simple in theory

ein blog ohne eigenschaften

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category pages by last update:

construction

energy

programming

space

flawed ideas

chemistry

biology

economics

industrial design

cities

games I played

nations

game variants

 

 

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basic aesthetic principles

 

There are 2 basic components of aesthetics.

 

 

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cheaper construction

 

Housing is expensive.  Could it be made at lower costs?

 

 

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BWB aircraft

 

Blended wing body aircraft are viable.

 

 

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ready player one

 

I don't like Ready Player One.

 

 

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composite manufacturing

 

Manufacturing costs are a result of available techniques.

 

 

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textureless rendering

 

Are textures necessary for 3d graphics?

 

 

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eye tracking

 

What are the advantages and limitations of eye tracking as a user interface? What holds its implementation back, and how could those issues be resolved?

 

 

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gas cooled reactors

 

Steam turbines and heat exchangers are kind of expensive.

 

 

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viable megaprojects, part 2

 

People wanted another post.

 

 

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Starlink

 

SpaceX has launched over 1600 satellites to provide internet service, and plans to launch many more.

 

 

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biomass conversion

 

What chemicals can be made from biomass at competitive prices? Are biofuels economically viable?

 

 

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obesity rates

 

The world has gotten fatter.

It's definitely related to chemicals.

 

 

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improving US governance

 

What's wrong with governance in America, and how could it be improved?

 

 

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viable US megaprojects

 

Real interest rates are now negative. What could be done with all this excess capital?

 

 

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forest fires

 

The forest fires recently seen in California, Oregon, and southwest Canada could well happen every year.

 

 

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mobile offshore bases

 

The mobile offshore base is a concept for something like an aircraft carrier but with a much longer runway.

 

 

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mathematical intuition

 

Why are "completed" mathematical proofs by good mathematicians usually correct even when there's a flaw in the proof?

 

 

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green new deal

 

How could the USA realistically reduce carbon dioxide emissions?

 

 

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solar thermal salt

 

This is a post about solar thermal power.

 

 

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biofuel production

 

This is a process for economically making biofuel.

 

 

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cell signalling as a neural network

 

Cell signalling has some similarities to artificial neural networks.

 

 

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AI safety

 

What are some guidelines for safe and ethical development of machine learning systems?

 

 

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spun superconductors

 

Solution spinning of superconducting wire may be possible.

 

 

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antitrust

 

America doesn't break up big companies the way it used to.

 

 

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nutrition

 

Eat stuff. Mostly foods. Not low fat.

 

 

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neural networks

 

This is an introduction to convolutional neural networks.

 

 

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understanding turbulence

 

 

Some years ago, I was watching a stream, and there was an area where the flow went from laminar to turbulent.

 

 

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a flaw in game theory

 

Conventional game theory has an important flaw.

 

 

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solar panel prices


 

The cost of solar panels has fallen greatly in the past 15 years. Why?

 

 

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tall buildings

 

Taller buildings are not always more expensive.

 

 

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hanzi

 

It dseno’t mtaetr in waht oerdr the ltteres in a wrod are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is taht the frsit and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it whotuit a pboerlm.

 

 

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stop signs

 

Four-way stops are common, but they seem inefficient. Maybe they can be improved by people just following different rules.

 

 

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sunscreen

 

UV light can cause damage when molecules in cells absorb it by breaking into free radicals. Sunscreens block that UV light, but current sunscreens usually use molecules that absorb it by breaking into free radicals.

 

 

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PoML

 

This is a design I was working on for a new programming language.

 

 

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MelodyMaster

 

This is a program I made that makes music. It creates random instruments and random melodies, then makes audio with those.

 

 

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basic molecular toxicology

 

This is a post covering some basic guidelines for estimating how dangerous a chemical is by looking at its molecular structure.

 

 

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This is a blog.

 

In addition to being a blog, this is a place for ideas that I don't want to be patented, a demonstration of my understanding of the basics of some topics, and a resource for explaining things to people.