space...

    ESA: Technology Readiness Levels for Space Applications

    That document then goes into a lot of detail.

    I'm disappointed that no worked examples were provided in either the NASA or the ESA...
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    NASA went into detail: NASA's Technology...

    NASA went into detail:
    NASA's Technology Readiness Level Definitions

    I'm quoting here the definition, the hardware description, and the exit criteria. I'm leaving out the software description,...
  15. Thread: On Deck: 2022

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    Here are the QAnon supporters running for...

    Here are the QAnon supporters running for Congress in 2022 | Media Matters for America

    At last count, 33.
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    Another progressive PAC: Catch Fire – Helping...

    Another progressive PAC:
    Catch Fire – Helping progressives catch fire early. | Catch Fire - Catch Fire (@catchfiremvmt) / Twitter

    Some more:
    Randy Friese AZ-02
    Junaid Ahmed IL-08
    Mikayla...
  17. Thread: US Flag Day

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    Gore Vidal once expressed disdain for what he...

    Gore Vidal once expressed disdain for what he called the "proto Op Art" appearance of the US flag. I checked on Op art and it is about artwork that features optical illusions. I don't see anything Op...
  18. Thread: US Flag Day

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    I've found some sites that feature collections of...

    I've found some sites that feature collections of antique US flags.

    ZFC - Home - the Zaricor Flag Collection

    Lots of goodies in it, like a 13-star flag with hexagram stars in a filled hexagram...
  19. Reserve duty (Israel) The Hamas guys could...

    No, they couldn't. Enough of this false equivalence![/QUOTE]
    Reserve duty (Israel)

    The Hamas guys could point to that as "proof" that the civilians that they attack are not Real Civilians.
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    Finally, the Bussard ramjet. It works by...

    Finally, the Bussard ramjet. It works by collecting interstellar hydrogen with a magnetic field, and then fusing it to power itself and to propel itself.

    That Wikipedia article has none with level...
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    We next go down even further to 2 (technology...

    We next go down even further to 2 (technology concept formulated). They presumably need a lot of work before they would be ready for testing.

    Nuclear pulse propulsion (Project Daedalus), uses...
  22. Thread: US Flag Day

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    When Alaska was admitted in 1959, the stars went...

    When Alaska was admitted in 1959, the stars went to 49, with (4,7)(3,7).

    When Hawaii was admitted in 1960, the stars went to 50, with (5,6)(4,5).

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    So the various official and semiofficial...
  23. Thread: US Flag Day

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    I'll continue. When California was admitted in...

    I'll continue.

    When California was admitted in 1851, the stars went to 31, with 7-5-6-6-7.

    When Minnesota was admitted in 1858, the stars went to 32, with 7-6-6-6-7. It could have been...
  24. Thread: US Flag Day

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    For a rectangular grid of r rows and c columns,...

    For a rectangular grid of r rows and c columns, there are r*c stars.

    Alternating between r rows of c stars and r of c-1 stars gives a total of r*(2c-1)

    Interleaving (r,c) and (r-1,c-1) gives...
  25. Thread: US Flag Day

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    US Flag Day

    Flag Day (United States)

    Flag of the United States and List of flags of the United States have depictions of past and present and possible future flags.

    The first flag design was Francis...
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