The fog of war

A really great document about Robert Mcnamara.

Also discussed the morality of war and actions in war.

Watch it!

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continuous economy growth(MYTH busted)

this video series is great. I first saw it couple of years ago, but I watch it again occasionally just to remind me of the fundamental fact that even small continuous growth has implications that most people just cannot comprehend.

it’s very common among politicians to always say we need to grow. Economy needs to grow. Problem is that it is mathematical fact that continuous growth cannot happen for long. It can happen for a century, but at current levels of economy activity, it’s very unlikely it would continue to grow continuously. Even modest 3.5% growth per year would make the economy double every 20years. In hundred years it would have doubled 5 times. And in every one of those 20 years we would have consumed more than in all the human species history combined. It’s not matter of opinion, people who think economy can grow slowly for ever just don’t understand math. Politicians don’t need to understand decades, they just need to get re-elected.

And when you think that this current growth trend can just barely be maintained with very cheap oil(energy). What are the changes that economy would grow when the energy gets expensive. We could see decade of continuous decline. Just because we haven’t seen decline doesn’t indicate it cannot happen.

I’m not fan of degrowth movement. But it’s a fact that it cannot increase for ever. And 100 years is not forever. It’s relatively short time.

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I hope you dance

If you want to do something. If you have the choice to do something, to select the doing instead of standing in the sideline. Select the doing every time. Life is going to rape as all with time. The youth is soon gone and you are noticing lines in your face.

it’s easy to mistaken learning and being just scared. You learn to not take foolish risks when you get older. It’s easy to think that if I drink less than six-pack i don’t get hung over. If I don’t let my heart go, I will not get it broken. And you think it’s learning and some of it is. But you are also slowly building a cage out of concepts. As the years roll forward your cage gets smaller and smaller. Less things are allowed and more things are not ‘wise’. And during the way you feel more comfortable about your life, you are inside your comfort zone. You think you are getting wiser. But part of it is also building a cage that is limiting your life. You are not challenging yourself.

little cheezy vid, but the idea is clearly told in this Lee Ann Womack video. I hope you dance.

If you want to do something, go get it. At least try. Lot of times the outcome is nothing what you wanted, but after you still realize that it was worth the trip.

There was funny comment in Radio about Guns and Roses, “these guys waster their youth. They didn’t left it unused”.

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BOSCH GSB 18 V-LI

Bosch professional accu drill cuts in half pretty easily. And it’s not suprising as the direction change slide makes a gigant hole to the weakest point. Also directry in the same line there is airvent holes. These in combination create straight tear line. And it cuts in half if dropped. These holes should not be in line.

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Edit: found out that the casing costs only 22euros.

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